We are pleased to present our newest Valiant offering, a very special Valiant 42 Pullman layout named GOSI. This boat is the reason we ordered a Pullman layout for our V42. We believe that it is the very best layout for a serious cruising couple because of the additional storage! Valiant Yachts was in continuous production for 35 years and built only a handful of Pullman layout boats.
GOSI’s owners bought her new for the purpose of exploring the world with a live aboard home they could take anywhere. They have lived aboard for the past years after selling their home in Annapolis. They have lavished GOSI with continuous upgrades, always keeping her in top notch condition. They explored the world and even got jobs in New Zealand and in Singapore so that could afford to maintain their “home” on GOSI. Over the years and the miles she’s had several substantial refits and she’s been repowered with a Yanmar 55hp diesel to replace the standard Westerbeke 44 along with a new Northern Lights 5KW generator. The interior is in “like new” condition and the topsides have just been repainted. She is proven and rigged for sailing safely and comfortably. If you are a sailor with serious cruising in mind, you should consider GOSI a Valiant 42 Pullman!
If you and your loved one are looking for a cruising boat, you will want to know why the Valiant 42 has remained the top choice for cruising couples and solo sailors. Well, here is a boat that will take care of you. She is easy to sail single hand, or double hand as a cruising couple. The cutter rig provides a divided sail plan where everything is of manageable size. On deck, everything is designed and planned for safety at sea everything from the hard dodger to the solid stern rails and the winches within easy reach of the helm provides well thought out functionality that translates to comfort and safety.
Maybe even more important at least to some of us is the fact that the Valiant is built like a tank; she a serious ocean going vessel, which is to say she is built for the ocean, incredibly tough, robustly dependable. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is literally overbuilt and literally everything about the boat is seriously upsized for strength which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The systems installations are top notch with everything properly engineered and installed in a way that makes it easy for you to maintain the boat anywhere in the world. You can actually access every single piece of the boat. Every piece, tanks, engine, everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!
The Valiant 42 Pullman interior is extremely livable for a cruising couple. You have everything you need and you have more storage than the queen V-berth arrangement! The forepeak storage area is a great place for that spinnaker that is always taking up space. And the Pullman layout with the double berth high up to port, gives you wonderful storage below and also on the starboard side of the cabin. The salon is a little smaller on the Pullman which is fine for a live aboard couple. You still have sea berths port and starboard. And when you’re a cruising couple, you don’t really need a huge entertaining salon. Remember, the ideal boat serves sundowners for six, dinner for four, and sleeps two! It’s cozy and perfect. The Pullman layout gives you the same amazing galley and famous pantry, the large forward facing nav station, the perfect bathroom with stall shower and the aft stateroom which is your off-watch berth right at the companionway, your garage or a lovely guest room. The Valiant 42 Pullman GOSI is a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.
Major recent upgrades and new equipment include:
All these major items and upgrades and not to mention the complete package with Air Conditioning, Reverse Cycle Heat, Refrigeration, Wifi Booster, incredible PC based electronics using Expedition software (high end Nav and routing software from NZ) and original C-Map charts.
Clearly you can see that the owners of this boat have cared for her continuously throughout their tenure. So, if you ever wanted a wonderful Valiant 42 Pullman Layout, this would be the boat to buy. This Valiant 42 offering might never be matched. Few boats could match her condition and equipment. It doesn’t get better than this!
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The build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind. You will see the heavily built quality everywhere from the locking floor boats to the cabinetry. The cabin interior is light and bright due to the Formica panels trimmed in teak on the ceiling, overhead and the many opening ports and hatches.
While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid teak facings with cedar bottoms and dovetailed corners and roll out on easy-going slides. The lockers have courtesy lights that come on when you open the door. All the cabinets and lockers securely lock with one hand. The Hood stainless steel opening ports and Lewmar Ocean hatches that provide wonderful light and ventilation as the breeze seems to blow right through the boat.
The Owners Stateroom
The Pullman Berth Layout is rare and sought after by cruising couples because it not only provides a Pullman berth to port, but also a forepeak storage area. The chain locker is all the way forward with space to pull the extra chain back under the storage area in the forepeak, which provides a space for lots of gear and your spinnaker. There is a bulkhead aft of the forepeak and then the owner’s stateroom. The double pullman berth is on the port side relatively high with a pull out step to hop up. There is an opening hatch overhead as well as opening port in the berth. Under the berth there are three large drawers and a shoe storage area. Outboard there is under berth storage for seldom needed spares. On the starboard side of the cabin there is wonderful close storage in several large lockers. The teak door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.
In the Valiant 42 Pullman layout, the salon is much cozier than the more common Queen V layout. It is comfy for a couple with occasional guests. This is one of the last Valiant built with a teak interior. It is beautiful oiled teak that is well loved and cared for. It is the right way to have a beautiful timeless vessel. The teak and holly cabin sole was refinished in 2015 and it is beautiful, warm and comfortable. There is an settee to port with a centerline drop-leaf all teak table with cozy dinning for two on the port side and also fine dining for six with both of the leaves up. The port settee has a foot well to allow for full length leg room when you need a sea berth on the port side of the main salon. If you are cruising as a couple, that foot well becomes amazing storage! There is storage outboard of the settees and the port and starboard water tanks below are high and dry. To starboard there is a straight 7’ settee (also a sea berth with a lee cloth) and cabinetry and shelves outboard and additional storage behind the settee back.
The main salon is light and well ventilated with six opening ports and a large hatche as well two smaller hatches and Hella cabin fans and dorades. GOSI is one of the last Valiant’s built with a teak interior and it is lovely. The salon has beautiful teak joinery woodwork and cabinets in absolutely loved and cared for condition and a beautiful teak and holly cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that has been refinished with a nod to heritage. All the interior lighting is upgraded with totally new Alpenglow and Hella LED fixtures. The cabin sides and overhead are a soft cream Formica with teak trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens that are in perfect condition. The Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation. With a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior. Updated upholstered cushions are soft and comfy and are in very good condition. And there is a flat screen TV, DVD BluRay player stored inside the starboard side cabinetry so you can be entertained while lounging around.
The GalleyThe 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 sea-kindly U shaped galley to port has the double sinks facing aft at the bulkhead with a huge cupboard above it and a Force 10 three-burner stove. Three drawers below the inboard counter and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans and dry goods. The dish storage outboard is well designed with additional cupboard above and the built in stainless steel microwave. Best of all the Valiant pantry has roll out shelves that make it really easy to organize provisions.
The Navigation Station
On any cruising boat, the navigation station is another room in the house and the Valiant nav station is a large, functional, sit down, forward facing, navigation station; "room with a view” of the instruments and ships controls. This is a real ships office with new Furuno instruments, Icom VHF and SSB, Iridium sat phone and an Iridium GO along with a notebook computer and a printer.
The Aft Guest Cabin/Sea Berth/Garage
An aft cabin meets all your requirements to have guests aboard anywhere on your travels. More importantly, when cruising shorthanded, this is your sea berth for your off watch crew. Located beside the companionway on the port quarter, the off watch crew member can be peacefully sleeping in a comfortingly restricted space just three feet from the cockpit. Even more importantly, you have a great stowage spot that we call a garage, where you can put important gear including your ditch bag and a great place for extra provisions for the Bahamas or your ocean passages or inshore, maybe even cockpit cushions. When you have guests, this cabin can be made into a nice private cabin with a double berth and a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch and two Hella fans. Under the berth the new AGM batteries and refrigeration compressor are installed.
Head and Shower
With the V42, Valiant definitely got the head right! The head is located just down the companionway on the starboard side where it is easy to use in a seaway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. At anchor the stall shower is so wonderful you'll use it even in a marina because it is so well ventilated with a hatch overhead and a port and it is so easy to keep clean being of fiberglass with a seat and sump pump. The oval stainless steel sink is on a large counter space with a great deal of storage under it and in the teak cabinets’ outboard. There is even a clothes hamper, something seldom seen on any boat! Access to the engine room is provided through the head in addition to the companionway access.
Dedicated Engine Room
This is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head behind the toilet. The companionway stairs can also be removed to get at every corner of the engine. Even better, the mechanicals space is separate from the living areas of the boat. Valiant was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world.
Entertainment and Creature Comforts
Plumbing Specs –
Electronics: Navigation and Communication Specs
Large sit down, forward facing navigation station with chart table storage and large drawer and outboard storage and electrical panel outboard; a real ship’s office
Incredible upgrade to a beautiful Yanmar 55 hp diesel. It’s a beautiful thing to appreciate! Plus the generator is also new-Northern Lights 5KW! Awesome!
The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway stairs. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. GOSI passed the test in that her dedicated owners have successfully cruised the world and back. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space for the engine, generator, water maker, and holding tank.
Complete DC systems including Solar Panel and large battery bank, and complete AC system with shore power and new Northern Lights 5kw generator. 110 AC for hot water, refrig/freezer, water maker and AC charging via shore power or gen set with 500 amp hour house bank (AGM Lifeline XT) and 125 amp dedicated starter batter. All batteries new 2014
And for foreign travel in 220 land, there is a built in isolation transformer sized to handle full 50 amp load. Separate shore power cable with full range of connectors for various amperage outlets worldwide. Separate 220 volt circuit breakers and outlets
DC Electrical System
AC Electrical System
Rig and Sail Inventory
The design of the Valiant 42 is the modernization of the Valiant 40 designed by Robert H. Perry. The Valiant 40 earned its reputation for safety and performance when, in the 80s, Francis Stokes placed second in the BOC around the world race under all the great capes. Mark Schrader aboard the Valiant 40 "Resourceful" became the first American to complete the nonstop round the world voyage single handed below all five southern capes! By the mid eighties the Valiant had proved to be a capable offshore voyager that could be sailed solo around the world. She was an ocean race boat!
The Valiant 42 sails even better than the Valiant 40 with added mast height and added sail area and ballast. She's a sail animal, but…even more important to all of us couples, is comfort, safety, and complete lack of drama. More couples choose to sail a Valiant than any other cruising boat for very good reasons. The true cutter rig, easily managed divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit with secure hard dodger are all elements all make it possible for a couple to cruise safely and feel secure sailing with just two people aboard. The boat is easily driven and sails delightfully in light winds; in heavy air, reef her down with a double reef in the main and the staysail and she'll track like a freight train with the autopilot guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is weatherly and carries sail so you are not constantly reefing. She is robust and strong so you feel secure in the ocean.
Deck Layout, Cockpit & Ground Tackle
The deck layout and construction is one of the most important aspects of any sailboat. Valiant builds a robust, low maintenance vessel, and all the toughness shows. All of the deck hardware is the best quality, from the Hood stainless steel ports (nine), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (seven), to Lewmar winches and custom Valiant stainless steel work. The toe rail is aluminum giving you the ability to attach blocks as you need to. The toe rail is bedded with 5200 and through bolted to the hull deck flange. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with stainless steel double life lines.
The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bow sprit completely of stainless steel beautiful sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bow sprit, Valiant also manufactures all the dorade guards and the hand rails. GOSI has the signature Valiant hard dodger which is as useful as it is substantial! The rigid hard dodger is solid and gives great security in the cockpit with its hand rails on both sides and the cockpit side of solid stainless steel. It even has a white LED lights on port and starboard, under the dodger. You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.
The Valiant cockpit is also comfortable with the pedestal mounted wheel steering and wide comfortable seating and cockpit combings. The cockpit is long enough to lie down. The combings are high and comfortable with a flat top so you can perch on them. The cockpit lockers port and starboard and aft lazarettes have deep gutters for drainage. Cockpit drains (four) are large to drain quickly. There is excellent access to the steering quadrant through the aft lazarettes, port and starboard.
Hull and Deck Specs
The construction of the Valiant is bullet proof. Valiant craftsmen are incredibly proud of their product. The construction makes the Valiant is one of the very best blue water boats you could choose to own. This is why the Valiant remains the vessel that most couples choose for circumnavigation or long distanced passage making.
Additional and Safety Specifications & Items
MORE ABOUT VALIANT CONSTRUCTION
Valiant Yachts builds each Valiant by hand the way high quality boats are built.
The hull is hand laid of solid fiberglass in a female mold. The gelcoat is sprayed first into the mold and then the layup of the fiberglass completed. The layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving is robust. The Valiant hull is the strongest hull imaginable as you will agree when you hold a cross section in your hands. Only Isophthalic resin is used on the premises. It is catalyzed in one-gallon increments and dyed red to ensure the proper wet out of the fiberglass. Valiant’s massive rub rail is structurally part of the hull. The hull is reinforced the entire length of the rub rail with structural high density foam and it is molded with an indentation to accept the sacrificial teak rub rail with a stainless steel strake.
The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. Structural foam is used in any high stress areas and end-grain balsa core is used elsewhere as its properties allow it to soak up the resins and adhere to the laminate fiberglass. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted. Valiant’s semi-custom construction process allows you to select your hatch placement and the hatches are wonderfully constructed and installed using a hatch boss system. The hatches are perfect and where you want them.
After the hull is complete, the next stage is the construction and installation of the floor timbers, the latitudinal stringers. These stringers are constructed of structural foam laminated with fiberglass and glassed into place inside the hull. All the bulkheads are built into the boat using high quality marine plywood tabbed and fiber glassed into the hull sides and floor members. All the furniture is built into the boat and all the horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides creating a monolithic structure. This type of construction makes the boat very, very strong.
Hull Deck Joint
When the finished deck is lowered onto the hull all the furniture and bulkheads are then fiber glassed to the ceiling (deck). The Valiant hull to deck joint is through bolted glued with 3M5200. Then when the aluminum toe rail is installed, it is glued with 3M 5200 to the flange and then through bolted through the flange on four and half inch centers! This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.
Valiant Commitment to Building a Strong Boat
Every construction element is designed and executed with the established mission of building the strongest boat possible, a boat that can take what the ocean can dish out. The chain plates are stainless steel are through bolted with backing plates on the solid fiberglass structural knees. And you should know the quality of the stainless steel is as good as can be found! No compromise.
Valiant attention to detail is apparent in the installation of every component from plumbing to wiring to all mechanical and electrical equipment. Every sea cock is labeled as is every valve. Wire runs are orderly and finished with wire bundles properly tied. The construction is finished with attention and care. Nothing is left incomplete. The cabinets are finished inside so everything looks complete and proper. The hull is insulated above the waterline with closed cell foam to eliminate moisture from condensation and also to provide sound insulation. The engine room is well insulated with one inch Sound Stop lined foam.
Keel, Skeg, and Rudder Construction
The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core which is then encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe
Hull Exterior Finish
The hull is in excellent condition with new (2016) Awlcraft white topsides with blue whale stripe. All bottom painted was removed and new barrier coat was applied in 2015. New Sea Hawk Biocop antifouling was applied in 2016.