PERSISTENCE | Eastbay 47 Flybridge | 47ft

Portland, ME, US


PERSISTENCE | Eastbay 47 Flybridge | 47ft


Portland, ME, US


PERSISTENCE has just undergone a $600,000 refit, including a new Garmin electronics suite, Seakeeper 9, Flag Blue Awlgrip, upholstery and much, much more! The Eastbay 47 is a wonderful study in proportions, lines, form and function. Even though it is arguably the most handsome yacht Grand Banks and Hunt Associates has ever designed, her outstanding performance may even be more impressive than her looks! It leaps up onto plane (with no trim tabs needed), leans into turns with just fingertip steering, and cuts through a head sea delivering a soft landing. She weighs in over 50,000 lbs, offers spacious 2-cabin/2-head accommodations, yet still boasts a nimble and thrilling ride.

Becoming the new owner of an Eastbay 47 is an exciting experience, but the opportunity to own an example like PERSISTENCE rarely hits the market place. She has benefited from thoughtful and fastidious owners, as well as light use. She is one of the last hulls built, has all the right options, but more important, offers an incredible amount of value added during a recent thorough and comprehensive refit. This collaboration of efforts between the current owner and Front Street Shipyard, one of the finest yards on the East Coast, has resulted in a turnkey yacht. Below, find a partial summary of upgrades. (Don’t mistake this list as repair list. This includes only upgrades and proactive preventative maintenance).

  • Installed Seakeeper 9 and associated sound-deadening in the engine space
  • Generator replaced with new Onan 17kW to accommodate the Seakeeper electrical demand
  • Upgraded generator control to Auto Start
  • Single Stidd at lower helm replaced with double Stidd
  • Complete refit of electronics suite in both the lower helm and the flybridge including:
    • (4) Garmin 8617 MFD
    • Phantom Radar
    • New GPS, Sounder, AIS
    • Garmin Reactor Autopilot offering Autoguidance, point and click route generation and tracking
  • Expert installation, including a custom black acrylic dash at the flybridge helm and a teak, factory-looking installation at the lower helm
  • Awlgrip Flag Blue hull, includes long boarding for an exceptionally fair, smooth finish ($70,000)
  • Custom folding transom-mounted bench seat to better utilize cockpit space
  • Upgraded to a Mach 5 110V water pump
  • New 5-port oil exchanger pump
  • Replaced tank monitoring system with Maretron system
  • New inverter with complete charge control and monitoring
  • New icemaker in the salon
  • New heads and associated plumbing
  • New trim tab plates and cylinders
  • New hot water tank
  • New motor to increase speed of engine hatch lift
  • Stripped exterior bright work, improved any defects in the teak, new varnish
  • Reef and re-caulk seams in teak decking, and sand to remove any raised grain
  • Sandblasted bottom and renewed bottom paint
  • Renewed prop speed on running gear
  • New upholstery for flybridge and salon, including Stidds, and new sheets and mattress toppers for the berths
  • Replaced all bilge pumps, shower sumps, any hoses that were deficient, serviced seacocks, replaced cockpit faucets and shower heads in cabin, new CAT display covers

The current owner’s goal was to do anything and everything to provide a turn-key yacht to provide him and his family problem-free use and cruising. He left no pump unchecked nor any system uninspected! PERSISTENCE is a very, very special vessel. Although the owner poured his heart, soul and balance sheet into the refit, his plans have changed, making this amazing opportunity available.


  • Length: 47ft
  • Builder: Eastbay 47 Flybridge
  • Beam: 15' 8"
  • Year: 2008
  • Displacement: 47900.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass

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  • Builder: Eastbay 47 Flybridge


  • Displacement: 47900.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 15' 8"





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