2008 Grand Banks 45 Eastbay SX: Master Work in Luxury Cruising

June 30, 2021


The Ho’okipa has a name befitting its station. This 2008 Grand Banks 45 Eastbay SX is a platform that artfully combines seaworthiness and luxury. Everything about the was designed for comfortable long-range cruising.

Hand-crafted Burmese teak abounds throughout the boat’s interior. Natural light pervades the salon creating an inviting, comfortable space to enjoy time with family and friends.


The result is a welcoming space that invites all aboard to enjoy the water surrounded by comfort and beauty. Complementing the design and layout of the boat is the fact that Grand Banks Yachts are designed by renowned naval architects.

If you are looking for a luxury cruiser, this one is near perfect and has been immaculately maintained. With a list price of $689,000 the boat’s not likely to last.

So, what’s in a name? How does the boat’s name reflect the experience that she makes possible?

Ho‘okipa is Hawaiian value of hospitality. It is defined as “the hospitality of complete giving. It defines a true art of unselfishly extending to others the best that we have to give.”

One walk through this 2008 Grand Banks 45 Eastbay SX is all you need to understand the brand of hospitality that this boat makes possible. What follows is context for what a special listing this boat is and what it is ready to do for its next owner.


The Pedigree of the Grand Banks

The website of Grand Banks Yachts leads with, “For sixty years, this iconic brand has defined the experience of luxury cruising.” Grand Banks Yachts have not only shaped the development of the cruising yacht market, but continue to lead its trajectory.

Renowned marine architect C. R. Hunt designed the Grand Banks hull. From their blueprints onward, comfortable long range cruising informs everything about the Grand Banks.


Rather than chasing the latest in trend, the Grand Banks Yacht is a classic. Simply put, this 45 Eastbay SX will never go out of style. The boat’s preferred galley down design, satin interior and two cabin, one head layout are as universally functional and appealing as the boat’s appearance.


Whether your plans involve island hopping in California, spending weekends in your favorite coastal destination or extended forays into Baja, the Ho’opika can take you there.

The Ho’okipa’s Extensive List of Upgrades

Beyond the pedigree built into the boat, this 45 Eastbay SX also boasts an extensive list of upgrades. These finer touches round out an already impressive offering.


Notable upgrades include all new Garmin electronics, new water-maker, a dockmate remote docking system, bow and stern thrusters, and a SIREN Marine antitheft and monitoring system, and quite a bit more. The boat has also received extensive care and service list of recent completed service and maintenance items.

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The care and investment made by the boat’s current owners are not only reflected in how well this boat shows (it is in near Bristol condition), but in the fact that it’s list of completed maintenance items is too long to list here.

Full Specs

To see the Ho’okipa for yourself, contact Michael Kusler:

619-952-0860 // [email protected]