'Wanuskewin', a Catalina 42 MkII for Sale
by Owner, Dave Viglierchio

'Wanuskewin', my Catalina 42 MkII is set-up for extended cruising and is ready to go just as soon as you are. Back in the USA after a 4-year adventure along the Pacific coasts of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, this sought-after hull design has proven her sailing worth. Currently in the Lucaya, Grand Bahama, third season in the Bahamas.

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, berthWanuskewin', a Catalina 42 MkII

A fantastic, early example of the very popular Catalina 42 MKII. The Nelson-Marek hull design, often used for racing, she is clean and has been very well maintained. Her large, welcoming cockpit is great for entertaining and comfort under way. Down below, the 2 cabin, Pullman berth configuration is perfect for guests, and a large convertible dining settee completes comfortable sleeping arrangements for 6.

She is a great sailing vessel both on and off the wind, so much so that you will find yourself sailing and enjoying the ocean while others have switched on the diesel (all of our buddy-boating friends envied us!).

Set up for short-handed sailing, all controls are led aft to the cockpit, where it is easy to trim and reef. (Our single line slab reefing with the Dutchman sail management system is super easy to us, and never jams like roller furling mains do).

With a deep fin keel and full elliptical spade rudder, the yacht gives her sailors the advantage of steady tracking under sail (two finger steering!) and with extra buoyancy aft, even though the transom is open walk-through style, she stays dry, even in large following seas.

A smooth running, dependable and fuel efficient 62 HP Yanmar turbo diesel (only one of two C-42 turbos known) adds further peace of mind. A very special engine usually not found in the C-42. Serviced regularly.

Hauled each of the last 4 years for bottom paint touch up, prop overhaul, cutlass bearing replacement and full compound, polish and wax.

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, ashoreFin keel & spade rudder

Equipment & Other Information


Length Overall: 43'2"
Beam: 13'10"
Waterline Length: 36'0"
Maximum Draft: 7'0"
Ballast: 8,300 lbs
Headroom: 6'8"
Dry Weight: 20,500 lbs

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, saloon


  • Sloop with swept back spreaders;
  • Custom baby stay and running back stays eliminate mast pumping;
  • Shaeffer roller furling dual-track headstay;
  • Standing Rigging Completely replaced in 2012 with Dyform (Now Called Compacted), a high-tech, low stretch wire rigging, which features more than a 30% increase in breaking strength over traditional 1×19 wire, and 25% less stretch;
  • New Garhauer Vang 2019;
  • Keel: Fin lead;
  • Rudder: Elliptical spade, full size (not the small rudder used on earlier C-42s);
  • Transom: Walk-though with boarding ladder, fabulous to access dinghy and water;
  • 10.5' Highfield 310 aluminium floor dink with 9.9hp Mercury outboard and full CHAPS.
Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, navstation



  • Yanmar Model 4JH2-TE (62 HP) diesel with 3,650 hours;
  • New injectors and turbo serviced in 2016;
  • New electric lift pump in 2016 (no manual priming after filter changes!);
  • Fully serviced in 2019 with all new hoses and valve adjustment.;
  • Valves adjusted again In 2023;
  • Fire Suppression System;
  • 2 Fuel tanks: 38 gallon starboard, 20 gallon port;
  • Emptied and cleaned in 2016.


  • 17" 3-blade adjustable pitch max prop with custom zirc fitting for greasing;
  • Completely rebuilt by the factory in 2020;
  • Cutlass bearing replaced 2020.


  • 110% jib good shape, serviced in 2016, serviced and restitched in 2023;
  • Fully battened main with Dutchman flaking system and Sunbrella cover;
  • Cruising spinnaker with sock and whisker pole.
Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, lockers


  • Cabins: Two (Pullman owner's cabin, and starboard aft guest cabin);
  • Salon: Table drops to provide berth for two additional guests (great for Canal transit!);
  • Heads: Two, owner's forward with shower stall, and guest amid-ships with private entrance from aft cabin, Both heads replaced, 2018 and 2020.

Upholstery all new with Ultrasuede in 2012

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, cockpit

Outside Equipment

Ground Tackle:

  • 30kg/66lb Bruce, Mantus Swivel, with Maxwell V700 windlass with foot switch, Windlass motor replaced with higher HP 2023;
  • 200' 5/16" G4 chain, new in 2014;
  • 150' of 3-strand rope rode;
  • Danforth stern anchor with chain and rope rode (we deployed the stern anchor often) New 2019;
  • Saltwater wash-down pump;
  • 3-strand bridle with custom stainless steel chain hook.


  • Whisker pole;
  • Sunbrella covered cushions for all seats (including stern rail seats);
  • Cockpit shower, and two swim step lockers;
  • Two propane lockers with updated tanks. BBQ on the spare. Electric valve for main stove tank;
  • Leather-wrapped Edson "destroyer" wheel and Edson binnacle with large, clear compass;
  • Full canvas dodger (NEW 2021), Bimini, connecting panel, side panels, hatch and winch covers);
  • Drop-down teak cockpit table.
Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, steps


  • New GARMIN 840XS Chartplotter with new GARMIN Radar 2019;
  • Raymarine ST6000 autopilot with Type 2 linear drive, new 2015;
  • Raymarine ST 60+ wind, depth and Auto Pilot, repeated at Nav Station;
  • Uniden VHF radio with WHAM at helm and down below at nav station;
  • Stereo and 4 speakers, Bose inside. All new in 2021.
Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, double berth

Mechanical/Electrical Systems


  • Water: 111 gallons (one 50 gal, two 25 gal, and 11 gal hot water heater) with isolation manifold;
  • Holding: 46 gallons (two x 23 gal) each tank with NEW 2018 macerators and y-valve;
  • Fuel: 58 gallons (one 38 gal, one 20 gal) plus 10 jerry cans (8 diesel, 2 gasoline) with custom racks;

ALL pumps replaced over the last 3 years. Spares included.


  • 5,000 BTU CruiseAir A/C;
  • Batteries: Eight Trojan T-105 6V (900AHr @ 12V) NEW in 2022;
  • Victron battery monitoring system;
  • Heart Freedom 20 battery charger (100A) / inverter (2000W);
  • Balmar smart regulator (new in 2015);
  • LED interior and navigation lights;
  • CruiseRO 20 gph watermaker;
  • Honda EU2000i to power it – NEW 2021;
  • HP pump rebuilt 2022;
  • New membrane 2022;
  • New LP pump 2022;
  • AdlerBarbour CU200 super cold machine with saltwater cooling;
  • Engel Freestanding Freezer new 2022.
Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, head

Solar Panels

Panels - Controllers:

  • Kyocera 245W hard solar panel - BlueSky SB2000i solar controller (new in 2015);
  • 2- LG 305W hard solar panels - Victron MPPT 100/50 solar controller (new in 2019), controlled via Bluetooth® by phone or tablet.

Victron Battery Monitor – controlled via Bluetooth® by phone or tablet.

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, head 2


  • Viking RescYou 4-person life raft – (needs re-certification);
  • Custom box and tray for dive compressor on foredeck (or additional storage space);
  • SSB antenna rigged to top of mast (SSB Optional);
  • MANY spares and repair parts, filters, all needed tools and safety flares;
  • Spares for generator and outboard, plugs impeller, filters, etc;
  • Fiberglass repair supplies, glass cloth, sandpaper, epoxy, filler;
  • Various varnishes and paints for the boat. Brushes and foam pads;
  • Plumbing and electrical parts, wire and fittings, tools and connectors.

Asking Price & Owner's Contact Details

Wanu' Catalina 42MkII, THUMB'Wanuskewin'

I'm asking $105,000 for 'Wanuskewin', my Catalina 42 MkII.

If you'd like more information or want to be 'Wanuskewin's new owner please contact me, Dave Viglierchio, here...

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