'Wahoo' a Hunter Passage 42 Sailboat for Sale
By Owner Dale Ross

In 2008 we bought 'Wahoo'. She’s a 1992 Hunter Passage 42 and is as comfortable to live on as she is fun to sail.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' underway'Wahoo' making good progress under full sail

Our dilettante attitude could be your good luck. We want to sell by mid-April so are lowering the price, plus we have a 3 week old survey that easily supports the price. This will save you another $1,500+. Get in touch now let’s get you into a great boat!

Her Inventory includes:

  • a 10.5 ft dinghy
  • a 15hp Yamaha motor
  • a dinghy swim ladder
  • Dinghy Davits
Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' at anchor'Wahoo' at anchor

First we sailed her on the Gulf Coast then in 2012 we followed our dream and sailed to the Caribbean. We’ve been sailing and living aboard her until now, in December of 2023, when we feel it’s time to let someone else “Live the Dream”.

Published Specification for the Hunter Passage 42

Underwater Profile: Bulb/Wing keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 42'6" (13.0m)
Waterline Length: 38'0" (11.6m)
Beam: 14'0" (4.3m)
Draft: 4'11" (1.5m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 24,000lb (10,886kg)
Designer: Hunter Design Team
Builder: Hunter Marine (USA)
Year First Built: 1989
Year Last Built: 1997

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' keel'Wahoo' benefits from a shallow-draft keel, but a winged bulb ensures that her righting moment is not compromised

She’s totally ready for cruising, in fact, we’re still aboard and cruising in the Grenadines. In November she was hauled out for some TLC and had her bottom repainted with Pettit Trinidad.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' ashoreA freshly painted bottom

She has lots of great features. One is that, for ease of handling, all lines come to the large center cockpit. That cockpit with its Bimini and dodger can be enclosed for inclement weather.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' cockpitSundowners in the spacious cockpit

The stern has a sugar scoop with outdoor shower.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' accommodation planThe Hunter Passage 42 accommodation plan

Go below and you’ll find the spacious salon and an amazing galley with 3 burner stove & oven, microwave, refrigerator, deep freezer (fun fact there are 3 vertical ice trays - you’ll always have ice!).

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' galleyA practical galley at the foot of the companionway

Walk aft through an alleyway with the Nav Station on the port side and access to the engine and generator to starboard. There are 3 access doors to the engine room. You’ll find them under the companion way steps, in the passageway and also from the aft stateroom.

Continuing aft is the master stateroom with centerline queen bed, vanity and lots of storage. 

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' ststeroomA centreline double berth in the aft cabin

There’s an adjoining head with shower/tub enclosure & electric toilet.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' aft headA shower and a tub!

Midships is the spacious salon with lots of storage under all the seating and flooring. We’ve installed a wizard of a bar so none of those rums you’ll collect will clink against each other.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' salon 2Bar's open!

The salon table converts to another double berth.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' salonPlenty of seating around the salon table

Forward is a comfortable queen V-berth.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' VberthThe V-berth forward

Access to head with shower & electric toilet is from both the v-berth and the salon. The V-Berth also has lots of storage space. There is 6.6' headroom throughout.

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' forward headThe forward head

'Wahoo' comes with:

  • 62 hp Yanmar Turbo Charged Diesel engine;
  • Kohler 8kw Diesel generator;
  • Xantrex XL2000 inverter/charger installed 2023;
  • AGM Starting battery;
  • 2 group 8D House batteries replaced 2022;
  • 2 AC units (9000btu, 12000btu);
  • 2 water tanks, 140 gal total;
  • 1 holding tank;
  • Raymarine System, Axiom 7+ multifunction display with digital radar;
  • DepthSounder;
  • AutoPilot;
  • Wind Indicator and Speed;
  • Icom radios including SSB, VHS with AIS receiver at steering station, 2 handheld VHFs;
  • 3 solar panels with controllers;
  • 1 wind generator;
  • Two anchors, a 65 lb Mantas and a 44 lb Bruce, each have 150ft of chain and 150ft nylon rode;
  • Maxwell Windlass;
  • Standing rigging replaced 2017;
  • Bimini and strata surround with dodger replaced 2017;
  • 1 Main Sail, 1 140 Genoa Sail, Emergency Jib;
  • 3burner Stove and Oven replaced 2014;
  • Microwave;
  • TV and Mac mini computer;
  • Folding teak cockpit table;
  • Full complement of tools and spare parts will save you thousands on getting her ready to sail.;
  • Galley with corian counter tops and large sink installed 2017;
  • Interior including cabin sole revarnished 2017-2019.
Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' deckPlenty of ventilation below

Asking Price & Contacting the Owner...

'Wahoo' thumb'Wahoo'

'Wahoo' is priced to sell at $95,000 $85,000

If you'd like more information or would like to be 'Wahoo's new owner please contact me, Dale Ross, here...

Hunter Passage 42 'Wahoo' foredeck hammockNothing more to be said!

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