This is a very special offering! One of just a few Valiant 42 raised salon vessels. Bon Vivant was initially rigged with two headsails and she circumnavigated in the 90s. She has been completely restored and upgraded with a new 55hp Volvo diesel, new transmission, newly painted mast and boom, new rod rigging, new epoxy bottom, new bottom paint,and the interior updated with new salon windows, varnished cabin sole, new sinks and stove, and so much more. She is a must see vessel!
The Valiant 42 Raised Salon is and amazing vessel. She was built in 1992 by the Valiant Yachts Company in Texas. There were a number of Valiant 40s that were built in the Pacific Northwest where people really get to enjoy sailing a whole lot more with a raised salon pilothouse sailboat. In 1992 Valiant Yachts launched the Valiant 42 and built two of these raised salon vessels. To some people living "down below" is just not that appealing. The raised salon offers sailors an opportunity to enjoy 360 views and get out of the weather, be it too much rain or too much sun.
This is what Valiant had to say in the original brochure…”The Valiant 42RS incorporates the same proven offshore hull form (as the Valiant 40) with a structural skeg mounted deep rudder and powerful long fin cruising keel. This powerful combination insures excellent control and tracking on and off the wind. And the external, bolted on lead ballast provides excellent defense against accidental grounding, while it also allows for a low stabilizing center of gravity which optimizes performance and safety.”
Indeed the Valiant 42 Raised Salon is a Valiant first and foremost. She is a true cutter rig with a unique double headsail rig which is wonderful for sailing downwind. The traditional mainsail is easily managed. She is a great sailing Valiant with all the pedigree and well dissevered reputation. In addition to how the boat sails, she is also built like a tank! A very well thought out tank. The Valiant is incredibly tough, robustly dependable, and entirely possible to maintain anywhere in the world. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is robust and literally everything about the boat is seriously overbuilt which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The teak interior is built into the hull with solid bulkheads and a system of robust longitudinal and latitudinal structural members. The lead keel is bolted to the solid glass keel stub and glued with 5200. The 5’8” draft makes this vessel appealing everywhere from the coves of New England to the Intercoastal to Florida and the Bahamas. The mast height is 58’7 above the waterline so she is easily ICW friendly. The systems installations are top notch with everything properly engineered and installed in a way that makes it easy to maintain the boat anywhere in the world. You can actually access every single piece of the boat. The engine access in the RS is magnificent which makes her ever so easy to maintain. The new Volvo is a 55hp with the Max Prop pushes the boat nicely at hull speed. Every piece, tanks, engine, everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!
The Valiant 42 Raised Salon interior is extremely livable. You have everything you need! You have a really beautiful navigation station to starboard with a wonderful large galley to port, the salon is spacious with an L shaped dining area to port and straight settee berth to starboard, up forward of the main bulkhead is a huge pilot berth to starboard with a large head with stall shower adjacent to port. Forward is an amazing large owners cabin with a V-berth arrangement with tons of storage. The mechanical space where the new upgraded engine is located is wonderfully accessible under the cabin sole of the raised salon. She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.
Bon Vivant has been lovingly cared for and upgraded. She is in excellent condition and has received many upgrades including the following highlights:
Bon Vivant is a unique and special Valiant looking for a new home. She's ready to take you anywhere. Don't wait because she is one of a kind! Call now.
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Bon Vivant is a wonderful cruising home with the spacious main salon with the large windows you can see out. From the companionway it is just a few small steps down to the raised salon. The large galley is to port and it is really really large. The nav station to starboard is perfectly located at the base of the companionway which is on the starboard side of the cockpit. The main salon is raised with bright windows and a large L-shaped dinette to port and a straight settee - sea berth to starboard aft of the nav station. The engine space is beneath the cabin sole of the raised salon and there is incredible storage also. The owner's quarters are up forward just two steps down with the large head to port and an incredible pilot berth, child's stateroom or just storage to starboard! It is huge with a pipe berth above also. Adjacent the pilot berth to port is the large head with amazing storage and a huge stall shower and locker. The spacious forward cabin has a large berth, a true vee berth, with a custom mattress and the insert to make a full queen berth. There are drawers on the port side and access to storage under the berth. The chain locker is forward of the berth.
This Valiant is so unique in terms of the space and storage it is remarkable. A family of five circumnavigated aboard years ago in the 90s! Bon Vivant has been enjoyed and lightly cruised by her current owner for 16 years. His cruising was mainly to Block Is the Elizabeth Islands, and Nantucket. Mostly her owner enjoyed caring for the boat and upgrading her. What a lucky boat she is and what an amazing home she will be for some lucky sailors. The raised salon provides excellent visibility and a sense of spaciousness. The windows are non opening 1/2' thick Lexan portlights installed just like airplane windows. There are two large opening portlights with tempered glass on the forward side of the cabin so you can have the breeze blowing through the boat. There is no feeling of being "down below"!
The U-shaped galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and the Valiant 42 has a galley coveted by all cruisers because it has everything you need including the Valiant pantry!
The galley is quite amazing and more spacious than on any other Valiant model. There are cupboards galore and wonderful counter space. The galley is complete with all amenities.
Bon Vivant is equipped with updated electronics and navigation aids you need to sail anywhere.
The Valiant 42 RS is the same great sailing boat that the Valiant 40 and 42!
Mechanically and Electrically Bon Vivant is ready for voyaging. She has a brand new Volvo Penta 55hp D55 diesel installed with only about 750 hours on it!
Bon Vivant is hull number two of the Valiant 42 RS model built of hand laid solid fiberglass from the same mold as the Valiant 40 and more recent 42s. She has the distinctive stainless steel bow sprit and anchor roller. The deck mold was specific for the raised salon of which only a few were built. The deck has a slotted aluminum toerail which is great for connecting blocks as needed.
Note: The following items are stored at the owners home.