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32’ Gannon and Benjamin Downeast Cruiser

ALLIANCE is a striking example of Gannon and Benjamin’s craftsmanship. This boat is impeccably built for picnics underway, island commuting and overnights. Built in 2007, she has been consistently maintained and constantly upgraded. ALLIANCE is available for viewing at Rockport Marine in Maine. Please contact the office at (207) 236-9651 to learn more.



  • Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, 270 HP
  • Cruising Speed: 15 knots
  • Max Speed: 20 knots
  • Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 7 Gallons / Hour
  • Fuel Capacity: 100 Gallons total
  • Freshwater Capacity: 25 Gallons



  • Backbone (keel, stem, stern & deadwood) is of Angelique
  • Frames Angelique and yellow heart
  • Floors are of White Oak
  • Bottom is double planked Wana
  • Full length spray rail at chine is Angelique
  • Topsides are single planked Cedar
  • Transom is of Cypress (old growth)
  • Full length rub rail is of bare Angelique with bronze ½ oval chaff guard
  • Toe rails and taff rail are of varnish Silver Bali
  • Decks and Cockpit Sole are of marine plywood overlaid with teak set in epoxy
  • Cockpit coamings, cockpit aft seating, interior cockpit sheathing, cabin sides, pilot house sides and windshield are of varnished Silver Bali
  • Handrails on cabin top and pilot house top are of raw teak.
  • Cabin top and pilot house top are marine plywood overlaid with Dynel cloth and painted a traditional buff color.
  • All bronze fastened
  • All deck hardware (chocks, cleats, fills, etc.) is of cast bronze construction.
  • All thru-hull fittings are of cast bronze construction



ALLIANCE has a comfortable cockpit with seating aft and on the engine box. Custom, folding teak chairs are perched inside the protected pilot house for the helmsman and a passenger.


Starting from the farthest point forward is a chain locker with anchor chain and rode. Sleeping accommodations for two adults in a V-berth are just forward of a private head to port. Storage including drawers and a hanging locker are to starboard. The companionway ladder leads back to the pilot house.

  • Custom canvas cushions for pilot house seats, engine box top, aft seating and V-berths
  • Canvas pilot house side curtains with marine vinyl windows



Engine is under insulated engine box that lifts to provide full engine access.

  • Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, 6-cylinder, 4.2 liter, 270 HP
  • ZF Hurth Transmission
  • Evolution Marine Shaft system Stainless steel (1 ¼”) propeller shaft
  • Bronze 4-blade fixed propeller (16 ½”)
  • MerCruiser ignition panel
  • MerCruiser gauges: tachometer, engine temperature, oil pressure, voltage and engine hours
  • Kobelt single lever throttle and shift control
  • Graco raw water filter
  • Fuel tanks (2) located port and starboard under aft cockpit seating
  • Fuel tank material: Welded Plastic
  • Fuel tank capacity: 50 Gallons ea. / 100 Gallons total
  • Double Racor water separator / fuel filter system



  • Custom cast bronze and white oak 6-spoke steering wheel
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Skeg hung lobster boat style rudder



  • 12 Volt system
  • Heavy duty marine batteries (2ea) in secured battery boxes under cockpit sole (port)
  • Blue Seas master battery selector switch (rotary 1, 2, Both, Off) located in hanging locker below
  • Blue Seas 10 circuit panel located at side of helm station
  • Battery charging by engine alternator



  • Freshwater supplied to head compartment sink
  • Freshwater tank located under forward end of Vee-berth
  • Freshwater capacity: 25 Gallons
  • Freshwater tank material: Welded plastic
  • Stainless steel sink basin
  • Bronze Finspray manual hand pump
  • Groco model K-H manually operated head (marine toilet)
  • Head plumbed for direct overboard discharge or to holding tank.
  • Holding tank plumbed for either discharge overboard by way of macerator pump or by dockside pump out thru deck fill
  • Holding tank capacity: 15 Gallons
  • Holding tank material: Welded plastic
  • Rulemate 500GPH electric / automatic bilge pump



  • Ritchie Powerdamp helm compass
  • Icom IC-M127 VHF Radio
  • Raymarine ST60+ Depthsounder
  • Raymarine C80 Radar / GPS Chartplotter



  • Adjustable spotlight on pilot house top (operable from helm)
  • Electric windshield wiper at helm station
  • Cockpit boarding ladder
  • Fenders with embroidered fleece pile fender covers (3)
  • Dock lines (4)
  • Ensign staff and ensign
  • Custom Silver Bali and brass boat hook
  • Line cutter on shaft
  • Large Danforth anchor stored under cockpit sole
  • Chain and rode stored in chain locker forward with hawse pipe to deck
  • CO2 Fire extinguishers (2 ea)


Price $260,000
Name Alliance
Type Motor
Length 32 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Gannon and Benjamin
Classification Downeast Cruiser

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