The boat was entirely rebuild in 1999, sailed fom 2000 to 2004, was stored for the next two years and was sold and put back in good condition in nov 2006. The last owner, marine professional, put 1200 hours of work into this boat in 2011, sailed from the Carribean around the world and back in january 2015.
The boat is well equipped and ready to go again.
Ted Brewer has long been recognized as one of the outstanding designers of cruising boats of all kinds. Brewer’s designs always stand out for their practicality, comfort, and well-mannered performance. The Whitby 42 was introduced in 1972 and is arguably his most commercially successful design. This one was built by Whitby Boat Works of Ontario, Canada.
Auxiliary power is a Ford Lehman diesel engine installed beneath the cockpit deck. It has plenty of power for a 23,000 lb. cruising boat, and the 210 gallon fuel tanks provides a cruising range of more than 1,200 miles without refueling. The engine room is easily accessed for service and, if engine replacement or major overhaul is ever necessary, the cockpit sole is removable (Engine and transmission overhauled in dec 2008).
The strength of the Whitby 42 clearly lies in her accommodations. There are good-sized staterooms forward and aft, and both have large adjoining heads. The "U" shaped galley is spacious and perfectly positioned to keep the cook out of the way of passengers and crew. In addition, there is a large saloon, comfortable navigation station and even a workbench along the passageway between the navigation station and after stateroom. The Whitby 42 is justifiably regarded as one of the most livable production boats to be found in this size range.
Kurt and Doris Hansen started their boatbuilding company in 1958, building Albacore, International 14 and other dinghies.
In 1960, they became the Whitby Boat Works. The original Whitby factory burned down in 1964, and moved temporarily (it would be years before they rebuilt and returned to the original site) to Ajax, with the ensuing confusion of the Whitby Boat Works located in the neighbouring town. More than 600 Alberg 30s, about 250 Alberg 37s, nearly the same number of Whitby 42s, 19 Whitby 45s and a few 55s rolled out of the doors before the operation closed down in June 1988.
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