42' 2" (12.85m)

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Big Surprise - 1986 42' 2" HINTERHOELLER Niagara 42
Rochester New York United States
$117,000 USD

The 1986 42' 2" HINTERHOELLER Niagara 42 Cruising Sailboat Big Surprise is a sail boat for sale located in Rochester, New York, USA.  The Niagara 42 was the flagship vessel of the Hinterhoeller lineup. This Mark Ellis design is a desirable sloop/cutter that has good offshore speed, comfort, and ease of handling. “A Well Mannered World Class Cruising Yacht”  Under current ownership Big Surprise has enjoyed numerous and extensive upgrades: 2012 · New Genoa sheets – Endura Braid· New Outhaul· New Reefing lines· New propane system installed – all lines, relays, and detector 2013 · Lifelines replaced w/ all associated hardware· Head rebuilt· New Main halyard – Endura Braid· Floorboards re-varnished – all· New Harken Furling unit installed· New Whale footpumps for manual freshwater & frig pumpout· New cockpit drain hoses installed· Replaced UV shield on 135% genoa 2014 · Installed new Echomax radar reflector· All interior lighting LED. New reading light fixtures, head overhead fixtures· New bottom paint – Pettit SR60 ablative, 2 coats· New masthead LED, tricolor, anchor, strobe – Misea/OGM· New stern light LED -OGM· Maxprop rebuilt· New Prop Shaft, Cutlass bearing, Packing Gland, · Bimini, connector, sail cover – Cleaned, waterproofed, new strataglass· New Spade 55 lb anchor w/ new swivel· New Foredeck hatch – Lewmar Ocean 70· Portlight gaskets replaced· New stereo system – Sony· New sanitation system, complete, including:      New holding tank      New head – Raritan PHII      All new hoses· New water tank selection valves· New staysail halyard – Endura Braid 12 mm 2015 · New Genoa halyard – Warp Speed 12 mm· Refrigeration System replaced: Frigoboat w/ keel cooler, freezer with thermostatically controlled spillover to frig· Autopilot replaced: B&G· VHF cable in mast replaced: RG8· Bottom paint 2 coats Pettit Ultima SR60· New cockpit cushions 2016 · New bow pulpit· New LED nav lights on bow 2017 · Harken Furling unit for staysail installed· New 2nd jib halyard, Endura Braid· New staysail halyard, Endura Braid· Outboard hoist installed – Kato marine· New radar – B&G 4G 36 mi· Second MFD/chartplotter installed at chart table 2018 · New Force 10 stove installed· Dimmable LED lights, salon· New domestic water pump 2019 – 2020 · New Yanmar 4JH 57 hp diesel installed· Throttle/shift cables replaced· Max prop factory reconditioned to new equivalent· New start battery AGM· New Sterling DC/DC start battery charger· New Groco raw water filter· New muffler and exhaust· New aux fuel tank· New diesel fuel supply and return lines· Remote oil filter· New Reverso oil change pump· New vhf cable mast base to radio· New upholstery, Ultraleather, “Silver Pearl”· New Sony stereo radio, MEX-M72BT, w/Bluetooth and Sirius Receiver· Bottom paint renewed Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this yacht for sale in today!

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LENGTH 42' 2" (12.85m)
BEAM 12' 9" (3.89m)
LOCATION Rochester, New York, USA
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Deck and Sailing Equipment


· Custom Hard dodger, with handrails, opening ports, cockpit lighting

· Bimini and connector to dodger, Sunbrella

· Harken Genoa Furler

· Harken Staysail Furler

· Harken mainsail track system (ball bearing cars)

· Navtec hydraulic Vang and Backstay adjuster (rebuilt 2016)

· Barient power primary winches (2)

· Halyard and mainsheet winches (5)

· 3 winch handles

· Lines led aft to clutches under dodger (5)

· Halyard clutches on mast (2)

· Adjustable Genoa cars on tracks

· Intermediate backstays for staysail

· Wichard boom brake

· Maxwell 2500 windlass, power up and down

· Cockpit cushions, Sunbrella over closed cell foam

· Dinghy davits, stainless

· Outboard motor hoist w/ 3 part tackle (Kato)




· Full batten main, w/ sunbrella cover

· Lazyjacks

· Headsails





Assym spinnaker

· Reaching strut


Ground Tackle


· Spade anchor 55 lb

· 200’ chain, 3/8” HT

· CQR 45 lb secondary anchor

· 40’ chain / 130 ft 3 strand rode

· Windlass, Maxwell 2500




· NEW Yanmar 57 hp diesel, 2020, < 50 hours

· Yanmar V drive & transmission, 2020

· Reverso oil change pump, and remote oil filter

· Throttle and gear shift cables new 2020

· Maxprop 3 blade feathering prop, factory recondition to as new 2020

· Prop shaft line cutter




· B&G Triton instruments, 2 cockpit displays – Depth, wind, etc

· B&G Zeus 2 Chartplotter/MFD, 1 at helm and one at nav station – 2014 and 2017

· B&G Autopilot 2017 – Octopus hydraulic quadrant drive

· B&G radar 4G, 2017

· Echomax radar reflector, mast mount


· NMEA 2000 networked, all B&G

· VHF Furuno

· backup GPS, Furuno

· Icom 800 SSB

· Sony stereo radio 2020, Sirius receiver, deck and salon speakers

· Charger/invertor, Trace engineering

· Sterling DC/DC start battery charger w/ remote, 2020

· Balmar battery monitor

· 100 amp alternator w/ serpentine belt

· Solar power; 4 panels total 550 watts, 2 MPPT controllers, with remote

      Supplies all normal daily domestic needs

· Batteries; House 2 @ 8D AGM 2014, Start Grp 27 AGM 2020

· Shore power with multiple interior outlets

· 2 x 50ft shore power cords

· Nav lights LED

· Interior lighting LED, many switchable white/red

· 12V outlets – 4


Galley and Domestic


· Force 10 stainless steel 3 burner stove and oven, 2018

· Propane monitor w/ 2 sniffers, remote solenoid

· Frigoboat refrigeration 2015. Air cooled with Keel cooler

o 6 cu ft freezer – ice cubes all the time!

o 9 cu ft fridge

· 2 stainless galley sinks

· General Ecology drinking water filter

· Sanitation system entirely new 2014

     Raritan PH2 head

     30 gallon holding tank

     Odorless hoses

     Y valve


· Shower stall, with shower sump pump

· Shurflo domestic water pump

· Hot water heater Paloma on demand propane

· Water maker, village marine tec 4-6 GPH

· Espar diesel forced air heat (needs ductwork attention)




· Water, 2 tanks approx. 70 gallons each

· Diesel, main tank approx. 60 gallons, 2nd tanks approx.. 28 gallons

· Holding tank approx. 30 gallons

· Propane, 2 @ 20 lb tanks




· 12 Portlights, Atkins and Hoyle aluminum

· 8 deck hatches

· 4 internal fans

· 4 Dorade vents, stainless scoops

· Screens




· Large V berth – 2 hanging lockers and additional storage

· Double enclosed quarter berth – hanging locker, drawers, and storage

· Salon 2 single berths, with lee clothes

· Salon new Ultraleather upholstery 2020

· Salon teak drop leaf table, easily seats 6

· Substantial storage in salon area

· Teak cabinetry, ample hand holds

· Dedicated storage in engine room for spares, tools, mechanical supplies

Spares on Board

· Windlass motor

· Oil and fuel filters

· Diesel cooling pump impellers

· Serpentine belts



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.

Listing Marketed by

Don Finkle
RCR Yachts
P.O. Box 399 223 Lockport St Youngstown, New York, USA

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