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1997 Catalina C42

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1997
Length 42 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Catalina Yachts, Inc.

42' Catalina C42 '97 "Nomad"

Get your dreams worth! The Catalina 42 has earned an international reputation as the leader in her class. By leading in design, cruising performance, and comfort, the Catalina 42 has become the choice of sailors worldwide. Designed with short-handed sailing in mind. All the halyards and the ball bearing mainsheet are led to the cockpit and placed to be operated from under the hard dodger. Recognized the world over as the number one production sailboat over 40 feet, the Catalina 42 is the boat dreams are charted on. Call to schedule a private showing.


Year Built 1997
Category Sail
Length Overall 42 ft
Length Of Deck 41'10 ft
Beam 13'10 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'2 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID CTYT0568K697
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 6'8 ft
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 50 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 38 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 138 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 2
Displacement 20,500 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH2E
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 50hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1997
Engine Hours: 1650

The Pullman owner’s berth forward features side by side hanging locker and bureau with a seat in between. Additional storage is provided under and on shelves above the 6’5” double berth. The head is forward with an enclosed shower compartment. The three cabin interiors invite friends and crew to gather around a table that seats everyone comfortably. The gourmet side galley with molded counter surface includes the convenience of a combined top loading icebox/refrigerator finished in teak veneer. Eight drawers and three cabinets, along with counter top storage put all cooking accessories close at hand. The navigation station is located just aft of the salon table. This large work surface features a desk and large cabinet. Additional storage is under the massive wrap-around seating and the detached settee. Aft to starboard is a second head and two spacious crew cabins, port and starboard.


12V and 110V refrigerator

3-burner Princess propane stove with oven (oven inoperative)

Microwave oven

Pressure fresh water system

Stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

Speed and distance logs (intermittent)

Depth sounder (intermittent)




VHF radio

Stereo with remote and Bluetooth

Samsung TV

Cockpit speakers


12V DC and 110V AC

(3) AGM batteries

Battery charger


Shore power cord


50’ chain and 200’ rode

Electric windlass

Hard dodger

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Swim platform

Outboard mount


Salt water wash down with 50’ hose

Swim step hot/cold shower

Mast can be tabernacled and lowered for bridges


Last bottom paint - 2016

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Manual backstay adjuster

Aluminum deck-stepped mast

Mainsheet traveler

Roller furling on headsail

(2) primary winches

(2) cabintop winches




Asymmetrical spinnaker

Engine and Mechanical

Bilge blower

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Cockpit engine controls

(1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump

Manual wheel steering

(2) manual heads with macerator and overboard discharge

(2) holding tanks


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers

Emergency tiller


Horn and whistle

Other Features and Equipment

PHRF rating: 105

Recent $18K upgrades including new standing rigging wire, new capstays, new lifelines and pulpit, new steaming light, new running lights, new back stay, new cockpit cushions, new bilge pump, new pole bimini


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.