1997 Catalina 42 MkII

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Yacht Overview

Make: Catalina

Model: 42 MkII

Year: 1997

Length: 42′

Located In: Stuart, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 3544065

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Just back from a four month Bahamas cruise, On Assignment is ready now to go again!

New sails(2016) , diesel generator, AC, solar panels, water maker, updated electronics, SSB, she has it all!


Without any question, one of the most popular cruising boats available is the Catalina 42 Mark II. Catalina Yachts made history from this model when they layed up over 1000 hulls. This is the popular 3 cabin model, which is preferred by most cruising couples and live a boards as the third cabin can be used for walk in storage leaving the second cabin ready for guests. She features a pulman berth forward with en suite head and separate shower and two guest cabins aft with another head off the main salon. I am the second owner, and have sailed her for the past 14 years from the Great Lakes to The Bahamas. This boat is very clean, very capable, very fast with a newer full baton main with Harken roller bearing cars with updated electronics, sails, diesel generator, AC, water maker, davits and canvas packages. "On Assignment" is "island ready," are you?

Full Specs

Boat Name
On Assignment
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Power: 50|horsepower

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 ( 131 Gallon )
Fuel Tanks: 1 ( 38 Gallon )
Holding Tanks: 1 ( 52 Gallon )
Number of single berths:
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

An enclosed master stateroom is forward with a pullman berth to port. Interspring mattress (2016) Under the berth are two large drawers. Opposite is a large hanging locker, shelves, and drawers. Forward is the head with a separate stall shower with seat with storage both behind the seat and forward below the anchor locker.

The main salon has a dinette to port with a movable settee with two large storage area beneath. This area can convert to an additional double berth with a fill in cushion. Navigation station is aft and port aft cabin with hanging locker. To starboard is the galley. Aft of the galley is a head with shower. Aft of the head is an aft cabin with hanging locker.

The cockpit area is large seating 10 adults and has a walk through transom with easy access to a swim step for dinghy access.

Marine AC Mermaid 16,000 BTU

(4) Cabin Fans

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Catalina 42 MarkII has earned an international reputation as the leader in her class. Design, cruising performance, and comfort, all make the Catalina 42 the first choice of sailors worldwide. The hull of the 42 MkII is high volume, and easily driven, with a fine entry, firm midship section, and smooth run aft terminating in a modified reverse transom with an uncommonly spacious and functional boarding platform. She features varnished teak jointery, ash hull side paneling, excellent light and ventilation. This model has  the traditional mid-ship placement of the owners stateroom and spacious head foward with stall shower;

Electronics and electrical

Raymarine  ST 60 Depth instrument (2016)

Raymarine ST 60 Speed instrument (2016)

Raymarine ST 60+ Wind instrument (2016)

Raymarine ST 6001 Autopilot controlhead replaced (2016), compass  replaced (2017)

Garmin model 4212 12" inch color chart plotter MFD (2016)

Garmin digital radar scanner mast mounted

Standard Horizon VHF with AIS at nav station

Yaesu FT 450D SSB radio with SCS remote tuner for backstay antenna

Mutifunction AM/FM/CD/DVD Stereo at navigation station with (2) Bose speakers in salon and (2) marine speakers in cockpit

Sirius satellite music receiver (2018)

19" flat screen TV in salon with entertainment inverter in main salon and Proscan 19" flat screen TV in forward cabin

Ship's clock, and barometer

Ritchie 5" compass at helm

Next Generation full sine wave Diesel Generator model UCMI-35, 2354 hours. Major service April 2019 including new brushes and AVR board. Engine replaced

(2) IOTA 3 stage automatic battery charger, 75 amp and 30 amp

Xantrex Prowatt SW 2000 inverter with remote control

Entertainment inverter at nav station

(2) 100 watt solar panels mounted above davits with Blue Seas smart controller

(6) Trojan type T 105 6 volt golf cart batteries (11/2018)

(3) 30 amp shore power inlets, 1 aft and 2 forward

(1) Extra 30 amp shore power inlets with (2) dedicated 15 amp outlets

(1) 30 amp shore power cord

Shore power selector, 3 position at navigation station



Double stainless steel sink

3 burner Princess propane stove with oven

(2) 10 pound propane tanks in cockpit area

900 watt microwave oven

Little Wonder Watermaker, 7 GPH

Adler Barbour 12VDC refrigeration with freezer

6 gallon stainless steel hot water heater (2011)


Sails and Rigging

Mack Sails Premium Challenge full baton main (2016) with Mack Pack (2015), 2 reef points

Mack Sail 135% Challenger Marblehead Premium furling Genoa (2016) on a Schaffer 3100 furler

Standing rigging inspected(2018) with one lower port stay replaced

Lifelines replaced(2018)

Internal halyards

Inboard Genoa tracks

Garhauer boom vang

Sail area specs:
IJPE : 797.00 sq ft
I : 53.00 ft
J : 16.42 ft
P : 46.75 ft
E : 15.50 ft

Keel Details

Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 8300 lb
Displacement: 20500 sq ft
Max Draft: 4.83 ft


Last bottom job 2016



Hull and Deck/Exterior

Delta 45 pound anchor with 125' 5/16" feet of chain and 150 feet woven plait rode

Danforth secondary anchor with 200 ft rode

Stainless steel bow roller with Maxwell model 800 electric windlass with up and down foot switches

Garhauer Marine heavy duty 1.25 inch SS davits with (2) 100 watt solar panels mounted above

(2) Lewmar #54 2 speed ST primary winches

(2) Lewmar #40 2 speed ST cabin top winches

Cockpit table with folding leaves

Walk through transom with (2) removable helm seats

Hard cell factory cockpit cushions (2011)

Man over board life ring

Edson motor mount for outboard

Cockpit canvas (2015) including dodger, bimini, and connector

Lifelines (2018)

6 gallon Seward water heater with engine heat ex-changes hoses (2011)

16,000 BTU Mermaid Marine Air with vents in salon and forward pulman berth

Sanitation hoses replaced and tanks cleaned (2016)

(2) Macerator pumps replaced (2017-18)

Primary bilge pump electronic switch added( 2018)

Secondary high water bilge pump added with high water alarm (2016)

(2) CO2 detectors added (2016)

Rubrail replaced (2018)

Forward shower pump replaced strainer added (2018)

Magma SS propane BBQ

Interior deep cleaned (2019)

Hull buffed and waxed (2018)

Bottom painted Americoat 100 (2017)


Yanmar 50 HP 4JH2E diesel engine with 2487 hours

Exhaust elbow replaced (2018)

Packing glad repacked(3/18)

Engine hoses replaced and heat ex-changer cleaned (2017)





SCS PTC modem, large fenders, dinghy. The vessel name "On Assignment"is reserved by the seller.

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.

To answer any questions or to schedule a viewing please contact the listing broker directly,

Capt. John T. Barr, (772) 678-0760 or e mail johnb@masseyyacht.com