The latest Catalina 42 markII is the logical result of America’s most experienced sailboat builder continuing to listen carefully to the needs and desires of experienced sailors. All sailors want speed under sail, easy motion and sure, predictable handling characteristics. For sure tracking, a long horizontal skeg runs aft between the fin or wing keel and the rudder. The elliptical rudder is large and balanced, ensuring control in all conditions, whether under sail or power.

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The Catalina 42 has earned an international reputation as the leader in her class. By leading in design, cruising performance, and comfort, the Catalina 42 has become the choice of sailors worldwide. The hull of the 42 mkII is high volume, and easily driven, with a fine entry, firm midship section, and smooth run aft terminating in a modified reverse transom. The step down boarding platform has a fold-down swim ladder and two lockers that also serve as seats. Impressive speed under power is realized by the dependable four cylinder diesel engine.

Complete access to all power plant maintenance areas is quick and convenient. The Catalina 42 mkII deck was designed with short-handed sailing in mind. All the halyards, the ball bearing mainsheet and the single line main reefing controls are led to the cockpit and placed to be operated from under the available hard fiberglass dodger when necessary. The wide weather decks and inboard shroud base make passage forward easy and secure. Mainsheet furling is available in both mast and boom configurations.

Generous storage and tankage allow for extended cruising possibilities. Two heads, each with their own holding tank, allow you to spend more time offshore. Cruising options include an additional fuel tank. and a diesel generator and fiberglass dodger. In continuous production since 1988, the 42 has proved the strength of her design and construction to sailors worldwide. Besides investing in one of the best buys in a new boat, the past history has shown the Catalina 42 has consistently held high resale value when it comes time for your next Catalina. There are four available interior plans for the Catalina 42 mkII, each planned to suit your personal sailing lifestyle. Interior arrangements offer your choice of two or three staterooms. When selecting a two or three stateroom model, our owners can then further specify either of two different owners’ compartment/head layouts. Both of these compartments are forward of the mast, and let you decide if your prefer a traditional double pullman berth, with head forward, or a centerline berth with pedestal double berth and head aft, with private entrance.

All cabin arrangements feature varnished teak jointery and ash side paneling on the hull. Excellent light and ventilation are provided naturally from aluminum framed opening hatches and ports. Numerous recessed halogen lights offer an inviting ambiance. Recognized the world over as the number one production sailboat over 40 feet, the Catalina 42 is the boat dreams are charted on. We invite you to join hundreds of Catalina 42 owners that are making their dreams a reality. See your local dealer for a test sail and find out why.

An all-weather fiberglass dodger with handrails is available. All window panels are easily removed, and constructed of a patented glass on plastic material for optical clarity, flexibility and scratch resistance. Three burner stainless steel stove with oven standard. Full batten mainsail with Dutchman system standard Mast or boom furling is available. Fiberglass cockpit table with foot brace.

Teak leaves and bin lid are available. Top and front loading refrigerator/freezer standard. Stainless steel offset double anchor rollers standard. Complete engine access for easy maintenance. Complete electrical panel with provision for additions and options that may be added later. Anchor locker with cleat, place for second anchor and electric windlass with power up and down switches.

Both of the two cabin interiors feature wrap-around seating framing the custom teak table, that lowers to form an additional berth. The navigation desk has enclosures for electronics and entertainment center. Five overhead hatches are complemented by adjustable halogen lighting throughout. Two cabin amenities include additional storage aft of the galley and overhead cup and glass storage. Easy access bulk dry food storage is built into the molded galley countertop. Available UltraleatherTM upholstery offers all the benefits of leather, without the disadvantages. Louvered teak cabinetry in the salon offers functional, out of sight storage possibilities.


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

Dick Simon Yachts offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH SEATTLE YACHTS (619) 523-1745 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY DICK SIMON YACHTS. Dick Simon Yachts is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

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