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1989 Catalina 42

US$ 83,900*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 757-300-1108
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Hampton, VA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 83,900 Tax Paid 
Sale Pending

1989 Catalina 42 MK I


If you're in the market for a 42, you owe it to yourself to see this Sailboat!

Tons of extras and up grades!

Here is some of what a recent SpinSheet review by Jack Hornor had to say about the Catalina 42:

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 doesn’t 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 Catalina’s 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). 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 ľ" end grain balsa wood. Where deck hardware is installed, ˝" 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.

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 6’8" 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 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.

Highlights for ALMOST:

  • 2 Zone AC
  • New Interior
  • Sony Stereo 6 Speakers Sub Woofer with Power Booster
  • 2 - Garmin Chart Plotters (Cockpit and Chart Desk)
  • Auto Pilot with Remote and Steer Below Capability
  • Radar
  • Custom Built Cabinets, Bow Berth - Saloon and Stern Berth
  • Flat Screen TV in Main Berth with DVD, TV/VCR in Main Salon
  • Full Enclosure Canvas
  • Full Cockpit Cushions including Custom Steering Cushion and Seat
  • Custom Cockpit Table
  • 2 -135 Watt Solar Panels with Blue Sky Regulator
  • Air -X Wind Generator
  • Windless with All Chain Rode 200Ft 5/16 + 150 Ft Nylon
  • MAX Feathering Prop
  • Custom Built Main Sail Stack Pac
  • Complete Electrical Adapter Set
  • Simrad Instruments in Cockpit and Galley Area
  • Back Up VHF Radio
  • VHF PA Horn
  • AIS
  • Back Up Fresh Water Pumps
  • Microwave
  • Fans in All Berths and Galley
  • All LED Lights Throughout Boat
  • Complete Set of Owners Manuel and Product Manuel
  • Actisence NMEA Multiplexer
  • Custom Teak Floors In Both Heads
  • 2000 Watt Inverter/ Battery Charger with Link 2000 Controller
  • Lifesling and Throwable Rope Rescue
  • Cruising Solutions Headphones
  • Emergency Anchor Rode with Chain
  • 2 4D AGM House Batteries/ AGM Start Battery
  • Hatch Covers and Winch Covers
  • Spare Parts

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Please contact Benjamin Ritger at (757) 480-1073

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