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1985 Chris Craft 425 Catalina - 42'

Year 1985
Length 42ft.
Price USD $63,750
Type: Pre-owned
Location Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Builder: Chris Craft
Beam: 14 ft 9 in
Length on Deck: 42 ft 0 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 16 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 33000 lbs Dry Load
Dead Rise: 13 at Transom
Engine(s): Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 471-TI Turbo
Year: 1985
Hours: 996
Engine(s) HP: 650 HP
Cruising Speed: 14 knots
Fuel: 3 Aluminum (400 Gallons)
Water: 2 Aluminum (160 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Displacement

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Slip Knott
Builder: Chris Craft
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 9 in
Length on Deck: 42 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 33000 lbs Dry Load
Bridge Clearance: 16 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Deadrise: 13 at Transom
Total Power: 650 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: 471-TI Turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 3971
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 325 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: 471-TI Turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 996
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 325 HP
Cruising Speed: 14 knots
Maximum Speed: 19 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Aluminum (160 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3 Aluminum (400 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 12
Wind speed and direction
DVD player
Navigation center
TV set
Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Air conditioning
Deep freezer
Hot water
Microwave oven
Sea water pump
Fresh water maker
Battery charger
Electric head
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder
Cockpit shower
Electric windlass
Bimini Top


From the entrance on the aft deck and down 4 steps find the roomy salon with settee and sofa bed to port with table and cabinets and TV to starboard. Moving forward from the salon and down 4 steps is the galley with U-shaped dinette to port and abundant counter tops with sink, stove and a full size stand up refrigerator and freezer to starboard. Forward from the galley find the guest stateroom with ensuite head to port, sink and cabinet to starboard and a lovely centerline island queen berth with storage drawers under and opening hatch above. There is also access to the chain locker behind the berth and a large hanging closet. From the starboard aft side of the salon and down 4 steps is the master stateroom with another island queen berth with a small hanging closet to port, mirrored privacy door, drawers, shelves and huge full size hanging closet with owners safe. To port find the vanity with lighted mirrors, storage cabinets and a pull out stool. Forward to port is the ensuite head with vacuflush toilet, counter top with built in sink and full size bath tub and shower with curtain.
Slip Knott sleeps 6 owners and guests on 2 queen berths, 1 sleeper sofa and has 2 heads with 1 tub and 2 showers.

Whats New 2014 Per Recent Surveyors Recommendations

Clean engine room and paint bilge
Service engines and Raycors
New Raycor filters
New intake hoses
New engine water pumps
New raw water pump Impellers
New Fresh water pump
2 New A/C pumps
Rebuild and flush 2 forward air conditioners
New air control panel in salon
Install new air conditioner aft stateroom
Rebuilt both ice makers
New interior varnish
New carpet
New front window cover
Rebuilt both Vacuflush heads
Paint and restripe Flybridge
Repaired engine synchronizers
Service oil coolers
Service heat exchangers
Repaired all running lights
Cleaned & polished fuel tanks
Replaced windlass backing plate with Starboard
Cleaned up electrical connections on windlass
2- New bilge pumps and new hoses
Replaced main batteries
New rebuilt Westerbeke genset being installed
New davit winch
New hose clamps on engine exhausts
New fuel fill hose on port tank
Replaced 12V lights with new
New air horn
Bench tested both alternators
Repaired inverter
Rebuilt air shut offs
New pump and switch on oil exchange system
Repack both stuffing boxes
New fire extinguishers


Double Stainless Sinks
Hot & cold pressure water
40 Gallon hot water heater w/ engine exchange
Offshore Marine Labs watermaker (n/o)
Galley Maid Empress 3 burner electric stove and oven
Maytag Amana full size SS stand up Refrigerator/Freezer with ice maker
GE Spacemaker Microwave
Black & Decker Spacemaker electric can opener
Toaster & blender
Magma SS BBQ on stern rail w/ propane tank
In counter top built in trash bin
Multiple shelves, drawers & cabinets
Paper towel holder
U Shaped dinette to port
Storage cabinets & shelves

Navigation & Electronics

Garmin 2010 C GPS Chart Plotter w/ sounder
ICOM VHF Radio at helm
Ritchie 6” Compass
Furuno Radar
Navigation lights
SS Search light w/ helm controls
Wind speed and direction

Electrical Equipment

Well labeled electrical panel
110V Outlets throughout
New 12V Lights throughout
Cruise Air 3 zone air conditioning
2- U-Line ice makers (rebuilt)
2- Electrical inlets for shore power
2- Shore power cords
Electric dinghy davit w/ remote
Westerbeke 8Kw diesel generator (being installed)
Ideal vertical windlass w/ up & down foot switches
3- Flat screen TV’s
Phillips DVD player
Engine room HD Guest battery switch
2- 8D Batteries for house (new 2014)
1- Group 27 deep cycle marine battery for generator
Trace U2512 Inverter (rebuilt)
RM20 20Amp battery charger
Pro Mariner 35Amp battery charger
Stereo w/ speakers
Flybridge horn (New)
Flybridge loud speaker
4- Automatic/manual bilge pumps (2 new)


L-shaped settee to port w/ sofa bed
Storage cabinets
Shelves and large opening windows
Carpet throughout
Salon table w/ opening leaves
Air conditioning w/ control panel
Ice maker
Opening floor panels for engine room access
Samsung TV & DVD player
4 steps up to aft deck
4 steps down to galley

Master Stateroom

4 Steps down from salon
Privacy door
Queen size island berth
Multiple drawers and cabinets
Vanity w/ lights, mirror and stool
Be Flat slim TV
2 Large opening ports aft
2 Sliding windows
Huge hanging closet
Large safe in closet
Second hanging locker
Ensuite head
Vacaflush toilet
Under sink storage
Bath tub w/ shower and curtain
Mirrored cabinet


Guest Stateroom

Queen size island berth w/ drawers under
Large hanging closet to port
Shelves port & starboard
Sink and vanity mirrored cabinet
Under sink storage
Overhead hatch
Privacy door
Mirrored hatch to anchor locker on fwd bulkhead
Ensuite Head
Vacuflush toilet
Shower wand and sump


2- Swivel seats at helm
L-shaped seating with storage
Storage under helm P&S
Aluminum framed windshield
Sunbrella bimini w/ SS poles
3/4 Enclosure w/ isinglass zip out panels
Ships bell
SS Steering wheel
Stereo speakers
Cup holders

Deck & Hull

Danforth anchor w/ 300’ chain
Fiberglass bow sprit w/ teak
SS Bow, side and stern rails
SS hand rails throughout
Port & starboard boarding gates
Fiberglass swim platform
SS Swim ladder w/ teak treads
SS Ladder to swim platform
Aft deck shower & wash down
Hard top over aft deck
Light dinghy chocks on hard top
Davit for dinghy on hard top
Furuno mast & dome on hard top
Aft deck side panels
Aft deck smoked lexan panels aft
Aft deck covered sink and storage w/ bottle holders
Aft deck ice maker (rebuilt)
Molded stairs from aft deck to Flybridge
Aft deck scuba tank holders
Thick lexan door to salon
Fishing pole holder
Forward deck opening hatch
Opening slide windows P&S
4- SS Fender holders
Fwd, amidships & aft deck cleats
Cable & phone inlets
Flag pole
Dockside water connection

Mechanical Equipment

2- Detroit 471-TI Turbo diesel FWC 2 stroke engines w/ 325HP each
Port engine hours – 3971
Starboard Engine hours - 996
Twin 1000 Raycor filters
3 Helm fuel gauges
Digital RPM gauges
Helm engine shut downs
Shifters & throttles
Engine synchronizers (rebuilt)

Safety & Extras

Fenders and lines
Life Jackets

Brokers Comments

This motor yacht design was first built by Uniflite in 1971 and had tremendous success as a strong built comfortable cruiser. When Uniflite went out of business in 1984, Chris Craft bought up the Uniflite molds and facility and started building the 42’ 425 Catalina in 1985. In 1986 it became the 426 and from 1987 to 1990 it was the 427. These roomy cruisers gained popularity through those years and hundreds were sold and loved by their owners because of the great layouts, comfortable staterooms with ensuite heads, large aft deck space for lounging and easy access flybridge. The boats were built with Crusader gas engines and the more popular Detroit diesel engines offering lower fuel consumption and diesel safety. Slip Knott offers the Detroit 471-TI diesel power with a rebuilt 8KW Westerbeke generator being installed, air conditioned comfort throughout, large opening side windows in the salon which bring in outside views and molded stairways rather than ladders. The flybridge has 2 swivel seats at the helm, an L-shaped settee with storage, Garmin plotter and radar to complete the electronics package as well as a 3/4 enclosure to stay out of bad weather. This cruiser also has a full size stand up fridge/freezer, microwave, twin SS sinks and electric stove with oven. The dinette will seat 6 guests for dining and the aft deck has an ice maker and cabinet with bottle holders and access to the swim platform.
This yacht has lots to offer and will be an excellent vessel to live-aboard or do the great loop or just cruise the Bahamas and Keys. If Slip Knott is what you are looking for, please contact us for more information and to set up your personal preview.

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.
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