What a fabulous surprise! We are delighted to have our new Valiant offering and sistership of our V42 is just back from a circumnavigation! Beguine, as she is called, is an extremely well equipped and self-sufficient Valiant 42 built in 2008. She is hull number 180 and among the very last Valiant 42s to be built. This Center Entry Queen V Cutter is rigged for world cruising and is happy on the hook or anywhere with solar and wind power, an amazing battery bank of 1000 plus amp hours and a massive alternator, 210 amps. This 12 volt power plan makes so much sense for world cruising or just roaming the out islands of the Bahamas. Not only that, but with an extra fuel tank in place of the generator, she has more fuel and greater range than any other Valiant. That is a big plus!
After a seven-year circumnavigation the owners who originally had Beguine built are ready to do other things. They are headed for Annapolis MD to arrive in early Spring with Beguine ready for her next adventure.
Beguine has taken good care of them and they have cared well for her. She is outfitted for cruising simplicity with everything you need and nothing to make it more complicated. Beguine also has amazing spares for everything. With circumnavigation as the clear objective, the spares were all accumulated during the construction and the installation of the equipment. The owner, a capable engineer, was meticulous with regard to the spares inventory. It would take you years to gather everything you could possibly need. It’s amazing because everything well organized, documented, and stowed.
Beguine has everything necessary for cruising. She has a 55 HP diesel which is an Isuzu marinized by Westerbeke, diesel heat, water maker, solar panels, wind generator, LED lights, Iridium phone and Wifi, 12 volt refrigeration, and summer and winter cockpit enclosures as well as a full winter cover.
If you are searching for a blue water boat that can take good care of you, just know that there is good reason why the Valiant 42 has remained the choice for cruising couples and solo sailors. The Valiant 42 is 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. Beguine even has the settee that makes a double on the port side of the salon! She’s a wonderful home and the best world cruising voyager you could ever wish for.
If you want to own beautiful blue water boat that is designed for self sufficiency and which oh by the way is the newest Valiant 42 to ever come available in brokerage, this is your opportunity.
Bequine just arrived in Annapolis MD and she is all detailed up for your viewing pleasure. New bottom paint, shiny hull, polished prop and looking beautiful. Beguine is a must see boat equipped for voyaging. She is now priced to sell. Call now!
The Valiant 42 center entry companionway with a queen V-berth stateroom forward is the classic and most popular Valiant 42 layout. For good reason, this layout gives you a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft at the companionway. It gives you a truly magnificent galley with the famous pantry, spacious salon, sit down navigation station, and a dedicated engine room.
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. All the furniture is built in and bonded to the sides of hull and deck with fiberglass for maximal strength. The cabin interior is light and bright due to the Formica panels trimmed in cherry on the house sides and ceiling and the many opening ports and hatches. While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. Warm cherry wood and earthy fabric colors provide a soothing and comfortable atmosphere below. The Cherry wood joinery has a soft hand-rubbed oil finish which is so beautiful and easy to maintain. The teak and holly cabin sole is ¾ inch thick marine plywood planked with solid teak with holly inlaid strips. All the cabin sole lift outs are locking. The sole is sanded and sealed with three coats of Satin Urethane finish in excelling condition.
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 Hood stainless steel opening ports and Lewmar Ocean hatches that provide wonderful light and ventilation as the breeze seems to blow right through the boat. The cabin lights are new Alpenglow LED lights with three red and white settings as well as high or low amp lights. The numerous readying lamps are Alpenglow LED lights with dimmers. The mast cozy adds warmth literally and also in terms of ambiance.
The Queen V stateroom has the chain locker forward with space to pull the extra chain back under the berth. Under the berth, there are two deep drawers with additional storage for or storm sails and other seldom needed spares. 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 with a foam mattress and a ventilation system under it. 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 smaller locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.
In the Valiant Queen V layout, the salon is extremely spacious with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table with liquor storage in the center. The straight settees to port and starboard which are lovely secure sea berths. The upholstery is Passion Suede “Herb” color in excellent condition. The port side settee pulls out to a double berth which is a relatively rare and wonderful option that allows for seven sleeping berths aboard. There is storage behind the settees and water tanks 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 with cabinetry and shelves outboard, and double book shelves 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 main salon is light and well ventilated with six opening ports and two large deck hatches as well one smaller hatch and Hella fans and dorades. The L shaped settee to port that easily makes a nice double berth that leaves the walkthrough clear to the forward cabin. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry joinery and cabinets in absolutely beautiful condition and a lovely teak and holly 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 cushions are new and the settees have lee cloths to provide good sea berths on a passage. The new Passion Suede upholstery is pleasing and comfortable and the Dickinson Newport diesel cabin heater is a cozy addition.
The creature comforts for living happily aboard are all there with diesel heat and eight 12v fans. The entertainment systems include the Tashiba flat screen TV, DVD, Stereo system ready for HD radio, Sirius XM, Pandora, Bluetooth, USB and CDs with BOSE speakers inside and Poly Planar waterproof speakers in the cockpit. Oh, and the wifi booster as well as Iridium Go!
The Valiant classic U shaped galley to port is 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, as well as the built in microwave, and there is additional storage below. Forward is the freezer outboard and the refrigerator with additional counter space, a flatware drawer, and 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.
On any cruising boat, the navigation station is another room in the house and the Valiant nav station is a large, functional, sit down, forward facing, navigation station; "room with a view"; a view of the instruments and ships controls. There is a large chart table with storage, a drawer and storage cabinet as well as storage outboard and also under the nav seat.
Aft Guest Cabin
The aft cabin is to port with the head to starboard right there at the companionway. The aft cabin that meets all your requirements to have guests aboard from time to time. 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. Outboard we stow important items including our ditch bag and cockpit cushions. When we have guests, this cabin becomes a nice double berth with privacy as it has a door and a folding panel to close it up. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch.
Head and Shower
Valiant definitely got it 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.
Dedicated Engine Room
This is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. The generator is installed aft of the engine.
GALLEY AND PLUMBING DETAILS
Seaward hot water heater 6 gallon
Electronics & Navigation
In the Cockpit:
Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
Beguine is upgraded with a 55 hp naturally aspirated diesel engine with about 3500 hours. The engine room located under the companionway provides a dedicated space with good access, one of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test.
This vessel is designed as a wonderful 12volt boat with a high amperage alternator self sufficient power design with solar panels, and efficient wind generator. There is a portable Honda generator that can be used on deck.
110 Electrical Shore Power Systems
Rig and Sail Inventory
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! And 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, divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit 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 or windvane system guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is weatherly and carries sail well so you are not constantly reefing. She is tough so you feel secure. And she is perfect!
Hull and Deck, Cockpit & Ground Tackle
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, to Lewmar Ocean hatches, 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 new stainless steel uncoated double life lines.
The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bowsprit completely of stainless steel beautiful sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bowsprit, 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! Apogee has the signature Valiant hard dodger which is definitely 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 light, red and white, under the dodger. The arch and solid stern rail to the boarding gates make you feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit. Bequine has a custom boarding ladder permanently attached pivoting up to the SS railing is an added wonderful feature especially if you are a diver!
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 are large to drain quickly.