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Valiant 42
$289,000 USD
42ft 0in

The Valiant 42 is a robustly built, highly regarded blue water cruiser. Bob Perry’s Valiant 40 design defined the modern performance cruiser. The Valiant 42, created when Valiant moved to Gordonville, Texas, gave Perry the chance to update the original 40 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.

Barlavento is hull number 179 and was built in 2008. She is among the last eight built at the Texas factory that closed in 2011 after 35 years of continuous production. Barlavento was purchased new by her owner in 2009, who spared no expense in outfitting her. Her maintenance — both mechanical and cosmetic — has been superlative. Most of her life has been spent in fresh water in Portland, Oregon and Lake Union in Seattle, Washington.

Barlavento is fully outfitted for blue water cruising and has been recently updated to a impressive level with her new Yanmar 57 HP engine and transmission, new standing rigging, new running rigging, Battle Born 800 amp hour lithium house battery bank, Balmar high output alternator, extensive communication gear, Webasto hydronic cabin heater, Monitor self-steering gear and emergency rudder, Airline hookah, Achilles Inflatable dinghy, Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard, and six person Winslow life raft. Barlavento is ready for her next passage.


  • Yanmar 57 hp diesel and ZF transmission. Both new in 2023.
  • All rod rigging and running rigging new in 2022. Mast, boom, and spreaders were all repainted in 2022.
  • Latest Raymarine electronics including chart plotter, radar, class B+ AIS, wind/speed/depth instruments, autopilot
  • Starlink maritime worldwide in-motion satellite antenna, Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone, ICOM 802 SSB with Pactor modem
  • Battleborn lithium house batteries with 800 amp hour capacity. 130 Amp Lifeline AGM start battery.
  • Monitor windvane and Monitor “M-RUD” emergency rudder
  • Webasto hydronic cabin and domestic water heater
  • Achilles HB-300FX RIB, Yamaha 9.9 outboard, dinghy wheels
  • Hardtop dodger, bimini with cockpit side sunscreens
  • Winslow 6-person offshore life raft, Katadyn emergency water maker, VHF radio, abandon ship bag
  • Air Line 110E160 dive hookah, hoses, regulator, weight belt
  • Bedding, linens, cookware, and cutlery
  • Extensive spares including new Balmar 170 amp alternator, new Yanmar starter, new domestic water pump, new running lights, etc

Barlavento is owned by a single asset LLC that is transferable to the next owner.

Name of vessel Barlavento
Model Valiant 42
Year 2008
Builder Valiant Yachts
Designer Bob Perry
Price $289,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 12'9"
Draft (feet) 6'
Displacement (pounds) 24,600lbs
Ballast (pounds) 9,500lbs
Engine model Yanmar 4JH57
Engine horsepower 57
Engine hours 270
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 156
Water tank capacity (gallons) 88
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 18


There were several interior options for Valiant 42s. Barlavento has the most popular Center Entry Queen layout.

As you come down the companionway, a double quarter berth is located to port. The head with a separate shower stall is to starboard. Moving forward, the galley is to port and the forward-facing sit-down navigation table is to starboard.  The main saloon contains a center line drop leaf table. It has an L-shaped settee to port which makes into a pull-out double berth with lee cloth and a straight settee to starboard with lee cloth which makes into a single berth.  The forward cabin has two seats, a hanging locker to port, a storage locker with shelves to starboard, and a V-berth for two. Cabinetry port and starboard provide ample storage for clothing, linens, and personal gear.


Forward Cabin

  • V-berth
  • Two Lewmar Ocean hatches with custom screens
  • Two Hood stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Screened Dorade vent
  • LED reading lights port and starboard
  • Two LED dome lights overhead
  • Hanging locker to port
  • Storage locker to starboard
  • Two storage lockers over berth to port
  • Two storage lockers over berth to starboard
  • Two large drawers under V-berth
  • Chain locker and storage under V-berth
  • Guest oscillating fan


Main Salon

  • Centerline dropleaf table that seats four. Center storage in the table.
  • L-shaped settee with lee cloth to port which makes into a pull-out double berth
  • Straight settee to starboard with lee cloth which makes into a single berth
  • LED reading lights at settees port and starboard
  • Two Alpenglow LED overhead lights with red LED night vision port and starboard
  • Bookshelves and storage lockers port and starboard
  • Settees with storage outboard
  • 44-gallon stainless water tanks each under settee (88 gallons total)
  • Settee cushions covered in soft washable ultra leather
  • Beautiful cherry interior
  • Weems and Plath ships clock and barometer
  • Large Lewmar Ocean hatch with custom screen
  • Four Hood stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Custom curtain rods run the full length of the salon
  • Guest oscillating fan
  • Stereo radio, DVD player, and LED TV
  • Bose speakers port and starboard
  • Locking numbered floorboards made of thick marine plywood laminated with half inch teak and holly
  • Insulated hull to the water line means no condensation in the interior and in the lockers



  • Classic Valiant U-shaped galley opposite the nav station
  • Double stainless-steel near centerline sink with hot and cold pressure water, pressurized Seagull IV X-IFP water filter, freshwater foot pump, and saltwater foot pump. Spare Seagull filters included.
  • Princess three-burner gimbaled stove and oven
  • Seafrost DC5000 spill over holding plate freezer and refrigerator with temperature control
  • Tappan microwave
  • Duxtop single burner portable induction cooktop
  • Cabinet with sliding doors outboard with three dish shelves below. Dishes included.
  • Silverware drawer with built in dividers. Silverware included.
  • Knife drawer with built in knife slots. Knives included.
  • Roll out trash bin
  • Spice rack
  • Storage cabinets above sink and refrigerator
  • Large top opening locker outboard of the sink
  • Three drawers inboard of the sink
  • Large pantry to starboard with four rollout locking shelves. Ten-piece Magma nesting cookware, tea kettle, nesting stainless steel bowls included.
  • Cabinet above pantry for safety equipment
  • Lewmar Ocean hatch with custom screen over galley
  • Hood stainless steel opening port with screen over stove
  • Three Alpenglow LED overhead lights with red LED night vision
  • Bilge pump at the lowest place just forward of companionway stair


Head & Shower Stall

  • Located starboard aft at companionway
  • Bifold door
  • Separate shower with seat, teak grate and sump pump
  • Shower has Euro faucet with hot and cold water
  • Opening Hood port with screen in shower
  • Lewmar Ocean hatch with custom screen over shower
  • Wet locker outboard of the shower
  • Sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • Raritan PHII manual toilet with household sized bowl and soft close lid. Recently overhauled. Spare rebuild kits included.
  • Cabinets outboard with shelves
  • Storage cabinet under sink
  • Large storage locker/hamper
  • Alpenglow LED overhead lights with red LED night vision and LED light over shower
  • Mirror
  • Towel rods
  • Access to the engine room just aft of toilet


Aft Stateroom

  • Comfortable offshore double berth
  • Guest oscillating fan at foot of berth
  • Lewmar ocean hatch with custom screen
  • Two Hood opening ports with screens
  • Bifold privacy door
  • The “pizza” window folds up to provide for communication with the cockpit
  • Mirror
  • Seat with storage under
  • Hanging locker outboard
  • Large under berth storage locker
  • Two drawers under berth
  • Six-gallon 110v and engine heat powered hot water heater, under berth. Recently replaced.


Navigation Station

  • Forward facing nav station to starboard, adjacent to galley
  • Storage under hinged nav station tabletop
  • Drawer under nav station
  • Large storage cabinet under nav station
  • Hood opening port with custom screen over nav station
  • Lewmar ocean hatch with screen
  • Guest oscillating fan
  • Alpenglow LED overhead light with red LED night vision
  • Numerous USB A and USB C charging ports



  • Solid drop boards with drop board storage at foot of companionway
  • Sliding hatch with skylight
  • Battery selector switches under the companionway ladder
  • Electrical control panel on the bulkhead under the companionway ladder with master breakers for: 110v shore power, bilge pump, companionway light, Webasto hydronic cabin heater, Seafrost refrigeration, and Yanmar engine controls.
  • Lewmar electric winch breaker
  • Lighthouse windlass breaker
  • Lighted fuel polishing pump switch
  • Engine room light switch
  • Under dodger red/white light switch


Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine Axiom+ 9” chart plotter
  • Raymarine RD424HD 4kW HD Digital radar 48-mile color radar with overlay MARPA
  • Raymarine AIS700 Class B+ AIS Transceiver
  • Raymarine wind transducer, depth transducer, and speed/temperature transducer. Connected to Raymarine Seatalk NG NEMA 2000 network via Raymarine iTC-5 Instrument Transducer Converter.
  • Two Raymarine i70 Color Instruments. One at nav station. One under dodger.
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot EV-1 Attitude Heading reference sensor
  • Raymarine Autopilot Type 2 12 volt Long Linear Drive
  • Raymarine P70 Sailboat Autopilot Control Head
  • Raymarine Autopilot Smart Controller Wireless Remote
  • Starlink Flat High Performance satellite antenna mounted on bimini
  • PredictWind DataHub
  • ICOM M504 VHF radio with full function ICOM HM157B cockpit microphone
  • ICOM 802 SSB radio
  • ICOM AT140 antenna tuner connected to insulated backstay
  • SCS PTC-II usb Pactor Modem with Pactor-III license
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone with mounting cradle and external antenna
  • Valiant AC/DC Electrical Panel at nav station
  • Monitor windvane steering system with spares
  • Monitor M-RUD emergency rudder
  • Hawkeye model H22PX handheld depth finder


Electrical Systems

  • (8) Battle Born 100 amp hour 12 volt LiFePO4 deep cycle house batteries. 800-amp hour total capacity. New in 2019.
  • One Lifeline GPL-31XT 125 amp hour start battery. New in 2019.
  • Balmar XT-170 amp alternator with serpentine belt to charge lithium house bank. Identical new spare alternator included.
  • Balmar MC-612-H external battery regulator with temperature sensors for alternator and house battery banks
  • Yanmar alternator to charge start battery
  • Balmar Digital Duo Charge: DDC-12/24
  • Two Victron BMV-712 Smart battery monitors with blue tooth to monitor house banks
  • One Victron Phoenix 12V 500VA 120V VE.Direct inverter with Bluetooth for Starlink
  • Two Solbian SP100-L 100-amp solar panels installed on bimini
  • Two Victron Smart Solar MPPT 75/15 solar charge controllers with Bluetooth
  • ProNautic 1260P 60 amp/3 bank Battery Charger. New in 2019.
  • 30-amp shore power, with two 50-foot shore power cords and a full set of connectors and adaptors


Mechanical Systems

  • Yanmar 4JH57 57hp engine with ZF 15 MIV V-drive transmission. Both new in 2023. Approximately 270 engine hours.
  • 3 blade MaxProp feathering propeller (serviced 2022) with spare zincs
  • PYI propeller shaft seal. New in 2022.
  • Cutlass bearing replaced in 2022
  • Stainless steel shaft with spare zincs
  • Spurs line cutter with spare zincs
  • Dual Racor fuel filters. Spare fuel filters.
  • Valiant fuel manifold for four diesel fuel tanks with total capacity of 156 gallons
  • Electric fuel polishing pump. Can also be used to transfer fuel between the four fuel tanks.
  • X-Change-R electric oil change pump with spare impeller
  • Engine spares: impellers, filters, belts, etc.
  • Spare starter
  • Webasto Thermo90ST Hydronic Heater with heater outlets in the forward, aft, and main cabins. It heats both the cabins and the domestic water using either diesel fuel or engine heat.
  • PYI rudder shaft seal. New in 2022.


Deck and Hull

  • Classic Bob Perry cutaway fin keel, laterally long for stability and tracking
  • Skeg mounted rudder as deep as the keel
  • Overbuilt solid hand laid fiberglass hull is famously robust
  • Hull insulation deck to waterline prevents condensation
  • Deck cored with balsa with solid fiberglass where needed for deck hardware
  • Aluminum slotted toe rail for easy attachment points for blocks
  • Scuppers drain to thru hulls to avoid streaks on hull
  • Classic vertical cabin house sides so you can open ports in rain
  • Twelve Hood stainless steel ports with screens throughout the boat
  • Seven Lewmar ocean hatches with custom screens
  • 24” high stanchions with stainless steel uncoated lifelines
  • Solid stern rail to the boarding gates port and starboard
  • Secure offshore cockpit
  • Custom pivoting six-foot drop-down stainless-steel swim ladder with emergency release from the water
  • Monitor windvane and Monitor M-RUD emergency rudder
  • Lighted 5” Richie compass at the binnacle. Ritchie factory rebuilt in 2022.
  • 30” destroyer steering wheel with lock
  • Two large cockpit lockers port and starboard with fuel tanks outboard
  • Two aft overboard vented lockers. Port side contains gasoline for dinghy. Starboard side contains 20 lb. horizontal propane tank. Propane tank recertified in 2022.


Deck Layout

  • Stainless steel 10” cleats with chocks at the bow, amid ships, and at the stern
  • Large Lewmar ocean hatch forward
  • Cabin house has vertical sides so ports can be open in light rain
  • Hood ports have the bottom edge angled down to avoid collecting water
  • Cabin house foredeck is flat for dinghy stowage
  • Lewmar hatch on the cabin house forward of the mast
  • Aluminum mast collar is slotted to allow for attaching blocks
  • Large pad eyes port and starboard for connecting Valiant preventer
  • Guards for the Dorade vents make nice steps to reach the top of the mainsail
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail accepts Wichard eyes to mount sheet blocks where needed
  • Hard top dodger with canvas front and side curtains. Dodger has large stainless-steel handrails aft, port, and starboard for safety.
  • The dodger connector canvas with windshield attaches to the bimini
  • Cockpit coamings are flat for a nice place to sit
  • Bridge deck for offshore safety


Deck Gear

  • Air Line Model AL-E160 Hookah compressor 110V with regulator, airline, weight belt, and tote bag
  • 5/8” braided nylon dock lines
  • Eight 10″ x 26″ fenders
  • Four Praktek Aere 12″ x 29 inflatable fenders
  • Telescoping boat hook
  • Deck scrub brush with handle
  • 75 foot potable water hose with nozzle. Spare nozzles included.
  • Two 5 gallon diesel fuel jug
  • West Marine bosun’s chair
  • Climbing harness



  • Valiant massive stainless steel bow anchor pulpit
  • Lighthouse 1501 electric windlass for 5/16” HT chain to starboard and rope gypsy to port. Deck mounted up/down switches. Handheld remote control.
  • Anchor saltwater washdown system with intake, strainer, and pump in the forepeak storage area
  • Primary anchor is a Spade S160 77lb anchor with 300’ 5/16th Acco HT chain. Chain very little used. Connected using Mantus Universal 1/4″ – 5/16″ chain swivel.
  • Secondary anchor is Fortress FX-37 (21 lbs). Rode is 50’ of 5/16” Acco HT chain and 300′ 5/8″ white nylon MegaBraid II. The anchor is stowed in SFX-37 Stowaway Bag in cockpit locker.
  • Stern anchor is Fortress FX-23 (15 lbs). Rode is 300′ 5/8″ white nylon MegaBraid II. The stern anchor is stowed on a custom stern bracket. The rode is stowed in a dedicated locker.
  • 300 foot shore line
  • Saltwater anchor wash down pump and hose


Sails and Rigging

Rig and Sail Controls

  • True cutter rig with mast well aft to support jib, staysail, and main
  • Mast is beautiful, tapered spar with stout double spreaders. Mast, boom, and spreaders removed and repainted by Schooner Creek Boat Works in 2022.
  • Rod rigging replaced in 2022
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner serviced 2022
  • Running rigging replaced in 2022
  • Schaefer 3100 genoa roller furler
  • Schaefer 2100 staysail roller furler
  • Leather spreader boots sewn on in 2022
  • Spreaders have flag halyards port and starboard
  • Radome installed on the mast
  • Foredeck and spreader lights installed in 2022
  • LED steaming light on the mast. New 2022.
  • Raymarine masthead wind speed and direction system and Windex. New 2022.
  • A length adjustable downwind pole is installed on mast track with winch to control butt end of pole
  • Strong Track low friction mast track for main. New 2022.
  • Dutchman flaking system for main. New 2022.
  • Mast has line stoppers for halyards and topping lift
  • Jib and staysail furling line stoppers outboard of cockpit combings
  • Lewmar 58 CST self-tailing winches on port and starboard cockpit coamings for jib sheets
  • Lewmar 46 CST electric self-tailing winch under dodger for main halyard
  • Lewmar 46 CST manual self-tailing winch under dodger for main sail reef lines
  • Lewmar 40 CST manual self-tailing winches port and starboard under dodger for staysail sheets
  • Lewmar 40 CST manual self-tailing winches port and starboard on mast for staysail, jib, spinnaker, and pole topping lift
  • Jib sheets are led through the movable jib cars on the deck through turning blocks aft and to the primary sheet winches on the coaming
  • Snatch blocks for the jib can be attached on Wichard pad eyes that can be mounted on the aluminum toe rail
  • The main halyard and both the first and second reef point double reefing lines are led aft to allow the main sail to be reefed from the cockpit
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Spare jib halyard


Sail Inventory

  • Quantum loose footed mainsail with three reefs. Strong track. Dutchman flaking system. Double line reefing from the cockpit.
  • Quantum jib. New sun cover in 2022.
  • Quantum staysail. New sun cover in 2022.
  • Quantum asymmetrical with ATN spinnaker sock. Barely used.



  • Achilles HB-300FX folding transom inflatable stows flat on deck. Spare dinghy oars.
  • Yamaha F9.9SMHA 9.9 hp outboard with a 2.5-gallon fuel tank and hose. Includes Yamaha engine spares.
  • Seamax Marine retractable transom mounted dinghy wheels
  • Edson stern rail outboard motor bracket
  • Forespar Novalift outboard lifting crane
  • EasyLift outboard motor lifting sling
  • Wichard dinghy lifting bridle
  • Electric dinghy inflator pump with automatic pressure shutoff
  • Manual dinghy foot pump
  • Dinghy mushroom anchor
  • Long floating dinghy painter



  • Winslow Super Lite Standard Offshore with Boarding Platform Option 60SLO (6 person)
  • Ditch bag
  • ACR 2848 GlobalFix iPRO 406 EPIRB w/ integral GPS
  • Katadyn Survivor 06 emergency watermaker in ditch bag
  • West Marine portable VHF radio VHF160 in ditch bag
  • Fiorentino Shark drogue
  • Fireboy MA2-200-FE241 automatic engine room fire extinguisher. Control in cockpit.
  • Two portable Kidde Halotron fire extinguishers
  • Two portable Amerex 5 lbs. dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Portable Amerex 2.5 lbs. dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • Three Mustang Ocean Series Hydrostatic Inflatable Life Vests and harnesses. Each comes with a double 6′ & 3′ tether, an ACR ResQLink+ PLBs, and a Kannad Safe Link R10 AIS Survivor Recovery Systems attached to the life vest. All batteries replaced in 2022.
  • Two West Marine webbing jacklines
  • Cockpit strong point for tether attachment
  • Davis Echomaster Deluxe radar reflector
  • Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System
  • Jim Bouy Type IV horseshoe buoy
  • Thru hull plugs
  • West Marine signal horn
  • Stearns Rescue Mate Rescue Throw Bag
  • Sirius Signal C-1002 Two Color Red-Orange/Cyan SOS Distress Signal
  • Valiant emergency tiller
  • Fieldtex Products Trans-Ocean Pak, model 912-TOP. This is a $900 offshore medical kit.


Other Equipment List

  • J. A. Henckels 4 Star kitchen knives
  • Ten-piece Magma nesting cookware
  • Three-piece nesting stainless bowls
  • Stainless tea kettle
  • Eight place stoneware dishes
  • Cooking utensils
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels
  • Baldr Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Weather Station
  • Waypoint LED handheld Spotlight
  • West Marine 400-watt portable inverter
  • (2) folding seats
  • Cruising guides for Alaska, Canada, the US West Coast, and Mexico
  • Valiant 42 Owners Manual with extensive documentation of all onboard equipment
  • Manuals for onboard equipment

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