1992, CATALINA 42 Mk I



It’s not everyday that an impeccably maintained and upgraded Catalina 42 MK1 three cabin layout hits the market in one of the worlds best cruising grounds, Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.  Save yourself the hassle and more importantly the time of buying and refitting a lesser quality and condition cruising boat.  Journey is a “bring clothes and go ready” boat, not requiring the typical long list of upgrades needed to cruise in comfort and safety. The current owner have spent the last 3 years upgrading the systems and gear on Journey and below is the summary of recent upgrades and system servicing:

Electrical system fully inspected and updated Steering system replacement (radial drive wheel/cable/chain)
Serviced all winches  Full service on anchor windlass
25kg Rocna anchor Regalvanized 3/8″ 200′ anchor chain
New Mantus marine chain swivel
New Mantus Bridle (Medium 26′) with M2 ChainHook
Mainsail and genoa reinforced and inspected by Mike @ PV Sailing (Genoa: UV cover resew, spreader patch, leechline covers. Mainsail: head webbing, luff repair, patch batten locket, leather clew, add 2 ply to upper 1/3 leech)
Replaced Magma grill Bilge repaint (2020)
Replaced Windex 15 Replaced forward berth mattress foam
New raw water strainer

New AB Dinghy AL 9.5 with custom chaps and with 5hp serviced outboard
New fish cleaning table
Stainless steel arch with davits for dinghy, solar panel mounts, mount for BBQ, outboard lifting crane & mounting block, new raised and solid SS stanchions (31″) built by Sergio Galindo
New bow pulpit built by Sergio Galindo
All new navigation lights
New solar panels (2) CS3U-350W with 10 year warranty
Victron Smart Solar Controller MPPT 150/35 bluetooth enabled
ProNautic Mariner 12-50P Performance Charger and Global AC Input 1200W Inverter
UV 3 stage water filtration
New house batteries (4) LTH LGC2 122M 6v
New starter battery LTH Deep Cycle 12v (sealed)
New mainsheet blocks (lead, fiddle, triples)
New Simrad Broadband 3G 18″ Radar
New Zeus3 9 Multifunction Display Chartplotter w/ Navionics chart for Mexico/Central America
New Smart TV
New cockpit cushions, binnacle cover, companionway slat holder, diesel jerry can covers.
Wood sole refinished throughout
Exterior wood refinish and varnish
New deck paint/Kiwi Grip
New transducer with speed and temperature sensor
New bottom paint 11/2020 (Interspeed international hard paint)
EPIRB Global Fix Pro RLB-37
New Jib sheets 1/2″ Yale ULS yacht braid New Main sheet 1/2″ Yale ULS yacht braid New Halyard 1/2″  New Furler line 3/8″
New teak cockpit table
Rigging replaced in 2013 (10 year warranty) shrouds, forestay, backstay
Hatch canvas covers New Hatch bug screens
New Companionway bug screen
New stainless steel hose clamps on all lines

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising.  When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and piece of mind.

Full Specifications

Boat Name

Builder: Catalina Yachts (USA)
Designer: Nelson/Marek/Catalina
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 41 ft 10 in
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 20500 lbs
Ballast: 8300 lbs

Total Power: 44 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 2000 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (138 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (39 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Wind speed and direction – Windex 15
Plotter – Zeus3 w/Navionics charts for Mexico & Central America
VHF – Uniden
Radar – Simrad broadband 3G 18
TV set – New smart TV
Radio – Sony bluetooth enabled stereo system
Cockpit speakers – West Marine

Fully battened mainsail – Recently serviced and reconditioned 362 Sq. Ft
Furling genoa – Recently serviced and reconditioned 435 Sq. Ft

Masthead sloop with double set of spreaders
Rigging is 8 years old, replaced by a professional rigger
Steering wheel

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions – New
Outboard engine brackets
Davits – Stainless-Steel, part of the stern arch
Tender – New AB AL-9.5
Electric windlass

Full service windlass
25 kg Rocna
Regalvanized 200′ of 3/8″ chain
New “Mantus” chain swivel
New “Mantus” bridle (Medium 26′) with M2 Chain-Hook

Fully inspected and updated electrical system.
2 new CS3U-350 watt solar panels (10 years warranty) mounted on a stainless-steel arch
Victron smart solar controller MPPT 150/35 blue-tooth enabled
Global AC input
1200 Watt inverter
New (4) 6VDC house batteries LTH LGC2 122M
New starter battery LTH Deep Cycle sealed 12 VDC
Battery charger – ProNautic Mariner 12-50P
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Steering system replacement which included:
– Radial drive wheel
– Cable
– Chain

All winches were serviced

All stainless-steel upgrades done by an expert:
New stainless-steel arch with davits, solar panels, BBQ mount, Outboard lift & mount
New bow pulpit
Raised stanchions to 31″

Magma BBQ replaced
New fish cleaning table
New teak cockpit table
Bilge repainted (2020)
Forward berth mattress – new foam
Wood sole – refinished through-out
Exterior wood – refinish & varnish
New Kiwi Grip deck paint
New bottom-paint 11/2020 (Interspeed International hard paint)
New raw-water strainer for the engine
All stainless-steel hose clamps replaced with new
New navigation lights
UV 3 stage water filtration unit
EPIRB Global Fix Pro RLB-37

New covers for:
– Binnacle
– Companionway slat holder
– Diesel Jerry jugs
– Bugs screens for hatches & companionway
– Hatch covers.

Rigging replaced in 2013 (10 years warranty)
– Shrouds
– Forestay
– Backstay

New mainsheet blocks (lead, fiddle, triples)

New running rigging:
– Jib sheets 1/2″ Yale ULS yacht braid
– Main sheet 1/2″ Yale ULS yacht braid
– Halyard 1/2″
– Furler line 3/8″

Both sails were inspected & serviced by “PV Sailing” and included:

UV cover for Genoa – resew
Spreaders patch – Genoa
Leech-line covers – Genoa
Head webbing – mainsail
Luff repair – mainsail
Patch batten locket – mainsail
Leather clew – mainsail
Added 2 ply to upper 1/3 leech – mainsail

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.