Neff Yacht Sales / Used 42 foot CATALINA 42 MKII Cruising Sailboat - Our Third Child


Our Third Child

1996 • 42' (12.80 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$110,000 USD

This 3-cabin version of the popular Catalina 42 Mk II has been lightly used and is very clean. Our Third Child spent the first years of its existence on the Great Lakes and has been on the Southern Chesapeake Bay since 2007. With 2 aft cabins, the forward master with Pullman berth, full head & separate shower, large dinette and lateral galley, this model is well set out, very spacious and a popular cruising boat.

Our Third Child has the following equipment and upgrades:

Airconditioning (2 units 2008)
Garmin Chartplotter (2015)
Garmin Radar (2015)
Electric windlass
New mast (2005)
Inmast furling mainsail (2005)
Combined Fridge & Freezer
New running rigging (2017/8)
Cockpit cushions (2008)
New interior upholstery (2007)

Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ sock (2010) - hardly used.
Dodger (2013)
Bimini (2017)
Bottom peeled, re-epoxied (2010) and bottom painted (2020)

Looking for a clean boat? Come and see Our Third Child.


Vessel Information

Model: 42 MKII
Model Year: 1996
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 42' (12.80 m)
Beam Feet: 13' (4.22 m)
Draft Feet: 4' (1.47 m)
Engine Info: Single, Yanmar
Staterooms: 3

Location: Deltaville, Virginia United States
City: Deltaville
Country: United States


The two aft cabins have large double bunks and generous storage cabinets. The engine compartment can be accessed from each cabin. The aft head is forward of the starboard cabin. The aft-facing chart table is to port.

The galley is along the starboard hull, with combined top and front opening fridge/freezer, microwave, propane stove and double S/S sinks with storage above and below counter level. Countertops are Corian.

The dinette is to port with large table, curved settee and midships bench seat. The aft end of the settee doubles as the nav station seat.

The forward cabin has a double pullman berth to port, storage below and along the starboard hull. A large hatch provides light and ventilation. The forward head has a long vanity along the starboard hull, the head to port and a large, walk-in shower in the bow. The forward bulkhead of the shower opens into a large storage locker.


  • Princess 3-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Goldstar Microwave
  • Adler Barbour Fridge/Freezer (top and front loading)
  • Double S/S sink
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Corian countertop
  • Storage


  • Garmin 3210 Chartplotter (2015)
  • Garmin Radar
  • Raymarine ST6000 Autopilot
  • Autohelm Depthsounder
  • Autohelm Speed (not working)
  • Autohelm Wind instrument
  • Autohelm SeaTalk GPS repeater at nav station
  • Apelco VHF
  • Sony Stereo w/ 10 CD changer


  • 110v/12V system
  • Mermaid Aircon, 2 Units - 16K & 10K BTU (2008)
  • 1 x 4D Wet Cell Start battery (2018)
  • 2 x 4D Wet Cell House batteries (2018)
  • 1 x GR27 Windlass battery
  • Battery charger (2016)
  • Heart Interface battery monitor
  • Water heater (8 g)
  • 7 x 12V fans
  • 110V fans

Sails and Rigging

  • Original mast replaced in 2005 to allow for inmast furling mast
  • Inmast furling mainsail (2005)
  • Genoa (original - lightly used, regularly inspected & sacrificial cloth re-stitched)
  • Furling forestay
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ sock (2010 - hardly used)
  • Running rigging replaced over past 3 years.
  • 2 x Lewmar ST40 secondary winches on coachroof
  • 2 x Lewmar ST54 primary winches on coaming
  • Traveller forward of dodger.

Deck and Cockpit

  • Delta 40lb anchor w/ chain & rode (+/- 150') (2017)
  • Danforth 18lb anchor
  • Maxwell 800 Electric windlass
  • Deep anchor locker
  • S/S railings on coachroof.
  • Dodger (2013)
  • Bimini (2017)
  • Connector
  • Cockpit cushions (2007)
  • Perchseats with cushions on stern rail
  • Pod re-configured with Edson pods for instruments
  • Folding cockpit table - original removed to create more space (original stored at owner's home)
  • Removable central stern seat w/ 'hump cushion' allows for walkthrough to transom (stored at owner's home)
  • Deep lazarettes port & starboard aft
  • Radar pole on port transom
  • Transom cleats
  • Cockpit shower
  • Swim ladder folds up to fill in stern rail
  • Transom steps w/ storage
  • Magma propane BBQ


  • Jabsco manual toilets
  • Bottom painted & Hull waxed (October 2020)
  • Bottom peeled & epoxy coated (2010)
  • Salon upholstery replaced 2007
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Life jackets
  • Safety equipment.

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