Westsail 42 for sale - Abaco Bahamas

  • July 05, 2018 7:19 AM
    Message # 6361500
    Deleted user

    Westsail 42 ketch

    PRICE $90,000

    Custom finished by Bud Taplan at his boatyard Worldcruiser Yacht Co.

    Major 4-year refit inside and out completed in 2018.


    Robert and Catherine Baldesari



    Feel free to email us for more photos or information.

    **Travel expenses to the Abacos, up to $2000, reimbursed if boat is purchased.

    We have owned Seahorse since 2000 and are the 5th owners. She has had comparatively light use during her time with us, sailing offshore ten times from our home port in Charleston, SC to the Abacos, Bahamas where we’d spend a few months at a time, and from Charleston to Annapolis where we lived aboard for one year there. Boat has recently been relocated from Charleston to Man O War Cay in the Abacos where she will be moored year around. We currently spend six months a year living aboard and cruising the Abacos.

    We’ve enjoyed cruising and taking care of her during our stewardship of Seahorse and it shows. The itemized systems list demonstrates the degree of time, energy, and expense we’ve given her over the last 18 years, but particularly in the past few years. There are relatively few 45 year-old sailboats that have been maintained to this level and are currently in turnkey cruising condition.


    Going down the main companionway from the cockpit, the U-shaped dinette is to port and galley is starboard. Dinette table is adjustable and sole is raised a step, otherwise the rest of the cabin sole is all the same level. Fridge access is from top-lifting hatch and side door; freezer has two top-lifting hatches.

    Forward of the galley on the starboard side is the main cabin settee that converts to a double bed. Across from the settee is the navigation station and large chest of drawers.

    Moving toward the bow is the forward head with a hanging locker and cabinets. 

    Forward are large port and starboard sail/storage lockers, and then two anchor chain lockers behind a bulkhead with two access doors.

    Moving aft from the galley is the passageway to the master stateroom and second head. Double-door access to the engine room is on the right and “garage” storage on the left. 

    Master stateroom has a hanging locker and dresser on the left and door to the second head around the mizzen mast on the port side. Separate berths can be made into a king-sized bed with middle triangle insert. Aft head has a shower and two storage lockers, as well as a second access door to the engine room.


    Year 1975

    Hull Number 62

    LOA 42.92 

    LWL  33.33

    Beam 13.00

    Draft 5.67

    12000 lbs

    31500 lbs


    Perkins 4.236 85HP - 2100 hrs

    Fuel tanks - total capacity 150 gals - center and port replaced 2015 - aluminum with coal tar coating

    SeaFire Halon system - engine room plus 4 additional fire extinguishers 

    High water bilge pump with alarm

    Cutlass bearing replaced - 2017

    Ocean Air (now Ocean Breeze) 17 BTU electric central heat/air main cabin - 2011; separate built in 5K BTU AC unit aft in master stateroom

    Rigging, Sails and Canvas:

    Mack sails - full set 2018 with MackPacks - roller furling jib and staysail, battened main with 2 reef points, battened mizzen

    Schaffer roller furling system for jib (model 2000)

    Roller furling staysail

    Roller furling lead lines and hardware for jib and staysail replaced - 2017

    Custom full cockpit enclosure - Sunbrella/Strataglas/Screen - 2017

    Sunbrella cockpit cushions (closed cell), hatch, handrail, caprail, and helm covers, plus full deck sun awning

    Standing rigging - replaced 1999 (right before we purchased the boat)

    Dutchman boom break

    Cockpit winches - Barient - two SS 32’s (self-tailing) for jib sheets, two SS 28’s for staysail sheets, two chrome 10s for jib and staysail furling lines, two chrome 22s (one being used for topping lift)


    Garmin echoMAP chartplotter 50 series - 2017

    Furuno GPS GP-37 (back-up)

    B&G Autopilot h1000 - 2010

    Raymarine depth sounder ST40 - 2017

    Furuno radar Model 1621 Mark-2

    Icom M-45 cockpit VHF, antenna on mizzen

    Icom M-502 with remote mic at nav station, antenna on main

    Helle Marine LED nav lights - masthead tricolor/anchor, steaming, bow, stern - 2017


    Onan 7.5K Generator - 2017 (650 hrs)

    Balmar Max charge MC-614 voltage regulator

    Kyocera KC-Series Solar panels - 2 - with Solar Boost 3024i charge controller, Blue Sky IPN-ProRemote charge controller and system monitor - 2010

    Lifeline Group 31 AGM Batteries - 4 house, 1 starter - 105 amp each - 2017

    Xantrex Link 20 Battery monitor

    Truecharge 20A Battery charger, Xantrex 40A Battery charger spare

    Two 30A shore power inputs and multiple shore power cables

    Ground tackle:

    Maxwell windlass H3500 with dual chain gypsies - 2017

    65lb claw with 125ft 3/8” G4 chain and 200ft 3/4” line

    45kg Barnacle with 100ft 3/8” G4 chain and 200ft 3/4” line

    40lb Danforth spare

    Water tanks - Total capacity 150 gals - center, port, and starboard replaced 2008 - GRP material

    Raritan 6 gal 1700 Series electric/engine heat exchanger hot water heater - 2015

    Wilcox Crittenten Skipper heads - 2 - last rebuild 2018

    Raritan holding tank 


    Bottom - ferro-blasted, 2 coats epoxy sealer, 2 coats bottom paint - 2017 - no blisters found

    Topsides - painted - 2014

    Cabin tops and sides - painted - 2013

    Handrails, fife rails, helm, cockpit ditty box, and main companionway hatch - stripped and re-varnished with 8-10 coats - 2017

    Decks - teak removed 2013 - re-epoxied and re-painted - 2018

    Caprail forward of cockpit removed and re-bedded - 2016

    Fore and aft deck hatches re-built - 2017

    Portlights (10) -  glass and gaskets replaced - 2010

    All deck hardware re-bedded - 2017

    Salt water deck pump - 2018


    Hillerange 3-burner propane stove/oven

    Corian sink/countertop and original maple block counter

    Coldplate fridge/freezer

    UV water filter to under-sink household filter

    Force 10 Large Model propane grill 

    2-20lbs propane tanks in lazarette

    Microwave and Toaster oven - 2018


    Interior completely refinished with varnish and paint - 2017

    Brushed velvet upholstery

    Corian counter/sink in both heads

    3/4” Armaflex industrial-grade insulation installed between cabin tops and interior overhead panels, along hull in cabinets, and engine room - 2017

    Interior 12v light fixtures and/or bulbs replaced with LED - 2017

    Helle Turbo cabin fans replaced - 4 - 2018

    Marinco solar-powered deck-mounted ventilation fans 6 - 2017


    Fresh water pump - 2017

    Shower sump pump - 2017

    Stainless boarding ladder with teak steps 

    Numerous spare parts and multiple extra lines

    Achilles 10’ air-keel inflatable dinghy with 2-stroke 8HP Yamaha

    7/8/18 - updated per Roberts request - current location and # of extinguishers. DJB

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  • July 07, 2018 8:01 AM
    Reply # 6364388 on 6361500
    Anonymous member (Administrator)


    She looks and sounds great -- thanks for posting and good luck with the sale.

    What size and age is the holding tank?  


    Last modified: July 07, 2018 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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