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Surf Ride
Valiant 42
$215,000 USD
42ft 0in

The Valiant 42 is Bob Perry’s own answer to the first definitive performance cruiser, the Valiant 40. The 42, created when Valiant moved to Texas, gave Perry the chance to update the 40’s design and for builder Rich Worstell to update its construction. The result was a stiffer, more powerful and better performing cruiser that retained and improved upon the remarkable look and reputation of the Valiant 40. Surf Ride is a Valiant 42 with a turn of speed, having won her class in the Baja Haha.

The 42’s tale is only half Surf Ride’s story. Surf Ride was ordered new by her experienced owner, who spared no expense outfitting her for serious voyaging. And while she has many offshore miles under her keel, her maintenance — both mechanical and cosmetic — has been superlative.

The owner has set Surf Ride up as an exceptional offshore vessel, from the self-steering gear to the extended hard dodger top to her rebuilt Westerbeke, Surf Ride is more than ready for her next passage.

  • Westerbeke diesel rebuilt 2020
  • Watermaker
  • 5 kW genset
  • Wind generator
  • Monitor windvane
  • Achilles dinghy and outboard
Name of vessel Surf Ride
Model Valiant 42
Year 1997
Builder Valiant Yachts
Designer Bob Perry
Price $215,000 USD
Location Seattle
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 12.75
Draft (feet) 6
Displacement (pounds) 24600
Ballast (pounds) 9500
Engine model Westerbeke 42B
Engine horsepower 42
Engine hours 20
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 115
Water tank capacity (gallons) 120
Holding tank capacity (gallons)

Interior Accommodations

There were several interior options for Valiant 42s. This one is the center entry queen layout with a centerline main hatch, one head and a V-berth forward. The 42’s voluminous hull jprovides plenty of room for comfortable cruising. As you come down the companionway, a double quarter berth, which can be closed off from the rest of the cabin, is located to port. The head with a separate shower stall is to starboard. Moving forward, the galley is to port and the navigation table to starboard.  Bob Perry is a fine cook himself, and the spacious galley to port reflects this. The navigation station is complete and features a separate laptop loaded with Open CPN and worldwide charts.

A centerline dropleaf table can seat 6, with an L-shaped settee to port and settee to starboard. Abundant, accessible storage is located outboard. There are solid handholds throughout.

The forward cabin has two seats, making stepping up to the V-berth easy. Cabinetry port and starboard provide ample storage for clothing and personal gear.

Overall, the upholstery and joinery is in excellent condition. Surf Ride was ordered new with a varnished interior, and the finish remains in excellent condition. The 6’5” headroom and high cabin sides give the boat a traditional feel without the traditional compactness. Well defined areas for sleeping, cooking and dining will make this a comfortable cruiser both at sea and at anchor.

Cruisair SMX II air conditioning

Manual galley foot pump (fresh water, filtered)

Charcoal water filter

Dickinson Mediterranean 3-burner stove/oven (~2016)

Samsung microwave

Seafrost BG 1000 refrigeration with temperature gauges

Sureflo Aquaking 2.0 gpm freshwater pump

(6) 18” x 4“ Manship SS opening ports

(6) 12” x 4” Manship SS opening ports

(8) Hella cabin fans

Port side slide out extension to make doubleberth

Chelsea clock and barometer

Covers and screens for hatches and ports

Jabsco macerator pump

Toppers mattress covers

Fitted sheets fore and aft


Deck and Hull

The Valiant look defines a genre of cruiser. Bob Perry’s canoe stern harkens to the double enders of the North Sea, while the tall cabin house provides a distinctive look and lots of room below decks.

Cockpit protected by custom solid extra long solid top dodger – strong enough to stand on

Medium Blue from rubrail 10” up to deck edge, light blue below

Thin red over medium blue boot stripes

Teak rubrail capped with stainless steel

Black antifoul 2” to submersion (Trinidad SR October 2020)

2” high raised bulwark capped with aluminum toerail w/ rectangular holes on 9” centers

29” high lifelines, SS stanchions, double uncoated wire lifelines

SS Bow pulpit

Boarding gates with Johnson snap shackles

Factory option side boarding ladder

Solid stern rail from boarding gates around stern

Handholds when exiting cockpit

SS rod bobstay holding down turnbuckles

SS bowsprit with anchor rollers

Monitor windvane – control lines to forward end of cockpit

(2) 12” mooring cleats bow with (2) chocks in bulwark

(2) 12” mooring cleats midships with SS open cocks on bulwark

(2) 12” cleats on cockpit coaming on stern

Stainless-steel pole and stern quarter for wind generator, loud hailer speaker, stern floodlight, outboard hoist, flagstaff, GPS antenna.

LED sidelights & stern lights

Light gray Awlgrip Griptex deck and white waterways drain through overboard and aft each side to below waterline drain to prevent hull side streaking.

Lighthouse Series 1501 windlass – horizontal with line gypsy, up/down foot switches

5/16” anchor chain

45 # CQR anchor


300’ rode

2nd bow roller

Saltwater deck wash

18´high coachroof, SS grab rails port and starboard

Lewmar Ocean Series Hatches with snap-on covers mounted on raised foundations, new ~2016:

  • 20: x 20” bow 20” x 24” x 18”
  • 20’ x 20” just forward of mast
  • (2) 10” x 10” starboard cabintop between cockpit and mast
  • 18” x 12” and 14” x 8” starboard between cockpit and mast
  • (2) 8” stainless cowl vents atop big Dorade boxes protected by stainless steel guards on both sides of mast. Located further aft than other V-42s to facilitate on-deck dinghy storage

Fortress FX 23 mount port ¼ railing rode locker on port ¼ roller and oval hawse hole

30’ chain, 300’ rode for aft anchor

Lee’s stainless-steel rod holder

Aft 9” high coamings – wide enough to step/sit on forward

Seats are 20” wide with 11” tall backs 7’6” long enough to sleep

18” wide bridgedeck to companionway

Drainage gutter outboard of seats for dry seating

Cockpit sole overlaid w/ teak rubber

(4) 1.5” drains

(3) Padeyes for safety harnesses

Coaming cuddies under primary winches

Westerbeke Engine control panel in coaming Recess to starboard of helm 8” with temp, volts & oil pressure

Manual shutdown cable

Grab railings on top – aft and sides

Removeable front and side panels

Bimini on welded stainless-steel frame, designed to facilitate visibility over dodger and to be easy folded back, along with supports

Whale H/C cockpit shower

Edson standing pedestal with dual lever engine controls

32” Elkhide covered wheel.

Binnacle guard and table

(2) winch handle holders

Ritchie Powerdamp 4.5” diameter compass

Nav Pod with chartplotter

(2) White plastic drink holders

Jacklines – tubular nylon webbing

Manual Whale bilge pump

Propane locker in port helm seat – large aluminum bottle

Under starboard helm set 15” deep overboard draining insert, ideal for O/B gas or other flammables

Insert comes out to access autopilot, rudder post etc.

Anchor snubber 5/8” gold double braid w/ 5/16 stainless steel hook

4:1 block/tackle Handbilly O/B lift

25” x 15” Opening top cockpit locker outboard of helm

(4) folding Wichard D-ring padeyes on forward coachroof for lashing down dinghy

Fiberglass main hatch slider & smoked acrylic 18” x 23” insert

(2) Varnished teak washboards – lockable from inside

(6) steps down the companionway. Treads capped with etched stainless plates

Stainless-steel holding tank

Secondary anchor light on stern arch

LED lights on dodger and blue LED lights in Dorade vents


Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine ST60 speed depth, wind with repeaters at nav station

Furuno GPS/Plotter GP 7000

Furuno 1942 radar

Alpha 3000 autopilot, model UQDUHS – 18 (2003)

Spare autopilot fully installed

Dell Latitude E5530 computer with Open CPN and worldwide charts

ICOM M802 single sideband transceiver

ICOM M604A VHF Transceiver

ICOM AT-140 Antenna tuner

ICOM HM162B/SW remote microphone

ICOM IC-M73 portable VHF transceiver

Pioneer DEH – 1300MP stereo



Victron Phoenix 12V/50 HZ Battery charger (2015)

(4) Lifeline Group 31 T AGM house batteries

(1) Group 31T starting battery

AirX Marine 400-watt turbine


Mechanical Systems
Westerbeke 42B 42HP  3008 hours (Rebuilt 2020)ZF V-drive transmission model 15MIV 2.72:1Hella fan in engine roomRacor 500 NA primary filter with clear bowl and vacuum gaugePSS shaft seal (2020)

3-blade Flexofold propeller

Fuel transfer pump – to/from any tank and can be used for jerry cans

Westerbeke 5 kW genset – 2690 hours

Seaward S600 6-gallon water heater

Village Marine STW 600 Stowaway watermaker, makes 17 gph

Shurflo shower sump pump

Sails and Rigging
Double spreader keel stepped mast, painted white LPU both mast and boomContinuous rod rigging with fore and aft lower shrouds(2) Spinnaker halyards – main halyard at mastAntal mainsail track for mainsail luffHarken outhaul track

Dutchman flaking system with Spectra lines

Spectra topping lift pennant 4:1 removeable

Block and tackle for boom vang

Masthead Windex

Foredeck floodlight

(6) Antal rope clutches on mast

(2) Lewmar 40ST winches on mast

(6) plastic cleats on mast

Forespar carbon whisker pole and Harken track stored on mast w/ leathered outboard end 4:1 inboard end control

Winch handle holder under boom

(2) Antal Grip 12 stoppers on boom for reeflines

Lewmar 16ST for reefing on boom

Pole topping lift

Harken Mk IV furler on headstay – run aft through Schaefer stanchion blocks to cockpit and electric winch

Harken Mk IV on inner forestay for staysail

Schaefer 4’ long T track with pin adjustable cars on cabintop four staysail

Schaeffer 10’ long T track for yankee on side decks (recessed)

Mainsail preventer system – mid-boom 2:1 led to cockpit, port and starboard

Navtec self-contained hydraulic backstay adjustor

5:1 Mainsheet tackle to Lewmar 44ST

4:1 Traveler – Lewmar

Plaited jib & staysail sheets

Spectra runner pennants

(2) Lewmar 45 ST staysail sheet winches

Lewmar 40ST 12V Electric winch on port coaming

(2) Lewmar 58ST primary winches

Mainsail – 3 reefs



.8 oz cruising spinnaker, 1800 sq. ft.


Miscellaneous and Safety

MOM 8A on Port quarter

ACR Mini B2 Class B EPIRB

Winslow 40 Liferaft SLO Needs servicing

(2) ACR Firefly water activated strobe lights

(2) Lirakis harnesses with (2) tethers each

Fireboy Xintex Sentinal carbon monoxide alarm

Jordan series drogue -300’ long. 129 cones, 25 lb. of chain

Primary and secondary electric bilge pumps on separate breakers

Achilles roll up dinghy fits into starboard locker, also has custom lifting harness for storing out of water. Always lifted from water.

Yamaha F2.5 4 stroke 2.5HP outboard

Folding dinghy anchor w/ line and rode

Fold down wheels for dinghy transom

(6) Black double braid dock lines

Stainless steel swim ladder that mounts at boarding gates

Gold anodized aluminum 4” long gaff

Bosun’s chair

ATN Topclimber

Shurflo 1800 and Rule 200 Bilge pumps

Scuba tank

Fishing gear to fit boat in conjunction with windvane, including gold reel, and hand line

Spare Hella fans


Manufacturer Provided Description
The Valiant 42 is the evolutionary successor to the Valiant 40, sharing the look and styling of its legendary predecessor. Over the years, the Valiant line of bluewater passage-makers has always reflected a commitment to product evolution and refinement. Valiant began the major shift in the direction of the Valiant 42 with the introduction of the “Series 90” Vacanti keel. Not only does this keel deliver state-of-the-art performance, it also results in a lower center of gravity and provides for a shoal-draft capability, heretofore unavailable without resorting to centerboards and tricky bulb-type protuberances. Significantly, the Valiant 42 deck features a cockpit that is completely wrapped with an offshore coaming for both comfort and safety. Seating areas are fully guttered and an expanded, recessed propane storage system is included as well. The frontal portion of the cabin trunk is contoured in its transition to the foredeck. The deck design provides for maximum flexibility, while the below-deck volume is increased. There are no predetermined locations for the hatches, portlights and companionway. There are enough variations within the three basic interior arrangements of the Valiant 42 to offer an almost unlimited choice to the customer. The Valiant 42CE or Center Entry, provides for a more open interior and yet allows for a true three-cabin layout. The head is located aft, and the two, separate, double staterooms greatly enhance below-deck livability. The Valiant 42 features a double spreader rig which is matched with a short bowsprit to maximize sailing efficiency.
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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