Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.
For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.
With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.
Now as the RogueWave Division of David Walters Yachts, Kate and I carry on the RogueWave traditions as Your Choice for Bluewater Boats! We continue to specialize in the bluewater boats we love; the vessels of quality, style, and substance. We are skilled in understanding the unique requirements of each individual to find them the right boat. Our mantra of Honesty, Integrity, Love for our Ocean, and Appreciation for the Beautiful Vessels that Sail on Her, remain the passions that we share with all of you. Sailing isn't a hobby to us, it's a lifestyle. And we remain your choice for bluewater boats.
We are very proud to be part of the unique and talented team of David Walters Yachts as the RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD the sailing capitol of the world. Please feel to reach out to me, anytime, email@example.com. I'm always available 24/7 on my cell 443-742-1792.View Broker (Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen)
This new Valiant offering is a 2001 Valiant CE 42 that presents a rare and wonderful opportunity for you to own a well equipped and lightly cruised Valiant 42 with a brand new yanmar 57 engine with zero hours on it! This is an incredibly special offering! This Valiant has received continuous love and maintenance to keep her in lovely seaworthy condition.She is completely equipped for ocean cruising with a monitor windvane steering system and all the safety and communications equipment you need.
The Valiant 42 has remained the choice for cruising couples and solo sailors for many years 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 a couple as with the cutter rig providing a divided sail plan where everything is of manageable size. On deck, everything is designed and planned for safety at sea 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 the boat sails, she is also built like a tank! A very well thought out tank. The Valiant is incredibly tough, robustly dependable, and entirely possible to maintain anywhere in the world. The solid hand laid fiberglass hull is robust and literally everything about the boat is seriously overbuilt which gives you and your mate great confidence in all conditions. The systems installations are top notch with everything properly engineered and installed in a way that makes it easy to maintain the boat anywhere in the world. You can actually access every single piece of the boat. Every piece, tanks, engine, everything can come out the companionway the way it came in!
The Valiant 42 interior is extremely livable. You have everything you need! You have a really great kitchen, great bedroom, perfect bathroom with stall shower, organized engine room, a wonderful nautical salon, and a guest room or garage space. She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.
Highlights and recent updates to this Valiant 42 include:
|Water Tank Capacity:||94 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||88 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||36 Gallons|
|Engine Manufacturer:||2017 Yanmar|
|Number of Engines:||1|
The Valiant 42 center entry companionway with a queen V-berth stateroom forward is the classic most popular Valiant 42 layout. This is a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft at the companionway as well as the settee berths in the salon. The V42 gives you a truly magnificent galley, spacious salon, large navigation station, and a dedicated engine room.
The build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind and at the same time she is truly lovely below with a varnished cherry interior. 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 a three large hatches with two smaller hatches and cabin fans and 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 that are in perfect condition. The Lewmar hatches provide excellent ventilation. With a fan in each cabin the ventilation is superior.
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 super 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, the main salon is extremely spacious with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table and an L-shaped settee sea berth to port. There is storage behind the settee and the port water tank below. The outboard cabinetry includes a large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. To starboard there is a straight 7’ settee berth with cabinetry and shelves outboard with double book shelf and additional storage behind the settee back. The water tanks 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 traditional drop leaf table folds out to seat six easily for dinner.
It will not be hard to cook dinner either! Just aft on the port side is the Valiant classic U shaped galley, considered one of the best galleys on any boat. The galley will make any chef very, very happy. The propane stove is outboard with dish storage and cupboards outboard and additional storage below. Forward is the freezer outboard and the refrigerator with additional counter space, a flatware drawer, and roll out trash bin. At the aft facing side are three drawers, double stainless sink with storage under, and deep dry storage outboard. There is a large cabinet above the sink and a bulkhead mounted spice rack. The famous Valiant pantry is adjacent just aft of the nav station.
The aft cabin on the port quarter meets all your requirements to have guests aboard anywhere on your travels. More importantly when cruising shorthanded, this is your sea berth when you are sailing on a passage. Located beside the companionway on the port quarter, the off watch crew member can be peacefully sleeping just three feet from the cockpit. We use our aft cabin as our sea berth like so many Valiant cruising couples do. 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. Under the berth the batteries.
With the V42 Center Entry layout, Valiant definitely got the head right! The head is located just down the companionway on the starboard side where it is easy to use in a seaway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. At anchor the stall shower is so wonderful you'll use it even in a marina because it is so well ventilated with a hatch overhead and a port and it is so easy to keep clean being of fiberglass with a seat, a teak grate, and sump pump. The oval stainless steel sink is on a large counter space with a great deal of storage under it and in the Cherry cabinets’ outboard. There is even a clothes hamper, something seldom seen on any boat! The bi-fold door works well for privacy and locks in place when not in use.
The Dedicated Engine Room is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. It is accessed through the head behind the toilet. The companionway stairs can also be removed to get at every corner of the engine. Even better, the mechanicals space is separate from the living areas of the boat. Valiant was designed to be easily maintained by the owner anywhere in the world. Engine Room has just been entirely painted.
Queen V-berth that is really spacious
Vanity with a light and mirror
Custom stand up nav station with custom storage option
Head at the bottom of companionway
LED reading lights
Four Alpenglow compact florescent lights
12 volt outlets
Teak and Basswood sole with seven coats of Varathane
Custom laminated cherry trim for hatch
Creature Comforts Include
CruiseAir AC with reverse cycle heat
Espar diesel heat
Watermaker 12 volt
AM/FM Radio with speakers in salon and cockpit
LCD TV with and DVD player
Wifi booster and data modem
Iridium sat phone
Complete cockpit enclosure
DC outlets for everything
Hella oscillating fans (three)
New dodger and bimini with connector
Full cockpit enclosure
Dinghy davit system
The galley is one of the most important aspects of a great cruising boat and the Valiant 42 has a galley coveted by all cruisers because it has everything you need including the Valiant pantry! The U shaped galley to port has the double sinks facing aft at the bulkhead with a huge cupboard above it. The counter space inboard has three drawers below it and additional storage under the sink. There is deep dry storage outboard for pots and pans and dry goods. The dish storage outboard is well designed with additional cupboard above and the built in microwave. The stove is gimbaled with a safety bar. The well insulated ice box has new 12v refrigeration with the new very skinny and efficient cold plate,The Valiant counter offers lots of counter space. Best of all the pantry has roll out shelves that make it really easy to organize provisions.
Large refrigerator box (4 cu ft) with separate freezer (2.5 cu ft)
Two Frigoboat refrigeration system with individual digital thermostat controls
Force 10 propane stove with three burners, oven and broiler
Pan storage under stove
Microwave cabinet, without the microwave provides additional pantry space
Double deep stainless steel sink with storage under
Pressure hot/cold water
Six gallon Seward hot water heater 110v and engine
Fresh water manual foot pump
Salt water manual foot pump, great to have on a passage
Sea gull water filtration system at galley sink
Cherry cabinetry outboard with cupboards and with dish storage
Deep dry goods storage outboard of the sinks with custom shelves
Under sink storage
Three deep drawers inboard of the sink
Roll out trash bin with drawer above and counter space
Famous Valiant cook-pleasing pantry behind the nav station adjacent the galley sink has four roll out drawers for food storage
Dining table with centerline liquor storage compartment and folds out to seat six
When dining for two, the L-shaped settee makes nice setting while leaving the salon clear to access the forward stateroom
Propane system with 20lb tank, solenoid and pressure gauge in port aft propane locker vented, space for second tank on starboard side,
Overhead hatch and opening port
88 gallons of fresh water plus the hot water heater (316L Stainless Steel)
Wema tank gauges for water
Deck fills for port and starboard tanks located under settees (easily replaced if necessary)
Plus a PUR 160 E Water maker
Vanity with sink and large cabinets outboard
Storage under sink in the head
Hamper storage bin has many brilliant applications
Sought after stall shower with seat, teak grate, and sump pump
Wet locker outboard of shower stall
Sink and mirror in head
Access to the engine room
Raritan PH2 toilet with 36 gallon holding tank
Y Valve for direct overboard flush offshore or holding tank inshore
Holding tank pump out offshore with manual Whale pump or shore side through deck fitting for dock pump out
Cockpit shower (hot and cold)
Custom nav station to starboard with removable pedestal seat. Custom pull our computer shelf. Stand up height extra large chart table storage and drawers. Custom filing cabinet is awesome.
Raymarine 4kw, mast mounted radome with E 12101 GyroPlus
Raymarine M81190 Fluxgate compass
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS
Raymarine 650 Class B AIS and AIS100 Active Antenna
Smart heading sensor
Raymarine Sirius SR 100 weather and radio, just get your subscription
Weems an Plath recording barometer
At the helm:
ST60 speed and depth
Raymarine ST60 wind instrument
Binnacle compass Ritchie
Icom VHF radio full function mic
Simrad AP22 autopilot with controls in the cockpit and at the companionway
Monitor windvane steering system
Standard Horizon Matix GX2000 VHF radio at the nav station with cockpit mic at the helm and foghorn on the mast
ICOM Mairine IC M73 and IC-M34 handheld VHF radios
ICOM -710 SSB and Ham with tuner, insulated backstay as antenna, counterpoise molded into hull
Pactor modem SCS PTC-IIe Pro for email at sea (Just need laptop)
Air Conditioning control panel CruiseAir
Electrical panel AC and DC distributionpanels
Wema tank gauge for water, fuel tanks and holding tanks
Extra storage drawers in the nav station
Chart storage locker 6"x10"x40" in Aft cabin
Bullet PoE Wifi booster with extended coverage
Cellular data modem with antenna on lower spreaders
Iridium sat phone 9555 installed with Beam Intellidock cradle and handset
Data modem for satphone email and weather
Plus Sony stereo with AM, FM, Sirius, USB, and CD changer with cockpit speakers and salon speakers and Sharp 20” LCD TV with masthead antenna and Panasonic DVD player
The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway engine box. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space for the engine, generator, water maker, and holding tank.
Brand new 2017 Yanmar 57hp Zero hours
Entire Engine Room just painted
Instrument panel in the cockpit
Alternator is 90 amp with dual belt system
Balmar multistage regulator
New heat exchanger
Three-blade Max prop 17” 2008 adjustable pitch Factory refurbished 2015
Spurs line cutter
PYS Dripless shaft seal
Dual Racor fuel filters
Remote oil filters for engine and generator with electric oil change pump system
Edson chain steering with emergency tiller
Saddle fuel tanks outboard port and starboard for 77 gallons diesel
Inspection and clean out ports (tanks are easily removed and replaced if ever necessary)
Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator with about 1500 hours
Watermaker – PUR 160E
Air Conditioning System with Reverse cycle heat CruiseAir 16,000 BTU with SMX II controller
Espar Airtronic diesel heater system new in 2010
Complete AC and DC systems with solar panels, shore power and Westerbeke 5kw diesel generator.
DC Electrical System
House batteries: Five Lifeline deep cycle Marine 125 ah batteries new in 2015
Total of 625 amp hours for the house bank!
1 AGM DCM0100 start battery for Engine
Start batter: Lifeline AGM 1120 CC amps and 100 ah! New 2015 Dec.
Valiant custom electrical panel with digital meters; DC volts, DC amps, AC volts
Magnum Energy MS2812 multistage battery charger with 30 watt Pure SineWave inverter.
Magnum Energy ME-RC battery monitory system for the house batteries
Zantrex Link Pro monitor for the start battery
Back up battery charger is Mastervolt
DC breaker with 28 positions
12V outlets at nav and in cockpit
Chart table light (hi/low, red/white), adjusting LED reading lights in bunk areas
LED cabin lights
Galley and nav station have red/white lights
Red and white LED lights under dodger
LED Dome lights throughout
Alpenglow compact florescent low/high lights in the cabin, nave and galley
Reading lamps port and starboard in salon, V-berth and in aft cabin
Engine room light
Locker lights with door switches
Navigation lights port and starboard at the bow and stern light LED
Tri-color on masthead LED
Anchor light LED
Three hella fans
Deck light midway up mast
12 volt electronics – Radar, plotter, VHF, SSB, sailing instruments
Electric bilge pump
Pumps – fresh water pump, shower sump pump, anchor wash down pump
Cockpit shower hot and cold
Solar Panel System
Two Kyocera 130 watt KCM130 panels on the arch with Morningstar Sunsaver MPPT controller
AC Electrical System
Shore Power connection - 50 amp to 110V shore receptacle and one 30 amp shore power connection
Shore power cords one 50 amp and two 30 amp
Battery chargers via shore power or genset
CruiseAir16,000 BTU single compressor system run by shore power or by generator
Generator: Westerbeke 5 kw diesel generator with 1500 hours
The design of the Valiant 42 is the modernization of the Valiant 40 designed by Robert H. Perry. The Valiant 40 earned its reputation for safety and performance when, in the 80s, Francis Stokes placed second in the BOC around the world race under all the great capes. Mark Schrader aboard the Valiant 40 "Resourceful" became the first American to complete the nonstop round the world voyage single handed below all five southern capes! By the mid eighties the Valiant had proved to be a capable offshore voyager that could be sailed solo around the world. She was an ocean race boat!
The Valiant 42 sails even better than the Valiant 40 with added mast height and added sail area and ballast. She's a sail animal, but…even more important to all of us couples, is comfort, safety, and complete lack of drama. More couples choose to sail a Valiant than any other cruising boat for very good reasons. The true cutter rig, easily managed divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit with secure hard dodger are all elements all make it possible for a couple to cruise safely and feel secure sailing with just two people aboard. The boat is easily driven and sails delightfully in light winds; in heavy air, reef her down with a double reef in the main and the staysail and she'll track like a freight train with the autopilot guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is Weatherly and carries sail so you are not constantly reefing. She is robust and strong so you feel secure in the ocean.
Classic Bob Perry true cutter design
Divided sail plan
Total sail area 849 ft.
Tapered keel stepped spar
Keel steped mast with crane and double spreaders
Mast height reported as 59’11” including antennas
ALL NEW Running Rigging
New backstay insulators 2014
Chain plates New in 2014
Navtec backstay adjuster refurbished at the factory 2014
North Sails Full batten mainsail with Antal slides cars and three reef points and Dutchman system
Electric winch for the mainsail
Single line reefing system in the cockpit
Mainsail electric winch on the cabin house with line stoppers to provide for all applications
Lewmar Valiant traveler
Profurl furlers for genoa and staysail
Jib car tracks inboard with staysail tracks on the cabin house
Valiant custom vang/preventer system with Antal line stoppers
Navtec insulated backstay for SSB with new insulators
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Forespar downwind pole on mast track
Spare jib halyard
44 ST Lewmar electric winch for the main halyard, mainsheet and reefing lines with linestoppers to provide for all applications
Two Lewmar 44 ST staysail sheet winches on cabin house
Two Lewmar 58 ST primary sheet winches on the combing
Two Lewmar 44 ST winches on mast port and starboard
One Lewmar 30ST winch and stopper for the genoa furling line!
Two 16 ST winches on the boom
Antal line stoppers for optimal sail control
Northsails Mainsail fully battened with three reefs from the cockpit and electric winch
Doyle Yankee headsail new in 2014
North Sails staysail
North Asymmetric Cruising Spinnaker with sock/snuffer
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 wind vane or 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 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 (nine), to Lewmar Ocean hatches (seven), 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. The toe rail is bedded with 5200 and through bolted to the hull deck flange. 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 beautiful 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! Columbine 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. It even has a standard lights, red and white, under the dodger. You feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.
The Valiant cockpit is also comfortable with the 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.
Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
New barrier coat Dec 2015
Valiant deck features – no wood!
Pearl grey nonskid paint
Hood stainless steel ports and Lewmar hatches (covers for hatches)
Hatch covers to match the mainsail cover
Foredeck sun awning
Screens for all ports – twelve opening ports
Two dorades w/ chrome cowls, fiberglass boxes and dorade guards on the foredeck
Aluminum toe rail for attaching blocks
Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions with double life lines
Outboard mount on stern rail
Outboard engine lifting crane
Swim ladder w/ teak treads mounts on either port or starboard at boarding gate
Helm station pedestal cover
Edson pedestal steering with excellent access to the steering quadrant
New Bottomsider cockpit cushions in excellent condition
Valiant hard dodger with window panels
Bimini and connector panels
Furl cockpit enclosure with zip out panels new in 2011
Easy single hand winch placement
Two large lockers
Cockpit table folds on binnacle
Large cockpit drains
Matching mainsail cover with foredeck sun awning
Bottomsider cockpit cushions 2013 in great condition
Cockpit shower fresh water hot and cold
Swim ladder mounts on either side at the boarding gate
Dingy & Outboard: 2008
AB 9.5 ft “Lumina” aluminum hull inflatable dingy with protective tube covers (“chaps”). NEW Feb 2016
Mercury 9.9 hp Four Stroke outboard, NEW 2015
Lifting crane and motor mount on the stern rail
Valiant fabricated bow roller system
Double rollers with hass pipes
Chain locker forward accessed from V berth
Anchor wash down system
Lighthouse 1501 windlass – electric up and down foot switches and remote
Deck washdown system
Exceptional ground tackle: Rocna 55 lb anchor w/ 200' 5/8" chain
Spade S120 75 ft of chain and 250' nylon 5/8" rode
Stern anchor system
Valiant Yachts builds each Valiant by hand the way high quality boats are built.
The hull is hand laid of solid fiberglass in a female mold. The gelcoat is sprayed first into the mold and then the layup of the fiberglass completed. The layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving is robust. The Valiant hull is the strongest hull imaginable as you will agree when you hold a cross section in your hands. Only Isophthalic resin is used on the premises. It is catalyzed in one-gallon increments and dyed red to ensure the proper wet out of the fiberglass. Valiant’s massive rub rail is structurally part of the hull. The hull is reinforced the entire length of the rub rail with structural high density foam and it is molded with an indentation to accept the sacrificial teak rub rail with a stainless steel strake.
The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. Structural foam is used in any high stress areas and end-grain balsa core is used elsewhere as its properties allow it to soak up the resins and adhere to the laminate fiberglass. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted. Valiant’s semi-custom construction process allows you to select your hatch placement and the hatches are wonderfully constructed and installed using a hatch boss system. The hatches are perfect and where you want them.
After the hull is complete, the next stage is the construction and installation of the floor timbers, the latitudinal stringers. These stringers are constructed of structural foam laminated with fiberglass and glassed into place inside the hull. 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.
Hull Deck Joint
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 glued with 3M5200. Then when the aluminum toe rail is installed, it is glued with 3M 5200 to the flange and then through bolted through the flange on four and half inch centers! This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.
Valiant Commitment to Building a Strong Boat
Every construction element is designed and executed with the established mission of building the strongest boat possible, a boat that can take what the ocean can dish out. The chain plates are stainless steel are through bolted with backing plates on the solid fiberglass structural knees. And you should know the quality of the stainless steel is as good as can be found! No compromise.
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.
Keel, Skeg, and Rudder Construction
The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core which is then encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe
Hull Exterior Finish
The hull is in excellent condition. The Valiant hull top sides are finished with Imron polyurethane in gray.. Imron is used because it is easy to repair. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat and marine anti fouling paint. Valiant has a ten year bottom warranty against osmosis. 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. This old history has nothing to do with Valiants built in Texas!
The construction of the Valiant is bullet proof. Valiant craftsmen are incredibly proud of their product. The construction makes the Valiant is one of the very best blue water boats you could choose to own. This is why the Valiant remains the vessel that most couples choose for circumnavigation or long distanced passage making.
Hand- laid solid fiberglass hull with extra layers at the keel and bow
Robust layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving
Isophthalic resin catalyzed in one-gallon batches
Massive structural rub rail – teak with stainless steel striker
The deck cored with structural foam and fiberglass laminate
Deck is solid glass where hardware is mounted
Latitudinal stringers of structural foam laminate glassed in solid glassed in bulkheads
Horizontal and vertical elements are fiber glassed to the hull sides and to the ceiling when the deck goes on
Hull deck joint through bolted on four and half inch centers and glued with 3M5200.
Chain plates through bolted with backing plates
High quality stainless steel
Hull insulated with closed cell engine room insulated with Sound Stop
External lead keel
17 J bolts of 3/4 inch steel
Skeg of laminated structural foam attached with J bolts as with the keel
Backing plates on all structural elements
Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
Cast bronze protective rudder shoe
Imron polyurethane topside paint from the factory
Double white boot stripe
Epoxy barrier coat – factory applied
Bottom paint – Trinidad Black
WinslowLife Raft (4 person) deck mounted in canister on deck with hydrostatic release
ACR Rapit ditch bag system with VHF, flares, and rations
Lifesling Recovery system
Fire extinguishers three Halon
Trident LP detection system
GFCI outlets three
Emergency tiller Standard Valiant
EPIRB ACR Globalfix 406 MHz
Electric bilge pump below decks with separate float switch
Two high water alarms
Galley fire blanket
ATN Top Climber bosuns chair
Manual bilge pump in the cockpit
Bilge cycle counter
Redundant lights – Tricolor and deck level nav lights
Bright LED Aqua signal anchor light
No Discharge placard and Marpol placard
Pad eyes and jack lines
six fenders, 2008
Dock lines –