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CHB 42 Sundeck


Name: 42 Sundeck
Length: 42
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 450 gals.
Model Years: 1984—1989
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 13'8"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: 30 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Chung Hwa—which is no longer in business—is generally regarded as one of the more experienced Taiwan builders with a string of successful models sold into the U.S. market. The CHB 42 (also known as the Present 42 or the Ponderosa 42 Sundeck) was a sundeck design with a trawler-style profile, a solid fiberglass, semi-displacement hull with a long keel, and of course the obligatory full teak interior typical of most Asian imports of her day. Aside from the traditional interior woodwork and practical two-stateroom dinette layout, the CHB 42 features a fairly large salon separated from the galley with a convenient breakfast bar. A lower station was standard along with a sliding deck access door, and the aft head contains the only stall shower. CHB offered a range of diesel options for the 42 Sundeck, but most came with twin 135hp or 225hp Lehmans or twin 165hp or 225hp Perkins. Economical to operate, the larger engine options will provide cruising speeds in the 12–14 knot range, while the less powerful Lehmans cruise comfortably at 7–8 knots. At hull speed the cruising range can exceed 500 nautical miles.


Appealing 1980s sundeck yacht with contemporary styling, traditional teak interior continues to enjoy strong buyer appeal.


Standard twin-stateroom layout with galley and dinette down boasts roomy master suite with space for washer/dryer, teak parquet floors, standard lower helm. Topside highlights include covered aft deck with wet bar, wide side decks, flybridge seating for six.


Also marketed as Present or Ponderosa 42.


Among several engine options, twin 255 Lehman diesels cruise at 10-12 knots (about 14 knots top).

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