26 North Yachts Among This Year’s “Inc. 5000” Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Learn More

Listed at $1,850,000

Interested in this yacht? Contact Us

I understand that by signing up I agree with 26 North’s Privacy Policy.

Available for SaleHARD TIMES *Name Reserved*72' 2006 Grand Banks 

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Worth Avenue Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 72' (22 m)
Beam: 20' (7 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 2,625 gal (9,937 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 350 gal (1,325 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Build Year: 2006
Refit: 2022
Builder: Grand Banks
Model: Aleutian Raised Pilothouse
Type: Motor Yachts
Cruising Speed: 21 Knots
Max Speed: 27 Knots



HARD TIMES is a 2006 Grand Banks 72 Aleutian Raised Pilothouse. She was based on the Grand Banks 64 Aleutian RP, designed by Tom Fexas, but benefits from a cockpit, longer running surface, additional fuel capacity, and more storage. She is easy to handle thanks to walkaround decks and a side door directly adjacent to the lower helm station. Twin Caterpillar C30 diesel engines rated at 1,550 horsepower each enable this boat to reach top speeds approaching 27 knots and a comfortable high cruise speed of around 21 knots. For efficiency, anything under 11 knots is very economical and doesn’t require much effort from the big engines. Three staterooms with ensuite heads plus crew quarters for 2 provide plenty of space for overnight guests. What is normally a convertible office is a dedicated stateroom on this 72, with 3 bunks. Typical of Grand Banks, her interior living areas are roomy and comfortable and feature beautiful teak joinery.

Key Features

•t2022 Refit including interior and exterior

•tUpdated electronics

•tNew watermaker

•tFully stabilized and recently serviced

•tFully functional cockpit for all water activities


Two electric doors open from the aft deck to the elegant salon. When left open, the area flows nicely as one. The curved sofa and two chairs provide lots of seating and the bookcases are useful and great-looking. A pop-up TV is in a cabinet in the aft port corner and a bar is in the starboard one.

•tTeak and holly sole with L-shaped settee

•t2 x Upholstered chairs

•tPop-up TV

•tBar cabinet bookshelves

•tSurround sound audio

•tHigh-low table dimmable lighting

•tElectric door to the aft deck

•tAC breaker and switch panel

•tNew stone cabinet tops


Up a few steps is the galley, complete with loads of refrigeration and storage. To starboard is a staircase to the flybridge.

•tSubzero drawers (2 x freezer and 4 x refrigeration)

•tMiele cooktop

•tMiele dishwasher

•tPanasonic Genius microwave/convection oven

•tSingle SS under-counter sink

•tInsinkerator disposal

•tNew stone countertops

•tIsotherm icemaker (Oct 2022)


Forward of the Galley lies the lower helm, flanked to port by a dinette and to starboard by a door to the side deck and stairs down to the guest staterooms. Thanks to the open aft bulkhead of the Galley, sightlines from the lower station are phenomenal. A full array of electronics and controls are beautifully arranged within easy reach and sight of the Stidd captain’s chair.

•tStidd captain’s chair (reupholstered Oct 2022)

•t5-person dinette with leaves (reupholstered Oct 2022)

•tStarboard side door to the side deck

•tGarmin chartplotter (Oct 2022)

•t2 x Big Bay dimmable monitors

•t2 x SilverStone CPUs

•tIcom IC M602 VHF radio

•tSimrad AP25 autopilot

•tMaxwell anchor windlass controller

•tNaiad bow thruster

•tNaiad stabilizers

•tTank Sentry fuel level gauges and transfer system

•t2 x Furuno GP-33

•t2 x Furuno RD-33

•tVDO rudder angle indicator

•tParker Aquamatic 19 GPH Watermaker controls (Oct 2022)

•tXantrex inverter monitor

•tFreshwater transfer pump control

•tGrey water Tank Sentry

•tBlack water Tank Sentry

•tFreshwater Tank Sentry

•tDC breaker panel

•t3 x windshield wiper and washer controls

•t3 x windshield blinds

Owner Stateroom

Situated amidship, the Owner Stateroom has a king-sized berth flanked by a walk-in closet aft to starboard and Master Head aft to port. As in the rest of this boat, storage is abundant.

•tCenterline king-sized berth

•tTwin nightstands

•tReading lamps

•t4 x Portlights with solid offshore covers

•t2 x Chests of drawers

•tWalk-in hanging locker

•tCarpeted sole with hatch cut-outs

•tMake-up desk with mirror

•tAdditional drawers and lockers

•tEn suite head with large shower

•tDometic freshwater head

•tPortlight in the head with offshore cover

•tSony wall-mounted TV

•tNew stone counter (Oct 2022)

VIP Guest Stateroom

Forward is the VIP Guest Stateroom with a centerline queen berth, lockers, and drawers. The head is accessible privately or through the companionway. It has a separate shower stall.

•tCenterline queen-sized berth

•tReading lamps

•t2 x Portlights with offshore covers

•tDeck hatch with black-out screen and bug screen

•tHanging locker

•tStorage drawers

•tCarpeted sole

•tEnsuite access to a full head with shower

•tPortlight with offshore cover

•tDometic freshwater head

•tNew stone counter (Oct 2022)

Guest Stateroom

This stateroom has 2 bunks, side-by-side, and a third bunk above the outside berth. Attached is a head with sink and toilet.

•t3 x Single berths

•tReading lights

•tTeak and holly sole

•tHanging locker

•tStorage drawers

•tPortlight with offshore cover

•tEnsuite head

•tDometic freshwater head

Lower Companionway

Access to all the guest staterooms is available through this companionway. Hatches leading to the forward bilges are easy to remove. A clothes washer and dryer are located just outside the Master Stateroom door.

•tCarpeted sole

•t“Day” access to VIP head

•tAccess to master and guest staterooms

•tAsko dryer front load

•tAsko washer front load

•tWhale manual bilge pump

•tCentral vacuum inlet


The Flybridge is accessible from the aft deck and via stairs in the Galley. The upper helm is forward and two L-shaped lounges are aft, all beneath the cover of the factory-built fiberglass hardtop. Aft of the seating is a large area for dinghy storage and/or sunning area. A gas grill is aft of the port seating and behind the starboard seating is a 1,000 lb capacity davit.

•t2 x Stidd helm chairs

•t2 x Garmin GPS map 8622 multi-function display (new 2022)

•tIcom IC M602 VHF radio

•tIcom Command Mic

•tSimrad AP25 autopilot

•tStart/stop engine ignitions

•tVDO rudder angle indicator

•tMaxwell anchor windlass control

•tSpotlight control

•tNaiad bow thruster control

•tGarmin control

•tFuruno RD 33

•t2 x L-shaped sofas

•t2 x teak cocktail tables

•tFiberglass hardtop

•tVenturi windshield

•t1000 lb davit

•tSummerset SS gas grill (new Jan 2023)

•tOverhead lights

•tRadar arch

•tAir horns

Portuguese Bridge and Bow

The covered side decks lead forward, past gates amidship, to a Portuguese bridge and through gates to the bow comfortable seating is to port and starboard and the double anchor pulpit and windlass are forward, complete with power Inlets.

•tStorage on the inboard side of the Portuguese bridge

•tTeak decks and side decks

•tCenterline bow access doors

•tLounge seats on bow

•tAnchor locker hatches

•tFresh and saltwater washdowns

•tLarge freeing ports/hawse pipes

•t4 x Cleats

•tAnchor pulpit for 2 x anchors

•tDouble-headed windlass

•t2 x 50amp inlets and breakers

•tStorage beneath lounge seats

•t2 x Dorades with plumbed fans

Aft Deck

The large, covered aft deck is part of the salon when the twin doors are open. There’s plenty of seating around the large table for al fresco dining. Wing doors to the side decks are forward to port and starboard, and stairs aft on both sides lead to the cockpit. Access to the crew quarters is through a door on the port side deck.

•tBuilt-in bench seating aft with storage

•tLarge teak dining table

•t4 x teak folding chairs

•tLadder to flybridge

•tTeak deck


The large cockpit is accessible from the aft deck or through the transom door from the molded swim platform. Beneath the cockpit is an expansive lazarette and on the forward side is a sink to port and an ice bin fed by Dometic ice chipper to starboard.

•tHigh sides

•tTransom door to the swim platform

•t2 x Glendinning Cablemaster with 50amp cords

•tTeak deck

•t2 x Rod holders

•tSide and transom hawse pipes

•t4 x Cleats

•t2 x hatches to lazarette

•tTackle center with sink

•tTackle center with icebox fed by Dometic ice chipper

•tWater-tight door to the generator room and engine room

Engine Room

•t2 x Caterpillar C30 1,550 hp diesel engines

•tEngine hours: Port 3,411; Starboard 3,421 (April 2023)

•t2 x Northern Lights generators

•tGenerator hours: Port 4,249; Starboard 4,298 (April 2023)

•tCentek generator exhaust separators

•t2 x Charles IsoTransformers

•tHeadhunter Mach V

•tAC freshwater pump

•tParker Aquamatic 19 GPH Watermaker (new Oct 2022)

•tEskimo ice chipper

•tTwin-disc marine gears

•tPTO on both engines

•tFuel transfer pump

•t4 x Chilled water air con units (#1 and 4 new April 2023)

•t2 x Water heaters #2 new Nov 2022)

•tDripless shaft seals

•tFireboy fire suppression system

•tWater-tight door to crew quarters

Crew Quarters

The crew quarters may be accessed from the port side deck or through a door in the engine room.

•tOver-under bunks

•tReading lights

•tAir conditioning


•tWet head

•tRefrigerator with freezer space

•tHanging locker Storage lockers

Recent Updates


•tNew interior carpet

•tAll new interior countertops

•tNew interior hardware to match more modern look

•tNew mattresses (Oct 2022)

•tAll new linens

•t5-person dinette with leaves (reupholstered Oct 2022)

•tStidd captain’s chair (reupholstered Oct 2022)

•t2 x Garmin GPS map 8622 multi-function display (new 2022)


•tNew galley ice maker

•tNew microwave

•tNew sink

•tCabinet reconfigures to allow for more open space


•tNew exterior throw cushions

•tNew aft awning to match wrap

•tNew wrap (Dec 2022)

•tAll new lighting exterior; nav, anchor, running, and exterior courtesy lighting

•tSummerset SS gas grill (new Jan 2023)

Engine Room/Mechanical

•tParker Aquamatic 19 GPH Watermaker (new Oct 2022)

•tStabilizer system serviced

•t3 x New AC Chillers

•tSteering system serviced (Dec 2022)


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

Talk to usContactOur Team 

I understand that by signing up I agree with 26 North’s Privacy Policy.

Sign up forYoga On the DocksTuesdays at 8 AM 

I understand that by signing up I agree with 26 North’s Privacy Policy.