2017 Broadblue 42 Catamaran

$330,000 USD

If you are looking for a fast, quality bluewater catamaran suitable for single-handing, take a look at this Broadblue 42, currently located in Grenada, West Indies.

As you walk into the saloon, you will notice the amazing 360 degrees panoramic view through glass windows, 6 1/2 feet of headroom and stunning interior craftsmanship. The three-cabin layout features a generous owner`s suite with a large, comfortable head and what must be the most spacious shower with bench on any vessel of this size leaving the port hull with two cabins (two double beds, one single) for crew and guests.

• New starting batteries (May 2017) • New fiberglass 17lb. propane tanks (2 ea.) • Diamond Stays replaced by Turbulence (Nov 2017) • New Full Batten 9.77 oz. Dacron Doyle Mainsail (Nov 2017) • New Main sheet and main halyard (Nov 2017) • 300’ of new 3/8” galvanized G4 anchor chain and new gypsy (Jan 2018) • New Quick 1500 Watt windlass motor (Mar 2018) • Windlass shaft and bearing rebuilt (Mar 2018) • New trampolins (Nov 2018) • AIS Transponder Em-Trak B350 (Feb 2019) • Coppercoat anti-fouling (Aug 2019) • 2 x Brunton’s Autoprop with RopeStrippers (upgraded hubs replaced Aug 2019)

This catamaran has custom features such as a professionally built gentleman’s workshop in the owners side with a full complement of tools, double seat at the helm with adjustable foot rests, diving compressor, single side band radio with Pactor modem, hard Bimini with inner liner and full enclosure. It has been designed and equipped for safe, comfortable, short-handed long distance cruising. There is a vast number of power and other tools and numerous spares for all relevant systems. The boat is ready to go anywhere the new owner wishes to take her. The current owner sailed her from Grenada, single-handing across the Atlantic to Spain and Portugal, then returning to the Caribbean thus fulfilling his dream of completing the North Atlantic circuit in a one-year voyage. He is now ready to pass the boat into new hands to pursue a professional career at sea.

Features like the remote engine control allow working the anchor on the foredeck while being able to control the engines at the same time from there as well. The autopilot can be controlled from anywhere with a wireless remote control which also produces all relevant navigational and weather information by displaying NMEA data on the handheld screen.

Other features: Upgraded 55 HP engines with a cruising speed of 6 knots at 1800 rpm, Onan 9.5 KW generator, washing machine, A/C with three separate controls, Solara solar panels, three sinks/three faucets in the galley, top loading freezer and front loading fridge, “Quick” anchor winch 1500 W with remote control & chain counter. Extensive documentation is available aboard.

The Broadblue line continues to emphasise safety oriented passage making in comfort & style! This particular vessel has had professional, live-aboard owners and has been exceptionally well maintained.

Batteries, electrics and tankage • 2 x 80 amp/hr engine start batteries • 6 x 110 amp/hr Victron domestic batteries • 2 x 220/240 V sockets in each aft cabin • 2 x 220/240 V socket in galley • 2 x 220/240 V socket to saloon • 1 x 30m x 220/240 shore lead • 1 x 220/240 V immersion heater to calorifier • Sterling booster • Philippi BCM1 battery monitor • Victron BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 100/50 • Cummins ONAN 9.5 kW MDKAW generator 220 V/50 Hz (injection pump new May 2019) 2200hrs • 100 amp/hr Victron Centaur battery charger (new April 2019) • 2500 W Victron Phoenix inverter • 1 x 12 V socket at chart table • 1 x 12 V socket at helm position • AC/DC distribution panel with circuit breakers • ELCB to AC panel • Volt meters and amp meters to 220/240 v AC & 12 V DC systems • Fuel, water & holding tank gauges at chart table • LED lighting throughout boat • Red night-lighting on steps and companionway • 2 x Engine bay lights (LED) • Steaming & Deck & Stern floodlights • Tri - Light at mast head (LED)

Galley • Triple sink with four faucets • Large solid work surfaces • 4 Burner stove with fiddles • Propane Gas remote electric valve • Oven • Trash bin • Storage cupboards & drawers • Ventilation hatch above galley • Top loading stainless steel lined Freezer (Frigoboat) with K50 compressor and keel cooler • Front loading stainless steel lined Fridge (Frigoboat) with K 50 compressor and keel cooler • Filter for drinking water Seagull IV X-1F • All small appliances bolted down for safety under way • Microwave • Electric kettle • Coffee maker • Toaster

Engines • Upgraded Volvo 55 HP engines x 2 (2600 hrs each) • Racor fuel / water separator and filters • 2 x Stainless steel fuel tanks • Engine ventilation and air intake on transom • Raw water filter to each engine • Engine bays painted in fire retardant gel coat • Each engine bay sound-proofed • Engine access through deck hatch on aft deck • Electro-mechanic Morse KE-4a Twin lever controls in cockpit • Extension lead with remote handheld Morse engine controls • Manual engine stops in cockpit • Siphon breaks fitted to raw water lines to engines • Engine panels with tachometers, warning lights, alarm & engine hour meter in cockpit • 2 x Brunton’s Autoprop with RopeStrippers (upgraded hubs replaced Aug 2019)

Construction • One-piece hull and deck mouldings are hand laid glassfibre, using powder - bound mat, biaxial woven rovings, isopthalic resin, and Kevlar reinforcement in high load areas. • Below the waterline, the hulls are solid laminate, while the topsides and deck incorporate an end grain balsa core. • The deck has an integrally moulded non-slip finish. The hull and deck joint is fully bonded and protected by a substantial rubbing strake. • Many of the structural bulkheads are of vacuum bagged foam core • The interior furniture is fully bonded, in a light and stiff ‘honeycomb’ structure is created. • The Broadblue 42 is virtually unsinkable due to its watertight bulkheads and buoyancy compartments fore and aft. The keels are integrally molded and sealed off from the hulls forming a double bottom.

Hardware • Gas locker/Anchor & Sail locker on foredeck • 6 x Mooring cleats • 2 x Anchor cleat • 2 x Mid - spring cleats • Quick 1500 W electric anchor windlass with deck foot switches and helm-control to self-launch bow roller • Quick remote control with chain counter and light for windlass • 1 Pair Stainless Steel pushpits with stern light • 1 Pair Stainless Steel pulpits with seats • Port and Starboard navigation lights • Stainless Steel stanchion bases with 600 mm stanchions • 1 x 19 Stainless Steel lifelines • 1 x set lifeline gates to transoms • 1 pair coachroof Stainless Steel grab handles • 1 pair Trampolines • Large self-draining cockpit • 1 x large cockpit locker • Helmsman’s seat • 1 x Cockpit table in teak • 2 x jib tracks • 2 x jib cars • 2 x Genoa & Spinnaker winches Harken 40 2-speed • 1 x Halyard & Mainsheet winch – Harken 44 2-speed Electric • 2 x Jibsheet winch – Harken 44 2-speed Electric • 1 x traveller winch Harken 40 • 1 x Mast winch mast mounted Harken 16 • Transom steps inlaid with teak • Deck shower to starboard side • Stainless Steel Chainplates • 1 x Forebeam Assembly with Forestay Chainplate • Stainless Steel boarding ladder to starboard • Leather covered steering wheel & SeaStar hydraulic steering • 2 x brackets for fishing rod • 2 x Simpson stainless davits 225kg • Tender Aruba A10 2.1 m (10 ft 2 in), 52 kg (115 lbs) with sun cover (new 2015) • Outboard Nissan 9.8 hp

Spars, Rigging & Sails • Fully battened Mainsail with roller cars and 3 reef points (65 sq. m. new in 2018) • Furling Genoa with U.V strip and Profurl reefing (72 sq. m. new in 2006) • Furling Jib with U.V strip and Profurl reefing (36 sq. m. new in 2006) • Spinnaker - symmetrical (150 sq. m. new in 2014) • Storm Jib (never used) • Anodised Aluminium mast deck stepped Z-Spars (19 m from deck) • Mast steps to first spreader • Anodised Aluminium Boom • Rod-kicker • Standing Rigging in 1 x 19 Stainless Steel with bronze bodied roll swaged rigging screws • Bowsprit (90 cm) • VHF Antenna fitted with wire run to chart table • Emergency VHF Antenna • 1 x Mainsail halyard • 1 x Genoa halyard • 2 x Genoa sheets • 2 x Spinaker sheets • 2 x Jib sheets (new July 2019) • 1 x Spinnaker / Cruising Chute halyard • 1 x Mainsail topping lift • 1 x Mainsheet • 1 x Topping lift • 1 Set Lazyjacks • 4 x Winch handles • 2 x Winch handle pockets in cockpit • Sail cover

Electronics & Navigation • Suunto compass • Chart plotter Raymarine E80 at helm • Chart plotter E120 at chart table • Raymarine ST 60 wind instrument at helm • Raymarine St 7001 Autopilot control at helm • Raymarine Tridata instrument at helm • Raymarine SmartController wireless remote with NMEA data on screen • VHF radio Icom M-601 at chart table with command mic at helm • Handheld waterproof floating DSC VHF radio Icom M910 • SSB HF radio Icom M710 with Pactor USBIII • 2 x AEG Voxtel PMR R300 handheld VHF radios • McMurdo ICS Nav6 Navtex • Secondary GPS Furuno GP32 • Handheld GPS Garmin GPS72H • Multiplexer MiniPlex-41USB • WiFi extender and LTE router Yachtrouter II (new 2019) • Sony TV and 2 x audio system • Epson printer

Safety • 10 x fire extinguishers, CO2 and powder • 2 x Fireboy automatic engine shutdown and override system • 3 x Firemaster automatic powder fire extinguisher for engines and generator • 6 x self-inflating life jackets (inspected Feb 2019) • 1 x Zodiac 6-person life raft ISO 9650 (inspected Feb 2019) • Grab-bag with flares etc. • Rescue sling • 2 x solid life belts with automatic light, drogue & whistle • Jack lines • Epirb McMurdo Smartfind G5 • High powered search-light at helm • Radar reflector

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About the Broadblue 385

Simon Davidson and Robert Underwood
Broadblue Catamarans
# Built
Hull Type
Catamaran Twin Keel
Solid lam. below waterline w kevlar


Length Overall
38 8 / 11.8 m
Waterline Length
35 9 / 10.9 m
19 7 / 6 m
3 4 / 1 m
15,880 lbs / 7,201 kg

Rig and Sails

Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
776 ft2 / 72.1 m2
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Mast Height
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Diesel X 2
Fuel Capacity
132 gal / 500 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
125 gal / 473 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.01 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
good performance
Comfort Ratio
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for coastal cruising


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