1997 Valiant Center Entry Queen-Cutter

£ 218,008
Annapolis, MD
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-418-4380
Tel: 410-571-2955 (Main Office)
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Special Surprise Offering

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
Hull Material:
Last Listed Price:
US$ 269,000 (£ 218,008) 

What a fabulous surprise! We are delighted to have our new Valiant offering just back from a record breaking round the world passage. Apogee, as she is called, is an absolutely beautiful, extremely well cared for and recently refit 1997 Valiant 42 Center Entry Queen V berth Cutter. She is rigged for world cruising and she is proven without a doubt. Just four years ago, her current owners purchased Apogee with the intent to circumnavigate, although they never really let on. They picked the best Valiant available at the time, Apogee. Her prior owner of many years used her only as a floating weekend home away from home. He had just repowered her upgraded her to the max for his own retirement voyage and unfortunately that did not happen. Happily, Apogee, was purchased by a very serious couple from Alaska to actually circumnavigate.


Apogee has everything you can possibly imagine and everything is maintained in peak condition. Her owners have continually cared for her and upgraded her. She has all the comforts of air conditioning, diesel heat, water maker, solar, wind, LEDs, TV, stereo, Wifi booster, cockpit speakers, new refrigeration and everything!


Here are just some of the highlights:


In 2011 and 2012 the major enhancements included a new Yanmar 4JH5E 55hp diesel engine with all the trimmings from a new engine bed and mounts to the cutlass bearing and ‘Lasdrop’ dripless shaft seal and reconditioned Max prop. The engine room completely cleaned and painted. The stainless steel arch was ordered from the Valiant factory for mounting the D400 wind generator, solar panels and outboard lift. In preparation for cruising the Spectra Newport 400 water maker was installed and an Espar diesel furnace. At that time Apogee also received a new suite of Doyle sails and all new running rigging.


When the new owners bought her in 2012, they did everything else they could think of including 315 feet of G4 chain and a Bruce 66 lb anchor, two Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration systems, a Dutchman mainsail system, new wind instruments, AM/FM Bluetooth capable radio and Bose speakers, LED lights, a mast cozy, and new propane tank and new foam for the V-berth, Q-berth and settees.


In 2013, they upgraded the electronics with top of the line Garmin equipment. They upgraded the solar panel system with two new 140 watt Kyocera panels. They installed a new microwave. And they bought a great new aluminum bottom RIB dinghy. And they added a new staysail and also a new Mantus anchor 65 lb. Oh...plus a TV!


In 2014, Apogee got a few more presents. All twelve Hood ports were rebedded. A new Webasto FCF air conditioning system replaced the old system. And of course all the usual maintenance, and new nonskid deck paint! You can see what it takes to circumnavigate.


The best is saved for last… In 2015 – 2016 they did a big refit, just in time for you! It seemed time to repaint the topsides with Awlgrip 2000! In fact why stop there; the mast and boom were also pulled and prepped and painted as well as the pedestal and travller frame. The teak wood trim in the cockpit as well as the companionway and stairs were all refinished beautifully. There are five new Excide Marine AGM batteries. The D400 wind generator got rebuilt with a new nose cone and blades and new bushing. The solar regulator was replaced and new LED bow lights added! In fact, everything was addressed to make her perfect for you.


It is truly amazing that they sailed all the way around the world and managed to maintain and upgrade the vessel in a way that few people are able to do. They are literally bringing her back to Annapolis in better condition that when she left only four years ago. She was amazing when she left and everything that ever needed replacement or improvement was done!


  • Big Refit in Spring of 2016


  • Awlgripped topsides

  • Mast pulled and painted

  • Pedestal and travller repainted

  • Rigging inspection done

  • Bottom sanded, prepped, and painted

  • Max Prop reconditioned

  • New Lasdrop Shaft seal

    Amazing Upgrades 2012

  • Repowered with Yanmar 4JH5E 55hp Diesel 

  • The entire engine room was just repainted to Valiant specifications

  • Valiant Factory stainless steel arch shipped from the factory

  • Spectra Newport 400 Water maker installed

  • New Kyocera Solar Panels with new regulator

  • New D400 Eclectic Energy wind generator

  • New Valiant stainless steel outboard lift

  • New stainless steel uncoated lifelines

  • New Yamaha 9.9hp Outboard

  • New Cutlass Bearing

  • New Plastic holding tank

  • All new running rigging

    Serious Maintenance and Upgrades 2013-2016

  • New Garmin electronics, radar and touch screen plotter

  • New wind instrument

  • New Garmin autopilot system (#2 autopilot)

  • New AIS – Lowrance VHF with AIS

  • New Dual Frigoboat Keel cooled refrigeration with added insulation

  • New air-conditioning system

  • New Offshore 120% Jib 2016

  • New Offshore Staysail with new Schaffer staysail Furler 2012

  • Doyle Offshore Mainsail full batten with Dutchman system 2012

  • Running rigging (new in 2012)

  • All Lewmar Hatches have ‘Outlander’ sun covers

  • New batteries including 4 Group 31 AGMs for house side, 1 Group 31 AGM for engine start 2015

  • LED cabin lights

  • LED nav lights

  • New Valiant stainless steel dinghy davits

  • New aluminum bottom RIB dinghy

  • New Mantus 65lb anchor

             New dodger with Makrolon windows

           New bimini and connector 2014

    Apogee, as she’s called, reflects what and who she is. This Valiant 42 has everything one would ever want and ever need. She is a proven ocean voyager with all the equipment you need. Apogee has just returned from a quick circumnavigation! Everything is perfect. Read the full specs. You will not be disappointed.

    Arriving soon in Annapolis. More pictures are coming very soon. Call us now.


Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email bernie@roguewaveyachtsales.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats. RogueWave Yacht Sales and Services is a unique brokerage specializing in Blue Water Boats. Please call us to discuss your sailing vision. We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right vessel to help you realize your dream. We only sell blue water sailing vessels and we chose to own a Valiant 42 as our very own passagemaker! Call Bernie at 410 571-2955. We are your Valiant Experts.

Please contact Bernie Jakits at 443 742 1792

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 877-418-4380
Tel: 410-571-2955 (Main Office)

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