Catalina 42 "West Wind"

A note from the owners of "West Wind": At 21 years old, West Wind is in her prime. She has been meticulously maintained and is continually updated. Every year, the improvements we make result in a boat which is in better condition than she was the year before! This year, we purchased a custom-made new inner spring mattress for the forward cabin and returned the gel coat back to “like-new” condition. Check out the “Navigation and Safety” paragraph for a full description of her Raymarine suite of top-of-the-line instruments. We especially enjoy the quiet and very light Torqeedo electric outboard motor for her RIB dinghy—included at no extra charge. After a day of sailing, one of our favorite evening activities on West Wind is watching movies on the flat-screen TV fitted with a DVD player. We offer a small library of DVDs on-board for you to view. We hope you enjoy your time aboard West Wind as much as we do!

Best Value: West Wind is priced significantly less than the charter rate of newer boats similar in size. Better equipped than many boats and in excellent condition, West Wind offers a great experience for your charter dollar.

A True “Modern Classic”: The Catalina 42 was first introduced in 1989 and, after more than 1,000 boats, is still in production! The Catalina 42 Mk II has a reputation for speed under sail, easy motion and predictable handling characteristics. The deck is designed for safety and efficiency: Wide weather decks and inboard shrouds make passage forward easy and secure. In addition to the roller furling 110% Genoa (new in 2016), West Wind features an in‐the‐mast furling mainsail (new in 2015). With all lines leading to the cockpit, all sails can be set, reefed or lowered from the safety of the cockpit. And, to make sailing even easier, West Wind has been fitted with a Lewmar electric cabin top winch.

At Anchor: The generous cockpit comfortably seats six adults and features a built‐in table and storage area for outdoor dining. A Magma propane grill attaches to the stern pulpit for convenient outdoor grilling. A custom‐designed dodger and bimini can be deployed as you like to provide sun or shade. The walk‐through transom and swim platform is served by a sturdy swimming ladder and makes boarding the dinghy simple and safe. There is a hot and cold shower located in a transom locker for rinsing off after a swim. West Wind also features a Torqeedo electric motor as an option for the dinghy.

Interior Layout: West Wind features private staterooms forward and aft, each with adjoining heads, a convenient galley and spacious Saloon. Both cabins contain double berths and the dining room table converts to a queen berth.

The Galley: Perhaps one of the most unique features of this yacht is the galley. With ten cabinets, plus a dry storage food locker, there is nearly twice as much storage space as in yachts of similar size. In addition, there is a top‐loading refrigerator as well as another top loading icebox for double the normal amount of cold food (and beverage) storage. The stove/oven is a 3-burner stainless steel Princess fueled by LPG. For use at dockside, the galley is also equipped with a microwave oven and electric toaster.

Main Saloon: The “living room” of West Wind features 6’8” of headroom with a curved settee to port with space to seat six adults for dinner. To starboard, there is a smaller two‐person settee as well as the navigator’s desk. Of course, there is a stereo radio and CD player in the Saloon. A Sharp 26” LCD flat‐panel TV and DVD player is mounted on the forward bulkhead allowing you to enjoy your favorite TV program or movie. At bedtime, the large Saloon table lowers and, with the settee, forms a queen‐sized berth.

Forward Cabin Suite: With 6’ 4” of headroom, the forward cabin contains a double‐sized 6’ 5” port-side berth fitted with a custom inner spring mattress in 2018; and to starboard, a cedar‐lined hanging locker, dressing seat, and chest of drawers. Forward of this cabin is a generous private head featuring a separate shower stall with seat.

Aft Cabin: The aft cabin is located on the starboard side and adjoins the second head by means of a private door. It offers a double berth mattress as well as a hanging locker and dresser with bureau. Natural light is provided by a fixed porthole on the starboard side together with an opening hatch on the port side overhead, which also provides for additional ventilation.

Navigation and Safety: West Wind was outfitted in 2014 with state-of-the art Raymarine suite of instruments, including a 12” Hybridtouch Multi-function Display (e127 MFD) and chart plotter running state-of the-art Navionics Platinum electronic charts (including sonar charts.) This MFD displays data from a new HD Raymarine Color Radar, as well as new i60 wind and i50 depth instruments. Also integrated into the MFD display is a new Clear Pulse fish finder sonar. The autopilot has been upgraded to the brand new Raymarine Evolution system with a p70 control head. Among other great features, the e127 will display instrument and radar data remotely to your i-phone or tablet, or to an android device. Forward, a 44‐pound Delta Fast‐set anchor is fitted to a rope and chain electric windless making anchor deployment safe and easy. The ground tackle has been upgraded to include 150’ of chain in addition to 180’ of rope rode. The secondary anchor is a Fortress FX‐23 with chain and rope rode. Additional safety equipment includes a LifeSling, horseshoe buoy, horn, flares, bell and first‐aid kit.

Heat and Air Conditioning: Available at dockside, West Wind is equipped with a 16,000 BUT air conditioning unit with reverse heating as well. Again, you may not need either, but it’s good to know that you can sail into the marina and warm up (or cool down!).

Year, Make & Model 1997 Catalina 42 MKII
Registration/Documentation MC 4944 TE / 155565
LOA 42 “ 9”
Beam 13’ 10”
Draft 4’ 10”
Displacement 18,000 lbs.
Engine Yanmar Diesel 4JH2E
Max RPM 2600
Max Cruising Speed 6.5 knots
Fuel Capacity 38 gallons
Fuel Consumption .1/2 gal—3/4 gallon per hour
Genset Fuel Consumption n/a
Mainsail Reefing Roller Furling
Foresail Reefing Roller Furling
Speed and Depth yes
Wind Speed / Direction yes
GPS Chart plotter yes
Autopilot yes
Radar yes
Bow thruster no
TV yes
DVD yes w/TV
CD yes
MP3 / IPod Auxiliary Jack yes
Satellite Radio no
Satellite Weather no
Inverter limited use - powers TV only
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 6 - 2 double cabins plus converting salon table
Converting Salon Table Yes
Bedding & Linens Optional
Air Conditioner / Heater Dockside heat and air cond.
Galley & Head
12 volt Fridge or Icebox Both
Stove Fuel LPG
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Heads / Showers 2 head, 3 showers (including transom shower)
Heads - manual pump or electric pump
Waste Holding
Holding Tank Capacity Two tanks, 23 gals. each.
Freshwater System
Fresh Water Capacity 104 gal
Number of Freshwater Tanks 3
Deck & Gear
Windlass Yes
Bimini yes
Dodger yes
Cockpit Cushions yes
Dinghy Optional, no charge

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