This exceptionally well maintained Duffy 42’ is equally well finished. Her 2 stateroom galley up layout provides 2 comfortable staterooms, the master with a queen berth, and separate head with stall shower, while her twin Caterpillar 435s provides upper end cruise speeds in the 17 kt. plus range. Among other major items she was completely Awlgripped from the waterline to the mast head in 2014!! Please read the full specs!! The level of maintenance is beyond compare, e.g. the owner polishes and waxes the aluminum frame for the Bimini every year and has built a fresh water manifold and flushes the engines, generator, and air conditioning units after each day of operation.
This Duffy 42 was built start to finish at the Atlantic Boat Company (Duffy) Yard and is on just her 3rd owner. The original owner was just as fastidious as the current owner and rented a house in Brooklin, Maine and personally oversaw the building of the yacht which is beautifully detailed. While one may not pick up on it as one example, all drawers are dovetailed and are solid wood construction with all surfaces finished with sealer and then a couple of coats of varnish, the solid mahogany faces of course have several coats of varnish. As a result there is not one drawer or door that sticks regardless of humidity etc.
The layout is in a 2 stateroom, (the master with an island queen berth) galley up configuration with a single head with stall shower with 6'-5" headroom in the Salon and 6'-2" to 6--3" below decks
Her finish is done in a traditional "Herreshoff Style" with varnished mahogany trim on white flat panels while the cabin soles are a solid varnished teak parquet throughout. Headroom in the Salon is 6'-5" and a bit over 6'-2" below. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with 6 opening stainless steel ports and 3 hatches below while the wheelhouse/salon has 8 windows , (3 of them large sliders) and 2 doors. When natural ventilation is not sufficient there is a total of 40,000 BTUs of reverse cycle (heats & cools) air conditioning capacity. Artificial lighting is equally well thought out with extensive overhead dome style lamps and then swivel style reading lamps at the berths as well as some decorative lamps.
Starting forward is the Master Stateroom with a 6'-3" by 4'-4" island queen berth with custom inner spring mattress. Below the berth there is storage in a set of cargo drawers and there are his and hers hanging lockers and bureaus outboard and aft. The forward section of the berth offers VOLUMINOUS storage and is where the owner keeps an extensive spare parts inventory and files in notebooks on the vessels history and maintenance. Other features include access to the anchor locker forward and bookshelves outboard.
Aft and to starboard is the Guest Stateroom featuring a 6'-6" by 4'-8" double berth below which there is storage in two cargo drawers and well as some drop in or bin type storage. Aft there is a hanging locker and 3 large drawers and there is storage outboard on a shelf with fiddle while a book case is forward. The headliner is all new in this stateroom as of this spring.
Across the fore and aft companionway is the enclosed Head featuring a separate stall shower compartment, Vacuflush fresh water W.C. and large vanity with storage and stainless steel sink.
Up three steps (storage under) to the Wheelhouse, Galley, and Salon. All new Hunter Douglass blinds are bine installed in this area this spring. The lower Helm Station is to starboard with full vessel controls, the yacht's electrical distribution panels and side door giving convenient access for the helmsperson to get forward. Seating for the helm is addressed with tall directors chairs as desired.
Aft of the helm is the Salon area with comfortable U-shaped dinette which makes down to a large double berth almost 7'-6" in length and 4'-7" in width when desired. Dining is off a folding leaf varnished mahogany table which will easily seat 6 and drops down to make the berth up.
The straight Galley is to port with Formica counter tops, single basin stainless steel sink, 4 burner Thermador electric cooktop with Sharp convection microwave under and Norcold dual voltage full sized upright refrigerator/freezer aft. There is extensive storage in several lockers and drawers. For more efficient and quick re-heats there is a 2nd smaller counter top microwave as well as a coffee maker.
Equipped for coastal cruising with a full electronics package at both helm stations.
Flying Bridge Helm
Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. An Onan 12.5 kw generator showing 1174 hours as of date of listing handles heavier loads when off the dock while a Xantrex 300 watt inverter handles lighter loads.
12 Volt DC:
110 Volt AC
Equipped with twin Caterpillar 3208TA 435 HP fresh water cooled diesels turn 5 bladed 26x25" propellers on 2" shafts through 2:1 Twin Disc reduction gears.
The owner reports an upper end cruise speed of 17 knots at 2400 rpm though his regular cruise speed of 14-15kt is achieved at 2250 rpm.
2011 2000 hours servicing was completed, 2 years later the starboard after cooler failed and the starboard engine was removed from the vessel and completely rebuilt. The port engine shows 2570 hours as of the date of listing.
Fiberglass hull and hull & deck with end grain balsa coring from the engine stringers up and with end grain balsa coring in the house and decks. The entire topside, house, decks, mast were Awlgripped in 2014! The topside are Corinthia Blue with Snow White/Blue/Snow White Bootstripe, Moon Dust non-skid areas on deck, and Snow White waterways and house. As part of this the hull was re-faired and long boarded prior to repainting and is perfectly fair!!
Another example of the over the top care program for this yacht is the lazarette ventilation system. Typically lazarettes can be pretty damp due to wet dock lines and fenders and other paraphernalia being stowed there. To make certain this area stays bone dry the owner has installed vents from the engine compartment with a fan to pull hot dry air for the engine compartment while underway into the lazarette space and then pump it back to the engine room. Consequently the lazarette is bone dry!
Full beam cockpit app 8'-9" in length from door to the transom fashion piece. Transom seat is heavily insulated as an ice box for fish storage. Forward and to starboard are two lockers, one with drawers originally a tackle storage but odds and ends for this owner. Raised panel doors to a tall locker for rod storage and another locker forward and under the ladder to port. All doors are made of Corian!!
Wide side decks with conveniently paced hand holds lead forward with a stainless steel bow rail starting at the aft end of the trunk cabin. An appropriately sloped stainless ladder leads tot the flying bridge which has extensive seating forward that will easily accommodate 8-10 with storage under the bench seats. Dinghy storage is to starboard; the dinghy is easily handled on the electric hoist fitted to the mast and boom.
This Duffy 42 really is in the top 1%!! of what we see for care and maintenance. E.Gs 1. Owner removes the exhaust flaps every year and cleans and waxes them and polishes the hose clamps prior to re-installing. (when I saw the boat I thought he was installing new ones!) 2. Each year the bimini frame is polished and waxed by him. 3. The fresh water manifold to flush the engines etc. These are just a few examples of the care the yacht has been given, then throw in an Awlgrip job form the boot stripe to the top of the mast in 2014; yes one can argue that most any buyer will wish to do electronics updates but regardless this is an absolutely amazing vessel and will not be on the market long!