2002 Valiant 42

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2002 Valiant 42

Kemah TX, US




One of a Kind – Truly a unique Valiant 42 

No expense spared on construction, outfitting, updating and maintaining. Argo is really ready to go. All she needs is supplies and provisioning and you can go anywhere!

Her current owners have a full storage unit of spare parts. (Full inventory list available.) 

Factory interior refinish, circa 2010! (See notes below.) 

***(Previsional listing. Professional photographer being scheduled for photo shoot.***

Drop box file of photos of her construction available upon request. 


ARGO is one of a kind. Originally when she left the Valiant factory in 2002 she was reported to be the best and most, out fitted 42 ever to be built. She held that title until production ceased in 2010. 

To say her original owners were meticulous would be an understatement. They were the proud owners for 13 years. The cruised Mexico, the Caribbean and parts of South America. 

8 years into there journey they decided they wanted to have the interior looking like new again so they sent her back to the factory for a interior wood refinish.  As a result of this the boat appears like a much newer boat. We would go as far too say she will look and feel newer than any other Valiant 42 out there. 

Her current owners followed exactly in the original owners foot steps when it came to meticulous maintenance and up keep. Unfortunately they left the cruising plan go to late in their lives and found two years into ownership they could not get to use Argo as had planned and as her original owners had. 

Important points:

– Lifetime transferable hull warranty through Valiant Yachts. 

– Fully equipped to cruise around the world; radar, AIS, SSB, generator, 135 gal furl tank, 100 gal water tank plus Spectra water-maker, etc. 

– All new canvas – including full cockpit enclosure 

– All furling sails – including LeisureFurl in-boom furling mainsail. 

– Stainless Steel rail davits, solar panel arch and life lines around cockpit. This creates a very secure cockpit and a very comfortable place to be in rough weather. 


Full Specs

  • Valiant 42 CE Cutter 
  • Hull #154 - delivered April 2002
  • Builder:  Valiant Yachts (Texas, USA)
  • Designer:  Robert Perry
  • LOA 42’0"
  • LWL 34’6"
  • Beam 12’9"
  • Draft 6’0"
  • Mast height above
  • DWL 57’11"
  • Fuel - 135 gals
  • Headroom - 6'5
  • Water 100 gals (plus water-maker) 
  • Hull:  Solid fiberglass (sheer to keel)
  • Ballast: Solid lead keel weighing 9,500 lbs.
  • USA flagged / USCG documented vessel

Quick run down of equipment:


Queen stateroom forward
Double stateroom aft
Custom mattress
Corian counters
Broadwater SS stove/oven
Refrig/freezer, dual 110AC/12DC
Head aft
Separate Shower
Electric full-sized toilet
Extra hatch
Plumbed for Espar heate
12-volt fans
Stereo & BOSE sound system
XM Radio


ALL sails furled (LeisureFurl in-boom main)
Rod rigging
Whisker pole
Electric winch
Electric windlass
Raised hard dodger
Stern rails
Outdoor canvas, weather cloths, awnings + lots more canvas
Arch + davits
Dinghy deck cradle
Life raft



Electronics - Navigation and Communication

B&G Hydra 2000 (Displays at nav station, cockpit, helm station)
Garmin GPS - NEW 2016
Garmin radar/chartplotter - NEW 2016
AIS - NEW 2016
Alpha 3000 autopilot w/ remote - NEW 2016
Interphase forward looking sonar
Blipper radar reflector
TV monitor
DVD player (all regions)
Alpine stereo system + indoor Boston speakers + subwoofer + Bose speakers in cockpit
XM radio
Tuner and DVD player hidden in separate locker w/ pullout shelf

Manufacturer Provided Description
The Valiant 42 is the evolutionary successor to the Valiant 40, sharing the look and styling of its legendary predecessor. Over the years, the Valiant line of bluewater passage-makers has always reflected a commitment to product evolution and refinement. Valiant began the major shift in the direction of the Valiant 42 with the introduction of the "Series 90" Vacanti keel. Not only does this keel deliver state-of-the-art performance, it also results in a lower center of gravity and provides for a shoal-draft capability, heretofore unavailable without resorting to centerboards and tricky bulb-type protuberances. Significantly, the Valiant 42 deck features a cockpit that is completely wrapped with an offshore coaming for both comfort and safety. Seating areas are fully guttered and an expanded, recessed propane storage system is included as well. The frontal portion of the cabin trunk is contoured in its transition to the foredeck. The deck design provides for maximum flexibility, while the below-deck volume is increased. There are no predetermined locations for the hatches, portlights and companionway. There are enough variations within the three basic interior arrangements of the Valiant 42 to offer an almost unlimited choice to the customer. The Valiant 42CE or Center Entry, provides for a more open interior and yet allows for a true three-cabin layout. The head is located aft, and the two, separate, double staterooms greatly enhance below-deck livability. The Valiant 42 features a double spreader rig which is matched with a short bowsprit to maximize sailing efficiency.

Argo is the 42 CE model. The 42 came in three different layouts. The CE offers the queen size owners berth forward which was the most popular. 

ARGO being the CE model is a two cabin, one head layout. She has the queen master cabin forward and a guest cabin aft which functions as the sea berth while under way. 

Argo's interior is light cherrywood, oiled and hand-rubbed.  Her floor is 1/2" teak and poplar laid over 1 1/4" marine-grade plywood, making for a very substantial floor, all floor boards labeled and locking. 

Starting from the cockpit. Moving from the cockpit into the interior you will find the guest cabin/sea berth to port and the head and show stall to the port as you enter down the companionway. 

The aft cabin to port is very functional. It functions as a great guest cabin while guests are onboard. It has ample room for two adults and generous storage beneath the berth and just forward of the berth is a decent size hanging locker. For times the owners are alone it opens up by means of a big inboard hatch ("pizza hatch/window") connecting her to the rest of the boat. This creates the perfect sea berth when cruising short handed. Located just beside the companionway and cockpit one can sleep very close to the cockpit while the other crew member stays on watch. 

Directly across from the aft cabin is the head and shower stall. The location and layout, as everything else on the Valiant, is well thought out, very functional and well located. Easy and quick access from the cockpit. Being so close to the cockpit it also seconds as a good wet locker when needed. 

Moving forward through ARGO you will find the galley to port and the chart table opposite to starboard. Moving through the boat, as seen is the pictures you will find lockers and cupboards through out. All installed and put together using the highest quality of fittings and all lit using automatic switches when open. 

The galley is a very well layout U-shape galley. Whether you are underway, at anchor or at the dock, preparing a meal in this galley can be a comfortable task. Starting aft as you enter you will find the a double stainless steel sink with one lever faucet and pullout spray. Above the sink you will see the customer wine glass rack. Beneth the sink is storage. Moving outboard is deep dry storage. Now facing outboard you will see the Broadwater propane 4-burner stove/oven/broiler. Above and below is more storage. Now turn forward and you will find the dual Sea Frost refrigeration and Freeze system. This is 110v and 12v. She has holding plates in both fridge and freezer, lid locks into the counter for security while under way and galley gauges and switches for both. 

As expected in any classical blue water cruising boat the navigation station is a large, very functional place place to work. ARGO has a very well equipped nav station with chart plotter, radar display, VHF,SSB, all well laid out infront of the nav table. Outboard are all the breakers and switches you would expect. Amble storage can be found all around the station. 

The extremely spacious salon is next as you move forward. The centre piece is a drop-leaf table, surrounded by an L-shapped settee with a sea berth to port and a 7' settee/berth to starboard. Behind both settees is nice storage. Under the settes are the water tanks. These tanks are designed to be easily removed if a service or replacement is necessary. 

Forward of the Salon is the master cabin. She is a Queen V berth. It is a spacious cabin with lots of storage. Two large drawers under the berth, a large hanging locker to port with a seat and a smaller hanging locker and bench seat to starboard. The hull sides by the berth are lined with Ash battens. 


Hull, Exterior & Interior features/design

Hull & Bottom

Classic North Sea rounded tumble home stern, with reserved buoyancy, handles following seas easily
Modified fin keel
Skeg-hung rudder
Anti-fouling paint applied April 2013

Deck & Exterior

Arch w/ dinghy davits, lifting crane, solar panels, mount for wind generator, various antennas
Hard dodger (raised above standard height) with substantial overhead (leather-wrapped) and side handholds; 2 dual white/red courtesy lights
Solid stern railing gate-to-gate; bimini strong arms provide additional substantial handholds
Foredeck chocks for carrying dinghy offshore
Oversized pedestal with instruments and GPS, room for large monitor or radar display, sturdy handholds, collapsible cockpit table. Edson pedestal w/ single lever throttle/gear shift and leather-covered large "dish" wheel.
Extra hatch - large, forward


Seven (7) opening hatches (custom large hatch added forward) all with snap-on screens and both (2 sets) blackout and translucent inserts
Twelve (12) opening port lights w/ screens (and curtains)

Interior Finishes:
  • Oiled cherrywood throughout 
  • Teak floor
  • Solid cherrywood drop-leaf table
  • Solid wood handholds throughout
  • Select drawers and lockers cedar-lined
  • Airspace between hull and interior build-out present throughout promoting good air circulation and insulation.
  • Ultrasuede upholstery
  • Custom Handcraft brand inner-spring mattress
  • 2 x Sets of luxury high-thread count fitted sheets + mattress pad
  • Custom mildew-resistant shower curtain
  • Corian counter in head
  • Corian counters and full wood finish in Galley

Cruising Equipment:

Electronics: Navigation & Communication 

* B&G Hydra 2000 (Displays at nav station, cockpit, helm station)
* Garmin GPS - NEW 2016
* Garmin radar/chartplotter - NEW 2016
* AIS - NEW 2016
* Alpha 3000 autopilot w/ remote - NEW 2016
* Interphase forward looking sonar
* Blipper radar reflector
* TV monitor
* DVD player (all regions)
* Alpine stereo system + indoor Boston speakers + subwoofer + Bose speakers in cockpit
* XM radio
* Tuner and DVD player hidden in separate locker w/ pullout shelf


* Westerbeke 5.0 kw, 3,344 hours, regularly serviced, excellent condition
* Cruisair air conditioning (16000 BTU, includes reverse heat and dehumidifier functions)
* New compressor and dryer 7/2013
* Wired, plumbed and ready for Espar heater install
* Gel batteries, 4 house + 1 start, ALL batteries replaced 7/2012
* Prosine True Sine Wave Inverter
* True Charge 40 battery charger
* Xantrex Trace Meter
* All outlets GFCI protected:
* Nine (9) 110-volt AC outlets
* Five (5) 12-volt DC outlets
* Arch w/ dinghy davits, lifting crane, solar panels, mount for wind generator, various antennas


Creature Comforts/Liveaboard Equipment

 * Westerbeke 5.0 kw, 3,344 hours, regularly serviced, excellent condition
* Wired, plumbed and ready for Espar heater install
* Cruisair air conditioning (16000 BTU, includes reverse heat and dehumidifier functions)
* Dual SeaFrost systems, 110-volt AC and 12-volt DC
* Holding plates in both refrig and freezer; galley gauges for both; lids lock into counter
* Stainless steel Broadwater propane 4-burner stove /oven /broiler (2 – 20 lbs. propane tanks)
* Microwave
* Fresh and salt water foot pumps
* Deep double sinks w/ 1-lever faucet and pullout spray
* Full-sized electric Raritan PHE II toilet
* 12-volt fans throughout
* Spectra Newport 400, 12-volt, capacity 17 gph
* TV monitor
* DVD player (all regions)
* Alpine stereo system + indoor Boston speakers + subwoofer + Bose speakers in cockpit
* XM radio
* Tuner and DVD player hidden in separate locker w/ pullout shelf



Standing Rigging

* Keel stepped mast
* Mast steps at top
* Rod rigging
* Hydraulic backstay
* Rat lines (port side)
* Life line - New 2016

Sail Inventory

* All lines lead aft to cockpit
* Substantial 2 ft. bowsprit extends sailplan
* Quantum sails
* Full battened Forespar Leisure Furl mainsail (furls into boom) w/ hydraulic boom vang
* Shaefer roller furled genoa and staysail
* Whisker pole
* Boom rigged with preventers

Safety Equipment & Features

* Switlik SAR 6-man life raft + cradle + Sunbrella cover
* C.A.R.D. (Collision Avoidance Radar Detection)
* Various other flotation/signaling devices
* “Burgular bars” for companionway security and ventilation
* Remote switch in forward berth to operate deck lights
* Kidde FyreWatch halon automatic extinguishers in engine and generator rooms
* Various alarms including high-water, carbon dioxide
* Substantial handholds – full length both sides + others strategically located

Recent important upgrades:

New Electonics:
GPS Chip
Handheld GPS
Bottom paint and Zincs and hoses
TV and antennae renewed
Water pump
New Temp. gage
New canvas
UV replaced on head sails
Main halyard and roller for Leisure furl
Life lines
Fenders 6 black
AUTO PILOT Feb 22, 2016
Replaced Clutches with Lemar
New Air conditioner compressor
Starter Battery

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.