Price reduced to $215,000. 8/18/2016 reflecting the owners desire for immediate sale. Custom factory features not found on other Souwester 42's.
Condition: Impressive Systems/Sails: Updated Profile: Beautiful
Easy to see and inspect with fresh bottom paint and wax She has been updated and maintained all her life and now offers new owner an opportunity.
Several custom build features of note. More modern reverse wide transom, full double berth in the bow with wide drawers below
Leasure Furl main allows for easy raise & lower and the use of battens
Owners have taken delivery of a new boat and highly motivated to sell.
Layout & Interior:
Interior finished in American Cherry, satin finish
Teak & Holly cabin soles, bright finish
Custom double berth in owners stateroom
Head-Wilcox Crittenden toilet (rebuilt in 2013)
H&C pressure water with shower
U shaped dinette that converts to a double berth
Two pilot berths outboard to starboard
U shaped galley is aft to port and features: Force 10 propane 3 burner stove and oven
(2011), deep double stainless steel sinks, Grunett DC refrigeration & deep freeze
Quarter berth aft to starboard
Drapes on all port lights
Espar cabin heater with vents in main cabin, head and forward cabin
Elusive’s interior joiner work is crafted of satin finished American Cherry, with bright-varnished teak and holly cabin solves, custom louver cabinet doors and a custom double V-berth in the owner’s stateroom.
The FORWARD OWNER’S STATEROOM has a double berth with drawers below, storage in a bureau, lockers, hanging locker, and a large reversible opening hatch. The HEAD is next aft to port, with Wilcox Crittenden head, shower, vanity, cabinet and opening port.
The MAIN SALON has a “U” shaped dinette to port that can convert to a double berth, a pull-out transom berth and a pilot berth outboard to starboard. A large reversible hatch is overhead in the center of the main cabin.
The GALLEY is also “U” shaped just aft to port of the companionway with counter space, Force 10 propane 3-burner stove/oven, two deep stainless steel sinks, with hand pump fresh water in addition to pressurized H/C water. There is a Grunert AR-50 refrigerator and adjacent freezer and cabinet space above stove, refrigerator and motor compartment.
The NAVIGATION STATION is outboard to starboard of companionway. There is a full seat, desk, drawer storage and all the navigation and radio equipment for the boat. The AC and DC electric panels are on the wall, outboard of the NAV station with clear plexiglass cover.
QUARTER BERTH is aft of the NAV station and has storage cabinets and drawers. The storage cabinet furthest aft houses the hot water heater. Access to the motor compartment is via the quarter berth panel, under the companionway stairs and through a panel in the cockpit sail locker.
Riggings and sails:
Twin spreader mast with mini-stay
Harken furling headstay
Leisure furl boom and boomvang (2007), with leads to cockpit
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (rebuilt in 2011)
Harken traveler system (rebuilt in 2012)
Complete spinnaker gear: pole, blocks, mast tracks (symmetric and asymmetric
2 Barient #32 STC three speed primary winches
2 Harken #60.2 electric primary winches, push button controls
Harken #44 two speed electric winch w/ spinlock leads for mainsail halyard, Leisure Furl
boom furler, and mainsail sheet on cabin top to port of companionway
Barient #25-44 snubbing winch adjacent to Harken #44 on port cabin top
Barient #24 STC with spinlock leads for centerboard pennant and boomvang on cabin top
to starboard of companionway
5 Barient #24 STC halyard winches, deck mounted by mast
Spectra full batten mainsail for Leisure Furl boom (2007)
150% dacron genoa (2012), separate removable UV cover (toast)
135% dacron genoa with UV cover (2011)
#3 dacron genoa
#4 dacron genoa
Storm jib with sleeve (2013)
Asymmetric spinnaker with tube
Raymarine 4 KW radar (renewed 2013)
Raymarine AIS receiver
Raymarine E-120 chartplotter (NAV station) and G 150 monitor at helm (2010), units are
integrated with Radar, AIS, and Life Tag system
ICOM 604 M710 at NAV station with Command Mic3 at helm (2010)
Simrad AP22 autopilot controls at NAV station and helm
Robertson hydraulic drive
ICOM M-710 SSB radio, insulated backstay, tuner
B&G Hydra 2000 Instrumentation
Speed, log, wind function, depth (speed/depth and processor new 2013)
Full function display at NAV station and over companion way
Analog wind speed and wind angle display over companion way
Main engine battery 100 amp gel cell (2012)
House batteries consist of eight 6 volt 120 amp gel cells (2012)
Engine alternators: 200 amp alternator for house batteries,
50 amp alternator for engine battery
Override switch allows house batteries to start engine
110 volt AC electrical circuit
Two 50’ 110/30 amp shore power cables, one 30 amp Hubbell deck connection
Sentry 40 amp charger/converter w/110 volt outlet in galley
Overview and history
Elusive has a custom reverse transom making her overall appearance more elegant than standard SW-42s. She has been well cared for and has had several years of indoor storage in the 90’s and covered outdoor storage over the past four years. She is also capable of coastal and offshore passages having made trips to Bermuda, the Bahamas and across the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2007, the rig, deck and sail plan were updated for performance and short-handed sailing which included the conversion to a Leisure Furl boom and electric winches which are within easy reach of the helm. Her battery bank was increased and the high amp alternator was added. The electronics have been subsequently updated in 2010 to the current equipment allowing chart-plotter access at the NAV station and the helm.
The Westerbeke engine was serviced by the Hinckley Oxford yard in 2013. The valves and compression were tested and glow-plugs and the heat exchanger were all replaced. Compression tests were well above minimum specifications as recommended by Westerbeke.
At present, Elusive is the most updated Hinckley SW-42 available on the brokerage market. She is fast and easily handled being capable of either day/weekend sailing or off-shore cruising.
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