Van De Stadt Slipper 42

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£74,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  326151
  • Length  ·  13.11m
  • Year  ·  1988
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 66hp, Ford FSD425 4 cylinder, 2.5 litres (1988)
  • Lying  ·  Eastbourne
Boatshed Eastbourne
Boatshed Eastbourne
Tim Kingston

Extra Details

Designer Van de Stadt
Builder Tyler Yachts and first owner
Lying Eastbourne
Fuel capacity 386.4 ltr (85.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 818.2 ltr (180.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/09/2023


Engine 1 x diesel 66hp
Engine make and model Ford FSD425 4 cylinder, 2.5 litres (1988)
Engine Hours engine1= 1545
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Engine serviced October 2023
Anodes May 2023
24 Volt system 2x12 Volts batteries wired in series (provides 24 Volts for electric winches & anchor windlass)


Length 13.11m
LOD 12.80m
LWL 9.24m
Beam 3.73m
Draft Min 1.80m
Draft Max 1.80m
Airdraft 17.50m
Displacement 11,000kg (24,255.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged SS Spars Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging ()


Reefing mainsail - Inmast (1995)
Headsail McKillop - Furling (1998)
Other sails Gowen Mizzen (1998)
McKillop cruising gennaker (1998)
Gowen spinnaker (1998)
Arun Sails storm jib (2012)

Harken foresail furling

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull gel coat and painted. Anti fouled May 2023
2 coats Kiwi grip to side decks Autumn 2023
Main fuel tank 70 gallons and heating fuel tank 15 gallons
All teak on deck, coachroofs & cockpit sanded with two coats of International teak oil lightly applied October 2023
Main cabin sole taken back to bare wood and varnished spring 2024
Main cabin saloon table pedestal base sanded and repainted with Silver crackle finish as, original October 2023


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

2 sinks

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 sinks

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Danforth, kedge)
60.00m of chain
Windlass 2021

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Hand bearing compass

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
MOB System
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

New liferaft spring 2024

Broker's Comments

The first three Slipper 42s that were built promptly set sail for Australia. You can understand why. Van de Stadt designed robust boats, renowned for their seaworthiness.

This boat has a deep cockpit with access to the saloon and aft cabins, duplicate controls at the binnacle, in-mast furling for the main and a bow thruster for added control. There is a plethora of winches and navigation equipment.

This vessel has only had two owners from new, both meticulous. The first on advice from Tyler’s Boatyard specified a mast 10% higher than standard, offset by additional lead balance on the keel. This to go racing.

The current owners removed teak from the decks when it started to lift and applied Kiwi Grip to those areas.

All expenses have been recorded in a book by consecutive owners. There has been a recent survey and engine service this summer.

Down below there is a spacious saloon separated by heads compartment and hanging storage from the forecabin.

The galley features ample storage and work surfaces, two sinks and a large drawer refrigerator.

Aft there is a long pilot berth then a large aft cabin with its own spacious heads compartment.

There are all the creature comforts for extended voyages. The current owners have sailed the length and breadth of the English Channel up to the Friesian Isles.

This is not a boat for a beginner to pootle out on day trips but a passage maker ready for more adventures!

Note from broker, May 2024 - I recently revisited this lovely boat, after her owners had spent much effort maintaining her deck and interior floor and, I have to say, they look great! She really feels and looks like an enthusiast's yacht - with a safe, solid and incredibly well equipped aura, I'd definitely pick her for long trips! Just look at the details - nice clean running rigging, the right thing are properly labelled with traffelite tallies...the list goes on!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Van De Stadt Slipper 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by Dan King of Boatshed Eastbourne. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

12 years

Why are you selling her?

We're retiring from sailing

Where have you sailed her?

North France, Holland, Belgium, Friesian Islands, West Country, UK South and East coasts

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