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Ponderosa 42 Sundeck

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Boat REF# 155207
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 7
Engine 2 x Diesel 240hp, Perkins SST6-3544 (1981)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer C.Hsiao
Builder Chuing Hwa, Taiwan
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,182.0 ltr (480.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 909.1 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10
Last survey 05/03/2007


Engine 2 x Diesel 240hp
Engine make and model Perkins SST6-3544 (1981)
Engine Hours engine1:   1578    engine2:   1590
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 4.4KVA
Engine spares tick

Westerbeke generator.

Engineroom access is excellent on this boat. Not only does it have hinged door from the galley area but the entire salon floor can open. ( See pictures. ) The owner re-carpeted the boat and has had each of 3 hatches fitted so they are easy to open for engine maintenance. No loose carpet.

There are sight tubes on each fuel tank and the Racor fuel filters are easy to get to.

A new Charles Isolation Transformer has been installed connecting the two power inlets, 50 and 30 Amp service. New AC power switches have also been added.

The Webasto hydronic heating system was completely serviced including a new control unit and exhaust tubing.
A new 20 gallon water heater was added in December 2012.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 4.18m (13'8")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 14,739kg (32,499.9lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

The hull on the Ponderosa is solid hand-laid fiberglass with plywood bulkheads. The superstructure is also hand laid and cored with fiberglass laminates. The hull is hard chine with moderate deadrise and a deep keel.

This is one of the many solid boats built in the Chuing Hwa yard in Taiwan. There are some minor underwater blisters. The last survey stated that the blisters should be monitored for any change. At that time they were a cosmetic situation only.

The bottom was cleaned and painted in May of last year and the boot top was also repainted.
The main head is electric and the forward head is manual. The owner kept one head as manual in case there was a loss of power.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

This is the traditional tri-cabin sundeck model. The fully enclosed sun deck provides a large living area with table and deck chairs. It also has a great wet bar with storage.

The two side doors provide easy access to the wide catwalk and foredeck. A single starboard side door gets you into the main cabin. This is a great lounging area in cool weather but the sun deck is much larger and closer to the large flybridge seating area. When underway the bridge is the place to be. Back inside the main salon there is a complete lower station helm and lounge chairs.

Stepping down into the galley you find the dinette which also converts to a double bed. Being close to the galley this is the preferred dining area for two to four people. The galley is well set up with a large sink, 3 burner propane stove with oven and separate microwave. The refrigerator, which was replaced about 3 years ago, is a NovaKool with separate freezer. The NovaKool is a preferred unit due to the freezer being on the bottom and the compressor has a longer life than other brands.

Forward of the galley is the forward or guest stateroom. It has two bunks but the upper is almost queen size. It has it's own head and shower.

Moving back up the sundeck, it's three steps to the flybridge. This is a great living area. There is a bench seat on the port side and an L-shaped seat with a small table. The centerline helm seat has a companion seat as well. The centerline windshield is a special insert that is glass and has its own wiper. One of the problems of most enclosures is the bad visibility in rain. Problem solved.

The sundeck FRP cover provides a dinghy storage area with deck crane.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick

The Furuno FR803D Radar is an older unit but still in good working condition. A new Garmin 4008 GPS/Plotter has been added to the flybridge helm station. It also includes an aft facing video camera which is great for docking. The Datamarine depth sounder and wind speed are in working order.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
60.96m (200'0") of chain
Avon 3.10 dinghy (1986)
8hp outboard, Tohatsu, Short Shaft (2011)
The foredeck provides easy access to the anchor windlass and storage area for small boats or kayaks.

There is a combination freezer/refrigerator on the sundeck that is AC and DC powered.


Necky hard body kayak included.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Ponderosa 42 Sundeck is a very well-kept vessel. It's ideal for liveaboards due to the large amount of storage space and a very open interior. The seller has been very attentive to the boat's care. Bottom paint, new electronics, new electrical systems and engine work top the list of recent projects.

The Perkins diesel engines are easy to work on and parts are available. The Westerbeke generator has also been well-maintained and is easy to access for service.

Please take a close look at this well-built trawler.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Ponderosa 42 Sundeck has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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