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Helmsman 42 (1992) 

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Helmsman 42 (1992) - Sold +++ Preveza, Griekenland

This true (vintage) racer is capable of performance sailing but this boat is also fully equipped to be sailed short-handed for holidays and leisure. Also her vast cockpit, designed for a vast racing crew) is also practical for cruising. Built in 1992 by Helmsman in Denmark - number 4, Design by Reetz. Hull: GRP Sandwich/Dyvinivcell foam/Kevlar S-Glas, superstructure: GRP Sandwich, hardened glass windows in aluminium framing, round bilged hull, bulb keel, displacement: approx. 5.500 kg, aprox. 3000 kg ballst, fuel tank: approx. 70 litres, fresh water tank: approx. 100 litres, tiller steering. 

Modern GRP and teak interior, tree cabins, 6 (+2) berths, headroom approx. 1.85/1.90m., manual toilet, jabsco; water pressure system, Techimpex; two burner gas stove with oven.

Volvo Penta 2030 MD 3 cyl. 28hp diesel engine, Saildrive, folding propeller, 12v/220v; 2x 100 amp. batteries from 2013, Mastervolt battery charger 30 Amp, Mastervolt converter and shore power.

Sloop rigged (7/8), aluminium mast, Frederiksen + Harken fitting s.s., standing and running rig rod rigging, mainsail 2002, 110% high aspect on furlex roller (2006) and three spinnakers, isolated backstay adjuster, Rod Kick boomvang, 8x Harken selftailing winches, spi pole. 

Two Plastimo Contest 130 compasses, other instruments need to be serviced, no plotter.

Two extinguishers, two wired sea railing stainless steel and fenders.

Brokers comments: This boat has been completely refitted for cruising with a furling 110% high aspect gib and has a new, hardly used engine. A safe fast sailing yacht, suitable for fast crossings. Boat stands on the hard for some time now and there are some maintenance issues.


Length: 12.90 m

Width: 3.87 m

Deep: 2.04 m

Designer: Reetz

Shipyard: Helmsman

Shipyard location: Denmark

Hull number: 4

Hull shape: round bilge

Hull colour: gray, freshly spray-painted

Hull material: polyester sandwich

Deck colour: white

Deck construction: polyester sandwich, with Kevlar and dyvinyl foam

Cockpit: stern cockpit

Open cockpit

Ballast (ton): 3000

Displacement (ton): 5500

Keel/Leeboard: fixed bulb keel

Steering system: helm

Place steering system: outside control

Rudder: single

Vertical clearance (cm): 2200

Max draft (cm): 205


Saloons: 1

Headroom (cm): 190

Cabins: 1

Berths: 6


Waste water tank

Running water: electronic

Toilets: 1

Showers: 1

Cooking device: 2 burner stove

Cooking fuel: gas


Engine, electrics

Type: inboard

Engine brand: Volvo Penta

Model: MD2030

Year engine: 2005

Number of engines: 1

Number of cylinders: 3

Power (hp): 28

Fuel: diesel

Transmission: saildrive

Starting type: electronic

Propulsion: foldable screw

Cooling system: indirect

Fuel tank capacity (litre): 80

Fuel tank gauge


Oil pressure gauge



Battery charger





Voltage: 12V

Navigation and electronics

Navigation lights


Shortwave radio

Rig and sails

Number of masts: 1

Sailplan type: fractionally

Spars material: aluminium

Main sail

Try sail


Storm jib

Genoa furler

Jib reefing system



Self-tailing winches


Anchor: 1

Anchor connection: hope with lead inlay

Sea rails, pushpit, pullpit

Fenders, lines

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