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2006 J Boats J/42, J42, J-42, J 42, J/Boats Wicked nice boat - 42'

Year 2006
Length 42ft.
Price USD $249,500
Type: Pre-owned
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 12 ft 2 in
Max Draft: 6 ft 7 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 18500 lbs
Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4E
Year: 2006
Hours: 2340
Engine(s) HP: 50 HP
Fuel: Aluminum (31 Gallons)
Water: Plastic (100 Gallons)
Holding Tank: Plastic (60 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 2 in
LWL: 35 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in
Displacement: 18500 lbs
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Total Power: 50 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2006
Engine Model: 4JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2340
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 50 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Plastic (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (31 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (60 Gallons)


KITTIWAKE has a white gel-coat hull with a 2” blue boot strip and narrow blue cove stripe.  Her bottom is coated with red antifouling paint.  The J/42’s hull shape is traditional in profile with modern fin keel and spade rudder underbody.  Relatively low freeboard sides, an overhanging/flared bow and a traditional transom put this model squarely in J/Boat’s Ocean Cruising classification.  A 2” high aluminum toe rail with oval “lashing” holes spaced every 38” is fitted atop the deck to hull joint.  24” tall uncoated wire double lifelines run between stainless steel stanchions, the bow pulpit, and stern pushpits.  Midships boarding gates are located port and starboard and fitted with Johnson Snap Gate Hooks.  A folding stainless steel swim ladder closes the transom stern gate.  A second, telescoping stainless steel boarding ladder can be places along the rail for convenience or emergency boarding.

Non-skid areas are finished with molded-in non-skid with a very light grey color and include: side decks, foredeck, coachroof top, cockpit sole and seats, and aft deck.  This is a good choice, balancing aesthetics, ease of cleaning, staying cool in the tropics, traction, and comfort under bare foot.  Stainless steel handrails are secured to each side of the coachroof.  Four padeyes are mounted on the coachoof top for jacklines.  Appropriate deck accessible storage is well located fore and aft.  Storage locker hatches are gasketed, guttered, and fitted with compression latches.  An 18” x 24” hatch aft of the anchor windlass opens into a large bow locker with overboard drain.  Space for the anchor chain and rode is forward below the windlass.  A hose bib for washdown salt water is located in this locker.  Three lockers are located in the stern.  All the way aft, on centerline is a 19” x 33” x 14.5” locker with overboard drain; an ideal locker for outboard gas and other flammables.  A propane locker is to port with space for two 10 lb propane bottles.  A 21” x 14” hatch is to starboard providing access into the stern including the rudder post, steering systems, and storage space.

A trademark feature of all J/boats is the large and ergonomic cockpit.  A large, blue cockpit dodger by Breezy Canvas protects the cockpit and companionway.  Settees measure 63” long by 24” wide with angled 17” tall backs.  Cockpit coamings are wide enough for sitting or stepping on and terminate just forward of the helm allowing the helmsman to sit comfortably outboard of the helm.  The flush aft deck also services as a helm seat.  An oversized Edson steering pedestal is fitted with a 44” diameter stainless steel wheel and nav pod mounted on the binnacle guard.  The single lever throttle/shifter, fuel tank level gage, VHF ram microphone, 12V outlet, radar/chartplotter, and steering compass are mounted on the pedestal.  A Yanmar engine panel is located in an acrylic covered recess beneath the helm seat on centerline.  Two harness tether “D” rings, two winch handle holders, and an inclinometer are also located in the cockpit.  A huge cockpit locker with a 12” x 26” opening hatch is large enough to climb into.  Rungs on the forward bulkhead and an overhead dome light are fitted for just this purpose.  Chocks for storing the companionway washboard are located inboard.  A stainless steel rack for hanging lines and fenders is forward.

  • 25 KG Rocna anchor with 50’ of chain and 600’ 5/8” of nylon rode
  • (2) 25lb lead Sentinell’s anchor rode kellets (stored in fwd cabin under drawers)
  • Stainless steel bow anchor roller welded into stemhead
  • Lewmar V2-V3 12V vertical capstan anchor windlass with chain gypsy and line capstan
  • Foot switches on bow for anchor windlass “up” and “down”
  • Vetus Treadmaster protective mat under anchor chain on bow
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 20” x 20” hatch over salon
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 20” x 15” hatch over fwd cabin
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 9” x 9” hatches over fwd and aft heads
  • Lewmar Ocean Series 10” x 10” hatches over aft cabin
  • (3) Lewmar 12” x 6” opening ports from aft stateroom into cockpit
  • Lewmar 12” x 6” opening ports from aft head into cockpit
  • (4) Lewmar 14” x 4” opening ports in coachroof sides
  • (4) Lewmar 30” x 5” opening ports in coachroof sides
  • (2) 10” diameter stainless steel cowl vents with fiberglass dorade boxes molded into coachroof and stainless steel guard rails
  • (6) Open aluminum mooring chocks, midships, bow, and aft
  • (2) 10” Stainless steel mooring cleats on bow
  • (4) 8” Stainless steel mooring cleats; midships and stern
  • Flag staff with transom mounting socket
  • Garhauer 6:1 outboard engine hoist mounted on starboard quarter
  • Forespar carbon fiber radar pole on starboard quarter (radome is 13.5’ above water)
  • Polyform A-3 large round orange fender
  • Breezy Canvas cockpit dodger with side and aft grab rails
  • Hot/cold freshwater cockpit shower
  • (2) Telescoping boathooks


KITTIWAKE has been optimized for fast, shorthanded sailing.  She has the upgraded Hall Spars carbon fiber mast.  All major control and sail handling lines are run aft to the cockpit.  The conventional mainsail with slab reefing is fitted with easy jacks.  During construction, the primary sheet winches were moved aft 12”, allowing them to be easily reached by the helmsman.  The sails are high quality, nicely shaped, and in excellent condition.  A removable Spectra inner forestay and check stays are fitted for high wind/offshore sailing.  This boat is an absolute joy to sail. 

  • Hall spars keel stepped carbon fiber mast painted white with slightly swept aft double spreaders
  • Spartite mast partner seal and covering boot
  • Navtec continuous rod rigging
  • (2) Spinnaker halyards: one led to mast base and one aft to cockpit
  • Custom boom topping lift
  • Forespar telescoping whisker pole
  • Folding step on mast for reaching mainsail headboard to attach halyard
  • Staysail halyard and foredeck chainplate
  • Harken MkIII headsail furler with control line led aft to cockpit
  • EZ jack stowable mainsail lazy jack system
  • Schaeffer turning blocks at mast partner
  • Hall Spars rigid boom 12:1 boom vang with lifting spring
  • (2) 12’ long 1 ¼”  “T” tracks with Lewmar adjustable cars for genoa/jib
  • (2) Harken 75 Airblocks leading genoa sheets to primary winches
  • Double ended Harken 2:1 mainsheet led through Harken 75 blocks with integral stoppers to mainsheet winches
  • Harken 4:1 mainsheet traveller just forward of steering pedestal
  • (2) Lewmar 44ST mainsheet winches
  • (2) Lewmar 50ST primary sheet winches on cockpit coaming
  • (2) Lewmar 44ST winches on each side of companionway
  • (8) Lewmar line clutches outboard of companionway
  • Padeyes on quarter for running backstays
  • Spectra check stay pendants and tails
  • Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Backup galvanized turnbuckle should hydraulic backstay adjuster fail
  • Elvstrom carbon/taffeta full batten mainsail with two reef points
  • North Marathon 3DL 135% genoa
  • Staaf 95% triradial laminated jib
  • Staaf staysail
  • Asymmetric spinnaker with ATN dousing sock and tacker sleeve
  • North “at anchor” “V” riding sail
  • (3) Winch handles

  • (2) Mustang Inflatable PFD’s
  • (3) Wichard tethers
  • (2) Sospender harnesses
  • Webbing jacklines
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Outbound engine stern rail storage bracket
  • (2) Schaefer snatch blocks
  • Plastimo hand bearing compass
  • 8” Brass ship’s bell
  • Removable textile staystail stay with Wichard tensioner
  • Spectra check stays
  • Man overboard light
  • Lewmar winch maintenance kit
  • Fortress FX-23 with red storage bag
  • 300’ of ¾” Nylon rode
  • Lifesling 2 with storage bag
  • Horseshoe buoy with stainless steel mount
  • Samson QuickSplice blue ½” x 600’ on reel
  • Samson QuickSplice blue 7/16” x 600’ on spool
  • Milwauke 28V LiOn ½” right angle drill with winch bit (needs new battery)
  • Small aluminum pole for riding sail and hoisting dingy
  • (4) Lifeline cushions for helmsman
  • Jim Buoy man overboard pole
  • Honda 9.9 hp 4 stroke outboard with hydrofoil stabilizer fin, cover, and Davis motor lifting strap
  • Baja wheels for dinghy with spare tubes (fold down from transom)
  • (2) Caframo space heaters
  • Davis #1458 AirDryer 1000
  • (2) Davis Air Dryer 500
  • Caframo 9406 Stor-Dry heater
  • 25 watt Goldenrod heater
  • 2010 Aquapro SMR 901 9’ aluminum RIB
  • Winslow model 6SLO six person offshore liferaft, mfg 04/07, next service due 09/2011 in soft pack

  • Comnav C12 autopilot computer with hydraulic pump and ram
  • Garmin 3210 10” color radar/chartplotter display at helm
  • Garmin radar on stern pole
  • Garmin 3210 10” color radar/chartplotter display on swivel bracket at nav station
  • Comnav NX2 analog anemometer
  • (2) Comnav NX2 multifunction controls
  • Comnav NX2 autopilot remote control
  • Comnav NX2 autopilot head at helm
  • Icom IC M502 VHF with cockpit-mounted Commandmic II
  • 175 watt inverter at nav station
  • Optronics 1m candlepower handheld searchlight
  • Safety Blaster manual horn
  • Hawkeye handheld digital sonar; temperature and depth
  • Weems & Plath 5” diameter ship’s clock, barometer, and temperature/humidity instruments
  • Masthead Windex wind direction indicator
  • Rictchie 4” Powerdamp pedestal compass
  • Reicker inclinometer
  • Trilens radar reflector
  • LED bow and stern navigation lights
  • LED masthead anchor light
  • Steaming light

  • (4) Group 31 AGM 12V batteries (420 amp hours)
  • 12V outlets throughout boat
  • Guest rotary battery isolation switch
  • Prosafe Marine shorepower monitor
  • Xantrex inverter/charger remote control panel at nav station
  • Xantrex 1800 watt inverter/75 amp charger
  • Bass A/C D/C electrical distribution panel with digital DC voltmeter
  • Hamilton Ferris Powermax P125S 125 amp alternator
  • Xantrex multistage P-type regulator
  • 110V 30 amp shorepower cord
  • Charles 3.8 KVA shorepower isolation transformer
  • Promariner Zincsaver 30 amp galvanic isolator (disconnected in favor of the isolation transformer)

  • Yanmar 4JH4E diesel engine; 50 hp at 2900 continuous RPM - 2340 hours
  • Single lever throttle/shift on steering pedestal
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • 1 ¼” stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Three blade feathering Max-prop
  • Primex Exhaust silencer
  • 30 Gallon aluminum fuel tank coated with rubber tuff coat; replaced in 2008 in anticipation of corrosion.  New tank shaped and mounted with a dry bottom to prevent corrosion
  • Dual Racor S3209S primary fuel filter/water separator
  • Composite rudder post with mechanical Edson steering system
  • Oversized Edson steering pedestal
  • Henderson Mk II cockpit mounted bilge pump
  • Rule sump mounted bilge pump with Ultra Safety Systems pump switch
  • Forespar Marelon fiber reinforced plastic through hull fittings and valves
  • Jabsco Parmax IV washdown pump; salt water
  • (2) Raritan manual flush heads
  • Manual overboard macerator pump for forward holding tank
  • (2) Jabsco Parmax III shower drain pumps
  • Jabsco 3.3 gpm automatic multi fixture water pressure pump with accumulator tank
  • Amtek filter cartridge on galley cold fresh water for drinking
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps in galley with dedicated spigots
  • “Bus Heater” in salon; uses engine cooling water, heat exchanger and fan to heat cabin
  • Dickinson P9000 propane cabin heater mounted on main bulkhead
  • Atlantic Marine stainless steel 6 gallon hot water heater
  • Seafrost 12V refrigeration system
  • Bass LPG solenoid control valve and regulator new in 2015


The J/42’s accommodation is optimized for two couples to comfortably sail offshore or gunkhole coastal regions.  Two heads and two staterooms, a large salon, “U” shaped galley, and dedicated navigation station are well appointed.  KITTIWAKE has the upgraded full cherry interior with wood faced bulkheads, hull side staving, and a custom cherry storage cabinet over the “V” berth.  Starting forward is the owner’s stateroom with a large “V” berth and ensuite head.  The main salon features long settees and an oversized centerline dropleaf table.  The forward facing navigation station is to starboard of the companionway and the “U”-shaped galley is to port.  The aft head is to port of the companionway and an enclosed aft stateroom is to starboard.  The interior is well conceived for offshore sailing with ample handholds and an absence of wide open spaces.  Stainless steel handrails run along the overhead on each side of the main cabin.

A 16” high, narrow bridgedeck capped with a solid teak threshold separates the cockpit from the interior.  A smoked acrylic washboard and sliding overhead hatch close the companionway.  The companionway ladder has stainless steel rails and five varnished teak treads with teak colored Treadmaster non-skid pads.  An unvarnished teak grab rail is to starboard.  The interior is well constructed with bulkheads and furniture glassed and tabbed to the deck and hull.  Satin varnished cherry is used throughout.  Cabin doors are oval in shape with solid wood frames and recessed panels.  Doors lift off hinges for ease of maintenance.  Most cabinet doors are of solid wood and louvered.  Drawer and cabinet doors close securely with pushbutton pop out latches.  Drawer fronts of solid cherry.  Counters and shelves are fitted with cherry fiddles.  The overhead is constructed of white padded vinyl panels secured with cherry battens.  Interior hardware and fixtures are chrome finished.  Positive door open and close latches allow for privacy or ventilation.  The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly.  Headroom generally measures 6’ 1” throughout the boat.

The forward stateroom is entered to starboard through a privacy door in the main bulkhead.  The “V” berth measures 78” long by 28” forward and 74” aft.  The double blue upholstered mattress cushions are 4” thick.  A large top opening storage bin is beneath the mattress forward.  Five additional smaller top opening bins are aft.  Two drawers and a front opening storage cabinet are located in the aft face of the berth.  Cherry hull side saving is outboard of the berths, below the deck edge.   54” long 7” wide bookshelves with removable keeper bars are located below the deck edge on each side of the berth.  A custom double door storage cabinet is forward, up high, and fitted with an automatic light.  Aft to starboard is a cabinet with two drawers below a 14” x 19” open/fiddled shelf, with a louvered door shelf locker above.  A 27” long, tall hanging locker with oval opening is all the way aft to starboard.  A mirror is mounted on the cabin door.  Duplex 110V outlets, 12V outlet, an opening port, and overhead hatch, cowl vent, and two reading lights complete this cabin.

The forward head is ensuite and aft to port in the forward stateroom.  Surfaces are finished white for ease of cleaning and brightness.  From mid height down a white gel-coated fiberglass pan/vanity molding is well suited to showering.  A molded-in sink with Omni pull out shower nozzle has storage beneath it.  Two teak towel bars, a teak cup/toothbrush holder, 17” x 23” mirror, florescent light, mirrored slider cabinet, and open 5” wide shelf, white removable shower grate, overhead hatch, opening port, cowl vent, and two coat hooks complete this space.

The salon is full beam and a focal point of the accommodation.  Settees are well designed for sitting or sleeping and measure 76” long.  Cushions are divided on each side into three sections for ease of access to storage bins outboard of the seatbacks.  Outboard, above the seat backs, over/under open bookshelves are flanked by louvered door storage cabinets.  The salon table is mounted on centerline with side drop leafs.   When open, the rounded-corner table measures 42” x 42” with 3/8” high fiddles.  A top opening, flappable condiment holder lid covers 16” long by 7” wide by 16” deep bottle locker.  Two drawer are located beneath the aft end of the table.  Overhead spot lights are fitted with a dimmer.  Four LED reading lights, an overhead hatch, and four opening ports complete this space.

Aft of the main salon, to port, and well situated to the companionway for ventilation, is the proper seagoing “U”-shaped galley.  The countertops are topped with white Formica with beige flecks.  A peninsula with double 12” x 12” x 8” stainless steel sinks is located on centerline for proper sink drainage when heeled.  The sink is fitted with a pull out spray nozzle, single lever American Standard hot/cold faucet, and manual fresh and salt water foot pumps.  Storage is located under the sink.  A trash bin with sprung door is aft.  Inboard of the sink peninsula a pull out cutting board with varnished handles snugly fits atop the counter over two drawers.  This cutting board can also fit into cleats in the “U” as a seat; a great spot to sit and peel potatoes while cooking offshore in storm conditions.  Outboard and forward a top opening 6.75 cubic foot fridge/freezer is fitted with a sliding acrylic shelf for organization of perishables.  Aft of the fridge, a three burner Force Ten, gimballing stove/oven is fitted with a stainless steel crash bar for safety.  A locker for pan storage is below the oven.  Outboard of the fridge and oven two large storage lockers are closed with smoked acrylic sliders.  An overhead spot light, two dome lights illuminating the counter, an opening port, and 110V duplex outlets complete this space.  All galleyware including pots and pans, crockery, silverware, and galley tools now aboard KITTIWAKE are included.

To starboard of the galley is the forward facing navigation station.  A 29” wide by 26” deep chart table hinges open to access a 4 ½” deep drawer for charts and nav tools.  Three drawers are forward beneath the chart table.   A cherry rack for nav tools is mounted forward on the partial bulkhead.  Outboard, a black-faced cabinet for navigation, communications, and electrical system controls is found beneath the side decks.  The navigator’s seat with upholstered cushion measures 27” wide by 17” deep.  A 44” long by 8” wide open top “catch all” storage bin/shelf is outboard of the nav table and seat.  A flex arm chart light, 110V duplex outlet, 12V outlet, and fixed cabinside port complete this space.

The aft stateroom/quarter cabin is entered through a privacy door to starboard of the companionway.  Standing headroom is found just inside the cabin door.  A mirror is mounted on the inside of the cabin door.  A cabinet with a louvered locker door with two selves, atop an open fiddled shelve, above two drawers is all the way forward and outboard.  Inboard, above the large engine access panel is a long drawer.  The berth measures 72” long by 65” wide forward and 44: wide aft with a 24” by 24” peninsula forward/outboard.  A top opening storage bin is beneath this forward peninsular dressing seat.  An 8” wide by 100” long bookshelf with keeper bar is up high beneath the deck edge.  An access panel to the steering system is aft.  Three opening ports into the cockpit, an overhead hatch, a reading light, and 110V duplex outlet are provided.

Well situated adjacent and to port of the companionway is the aft head.   Wisely finished in white with a smattering of cheering trim, the lower portion of this space is constructed of molded and gel-coated fiberglass for ease of maintenance.  A Raritan head is forward and outboard.  A sink, vanity with storage cabinet below and pull out nozzle is aft.  A mirrored slider cabinet is above the sink.  Outboard, beneath the deck edge, a rack with stainless steel coat hooks over an open “wet gear” locker provides ample space for wet foul weather gear.  A removable shower grating, florescent light, opening port, overhead hatch, teak cup and toothbrush holder, and towel bar complete this space.

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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