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Beneteau 42 "Kipper Kite"

Kipper Kite

2018 Special: For those who would like to charter a larger boat this year, or would simply appreciate a refresher, charter "Kipper Kite" for 7 days or longer and receive up to 1 day of optional free training (a 2nd day may be available upon advance request) on the systems, operation and sailing/handling characteristics of this unique vessel. Instruction will be provided on the first day of your charter. A $275 value and free to you!

Major refit in 2016/2017! See specifications below for details.

Vessel Specifications

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Cabin Layout
Kipper Kite layout
Hull Specifications
  • Bright daylight interior
  • LOA: 42' 6"
  • LWL: 35' 9"
  • Beam: 13' 6"
  • Draft: 5' 11"
  • Wing keel
  • Displacement: 18,000 lbs
  • Mast Height: 60' above water line
  • Year: 1997 (updated annually with new upgrades)
    • 2018 - New Lofrans electric windlass, anchor/chain and anchor roller.
    • 2017 - New Achilles aluminum-bottom RIB dinghy, genoa, house battery bank and mattresses/memory foam.
    • 2016 - New B&B chart plotter, AIS, high definition radar and wind/depth/speed instruments. New cushion upholstery and carpet, cockpit light, surround sound/speakers, Fusion AM/FM/CD/DVD/Bluetooth system.
    • Annually - The 100+ item annual preventive maintenance program is rigidly followed to assure reliable charter cruising.
  • Smooth performance bottom paint.
Engine & Electrical
  • 50HP Yanmar diesel engine
  • Cruising speed: 7.5 knots (2600 rpm @1gph)
  • Feathering Maxprop (high performance/backs easily)
  • NEW (2017) house battery bank: 6 AGM batteries provide 660 amp hours (330 useable)
  • Separate starting battery
  • NEW (2013): Magnum 2800w inverter/charger with battery monitor
  • Link battery monitoring system
  • 30 amp shorepower
  • 12v "cellular" plugs at helm and navigation station
  • Salon and cockpit speakers (12v, inverter no longer needed for stereo/speaker system)
  • NEW (2016): 12v Fusion stereo with DVD, Sirius satellite radio and Bluetooth
  • NEW (2016): Visio 12v flat screen TV
  • 3 cabin/2 head model. Aft cabins have 6' 5" head room in dressing area. Forward cabin has 6' 5" head room plus settee and en suite head. All mattresses are made with premium comfort foam (replaced in 2017).
  • Bright open pear wood interior with view through hull and cabin windows.
  • Webasto hydronic diesel forced-air heat with a separate thermostat for the forward cabin.
  • Sleeps 8 in 3 cabins and dinette (convertible). Most comfortable for 6.
  • NEW (2016): New carpet in salon and staterooms
  • NEW (2017/18): New salon upholstery (2017) and foam (2018)
  • Two heads, both with showers.
  • Domestic fresh water electric toilet in aft head.
  • NEW (2016): Cockpit light to provide ambient illumination at night
  • (New 2014): ENO 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • 12v refrigeration (with area for maintaining frozen food)
  • Hot/Cold pressure water system
  • New (2013): Microwave
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • SS propane BBQ mounted on stern rail
  • See inventory above for complete galley equipment listing.
  • NEW (2016): 12" B&G Zeus 2 color chart plotter in nav pod at helm (with upgraded Navionics Gold chart chip)
  • NEW (2016): B&G 4G premium graphic broadband radar
  • NEW (2016): B&G Triton T41 display mounted in nav pod above companionway to be visible to all crew.
  • NEW (2016): B&G Go Free WiFi hardware to enable viewing chart plotter data on a PC, tablet or smart phone.
  • Autopilot with NMEA converter to interface with plotter
  • NEW (2016): AIS (sending and receiving)
  • NEW (2016): B&G Triton speed/depth/wind
  • 12v Visio TV in salon has a feature that will mirror the readout on the chart plotter at helm
  • Mobri radar reflector mounted near top of shroud
  • Handheld VHF for cockpit and dinghy
  • NEW (2016): Nav station gooseneck chart light (red or white light)
Mast, sails, rigging & deck
  • New (2010): High-tech, fully-battened, carbon fiber mainsail to maximize performance.
  • Easy mainsail reefing from cockpit (2 slab reefs).
  • NEW (2017): 150% furling genoa with raised foot offers better visibility from helm. Padded luff provides better sail shape when reefed.
  • All lines led aft to cockpit
  • Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with sock available on request with spinnaker resume
  • Bow sprit for spinnaker
  • New (2018): Lofrans electric anchor windlass
  • New (2018) primary anchor: 44 lb Bruce, with 300' of 5/16" high-test chain
  • Secondary anchor: Fortress, with 20' chain and 150' rode
  • Anchor wash down system
  • Dodger (new clear view windows in 2017)
  • Retractable bimini with optional full enclosure
  • Four Sport-a-Seat full-back cockpit cushions
  • Folding cockpit table
  • New (2017): 10' Achilles rigid aluminum-bottom inflatable dinghy with v-hull and flat floor (for dry feet and stability). Accommodates 4 comfortably.
  • 2HP 4-stroke Honda outboard for dinghy (no extra charge)
  • Retracting swim platform for easy access to dinghy
  • New (2016): Swim ladder
  • Cockpit shower
  • Stern rail pilot seats with cushions
  • (New 2014): Fender Step
  • Fuel: 40 gallons
  • Water: 160 gallons
  • Holding: 28 gallons in two stainless steel tanks, both with monitors (New 2009)

Enjoy first class cruising under sail or power. PREMIUM, USER FRIENDLY B&G NAVIGATION SUITE. Kipper Kite is a Beneteau First Series performance cruiser that is both fast (PHRF rating of 91) and comfortable. After a day of fun and sailing relax to music or DVD on the FUZION surround sound system. Sleep soundly on premium comfortable mattresses in the bright pear wood interior, open salon, excellent equipped European galley. Easy entry/exit to dinghy or stern tie dock via retracting transom swim step. The inviting spacious salon and 3 cabins/2heads welcome family and friends. Please treat her like your own with care and respect. We thank you for taking good care of our girl. ~David and Judy Spencer & Paul and Johanna Dakopolos.

  • Weekly Charter Rate
  • Summer: $4275
  • Spring/Fall: $3750
  • Early Spring/Late Fall: $3200
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