"Valentina" is a Valiant 42 classic center entry companionway model which is the most popular 42 layout. For good reason, this layout gives you a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft adjacent to the companionway. Sailors truly appreciate the magnificent galley, spacious salon, sit down navigation station, large master stateroom aft, guest cabin forward and a dedicated engine room.
- Two cabin, one head & separate stall shower layout
- Classic teak & holly sole & satin varnish finished cherry wood interior
- Interior cushions reupholstered in blue – July 2012
- Memory Foam V berth Mattress (April 2016)
- Air conditioning & reverse cycle heat
- Sirius radio with cd player and iPod plug
- Two Polk 6x9 interior speakers w/ custom enclosures
- Two 6” Polyplaner cockpit speakers
- Ventilation: 4 12 volt fans, 2 dorades, 6 deck hatches, 12 opening ports
A true ocean passage maker the build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind. You will see the heavily built quality everywhere from the locking floor boats to the cabinetry. The cabin interior is light and bright due to the Formica panels trimmed in cherry on the house sides and ceiling. This vessel is light and airy with twelve opening ports and six hatches and two dorades. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry woodwork and cabinets in absolutely pristine perfect condition and a beautiful Teak and Basswood cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that enhances the ambiance. The cabin house sides and ceiling are a soft cream Formica with Cherry trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens. The six Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation and with a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior. The upholstery is comfy and in good condition.
While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid Cherry faced with Cedar bottoms and dovetailed corners and roll out on easy going slides. The lockers have courtesy lights that come on when you open the door. All the cabinets and lockers securely lock with one hand. The quality is evident everywhere you look.
Starting forward, the Queen V stateroom has a very wide queen sized berth. There is good reason this is the most popular layout. The hull sides are finished with Ash battens and there are three roomy cabinets on each side. A reading light and a book shelf port and starboard give perfect individual space for each occupant of this spacious double berth. Two large drawers under the berth roll easily and are lined with aromatic cedar. In the cabin, there is a large locker to port with a seat bench and a smaller hanging locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.
Just aft of the main structural bulkhead is the extremely spacious main salon with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table (folds out to seat 6). Includes L-shaped settee sea berth to port with storage outboard of the settee and large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. Straight 7’ settee berth with cabinetry and shelves outboard with double book shelf and additional storage behind the settee back. Water tanks are under the settees are designed to come right out the companionway if you ever need to replace them, which you won’t because they are high and dry under the settees.
The port aft quarter berth cabin meets the requirements for guests aboard with comfortable double berth that is perfect for sailing offshore as a sea berth for the off watch crew. Includes a folding panel to enclose for privacy. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch and a fan.
The head is located starboard adjacent to the companionway and is the ideal design in a offshore passageway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. Large counter space with oval stainless sink with a great deal of storage under and in the Cherry cabinets’ outboard. The head bi-fold privacy door works well and there is a clothes hamper.
The Dedicated Engine Room is one of the most important features of this sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head and behind the companionway stairs. Even better, the mechanical space is separate from the living area. The yacht was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world.
Cooking is a pleasure in the large U-shaped galley to port with three burner propane gimbaled stove with oven. Outboard is dish storage and cupboards above and below the counter. Double sinks face aft with a huge cupboard above. The counter space inboard has three drawers below and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans. Additional cupboard above and deep storage port counter. The well insulated 12v and 110v refrigeration system with large cold plate in the freezer with spill over cold for the refrigerator. Pantry with roll out shelves.
- Corain Counters
- Seafrost holding plate refrigerator and freezer
- Seaward Princess 3-burner stove with oven
- Double stainless sink
- Grohe mixing hot/cold pressure faucet
- Manual salt water pump
- Valiant pantry with pull out shelves
- Three spice racks
- Knife rack
- Two 20 lb tanks in vented aft cockpit locker
- Propane solenoid & pressure gauge
- Trash Bin
Valentina's navigation station is a wide and forward facing that has excellent storage and also serves as a wonderful ships’ office.
At Helm Station
- Garmin GPS 6212 – July 2011
- Radar repeater display
- VHF cockpit mic
- B&G sailing instruments: Boat speed, depth, wind
- Ritchie Globemaster compass at binnacle
- Windex at mast head (needs new)
At Navigation Station
- Garmin GPS 6208 – July 2011
- Garmin Radar GMR18 (mast mounted), display at nav
- Garmin AIS, plotter integrated
- Alpha 3000 autopilot
- VHF ICOM M402 radio w/ DSC
- SSB ICOM M802 radio
- Insulated backstay, copper grounding system for SSB
- Iridium SAT phone w/antenna on arch and docking station at nav station – April 2011
- Sirius Radio – July 2011
- WiFi booster bullet antenna mounted on arch, run to nav station
- Pactor modem PTC-IIUSB for laptop hookup
- Custom wooden bin for large charts
- Clock & barometer
12 Volt DC System with Breaker Panel at the Nav Center
- New Northstar X2 AGM battery bank (2015) (one start, four house) (5 year warranty)– Nov 2015 replaced 4 house and 1 engine start battery
- Total amp hours 360
- Balmar 90 amp alternator and MC 612 regulator
- Xantrax Link 20 battery monitoring system
- Batteries located under aft berth, tied in vented box
- Seafrost Tradewinds 12 volt and 110 volt refrigeration
- Four 12 volt fans
- DC electrical panel at nav station
- Navigation lights, deck level and on mast (LED)
- Tricolor light (LED)
- Masthead strobe
- Anchor light
- Stern light (LED)
- Mast wiring junction box at base of mast
- 1 12v outlet in cockpit, 2 12 v outlets at nav station
- Alpenglow cabin lights, three red/white
- Anchor wash down pump
- Two electric bilge pumps (Shurflo and Ultra high output)
- Hot/Cold cockpit shower
- Two spare pumps onboard
110 Volt AC System with Breaker Panel
- Westerbeke 5.0 BCDB generator, access from engine room and both cockpit lockers
- Generator hours: 1578 (July 2016)
- Cruisair air conditioning (New 2015)
- 50 amp power cords, two 50’ 30amp cords w/connections both ends for 50 amp service
- Xantrex Truecharge 40+
- Professional Mariner Pro-1700 inverter
- Two Kyocera KC85 solar panels with Blue Sky boost 2000E, mounted on arch
- Fourwinds II wind generator, mounted on arch
- 7 AC outlets
The Valiant is a classic Bob Perry design with a high bow with a little flare and a long sleek shear ending with the classic rounded stern that is so buoyant and so safe in a seaway. The underbody is refined with a long modified fin type cruising keel and full skeg mounted rudder that gives the boat wonderful tracking ability and makes her easily steered by the autopilot. You will always feel safe with finger tip control. Valiant Yachts are hand laid solid glass hulls made in a female mold with a robust layup schedule described below in the construction section. The massive rub rail is a Valiant signature element and so useful and reassuring.
The hull is in excellent condition. The Valiant hull top sides are finished with Imron polyurethane in blue with a double boot stripe. Imron is used because it is easy to repair. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat and marine anti fouling paint, each re-applied on Valentina in 2015. And you should also know that Valiants' blister issues were caused by flame retardants in resins used on the Valiants built at Uniflight before 1986.
All the bulkheads are built into the boat using high quality marine plywood tabbed and fiber glassed into the hull sides and floor members. All the furniture is built into the boat and all the horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides creating a monolithic structure. This type of construction makes the boat very, very strong.
The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass and is through bolted and bonded with 3M 5200 with 10 stainless steel bolts with backing plates. The rudder is a solid stainless shaft that is encased with structural foam. The rudder has a cast bronzre protective shoe.
- Hand- laid solid fiberglass hull with extra layers at the keel and bow
- Robust layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving
- Isophthalic resin catalyzed in one-gallon batches
- Massive structural rub rail – teak with stainless steel striker
- The deck cored with structural foam and fiberglass laminate
- Deck is solid glass where hardware is mounted
- Latitudinal stringers of structural foam laminate glassed in solid glassed in bulkheads
- Horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides and to the ceiling when the deck goes on
- Hull deck joint through bolted on four and half inch centers and glued with 3M5200
- Chain plates through bolted with backing plates
- High quality stainless steel
- Hull insulated with closed cell engine room insulated with Sound Stop
- External lead keel is bolted on with 17 3/4" stainles J Bolts and the skeg is attached with J Bolts
- Backing plates on all structural elements
- Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
- Cast bronze protective rudder shoe
- Blue Imron polyurethane topsides w/ red stripe
- Red & white boot stripe at waterline
- Epoxy barrier coat – reapplied 2012
- New (2015) Micron 66 anti-fouling paint (3 coats)
The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted with structural foam in any high stress areas. Valiant’s semi-custom construction uses a hatch boss system for their installation
When the finished deck is lowered onto the hull all the furniture and bulkheads are then fiber glassed to the ceiling (deck). The Valiant hull to deck joint is through bolted and glued with 3M5200. Then the aluminum toe rail is installed also bonded and through bolted on four and half inch centers to the internal flange. This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.
The deck layout and construction is one of the most important aspects of any sailboat. Valiant builds a robust, low maintenance vessel, and all the toughness shows. All of the deck hardware is the best quality, from the Hood stainless steel ports (12), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (6), to Lewmar winches and custom Valiant stainless steel work. The toe rail is aluminum giving you the ability to attach blocks as you need to. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with stainless steel coated double life lines.
The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bow sprit completely of stainless steel beautifully sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bow sprit, Valiant also manufactures all the dorade guards and the hand rails. The beautiful stern rail of one inch stainless steel tubing is solid to the boarding gate! Valentina has the signature Valiant hard dodger which is as useful as it is substantial! The rigid hard dodger is solid and gives great security in the cockpit with its hand rails on both sides and the cockpit side of solid stainless steel. You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.
The Valiant cockpit has a pedestal mounted wheel steering and wide comfortable seating and cockpit combings. The cockpit is long enough to lie down. The combings are high and comfortable with a flat top so you can perch on them. The cockpit lockers port and starboard and aft lazarettes have deep gutters for drainage. Cockpit drains (four) are large to drain quickly. There is excellent access to the steering quadrant through the aft lazarette port and starboard.
- Valiant deck features no wood!
- Valiant stern arch
- Dinghy Davits and Solar Panel mount
- Robust stainless steel bow pulpit, added stainless steel attachment point for spinnaker
- Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions with double life lines
- Stern rail is solid to boarding gate and integrated with stainless steel arch
- 12 Hood stainless steel opening ports
- 6 Lewmar stainless steel deck hatches, all re-bedded in 2011
- Two dorades w/ chrome cowls, fiberglass boxes and dorade guards on the foredeck
- Outboard engine lifting crane
- Lewmar hardware
- Aluminum toe rail for attaching blocks
- Pad eyes for jacklines
- All ports and hatches have screens
- Gelcoat in excellent condition, waxed twice annually