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1987 Sparkman & Stephens 42' CASA DEL MAR

$ 99,999

CASA DEL MAR is a 1987 Sparkman & Stephens 42' Stevens 42 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Sparkman & Stephens Yachts and similar boats. With over 175 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.



This highly desirable cruising/live aboard vessel is the combination of Bill Stevens (builder) and Sparkman & Stephens (designer) and is a sure winner. She has beautiful lines, is easily handled by a couple and a pleasure to sail. Boasting solid, durable construction with robust rigging and features, she is built to sail the world with amenities to keep you safe and very comfortable. And a REAL PLUS…NO EXTERIOR TEAK to maintain! This vessel has been extremely well maintained with many upgrades and constant TLC. The past 20 years of maintenance have been accurately logged.

With an exceptionally large aft cockpit, overnight passages are a breeze with room for a comfy snooze while off watch. Entertaining is easy with plenty of room for happy hours. The interior is light, open and spacious; not “chopped up” and compartmentalized like many boats her age. Her fore/aft center island double sinks give the galley an openness rarely found on boats this size. There is ample, well thought out storage throughout and plenty of ventilation to keep the interior fresh. Easy and complete access to the engine, water and fuel tanks make them a breeze for routine inspection and maintenance. Since 2007, she has been hauled out of the water and stored for approximately 6 months each year during hurricane seasonRoutine bottom paint and thorough inspections take place before she is splashed for the new season. If you want a comfortable live aboard, or you’re dreaming of sailing over the horizon, Casa Del Mar” is a MUST SEE!


**Complete June 2017 "Out of Water" survey available for review to a serious buyer**


  • Price USD:$ 99,999
  • Builder:

    Sparkman & Stephens

  • Model:

    Stevens 42

  • Year:


  • Location:

    New Bern, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 42 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 42 ft
  • Beam: 12' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 190 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 90 gals
  • Engine Details: Westerbeke M50/5444
  • Engine 1: 1987 6500.00 HRS 44.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Step onto the side deck by way of the oversized fold down boarding ladder and gates. The side decks are wide and offer excellent maneuverability fore and aft. The cockpit is large and has plenty of seating with Blue Sunbrella cushions and protection by the Sunbrella blue bimini, dodger and connector. Storage lazarettes are under the seats and the helm offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. At the helm is a beautiful stainless-steel pedestal and destroyer steering wheel and all controls, gauges and electronics are within easy reach. The companionway has a thick drop in door and the lower edge folds down out of the way. A few steps down and you enter the large and comfortable main cabin. Immediately in front of you is the engine compartment that is protected and covered by the double sink and stainless-steel counter a galley cabinet. The cabinet will fold up from fore to aft and reveals complete 360-degree access to the engine compartment.

The L-Shaped galley is along the port side with plenty of space for food preparation and storage. The large, top-loading, refrigeration and freezer compartments are aft. The onboard chef will find the galley inviting and a pleasant place for food preparation. Across from the galley and aft is the quarter-berth. The berth is large and has outboard storage and drawers under the berth forward. Forward is a cabinet for storage and a hanging wet locker. Forward and to starboard is the navigation station with access to the electrical panel and a top-opening desk. The salon is massive and has plenty of outboard storage with cabinets, shelves and opens areas. The centered dinette table leaves fold neatly out of the way and when extended can easily seat 8. Along the port side is a L-Shaped settee with storage behind the back cushions and to starboard is a long settee with storage behind the back cushions. Forward and to starboard is a cabinet or storage and a liquor locker in the upper cabinet. Across and to port is the head with teak grates on the floor, ample countertop spaces and a hand-held shower compartment. The head has a privacy door.

All the way forward is the stateroom with a V-Berth that has a single large mattress. Outboard are storage cabinets and opens spaces. The walls are covered with beautiful wood slats. There are drawers aft of the berth and a small settee to starboard and a hanging locker and cabinet with storage.

The interior features teak and holly flooring, louvered doors and beautiful matching fabrics.

  • Formica counter top with fiddles
  • Double stainless sinks with faucet and sprayer Isotherm 12v top loading refrigerator (4.2 cubic feet) – water cooled
  • Isotherm 12v top loading freezer (2.0 cubic feet) – water cooled Alpes Inox 4 burner propane stove with oven, broiler and rotisserie
  • Trident propane control panel
  • Seagull fresh drinking water filter system Built in dish racks – lots of storage Whale emergency fresh water foot pump
  • Ample storage with sliding black acrylic doors
  • Corian countertop with molded sink and faucet
  • Groco model “K” manual toilet
  • Handheld hot and cold shower
  • Whale “Gulper 220” shower sump pump

Type - Modified keel with skeg hung rudder. Hand laid mat and roving fiberglass one-piece hull with longitudinal stringers (4 per side). Heavy bronze casted rudder gudgeon and skeg. 8,000 lbs. of lead ballast is encapsulated in the keel.

Deck - Fiberglass plywood core with molded in non-skid areas.

Hull to Deck Joint - The deck overlaps the inward flange of the hull and is secured (thru a heavy-duty aluminum toe rail) with stainless steel bolts on 6” centers. The entire joint is fiberglassed over on the inside for both waterproofing and to add additional strength.

Internal - There are 3 main bulkheads along with a forward chain locker bulkhead. All are well tabbed to the hull and adjoining members.

Mast Support - The mast is keel stepped atop a reinforced stainless-steel floor plate which encompasses a stainless-steel cup type fitting where the mast is secured.

  • Cutter rig with removable inner forestay
  • Main - North Sails, partial batten, loose footed, 3 reef points
  • Genoa 140%
  • Harken roller furling
  • Spinnaker with all necessary rigging and 4" Spinnaker pole is adjustable and stored at the mast
  • Staysail hankon Lazy jack system for main sail Boom brake system Running backstays Heavy duty oversized standing rigging system. 90% of Running rigging replaced.
  • Winches are Lewmar 2 speed, self-tailing
  • Cockpit – Primary #52 (2) and Secondary #43 (4)
  • At Mast - Halyards etc. all #43 (4)
  • Upgraded Lewmar winch handles (3)
  • Primary Anchor – Delta 44 lb. with SS swivel and 225 ft. of 5/16 HT chain
  • Stern Anchor - 1 Fortress FX-23 with 50 ft. of 3/8 HT chain and 225 ft. 3/4-inch nylon rode
  • Windlass – Maxwell VWC2200 with foot controls
  • 30 lb. “Anchor Buddy” kellet model #CAB30
  • Custom made snubber
  • There is EASY and COMPLETE ACCESS to all sides of the engine!
  • 1987 Westerbeke/Universal, diesel 44 HP, Model: M50/5444 with 6,500 hours
  • Complete maintenance log available onboard
  • Easy oil change system
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Hurth transmission and flexible coupling
  • 3 Blade Max Prop
  • Racor primary fuel filter

Fresh Water Tanks: 190 gallons - Two integral fiberglass tanks (1 port and 1 starboard) installed under settees with baffles and removable stainless-steel inspection plates. Alternating between tanks is a simple, easy access levers and water manifold system.

Fuel Tanks: 90 Gallons – Two integral fiberglass tanks installed in the main bilge forward of the engine. Each tank has a stainless-steel removable inspection plate. Alternating between tanks is a simple, easy access lever.

Holding Tanks: One 6 Gallon polyethylene located under head sink. Standard deck pumps out access.

Propane: 2 - 10 lb. aluminum certified LP bottles with O.P.D. (overflow protection device valves).

  • (3) Lifeline GPL-4DL AGM house batteries for a total of 630-amp hours
  • (1) engine start deep cycle sealed lead acid battery Hamilton Ferris WP-200 High output wind generator with control in salon
  • Xantrex Inverter Charger, 2000 watt, 100 amp Xantrex Freedom remote controller with Link Pro battery monitor
  • Balmar 100-amp alternator Ample Power Next Step Regulator
  • (1) spare alternator - 100 amp
  • Imbedded Dynaplate grounding plate in hull
  • 400-watt Seavolt portable Inverter
  • 50 ft. 30-amp Marinco power cord
  • 12 ft. 30-amp Marinco power cord
  • Marinco 30-amp power cord connectors – (1 – AC pigtail male and 1 – AC pigtail female)
  • Marinco 50-amp to 30-amp connector
  • Auto Pilot: Simrad system with AP-24 control
  • Computer AC42
  • Rate compass RC42
  • Rudder feedback RF300
  • Hydraulic ram HDL2000L
  • Raymarine ST-60+ wind display
  • Raymarine ST-60+ depth display
  • Raymarine ST-60+ Tridata display
  • Garmin GPSmap 720 with several Blue Chart g2 vision chips
  • Garmin 18 HD radar dome, mounted on mast at stern
  • AIS, AIS300 with 5250 Shakespeare antennae
  • Garmin GPSmap 76 handheld gps display
  • Garmin GPSmap at Nav Station
  • Ritchie compass mounted at helm
  • Rule Ensign compass mounted at Nav Station
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio with AT140 tuner
  • Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF with DSC and CMP30 RAM at helm
  • Antenna, Shakespeare Mariner 4200 (new 2014)
  • ICOM IC-M2A handheld VHF radio
  • Pactor modem (upgraded to a Pactor III 2006)
  • Abandon Ship Bag
  • Lifesling 2 – stern rail mounted rescue system
  • Horseshoe Ring – stern rail mounted
  • (2) Offshore automatic inflatable life vest with 6 ft. Wichard double tethers
  • (4) Type II life vests with storage bag
  • Jack lines - full length P&S
  • (3) fire extinguishers
  • Rule 3700 heavy duty bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump High water bilge alarm
  • 2010 A/B 10’-2” RIB with 2005 Tohatsu 9.8 four stroke
  • Dingy lifting bridle
  • Forespar Nova Lift (for outboard)
  • Handheld depth gauge - Hawkeye
  • Handheld wind gauge - Skymate
  • Portable “LG” 8,000 BTU air conditioner
  • BBQ, Magma Kettle with canvas cover
  • Complete custom removable “Textalene” sun shades around cockpit
  • Canvas “Sunbrella” removable sun shade tarps (covers forepeak and main cabin top)
  • Bosun's Chair Emergency Tiller
  • Swim Ladders Fenders and Lines
  • Salt Water Washdown at Bow

Too many extras to list including extensive spare parts inventory (pumps, hoses, gaskets, electrical wire, engine items, lines, etc.).

There is a complete log of all maintenance and replacements over the last 12 years onboard the boat!

You will not be disappointed in this boat! If you looking to cruise in safety and security, you owe it to yourself to see this boat! A great liveaboard or cruising boat, CASA DEL MAR is ready to go!

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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