Peter Bass
North Point Yacht Sales
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA, US
Office: 804-885-4090
Mobile: 757-679-6991

1987 Jefferson 42 Sundeck Motor Yacht
Boat Type: Motor Yacht Address: Portsmouth, VA, US Price: $69,500


Popular, proven sundeck trawler with 2008 repower.

This is a good example of these popular trawlers and has given the long time owners much pleasure as a coastal cruiser and weekend shorefront home. Her mechanical equipment has been steadily maintained by a professional mechanic who re-powered the vessel in 2008 with factory reconditioned Cummins 6BT's at 220 hp each. She would make a fine Looper; the radar arch and bimini folds down for that critical bridge. There are under 400 hours on the engines since install.

These vessels were built by Hershine and have been proven over the years. For anyone considering a Jefferson 42, this vessel should be a top choice due to her repower in 2008.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Jefferson Vessel Name: CAVALIER
Model: 42 Sundeck Motor Yacht Boat Type: Motor Yacht
Year: 1987 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Portsmouth, VA, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 42 ft - 12.8 meter LOA: 41 ft 8 in - 12.7 meter
Draft - max: 3 ft 7 in - 1.09 meter Draft - min: -
Beam: 14 ft 3 in - 4.34 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Dry Weight: -    


Make: Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 6BT Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 395 Horsepower: 220 (Individual), 440 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 12 MPH Max Speed: 16 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 350 gallons - 2 tank(s) Holding Tank: 40 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 200 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 2 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: -    


General Description

This Jefferson 42 was re-powered in 2008 with factory reconditioned Cummins 6BT 220 hp. In 2016 she received a thorough inspection and re-bedding of ports and fittings showing any water intrusion and any affected woodwork was replaced or re-veneered by a skilled cabinet maker.

The original over and under bunk in forward cabin has been refitted with a double at the upper bunk level and a custom mattress installed. The lower berth remains but is currently used for loose storage. The guest head features a stall shower.

The galley features a full size household refrigerator with dinette opposite. With both galley and dinette down, the salon is a dedicated social space. The lower helm provides a more comfortable steering station in a cross sea than on vessels with an upper helm only.

The aft cabin beneath the sundeck is particularly spacious with a great deal of built in storage. The master head features a tub/shower unusual in a boat this size. As in any boat of this age, a new owner will identify additional upgrades, but the fresh engines are a key feature that add great value to this particular Jefferson 42 over others on the market.

  • 3 burner Galley Maid Empress range with oven
  • Double SS sinks
  • Household size refrigerator/freezer
  • Dinette and galley down, leaving the salon as a dedicated social space


Bridge Electronics

  • Garmin 740s GPS/Chartplotter
  • Sitex T-100 CRT radar
  • West Marine VHF 50 DSC 
  • Uniden Solaris VHF DSC
  • Datamarine LX 201 Depth Sounder
  • Standard Speed/Log

Electrical and Mechanical
  • Batteries: 2 8D engine start, 1 gen start, no separate house battery
  • Generator: Westerbeke Model 8BTD 8.0 KW
  • Shore power: 2-30 amp 110v inlets and cords
  • 2 Auto Bilge pumps
  • Auto Sump Pump which also functions as 3rd auto bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump by helm
  • Fixed fire suppression in engine space (needs reinspection)
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Lower helm station
  • Racor filters for generator and main engines
  • Block heaters on engines
  • Engine mounted hand operated oil pumpouts
  • Conventional stuffing boxes
  • Electric Jabsco heads, seawater supplied
  • TV and cable inlet

Deck Equipment
  • Powerwinch anchor windlass with foot switches and remote at helm
  • Plow anchor on roller with chain/rope rode
  • Secondary Danforth style with chain/rope rode
  • Handheld spotlight
  • Stern swim ladder
  • Fixed stainless handrails
  • Fender, docklines, life jackets

NPYS Disclaimer
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.


Location Map

Peter Bass
North Point Yacht Sales
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA, US
Office: 804-885-4090
Mobile: 757-679-6991