English Rose | 1979 Whitby Yachts 42

Grenada, GD


1979 Whidby 42 Center Cockpit Ketch "English Rose" Ted Brewer design and built by Fort Meyer Yacht and Shipbuilder out of Florida. (The original builder was Whitby Boat Works, Canada.) Known to be robust, seaworthy and forgiving for the novice sailor. Very roomy inside due to the high freeboard. The aft cabin is very home-like with access from the cockpit. There is a walk-through inside with workbench and access to the U-Shaped galley. Huge saloon space with seatee and two arm chairs. Large v-berth cabin forward. One head with electric toilet. Custom covers on all the windows.


  • Length: 42ft
  • Beam: 13' 0"
  • Year: 1979
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Length Overall: 42 ft
  • Beam Measure: 13' 0"


  • Total Power: 42
  • Engine Brand: Vetus
  • Engine Model: M7.17
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 42 hp

  • Total Power: 42
  • Engine Brand: Tohatsu
  • Engine Type: Outboard


  • 2 Cabin
  • 6’3″ standing headroom
  • Excellent ventilation throughout
  • Forward V berth with center cut out
  • Electric head
  • U-shaped settee dinette, port
  • Two arm chairs, starboard
  • U-shaped galley
  • 3 burner oven hob & grill
  • Fridge and freezer,
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Walk-through with handy workbench
  • Master cabin aft with head, access to cockpit
  • Mostly LED lighting
  • Caframo fans throughour


  • Vetus M4.17, 42hp diesel engine under cockpit
  • 2004. Engine Hrs: 2570
  • Technodrive TMC 60M transmission
  • Three blade fixed propeller with drip-less shaft seal.


  • 4 x 6 volt Trojan 105, 225Ah batteries
  • 1 x engine start battery
  • 110 volt shore power system
  • 50amp alternator
  • 2 x Solar panels 300watts
  • Sun Force 400 watt wind turbine – needs servicing
  • Xantrax Prowatt SW1000 (Sinewave) inverter
  • Charge Pro 2610 Guest battery charger
  • Bluesky Solar Boost 3000i


  • Masthead ketch rigged
  • keel stepped with aluminium masts and booms
  • Main mast standing rigging new 2016
  • mizzen mast standing rigging new 2022
  • Running rigging 90% new in 2022
  • Whisker pole
  • Slab reef mainsail
  • mizzen
  • Furling headsail
  • 2 x Barlow #32 ST sheet winches
  • 1 xBarlow #23 sheet winch
  • 1 x Barlow #16 Halyard winch,
  • 1 x Barlow #23 halyard winch
  • 1 x Barlow #23 ST halyardwinch
  • Mainsail – Doyle – 8.77oz dacron – white
  • Furling genoa – Dacron – White
  • Mizzen – Dacron – White


  • 60lb Manson Supreme anchor with 290ft 3/8 chain
  • 45lb CQR anchor with chain androde
  • Danforth anchor
  • Lofrans Tigress 1500 electric anchor windlass
  • Solid sprayhood
  • Beige bimini
  • Stack Pack – Beige
  • New Mizzen sail cover – Beige
  • Cockpit table
  • Boarding ladder/swim platform
  • Various lines and fenders
  • Dinghy Davits

Navigation Equipment

  • Steering compass
  • Standard Horizon 180i chart plotter
  • Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot
  • Data marine wind direction
  • Skymate handhold wind speed
  • Hawkeye depth sounder
  • SSB ICOM M710
  • Various charts
  • Clock and barometer


  • 5 x fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Life raft – Revere Coastal Commander – last serviced 2014
  • Flares
  • 2 x adult life jackets offshore
  • 2 x adult life jackets – coastal
  • Radar reflector
  • Lifebuoy
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • First aid kit


  • 8ft AB dinghy with de-flatable hard bottom
  • 9.9hp Tohatsu outboard – new Oct 2021
  • Kuama propane BBQ
  • Cole stove – working condition unknown
  • 2 x Sport A Seats
  • Assorted engine spares
  • Assorted spares and hand tools
  • Assorted cutlery and crockery
  • Assorted Bed linen
  • Equipment manuals

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.


If youre looking for a boat, Chris can represent you as a buyers broker at no cost to you.


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