Dream of cruising to far horizons? This Valiant 42 is the consummate bluewater cruising sailboat in the 40’ range. Ahead of its time when conceived, the Valiant 40 was eventually inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame as one of most outstanding production-built designs ever built. Still with the times, the newer Valiant 42 edition refined and added to all the attributes of the original design.
Safety and comfort in all sea and wind conditions, excellent sail performance on all points and in all conditions, a strong and graceful design, exceptional storage and accommodations – all make the Valiant 42 a top choice for coastal and long-distance voyaging. ENDEAVOR is a very nice example, with an extensive array of cruising equipment, many upgrades over the years, and excellent maintenance during the current owner’s tenure since 2008.
ENDEAVOR has the optional and more desirable Center Entry arrangement, which allows for larger staterooms at both ends, and the head compartment aft. Interior woodworking is in rich, hand-rubbed oiled American cherry, and in very nice condition. (12) Hood opening ports are of stainless steel. (6) Lewmar Ocean Series overhead hatches add additional light and ventilation, as do (2) Dorade ventilators with stainless cowls near the front of the coach roof. Hull ceilings are of ash staving. Very sturdy teak & holly cabin sole – ½” solid wood on ¾” marine plywood. Overhead liner with removable panels.
Forwardmost is a stateroom, with centerline double berth; port & starboard settees with storage behind; storage lockers above the berth to either side; and access to the chain locker at the forward bulkhead.
Next aft is the salon area, with L-settee to port and straight settee to starboard; double dropleaf table on centerline; storage lockers above and behind to either side; and the mast is amidships just aft, so unobstructed sightlines across in the entire salon area.
Amidships to port is the deep, U-shaped galley, with outboard gimbaled, 4-burner LPG stove/oven; extra large divided icebox; double-deep stainless steel sinks; storage outboard and below the counter; and a storage pantry opposite the galley.
Galley equipment includes: Sea Frost 120V cold-plate and 12V evaporator-type refrigeration systems, with external gauges for the icebox; Regal 2 stainless steel LPG stove, with oven and broiler; hot & cold pressure water system plus a fresh water foot pump; and a built-in Princess microwave oven w/ carousel.
To starboard just aft of the salon is the nav station, with forward-facing nav desk; storage in and under the desk; radios and nav display outboard; deluxe electrical distribution panel outboard; and bench seat with storage under.
Aftmost to port is a second private stateroom, with double berth; small settee outboard with storage locker behind; and large bulkhead cutout near centerline for added light and ventilation.
On centerline is the companionway, with swing-up stairs and removable box to access the engine compartment; overhead sliding hatch; and solid teak drop-boards.
Aftmost to starboard is the head compartment, with separate shower stall; manual marine toilet; vanity sink with storage under and outboard; and access behind the toilet to an “equipment compartment,” which lies alongside the engine compartment.
Electronics & Navigation:
B&G Triton T-41 instrument set in a pod at the helm, including digital displays for AWI/WS, depth and autopilot control head (2012).
Simrad rudder angle indicator display in the same helm pod (2012).
Simrad NSE12 chart plotter/multifunction display in a pod at the helm (2012).
Ritchie Powerdamp compass in the binnacle at the helm.
ICOM M422 VHF radio in the cockpit with intercom to nav station unit.
Simrad NSS12 chart plotter/multifunction display with built-in GPS at the nav station; GPS antenna (2012).
Simrad 4G radar mounted on the arch over the cockpit at the stern (2012).
Simrad AIS Class B send/receive system and antenna (2012) – replaces old C.A.R.D. system still at the nav station, but non-functional.
ICOM M125 VHF radio at the nav station with intercom to helm unit.
Note: SSB system not used last nine years, so may require servicing.
Furuno FAX-207 marine weather fax and Navtex receiver.
Note: Weather fax not used last nine years, so may require servicing.
Alpha 3000 linear-drive autopilot (control head at companionway disconnected).
Simrad AC42 Auto Pilot Course Computer (2012) replaced original Alpha unit.
Wheems & Plath large display brass ship’s clock and barometer.
Cassen & Plath sextant; ITT 160 night vision monocular.
G. Wright solid brass ship’s clinometer.
Sony AM/FM/XM CD player w/ MP3 connection (2006).
Samsung 20” flat-screen TV monitor w/ adjustable wall mount; SONY BDP-BX38 Blue-Ray Disc/DVD player.
Valiant custom, AC/DC hinged electrical distribution panel, located at the nav station, including AC and DC volt meters, amp meter, reverse polarity indicator, and AC and DC breakers.
(4) Lifeline GPL-27T 12V deep-cycle gel batteries 90amps/each for house (2006).
(1) Lifeline GPL-2700T 12V gel cranking battery for engine (2014).
Cole-Hersee battery selector switches (2) for house & engine start batteries.
Balmar DDC-12/24 Digital Duo Charge solid-state, multi-bank 30A charger (2014).
Magnum Energy MS2812 2800W inverter/charger, w/ ME-RC50 remote control panel (2010).
Whaleback battery system fuse; battery temperature sensor; Nanopulser Electronic Battery Desulfator (2010).
Cruising Equipment Inc. digital Amp/Volt meter at the nav station.
Water Witch Bilge Counter control panel at the nav station.
12V lighting throughout, including (3) high/low Alpenglow lights in salon, brass reading lights in salon and cabins, fluorescent lights in the galley area, chart table light (red or white), dome lights in head, shower & sleeping cabins, courtesy lights at the cabin sole, locker lights w/ door switches and engine compartment light.
LED light fixture in head (2010); LED light fixture at companionway (2017).
Shorepower system w/ 50A shorepower connector and 50’ 50A power cord.
Original wiring used tinned copper to ABYC specifications.
110V AC outlets throughout with GFI protection where appropriate.
Navigation lights, including running lights, anchor light, steaming/foredeck light, and tri-color/strobe lights at the masthead.
Powerline 23HD-11 120A high-output alternator, w/ 3-step smart regulator – inspected and approved by Ballard Electric (2014).
Windlass master breaker located at the companionway.
(3) Caframo 12V cabin fans.
Note: The original Westerbeke 5KW genset is installed in a stern lazarette, and inoperable at this time. It may be possible to have the unit serviced to operable condition, but recent inspection recommended replacement as most cost-effective, or the unit could be removed to reclaim storage space. Current A/C system, water maker and 110V freezer system rely on an AC source of power when away from the dock. The current status of the genset was taken into consideration when establishing an asking price, so not being offered in operable condition.
Mainsail w/ full battens & two sets of reef points; STRONG Sail Track & Slide System on the mast; main halyard and all reefing leech/luff lines lead aft to the cockpit housetop winches; adjustable lazy jacks.
Mack Sails Mack Pack mainsail storage system w/ integral lazy jacks.
(4) halyards for headsail, spare headsail, staysail & spinnaker exit to the mast halyard winch w/ rope clutches; main halyard led aft to the cockpit.
All control lines for the boom topping lift, pole lift, staysail sheets, reefing lines, mainsheet & adjustable traveler run aft to the cockpit housetop winches.
(2) furling and (2) preventer control lines lead aft to rope clutches on either side of the cockpit coamings.
Windex at the masthead.
Deck Equipment & Features:
Bow pulpit, stern pulpit and stanchions in stainless steel, minimum 30” w/ boarding gates both sides and double lifelines in vinyl-coated stainless steel wire (2011).
Bow pulpit integral to the heavy-duty stainless steel bow/anchor platform.
Solid stainless top rails from the stern pulpit to the boarding gates.
Stanchions are bulwark-mounted, so no penetrations in the deck.
Custom stainless steel arch at rear of cockpit for antenna “farm” w/ integral bimini frame and outboard motor lifting davit.
Custom hard dodger top on heavy stainless steel frames w/ stainless grab rails both sides & full-width at the trailing edge; enclosed three sides w/ a connector piece to the bimini top. Dodger windows have sacrificial protective covers.
Heavy-duty stainless steel bow platform w/ bobstay allows extension of the sailplan for better performance & balance than the original Valiant 40 sailplan.
Double bow rollers integral in the bow platform.
Lighthouse 1501 stainless steel horizontal electric windlass w/ below-decks motor (re-built 2005); wildcat & chain gypsy; UP and DOWN foot switches.