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42' Vagabond 42


  • Year: 1983
  • Current Price: US$ 98,700
  • Located in Superior, WI
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 11424-3072791
  • Sold

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Other photos: Vagabond 42 with Genaker, Refrigerator Freezer, Lots of Storage, Nav Table, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8, Photo 9, Proper Galley, Photo 11, Photo 12, Photo 13, Bunks in Forward Cabin, Large aft Stateroom, Photo 16, Pullman Berth, Aft Head, Photo 19, Lots of Storage, Photo 21, Photo 22, Clean Well Maintained Diesel, Photo 24, Photo 25, Photo 26, Photo 27.

This rare high-quality Vagabond 42 is located on magnificent Lake Superior. Pier Illusion is an exquisitely appointed, meticulously maintained, classic cruising vessel. The teak woodwork both above and below decks is in fantastic condition. There are three separate cabins, two heads, reverse cycle heating and air conditioning, full galley, navigation station, and ample storage! The vessel has been set up for shorthanded sailing with all lines lead aft to the cockpit for ease of sailing. There is roller furling in both of the headsails and in-mast furling for the mainsail.


The vessel has undergone annual maintenance and a few upgrades have also been thrown into the mix. They are as follows:

  • Cetol finish applied to the decks every 3 years.
  • Rear small holding tank removed and replaced with a 30-gallon tank.
  • The epoxy barrier coat was on the boat when he purchased her.  
  • Trinidad Antifouling paint applied every 3 years. Done in 2016 and retouched spring of 2017
  • R&R to all cabin fans with 3-speed oscillating fans 2017
  • 75% of interior light fixtures R&R with led fixtures. The rest are in the boat waiting to be changed out.
  • Batteries replaced as follows Starting 2016 Windlass 2015 House 2017 (3) 12D
  • The rig is inspected for any imperfections each fall when he goes aloft to remove the wind instrument for storage.
  • The rig gets tuned each spring
  • The sails are removed each fall.  Inspected and stored appropriately each winter.
  • Chain plates were Rebedded 4 years ago.
  • Seacocks are greased and serviced each fall.
  • Strainers are taken apart and cleaned each fall.
  • Air conditioning / Heat works great.  It along with the refrigerator and freezer are professionally serviced by a well-known well know local AC company each spring.
  • Refrigerator got a new chiller plate 3 years ago.
  • Winches are greased and serviced every 2 years.
  • There is good water pressure on the boat.  
  • The tanks never get antifreeze added to them for winterizing.  The water system is evacuated with compressed air for winter layup.
  • The water tanks are aluminum and are in good condition and show no signs of any problems.
  • The hand pump in the galley sink has a crazy fine water filter on it.  The water out of this faucet is "delicious".
  • Interior woodwork is oiled every spring.
  • Mattresses were replaced 10 years ago but have only been slept on occasionally since then.
  • The oil in the Yanmar is changed once in the fall and again in the spring after about 10 hours of run time.
  • Fuel filters are replaced 2x per year.
  • New Running rigging for the gennaker including snap shackles.
  • Gennaker in a sock is 6 years old and has been out of the bag 3 times.
  • The roller furling main cranks in at the mast but could be rigged to operate from the cockpit.


Showings on this Fantastic Yacht by appointment only, please.


Please contact John Hoenig at 715-392-7131

Contact Barker's Island Marina.

250 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880 United States
Toll-free 715-227-9450
Tel 715-392-7131
Fax 715-392-7133
Email Us


Barker's Island Marina

250 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880, United States

Tel 715-227-9450
Fax 715-392-7133
Email Us


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