1988 Ocean Alexander 42 Double Cabin

ID# 4192536

Ask A Question



Yacht Overview

Make: Ocean Alexander

Model: 42 Double Cabin

Year: 1988

Length: 42′

Located In: Jensen Beach, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 9216782


The 42 Double Cabin is a rare, but well laid out fast trawler. With good pedigree and lines, in such nice condition for her age, makes her a great find for a cruising couple, live aboard condo, Bahamas bound or even the Great Loop!

Her CAT 375hp motors run great have 1760 hours, good maintenance and run her at an efficient 14.9 knot cruise (although she’ll do 19.5 knots wide open).  Loads of recent updates, including electronics, battery inverter/charger, lithium batteries, solar panels and a new Phaser/Kubota 8.5kw generator.  

This boat actively runs 700 miles a season in Florida, the Keys and the Bahamas and is very much dialed in and ready to go.


*Note this is preliminary listing – more specifications and photos to come 

Full Specs

Boat Name

Love N Luck


LOA: 42.33
Beam: 14.33 ft
Maximum Draft: 3.17 ft
Displacement: 22,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 18.5 ft


Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 375|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 375|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (150 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (300 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (35 Gallon)


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

  • Garmin 7212 GPS
  • Garmin GMR20 Radar
  • Raymarine EV-1ACU-150 with Seatalk bus (new 2022)
  • Raymarine 140 Digital depth sounder
  • Remote spotlight
  • VHF
  • Intellian I3 satellite TV
  • Stereo (interior): Dual XDM270 with 150 Watt Rockford Fosgate amplifier; 2 speakers with volume adjustment in each of the 3 cabins


"Love N Luck" has is set up for cruising, but also extended time on the hook, with constant 120V on important circuits.  Her LED lighting, lithium batteries and solar panels, offer easy living, with only 2 to 3 hours of generator use per day.

  • 50 AMP shore power
  • Breakered AC/DC panel in salon
  • Galvanic isolator: Yacht Corrosion Consultants inc: Zinc Saver II, 50 Amp


  • Main engine starter batteries: 2x 8D NAPA Marine deep cycle, model 8276 (new December 2023)
  • Generator starter battery: Group 27 deep cycle (new 2021)
  • House batteries: 2x Ampere Time 300 Ah lithium, new in 2022 (total 600 Ah)


  • Phasor 8.5 kW with Kubota motor, 488 hours (new in 2021)


  • Pro-Nautic 12-40P for starter and generator batteries Epever EPIPDB-COM-20 PWM charge controller for main starter and generator batteries during storage (also trickle charge to house batteries through DC to DC charger)
  • Xantrex 818-2010 Freedom PRO Inverter/charger (2000 Watt/100 Amp charge) for house batteries, with separate electric panel to key circuits (refrigeration, galley 120v outlet, microwave, fridge, freezer, rear cabin)
  • Victron DC to DC charger for house batteries (from alternator)


  • 400 Watt solar panels Victron 100/50 MPPT charge controller for house batteries from Solar


  • 8D Engine batteries (can be switched to parallel and have a charger connection to only one of them. The second charger lead goes to the generator battery.)

Engine Related
  • 3208TA Major service (at approx. 1,450 hours): turbos rebuilt, new stainless exhaust risers and mufflers, all coolers cleaned and tested, new hoses, etc.
  • Spare 25 x 22 propellers
  • Displacement cruise at 8.7 to 9 kts at 1500 rpm, burning about 0.8 gals/hr.
  • Planes 15.5 kts at about 2200 rpm, top speed about 19.5 kts.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

This boat may not be listed by Massey Yacht Sales & Service and may be listed by another brokerage company. This listing is made available as a courtesy to those visiting our website.

The advertising b