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1985 Whitby Yachts 42' 12.80 m 42 Center Cockpit Ketch

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  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
  • 42ft Whitby Yachts Yacht For Sale
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Refit Year: 2022

$ 95,000 USD

New updated CC Ketch


Vessel ID# 2799420Last Updated: 05-26-2023 19:13:37


Bruce McDonald, CPYB

Yacht Broker

1410 Manhanset Avenue

Greenport NY 11944 USA


This classic 1985 Whitby 42 ketch bowsprit version cruiser, was built in Canada, and designed by the famed yacht designer Ted Brewer and is comfortable for family cruising or as a true blue water live-aboard. Two separate cabins, each with a private head. All fully overhauled this past year. She is a spacious center cockpit ketch, with a full keel, skeg rudder, balsa cored topsides and solid molded fiberglass below the waterline. As you enter the salon there is a U-shaped galley with a huge Seafrost ice box, 4-burner propane stove/oven, new modern sink with pullout faucet, and new Corian counters. Forward of the galley is an L-shaped sofa/berth with a teak drop down dining table. To starboard as you enter the salon, is the Nav station with a drop-down bar/table and bulkhead storage port and starboard. The salon woodwork is very nice, and she is equipped with a teak boxed mast and new, beautifully hand-crafted, teak and holly sole. Forward of the salon is a new, modernized head, with pullout faucet for showers, directly connected to the forward V-berth cabin, which has navy blue cushion covers with white piping. Aft of the Nav station there is a workbench in the passageway to the aft cabin. There is access to the well maintained 70-HP Westerbeke diesel from the passageway. The aft cabin is nicely equipped with a large berth, also with navy cushions covers with white piping, and lots of storage. The adjacent head is completely new, with a large modern sink, shower/faucet and electric head. There is convenient access from the cabin directly to the cockpit for privacy. Check out the Full Specs and call for an appointment to view her.  

Data Sheet

Official Number: 689318

LOA: 42' (12.80 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1985

Refit Year: 2022

Beam: 13'

Draft Max: 5'

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Hull Shape: Monohull

Fuel Tank: 180 Gallons (681.37 Liters)

Fresh Water: 290 Gallons (1097.77 Liters)

Displacement: 23500

Ballast Weight: 8000 lbs

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Westerbeke
  • Engine Year: 1985
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 70.00
  • Power KW: 52.20
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 603.00
  • Engine Location: Middle

Full Details


Doyle roller furler main sail

Navy mizzen cover

Navy blue dodger and cockpit awning & navy cockpit cushion covers

Edson steering cable installed

All 316 Stainless Newfound Metal portlights with screens through-out

4 brass Imtra cabin lamps

Fixed Mount Standard Horizon VHF radio w/GPS & AIS

New 11 gal Seaward water heater

3 new 8D cell batteries 2021

New Windlass battery 2021

New Xantrex Freedom SW 2000W Inverter/charger

New bow running light

Large Magma grill (attaches to stern rail) 

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U-Shaped galley

4-burner Broadwater propane stove with oven

New deep Stainless Steel sink

Seafrost Refrigeration system with separate freezer

Lots of storage



Drop down teak dining table

Working Fireplace

Teak boxed mast


Lots of storage, bookcases and drawers

Aft Cabin

Athwartship double berth w/ navy cushion covers w/white piping

Separate access to cockpit for privacy

Lots of storage

Adjacent head w/new faucet/shower/new New New Raritan Marine Elegance electric toilet

Forward Stateroom

Large V-Berth w/new navy cushion covers w/white piping

Second connected private head, with new faucet/shower/Raritan manual toilet

Hanging locker

Lots of storage

Hull and Rigging

Completely new upgrade to standing & running rigging.

Boom Vang w/control leads to cockpit.

4 Self-tailing cockpit winches for headsails.

2 Self-tailing Main roller-furler winches in cockpit.

Hull was painted at Safe Harbor Marina Greenport NY 2022 New zincs


New in-mast roller-furler Doyle Main Sail 2018

90% Yankee North Sails forestay w/Harken roller-furler

Staysail North Sails forestay w/Harken roller-furler

Fully battened mizzen w/new navy cover

Large cruising spinnaker w/snuffer shoot


All new Garnin electronics package 2022

Xantrex Freedom Inverter/charger SW 2000W

3 New 8D wet cell commercial marine grade batteries 2021

Power Plant

70 HP Westerbeke

High performance alternator mounted on main engine

Dual Racor fuel filters w/diversion valves/vacuum manual pump

External mounted oil filters & electric oil pan sump pump for oil changes


Navigation and Instruments

2 Autopilots: Robertson (mechanical drive) Simrad (cable driven)

ICOM 710 Single Sideband w/grounding plates 2001

Globalstar Sat phone/docking cradle w/connections for lap top

New Standard Horizon VHF fixed mount w/GPS & AIS

Ground Tackle

Plow/claw on bowsprit ? 100' all chain ground tackle

Large Danforth on cabin top

Navy anchor stored in port side cabin

Lemar Electric windlass on forepeak

Anchor wash down port side foredeck

Emergency tiller


3 New plastic water tanks w/ level gauges

New 20 gals holding tank

Custom black Winter cover comes in 3 tidy pieces ? no frame necessary ? making for easy storage. Connected by zippers, accommodates standing rigging. Hangs over stanchions, booms and dodger. Can be put on or removed while on water or land. Is great at retaining heat for winter work. 

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Bruce McDonald, CPYB

For more information about this yacht please contact Bruce McDonald, CPYB
We look forward to working with you!


Bruce McDonald, CPYB

Yacht Broker

1410 Manhanset Avenue

Greenport NY 11944 USA

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