2001 Valiant CE Queen

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2001 Valiant CE Queen

Annapolis MD, US

$259,000

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THIS VALIANT IS CURRENTLY HAVING A BRAND NEW YANMAR 55 INSTALLED, ALL WITH A FACTORY FULL WARRANTY TO NEW OWNER PLUS ALL NEW RUNNING RIGGING HAS BEEN JUST INSTALLED BESIDES NEW BOTTOM PAINT AND HULL WAX. SHES AS READY TO GO AS EVER.

BRING OFFERS…

This new Valiant offering is a 2001 Valiant CE 42 that presents a rare and wonderful opportunity for you to own a well equipped and lightly cruised Valiant 42! This special offering has received continuous love and maintenance to keep her in lovely seaworthy condition.She is completely equipped for ocean cruising with a monitor windvane steering system and all the safety and communications equipment you need.

 

The Valiant 42 has remained the choice for cruising couples and solo sailors for many years because they are so easy to sail single hand, or double hand as a cruising couple. The sailing characteristics of a Valiant 42 are perfect a couple as with the cutter rig providing a divided sail plan where everything is of manageable size. On deck, everything is designed and planned for safety at sea everything from the hard dodger to the solid stern rails and the winches within easy reach of the helm provides well thought out functionality that translates to comfort and safety.

In addition to how the boat sails, she is also built like a tank! A very well thought out tank. The Valiant is incredibly tough, robustly dependable, and entirely possible to maintain anywhere in the world. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is robust and literally everything about the boat is seriously overbuilt which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The systems installations are top notch with everything properly engineered and installed in a way that makes it easy to maintain the boat anywhere in the world. You can actually access every single piece of the boat. Every piece, tanks, engine, everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!

The Valiant 42 interior is extremely livable. You have everything you need! You have a really great kitchen, great bedroom, perfect bathroom with stall shower, organized engine room, a wonderful nautical salon, and a guest room or garage space.  She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.

Highlights and recent updates to this Valiant 42 include:

  • New rod rigging in 2014
  • ALL New Running Rigging Installed
  • New epoxy barrier coat 2015
  • New Raymarine electronics package 2008 with chart plotters, radar and autopilot
  • Icom single sideband radio with pactor modem
  • Icom VHF radios
  • CruiseAir air-conditioning system with reverse cycle heat
  • Expar diesel heater 2010 (a great addition)
  • Westerbeke 5KW generator with low hours to run the AC 
  • Frigoboat 12v keel cooled refrigeration and separate Frigoboat freezer
  • Pur Watermaker
  • NEW YANMAR 57hp ZERO HOURS
  • Entire Engine room has just just been painted
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Max Prop, feathering propeller with line cutter for Maine waters
  • Drip less shaft seal
  • Valiant hard dodger with bimini and connector – and full cockpit enclosure
  • New Gel batteries in 2015
  • Custom mattress and custom fitted sheets
  • LED Tricolor and anchor light
  • Valiant true cutter rig 
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster with new insulators
  • Profurl roller furling for both headsails
  • Forespar whisker pole mast mounted with track
  • Valiant arch with solar panels
  • Windvane steering – Monitor wind vane steering
  • Wifi booster and cellular data modem
  • Installed Iridium sat phone with cradle and data modem for email and weather
  • Liferaft in deck cradle with hydrostatic release
  • Complete with new AB 9’5” Lumina aluminum bottom inflatable with new Merc 9.9 outboard
  • Dinghy davit system
  • Complete service manuals for engine and generator and everything else
  • Spares galore

This is your chance to own a well equipped and maintained Valiant 42 at a great price! You might want to call now. 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

The Valiant 42 center entry companionway with a queen V-berth stateroom forward is the classic most popular Valiant 42 layout. This is a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft at the companionway as well as the settee berths in the salon. The V42 gives you a truly magnificent galley, spacious salon, large navigation station, and a dedicated engine room.

The build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind and at the same time she is truly lovely below with a varnished cherry interior. You will see the heavily built quality everywhere from the locking floor boats to the cabinetry. The cabin interior is light and bright due to the Formica panels trimmed in cherry on the house sides and ceiling. This vessel is light and airy with twelve opening ports and a three large hatches with two smaller hatches and cabin fans and dorades. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry woodwork and cabinets in absolutely pristine perfect condition and a beautiful Teak and Basswood cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that enhances the ambiance. The cabin house sides and ceiling are a soft cream Formica with Cherry trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens that are in perfect condition. The Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation. With a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior.

While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid Cherry faced with Cedar bottoms and dovetailed corners and roll out on easy going slides. The lockers have courtesy lights that come on when you open the door. All the cabinets and lockers securely lock with one hand. The quality is evident everywhere you look.

Starting forward, the Queen V stateroom has a super wide queen sized berth. There is good reason this is the most popular layout. The hull sides are finished with Ash battens and there are three roomy cabinets on each side. A reading light and a book shelf port and starboard give perfect individual space for each occupant of this spacious double berth. Two large drawers under the berth roll easily and are lined with aromatic cedar. In the cabin, there is a large locker to port with a seat bench and a smaller hanging locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.

Just aft of the main structural bulkhead, the main salon is extremely spacious with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table and an L-shaped settee sea berth to port. There is storage behind the settee and the port water tank below. The outboard cabinetry includes a large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. To starboard there is a straight 7’ settee berth with cabinetry and shelves outboard with double book shelf and additional storage behind the settee back. The water tanks under the settees are designed to come right out the companionway if you ever need to replace them, which you won’t because they are high and dry under the settees. The traditional drop leaf table folds out to seat six easily for dinner.

It will not be hard to cook dinner either! Just aft on the port side is the Valiant classic U shaped galley, considered one of the best galleys on any boat. The galley will make any chef very, very happy. The propane stove is outboard with dish storage and cupboards outboard and additional storage below. Forward is the freezer outboard and the refrigerator with additional counter space, a flatware drawer, and roll out trash bin. At the aft facing side are three drawers, double stainless sink with storage under, and deep dry storage outboard. There is a large cabinet above the sink and a bulkhead mounted spice rack. The famous Valiant pantry is adjacent just aft of the nav station.

The aft cabin on the port quarter meets all your requirements to have guests aboard anywhere on your travels. More importantly when cruising shorthanded, this is your sea berth when you are sailing on a passage. Located beside the companionway on the port quarter, the off watch crew member can be peacefully sleeping just three feet from the cockpit. We use our aft cabin as our sea berth like so many Valiant cruising couples do. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch and a fan. Under the berth the batteries.

With the V42 Center Entry layout, Valiant definitely got the head right! The head is located just down the companionway on the starboard side where it is easy to use in a seaway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. At anchor the stall shower is so wonderful you'll use it even in a marina because it is so well ventilated with a hatch overhead and a port and it is so easy to keep clean being of fiberglass with a seat, a teak grate, and sump pump. The oval stainless steel sink is on a large counter space with a great deal of storage under it and in the Cherry cabinets’ outboard. There is even a clothes hamper, something seldom seen on any boat! The bi-fold door works well for privacy and locks in place when not in use.

The Dedicated Engine Room is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head behind the toilet. The companionway stairs can also be removed to get at every corner of the engine. Even better, the mechanicals space is separate from the living areas of the boat. Valiant was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world. Engine  Room has just been entirely painted.

Accommodations Highlights:

  • Varnished interior
  • Queen V-berth that is really spacious
  • Vanity with a light and mirror
  • Custom stand up nav station with custom storage option
  • Head at the bottom of companionway
  • LED reading lights 
  • Four Alpenglow compact florescent lights
  • LED lights
  • 12 volt outlets
  • Teak and Basswood sole with seven coats of Varathane
  • Custom laminated cherry trim for hatch

 

Creature Comforts Include

  • CruiseAir AC with reverse cycle heat
  • Espar diesel heat
  • Watermaker 12 volt
  • Entertainment systens
  • AM/FM Radio with speakers in salon and cockpit 
  • LCD TV with and DVD player
  • Wifi booster and data modem
  • Iridium sat phone
  • Complete cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit shower
  • Custom mattress
  • DC outlets for everything
  • Hella oscillating fans (three)
  • New dodger and bimini with connector
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Dinghy davit system
  • Electric winch

 

The Galley Details

The galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and the Valiant 42 has a galley coveted by all cruisers because it has everything you need including the Valiant pantry! The U shaped galley to port has the double sinks facing aft at the bulkhead with a huge cupboard above it. The counter space inboard has three drawers below it and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans and dry goods. The dish storage outboard is well designed with additional cupboard above and the built in microwave. The stove is gimbaled with a safety bar. The well insulated ice box has new 12v refrigeration with the new very skinny and efficient cold plate,The  Valiant counter offers lots of counter space. Best of all the pantry has roll out shelves that make it really easy to organize provisions.

  • Large refrigerator box (4 cu ft) with separate freezer (2.5 cu ft)
  • Two Frigoboat refrigeration system with individual digital thermostat controls
  • Force 10 propane stove with three burners, oven and broiler
  • Pan storage under stove
  • Microwave cabinet, without the microwave provides additional pantry space
  • Double deep stainless steel sink with storage under
  • Pressure hot/cold water
  • Six gallon Seward hot water heater 110v and engine
  • Fresh water manual foot pump
  • Salt water manual foot pump, great to have on a passage
  • Sea gull water filtration system at galley sink
  • Cherry cabinetry outboard with cupboards and with dish storage
  • Deep dry goods storage outboard of the sinks with custom shelves
  • Under sink storage
  • Three deep drawers inboard of the sink
  • Roll out trash bin with drawer above and counter space
  • Famous Valiant cook-pleasing pantry behind the nav station adjacent the galley sink has four roll out drawers for food storage
  • Dining table with centerline liquor storage compartment and folds out to seat six
  • When dining for two, the L-shaped settee makes nice setting while leaving the salon clear to access the forward stateroom
  • Propane system with 20lb tank, solenoid and pressure gauge  in port aft propane locker vented, space for second tank on starboard side,
  • Spice rack
  • Overhead hatch and opening port
  • BBQ 

Plumbing - Large aft head with separate stall shower

  • 88 gallons of fresh water plus the hot water heater (316L Stainless Steel)
  • Wema tank gauges for water
  • Deck fills for port and starboard tanks located under settees (easily replaced if necessary)
  • Plus a PUR 160 E Water maker
  • Vanity with sink and large cabinets outboard
  • Storage under sink in the head
  • Hamper storage bin has many brilliant applications
  • Sought after stall shower with seat, teak grate, and sump pump
  • Wet locker outboard of shower stall
  • Sink and mirror in head
  • Access to the engine room
  • Raritan PH2 toilet with 36 gallon holding tank
  • Y Valve for direct overboard flush offshore or holding tank inshore
  • Holding tank pump out offshore with manual Whale pump or shore side through  deck fitting for dock pump out
  • Cockpit shower (hot and cold)

Electronics & Navigation

Custom nav station to starboard with removable pedestal seat. Custom pull our computer shelf. Stand up height extra large chart table storage and drawers. Custom filing cabinet is awesome.  

  • Raymarine 4kw, mast mounted radome with E 12101 GyroPlus
  • Raymarine M81190 Fluxgate compass
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS
  • Raymarine 650 Class B AIS and AIS100 Active Antenna
  • Smart heading sensor
  • Raymarine Sirius SR 100 weather and radio, just get your subscription
  • Weems an Plath recording barometer
  • At the helm:
  • ST60  speed and depth
  • Raymarine ST60 wind instrument
  • Binnacle compass Ritchie
  • Icom VHF radio full function mic
  • Masthead windex
  • Simrad AP22  autopilot with controls in the cockpit and at the companionway
  • Monitor windvane steering system
  • Standard Horizon Matix GX2000 VHF radio at the nav station with cockpit mic at the helm and foghorn on the mast
  • ICOM Mairine IC M73 and IC-M34 handheld VHF radios
  • ICOM -710 SSB and Ham with tuner, insulated backstay as antenna, counterpoise molded into hull
  • Pactor modem SCS PTC-IIe Pro  for email at sea (Just need laptop)
  • Air Conditioning control panel CruiseAir
  • Electrical panel AC and DC distributionpanels
  • Wema tank gauge for water, fuel tanks and holding tanks
  • Extra storage drawers in the nav station
  • Chart storage locker 6"x10"x40" in Aft cabin
  • Bullet PoE Wifi booster with extended coverage 
  • Cellular data modem with antenna on lower spreaders
  • Iridium sat phone 9555 installed with Beam Intellidock cradle and handset
  • Data modem for satphone email and weather
  • Plus Sony stereo with AM, FM, Sirius, USB, and CD changer with cockpit speakers and salon speakers and Sharp 20” LCD TV with masthead antenna and Panasonic DVD player
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MECHANICALS

The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway engine box. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space for the engine, generator, water maker, and holding tank.

Main Engine

  • Brand new 2017 Yanmar 57hp Zero hours
  • Entire Engine Room just painted
  • Instrument panel in the cockpit
  • Alternator is 90 amp with dual belt system
  • Balmar multistage regulator
  • New heat exchanger
  • Three-blade Max prop 17” 2008 adjustable pitch Factory refurbished 2015
  • Spurs line cutter
  • PYS Dripless shaft seal
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Remote oil filters for engine and generator with electric oil change pump system
  • Edson chain steering with emergency tiller
  • Saddle fuel tanks outboard port and starboard for 77 gallons diesel
  • Inspection and clean out ports (tanks are easily removed and replaced if ever necessary)

Generator

Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator with about 1500 hours

More mechanicals:

  • Watermaker – PUR 160E
  • Air Conditioning System with Reverse cycle heat CruiseAir 16,000 BTU with SMX II controller
  • Espar Airtronic diesel heater system new in 2010

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 Complete AC and DC systems with solar panels, shore power and Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator.

 

DC Electrical System

  • House batteries: Five Lifeline deep cycle Marine 125 ah batteries new in 2015
  • Total of 625 amp hours for the house bank!
  • 1 AGM DCM0100 start battery for Engine
  • Start batter: Lifeline AGM 1120 CC amps and 100 ah! New 2015 Dec.
  • Valiant custom electrical panel with digital meters; DC volts, DC amps, AC volts
  • Magnum Energy MS2812 multistage battery charger with 30 watt Pure SineWave inverter.
  • Magnum Energy ME-RC battery monitory system for the house batteries
  • Zantrex Link Pro monitor for the start battery
  • Back up battery charger is Mastervolt 
  • DC breaker with 28 positions
  • 12V outlets at nav and in cockpit
  • Chart table light (hi/low, red/white), adjusting LED reading lights in bunk areas 
  • LED cabin lights
  • Galley and nav station have red/white lights
  • Red and white LED lights under dodger
  • LED Dome lights throughout
  • Alpenglow lights
  • Alpenglow compact florescent low/high lights in the cabin, nave and galley
  • Reading lamps port and starboard in salon, V-berth and in aft cabin
  • Engine room light
  • Locker lights with door switches
  • Navigation lights port and starboard at the bow and stern light LED
  • Steaming light
  • Tri-color on masthead LED
  • Anchor light LED
  • Compass light
  • Three hella fans
  • Deck light midway up mast
  • 12 volt electronics – Radar, plotter, VHF, SSB, sailing instruments
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Pumps – fresh water pump, shower sump pump, anchor wash down pump
  • Cockpit shower hot and cold
  • Watermaker DC

Solar Panel System

  • Two Kyocera 130 watt KCM130 panels on the arch with Morningstar Sunsaver MPPT controller

AC Electrical System

  • Shore Power connection - 50 amp to 110V shore receptacle and one 30 amp shore power connection
  • Shore power cords one 50 amp and two 30 amp
  • Battery chargers via shore power or genset
  • 110V outlets
  • CruiseAir16,000 BTU single compressor system run by shore power or by generator

Generator: Westerbeke 5 kw diesel generator with 1500 hours

 Rig and Sails Inventory

The design of the Valiant 42 is the modernization of the Valiant 40 designed by Robert H. Perry. The Valiant 40 earned its reputation for safety and performance when, in the 80s, Francis Stokes placed second in the BOC around the world race under all the great capes. Mark Schrader aboard the Valiant 40 "Resourceful" became the first American to complete the nonstop round the world voyage single handed below all five southern capes! By the mid eighties the Valiant had proved to be a capable offshore voyager that could be sailed solo around the world. She was an ocean race boat!

The Valiant 42 sails even better than the Valiant 40 with added mast height and added sail area and ballast. She's a sail animal, but…even more important to all of us couples, is comfort, safety, and complete lack of drama. More couples choose to sail a Valiant than any other cruising boat for very good reasons. The true cutter rig, easily managed divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit with secure hard dodger are all elements all make it possible for a couple to cruise safely and feel secure sailing with just two people aboard. The boat is easily driven and sails delightfully in light winds; in heavy air, reef her down with a double reef in the main and the staysail and she'll track like a freight train with the autopilot guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is Weatherly and carries sail so you are not constantly reefing. She is robust and strong so you feel secure in the ocean.

  • Classic Bob Perry true cutter design
  • Divided sail plan
  • Total sail area 849 ft.
  • Tapered keel stepped spar
  • Keel steped mast with crane and double spreaders
  • Mast height reported as 59’11” including antennas
  • ALL NEW Running Rigging
  • Rod rigging
  • New backstay insulators 2014
  • Chain plates New in 2014
  • Navtec backstay adjuster refurbished at the factory 2014
  • North Sails Full batten mainsail with Antal slides cars and three reef points and Dutchman system
  • Electric winch for the mainsail
  • Single line reefing system in the cockpit
  • Mainsail electric winch on the cabin house with line stoppers to provide for all applications
  • Lewmar Valiant traveler
  • Profurl furlers for genoa and staysail
  • Jib car tracks inboard with staysail tracks on the cabin house
  • Valiant custom vang/preventer system with Antal line stoppers
  • Navtec insulated backstay for SSB with new insulators
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Forespar downwind pole on mast track
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Spare jib halyard
  • Topping lift

Winches:

  • 44 ST Lewmar electric winch for the main halyard, mainsheet and reefing lines with linestoppers to provide for all applications
  • Two Lewmar 44 ST staysail sheet winches on cabin house
  • Two Lewmar 58 ST primary sheet winches on the combing
  • Two Lewmar 44 ST winches on mast port and starboard
  • One Lewmar 30ST winch and stopper for the genoa furling line!
  • Two 16 ST winches on the boom
  • Antal line stoppers for optimal sail control

Sail Inventory

  • Northsails Mainsail fully battened with three reefs from the cockpit and electric winch
  • Doyle Yankee headsail new in 2014
  • North Sails staysail
  • North Asymmetric Cruising Spinnaker with sock/snuffer

 

Hull, Deck, Cockpit & Ground Tackle

The Valiant is a classic Bob Perry design with a high bow with a little flare and a long sleek shear ending with the classic rounded stern that is so buoyant and so safe in a seaway. The underbody is refined with a long modified fin type cruising keel and full skeg mounted rudder that gives the boat wonderful tracking ability and makes her easily steered by the wind vane or the autopilot. You will always feel safe with finger tip control. Valiant Yachts are hand laid solid glass hulls made in a female mold with a robust layup schedule described below in the construction section. The massive rub rail is a Valiant signature element and so useful and reassuring.

 

The deck layout and construction is one of the most important aspects of any sailboat. Valiant builds a robust, low maintenance vessel, and all the toughness shows. All of the deck hardware is the best quality, from the Hood stainless steel ports (nine), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (seven), to Lewmar winches and custom Valiant stainless steel work. The toe rail is aluminum giving you the ability to attach blocks as you need to. The toe rail is bedded with 5200 and through bolted to the hull deck flange. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with stainless steel coated double life lines.

The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bow sprit completely of stainless steel beautiful sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bow sprit, Valiant also manufactures all the dorade guards and the hand rails. The beautiful stern rail of one inch stainless steel tubing is solid to the boarding gate! Columbine has the signature Valiant hard dodger which is as useful as it is substantial! The rigid hard dodger is solid and gives great security in the cockpit with its hand rails on both sides and the cockpit side of solid stainless steel. It even has a standard lights, red and white, under the dodger. You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.

The Valiant cockpit is also comfortable with the pedestal mounted wheel steering and wide comfortable seating and cockpit combings. The cockpit is long enough to lie down. The combings are high and comfortable with a flat top so you can perch on them. The cockpit lockers port and starboard and aft lazarettes have deep gutters for drainage. Cockpit drains (four) are large to drain quickly. There is excellent access to the steering quadrant through the aft lazarette port and starboard.

  • Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
  • New barrier coat Dec 2015
  • Valiant deck features – no wood!
  • Pearl grey nonskid paint
  • Hood stainless steel ports and Lewmar hatches (covers for hatches)
  • Hatch covers to match the mainsail cover
  • Foredeck sun awning 
  • Screens for all ports – twelve opening ports
  • Two dorades w/ chrome cowls, fiberglass boxes and dorade guards on the foredeck
  • Lewmar hardware
  • Aluminum toe rail for attaching blocks
  • Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions with double life lines
  • Outboard mount  on stern rail
  • Outboard engine lifting crane
  • Swim ladder w/ teak treads mounts on either port or starboard at boarding gate
  • Helm station pedestal cover
  • Cockpit table
  • Edson pedestal steering with excellent access to the steering quadrant
  • New Bottomsider cockpit cushions in excellent condition

Cockpit

  • Valiant hard dodger with window panels
  • Bimini and connector panels
  • Furl cockpit enclosure with zip out panels new in 2011
  • Easy single hand winch placement
  • Two large lockers
  • Cockpit table folds on binnacle
  • Drink holders
  • Large cockpit drains
  • Propane locker
  • Matching mainsail cover with foredeck sun awning
  • Bottomsider cockpit cushions 2013 in great condition
  • Cockpit shower fresh water hot and cold
  • Swim ladder mounts on either side at the boarding gate

Dingy & Outboard: 2008

  • AB 9.5 ft “Lumina” aluminum hull inflatable dingy with protective tube covers (“chaps”).  NEW Feb 2016
  • Mercury 9.9 hp Four Stroke outboard, NEW 2015
  • Lifting crane and motor mount on the stern rail

GROUND TACKLE

  • Valiant fabricated bow roller system
  • Double rollers with hass pipes
  • Chain locker forward accessed from V berth
  • Anchor wash down system
  • Lighthouse 1501 windlass – electric up and down foot switches and remote
  • Deck washdown system
  • Exceptional ground tackle: Rocna 55 lb anchor w/ 200' 5/8" chain
  • Spade S120 75 ft of chain and 250' nylon 5/8" rode  
  • Stern anchor system

Valiant Construction

Valiant Yachts builds each Valiant by hand the way high quality boats are built.

Hull Construction

The hull is hand laid of solid fiberglass in a female mold. The gelcoat is sprayed first into the mold and then the layup of the fiberglass completed. The layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving is robust. The Valiant hull is the strongest hull imaginable as you will agree when you hold a cross section in your hands. Only Isophthalic resin is used on the premises. It is catalyzed in one-gallon increments and dyed red to ensure the proper wet out of the fiberglass. Valiant’s massive rub rail is structurally part of the hull. The hull is reinforced the entire length of the rub rail with structural high density foam and it is molded with an indentation to accept the sacrificial teak rub rail with a stainless steel strake.

Deck Construction

The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. Structural foam is used in any high stress areas and end-grain balsa core is used elsewhere as its properties allow it to soak up the resins and adhere to the laminate fiberglass. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted. Valiant’s semi-custom construction process allows you to select your hatch placement and the hatches are wonderfully constructed and installed using a hatch boss system. The hatches are perfect and where you want them.

Structural Members

After the hull is complete, the next stage is the construction and installation of the floor timbers, the latitudinal stringers. These stringers are constructed of structural foam laminated with fiberglass and glassed into place inside the hull. All the bulkheads are built into the boat using high quality marine plywood tabbed and fiber glassed into the hull sides and floor members. All the furniture is built into the boat and all the horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides creating a monolithic structure. This type of construction makes the boat very, very strong.

Hull Deck Joint

When the finished deck is lowered onto the hull all the furniture and bulkheads are then fiber glassed to the ceiling (deck). The Valiant hull to deck joint is through bolted glued with 3M5200. Then when the aluminum toe rail is installed, it is glued with 3M 5200 to the flange and then through bolted through the flange on four and half inch centers! This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.

Valiant Commitment to Building a Strong Boat

Every construction element is designed and executed with the established mission of building the strongest boat possible, a boat that can take what the ocean can dish out. The chain plates are stainless steel are through bolted with backing plates on the solid fiberglass structural knees. And you should know the quality of the stainless steel is as good as can be found! No compromise.

Equipment Installation

Valiant attention to detail is apparent in the installation of every component from plumbing to wiring to all mechanical and electrical equipment. Every sea cock is labeled as is every valve. Wire runs are orderly and finished with wire bundles properly tied. The construction is finished with attention and care. Nothing is left incomplete. The cabinets are finished inside so everything looks complete and proper. The hull is insulated above the waterline with closed cell foam to eliminate moisture from condensation and also to provide sound insulation. The engine room is well insulated with one inch Sound Stop lined foam.

Keel, Skeg, and Rudder Construction

The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core which is then encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe

Hull Exterior Finish

The hull is in excellent condition. The Valiant hull top sides are finished with Imron polyurethane in gray.. Imron is used because it is easy to repair. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat and marine anti fouling paint. Valiant has a ten year bottom warranty against osmosis. And you should also know that Valiants' blister issues were caused by flame retardants in resins used on the Valiants built at Uniflight before 1986. This old history has nothing to do with Valiants built in Texas!

Valiant Pride!

The construction of the Valiant is bullet proof. Valiant craftsmen are incredibly proud of their product. The construction makes the Valiant is one of the very best blue water boats you could choose to own. This is why the Valiant remains the vessel that most couples choose for circumnavigation or long distanced passage making.

  • Hand- laid solid fiberglass hull with extra layers at the keel and bow
  • Robust layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving
  • Isophthalic resin catalyzed in one-gallon batches
  • Massive structural rub rail – teak with stainless steel striker
  • The deck cored with structural foam and fiberglass laminate
  • Deck is solid glass where hardware is mounted
  • Latitudinal stringers of structural foam laminate glassed in solid glassed in bulkheads
  • Horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides and to the ceiling when the deck goes on
  • Hull deck joint through bolted on four and half inch centers and glued with 3M5200.
  • Chain plates through bolted with backing plates
  • High quality stainless steel
  • Hull insulated with closed cell engine room insulated with Sound Stop
  • External lead keel
  • 17 J bolts of 3/4 inch steel
  • Skeg of laminated structural foam attached with J bolts as with the keel
  • Backing plates on all structural elements
  • Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
  • Cast bronze protective rudder shoe
  • Imron polyurethane topside paint from the factory
  • Double white boot stripe
  • Epoxy barrier coat – factory applied
  • Bottom paint – Trinidad Black

Additional and Safety Specifications & Items

  • WinslowLife Raft (4 person) deck mounted in canister on deck with hydrostatic release
  • ACR Rapit ditch bag system with VHF, flares, and rations
  • Lifesling Recovery system
  • Horseshoe
  • Radar reflector
  • AIS transceiver
  • Flares (current)
  • Fire extinguishers three Halon
  • Horn
  • CO detector
  • Trident LP detection system
  • GFCI outlets three
  • Emergency tiller Standard Valiant
  • EPIRB ACR Globalfix 406 MHz
  • Electric bilge pump below decks with separate float switch
  • Two high water alarms
  • Collision mat
  • Galley fire blanket
  • ATN Top Climber bosuns chair
  • Manual bilge pump in the cockpit
  • Bilge cycle counter
  • Portable spotlight
  • Throwable cushions
  • Redundant lights – Tricolor and deck level nav lights
  • Bright LED Aqua signal anchor light
  • No Discharge placard and Marpol placard
  • Pad eyes and jack lines
  • six fenders, 2008
  • Dock lines –
  • Spare halyards

Disclaimer
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.
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