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Seller's Description

Upon the introduction of the Hunter Passage 42 Cruising World provided a review by Quentin Warren which included the following:

“When Hunter Marine introduced their voluminous new Passage 42 at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall, it was pick-a-number-and-stand- in-line for the non-stop throng of curious onlookers who came to see what the latest word in floating amenities was all about. Hunter had announced that they were taking “a bold step into the center cockpit arena with a striking new design.”

Quentin then added:

“We sailed the Passage 42 in a steady 20 knots of breeze and found the boat to be controllable and maneuverable, likely a dividend of the large balanced rudder positioned well aft and the efficiency of her wing keel”

Bleu Belle is a one of a kind turnkey boat. She has like new sails and running rigging, plus a completely new standing rigging; and a long list of upgrades. She is easy to manage while under sail and the 2006 (75 HP) Turbo Yanmar (1500 hrs) coupled to an Autostream feathering prop is an excellent combination while under power. The Maxwell electric windlass along with a new G-4 chain and 8 plait anchor rode connected to a 45lb Lewmar CQR anchor provides for secure anchoring.

Bleu Belle is spacious, warm and comfortable below. With Sunbrella reupholstery, the salon is perfect for dining or entertaining the crew. The fully equipped galley includes a new microwave, a Trident controlled propane stove with oven; plus ample storage capacity. Privacy was certainly a major consideration for the designers who contemplated extended cruising. Two staterooms, each with an electric head provides comfort and privacy. The master stateroom offers a queen-size walk around berth, storage and hanging lockers. The adjoining full head even has a shower-tub. The forward guest quarters has a full-size berth, desk vanity and adjoining head. The 8kw Onan Genset provides much appreciated creature comfort


Equipment: 2021 New Raymarine i70 instrument package New Raymarine ACU-400 Autopilot New Raymarine Axiom 9 Multifunctional Display with Navionics Nav US & CA Chart New Smart TVs in the main salon and the master stateroom. New Sony Marine Stereo New 1500 Watt Inverter New Standard Horizon Commercial VHF/AIS with Remote New Engine Motor Mounts New LED lights (interior and exterior) Engine and Genset serviced by a Certified Yanmar and Onan Technician Air conditioners serviced at factory (Mermaid)

2019 New Bottom Paint New AGM Starting Battery New (2) 8D AGM House Batteries New 40 Amp Tru Charge Battery Charger New Battery Isolator New refrigerator and freezer

2018 New Bergstrom and Ridder Standing Rigging New Interlux 2000E Bottom Barrier Primer New Bottom Paint New Seaward Water Heater New Engine Blower New Exhaust Loops New Galvanic Isolator New Holding Tank in line Vent Filter New Fuel Tank in line Vent Filter New Deck Paint New Forward Hatch New Front Salon Window New 70 ft G-4 3/8in Galvanized Anchor chain spliced to 200 ft 5/8in 8 plait rode. New Microwave New Custom companionway Doors New Dingy Davits.

2013 New Doyle Mainsail Cradle

2009 New Lewmar 45 lb CQR Reupholstered interior with Sunbrella Fabric

2008 New Seaward 3 burner propane stove with oven New Trident propane controller New Garhaurer Boom Vang New Garhaurer dingy lift New Whisker Pole

2007 New main sail

2006 New Harken Pro Furl mk III including forestay, foil, mechanical attachments New 75 hp (4JFE-TE-98) Yanmar Turbo Diesel (1504 hours) New engine room thru hulls New 35 Gallon Holding Tank New PSS Dripless prop seal New Autostream Feathering Prop New Fortress anchor New 150 % North headsail


Hunter Design Team
Hunter Marine
# Built


Length Overall
42 5 / 13 m
Waterline Length
37 11 / 11.6 m
14 0 / 4.3 m
4 11 / 1.5 m
24,000 lb / 10,886 kg
7,700 lb / 3,493 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
816′² / 75.8 m²
Total Sail Area
816′² / 75.8 m²
Sail Area
372′² / 34.6 m²
47 11 / 14.6 m
15 5 / 4.7 m
Air Draft
60 2 / 18.4 m
Sail Area
444′² / 41.3 m²
55 6 / 16.9 m
16 0 / 4.9 m
Forestay Length
57 9 / 17.6 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
70 gal / 265 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
150 gal / 568 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
9.9 kn
Classic: 8.26 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

9.87 knots
Classic formula: 8.26 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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