The 42' Hunter 420 Passage Center Cockpit 2000 combines performance and comfort. Diesel engine with low hours. In-mast furling main and furling head sail. Full Raytheon electronics package including radar, autopilot, and GPS. Spacious interior with full beam master, guest stateroom, two heads and showers, spacious salon and full galley. Perfect for living aboard or cruising. Includes dinghy and outboard mounted on stern davit.
Brian Willhite 805 798 4253
LOA: 43.42 feet LWL: 37.83 feet Beam: 13.83 feet Displacement: 20200 pound Ballast: 7400 pound
Documentation reads Year Built: 1999 Hull number ends in 00 We are assuming it left the factory in 2000
Engine(s): Yanmar Hours:1000 Cruising Speed: 5 knots Max Speed: 6 knots
Fuel: 60 gallon Water: 145 gallon Holding: 45 gallon
The first of the Hunter Passage series was launched in the late eighties, with the Passage 42. After building over 225 units, Hunter learned a great deal about what owners wanted in a center cockpit cruiser. The incredibly successful Passage 450 - and now the Passage 420 - have been designed and engineered to reflect the years of knowledge gained through the owners, focus groups, Consumer Satisfaction Surveys, a world-class dealer organization, and the continued dedication of Warren Luhrs and his Hunter Design Team. The Passage 420 mirrors the innovations that have evolved throughout the Hunter line. Special features such as the B & R rig, integrated cockpit arch, mast struts, and composite chainplates are all present on the 420. Center cockpits are not usually known for performing, but the Passage 420 surprisingly breaks the rules. Below, the innovation continues with a great salon complete with convertible dinette and opposing settee - both loaded with storage capability. The highly polished teak dining table complements the rich fabrics and durable Corian. Television, VCR, and AM-FM stereo with CD will keep the crew entertained while the chef prepares in the enormous galley. Side by side dual opening refrigerator and freezer, three burner gimbaled range with oven, microwave, and twin stainless sinks - not to mention a hidden trash receptacle - are included. The navigation station opposite the galley houses the controls to all the ship's systems and allows space for all navigational electronics as well. Comfort is important at Hunter, and the staterooms aboard the 420 are no exception. Aft, there is an island, queen-sized berth with an inner-spring mattress that is flanked by hanging wardrobes and drawers large enough for long term liveaboards. Even a slide-out desk is included. The private en suite head features plenty of storage, beautiful Corian covered vanity, and a shower. Forward, the guest stateroom with its double berth and private head with shower will please family or friends. Spacious and comfortable, this stateroom also boasts immense storage and plenty of natural light and ventilation.
I lived on and off the boat since I purchased her in November 2012. I've taken excellent care of her, cruised many times from San Diego to Catalina, many times last summer from Oxnard to Santa Cruz. She's a great liveaboard boat! My girlfriend and I lived on her for 6 months this past summer and had plenty of room to spare.
I topped off the fuel tank in early January. She's ready to liveaboard, ready to cruise. I have maintenance records showing when the engine was serviced and at how many hours the engine had when the service was performed. When I bought her the former owner would not return my calls for even the simplest of questions. I won't be like that as long as the new owner is respectful. They say the happiest day of a boat owner is the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it. It will truly be a sad day when I sell the Dirty Martini. If I weren't so far away where I can't maintain her properly I prefer she goes to a new owner that will take as much pride in her as I have. I have a lot of great memories that I will cherish forever.
Things that don't work:
The wind instrument (direction) doesn't work. I think the transducer at the top of the mast is the issue.
The deck light mounted on the mast. I really have never had to use it. If I were to replace it I would replace it with an LED.
The two thru-hulls for the cockpit scupper are frozen open.
Things that need upgrading:
The salon cushions
If was going to go cruising beyond the local area, like down to Mexico etc I would replace the chart plotter and put in a fully digital set of instruments. The current chart plotter works but can't get electronics charts for any regions outside the USA.
The bottom was last painted in March 2015. I had a 3/2 paint job applied that I was told would go at least 4 years. The diver tells me the paint is in good shape with a few blisters on the keel.
Improvements since my purchase in November 2012
Installedll new LED lighting in the ceiling with new switches for each lamp
Anchor light was replace with LED lamp
New (2x6D) plus engine start batteries were install in July 2015? They are marked with the date of installation.
New ling 60amp battery charger plus remote panel
New Samlex 2000 watt pure sign wave invert with transfer switch. Also remote panel
New Standard Horizon GX2200W VHF radio. I also have the remote microphone but never finished the installation.
New 10 gallon hot water heater
New Refridgerator compressor and chill plate
New Bilge pump and float switch
All the water fixtures
GPS receiver and cable to the chart plotter
Memory foam queen mattress in the aft cabin
fuel tank polished
Varnished the flooring and the teak seats on the aft deck. The teak for the seats is in storage and newly refinished.
I made some additional hatch covers and covers for the 2 big windows in the salon (sunbrella)
The wenches were serviced
New shower sumps
New fixed 3 blade prop. I still have the old prop that could be serviced and re-installed.
New out haul, traveler sheets and head sail furling line.
Both sails had minor repairs by Ullaman and are in good shape
New dock lines
New shore cord
New gas grill last summer
Rebuilt the aft vacu flush pump.
There are many extras that I'm willing to sell with the boat.
Inflatable dinghy, engine and dinghy cover
flares (albeit most are expired)
PFD's - I will keep some of them. I have many more of the standard orange one in storage
Captains and First Mates seats (currently on the boat)
I have 5x5gallon diesel fuel jugs and 1x5 gallon gasoline jug
Spare filters, various spare parts
New Racor fuel filtration system
Various books etc that are on the boat
The 7 channel surround sound system and TV stay with the boat.
3005 Peninsula Road
Oxnard, CA 93035-4069