1983 Vagabond 42

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Yacht Overview

Make: Vagabond

Model: 42

Year: 1983

Length: 42′

Located In: Pensacola, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8533065


The 42 Vagabond Ketch competes with several other offshore go anywhere you wish style traditional sailing ketch’s. Arcadia received a refit in 2017 which included new sails w/sail pack, new fuel tanks, new Yanmar engine, new Next Gen marine generator, new electronics and more. After sailing the Gulf and then around the Islands for several years she has returned to Pensacola.

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 42
Beam: 12.83 ft
Displacement: 32,000 lb
Ballast: 9,200 lb
Dry Weight: 32,000 lb


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH80
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 80|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (140 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (100 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (25 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


Entry into the cabin down 5 steps has large salon with port & starboard companionways leading to aft staterooms. Wrap around seating with dinette table and plenty of storage below. Salon Dynex Flat Screen TV. Settee across to stbd side with storage below. Nav/Chart table has ships AC/DC service breaker panel. Starboard companionway has side berth, storage below with access to the Generator. Engine access panels in both companionways make for easy hands on to the Yanmar engine. Full Galley runs through the port side companionway with refrigeration, freezer, stove, sink and plenty of storage above & below. Fully private aft cabin, large berth, flat screen TV, hanging clothes lockers, drawers, bench seat, vanity with ensuite head & shower that also exits into port companionway. The forward head is fully private with sink, shower, electric head. Forward cabin is private with single bunk beds, topside opening hatch, hanging clothes locker with storage drawers. With sleeping arrangements for 6, storage everywhere you look, its easy to see why the Vagabond  makes a great live aboard and long distance cruising vessel. Side opening port windows, topside opening hatches for natural ventilation. Marine AC/Heat unit also ready to cool you off when needed.  

  • Isotherm Top & Side Loading Refrigeration
  • Whynter Upright Freezer Unit
  • Force Ten 3 Burner Propane Stove
  • 12 Volt Pressure Water System w/Accumulator Tank
  • 140 Gal Water Capacity
  • Large Stainless Steel Sink
  • Storage Cabinets above & below

Electronics & Navigational Equipment
  • Garmin 740s GPS/Radar
  • Garmin Echo 300 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind/Speed/Depth
  • Danforth Constellation Compas
  • Sea Watch TV Antenna
  • ACR Epirb
  • Gamin 188c GPS (Cabin)
  • Horizon Intrepid VHF Radio (Cabin)
  • Navigational Lighting

Electrical System
  • (2) 8D 1400 series Batteries
  • ProNautic 12.30P Smart Charger
  • BP Solar Panel
  • 30 Amp Shore Power Inlet w/dockside power cable
  • Nex Gen 5.5KW Generator w/should shield 2019 with 800 hours
  • 110 Volt AC & 12 Volt DC House Power
  • Ships AC/DC Service Breakers located at Nav/Chart Table

Deck Equipment
  • Sea Tiger Windlass with chain fall and gypsy head
  • Double Bow Pulpit w/split chain locker
  • Complete new Bow Sprit recent installation
  • Rockna #33 Plow Anchor
  • CQR #35 Plow
  • Fortress FX-23 Danforth
  • Twin fore deck storage lockers
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Dinghy Engine Davit w/rail motor mount
  • Full Bimini Top w/enclosure
  • Wheel Steering with full cover
  • Captains Chair
  • Cockpit Breakfast table
  • Self Bailing Decks
  • Fenders & Docklines

Sails & Rigging
  • Harken Roller Furling
  • Head Sail 2019
  • Mizzen Sail 2019
  • Mainsail w/Stack Pack & Lazy Jacks 2017
  • Deck Steeped Aluminum Main Mast & Mizzen Mast
  • Boom Gallow
  • Radar Deflector
  • Stainless Wire Standing Rigging
  • (2) Barlow #25 Primary 2spd Self Tail Winches
  • (2) Barlow #23 Working Single Speed Winches
  • (2) Barlow #20 Mast & 1 #23 Winches
  • (2) Barlow #20 Mizzen Winches

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details
  • 2017 Yanmar 80HP 4JH80 w/1000 hours
  • New Fuel Tanks Installed 2017
  • 100 Gal Fuel Capacity
  • Primary Fuel Filter w/primer, secondary Yanmar filter
  • Marine AC/Heat Unit
  • Wheel Steering
  • (3) Auto/manual Bilge Pump
  • (2) Marine Heads w/MSD holding Tank

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