Used Hunter 42 Passage Center Cockpit Sailboat For Sale 30 pictures

S & J Yachts Brokers presents this Center Cockpit 1991 Hunter 42 Passage boat for sale.

  • This Hunter 42 Passage offered at $80,000
  • Powered by single Yanmar 4JH2TE / 62 hp
  • The boat located in Georgetown, Maryland (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Jul 22nd 2021

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offers the comforts and capabilities you are looking for in an adventurous cruising or live aboard vessel.

Surprising performance, great design, ample space, storage, stylish looks make her a great make round her out for a great and affordable cruiser!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Carpe Diem

Keel: Fin

LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in

Total Power: 62 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 62 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (70 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)

Number of heads: 2

About The Hunter Passage 42

The Hunter Passage 42 is a spacious comfortable performer blended with a center cockpit and blue water capabilities. She has a powerful masthead rig, roller furling jib and cockpit line handling.

The deck is well planned with a SS bowpulpit and recessed anchor, chain and rode.

Below she has nice fabrics, hand rubbed teak and Corian counters providing a warm, inviting environment. She is spacious for weekenders, liveaboards and cruisers. The salon area is perfect for dining, entertaining and more.

The 42 has a nice chart table area conveniently located adjacent to the companionway and aft of the dining area.

The gourmet galley is fully equipped with refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave oven and ample storage. Meal preparation while at rest or underway is enjoyable!

Privacy is very important when cruising and the Hunter 42 has two staterooms with two heads! The master stateroom offers a queen size walk around berth, lots of storage, hanging lockers and a full head complete with a shower/tub!


More About the Accommodations

The deck is easy access via two side gates and aft swim platform with molded in steps to deck and padded sun lounge on aft cabin. Unencumbered decks with a one step access to roomy cockpit and custom upholstered back rest across rear portion. The forward part of the cockpit has a well designed ladder with hand rails.

Down to salon, galley down one step off to starboard, out of traffic, roomy, and yet part of salon with oval table and seating to port, love seat and bar to starboard. The large L-shaped seating area and dining table is on the port side, that drops down to make a double berth. With another seating area on the starboard side opposite the table, its perfect for entertaining.

Moving forward there is a head and shower to starboard with access from the main salon and access from the forward cabin. The forward cabin has a hanging locker on the starboard side with seating. The port side also has a seating area and a desk top vanity with storage. There is also a centerline queen bed to make this space very comfortable.

Moving aft from the forward cabin through the main salon, the starboard side is where you will find the well appointed galley with lots of cabinets and storage. A top and front load fridge and separate freezer, large 2 bowl stainless steel sink and 3 burner stove and oven fueled by compressed natural gas. The port side opposite the galley you will find the navigation station and electrical panel.

Moving aft again you enter the large aft state room with lots of storage seating area and center line queen bed. You will also find a fully equipped head with a tub shower.

The vessel has excellent natural light throughout from a generous amount of port lights and ventilation via opening ports and hatches well placed throughout. The large port lights in salon have white scrim covers which allow light in and give a good amount of shade and privacy!

The forward cabin has a full size berth, desk vanity and adjoining head.


  – Pedestal wheel steering with compass
  – Pedestal pod with stainless guard
  – Wheel break
  – Starboard cockpit opening for easy entrance
  – Cockpit cushions


  – SS bow pulpit with teak step
  – Stern pulpit and transom handrails
  – Double lifelines
  – Cabin handrails
  – Padded sundecks
  – Wrap around cabin windows
  – Two tone non-skid deck
  – Anchor well and anchor rollers
  – Electric windlass
  – Stepped transom with SS swim ladder
  – Transom shower
  – Dinghy Davits
  – 10 West Marine Inflatable

Sails & Rigging

  – Aluminum mast and boom
  – Double spreader
  – Adjustable mainsheet traveler
  – All winches operable at last use
  – Mainsail (Serviceable)
  – Headsail (Serviceable)
  – Sail covers (Serviceable)

Electrical & Mechanical

  – 7.2 KW Onan Genset
  – (2) Air Conditioning Units with reverse cycle heat
  – Dual AC dockside power with cords
  – (2) 8D Batteries
  – (1) Group 24 Battery
  – Inverter with battery charger
  – AC/DC switch panel
  – Battery switches
  – Electric automatic bilge pump
  – (2) shower sump pumps
  – Running lights with steaming, deck and anchor lights
  – Cabin lights, direct and indirect


  – Hot cold pressure water system
  – LPG 3 burner stove
  – Galley exhaust fan
  – Corian counter tops
  – Refrigeration and freezer
  – Microwave
  – Double SS sinks
  – Generous dry storage

Electronics & Entertainment

  – Garmin GPSMap 546S
  – Autohelm Wind/Speed/Depth
  – Icom IC-45 Handheld VHF
  – Ritchie Compass
  – Sony Sirius Blue Tooth
  – Magnum 257 AM/FM/SSB
  – Marantz CD/Tape/Video/AM/FM
  – (4) Flatscreen TVs

Work In Progress

  – Remove sails, sail cover. Clean and inspect.
  – Clean bimini and waterproof
  – Test run in slip. Replace fuel filters and bleed system. Check impeller, belts and fluids.

Cruising World - June 1990

When Hunter Marine introduced their voluminous new Passage 42 at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall, it was pick-a-number-and-stand- in-line for the non-stop throng of curious onlookers who came to see what the latest word in floating amenities was all about. Hunter had announced that they were taking a bold step into the center cockpit arena with a striking new design. For a company already known for its modern, cutting-edge approach to the production boat market, this meant look out.

Hunter puts enormous effort into finding ideas that fill niches. In the world of mass-production sailboats they are as prolific as the French at devising new lines and making them marketable. They have experimented with sweptback, diamond-stayed rigs and with modern freestanding spars, with shoal-draft wing keels and deep-water fins, with speedy flush decks and accommodating cabin tops - and in each of the many models they offer there always has been an attempt to do something a little new and a little different.

Interior volume and enhanced accommodations are the idea behind the Passage 42. Hunter makes full use of the center-cockpit theme by keeping the deck elevated from the mast all the way aft to provide up to 66 headroom below; with 14 feet of beam, the plan is opened up even further. Included are a double stateroom in the bow with its own head and shower, and another one - the master suite - in the stern quarters with a private head, shower and tub. The main saloon is comprised of a large oval settee and a U-shaped galley on the starboard side that features state-of-the-art refrigeration, hot and cold pressure water and even a microwave oven; here in lieu of ports is a large, wraparound windshield. In the passageway between the main and after cabins is the navigation station and an area designed to accommodate a stacked washer and dryer.

Hunter Passage 42 Review

The deck consists of a large center cockpit and a spacious upholstered sun lounge over the after cabin. Spanning the cockpit is a stainless steel structural arch that supports the traveler just over the helmsmans head, along with cockpit lighting, stereo speakers and any number of personal accessory installations. Sail controls and primary winches are within easy reach.

The rig is a BR diamond stayed affair - a Hunter trademark of sorts - incorporating double swept-back spreaders with intermediate shrouds that terminate at the mast instead of at the deck, thus permitting a smaller mast section for better airflow to the sails.

We sailed the Passage 42 in a steady 20 knots of breeze and found the boat to be controllable and maneuverable, likely a dividend of the large balanced rudder positioned well aft and the efficiency of her wing keel. She appeared a bit tender in seas and gusts, a feeling perhaps compounded by the relatively elevated position of the helm; and this suggests the need for an early reef. But despite the blustery day we stayed dry, the cockpit remained protected and with powerful stereo speakers mounted at head height port and starboard, we never suffered for musical accompaniment.


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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Approximate boat location – Georgetown, Maryland

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