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Present 42 Sundeck


Name: 42 Sundeck
Length: 42
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 600 gals.
Model Years: 1984—1989
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 13'8"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Built by CHB (Chung Hwa Boatworks) in Taiwan, the Present 42 was a popular Asian import during the 1980s thanks to an impressive mix of modern styling, traditional teak interior, and a very competitive price. Her sundeck design allows for maximum space below as well as on deck, and an efficient semi-displacement hull makes the Present 42 an economical boat to operate. Below decks, the two-stateroom interior features a roomy main salon with standard lower helm forward to starboard. A breakfast bar to port overlooks the galley, and a sliding door at the helm provides easy deck access. The parquet salon sole is an attractive feature, and large windows provide plenty of natural lighting and good helm visibility. Opposite the galley is a convertible booth dinette. Forward, the guest stateroom has over/under berths to port and private access to the forward head. Aft, the full-width master stateroom has a walkaround queen berth, private ensuite head with stall shower, and washer/dryer cabinet. The Present’s covered aft deck is perfect for entertaining several friends. Twin 135hp or 225hp Lehmans diesels—or twin 225hp Perkins diesels—offer cruising speeds from 10 to 14 knots.


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 CHB or Ponderosa 42.


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

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