Used Westsail Center Cockpit Ketch Center Cockpit Sailboat For Sale 51 pictures

Boat Description

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 42s that have white formica cabinetry with some teak trim. Dont 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:

– No Exterior Teak , Except Hand Rails
– Awlgrip Sterling linear polyurethane-painted topsides non-skid decks,
– Rigging; Spars Painted, Chainplates Replaced, Sta-lock Fittings
– Lofrans Tigress Dual Gypsy 12V Windlass with Remote.
– Teak Holley Flooring,
– Custom 2-Leaf Dining Table,
– Interior Cushions,
– SS Water Heater,
– 100 Amp Battery Charger,
– 100 Amp Balmar Alternator,
– Balmar 3-Stage Voltage Regulator
– Electric Toilet in forward Head,
– Adler Barbour 12V Refrigeration with Power-Plate Holding Plate
– Origo 4300 2-Burner non-pressurized alcohol/electric Stove,
– 12VDC 120VAC Electrical Panels Wiring,
– Heart 20 Freedom 2000W Inverter,
– Mermaid 12,000 BTU Air Conditioner
– Phasor 4Kw Generator in a Sound Enclosure
– Aluminum Fuel Tanks (1994)

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 all Winter and Spring 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 $10,000 to allow the new owner to replace most of the electronics to suit the type of cruising you plan to do.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Trust Me

Keel: Full

LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 33 ft 4 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Ballast: 11000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 60 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 36000 lbs

Total Power: 84 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1975
Engine Model: 4-236
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 84 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (60 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Log-speedometer - Standard-Horizon
Depthsounder - AutoHelm Digital
Navigation center
Radar - Furuno Radome Antenna nly

Fully battened mainsail
Furling genoa - 100%

Steering wheel
Electric winch - Lofrans Tigress 12V Windlass

Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Battery charger
Marine head
Refrigerator - 12V Adler Barbour
Hot water - 6 Gal. SS 110V Engine Heated
Electric head
Electric bilge pump
Microwave oven - Sharp Carousel Convection
Air conditioning - Mermaid 2009 12,000 btu
Deep freezer
Sea water pump
Oven - Sharp Carousel Convection

Electrical Equipment
Generator - Phasor 4 kw Diesel
Shore power inlet - 30A 120VAC System
Inverter - Heart Freedom 20_2000 Watts
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit shower
Outboard engine brackets
Swimming ladder
Cockpit table
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover
Genoa cover
Bimini Top
Cockpit cover
Spray hood


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.

Sails & Rigging

This 1975 Westsail Center-Cockpit 42 is rigged as a Cutter Ketch, and has extensive rigging updates in the past 10 years, including:

– Chainplates
– Spars painted with Sterling linear polyurethane 2-part paint
– Standing Rigging - SS wire replaced and StaLock fittings
– Mast Steps added to Main Mast.

Sail inventory includes:

– Furling Staysail with Self-Tending Boom - 2006
– Full-Battened Schurr Mainsail with lazyjacks - 1995
– Full-Battened Mizzen -1995
– 100% Furling Genoa -1995
– Schaefer Roller Furlers.for Genoa and Staysail

Hul & Deck

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:

– Non-Skid Decks, Cabin Topsides painted with Awlgrip
– Chainplates replaced - 2006
– Heavy-duty SS Dinghy Davits
– SS Swim Ladder
– Folding Cockpit Table
– 12 Bronze Opening Portlights with Screens
– 2 24x24 Deck Hatches with Screens Sunbrella Covers
– 6 Deck Dorades for exceptional ventilation below decks
– Sunbrella Mainsail Mizzen Sail Covers
– Sunbrella Dodger with Vinyl Windows
– Sunbrella Bimini with SS Frame
– Sunbrella Hatch Covers
– 4 @ Barlow 24 Primary Winches
– 1 Barlow 20 Mainsheet Winch
– Extended Anchor Pulpit with Dual Anchor Rollers
– Lofrans Tigress Dual Gypsy 12V Windlass for Rope Chain
– 45# CQR Anchor with Chain 200; 5/8 Rode
– 45# Bruce Style Anchor with 300 3/8 Chain
– Magma Propane SS BBQ Grill

Electrical Systems

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:

– Phasor 4kw Diesel Generator in a Sound Shield
– Mermaid 12,000 BTU A/C system with Heat - 2007
– 110VAC 30A Shorepower System with Upgraded Breakers
– Heart 20 Freedom Inverter - 2000W
– Four Batteries
– 12VDC Electrical System with Updated Breakers and Wiring
– 12V Interior and Navigation Lights
– 100A Balmar Alternator with 3-Stage Regulator
– 100A Battery Charger
– 6 Gal. SS Hot Water Heater_110VAC Engine Heated
– Pressure H/C Water


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: Saint Petersburg, Florida



originally $89,000
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