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1976 Westsail Westsail 42 located in Outside United States for sale

42' Westsail Westsail 42

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1976
42'
13'
5'7'
Outside United States
$85,000

Description: The main photo is a shot from the start of the Marion-Bermuda Race, with owner and famous US newscaster, Walter Cronkite at the helm! The Westsail company custom built this 42 for Walter, and by the particular details and superb joinerwork, they did a very good job. These boats have a habit of wondering afar, and perhaps Fiona, owned by Eric Forsythe, is the best testament of their potential with over 250,000 logged miles on Fiona and still moving around the globe at over 85 years old (see YouTube to visit the boat doing some of the chilly voyages, like Northwest Passage, Cape Horn, and everything in between).

As well as being an ultimate safe offshore vessel, the 42 is very comfortable in port. With the pilothouse arrangement, the galley and dining table are at eye level to see out thru the large bronze ports. This particular hull might be the only one with the mid port opening, allowing great ventilation.

After Walters ownership, the boat was donated to the Naval Academy, and then on to private ownership. In the past 7 years she has become a new boat, except for the brass builders plaque. New equipment throughout from engine and engine room design, all new painting and varnishing, new cushions, rigging, chainplates, toilettes, hull Awlgrip deck repainting, refrigeration, and more. Uniquely, she has a 3 blade max prop, and because of Walter, the only teak cockpit.

The Westsail 42 has the little ship feeling with the proper bulwarks, planked bowsprit, and very sociably sized cockpit. It is a great live-aboard at harbor or, in the case of this boat, she has had details modified for high latitude sailing, thanks to the testing of Fiona in the ultimate storm conditions.

Equipment: The boat has very much renewed in the last 7 years as well as making some successful voyages including a trip from Florida-Newfoundland-Portugal-Argentina-Caribbean. The present owner, a licensed Captain for over 40 years, is available for delivery and any modifications needed. Below is a list of some of the updates.

Stainless Steel water and fuel tanks
Bomar hatches
Force Ten Stove
New sails, rigging, and chain plates
Yanmar 75 HP/ and complete engine room renewal
New heads
Waeco fridge/freezer
Recent West Marine 10 dingy and 4 stroke Mercury- very good condition
Revere Extreme Life Raft- still in date
AGM Odessey Batteries- military grade
Max 3 blade prop
Recent hull awlgrip and deck cabin sides and decks newly painted
New paint on the spars
All interior surface and lockers painted and varnish renewed
Cushion and fabrics renewed
Electronic updates include RayMarine ST 70 autopilot, Garmin Map GPS740S, AIS VHF/GPS, ACR GlobalFix EPIRB/GPS
New water heater
2000-watt inverter
New Lewmae Anchor Windlass
Self tailing winch replacements
Sunbrella tan bimini

Additional details upon request. In general the boat has been very correctly equipped....and, in anticipation of a Cape Horn voyage, the mast step was renewed and the compression post was changed to schedule 80 steel.

Location: Caribbean, Outside United States
L78777
(721) 581-2935

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
monohull
cruiser
masthead sloop
2
excellent

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