Storage Paid including spring launch !!!!!!!!!
ONE OWNER, MUST SEE CONDITION, SHOWS LIKE A ONE YEAR OLD MODEL !!!!
BOW THRUSTER, AIR CONDITIONING, U.K. ASYMMETRICAL ON A SELDEN ROLLER FURLER
ONLY 660 ENGINE HOURS, FIN KEEL, CUSTOM WINTER COVER INClUDED
This C-42 MKII has been highly maintained, it is hard to tell it's more than a couple of years old, it is spotless !!! This layout has the owner's Pullman berth in the forward cabin with the owner's head and separate shower stall in the bow. The guest cabin aft has it own private door to enter the aft head. The galley is aft to port and has lots of storage. The semi-circular dining table seats five comfortably.
On deck the C-42 MKII has a secure cockpit with stern rail seats. Traditional single helm with a very nice teak cockpit dining table. She has a custom dodger / bimini with connector and the dodger windows have been upgraded. The anchor locker has shore power and water connections that were custom installed along with the bow thruster. The furling mainsail and 150% genoa AND roller furling asymmetrical cruising spinnaker, give you all of the options for sail selectin and cruising performance ( even short handed ).
If you are looking for a well equipped, almost like new, model, needs nothing, everything works !!!, this may be the one !!
Fin Keel, 6'8" Draft
20,500 lb Dry Displacement
8,300 lb Lead Keel Ballast
Yanmar 56 hp Diesel
only 660 total engine hours
In-Mast Furling Mainsail
150% Furling Genoa, Schaefer Furling System
U.K Sails Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker
Selden Bow Pole and Top Down Roller Furler for the Asymmetrical
Lewmar Bow Thruster
Delta Plow Type anchor with chain & line
Second Stern Anchor , Danforth type
Maxwell 1200 Electric Anchor Windlass
Shore power and Shore Water Connections in the Anchor locker
Lewmar #40 ST Electric Sail Handling Cabin top winch
RayMarine E80 Radar / GPS
RayMarine Auto Pilot
RayMarine ST 60+ Speed, Depth, Wind
Icom VHF w Cockpit Mic
Jensen Stereo with Bose Cabin & Cockpit Speakers
LCD TV with MastHead Antenna
Dodger / Bimini w/ Connector
Dodger Windows Upgraded
Padded Cockpit Table Cover - Helm Cover
3 ea. Air conditioning / Heat Units / 3 Zone control
Xantrex 2000w Freedom 20 Inverter w/ Link 1000 Controller
Electric Flush Head Aft
3 Burner Propane Stove w Oven
Adler Barbour Refrigeration
Inner Spring Mattresses w/ Custom Tufted Toppers
Custom Order Factory Installed Cabin Sole
Steel Storage Cradle
Custom Winter Storage Cover w/ Frame Deck to waterline
Posted March 28, 2017
Catalina Yacht has long been one of the most successful sailing yacht manufacturers in the world, but what is perhaps most impressive about a company that doesnt even advertise its product is the number of hugely successful models they have had since introducing the Catalina 22 in 1970. In a business where a three or four year production run of a few hundred boats is considered a success, I can think of no manufacturer who comes close to Catalinas success in the number of models that remained in production for ten years or more. Now in its thirteenth year of production with over 700 boats sold, the Catalina 42 is one of the most successful 40 plus footers ever built.
Catalina s in-house design team, led by chief designer Gerry Douglas for the last 25 years, designed the Catalina 42. Introduced with the 1989 model year, the 42 was the first American built sailboat of this size to offer a three-stateroom layout. The Mk I version was built until February 1995 (hull # 477) when it was replaced with the Mk II version. There were very few changes between the Mk I and Mk II models; although, as a concession to popular European styling, the transom was rounded off at the deck. In addition, storage was added to the cockpit seating, and a two-stateroom layout option was offered.
The overall length of the Catalina 42 is 41â€™ -10", beam is 13â€™-10" , draft is 4â€™ -10" with a wing keel and 6â€™ with fin keel according to the Catalinas specifications. Displacement of the Mk I was specified by Catalina as 18,000 pounds, while the Mk IIâ€™ s displacement is specified as 20,500. Actually, Catalina admits they were optimistic with the original weight estimates, and, in fact, displacement of both versions is closer to 22,500 pounds. No adjustment was made to the original draft specification to account for the additional displacement, although the additional weight is likely to add 1 " or so to the specified draft.
The construction of the Catalina 42 is not without its faults but is as sound as any similarly priced and sized boats and better than some. The hull is constructed of a solid laminate of fiberglass and resin with no core materials. The hull is fitted with a structural fiberglass liner that incorporates the cabin sole as well as berth and furniture foundations.
The deck is a cored composite with fiberglass and Ä¾" end grain balsa wood. Where deck hardware is installed, Ë" plywood is used instead of balsa wood. The deck and hull are joined in a shoebox fashion with flexible adhesives and stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers on eight-inch centers. There is an aluminum rub rail with vinyl insert fastened at the deck to hull joint with stainless steel screws. Even though Catalina has been using a vinylester resin barrier coat since 1995, there have been some reported cases of osmotic blistering of post as well as pre 1995 models. In most cases repairs have been taken care of under warranty.
On deck, the Catalina 42 is clean and unobstructed except for deck hatches and handrails. The anchor windlass is located in a foredeck locker to keep it out of the way when not needed. Rigging shrouds are set well inboard to allow effective sheeting angles and easy passage on either side. The mainsheet traveler is located on the cabin top forward of the companionway and out of the way of the dodger and cockpit bimini.
The cockpit is large with seats that are 6â€™8" long and big enough to stretch out on. The helm seat at the transom opens to allow access to a swim platform molded into the transom. The Mk II version has a permanently installed drop-leaf table forward of the binnacle. The table is not removable and is inconvenient to get around while underway.
Although my personal preference leans toward the two stateroom optional layout offered on the Mk II version, both layouts are efficient and offer unique appeal. Both feature a head and shower forward where a V-berth cabin would normally be located. Between the main saloon and the forward head is a Pullman-styled stateroom with port berth and starboard hanging locker, chest of drawers, and settee. The berth is wide and extends from centerline to the hull side but is only 72" long and not well suited to anyone taller than 6â€™ . The main saloon features a port side dinette, and, on the three-cabin model, there is a starboard galley in the main saloon. With the two-cabin arrangement the galley is located to the port side aft of the dinette, and there are a settee and navigation station to the starboard side of the saloon. The three-cabin arrangement has mirror image quarter berth cabins aft. Both models have a second head forward of the starboard quarterberth cabin. The most noticeable drawback of the cabin arrangements is the lack of convenient handholds.
Depending on the year of production, auxiliary power is provided by a 44 or 50 hp Yanmar diesel. Both provide plenty of power, and the engine is accessible from all four sides, which is a real plus when service and maintenance is necessary.
The sailing performance of the Catalina 42 is very respectable, and she has taken her share of silver in club racing. The sail area/displacement ratio of the 42 is a conservative 17, the displacement/length ratio is 196, and the PHRF rating of a stock Catalina 42 is usually around 105.Â
As would be expected the deep keel version is slightly more weatherly than the wing keel version. However, in ten knots of true wind, she should make an honest six knots pointing to within 32 to 34 degrees of the apparent wind.
The Mk II model rudder was changed to a deeper, higher aspect form which owners report improves handling and performance.
As noted, there have been more than 700 Catalina 42s built, and finding used offerings is usually not difficult. The Catalina 42 is a handsome boat that offers solid performance, excellent accommodations, and good value for buyers looking for a cruiser or club racer in this size range.
Reviewed in the August 2000 issue of SpinSheet by Jack Hornor