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Ponderosa 42 Sundeck Trawler

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Boat REF# 234172
Sold / Unavailable
Length 42'0"
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 2 x diesel 165hp, Perkins T6.354 (1984)
Lying lake Union - Seattle


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Extra Details

Designer C.Hsiao
Builder Chung Hwa, Taiwan
Lying lake Union - Seattle
Fuel capacity 500.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 300.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 35.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 165hp
Engine make and model Perkins T6.354 (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 8KVA

Both engines and generator have had regular maintenance plus many replacement parts over the last few years. Invoices are available.
There is a newer 20 gallon water heater that can be powered by AC, diesel furnace or engine.

The Webasto diesel hydronic heater has been well maintained.

Hydraulic trim tabs are also included.

The 8 KW Northern Lights diesel generator is in a sound enclosure and has approximately 1100 hours.
Heart Freedom 10 1000 watt inverter.
Battery bank includes six 6-volt house batteries , one 12-volt 4D generator battery and one 12 volt Group 27 battery.


Length 42'0"
Beam 13'8"
Draft Min 3'6"
Displacement 32,499.9lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

This Ponderosa 42 was built in the Chung Hwa boatyard in Taiwan. Other well-known models from this same yard include CHBs . There are over 1500 CHBs and Ponderosas on the West Coast. The yard has the reputation of producing a strong, well-built hull with excellent fiberglass and wood work.

This is a very traditional design with a well appointed interior.

Note that Waterline Boats / Boatshed reports capacities and dimensions from information provided by the seller and/or literature, and does not independently measure these figures.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 3
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Bar Sink tick
Microwave tick
Compactor tick

The Ponderosa 42 Sundeck really has four living areas and two large staterooms, each with their own heads. The living areas include the main salon, galley/dinette, sundeck and flybridge.

Boarding the vessel from the side gate the main salon can be reached through the starboard center door or by moving aft, on either side, through the sundeck by a separate door and stairs.

The main salon has a large L-shaped couch plus two barrel chairs. Moving forward and down into the galley you find a large dinette on the starboard side that converts to a double berth. Moving forward again into the guest stateroom there are upper and lower single berths with a separate head and shower.

The forward head is connected to the holding tank and the aft head is connected to a Lectra San unit.

The master stateroom is aft through the salon. It includes a queen-sized centerline berth and a large head with separate shower. There is also a vanity with a swing out seat on the port side.

Moving aft out of the salon you enter the sundeck. There are three comfortable deck chairs and a wet bar in this area. The sundeck is completely enclosed with canvas and isinglass.

Moving onto the flybridge there are two seating areas -- port & starboard -- plus a table. The helm chair is located on centerline. A large bimini covers this entire area.

Access to the foredeck is on either side. There is a washer / dryer combo located in the companionway to the master stateroom. A decommissioned watermaker is on board but it has not been used in several years.

This is a boat with a lot of live-able space.

Cabin heat is provided by a Webasto diesel-fired hydronic furnace system.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Electronics include the following:

Garmin 740 chartplotter / GPS / depth sounder; Raymarine fish finder; Furuno radar; Standard Horizon Quantum VHF w/Ram+Remote; Rudder angle Indicator; Garmin autopilot

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
200'0" of chain
Silver Marine- Angel 300 model. dinghy (unknown year)
There is at least 200 feet of chain and the owner believes there may be an additional 50 feet. It has not been measured.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

It is not often that we find a vessel with a recent maintenance and improvement history that is extensive as this one. In the past several years there has been over $50,000.00 of work completed.
An important addition to this vessel is the transferable "Live Aboard" moorage in the Lake Union area. Live aboard status is hard to find.

Engine work - Replaced all injectors and injector pump.
Replaced all belts and hoses.
Replaced all engine exhaust elbows and flanges.
Replaced both propeller shafts.
Replaced all bilge pumps.
Removed and rebuilt all through hulls.
Rebuilt the anchor windlass motor.
Replaced all portlights with new stainless steel models.
Repaired several small blusters on hull.
All new canvas.

This is a great NW cruising boat, with a lot of living space.

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

This Ponderosa 42 Sundeck Trawler 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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