1992 Valiant Raised Salon

US$ 209,000
Annapolis, MD
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A Very Special Vessel

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
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Current Price:
US$ 209,000 

This is a very special offering! One of just a few Valiant 42 raised salon vessels. Bon Vivant was initially rigged with two headsails and she circumnavigated in the 90s. She has been completely restored and upgraded with a new 55hp Volvo diesel, new transmission, newly painted mast and boom, new rod rigging, new epoxy bottom, new bottom paint,and the interior updated with new salon windows, varnished cabin sole, new sinks and stove,  and so much more. She is a must see vessel!

The Valiant 42 Raised Salon is and amazing vessel. She was built in 1992 by the Valiant Yachts Company in Texas. There were a number of Valiant 40s that were built in the Pacific Northwest where people really get to enjoy sailing a whole lot more with a raised salon pilothouse sailboat. In 1992 Valiant Yachts launched the Valiant 42 and built two of these raised salon vessels. To some people living "down below" is just not that appealing. The raised salon offers sailors an opportunity to enjoy 360 views and get out of the weather, be it too much rain or too much sun.

This is what Valiant had to say in the original brochure…”The Valiant 42RS incorporates the same proven offshore hull form (as the Valiant 40) with a structural skeg mounted deep rudder and powerful long fin cruising keel. This powerful combination insures excellent control and tracking on and off the wind. And the external, bolted on lead ballast provides excellent defense against accidental grounding, while it also allows for a low stabilizing center of gravity which optimizes performance and safety.”

Indeed the Valiant 42 Raised Salon is a Valiant first and foremost. She is a true cutter rig with a unique double headsail rig which is wonderful for sailing downwind. The traditional mainsail is easily managed. She is a great sailing Valiant with all the pedigree and well dissevered reputation. In addition to how the boat sails, she is also built like a tank! A very well thought out tank. The Valiant is incredibly tough, robustly dependable, and entirely possible to maintain anywhere in the world. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is robust and literally everything about the boat is seriously overbuilt which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The teak interior is built into the hull with solid bulkheads and a system of robust longitudinal and latitudinal structural members. The lead keel is bolted to the solid glass keel stub and glued with 5200. The 5’8” draft makes this vessel appealing everywhere from the coves of New England to the Intercoastal to Florida and the Bahamas. The mast height is 58’7 above the waterline so she is easily ICW friendly. The systems installations are top notch with everything properly engineered and installed in a way that makes it easy to maintain the boat anywhere in the world. You can actually access every single piece of the boat. The engine access in the RS is magnificent which makes her ever so easy to maintain. The new Volvo is a 55hp with the Max Prop pushes the boat nicely at hull speed.  Every piece, tanks, engine, everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!

The Valiant 42 Raised Salon interior is extremely livable. You have everything you need! You have a really beautiful navigation station to starboard with a wonderful large galley to port, the salon is spacious with an L shaped dining area to port and straight settee berth to starboard, up forward of the main bulkhead is a huge pilot berth to starboard with a large head with stall shower adjacent to port. Forward is an amazing large owners cabin with a V-berth arrangement with tons of storage. The mechanical space where the new upgraded engine is located is wonderfully accessible under the cabin sole of the raised salon.  She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.

Bon Vivant has been lovingly cared for and upgraded. She is in excellent condition and has received many upgrades including the following highlights:

  • Updated interior with new stove and sink, new salon windows, new Leds and low amp Alpenglow lights, with beautiful teak joinery in lovely condition and a beautiful newly varnished teak and holly cabin sole.
  • New electronics with Furuno Navnet 2 with the radar and plotter display both at helm and nav station
  • New VHF radio with DSC and a full function cockpit mic
  • New Force 10 Stove
  • New refrigeration compressor
  • Espar diesel heat
  • New spade anchor 45lb with 250 chain
  • New engine and transmission with only 750 hours
  • New B&G autopilot control head with remote at the helm to control Alpha autopilot RAM
  • New Avon hard bottom inflatable with a Yamaha 8hp outboard
  • New port lights and salon windows
  • Newly painted mast and boom repainted
  • New new barrier coat and new bottom paint, zincs and max prop with prop speed
  • New rod rigging 2001 with inspection and reheading as needed in 2014
  • All the pumps rebuilt
  • Updated LED masthead light
  • Recent sails with new 130% headsail and lightly used full batten mainsail
  • Solent headsail with Profurl furler, not currently installed
  • Inner cutter rig forestay with quick release and a hankon staysail
  • New blocks and running rigging in good condition

Bon Vivant is a unique and special Valiant looking for a new home. She's ready to take you anywhere. Don't wait because she is one of a kind! Call now.

Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats. We are a unique brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean capable vessels of quality and substance. We take great pride in helping you get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! Or call us to list your blue water boat! Call RogueWave at 410 571 2955 or info@roguewaveyachtsales.com




We are your Valiant experts! We had our new Valiant 42 built in 2008 and we've experienced the new boat building process with Valiant, first hand, as clients. We owned the Valiant 40 #282 for eight years. We have sailed Valiants far and love them and we've sold many Valiants in the past ten years. Call Kate Christensen and Bernie Jakits of RogueWave Yacht Sales at 410 571 2955 or email us at kate@RogueWaveYachtSales.com. We look forward to hearing from you.




Please contact Bernie Jakits at 443 742 1792

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