2006 VALIANT 42

Asking Price: $299,000

Designer: Robert H. Perry
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 9 in
LWL: 34 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 24600 lbs
Ballast: 9500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft 11 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 24600 lbs

Total Power: 55 HP
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 55C
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 630
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 55 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 2800 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (90 Gallons)

Number of heads: 1

Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4
Electric windlass


Stepping below from the centerline entry a comfortable aft cabin with a double bed is to port of the companionway and the head lies to starboard. Forward of the aft cabin is a gourmet U-shaped galley. The galley features a copious amount of counter space with custom granite covers, a three-burner gimbaled stove, a large stainless steel double sink, and a top-loading refrigerator. Forward of the galley is a comfortable main salon, perfect for relaxing after an energetic day of sailing. The L-shaped port settee and long starboard settee offer comfortable seating around the folding centerline table. Lee cloths for each settee also offer great sailing berths for long blue-water passages. The folding leaf table comfortably seats 5. Forward of the main salon is a spacious v-berth.

  • Centerline companionway entry layout

  • Gourmet U-shaped galley to port

  • Spacious main salon with centerline folding leaf table, comfortably seats 5

  • Owner's v-berth cabin forward with queen sized bed

  • Aft quarter berth to port, great sea berth when on long passages

  • Head just inside companionway

  • Reverse cycle marine air conditioning and heat

  • Well equipped navigation station to starboard


Below decks you’ll find a warm, rich inviting interior space for lounging at the end of a cruising day. There is a large L-shaped settee to port that offers a great space for dining or for kicking back to watch television. There is also a long settee to starboard. Both settees can be rigged with lee cloths for a cozy sea berth while blue water cruising. There is a centerline folding-leaf table that can comfortably seat 5 for a meal after a fun day of sailing. The main salon also offers seasonal comfort with reverse-cycle air conditioning and heat. Natural light is provided from stainless steel side ports and overhead opening hatches. Custom shelves and deep storage cabinets behind each settee offer tons of storage along with storage areas behind and below the seating.

  • Spacious main salon stretches across the beam of the valiant 42

  • L-shaped settee to port, great for sitting back and watching the TV mounted to starboard

  • Long settee to starboard, both settees have lee cloths for comfortable sea berths

  • Centerline folding leaf table, comfortably seats 5

  • Reverse cycle marine air conditioning and heat

  • Custom shelving to starboard and port

  • Deep storage lockers

  • 2011 16'' flat screen TV with DVD player on movable arm mounted to starboard

  • LED interior lighting

  • Stainless steel cabin top side ports and overhead hatches for great ventilation


The large gourmet galley greets you to port with tons of counter space and custom granite countertop covers, a top loading fridge and freezer, stainless steel double-bowl sink, 3-burner stove and oven, and lots of storage for long cruises. Chefs always demand counter space on either side of the sink and cooktop and PATTY D delivers. There are plenty of deep storage lockers and lots of refrigerator and freezer space. There is even a designated pull-out cabinet for trash.

  • Efficient U-Shaped offshore galley Three-burner propane Seward Princess stove and oven model 3174

  • with cutting board top

  • Two 20 lb. propane tank in self-draining lockers

  • Seafrost two plate 12v refrigeration, refurbished 2016

  • Dual stainless steel sinks H/C pressure water Freshwater foot pump

  • Raw water foot pump

  • Freshwater manifold under galley sink for tank selection

  • Slide-out trash bin Sliding pantry shelves with locks & fiddles Large pot & pan storage locker Dish locker

  • Silverware drawer

  • Silicon mat to cover refrigerator top

  • Granite transformation custom fitted counter tops


The Valiant 42 CE Queen features a comfortable and spacious owner's cabin with a V-berth queen-sized bed.  The marine mattress is made even more comfortable with Froli springs under the marine cushions.  There is an ample amount of storage with drawers below the berth as well as storage lockers to port and starboard.

  • Large queen forward berth with Froli springs under marine mattress

  • Ample storage with drawers below berth

  • Two large storage lockers to port and starboard, cedar lined

  • Lights in hanging lockers

  • Great ventilation with large overhead hatch and two opening cabin top side ports

  • Reverse-cycle marine air conditioning and heat

  • Ash battens along interior hull sides with Formica headliner

  • (2) Personal reading lights

  • Additional storage cabinets above berth along port and starboard sides

  • 12V cabin fan


The aft cabin quarter berth is located just inside the companionway hatch, which makes for an excellent sea berth when making long passages because it is just a call away from the helm. The opening window between the cabin and companionway makes quick communication between the cockpit and this cozy resting area even easier.

  • Aft cabin located just inside companionway hatch, great location for passage cruising

  • Quarter berth with 4'' marine foam

  • Opening passage window for easy view to cockpit

  • Storage locker to port

  • Overhead lighting

  • Opening cabin top side port and opening overhead hatch for ventilation

  • 12v cabin fan

  • Ceiling mounted security safe, teak



The head is right where it needs to be - right at the base of the companionway steps for easy access when coming off watch in your foulies. As appropriate for the wet environment, this is a mostly fiberglass space so it’s very easy to keep clean. It’s a functional space with large vanity and great ventilation with an opening port and hatch. The head offers great storage below the vanity counter as well as behind the vanity.

  • Head located just inside companionway hatch to starboard

  • Forward-facing Raritan head

  • 2013 New black water holding tank

  • Separate shower area with sump pump drain

  • 2010 EchoTec 260-DML-1 13GPH 12V watermaker

  • Large vanity with storage above and below


  • 5kW Westerberg diesel genset

  • 110V 50 amp shore power

  • Two 30 amp cords

  • One 50 amp cord, 50 feet

  • Various cord adaptors Pronautic 12 110V 60 amp battery charger 110V outlets 2011 AGM batteries, 5 size group 31. 4 house batteries, one dedicated engine battery

  • Shunt with Victron energy battery monitor Lightning ground protection Four 12V fans Deck light Navigation lights LED courtesy lights Locker lights

  • Krieger KR1100 power inverter

  • 60 watt solar panel and controller

  • D400 wind vane and controller

  • Cruisair SMXII 16000 btu reverse cycle air conditioning and heat. Ducted on starboard side. Two vents in salon, one vent forward cabin


The cockpit of the Valiant 42 is ready for comfortable lounging and safe sailing in offshore conditions. She is a true blue water cruiser with high cockpit coamings, wide seats, and a solid rail enclosure. The hard dodger and full enclosure offer added protection during rougher weather. With all of the rigging leading aft, the primary winches within easy reach of the helm, and the Simrad AP24 autopilot, PATTY D can easily be single-handed. The full host of electronics is ready for any adventure with a chart plotter, navigation instruments, and autopilot control at the Edison pedestal along with a full VHF at the starboard cockpit coaming above the engine panel. The high cockpit coamings and wide seats are comfortable and provide plenty of safety. They are long and wide enough to be great for napping and sleeping under the stars on warm summer nights. The folding cockpit table provides a great location for a meal or afternoon snacks. Valiant’s integral design of form, function, safety and comfort make the cockpit an inviting space to spend most of your time on board.

  • Spacious blue-water cockpit with high coamings and solid rails for safety in heavy seas

  • Wide cockpit seating with cushions

  • Edson pedestal wheel steering with throttle and gear controls

  • Ritchie 5'' compass

  • Raymarine ST60 depth finder on starboard side of cockpit

  • Simrad AP24 autopilot rated for a 15ton vessel

  • Simrad depth finder/fish finder on port side of hull, integrated with chart plotter

  • Furuno 1623 standalone radar. Dome on arch, display at binnacle

  • 2015 Cobra VHF, with own antenna at rear cockpit coaming

  • Cmap chips for East Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean, and South America

  • Standalone GPS antenna for computer hookup


  • Raymarine ST-60 depth finder on starboard side of hull Simrad AP24 autopilot rated for a 15 ton vessel

  • Simrad NSE8 Chart plotter (multifunction display) with AIS

  • Simrad depth finder/fish finder, on port side of hull, integrated with chart plotter

  • Furuno 1623 standalone radar. Dome on arch, display at binnacle

  • 2011 ICOM SSB IC-M802, ham channels open

  • 2011 ICOM SSB Tuner AT-140

  • 2011 Furuno GP-33 Navigator at navigation station

  • 2015 Cobra VHF, with own antenna, in cockpit

  • Pactor modem III

  • Navman 7200 VHF connected to Furuno 1623 GPS

  • Navman Tracker 5505 internal antenna chart plotter as backup

  • Cmap chips for East Coast, Bahamas, Caribbean, and South America

  • Standalone GPS antenna for computer hookup

  • Islandtime PC WIFI booster with router

  • PowerMax 4KSBR-50M wireless amplifier/repeater system

  • 2011 15.6inch Flat Panel TV w/DVD player on movable arm

  • 2011 LED interior lights

  • SPL160 AIS splitter


  • Custom heavy duty bow sprit with anchor rollers

  • Raw water wash down

  • Four SS handrails

  • Light Grey nonskid (extra grit)

  • Hard dodger with canvas windshield.

  • Eisenglass replaced 2014

  • Offshore cockpit with bridge deck and four large scupper drains

  • Propane storage lockers with two 20 lb. propane tank

  • Boarding gates port & stbd.

  • Recessed inboard genoa tracks

  • Six Lewmar Ocean Series hatches

  • 12 Hood stainless opening ports with screens

  • Two Lewmar #58 CST Primary winches

  • Three Lewmar #40 CST winches on house in cockpit

  • One Lewmar #44 CST Main sheet winch

  • One Lewmar #40 CST winch starboard side, aft of primary

  • Two Anderson #44 CST winches at masthead

  • Large cockpit storage lockers port and starboard

  • Arch on stern installed by factory

  • Engine hoist on arch Aluminum toe rail Painted eyebrow


  • North Sail full batten main with three reefs with Dutchman system North Sail 100% furling headsail with UV cover, double width white North Sail staysail with reef, quick release on head stay

  • Light air 150% furling headsail, non hank on

  • Storm sail, hanks on Shaffear roller furling on genoa Sunbrella main sail cover new 2016

  • Main halyard, genoa halyard, staysail halyard, extra halyard

  • Navtec rod rigging

  • Navtec adjustable backstay Main halyard led to cockpit

  • Two reef lines led to cockpit

  • Valiant custom mid-boom traveler with Lewmar line controls

  • Valiant custom aluminum mast with all-welded masthead and double spreaders

  • Spinnaker bails at masthead

  • Spinnaker track on front of mast Valiant custom aluminum boom with bails for boom vang and preventer

  • Preventers on both side of mast

  • Running backstays

  • Extendable Whisker Pole

  • Harken Battcar system

  • Running lights (LED)

  • Masthead tri-light

  • Masthead strobe light


IJPE:  850.00 sq ft
I :        52.92 ft
J :       19.75 ft
P :      48.33 ft
E :      13.58 ft
Working Sail Area :   849.00 sq ft


  • Upgraded Westerbeke 55C 55HP diesel engine w/630 hours (upgraded from factory when built from the standard 44HP model)

  • Docklines

  • Fenders

  • 2010 Hydrovane Wind vane/steering

  • Cockpit table

  • Jack lines

  • 2010 Tank Tender Water Tank Gauges

  • 2013 Window panels replaced in dodger

  • 2010 EchoTec 260-DML-1 13 gph 12v watermaker

  • 2016 Bottom Antifouling

  • Lighthouse 1501 Anchor Windlass with Gypsy starboard and winch port

  • Delta 65 pound Anchor & 250' chain

  • Bruce 55 pound Anchor & 20 foot chain and 200 foot rode

  • Danforth 20 pound anchor mounted on stern rail. 10 foot chain and 100 ft rode

  • Zodiac 6 Man Offshore Life raft (open sea ISO 9650 T I) in a valise (stored in port cockpit locker)

  • 406 EPIRB

  • Engine Spares

  • Flare Kit

  • First Aid Kit

  • Xintex carbon monoxide detector

  • 2016 New sunbrella Bimini

  • 2014 Full Cockpit sunbrella enclosure

  • Valiant owner’s manual

  • Manuals for components

  • Bosuns chair

  • Caribe 9ft dingy (hypathlon) with chaps

  • 2015 9.8 hp Tohatsu engine with Edson rail mount

  • 2007 6 hp Nissan engine with rail mount


  • 2006 Featured Valiant in the Annapolis Sailboat show. In Chesapeake during winter

  • 2007 Spring- Moved to Calvert Marina, Solomons, Maryland

  • 2008 Cruised to New England in summer. In Chesapeake during winter

  • 2009 Cruised the Middle Chesapeake Bay summer and winter

  • 2010 Cruised south to Florida. In Chesapeake during summer

  • 2011 Cruised south to Bahamas. In Chesapeake during summer

  • 2012 Cruised south to Bahamas. In southern USA east coast during summer

  • 2013 Cruised south to Bahamas. In southern USA east coast during summer

  • 2014 Cruised south to Florida. In southern USA during summer

  • 2015 Cruised south to Bahamas. In southern USA east coast during summer

  • 2016 Cruised to the southern USA east coast

  • 2017 Cruised the southern USA east coast. In Chesapeake during summer


The Valiant 42 is the evolutionary successor to the Valiant 40, sharing the look and styling of its legendary predecessor. Over the years, the Valiant line of bluewater passage-makers has always reflected a commitment to product evolution and refinement. Valiant began the major shift in the direction of the Valiant 42 with the introduction of the "Series 90" Vacanti keel. Not only does this keel deliver state-of-the-art performance, it also results in a lower center of gravity and provides for a shoal-draft capability, heretofore unavailable without resorting to centerboards and tricky bulb-type protuberances. Significantly, the Valiant 42 deck features a cockpit that is completely wrapped with an offshore coaming for both comfort and safety. Seating areas are fully guttered and an expanded, recessed propane storage system is included as well. The frontal portion of the cabin trunk is contoured in its transition to the foredeck. The deck design provides for maximum flexibility, while the below-deck volume is increased. There are no predetermined locations for the hatches, portlights and companionway. There are enough variations within the three basic interior arrangements of the Valiant 42 to offer an almost unlimited choice to the customer.  The Valiant 42 features a double spreader rig which is matched with a short bowsprit to maximize sailing efficiency.


When we travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, we don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for us and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, we'd like to share our rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. Our rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'perfect' (in OUR opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. Our goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. We'll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.

Beyond telling you what’s great about a yacht, don’t you also want to know what it needs next? Every yacht, no matter how turnkey, needs something. Every owner has next year’s list of ‘to-do’s, right? We’ll also include in this section what Erin and I think the boat could use to take her from nearly perfect to ‘voyage-ready’ for your next adventure.

Overall Rating: 9.0/10

PATTY D is very well maintained and thoughtfully updated.  The hull both above and below the waterline is in good shape. The decks are in great shape. The overall layout of the boat, both above and below decks, is really well configured for long range cruising as well as living aboard.  Her cockpit is very comfortable and well protected with high coamings for big of shore seas.

Exterior: 8.5/10

Having cruised extensively ourselves, we’re looking for several ‘zones’ of success in a blue water cruising yacht. The most important space is the cockpit and on deck because that’s where we plan to spend the most time.   The cockpit on PATTY D is deep and comfortable. The coamings are tall and sturdy for good bracing while healed, providing excellent comfort and safety far out at sea. Movement into and out of the cockpit to the decks or down below is easy even in rough seas. The hatch opening to spaces below is large enough that when you and crew are both above and below decks, you’re well within sight and earshot of each other at all times. The hard dodger provides good sanctuary in messy weather with removable isinglass panels when desired.  For entertaining, guests can be both in and out of the boat and still feel together. EVERYTHING you need to manage the boat underway is right at your fingertips or just a step or two away -- critical characteristics for offshore heavy air sailing. Once you leave the cockpit, the decks are nice and wide with tall safety lifelines and plenty of grab rails and structure to use while healed as you traverse the deck. The solid stainless stern rail wraps all the way around the cockpit.  There is easy access to every part of the rig, a nice storage area forward of the mast for the dinghy and life raft, and lots of great places to lounge with a cocktail in hand.

  • Rigged for single handed sailing

  • Comfortable protected cockpit with easy access to gear and decks

  • Wide fiberglass decks with great access to rig and systems on deck

  • Exterior canvas all in decent shape (some dodger canvas and isinglass could use a refresh)

  • Almost NO exterior teak!

  • The blue decorative painted sheer stripe just beneath the toe rail could use a refresh in a couple of spots

Interior: 9.0/10

You have to step aboard a Valiant 42 to appreciate the craftsmanship.  This is a serious yacht for serious sailors.  The joinery is really well done. Solid woods are used as much as possible. This is a big boat and feels like it as you pass through interior spaces. That said, there’s no place you can be where there isn’t something substantial to grab hold of while moving around in rough seas. The galley is one of the best we’ve encountered. There’s lots of space around the sink area, on both sides of the range. There’s lots of fridge/freezer space. Gorgeous teak joinery below decks

  • Inviting salon seats a bunch of people and is open to the chef’s galley

  • Storage is available everywhere you look and it’s deep and versatile

  • Large opening hatches provide great ventilation and good natural lighting throughout the boat

  • The navigation station is large and very well located with close proximity and easy access to the cockpit

  • Teak and holly floor boards have positive latching systems for safety and are extra thick and sturdy underfoot

  • Engine and systems access is thoughtfully laid out

Electronics/Electrical Systems: 8.5/10    

The electronics on this boat are high quality and cover all the bases for serious voyaging. 

The electrics throughout this boat are superbly designed and executed. Wire chases through the boat logically laid out and completely accessible. There’s plenty of battery power. Updates needed? For long range cruising or sitting on the hook for weeks at a time in the islands, the Eclectic D400 wind machine is the best in the business and makes plenty of power. For heavy power needs, the genset compliments the electrical system.

  • Top quality navigation and communications equipment

  • LED lighting upgrades through most of interior

  • There are (5) recent Grout 31 house batteries along with a sixth battery for starting – plenty of power

Engine Room: 9.5/10   

(visual inspection only)

This engine is in beautiful shape and well maintained.  Her owner prides himself in regular routine maintenance held to an exact schedule.

  • Little to no corrosion on the engine, mounts, and accessory equipment

  • Systems are beautifully laid out throughout the space with clearly identified wire and plumbing runs

  • Oil change system for engine and genset

  • Front/sides/back engine room access from salon, head, and cockpit lockers as necessary

Galley/Head Systems: 9.5/10  

I’m a chef and this is chef’s galley for sure. Great counter space. High quality appliances. Ample fridge and freezer space. Storage compartments and spaces are thoughtfully laid out for maximum efficiency and DEEP. We like that the galley is out of the way of passage through the yacht. The chef does not impede traffic flow through the boat. The head is more like a bathroom with lots of space, the main head has stand-alone shower, good storage, and a high quality toilet.

  • Tons of counter space

  • High-end appliances

  • Big fridge/freezer space

  • Spacious head

Rig & Sails: 9.0/10

Sails in very good condition and should have many years of life left.   They are removed each season, examined/serviced at a loft.  Rig is turn-key. The genoa is furling and staysail is hanked on so you can set the boat for ANY point of sail or wind condition. We were doing over 7 knots knots in a good 15 knot breeze off the wind with a full main and just the staysail with minimum heal. She’s a big boat and doesn’t get pushed around very easily. There’s safety and comfort when you have 35,000 pounds of yacht under you, regardless of sea conditions.


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.