42' (12.80m)

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1997 42' CATALINA Cruising Sailboat 42 MK II Deltaville Virginia United States
$88,000 USD

The 1997 42' CATALINA 42 MK II Cruising Sailboat Nirvanau is a sail boat for sale located in Deltaville, Virginia, United States.

The Catalina 42 is one of the best-liked cruising boats of all time.  It is well very well appointed with 6'8 headroom in the salon, it can accommodate most people. The 2 cabin layout allows for a spacious interior and a LOT of storage, which is what every cruiser desires.   Nirvanau has a deep draft (6'8") which, along with the classic mainsail,  makes for outstanding performance.  Wide side decks, a large, deep cockpit with all lines running aft, a walk-through transom make it easy and safe to move around the boat and comfortable when at anchor.  

Nirvanau has done many miles of passagemaking under three ownerships. The current owners are the third owners and sailed largely in the North East during the summer, but have done 2 trips to the Bahamas in 2013/14 and 2018/19.  The boat is clean and tidy and ready for the next adventure.

Upgrades include:

Hitachi 80A Alternator
Wind Generator (2013)
Solar Panels (5) 
Garmin GPSMap 4210 (2012)
Garmin depth and speed (2012)
AIS receiver (2012)
Garmin Radar (2013)
Flat screen TV (2018)
44lb Delta anchor w/ 300' chain
66lb Manta anchor
Electric Windlass (2017)
Anchor Washdown
Electric winch handle (2018)
Mercury Dinghy (2012)
2 x outboard motors
Dinghy Davits
Outboard motor hoist
LifeRaft (needs to be re-certified)
Gale Sail w/ ATN (2012)
Selden boom (new 2013)
3 x VHF radios
ICOM 718 HF transceiver
2 x Genoas (110% and 140%)

Loads of spares and more..

This boat is really ready to take you to Nirvanau!

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1997 42' CATALINA 42 MK II Cruising Sailboat Nirvanau yacht for sale in Deltaville, Virginia, USA today!

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LENGTH 42' (12.80m)
BUILT 1997
BEAM 13' (3.96m)
DRAFT 6' 8" (2.03m)
LOCATION Deltaville, Virginia, USA
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The wide companionway gives access to the light and spacious interior.  There is 6'8 headroom through most of the boat.  The aft cabin is to starboard, it has extensive storage down the hull side and a double berth. The aft head just forward of the cabin entry and has a separate shower stall and corian-style counters.  

To port is the large L-shaped galley which extends under the cockpit floor. There is 'tons' of storage aft and outboard (see photos), access to the engine amidships.  The fridge and stove are against the hull with double S/S sink in the counter that runs athwartships.  Countertops are corion. 

The Salon consists of a dinette to port, with C-shaped settee which wraps around a large table that can be lowered to form a double berth.  To starboard is a curved settee with the electrical panel behind it. At the forward end is the nav station which has a chair that swings out or which can tuck under the chart table.

The door to the forward cabin is offset to starboard.  A pullman, double berth is to port with expansive storage and a seating area to starboard.  The forward head has head and basin with a separate shower area forward.  A hatch in the forward bulkhead of the shower gives access to the anchor locker, a storage area and the base of the anchor washdown pump.


  • 3-burner propane stove w/ oven (2012)
  • Fridge/Freezer (top opening) (2012)
  • Double S/S sink
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Hand pump for salt or fresh water at sinks
  • Extensive storage above and below counter level
  • Corian countertops
  • Fold up/down counter top between engine compartment and fridge
  • Railing in front of stove 


  • 3 x 50W Solar panels (tilting) w/ regulator
  • 2 x 95W Solar panels (port and starboard cockpit lifelines)
  • Air Breeze Wind Generator on pole (needs servicing or replacing)
  • 12V/120V
  • 1 x 30A Shorepower inlet
  • 2 x 30A Shorepower cords
  • 1 Main Breaker w/ 4 secondary breakers (Charger-inverter, water heater & 2 outlets)
  • 1 x 12V 4D Engine Start/Windlass battery (2017)
  • 1 x Bowthruster battery (2012)
  • 4 x 6V House batteries (2013)
  • Xantrex 40A Battery charger
  • Inverter (300W) at nav station for electronics
  • Inverter (1000W) for 4 galley outlets
  • 6Gal water heater (has slow leak)


  • Classic Mainsail, battened w/ 2 reefs (good condition)
  • 140% Genoa (fair condition)
  • 110% Genoa
  • Gale Sail - 100sf w/ ATN (2012)
  • Doyle Stack Pack (2009)
  • Selden boom (2013)
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  • All lines lead to cockpit
  • 2 x Lewmar 54ST Primary winches on Coaming
  • 2 x Lewmar 40ST secondary winches on coachroof


  • Yanmar 4JH2E 50Hp
  • 4875 hours
  • New starter motor (June 2019)
  • 3-blade fixed prop
  • 2 x Racor fuel filters in parallel
  • Hitachi 80A alternator
  • Side Power Bowthruster w/ separate battery
  • Macerator pumps for heads

Deck & Cockpit

  • Custom double anchor roller
  • 44lb Delta anchor w/ 300' chain
  • 66lb Manta anchor w/ 20' chain plus rode
  • Maxwell RC8 electric windlass w/ foot switches & remote (2017)
  • Anchor washdown (salt water)
  • Wide side decks
  • Midships cleats
  • S/S handholds on coachroof
  • Dodger, bimini & connector (2013)
  • Fixed fibreglass cockpit table w/ leaves, central storage & foot brace
  • Pedestal w/ instrument pods and engine instrument panel
  • Wide companionway
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Walk through transom w/ swim ladder that folds up to form gate
  • Stern shower w/ hot and cold water
  • Stern rail w/ built in perch seats
  • Outboard motor mount on stern rail
  • Custom poles for wind generator & radar on transom
  • Custom mounts for solar panels above bimini
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Outboard engine hoist
  • Sugar scoop w/ steps 
  • Lazarettes 
  • 2 x 10lb Aluminum propane tanks in port and starboard propane lockers


  • Viking 4-person Life Raft (needs to be re-certified)
  • MOB pole w/ marker light
  • Jack Lines
  • Docking lines
  • Fenders
  • Life Jackets 
  • Radar reflector
  • Tether
  • First Aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher


  • Mercury 10' 2" inflatable floor Hypalon dinghy (2012)
  • Mercury 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard motor (2012)
  • Yamaha 15hp 2-stroke outboard motor
  • Spare parts
  • Cushion and leg to convert salon table to double bed
  • King Air 19000 BTU Aircon/Heat - uninstalled in 2017 because current owners did not use it.  It has a slow leak
  • Spare parts

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Jon & Anne Hutchings
Yazu Yachting
PO Box 456 Deltaville, Virginia, 23043 USA

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