Used Lancer 42 Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 29 pictures

Yachtfinders / Windseakers, Inc. presents this Cruisers 1981 Lancer 42 boat for sale.

  • This Lancer 42 offered at $59,900
  • Powered by single Perkins TS6354M / 220 hp / 2747 hrs
  • The boat located in San Diego, California (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Mar 5th 2021

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42 Lancer 42 81 Elaine

This vessel has been cruised extensively and successfully. The bugs have been worked out, she is well found, and she has enjoyed lots of TLC. Her engine runs strong and provides the security needed for bashing into a strong current or tacking off a lee shore.

This is an incredibly roomy and very livable sailing vessel with large rooms, big tankage, spacious cockpit, 66 headroom and a proven cruising track record. Fitted with the biggest engine Lancer had to offer, she will cruise under power at up to 12 knots - great for getting you to Catalina. Sail home safely and comfortably with all lines led aft to the cockpit. The newer main and twin headsail configuration provides an excellent sail configuration for offshore sailing.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Builder: Lancer
Designer: Herb David
Flag of Registry: United States

LOA: 42 ft 7 in
Beam: 13 ft 9 in
LWL: 35 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 21000 lbs
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 60 ft 0 in

Total Power: 220 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: TS6354M
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2747
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 220 HP

Cruising Speed: 5 mph @ 1700 RPM
Maximum Speed: 10 mph

Fresh Water Tanks: Plastic (125 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (135 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (12 Gallons)

Number of heads: 1


Lovely walk-around centerline queen berth with full-sized memory foam mattress in master stateroom forward. Two hanging lockers one to port and one to starboard with cane inserts for ventilation. Bureau has a cedar lining. Two bookcase alcoves. Four opening ports and overhead hatch. Aft of forward cabin is the guest cabin to port with a double Pullman berth, hanging locker and two opening ports. Head is across from guest cabin with separate stall. Toilet is manual. Salon has two settees that convert to double berths. Two bookcases and another hanging locker plus additional storage behind the settees. Large overhead hatch and opening ports for good light and ventilation. Extra large salon table with intelligent drop-leaf to open completely for comfortable seating for eight. U-shaped galley is to port with deep double stainless steel sinks, three-burner stove and excellent counter space for easy meal preparation. Refrigerator and freezer are front loading. The nav station is across to starboard with a full size sit-down forward facing chart table. Quarter berth aft of the chart table making this a tremendous offshore bunk. Teak and holly sole throughout the vessel in great shape. Integral keel and lots of clean, dry, and vast storage areas. This is not your typical Lancer!


Norcold deep-well ice chest

Upright front-access 12V and 110V refrigerator/freezer

3-burner Hillerange propane stove with oven

Water heater

Pressure and manual water systems

Double stainless steel sink

New kitchenette faucet

Electronics and Navigation

Benmar heavy-duty quadrant-driven auto pilot

(3) compasses

Hummingbird 400TX fish finder with water temperature and depth

Speed and distance logs

(2) VHF radios (one is Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC4)

Raytheon 24-mile radar

Garmin 182 GPS

Sony Xplod XR-CA350X with (4) speakers (2 in salon and 2 in master stateroom)

4K Hisense 50-in flat screen TV with remote

Sony BluRay player


12V DC and 110V AC

(4) 6V Crown CR220 house batteries - 880 amp hours (new 9/2020)

Harris Commercial 31S-9 lead acid starter battery 1150 cranking amps (serviced 1/2021)

20-amp battery charger

Yanmar 4-kW generator

(1) 100W solar panel

Renogy 40-amp Commander MPPT charge controller (new 2021)

Renogy MT-50 LCD charge meter (new 2021)

Shore power cord


New large custom salon portholes

Hydraulic trim tabs

Bruce anchor with 300-ft chain

Danforth anchor

Large spare anchor

Electric windlass

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Dock lines and fenders

Running lights

Spreader lights

Swim platform with hot/cold deck shower

Sail cover

New custom Sunbrella covers for all teak on deck

Cockpit cushions

Magma Marine Cuisine propane BBQ

West Marine 3-passenger rigid inflatable


Built in Costa Mesa, CA

Hull construction is hand-laminated fiberglass woven roving with full balsa core

Decks are one piece fiberglass-plywood and balsa core reinforced

Last bottom paint April 2017

Sails and Rigging

Boom vang

Stainless steel wire standing rigging

Spare shrouds

Double backstays for good standing rigging support and easy transom boarding

Aluminum mast

New mast step with below decks reinforcement

Water-tight and reinforced deck step for mast

New stem fitting with reinforced backing

Mainsheet traveler

(2) whisker poles

(2) forestays in stagger configuration both with roller furling to provide excellent trade wind sailing capabilities

All halyards and both reefing lines are led aft to the cockpit


Newer high roach-cut main with two reef points



170% Genoa

Spare main

(6) self-tailing Harken winches

Engine and Mechanical

220-hp Perkins ST6-354-4M turbo diesel

Fresh water cooling

Many spares for engine (fuel/oil filters, etc.)

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

Automatic and manual bilge pumps

Wheel steering

Manual head

12-gal plastic holding tank

Large capacity alternator

Solid 3-blade prop

Well insulated and easily accessed engine room

(2) fuel tanks; main tank in keel and second tank under settee in salon

(3) water tanks; stainless steel main tank forward and secondary tanks in salon and aft shower

Port fuel tank requires metal cover


2) fishing rod holders inside ceiling and cockpit rail


9) Type II life jackets

(4) fire extinguishers

Bell and horn

Emergency tiller

Jack lines


Other Features and Equipment

Transferable paid Sea Tow Membership

Meticulously kept original documentation, manuals, etc. for all boat components (winches, refrigerator, radar, stereo, generator, etc.)

(15) brand new 7x15 New Found Metals stainless portlights with teak frames ready to install


All sellers personal effects are excluded from the sale of the vessel.


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 – San Diego, California

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