1995 Beneteau 42S7

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Yacht Overview

Make: Beneteau

Model: 42S7

Year: 1995

Length: 42′

Located In: Marco Island, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8338147


“There are Beneteaus, and then

There Are Beneteaus!”

This one, a vintage 42s7 will up your game! 

Bruce Farr designed and styled by Philippe StarckSconspired to craft the perfect blend of cruiser and racer. With an extraordinary hull build, one-person sailing rig and ample accommodations, this classic 42s7 is as solid a choice as you can make for invigorating blue-water racing to leisurely weekend cruising.

The 42s7 subscribes typically to Beneteau construction ideology with both hull and deck reinforced structurally by interior fiberglass liners. On this model, bulkheads are slotted and the interior grid is “glassed” to the hull. You’ll also find stout, below deck heavy duty fittings for the mast shrouds…so no chainplate worries on this model. And its cast iron keel and stainless steel bolts and backing plates further enhance the outstanding structural integrity of the vessel. 

Features include:

  • Desirable, 3-cabin layout for comfortable passenger accommodations and storage
  • Cherry Wood Salon with ample seating and table
  • 2 Full Heads – one dedicated to master stateroom as ensuite
  • Fully Battened Mainsail with Lazy Jacks
  • Extended Forward Mounted Roller for Furling Genoa
  • Running rigging set up enhanced for One-Person Sailing
  • Oversized Volvo Penta MD22L (50 hp) engine for power without undue stress and surprising fuel efficiency (12nm per gallon) and Flex-O-Fold Folding Propeller 
  • 2020 Saturn Tender w/ 2020 Suzuki 2.5hp outboard motor.

Current owner, who has enjoyed and cared for this vessel for the past 20 years, is moving to a smaller vessel for more daysailing.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own this superb racer/cruiser!

Contact Joe Maiella, Edwards Yacht Sales today for more information and a personal tour.



Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 42.5
LWL: 35.75
Beam: 13.5 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.92 ft
Displacement: 18,220 lb
Ballast: 5,840 lb
Headroom: 6.25 ft


Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: MD22L
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 50|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (80 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (40 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Sellers Description

When craftsmanship and sturdy construction are key, the Beneteau 42S7 doesn’t disappoint. Likely one of the best-constructed production boats in the world, this model is renowned for its light wind performance and excellent accommodations. Like the rest of the First line of boats by Beneteau, she’s built as a racer. Her handling qualities are impressive.

The craftmanship on display in the 42S7 is second to none with compound curved wood trim in many places, beautiful pearwood veneer interior woodwork and bulkheads, and a host of well-designed features that make this boat both attractive and strong with excellent sailing characteristics. On top of this, the seller of the vessel has taken great pains over the last 20 years to ensure that this vessel is always in ready-to-sail condition with a host of upgrades throughout.

This three-cabin model features a large aft cockpit with comfortable seating for 6. The huge wheel manipulates a composite rudder that is over 5ft tall, giving this boat incredible steering authority. The rigging has been modified to make it possible to single-hand sail this big boat, including manipulating the Genoa while keeping a hand on the wheel. A Raymarine Chartplotter helps you stay the course.

The vessel comes with a three sail inventory - mainsail, 140 Genoa, and a jib. All sails are 2017 and newer. The mainsail is equippd with Lazy Jacks to make furling the sail quick and easy. The mast is keel-stepped. The roller furler on the Genoa was installed in 2017. The forestay was moved forward to the tip of the bow and the furler brought from below the deck to a standard position, making the run of the lines much more straight and easy to work. A great deal of thought and engineering was put into this and other upgrades on the vessel.

This vessel is equipped with a Volvo Penta MD22L diesel engine making 50hp, located behind the steps, between the aft staterooms. Last count of hours before meter failed on 2/15/14 was 4645.

The prop gets its power via an oversized transmission that turns the shaft through a dripless shaft seal. The prop shaft includes a flexible joint to give the engine and transmission room to shift on their mounts and to absorb the flexing motion of the prop pushing against the water. The prop has been upgraded to a three-blade, 20” folding prop. The vessel makes an easy 6kts at cruise while not stressing the engine.

The keel on this boat is a spade shape with a bulb and wings making its 5’11” length act like a much deeper keel. The keel weighs 5840lbs and is cast iron. It is held on with some massive stainless steel bolts.

The interior of this vessel is as impressive as the exterior. The seller has kept this boat in mint condition throughout. The saloon is large, taking every advantage of this boat’s 13’6” beam, to accommodate a large curved dinette. The galley is equipped with a microwave, induction cooktop, cooler, and both freshwater and raw water sink. The center faucet pulls from the electric water pump while the other faucets are foot pump activated. There is ample storage available throughout.

Aft are two double staterooms and a head with a shower. The toilets on this boat are activated using a Whale bilge pump instead of the traditional, and expensive, electric or vacuflush toilets.

The forward cabin features a double bed with a removable extension built by the seller to square the foot end of the bed. A second head occupies the bow ahead of the stateroom.



Additional Information


  • Volvo ML255
  • 50 hp
  • 4645 hours as of 2/14 when meter stopped operating.
  • Shaft drive
  • 3 blade Flex-O-Fold folding prop
  • Rope cutter
  • 150l fuel tank
  • 600l water - 2 x 300l tanks


  • 1 x domestic battery - 2019
  • 1 x engine battery - 2019
  • 1 x VHF dedicated battery - 2019
  • Battery charger (inoperable)
  • Shorepower
  • All exterior and interior lights are LED

Sails & Rigging

  • Keel stepped mast 
  • Double spreaders
  • Fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks
  • Furling Genoa
  • Whisker pole on mast
  • Lines led aft
  • Traveller on coachroof 


  • Laminate cabin sole
  • Aluminum toe rail
  • Stainless steel bow roller assembly
  • Wheel steering
  • Anchor locker
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • 26 lb Lewmar anchor with 35m chain and warp
  • Side gates
  • 2 x Lewmar 54  Primary winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 44 ST coachroof winch 
  • 1 x Lewmar 44ST coachroof winch
  • Cockpit table


  • 1 x electric bilge pump
  • 1 x manual bilge pump


  • Bimini


  • 6 berths in 3 cabins plus salon
  • 2 x heads and showers
  • Pressurized water  - 600L
  • Chart Table
  • Salon Table
  • Galley with full Corian countertop, induction range top and microwave oven
  • Double sink with additional foot pump and hand pump
  • Top loading cooler


  • Designed by Bruce Farr. 
  • Interior by Philippe Starck 
  • GRP Hull and superstructure
  • Fin keel with wings

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 broker is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

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