Cruisers 1996 Catalina MK II boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. for $135,000
  • Powered by single Yanmar 4JH2E
  • The boat located in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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~ John Kretschmer of Sailing Magazine writes....

"I confess, the 42 is one of my favorite Catalinas. It's a handsome boat. The bow is raked just enough to give it a clean entry and still maintain a relatively long LWL of 36 feet. The hull flares quickly but the wide, 13-foot, 10-inch beam is nicely absorbed into the overall flow of the boat. The beam is carried well aft, providing space for double aft cabins and a roomy cockpit, yet it doesn't seem excessive like many of today's boats. It actually tapers a bit at the transom. Good design demands a sense of subtlety and that's always been one of Douglas' best attributes."

Vessel Walkthrough

On deck

The Catalina 42 cockpit is spacious and well laid out. The boat is a pleasure to sail and to socialize aboard while dockside, and this is rarely the case. The seats are long enough to stretch out on. The 40-inch wheel is large enough to make steering enjoyable but still easy enough to climb around when going aft to the stern step. The helm seat opens to allow access to the molded stern step. Two deep lazerettes and two coaming hatches offer plenty of storage.

The traveler is forward of the companionway, with a mid-boom sheeting arrangement that really loads up the boom. The shrouds are inboard, allowing for relatively tight sheeting angles and easy mobility on deck. Cleats and deck hardware are adequate. The anchor windlass is located in the chain locker and the stemhead fitting is small but functional.

Down below

The three cabin model feature a large head and shower forward in lieu of a traditional V-berth. This is a much better use of space. Nobody really wants to sleep all the way forward anyway and by pushing the saloon farther aft it becomes more useful while underway. There's a small head aft for use while sailing. The forward cabin is a Pullman-style berth to port. Maybe this doesn't seem as friendly as the newer island berths offered on the latest versions of the 42 but it is very practical. Pullman berths are easily fitted with lee cloths for sleeping and are an efficient use of space.

The saloon in the popular three-cabin version features a nice L-shaped dinette to port with the galley opposite. The nav station is aft to port and uses the settee for the seat. In the two-cabin model the galley is to port, aft of the dinette, and there is a settee and nav station to starboard. Both models have a small second head to starboard.

The three-cabin model features two double cabins aft. The cabins are, for the most part, more spacious than similarly styled European boats. Each contains a hanging locker and enough elbowroom to stand up and change clothes.

Overall the interior is roomy, bright and airy. There are seven to eight opening ports, depending on the model year, and overhead hatches throughout.



  – Stainless steel stanchions
  – Double lifelines with gates port and starboard
  – Molded fiberglass gelcoat decks with non-skid
  – Molded toe rails


  – Rultand Wind Generator
  – Fold-down swim ladder
  – Locker's port and starboard
  – 110 Volt shore power inlet
  – (2) Stern Cleats
  – Davits (never used)


  – Bimini with stainless steel frame and Tan Bimini (stored inside)
  – Dodger with stainless steel frame and acrylic clear forward and side panels (stored inside)
  – Stern seats port and starboard on pulpit
  – Stainless steel pulpit port and starboard
  – Contoured cockpit coamings
  – Helm station with electronics pod and stainless steel handrail on binnacle (electronics and thruster controls)
  – Built-in compass with cover
  – Engine panel
  – Fiberglass double wing fold up cockpit table with (4) built-in cup holder and stainless steel base
  – Stainless steel helm
  – High volume manual whale pump
  – Cockpit locker in port cockpit seat
  – (2) Cockpit lockers in aft seats
  – Propane locker to starboard
  – Stainless steel cleats port and starboard
  – (2) Cockpit speakers


  – Stainless steel handrails port and starboard
  – (6) Opening aluminum framed deck hatches
  – (6) Opening port lights on sides
  – Traveler


  – Stainless steel pulpit
  – Anchor locker w/ windlass control
  – Stainless steel bow plate with double anchor roller
  – Stainless steel bow cleats port and starboard


  – Copper Coat bottom paint
  – Prop Spurs
  – Bow Thruster

Sails and Sail Handling and Canvas

Sail Handling and Equipment

  – (2) Lewmar 54 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
  – Electric Lewmar 40 2-speed self-tailing halyard winch
  – Lewmar 40 2-speed self-tailing trim winch
  – Mainsheet traveler with car and 6:1 adjuster system
  – Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  – Genoa turning blocks
  – All halyards led aft, to sheet stoppers
  – Schaefer System 3000 headsail furling
  – Mainsail reefing system
  – Boom vang


  – 130 Genoa
  – Fully Battened Main
  – Stack Pack w/ Lazy Jacks - 2018
  – Cruising shoot - Asymmetrical Drifter
  – Storm Jib
  – All lines led aft


  – Dodger
  – Bimini
  – Full enclosure
  – Removable sides, all dark blue


  – Recovered in 2015

Electronics and Equipment


  – Furuno GPSMap WAAS Navigator
  – Ray Marine C80 Chart plotter
  – Raymarine ST60 depth display
  – Raymarine ST60 wind display
  – Raymarine ST60 speed display
  – Ritchie PowerDamp ships compass
  – Raymarine Autohelm


  – Anemometer at mast head

Navigation Station

  – ICOM IC M21


  – Depth transducer
  – Speed wheel


  – Suzuki Outboard
  – HVAC 2 units
  – Davits - Never used
  – Outside shower


  – Yanmar 4JH2E diesel 50 hp engine
  – Hydraulic reduction/reverse gear
  – Stainless steel shaft
  – 3 blade bronze folding propeller
  – Analog tach meter at helm
  – Analog oil pressure gauge at helm
  – Analog temperature gauge at helm
  – Analog fuel gauge at helm
  – Analog volt meter at helm


12 Volt DC System

  – 12 Volt DC custom electrical distribution panel
  – (2) AGM 4D 375-amp hour house batteries ~ 2017
  – Engine battery
  – Xantrex XM1800 Pro Series inverter
  – Alternator
  – True Charge 40 battery charger
  – (2) Solar panels on stainless steel frame above bimini top
  – Analog voltmeter
  – Analog amp meter
  – Lighting
  – Fans
  – Refrigeration
  – Electronics
  – Water pumps
  – Macerators
  – Stereo entertainment
  – Sumps

120 Volt AC System

  – 120 Volt AC custom electrical distribution panel
  – 30 Amp shore power
  – Shore power inlet
  – Shore power cable

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Approximate boat location – Wilmington, Nc
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Contact Seller
Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc.

(954) 684-0218