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1975 Whitby Boat Works Whitby 42

La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
$110,000 USD

Very sharp Vintage Blue Water WHITBY BOAT WORKS WHITBY 42..! The strength of the Whitby 42 clearly lies in her accommodations and is justifiably regarded as one of the most livable production boats to be found in this size range.

If you are looking for Blue Water adventure or Coastal cruising put this one at the top of the list..!

You can begin your cruising in the heart of the world most renowned cruising grounds. La Paz, Mexico, the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and home to dozens of gorgeous anchorages with crystal clear warm waters, white sandy beaches, wonderful swimming and diving

She is set up to cruise the open water. Seller loves the overall layout, roomy and cozy cabin areas and is easy to navigate. Equipped with a large salon, very comfortable navigation station including a workbench along the passageway between the navigation station and aft stateroom.

The “U” shaped galley, one of the seller’s favorites, is spacious and perfectly positioned to keep the cook, out of the way of passengers and crew. There are good-sized staterooms forward and aft and both have large adjoining heads and 1 with shower.

Powered by Ford Lehman 80 HP Diesel inboard, (4) Solar Panels and a strong list of updates, options, and Sail inventory. She is rigged for Single-Handed..!

SAILS Two full battens Mains. Full battens Mizzen. 130% heavy Genoa. 115% heavy Genoa. New Trysail. New Gale sail over furled genoa. 160% light wind Genoa. Asymmetrical Spinnaker with a sock. Symmetrical Spinnaker with a sock. Whisker and spinnaker poles. All sails are in good or better condition. Selden Rodkicker Boomvang for main boom. Lazy jacks on main and mizzen Harken roller furling

ACCOMMODATIONS The cockpit has dual companionways: aft to aft queen cabin with 2 lockers, numerous storage cabinets, and enclosed electrical head w/sink, 3 mirrors and countertop plus storage. Walkthrough on stbd side has workbench w/vise. Chart storage under counter above the fuel tank. Entering main cabin fwd facing chart table w/seat to stbd. Radar swings into companionway for cockpit visibility. Opposite to port is a U-shaped galley with sink fwd w/counter space, gimbaled stove, refrigerator & freezer under aft countertops. Main salon has an L-shaped settee which pulls out to a double. Dining table folds up from bulkhead and folds open to seat 6. Teak hatches over bilge compartments, custom built in shelves and cabinets to stbd, counter area has fold down table w/bookshelf and manuals behind. Fwd to stbd is the hanging locker; opposite to port shower with manual head (no sink). Inside v-berth cabin port and stbd are 2 sail lockers, one used to be part of the head and hanging locker. Double v-bunk has storage cabinets outboard for clothes and chain locker with access fwd. Under and behind all inside cushions are anti-mildew pads. Temperature adjustable heating cables installed all around the boat to prevent condensation inside all enclosed areas.

GALLEY Refrigeration: 12v Danfoss cold machine refrigeration system. Freezer: 12v Engel freezer. Stove: Shipmate 3 burners gimbaled propane stove/oven. Sink: Single Corian, built-in counter top. Water System: Pressure water system. Whale Gusher water foot pumps. Saltwater faucet for galley sinks. Freshwater system can be connected to the shore. Water heater: 120v with engine heat exchanger 12 gal. Other: Two aluminum propane tanks. Xintex Propane monitoring system. Seagull potable water filters system.

ELECTRONICS SSB Radio: SEA 235. Radar: Furuno Model1623 flat-screen ‘99. VHF: Standard Horizon GX2200 Metrix AIS/GPS. Autopilot: Simrad NAC-3 autopilot. GPS: Garmin, with charts. AIS: Matsutec. Stereo: Clarion Marine cassette radio with 4 inside and 2 outside speakers. TV: Majestic TV, DVD player, and a computer monitor.

SONAR: EchoPilot forward-looking sonar with speed transducer. WIND SPEED & DIRECTION: Clipper.

OTHER: Satellite phone Inmarsat with marine dock station. 406 EPIRB. Weather Station: Navtex “MeteoMan” Burglar alarm system: Viper. Wi-Fi antenna: Powerful Omnidirectional.

ELECTRICAL Electrical system: 12V / 120V. Batteries: 5 SPS Meridian M 180B NorthStar, 180 amp-hours each, 2019. Three Nanopulser sulfation buildup inhibitor PG-12N controllers. Battery switches: Yes. Battery monitor: Yes. Inverter: 2200 watt Cobra Marine. Interior lighting: All cabins and navigation lights are fluorescent, LED, or have LED light bulbs. Batteries chargers: AGM 50 AH battery with storage low ampere charger for 12 V diving compressor & 12 amps ProSport and 60 amps ProCharger Ultra - Diving equipment not included Solar panels (4) 100 watt solar panels Alternator: Balmar 100 amp alternator. Other: 12v breaker box with 24 circuit breakers. 120v breaker box with main and 6 circuit breakers. Tree Alpenglow dual-color and wattage lights. Eight 2-speed “Hella” fans. One Multi-color LED light in the galley. All rigging grounded. Shore power 120V monitor.

MECHANICAL BILGE PUMP: One electrical one manual. FIVE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS TWIN FUEL WATER SEPARATOR Raycor. TWO INLINE FUEL FILTERS. FUEL SHUT OFF: Emergency engine stop. SPACE HEATER: Newport diesel. PROPELLER: 3-blade fixed. STEERING: Wheel; Tiller for emergency. RUDDER: Modified, hydraulic drive rebuilt ‘12. EIGHT ST winches. WATERMAKER: Power Survivor, rebuilt ‘08. GENSET: Custom built Genset 5.5 HP 12V 160 amp alternator.

OTHER ALARM SYSTEMS: Battery, bilge, engine temperature, oil pressure, CO2, water separator. Deck and galley sink washdown pump. Electrical macerators pump ‘08. Six persons Plastimo life raft. Hard dodger with glass windshield and electrical wiper. Hardtop with arch and mainsheet traveler. Full-size deck cover. Hi-tech custom made main stateroom mattress. Electrical Simpson-Lawrence Pacific V3000 windlass ‘07. 55 lb. CQR anchor with 300’ chain rod regalvanized ‘06. 40 lb. Danforth anchor with 30’ chain and 300’ rode. 35 lb. Danforth anchor with 20’ chain and 250’ rode.

Make sure to look through all the details, pictures and options that are listed below. If you have any questions, would like to schedule a personal viewing or make an offer, feel free to contact me anytime.!

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Specs

Designer
Edward S. Brewer
Builders
Ft. Myers Yacht & Shipbuilding
Whitby Boat Works Ltd.
Associations
?
# Built
300
Hull
Monohull
Keel
?
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 11 / 12.8 m
Waterline Length
32 8 / 10 m
Beam
12 11 / 4 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
23,500 lb / 10,659 kg
Ballast
8,000 lb / 3,629 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Ketch
Reported Sail Area
875′² / 81.3 m²
Total Sail Area
702′² / 65.2 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
322′² / 30 m²
P
43 0 / 13.1 m
E
14 11 / 4.6 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
380′² / 35.3 m²
I
49 0 / 14.9 m
J
15 5 / 4.7 m
Forestay Length
51 4 / 15.7 m
Mizzen
PY
31 5 / 9.6 m
EY
10 11 / 3.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Ford Lehman
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
180 gal / 681 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
290 gal / 1,098 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 7.66 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.

Formula

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

8.01 knots
Classic formula: 7.66 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.1
16-20: good performance

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.

Formula

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.
17.07
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
34.1
<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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

34.05
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
300.7
275-350: heavy

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.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
300.66
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
33.4
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

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.

Formula

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
33.4
<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
1.8
<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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.81
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Whitby 42 is a rugged-looking, full keeled, heavy displacement cruiser designed by Ted Brewer in 1973 but lacking the “Brewer bite” that improved the performance of her sisterships, the Brewer 12.8 and Brewer 44. Although the most commercially successful of Ted Brewer’s designs, and considered a good value, liveaboard shoal water cruiser, opinion is that the Whitby 42 is not as rugged as she might suggest. Although she has completed serious offshore passages, weaknesses in her construction mean that she is not the preferred choice for serious blue water sailors. Not renowned for performance under sail, the accommodations are perhaps the real attraction of this center cockpit cruiser as well as the 5′ draft which is excellent for shoal waters.

History

The first Whitby 42 splashed out of the yard in Ontario, Canada in 1973. Whitby Yachts, owned by Kurt and Doris Hansen, went on to build 200 hulls from 1973 to 1983. Previous to this, Whitby Boat Works had built the Alberg 30 and Alberg 37. With the 42′ construction quality gradually improved until 1983. Production then shifted south to Fort Myers Shipyard in Florida where another 32 of these ketches were built along with the Brewer 12.8 and Brewer 44. The Myers versions have a reputation as having the highest quality construction. The 12.8 design substituted a cutter rig instead of the Whitby’s ketch rig, added a Brewer bite to the full keel and added a centerboard. The hulls are lighter and stronger, and the weight savings are used to increase ballast and stability. The Brewer 44’s are a stretch version of the 12.8’s.

Boat Configuration

The Whitby 42 has a modern center cockpit aft stateroom with walk through arrangement. Forward is a large V-berth. There is a forward head with shared shower. In the salon, a L-shaped settee dinette arrangement is offset by two swivel chairs. The swivel chairs illustrate that the Whitby 42 was geared more as a liveaboard than a serious offshore cruiser. A U-shaped galley is aft to port. The walkway has low headroom due to the cockpit lockers. The aft cabin has a full width bunk with en-suite head.

Construction

The hull has balsa cored topsides like many Canadian manufacturers of this vintage. Below are alternating layers of mat and woven roving with polyester resin. The hull and deck is secured on most by pop rivets. Enlaid is a molded liner to stiffen the hull and provide interior structure though at the expense of hull access. She has a ketch rig. The engine was a great 67 HP Ford Lehman that provides plenty of punch.

Under Sail

Sailing performance, though better than a Westsail 42, is still a bit of a weakness. Not only does she have a rather full keel with connected rudder, but her buttocks are more rounded so she is more tender than her rugged looks and heavy displacement might suggest. Without a bowsprit she has wicked weather helm. Otherwise she is a stout boat for the trades with her shoal draft of 5-feet able to access the shallowest of harbors.

Buyers Notes

Owners advise buyers to examine the water tanks which are oddly fiberglass with an aluminum top plate. Another problem is the keel fuel tank which sits down deep in the bilge. The hull to deck is often secured by stainless steel rivets although many took up the option of through bolts. The mizzen mast does not have a solid glass radii and is prone to compression. Look for 42’s with a bowsprit to reduce weather helm and increase performance.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Kretschmer, John. “Whitby 42.” Used Boat Notebook. Pages 164 – 167.
» Hornor, Jack. “Whitby 42.” Boat US.
» The Whitby – Brewer Sailboat Association. The Whitby Owners Forum


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