METANOIA Grand Banks Eastbay 49′ SX 2006

Hampton, VA


49 ft
16 ft
1,410 hp
4.08 ft


The Grand Banks Eastbay 49′ is arguably the finest and one of the most beautiful yachts to come from the boards of C. Raymond Hunt and Associates, and “Metanoia” is no exception!!   Her design has defined the modern downeast cruiser, with most other builders trying to emulate the yacht since her introduction. Graceful sheer and moderate bow flare are reminiscent of Maine lobster boats, while her modified deep-V hull with computer designed lifting strakes are at the forefront of modern underbody design. Her twin 705hp Caterpillar C12s engines (only 2470 original hours and services up to date) provide ample, reliable power and speed, and she cruises easily at 25 knots. The interior accommodations are well designed and provide a bright and airy ambiance. The galley like other living spaces is efficient with ample storage and top of the line appliances. Flawless joinery and elegant upholstery throughout have been refreshed and well maintained, and the vessel is professionally cleaned and managed. “Metanoia” is modern, fast, dry, stable, and beautifully detailed, as one would expect in a Grand Banks yacht. This boat is in turn-key condition and will readily appeal to a discerning yachtsman. If you wish to cruise in luxury and turn heads in every harbor, “Metanoia” should be at the top of your list!

General Layout:

The yacht features a large cockpit with transom door to swim platform, enclosed pilot house with comfortable seating and entertainment center plus the sought-after starboard pilothouse helm door! Lower deck with two cabin, two head layout, galley and lower salon. The Master is forward with an island queen berth and ensuite head with separate stall shower. There is a guest cabin to port with athwartships twin berths, hanging locker and storage drawers. The guest head is opposite the guest cabin and features a stand-up shower, sink with vanity, and Vacu-Flush head system. The galley has solid-surface countertops with moldings, twin under-counter Vitrifrigo refrigerator with additional top=loading freezer. Princess 3 burner electric stove with oven and broiler, and Sharp Convection Microwave. Lots of counter surface and storage space, including bottle storage, and a very functional galley in a seaway. Three steps up from the lower deck is the pilot house area. To Starboard is the helm station with STIDD pedestal captain’s seat, adjacent to Port is a second  STIDD companion seat with chart table. The salon area offers a large L-shaped settee with electronically actuated High/Low Teak table, decorative chair and entertainment center creating a fabulous indoor entertaining space. The salon and lower decks have a beautiful teak and holly sole, and the yacht is air conditioned and heated to maintain comfort in varying climates. Year-round boating at its finest!

The large cockpit supports outdoor enjoyment for the whole crew with aft facing double bench seats port and starboard. Access to the side and foredecks is easy allowing crew to safely move about the entire boat, and waist-high safety rails and well-placed exterior stainless handrails give the crew an extra measure of safety going forward and aft. The transom door opens to the large Teak swim platform where a Stainless Steel swim ladder which aids in boarding from the water.

Interior Features:

Pilothouse Helm door starboard
Enclosed pilothouse, L-Settee w/ Teak high/low Table, Chair, pop-up TV
Satin finish Teak interior with high-gloss trim below
Teak & Holly cabin soles
Custom-fit throw-rugs in galley and companionway
Oceanaire BlindsWindshield cover canvas
Air Conditioning/Heat (4) 16,000 BTU units
Solid-surface Galley and Head Counters
Cabin doors Raised Panel Teak w/ hi quality SS lock sets
Cabinet furniture, teak faced and solid Teak
Drawers, teak faced with solid wood sides, drawer slides
Hand rails, Teak
Hardware, stainless steel
Headliner vinyl
Lighting, Halogen, 12 volt, reading lights at berths and seating locations
Portholes, stainless steel with White exterior trim rings and screens
Deck hatches Stainless Steel


With the advent of the SX model the pilothouse / salon became fully enclosed, climate controlled and finished with an interior level of detail. This greatly enhanced the liveability vs. the earlier HX model. In addition, the area is “lockable”- electronics and other personal items are much better protected.
Enclosed Pilothouse salon
Twin STIDD pedestal seats (electric)
Companion Chart Table
Starboard helm station
Starboard Pilot House Door (rare)
L-Settee to port
Salon Chair
Entertainment Center with abundant storage
Flat Screen TV on electronic lift
ElectricTeak Hi-Lo Table with flip up leafs
Rare centerline salon door aft (like the Eastbay 54′)
Center windshield opens via actuator

Electronics Package includes:

Garmin GPS MAP 7612Furuno NAVnet VX2 ChartplotterSimrad AP26 AutopilotICOM ICM 504 VHFSimrad IS12 DepthRitchie Power Damp+CompassSimrad IS12 Wind indicatorNorthstar 6000I Chartplotter

Other Helm Station Equipment:

Caterpillar Digital Gauges
Teak helm
Xantrex Freedom 20 Inverter/Charger
Onan generator controls
Computank system (fuel level/fresh water level)
Fireboy fire suppression system
Engine synchronizer (either port or starboard)
Bennett trim tabs
Windshield wipers with multi-speed and washers
Sidepower Proportional bow thruster
Anchor windlass with helm and bow controls
Low Idle Switch
Rudder Angle Indicator

Galley Equipment:

With the SX model the galley overhead opens up to the salon allowing natural light to flood in the lower spaces. It feels much more open and airy and allows the chef to interact with guests in the salon. (Unlike the HX model) The large U-shaped galley offers and abundance of counter space as well as storage in beautiful teak cabinetry and drawers. On the inboard side forward is a glass-faced bottle storage cabinet, and the high-gloss teak and holly sole is protected by a custom-fit carpet. The main galley equipment list includes:

Vitrifrigo under-counter refrigerators with freezer compartments
Top-loading additional freezer
Top-loading dry good storage
Princess 3-burner electric stovetop 
Sharp convection microwave
Large sink
Abundant drawer and cabinet storage
Washer/Dryer unit in companionway

Lower Salon:

This space lies directly across from the galley making meal service a breeze and an alternative to dining in the main salon. There is a TV mounted in the adjacent bulkhead for entertainment in this space, a book-shelf, plenty of additional cabinet and drawer storage, and an overhead hatch and side portlights that allow for plenty of natural lighting. Some of the highlights include:

Twin swiveling barrel chairs
Teak Table 
Bottle and stemware locker
Reading Lights, Overhead lighting
Opening Ports w/ drapes
Deck hatch with blinds and screens

Master Stateroom:

The forward master cabin is quite large and includes a private ensuite owners head with separate stall shower. There are several opening ports and a large opening deck hatch for natural light and ventilation. The cabin is finished out in a satin varnished Teak with high-gloss trim, and provides excellent amount of storage lockers and drawers.
Island Queen Berth, (2) drawers and storage beneath
Teak hull ceilings
Forward locker bulkhead
Overhead and reading lamps
Bureau with drawers (2)
Hanging locker, Cedar lined w/ automatic lighting
Full-length mirror with beveled glass and teak frame
Separate Air Conditioning controls
Deck hatch w/blind and screen
Co2 Monitor
Master Head
En Suite – separate stall shower, bi-fold Acrylic shower door
Solid surface Countertop
Stainless Steel sink
Vanity with storage
Exhaust blower
Mirror w/ Teak frame
VacuFlush head system
Toilet paper holder
Towel Rack
Toothbrush holder

Guest Stateroom and Head:

The Guest Stateroom is to port, with the guest head directly across to starboard forward of the lower salon. This is a comfortable space which includes:

Athwart ship twin berths w/ drawers beneath
Hanging locker with lined cedar wood
Mirror beveled glass with Teak frame
Opening ports (2) deck hatch (1)
Pocket door
Co2 Monitor
Air Conditioning fan control
Guest Head (Across)
Hand shower, drain w/ sump
Solid Surface Countertop
Stainless Steel sink
Exhaust blower, 12 volt
Air Conditioning/heat duct
Vanity with storage
VacuFlush head system
Toilet paper holder
Toothbrush holder
Towel rack
Opening portlight

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment:

Twin Caterpillar C-12 700 HP diesel engines
Upgraded Onan 17kw generator (1860 hours total)
Twin Disk Gears

All new AGM Batteries throughout (February 2024)
Engine synchronizer integral in CAT electronic engine management
Low speed idle switch
Glendinning Cable Master with 75′ 50amp power cord
Bow Thruster
Ball valve on all thru hulls above waterline
Four (4) Electric Bilge Pumps
Manual Bilge Pump
Drip pans under engines
Dual Racor filters on main engines
Reverso Oil Change System
Engine raw water intake sea cocks w/ strainers
Engine room faucet, fresh water
Exhaust system, seawater cooled, with mufflers
Fireboy fire extinguishing system with engine shut downs 
Gas/water separator on generator exhaust system
Rudders, cast Bronze
Seacocks on thru-hulls below waterline, Bronze
Shaft logs Duramax with drip less shaft seals
Stainless steel shafts
Steering with power assisted hydraulic
Bronze struts with rubber bearings
Stainless Steel water tanks
Vacuflush Head systems (2) with holding tanks
Hot water heater (new January 2024)
Upgraded 17.5kw Onan Generator (1860 hours)
Four (4)16,000 BTU Marine Air reverse cycle heat/AC units (2 in salon, 2 below)
AC distribution panels, 120v 60 Hz /220 volt 50 Hz w/ Indicator light, reverse polarity
Battery charger, automatic, 12 volt 40 amp
Battery condition indicator
Battery switch, disconnect
Bonding system
Carbon Monoxide Detector in sleeping area
DC distribution panels, 12 volt
Engine room Delta T blowers, 12 volt
Engine room lights, 12 volt and AC florescent lights 110V 60Hz 0r 220V 50 Hz
Engine start/stop single station
Extra 8 position12 DC circuit breaker panel overhead panel
Fresh water system
Fuel transfer pump
High water alarm (new May 2023)
Galvanic isolator
Helm outlet, 110v/AC and 12v/DC
Holding tank discharge pump
Outlets, galley, engine room and heads, GFCI protection, 120v/A
TV & Phone Inlet
Fresh water wash anchor locker
Deck and Exterior Equipment
Custom cockpit bimini, removable
Anchor chain locker, self-draining
Maxwell 2200 Anchor windlass
Chocks and mooring cleats, stainless steel
Deck fills: fuel, water and waste pump-out
Deck non-skid cabin house deck and hardtop with recently painted non-skid
Dorade boxes, teak w/chrome vents
Engine room vents, Delta T Air demisters
Flagstaff holders, bow and stern
Foredeck lockers, port and starboard Fresh water faucet, inside forward deck locker
Grab rails, stainless steel
Mast, aluminum Awl Grip White
Rubrail, heavy-duty vinyl with stainless steel insert
Safety rails, stainless steel with intermediate rail and Port and Stbd rail gate
Teak Toe rail, hand rails, eyebrow, aft window frames, pilothouse doors (2) varnished
Vents for fuel and water tanks
Windows, tempered glass


The cockpit is quite large, and is a perfect place for entertaining or enjoying the fresh air while underway. She has a beautiful teak sole with three (3) large lazarette hatches, molded steps leading to the side decks, easy access through the transom door from the swim platform, and more:

Two (2) Aft facing double bench seats w/ storage beneath
Teak sole- epoxy bonded so there are no fasteners
Swim ladder, fold-up, stainless steel
Teak Swim platform
Transom door
Transom hot/cold shower with retractable hose
Courtesy lights 
Engine room hatch- easy access
Scuppers, stainless steel (2), large freeing ports (2)
Rod Holders (2)
Custom cockpit bimini- intended for use while underway.
Dingy davit system with swim platform chocks (removable- not currently installed)
Construction Notes:

Superstructure White Gel Coat
Teak decking in cockpit
FRP composite PVC foam cored above waterline
Hand laid fiberglass Hydrex resin skin coat in hull laminate, Gel-coat fiberglass exterior
Solid fiberglass hull below waterline
Epoxy barrier undercoat, Micron CSC antifouling paint – Green
Hull structural grid FRP molded and foam
Molded quarter guard with SS rub rail
Teak Toe Rail Varnished
Non-skid repainted


  • Boat Name: Grand Banks Eastbay 49′ SX 2006
  • Location: Hampton, VA
  • Dry Weight: 48,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: C-12
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 2470
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 705|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: C-12
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 2470
  • Engine Power: 705|horsepower

Recent Upgrades and Maintenance
Service both engine aftercoolers (May 2023)
Replace wiper blades (June 2023)
High Water Alarm Installed (May 2023)
Propellers reconditioned by Wildcat Propeller (October 2023)
Full Detail (November 2023)
Varnish teak trim and toe rails (December 2023)
New hot water heater (January 2024)
New engine and genset impellers (January 2024)
Oil change with new filters and fuel filters (December 2023)
New engine and running gear zincs (January 2024)
All new AGM batteries (February 2024)

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