1979, Whitby 42

Whitby 421979

83000.00Green Cove Springs, FL

  • Year: 1979
  • Length: 42'
  • Price: 83000.00
  • Located in Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • YW# 4071702

Ted Brewer designed the Whitby 42 in 1971 for Whitby Boat Works in Canada. She has a 13-foot beam, 32-foot 8-inch waterline, and a moderate 5-foot draft. High freeboard allows a commodious interior, a spacious engine room, and a very comfortable aft cabin. Ample water tankage of 290 gallons provides for showers in two heads, and a 210-gallon fuel capacity assures good range under power. A cavernous refrigerator/freezer keeps perishables during an extended cruise, a locker for wet oilskins abuts the main companionway ladder, and a handy workbench sits in the passage aft by the engine room.
Why Whitby 42’s are such a great cruising boat.Below decks, she is bright and open. Not like living in a cave.Engine room is spacious and easy to work on the engine, and other equipment.
The aft cabin has its own companionway to the cockpit and a walkthrough which is a safety concern.
Whitby 42’s were spec’d for a 45 HP engine. When they approached Ford Lehman for the engine, Lehman supplied 85HP engines for the same cost. I will say that there is no better marine engine than the Ford Lehman. We have never had one issue with it and have changed oil and fuel filters every 150 hours.
Her full keel is encapsulated. If going aground, the hull takes the full impact. Most modern boats have their keels bolted and glued on and you know what happens when they hit bottom.
Whitby’s have the most storage and tankage (water and fuel) of any boat on the market. Unbelievable the amount of storage space.
Her cockpit is deep and roomy.
Ketch rig is great no matter what the weather. If it blows, she is very comfortable under jib and mizzen.
Her hull and deck are built like a brick. Very well built boats with solid bottoms and only cored from the waterline to the gunwhales.
Whitby 42’s have a workbench which is very handy.

"Duchess" is one of the cleanest examples of the Whitby 42 that I have come across.  The current owners have lovingly cared for her for 19 years.  She has been to the Bahamas numerous times, cruised the East Coast and is very comfortable in any offshore passage.  From her yellow hull, new canvas and freshly applied varnished teak she is ready to continue her proven cruising capability.


Keel: Other


length Overall: 42.00 ft
Length Waterline: 32.67 ft
Max Draft: 5.00 ft
Displacement Measure: 23500.00 lb
Ballast Weight Measure: 8500.00 lb
Beam Measure: 13.00 ft


Engine Brand:Ford Lehman 254
Year Built: 1979
Engine Model:2712E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 1500
Engine Power:80|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks:2(290 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3(210 Gallons)


Number of double berths:
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

The stable Whitby 42 has wide side decks with boarding gates in the lifelines port and starboard for easy on and off.  There is also a sturdy boarding ladder at the stern to use while at anchor.  The center cockpit gives great protection from the elements while at sea or anchor. It is an easy step from the cockpit to the side deck and an easy walk fore or aft along the decks.  There is nice space on the foredeck for sail handling and on the aft deck for lounging or cleaning a fish. The bow has a dual roller system with electric windlass.  The headsail is on a roller furling. The canvas is in excellent condition with a dodger and bimini for cockpit protection.

The cockpit gives you access to the aft stateroom and main cabin through fore and aft companionways.  The aft access gives you access to the main cabin with an athwart ships master berth and large aft head with shower. You can move forward through the main cabin access to the engine room on the port side of the hallway and tool storage and a work bench on the right.  The engine room is a large space with room for a generator if desired, batteries, mechanical, filters and bilge access. Moving forward out into the main salon you have the charttable on the starboard side and the galley on the port side.  Firdge and freezer with plenty of storage cabinets and double sink. The dining table when not in use folds up to allow a great space in the mainsalon for passages. Moving forward is the forward head with shower and lots of storage.  All the way forward is the vberth with more storage and hanging lockers. The upholstery through out is in excellent condition along with all of the wood work.

Ford Lehman 85 HP 4D254 diesel engine
Borg Warner velvet drive transmission
Engine hours 3663
Hydraulic disk shaft break.
Adjustable gland stuffing box.
Single Morse control.
Engine spares, Water pump, Lift pump, hoses, thermostat,Injectors.
2 Racor fuel filters 500’s

Chart Plotter Simrad NSE 8
VHF Standard Horizon GX 2100 AIS, RAM 3 at helm.
Ray Marine Depth finder (new)
Data Marine speed and distance.
Auto Pilot Robertson AP11.
Ray Marine smart pilot
Ray Marine 6000 control head.
Richie and Sons 5” compass at helm.
Standard Horizon GPS Chart 175C at chart table.
Standard Horizon Handheld VHF HX750S c/w Charger.

6 Adult Life jackets 2 Mustang PDF’s
Life Sling (2).
2 Horseshoe Life Slings
Gulper 600 GPM Bilge pump with Alarm.
Rule 100 GPM primary Bilge Pump.
Whale Diaphragm bilge pump.
Aqua Alarm bilge pump monitor.
Boarding ladder, Transom and Amidship.
Emergency tiller.
Radar reflector.
Seacock Bungs.

Full Batten Main and Mizzen ( new 2020)
Two Gennies 100 and 150 Ulmar (In great shape)
Hood Jib Furl
Harken 55 self tailing jib winches two speed.
Harken 32 (2) Mainmast self tailing winches 2 speed (Harken)
Lewmar 16 (2) Mizzen mast self tailing winches.
Barient 21-32 Mainsheet winch.
All halyards are in brand new condition. (removed when on the hard)
Burgee Halyards Main and Mizzen
Adjustable topping lifts.
Boom Vang.
Preventer for main.

Teak Grating cockpit sole.
Atkens & Hoyle dingy davits.
Helmsman Stool.
Edson 36” leather wheel wrap.
Dodger and Bimini new 2022.

Rocna 45 LB
150’ ? BBB galvanized anchor chain with anchor swivel.
Lewmar Ocean 3 Anchor windlass and Gypsy
Control switch at helm, and remote.
200’ ¾” three strand nylon anchor rode.
150’ ?” three strand towing line.
2 1” anchor snubbers
Dingy anchor (Danforth).

3 burner with oven Shipmate Propane Stove.
Propane Regulator and solenoid switch.
Danfoss Compressor Refrigerator freezer.
1 Fiberglass 12 Lb and 1 Aluminum 12 Lb propane tank.
110 Volt hot plate.

12 Gal Hot water tank
Wilcox Crittenden Imperial 51 Heads.
Shut off valves to tank or sea.
23 Gal black water holding tank.
Whale Gulper toilet tank Macerator. With “Y” valve
West Marine 90 PSI fresh water pump.

(4) 6 Volt “TrojanDual” T105 house batteries.
12 Volt Series 31 Deep Cycle Starter Battery (New 2020)
12 Volt Series 31 Anchor Windlass battery
Balmar 100 Amp ancillary Alternator. With Control (House Batteries)
Honda 2000 gas generator portable.
2 Koycera 125 watt Solar panels.
Blue Sky 25 Amp Solar Boost with remote display.
Vitron Centaur 12 Volt 60 amp Battery charger.
Digital Echo Charger Xantrex.
Battery Isolator.
Pro Safe FS30 Galvanic Isolator.
Blue Sea AC DC Control Panel. LED Readouts.
Magnum MM Series 1200 watt Inverter/charger.
All House and Navigational Lights LED.
30 Amp power shore power supply. With 75’ Shore power chord.
4 USB power outlets.
110 volt LED Television with antenna.

Dual WMA. MP3 AM FM stereo with cabin and deck speakers.
8 BTU diesel Furnace.
Atkins and Hoyle Dingy Davits.
10’ Achilles hard bottom (Fiberglass) dingy.
Cockpit table and accessory holder.
Cole Wood Stove.
All equipment manuals and boat specifications.
Ford Lehman engine manual.
Assorted rigging equipment. Extras
Dock Lines and spare lines.
Mast Climber.
Jerry cans Water and Gas.
Dingy pump

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.