1990 Catalina 42

Grenada, GD

Catalina 42 41.83ft

US $75,000

Grenada, GD


Chris Rundlett



Solid Performance, Excellent Accommodations, and Good Value


This is a Nelson / MarekdesignedCatalina. These guys design custom world class racers to including America's Cup yachts. The owners state: She is very fast. We normally cruise at 6 to 7 knots. If we have a good wind and shes at a broad reach, we have sailed as fast as 9 to 10 knots and you wont even spill a drop of coffee. They bought the boat in Florida in 2017 then sailed her all the way down and around the Caribbean chain. Auxiliary power is provided by a 44 HP Yamaha engine with 5977 hours.


On deck, the large cockpit seats are long enough to host a lounging 68 passenger. Remove the helm seat for a nice swim platform. Below, the yacht is very well ventilated with plenty of port holes to create great airflow and comfortable living below. Extra fans have been installed to add to the comfort on windless days. There is new upholstery (2022) on the cozy L-shaped dinette with a folding table for versatility. Accommodations include a Pullman style berth forward with a large head and shower in the bow. This configuration eliminates the crowded effect of having the cabin in the bow. Two cabins aft are equipped with a hanging locker and spacious enough to change clothes. The second head / shower is located aft which is convenient while sailing underway.


John Kretxchmer, in his 2008 Sailing Magazine review of the Catalina 42 states: This capable and versatile cruiser is a bargain. And It is also a sound value The is a great endorsement from a professional sailor and writer. At the current list price, it is below the market value because the owners are pursuing other interests and dont want to see her sitting in the water for too long.


  • New upholstery in the saloon
  • LED interior lighting
  • Extra fans in the saloon
  • 2021 ZAR 10 ft mini
  • Stack pack (2018)
  • Garhauer bow roller for Manson Spade 60 lb anchor
  • Garhauer davits (2017)
  • Port hole awnings and Sunbrella hatch covers
  • Iridium Go Antenna (Iridium Go not included)
  • Rigid solar panels (700 Watts total)
  • Forward sanitation hoses replace in 2022
  • New batteries (2020)
  • New anchor chain (2020)

You can see that this has a lot going on and at a great price!


  • Length: 42ft
  • Beam: 13' 9"
  • Draft: 4' 9"
  • Year: 1990
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Length Overall: 41.83 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 9"
  • Beam Measure: 13' 9"


  • Total Power: 44
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JHE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 44 hp


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2

Yacht Specifications

Flagged: U.S.D.

Brand: Catalina

Model: 42

Designer: Nelson/Marek/Catalina

Year: 1990

Hull material: GRP


LOA: 41 ft. 10 in.

LWL: 36 ft

Beam: 13 ft 10 in

Draft: 4 ft 10 in

Bridge Clearance: 62 ft. (approx..)

Ballast: 8300 lbs

Displacement :20500 lbs


Engine Model: Yanmar 4JHE, Yamaha

Engine Hours: 5977 (1 Jan 2023)

Engine HP: 44


Fuel: 34 gallons

Water: 110 gallons

Interior Layout and Amenities

Cabins: 3

Sleeps: 6

Flooring: Teak / Holly

Interior Finish: Wood varnish

Saloon fabric: new 2022

Upholstery back berth new 2022

Saloon table: folding

Heads and showers: 2

Navigation station: yes

Interior Lighting: LED

Watermaker / type: Rainman 30 Gall per hour 110 VAC (portable)

Hot water: 11 gallon

Cabin fan: 8


GPS: Garmin GPSMap 741xs w/Radar (Chart plotter)

Depth sounder: Raymarine ST60,

Wind speed / direction: Raymarine ST6001

Autopilot: Raymarine Type 1 w/p70 control head

VHF: Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/DSC/VHP

On Deck

Winches: (2) Lewmar 52 self-tailing, 2 speed and (2) Lewmar 40 self-tailing 2 speed

Dinghy: 10 ft. Zar Mini RB10 (Jan. 2021)

Dinghy engine: Yamaha 15 HP

Cockpit cushions: yes

BBQ: Magma Stainless

Deck shower: at sugar scoop aft

Traveler: Garhauer Treveler (brand new)

Standing rigging: Masthead rigged sloop, double swept back spreaders (inspected 2019, forestay replaced, outer caps replaced 2019

Stack pack: New Oct. 2018

Primary anchor: Manson Space 60 lbs. (extended Garhauer bow roller to accomidate)

Anchor Chain: 275 ft. 5/16 galvanized,Manson Supreme Anchor – 60 Lbs

Windlass: Maxwell Nilsson 700

Davits: Garhauer (installed 2017)

Opening hatches: Lewmar (7)

UV Window covers: Port hole awnings

UV hatch covers: Sunbrella custom covers

Helm cover: yes

Water toys: Fishing rods, paddleboard, snorkeling

Communication and Navigation

Satellite phone system: Iridium Go antenna installed (phone NOT included)

Radar: Garmin echoMAP (2016) GPS/Radar bundle

Chart plotter: Garmin GPSMAP 741XS

Compass: Richie Powerdamp (Binnachle mounted)

Mechanical and Electrical

Solar: (7) 100 Watt Renogy Rigid solar panels (total 700 watts)

Generator: Honda 2000 (portable)

Shore Power: 110 V (appox. 40 ft. in length)

Charger system: Xantrex TrueCharge 20+/40+ Multi Stage

Electrical socket: 110V

Battery Monitor system: Xantrex LinkPRO


Refrigerator: 12v Adler Barber B35F air-cooled

Freezer: 12 v Adler Barber B35F air-cooled

Stove / Oven: Seward Princess 3 burner – gimballed

Sails and rig

Mainsail: 362.31 ft

Jib: (1) 100 and (1) 140, inspected every season

Genoa Furler: Hood Seafurl 3250

Mast: Keel stepped, 53 ft + VHF antenna


Normal maintenance and replacements on board, Engine maintenance (oil, filters, lubricants, coolants, belts, hoses have been maintained according to standard practices). Fresh water pump replaced as needed several times.

Refit History

  • 2017 Stainless Solar Panel frames custom built and installed w/700 watts of Renogy solar and 60 amp controller. (no issues to date)
  • 2017 Rainman 30 Gallon, 110 V AC powered water maker purchased (no issues to date)
  • P-bracket replaced 2018
  • New Alternator 2018
  • Sails have been inspected and repaired as needed and after every cruising season.
  • (2) port-side midship stanchions replaced in Feb 2019
  • Bluetooth wireless speaker system installed Feb 2019
  • Standing Rig inspected 2019. Mast pulled off for weld repair to lower starboard spreader joint, Radar installation, LED anchor light installation, and replacement of forestay and aft cap shrouds
  • Forward Head Macerator replaced 2019
  • Forward Sanitation hoses replaced in 2019 and again in 2022.
  • New Batteries installed Dec 2020
  • New upgraded, Garhauer traveller 2020
  • New Anchor Chain Dec 2020
  • New Dinghy Jan 2021
  • New Interior Upholstery 2022


  • Flares
  • Life Vests: 2 inflatable, 4 orange foam filled
  • MOB gear: Self-inflating Jon buoy w/strobe
  • EPIRB: ACR RLB-36, UIN 2DCCBE – battery expiry 5/2023
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller

Owners Notes


  • Bought and launched in 2017 from Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A..
  • Sailed to: Florida Keys, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USVI, BVI, St Martin/Maarten, St, Barts, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Isles de Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua, Barbuda. (sailed throughout eastern Caribbean until pandemic)


  • Very well ventilated. Wife and I slept with blankets on (Pullman Berth) during the summer with nothing more than the hatches open. There is great airflow.
  • The solar power is more than enough to recharge batteries by mid-day on most days, even partly cloudy.
  • Extra fans installed in all living spaces for comfort on windless days.
  • Comes with lots of extras, spare parts, extra parts, tools, fishing gear, snorkeling gear, SUP and SUP rack, Bluetooth speaker system, oversized anchor, Spare propane tank, Magma Grill (rod holder mount), Rod holders
  • (2) spare anchors with spare chain and rode (200 ft)
  • Many, Many spare lines
  • (2) additional Garhauer cleats added for upgraded reefing system.
  • Deck hardware added to improve furling line handling
  • Reefing system re-designed for easy reefing


  • Were selling her because life pursuits have taken us elsewhere and we are looking forward to new and different challenges and adventures. We considered keeping her but we believe she is happiest at sea where she really shines. She has kept us safe and provided a great and comfortable home for 5 years.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Chris Rundlettis a former USCG licensed captain with over 30 years experience sailing from the West Coast, East Coast, around the Med and all through the Caribbean. As a broker since 2013, he has extensive knowledge of systems, rigging and build quality. He is the owner of LTD Sailing School and YouTube channel with video walk-through of various boats.



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