'HOBO' has been our Spring & Autumn live aboard home for the last 10 years, cruising The Adriatic, Ionion and Aegean seas, from Zadar to Istanbul.
Being very satisfied with her build quality and performance under both sail and power, our buying decision was decided by the superb centre line double berth aft cabin, 'probably the best available on a 42 footer.'
The shoal keel and bow thruster encourage exploring small anchorages and harbours. She is comfortably managed by a couple,with room for additional crew/family as needed. We never regretted the choice of this design.
Now, changes in family situation mean it is time to offer her for sale; the keen asking price is no reflection of condition - just the need to move on.
The sailing photos were taken on approach to Cephalonia - since then much has changed, not least replacing both main and genoa, and exchanging the CQR for a Rocna.
Note the teak rubbing strake, unusual on the 425 in our experience.
|Tax Status:||Tax Not Paid|
|Location:||Chalcoutsi,1 hour north of Athens Attica Greece [ Map ]|
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|Vessel type:||Centre Cockpit Sloop Rigged Sailing Yacht|
|Registry:||Lloyds Register Yard No 5159|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Ford XLD 418|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||12.70m|
|Length at waterline:||10.44m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Fin & Skeg|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||270 Litres|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||60 Litres|
Engine Replacement FORD XLD 418,1.8 Litre (55hp) Installed 2015 Hours 290
Aft keel bolts, although in sound condition, were replaced during engine change as easily accessible at that time.
Gearbox Replacement ZF 10M installed 2015 at same time. Similar hours usage.
S/Steel Diesel fuel tank, 270litres (60gallons) Installed 2015, c/w sampling tube.
Volvo shaft seal installed 2015
Propeller Brunton Autoprop AP1747, 3 blade
GRP used throuhout construction of hull and decks;stiffening is achieved using balsa or foam stiffeners moulded to inside of hull and fitting of bulkheads.Each bulhead is bonded in position using GRP and then further secured with bolts through the GRP bonding.An inner GRP floor also adds to the strength and stability of the hull.Extra strengthening is applied to the keel attachment area in order to withstand the loads imposed on the keel.
The effective Moody moulded in non slip deck surface is in excellent condition.
The aft cabin may be accessed from the galley via the aft heads (port side), and from the main saloon via the aft passageway (starboard side) which has twin fore and aft single bunks. These can be closed off to form a separate cabin, although for practical purposes they are usually used for storage. The en-suite toilet and shower area complete the Owner's cabin.
Galley to port, aft of the main saloon is practically sited adjacent to the main companionway. It comprises hot and cold water with refrigerator and coolbox, two burner stove with oven and grill and storage cupboards and shelves.
Navigation area to starboard with full size chart table.
Main saloon has seating for 8 with various cupboards and shelving. Forward portside is hanging locker and starboard is the fwd heads/toilet/shower. Fore cabin comprises two single berths with infill to convert to a double. This area can be closed off for privacy.
Bower Anchor,Rocna 25kg,
Seawolf Electric Anchor Winch,with foot and remote switches,and 100m of 10mm galvanised chain.
Stern Anchor Bruce 15kg mounted on launch system to clear stern with 45m line(30m 10mm chain+15m warp)
Kedge Anchor Danforth, Sea anchor drogue.
Telescopic spinnaker/whisker pole. Granny bars.
Bimini,Spray Hood,Cockpit cushions.Binnacle mounted swing up teak cockpit table.
Whitlock steering system.Vetus Morse type single lever engine control.
Autopilot 4000, Spotlight 12v, LED Anchor Light,minimal drain,'brightest in the anchorage'.
S/Steel stern arch with 90watt solar panel and Raytheon Radar dish.
S/Steel liferaft cradle with 6 person liferaft (out of date)
S/Steel davits for inflatable tender and outboard motor hoist.
Outboard motor pad.Honda 2.3hp 4cycle outboard motor.
Swim shower concealed in aft locker on sugar scoop stern,swing down swimming ladder.
Aluminium passarelle,timber boarding/fender board.
Suzumar Inflatable tender with inflatable floor and Sunbrella anti U/V degradation tailor made cover.
Teak rubbing strake.
Various fenders,warps and mooring lines.
Honda 2kw petrol Generator (12v and 240v capacity) Rarely used but an excellent 'peace of mind' backup.
Mobitronic Battery Charger;Shore Power 220/240v connection with Galvanic Isolator.
Sterling ProAlt C smart charger;Nasa Battery Monitor.
In mast furling mainsail by Jeckells.Excellent.
Furling headsail by Elvstom.Good.
Gennaker/assymetric Spinnaker,c/w Snuffer,TACKER,sheetts and shackles.
Standard Horizon GX 2200E DSC AIS VHF GPS Radio.
Icom Handheld VHF.
Radar Raytheon RL9
Navtex PRO PLUS Receiver.
Clipper Depth Echo Sounder;Clipper Speed/distance Log;Clipper Wind Speed/Direction.
Magellan GPS Hand held (Backup)
Compass,Steering,Plastimo Olympic,Binnacle mounted.
Compass,Bearing,Sylva ,Hand held.
Horshoe Lifebelt;Life Jackets 2x Baltic auto inflation,4 x standard;Heaving line;Flares (out of date)
Electric and manual bilge pumps.Gas detector.
Radar reflector;Anchor and motor sailing shapes.
Fire blanket;3 x fire extinguishers
Indicated location is approximate general area only.