TRUE COLORS | 2003 Manta 42 MkII

Norfolk, VA, US

TRUE COLORS | Manta 42 MkII 42ft

US $268,000

Norfolk, VA, US


She is a well-equipped sailing vessel for long-distance blue water cruising with live aboard amenities. True Colors is a three-owner 2003 fully equipped 42 Ft Manta MKII. She has been very well maintained and upgraded throughout our ownership and is ready for a new owner to move aboard.
 Some of the recent upgrades include new Volvo Penta D1-30s, Saildrives, and new FlexFold Props. New Mast, MainSail, and standing and running rigging, new dinghy with 20hp Yamaha outboard. There is also a new autopilot and a new watermaker, upgraded in 2022.
Volvo D1-30 engines (2019)
Volvo saildrives (2019)
Custom Sparcraft Mast (2020)
Hayn standing rigging and all turnbuckle and toggle hardware (2020)
Custom Hayn Chainplates and Backing Plates (2020)
Mack Sails MainSail (2020)
Running Rigging (2020)
ZAR 10ft Dinghy with 20HP Yamaha Outboard (2020)


  • Length: 42ft
  • Beam: 21' 0"
  • Draft: 3' 8"
  • Year: 2003
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Keel: Other


  • Length Overall: 42 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 8"
  • Beam Measure: 21' 0"


  • Total Power: 60
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Engine Model: D1-30
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1083
  • Engine Power: 30 hp

  • Total Power: 60
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Engine Model: D1-30
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1093
  • Engine Power: 30 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (125 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (125 Gallons)


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


  • Volvo D1-30 engines (2019)
  • Volvo saildrives (2019)
  • Custom Sparcraft Mast (2020)
  • Hayn standing rigging and all turnbuckle and toggle hardware (2020)
  • Custom Hayn Chainplates and Backing Plates (2020)
  • Mack Sails MainSail (2020)
  • Running Rigging (2020)
  • Raymarine Wind Sensor and Head Unit (2020)
  • LED Combo Steaming/Foredeck Light (2020)
  • LED Spreader Floodlights (2020)
  • LifeLines (2020)
  • ZAR 10ft Dinghy with 20HP Yamaha Outboard (2020)
  • Main AC Unit (2021)
  • 1160 Watts of Solar Panels (2015)
  • Outback Flexmax F80 Solar Controller (2015)
  • Cockpit Enclosure (2019)
  • Cockpit Cushions (2021)
  • Adler Barbour Refrigeration Unit (2014)
  • Rudder Bearings (2020)
  • Steering Cables (2020)
  • Battery Charger (2017)
  • CopperCoat bottom paint (2021)
  • Maxwell 1200 Anchor Windlass (2017)
  • Trojan T105 House Batteries (675 Tot Amp Hrs) (2021)
  • Saltwater wash down pump (2020)
  • Galley foot pump (2020)
  • Exhaust Mufflers (2017)
  • New Watermaker (2022)
  • New Autopilot (2022)


  • Exterior finish white gelcoat
  • Hull, deck, and bulkheads constructed with Nida-Core
  • Collision bulkheads with watertight compartments in bow, and stern.
  • Deck hardware reinforced with aluminum
  • Fiberglass fin keels molded integral with hulls
  • Twin high-density foam/fiberglass rudders with 2 in solid stainless-steel shaft


  • Adler Barbour, 10 cubic ft refrigerator / freezer
  • Force 10 (3) burner propane stove/oven
  • Hella 2-speed turbo fan
  • Trident remote solenoid propane shut off
  • 20# Aluminum propane gas bottle
  • Large counter space in Swanstone
  • Integral trash bin with opening in counter
  • Large double sink with hot and cold water
  • Fresh water and salt water foot pumps
  • 12V Galley exhaust fan in stove hood
  • Extensive storage
  • Large Galley Pantry located midship in port hull
  • Built in counter storage
  • Upper and lower storage cabinetry and drawers
  • Watermaker (2022)

Sails and Rigging

  • Mack Sails 10.77 oz Challenge Marblehead Full batten main w/ 4 foot 9.77 oz full leech, 2 ply, Spectra wear strips, and 3 rows of reefs
  • Mack Sails 10 oz Challenge Marblehead Full batten Jib
  • Doyle Airforce asymmetrical 1.5 oz spinnaker
  • Harken Batt Cars
  • Harken MainSail Headboard
  • Harken 44 two-speed self-tailing Electric Winch
  • Harken 42 two-speed self-tailing Spinnaker Winch
  • Harken 16 single-speed Halyard Winch on the mast
  • Adjustable Dynema Backstays
  • Spinlock Clutch array at helm position for single-point control
  • Garhauer Adjustable Boom Vang
  • Dutchman Boom Brake System

Engines and mechanical

  • Twin 30 HP Volvo Penta D1-30’s (830 Hours) (New 2019)
  • Volvo Penta 120S Saildrives (New 2019)
  • FlexFold Two-Blade Folding Props (New 2019)
  • Engine Control Panels (cockpit) (New 2019)
  • Volvo Single Lever Shift / Throttles
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • Puratec Fuel Polishing System
  • Reverso Electric Oil Pumps on each engine
  • Dual CruisAir A/C 28000 combined BTU’s reverse cycle with Thermostats & Thermometers
  • Spectra Newport 400 Gallon Per Day Water Maker
  • Jabsco Flojet 12V pressurized Water System
  • (2) 20 gallon polyethylene holding tanks with Macerator Pumps
  • (2) Jabsco 1950 GPH 12V Bilge Pumps
  • (2) Whale Gusher Manual Bilge Pumps
  • (2) Tank Watch Holding Tank Gauges


  • Garmin GPSMap 740S Chart plotter with Depth Sounder (port hull)
  • Garmin Bluechart for the Bahamas and Caribbean
  • Garmin HD 18 Radar
  • Raymarine ST 6001 SmartPilot Autopilot
  • Raymarine Autopilot handheld remote
  • Raymarine I60 Wind Display W/Masthead Transducer
  • Raymarine depth sounder (starboard hull)
  • Standard Horizons Matrix AIS/GPS VHF Radio
  • ICOM M-802 SSB
  • Copper SSB ground plain runs throughout the bilges
  • KISS-SSB self-contained counterpoise radial system
  • 23 FT Shakespeare VHF Whip Antenna
  • 23 FT Shakespeare SSB Whip Antenna
  • Ritchie Magnetic Compass with night light
  • KVH Trackvision 4HP Satellite TV antenna
  • Island Time Long Distance WIFI Antenna
  • Linksys Wireless G Broadband WIFI Router
  • Pioneer AVH-P2400BT Stereo
  • Autopilot (2022)


  • 1200 Watts of Solar Panels
  • Outback FlexMax FM80 Solar Controller
  • NextGen 5.5 KW Diesel Generator
  • (2) Volvo Stock Alternators (115 AMPS each)
  • Mastervolt 12/2000 Watt Inverter
  • Iota DLS 90 Battery Charger (90 AMP)
  • Spare Mastervolt 12/80 Battery Charger (80 AMP)
  • (6) T-105 Batteries (675 AMP HRS, (2021)
  • Paneltronics A/C – D/C electrical Panel
  • Xantrex LinkLITE Battery Monitor
  • (2) 50 AMP to 30 AMP Shore Power Cord Splitters
  • (2) 50 FT Shore Power Cords
  • LED Running, Steaming and Stern Lights
  • LED Combination Tri-Color MastHead / Anchor Light
  • LED Spreader Floodlights

Anchoring and docking

  • Maxwell 1200 Vertical Capstan Anchor Windlass (New 2017)
  • (1) 60# Stainless Steel Ultra Anchor
  • (2) Fortress FX-23 Back Up Anchors
  • 150′ Stainless Steel 5/16″ Anchor Chain Spliced to 100′
  • 3 Strand Nylon Rode
  • 150′ 3-Strand Nylon backup Rode
  • (2) 150′ 3-Strand Nylon with 10′ chain loops for hurricane moor
  • 12V Saltwater Washdown Pump
  • Additional mooring lines and fenders

Deck equipment

  • Dynema Double Lifelines (new 2021)
  • Molded non-skid on al surfaces
  • (4) Large Foredeck Storage Lockers
  • Blue Polypropylene Mesh Trampoline Nets by Sunrise Products
  • Unique Cutout on each transom bottom step for easy on/off
  • Weather Enclosure with Makrolon Polycarbonate front windows
  • Adjustable helm seat with foot rest
  • Large stainless steel steering wheel with wheel brake
  • Rear view mirror for channels and the ICW
  • Full width seat mounted from the arch support
  • (4) Large Fiberglass Storage Boxes in the Cockpit
  • (2) Telescoping Swim Ladders
  • Hot & Cold Water Shower on the Starboard Stern Step
  • All through hulls are non-corrosive Marelon


  • ZAR Mini Aluminum RIB 10 HDL (10 Foot) (New 2020)
  • Yamaha 20HP Outboard (New 2020)
  • 6 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Combined Dinghy & Engine Weight 274 LBS


  • (4) Automatic (water activated) PFD’s with integral offshore harnesses
  • (4) USCG Approved Type II lLifevests
  • (2) Nylon Webbing Jacklines
  • (2) Whichard Tethers
  • (3) Fire Extinguishers
  • USCG Approved Flare Kit

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.

Additional Units Included

  • ZAR Mini Aluminum RIB10 HDL (10 foot)


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