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Cat's Paw
Passport 42
$101,900 USD
42ft in

Designed by Stan Huntingford and built by Solar Marine/Passport Yachts, Cat’s Paw is a beautifully conceived cruising vessel well suited for extended coastal or long distance cruising. Her interior is magnificently constructed with generous use of solid teak and shows incredible workmanship throughout. Her interior living spaces feel much larger than her 42 feet while maintaining good storage spaces above and below decks. Two private staterooms with an additional quarterberth and dinette will sleep a family. On deck, her comfortable cockpit is well protected from the elements. A solid stainless handrail runs forward from the stern to the boarding gates amidships. As with her interior, her teak decks show lots of life left in them. Her cabin top had all  the hardware removed in 2020 and was professionally painted with LPU. Wide side decks and inboard shroud placement allow easy passage fore and aft. Please read through the list of upgrades and systems work that has been done on Cat’s Paw and come over to Bainbridge Island for a look.

Name of vessel Cat's Paw
Model Passport 42
Year 1980
Builder Passport Yachts
Designer Stan Huntingford
Price $101,900 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, WA
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 12'10"
Draft (feet) 6'4"
Displacement (pounds) 25500
Ballast (pounds) 9000
Engine model Perkins 4-108
Engine horsepower 50
Engine hours 2521
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 120
Water tank capacity (gallons) 150
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 35

Interior Accommodations

Cat’s Paw may have the best interior layout available in any 42 foot live-aboard ocean cruising sailboat. Her interior is finished in gorgeous Burmese tongue and groove teak throughout with solid beveled teak cabin doors with caning, teak and holly sole, heavy teak grab rails at the cabin sides under ports and solid teak companionway ladder with non-skid. Cabin sides are white laminate and her headliner (renewed in 2020) is wood staving in white fabric with teak battens. Opening ports (new 2016), hatches and dorade vents provide good ventilation, and fans throughout her interior provide additional air movement in hot weather. Storage is also abundant with lockers and cabinets throughout – many with caned fronts which provide essential storage ventilation. Her arrangement will sleep a family in two private cabins,  salon and quarter-berth.

The comfortable main salon is nicely arranged with a spacious U-shaped dinette to port and a straight settee to starboard. The dinette features a beautifully finished teak table that may be folds open to seat six comfortably.  forward of the dinette sits a Dickinson Antarctic diesel heater. On the starboard and port sides of the salon are double bookshelves and two cabinets with caned doors on either side of the bookshelves. There is generous storage above, behind, and below the settee and dinette seats. The salon also features a couple of hanging lockers, a large ceiling hatch with teak framed screen, and two large teak trimmed lexan windows (replaced 2014) to both port & starboard. Teak grab rails run the length of the salon along the cabin side. Headroom is 6’6”.

The forward facing navigation station is aft and to starboard. There is a large table with lift top storage drawer. Below the table on the forward inboard end are a drawer and louvered cabinet. A shelf above and outboard provides storage for guide books and small electronics. Outboard is the main electrical panel and battery/tank monitors.

The base of companionway has a easy access to the quarter-berth, a great sea berth. A hanging locker with teak drain grate is located to between the quarter-berth and the nav station. The electric bilge pump auto/manual control switch is located to starboard of the companionway with easy access from cockpit.

The large C-shaped galley features expansive counter space and tremendous amount of storage. On centerline is a double deep stainless steel sink with hot/cold water on demand plus manual fresh & salt-water pumps. There is additional storage space under the sinks. Outboard is a gimbaled Shipmate 3-burner LPG stove with oven. The stove area is lined in stainless steel. There is a cabinet underneath the stove.  Refrigeration compartments located at the aft end of the counter are more than adequate with top-loading freezer and top/front loading fridge. There is a large dry storage locker under the counter with large drawers.  At the forward end of the galley is a removable extension the counter for extra prep. At the starboard side of the galley counter there are two large cabinets with caned doors.  Light and ventilation is provided by a fixed portlight and hatches with teak trim .

The master stateroom is built to to allow a separate cabin close to the companionway. There is floor space to allow standing in the cabin and still closing the door. Large lockers and cabinets abound. Below the berth are drawers and just aft and to starboard is a large cabinet. There is a fan above the berth. Two bronze opening ports provide ventilation within the cabin.

The head is located on the port side forward of the salon adjacent to the forward stateroom. Outboard is a white Formica vanity with double vanity cabinets behind mirrored sliding doors above a  sink. A single drawer and cabinet are located below the counter. A Raritan manual head is located aft facing forward. There is a large mirror on the aft bulkhead and a series of shelves on the bulkhead inboard. Forward is a large separate shower stall with bathtub! Within the shower a fiberglass seat is located outboard and a hatch and a bronze opening port provide ventilation. There is an electric exhaust fan that comes on automatically when the light is turned on, very cool.

Forward of the head is another cabin with the V berth. There is ample storage here below the bed and cabinets and drawers. The V berth has been extended full width from the original build. This is a full cabin that can be closed off with a teak door.

Sails and Rigging

All standing rigging replaced in 2014

Mast & Boom painted at that time

Stack Pack for Main (2017)


Jib & Staysail (are hank on)

Halyards are wire with winches on deck


Storm sails

All deck hardware rebedded 2020

Electrical Systems

Four house batteries 420 Ah (2016)

Starting battery (2016)

Galvanic Isolator (2012)

Magnum Inverter/Charger (2020)


Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine C80 Radar/Chart Plotter at the helm

B & G VHF Radio with AIS with wireless remote

Magnum Charger/Inverter (2020)

Weems & Plath Barometer

Chelsea Clock



20 KG Bruce on roller at bow

Lofrans Progress 1 windlass

200 ft 5/16 BBB + 200 ft line chain (new 2017)

Spare Plow and Danforth type anchors


Mechanical Systems

Perkins 4-108 Diesel with 2521 hrs

100 amp alternator (2018)

Flex o Fold Propeller (2010)

Fuel tanks replaced with stainless and all hoses replaced (2016)

Heat Exchanger replaced (2010)

New Exhaust Elbow (2020)

New Muffler (2015)

New Sea Water Pump (2017)

Rebuild High Pressure Fuel Pump (2012)



In 2014 the mast and boom were pulled and painted with Awlgrip.

All new standing rigging, mast wiring and lights.

New stem fitting.

The windows were pulled and replaced in 2014.

All through hulls were replaced along with all the hoses in 2016.

Hatches replaced in 2014.

Fuel tanks, hoses and gauges replaced in 2016 with deck fills.

Rudder repaired and a new rudder shoe in 2016.

Torqeedo Electric Outboard 2017

Topsides painted in 2019 with Awlgrip paint.

New prop shaft, cutlass, flex bearing & engine mounts in 2019.

Cabin and cabin house painted in 2020, all fittings removed from deck, including ports, stanchions, winches, rigging, etc and recaulked.

New overhead liner in salon 2020.

New Inverter/Charger, VHF & cockpit cushions in 2020.

New cockpit cushions 2020

Jabsco Seawater pump 2020


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