Best Equipped Ready-To-Cruise Valiant on the Market
Valentina is the best equipped Valiant 42 currently available worldwide.
She's truly "turn-key” and ready to depart to anywhere.
Our offering, the ever so popular Center Entry Queen V Berth Valiant 42, was laid up in 2001 and has been tenderly cared for by the original owners and the second owners who have upgraded and meticulously maintained her as well. We are very pleased to present this Valiant 42 completely outfitted for cruising and in excellent condition.
Valiant Yachts stopped building new Valiants back in 2010 after being in continuous production for 35 years. If you missed the opportunity to get a Texas built Valiant, here is your chance! There is a good reason that the Valiant 42 has remained the choice for cruising couples and solo sailors. It is because they are so easy to sail single hand, or double hand as a cruising couple. The sailing characteristics of a Valiant 42 are perfect for a couple as the cutter rig provides a divided sail plan where everything is of manageable size. On deck, she is designed and planned for safety at sea with 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.
In addition to how well the boat sails, she is also built like a tank! The Valiant is incredibly tough and dependable, and entirely possible to maintain anywhere in the world, especially with the wonderful support still provided by the Valiant Yachts Company. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is robust. Literally everything about the boat is seriously overbuilt which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The installation of all systems is top notch, properly engineered, and installed in a way that makes it easy to maintain. Valiants are built to be owner maintained to provide independence anywhere in the world. You can access every single component of the boat. Includes tanks and engine. Everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!
The Valiant 42 interior is extremely livable. You have everything you need! A really great galley, great accomodations, perfect head with stall shower, a cockpit shower, organized engine room, a wonderful nautical salon, and a comfortable guest stateroom that doubles as optional garage space. She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.
While all that is true of all Valiants, now we will tell you why this particular Valiant floats our boat.
Valentina has complete cruising gear, solar, low hours, great sails, canvas, and ground tackle. Her original owners bought her new and sailed her on Lake Texoma in Texas through 2009, then moved aboard to sail the Bahamas and the East coast from 2009 to 2013. When she was dry docked and winterized then listed for sale beginning of 2014. Current owners bought her in December 2014 and sailed her to Miami where they keep her and sail her in Biscayne Bay.
Currently in Fort Lauderdale and ready for viewing to perspective buyers. A sea trial can be arranged for qualified buyers. She's ready to take on a new owner who can sail her anywhere in the world. The current owners are still working and their plans for an earlier retirement have been delayed.
"Valentina" is a Valiant 42 classic center entry companionway model which is the most popular 42 layout. For good reason, this layout gives you a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft adjacent to the companionway. Sailors truly appreciate the magnificent galley, spacious salon, sit down navigation station, large master stateroom aft, guest cabin forward and a dedicated engine room.
A true ocean passage maker 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 cherry on the house sides and ceiling. This vessel is light and airy with twelve opening ports and six hatches and two dorades. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry woodwork and cabinets in absolutely pristine perfect condition and a beautiful Teak and Basswood cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that enhances the ambiance. The cabin house sides and ceiling are a soft cream Formica with Cherry trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens. The six Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation and with a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior. The upholstery is comfy and in good condition.
While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid Cherry faced 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 quality is evident everywhere you look.
Starting forward, the Queen V stateroom has a very wide queen sized berth. There is good reason this is the most popular layout. The hull sides are finished with Ash battens and there are three roomy cabinets on each side. A reading light and a book shelf port and starboard give perfect individual space for each occupant of this spacious double berth. Two large drawers under the berth roll easily and are lined with aromatic cedar. In the cabin, there is a large locker to port with a seat bench and a smaller hanging locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.
Just aft of the main structural bulkhead is the extremely spacious main salon with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table (folds out to seat 6). Includes L-shaped settee sea berth to port with storage outboard of the settee and large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. Straight 7’ settee berth with cabinetry and shelves outboard with double book shelf and additional storage behind the settee back. Water tanks are under the settees are designed to come right out the companionway if you ever need to replace them, which you won’t because they are high and dry under the settees.
The port aft quarter berth cabin meets the requirements for guests aboard with comfortable double berth that is perfect for sailing offshore as a sea berth for the off watch crew. Includes a folding panel to enclose for privacy. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch and a fan.
The head is located starboard adjacent to the companionway and is the ideal design in a offshore passageway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. Large counter space with oval stainless sink with a great deal of storage under and in the Cherry cabinets’ outboard. The head bi-fold privacy door works well and there is a clothes hamper.
The Dedicated Engine Room is one of the most important features of this sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head and behind the companionway stairs. Even better, the mechanical space is separate from the living area. The yacht was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world.
Cooking is a pleasure in the large U-shaped galley to port with three burner propane gimbaled stove with oven. Outboard is dish storage and cupboards above and below the counter. Double sinks face aft with a huge cupboard above. The counter space inboard has three drawers below and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans. Additional cupboard above and deep storage port counter. The well insulated 12v and 110v refrigeration system with large cold plate in the freezer with spill over cold for the refrigerator. Pantry with roll out shelves.
Valentina's navigation station is a wide and forward facing that has excellent storage and also serves as a wonderful ships’ office.
At Helm Station
At Navigation Station
12 Volt DC System with Breaker Panel at the Nav Center
110 Volt AC System with Breaker Panel
The Valiant is a classic Bob Perry design with a high bow with a little flare and a long sleek shear ending with the classic rounded stern that is so buoyant and so safe in a seaway. The underbody is refined with a long modified fin type cruising keel and full skeg mounted rudder that gives the boat wonderful tracking ability and makes her easily steered by the autopilot. You will always feel safe with finger tip control. Valiant Yachts are hand laid solid glass hulls made in a female mold with a robust layup schedule described below in the construction section. The massive rub rail is a Valiant signature element and so useful and reassuring.
The hull is in excellent condition. The Valiant hull top sides are finished with Imron polyurethane in blue with a double boot stripe. Imron is used because it is easy to repair. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat and marine anti fouling paint, each re-applied on Valentina in 2015. And you should also know that Valiants' blister issues were caused by flame retardants in resins used on the Valiants built at Uniflight before 1986.
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.
The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass and is through bolted and bonded with 3M 5200 with 10 stainless steel bolts with backing plates. The rudder is a solid stainless shaft that is encased with structural foam. The rudder has a cast bronzre protective shoe.
The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted with structural foam in any high stress areas. Valiant’s semi-custom construction uses a hatch boss system for their installation
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 and glued with 3M5200. Then the aluminum toe rail is installed also bonded and through bolted on four and half inch centers to the internal flange. This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.
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 (12), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (6), 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. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with stainless steel coated 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 beautifully 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. The beautiful stern rail of one inch stainless steel tubing is solid to the boarding gate! Valentina 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. You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.
The Valiant cockpit has a 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 lazarette port and starboard.
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.