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Spencer 42 (12,80 m) – 1966

Spencer 42 (12,80 m) – 1966

Price : 4,17 M XPF / 35 000 €

Blue water and very sea kindly sailing boat, with all comfort options,. This yacht is equipped and ready to go anywhere in the world. Excellent condition.

Layout :

  • Length : 12,80 m (41′ 11″)
  • Length at the water line: 10,97 m (36′)
  • Beam: 3,45 m (11’4”)
  • Draft: 1,83 m (6′)
  • Displacement: 8,6 tons (19,000 lbs)
  • Hull: fiberglass
  • Rigging: sloop
  • Engine: 40HP Volvo D240

French flag. tax payed.

Based in French Polynesia

Interior fittings :

Sleeps 3

  • Large forward cabin including a V-berth, hanging locker, shelves, and drawers
  • Forward and to starboard: head with vanity, sink, WC, and shower wand
  • Double hanging locker opposite the head
  • Saloon with a U-shape dinette to starboard, a settee to port, and a diesel heater on the port forward bulkhead
  • Galley aft of the dinette to starboard
  • Chart table to port, opposite the galley, with drop-leaf top and storage lockers below
  • Single-berth aft to port

Listing :

Building and history

Spencer 42 polyester sailboat built in 1966 in the USA.
Hull, deck and cabin in polyester/fiberglass. Deck and cabin tops also in polyester/fiberglass, plus a non-slip finish. The keel is in polyester/fiberglass, with lead ballast molded and bolted to the forward section. The interior is composed of teak, teak plywood and composites.
Spencer 42s have a well-deserved reputation as fast, robust and safe cross-country boats.


40HP Volvo D240 (2010),1800 hours
80gal. polyester diesel tank
MICHIGAN WHEEL three-blade bronze propeller
Spare propeller with puller
Maintenance: Volvo seal and water pump bearing changed in November 2022, diesel filter and oil filter changed in September 2023

Sloop rigging

New standing rigging (2023)
Fully battened mainsail Neilpride Dacron (2010)
Genoa Neilpride Dacron (2010)
Swede (new condition)
Tourmentin (very good condition)
2 Spinnakers: 1 asymmetrical (good condition), 1 symmetrical (good condition)
2 Harken winches at mast foot
2 LEWMAR 30ST winches under hood
2 LEWMAR 52ST winches on cockpit sides
2 LEWMAR 42 winches
2 poles


LOFRANS 1000 W electric windlass with remote control
Main anchor: Delta 55lbs (25 kg) + 100m 10mm chain, 300m cable
Secondary anchors: 35kg palte anchor + Fortress FX-37 with 30m 10mm chain
Stern anchor: Fortress FX-11
2 x 20m 8mm chain


Freshwater: 205 L polyester tank, possibility of adding another tank in the keel
Pressurized fresh water with accumulator
27 L water heater
Stainless steel double sink
FORCE 10 3-burner gas stove + oven
Cool Blue fridge/freezer
Katadyn Power Survivor 80E 13 L/h watermaker
Bathroom with shower and electric toilet
38L black water tank
Folding washing machine
Cockpit shower
4 ventilators


5 Service batteries 500 Ah (2020)
82Ah engine battery (2020)
Volvo alternator (+ 1 spare)
XANTREX Freedom marine 15 1500W inverter/charger
Shore power cable 15m, 125V 30A
Solar panels: 300W with Solar Boost 2000E regulator (2022)
Wind generator AIR-Xmarine 400W (2019)
LED interior lighting for watch bed and red LED for night navigation

Electronics and navigation instruments

Radar Si- tex works with Standard Horizon chart plotter
Standard Horizon GPS chart plotter ( (repeater inside no longer works)
CPT autopilot with spare with belt
Raymarine ST60 instruments: electronic windvane, depth sounder, speedometer
Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2000 VHF with RAM3 remote control
Hydrovane windvane gear (with spare sail)
Standard Horizon AIS
2 Compasses
Seth Thomas barometer


Highfield 2,40m hypalon with cover (mars 2023)
Outboard NISSAN 9.8 CV with cover


Seasafe 4 seater liferaft (2022)
EPIRB distress beacon
2 Inflatable vests
3 Harnesses
1 Automatic bilge pump + 1 Manual bilge pump
Gas detector
Pump monitor


Numerous tools and spare parts
Fishing equipment

Last refit: November 2022

Main strengths

Safety, functionality and comfort are the great qualities of this boat.
This unit is equipped and ready to sail in all seas.

Work needed

Fairing (repair on the rudder to be planned)
Replacing the dodger
Replace life raft
Replace cabin GPS