This Crealock-designed 1975 Westsail 42 Center-Cockpit Ketch is a well-maintained and updated blue water yacht with newer rigging, recently painted Aluminum Spars, chain plates, Stalocks on all standing rigging, and an updated interior, including a Custom Salon Dining Table, and Teak & Holley Flooring.
Long-respected as one of the best offshore cruisers ever built, Trust Me is ideal for a couple looking for safety, security, and comfort in open water. Bill Crealock, well known for designing a long list of serious offshore cruisers, including the Pacific Seacrafts, designed the Westsail 42 Cutter-rigged Ketch to safely cruise around the world in comfort.
The entire interior was re-done in satin-varnished teak cabinetry in 2001, compared to all the other Westsail 42's that have white formica cabinetry with some teak trim. Don't be put off by her age, because nearly every area and system of this yacht has been redone or upgraded in the last 10 years:
Sail inventory includes a 2006 Furling Staysail with a self-tending boom, and all the other sails were replaced in 1995 and include: Full-Battened Mainsail with lazyjacks, Full-Battened Mizzen, 100% Furling Genoa, and Genoa and Staysail are on Schaefer Roller Furling Systems.
This 1975 Westsail 42 Center-Cockpit Cutter Ketch is powered by a 84hp Perkins 4-236 Diesel engine with low hours since a rebuild. The huge engine room is spacious with multiple accesses and centralizes most of the mechanical systems in one location.
This yacht is located at the St.Petersburg Municipal Marina in beautiful sunny downtown St. Pete on Tampa Bay. The slip is available to the new owner so you can avoid an 18 month waiting list. Out of state buyers can now stay in Florida for up to 180 days and enjoy sailing and cruising here for awhile without paying Florida Sales Tax. So, what are you waiting for? You can be sailing all winter.
Call today to schedule a personal inspection.
UPDATE: The price has been reduced $20,000 to allow the new owner to replace most of the electronics and the Sunbrella to suit the type of cruising you plan to do.
Lee has been a Licensed and Bonded Yacht Broker in the State of Florida since 2004. He is a lifelong boater who enjoys helping clients find the right yacht that meets their cruising and investment requirements. He is experienced in operating, repairing, and selling a wide range of boats, both power and sail, and believes in developing long-lasting relationships with his clients.
Lee continues providing advise and service, well after each closing, believing that referrals are his measurement of success by always providing honest and straightforward advice. His vast knowledge of yacht construction and onboard mechanical and electronic systems, as well as his analytical skills and knowledge of market values are invaluable to his clients in helping them determine whether to make an offer on a specific yacht.
With over 35 years as a marketing executive, award-winning advertising & PR copywriter, and educator, Lee has proven skills in marketing yachts he lists for sale, writing detailed and accurate descriptions that motivate buyers. It is not uncommon to see Lee onboard a boat he recently sold, helping the new owners get oriented to the systems and learning how to safely operate their vessel.
Trust Me is a 1975 Weststail Cutter Ketch with an updated interior including all new teak satin-varnished cabinetry that was done in 2001, with many updates, including new Teak & Holley flooring and a Custom 2-Leaf Teak Dining Table in 2009. The overall look of the interior is r
Enter the Salon from the wide and Dodger-protected companionway, down 5 teak stairs into the spacious 2-level Salon with well-equipped U-Shaped Galley to Port, opposite are two single settees with Nav Station and updated Electrical Panels & Battery/Inverter Monitor above to Starboard. The U-Shaped Galley includes updated 2009 Adler-Barbour 12V Refrigeration with a Power-Plate Holding Plate, updated 2009 Origo 4300 Electric/Alcohol Stove, a Microwave, double SS Sinks, & plenty of cabinetry and storage for blue-water provisioning. Plus, the Galley is close to the center of the vessel, where the motion at sea is most gentle.
Forward of the Galley and down a step, is the Salon & Dining area with long and deep convertible Settees with storage cabinets and open shelving above, a custom teak dining table in the center with hinged folding leafs that open on each side , and all the way forward is a full-beam Head with vanity, sink, toilet and separate shower.
Aft of the two single settees to Port is a Walkthrough Passageway leading aft with storage shelves, cabinets, drawers, and hanging lockers outboard, and excellent access via a sliding door to the Engine Room inboard, which has its own opening portlight for light and ventilation. All the way aft is the Master Stateroom with V-Berth, sink & vanity forward of the Berth, and a private head with toilet and shower to Port. There is additional full ccess to the Engine Room, Mase Generator, refrigeration system, shipboard pumps, as well as to all sides of the Perkin Engine via a door in the Master Head.
There are 6 Deck Dorades providing plenty of ventilation, screens for each of the two opening deck hatches and 12 opening portlights, and curtains for all windows fixed windows in the Salon and Galley area. A 2009 Mermaid 12,000 BTU Air Conditioner and Heater with digital controller ensures comfort all year round.
This 1975 Westsail Center-Cockpit 42 is rigged as a Cutter Ketch, and has extensive rigging updates in the past 10 years, including:
Sail inventory includes:
Trust Me has many features that make this 1975 Westsail Center Cockpit Ketch so appealing to bluewater sailors. Over the years she has had many updates to her Hull & Deck that help her to not show her age, including:
Equipped for self-sufficiency and comfort underway and on-the-hook for extended periods of time, this 1975 Westsail 42 CC Ketch is equipped with the following equipment and systems: