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1974 Whitby Yachts 42' 12.80 m - Ever After

$ 32,500 USD

The Whitby 42 is justifiably regarded as one of the most livable production boats to be found in this size range. These owners have cruised Ever After from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, several times during the last six years. She has always felt comfortable and safe.

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Vessel ID# 2798879 Last Updated: 11-12-2023 09:52:26


1974 Whitby Center CockpitThis Whitby 42 is vintage Ted Brewer and was arguably his most commercially successful design. The strength of the Whitby 42 clearly lies in her accommodations. There are good-sized staterooms forward and aft, and both have large adjoining heads with showers. The "U" shaped galley is spacious and perfectly positioned to keep the cook out of the way of passengers and crew. In addition, there is a large saloon, comfortable navigation station and even a workbench along the passageway between the navigation station and after stateroom.  She's a very roomy and well designed boat with enough storage for a years worth of provisions. Family issues on the west coast are forcing a quick sale.

This vessel needs some repair and updating before being able to navigate.

All offers are presented. This is a "she has good bones" story. She has been around the world on her own bottom. 

Call Bud Mueller for an appointment to see this Whitby. 248 343 0599



Ever After is a classic offshore cruiser designed by the famed yacht designer Ted Brewer. She was built by Whitby Boatworks in Ontario, Canada and is very comfortable for cruising or as a live-aboard. She is a spacious center cockpit ketch with a full keel, skeg rudder(enhanced 20%), balsa cored topsides and solid molded fiberglass below the waterline. The strength of the Whitby 42 clearly lies in her accommodations. 

As you enter the salon there is a U-shaped galley with a refrigerated ice box, 3-burner propane stove/oven, a double sink and lots of storage. Custom cabinetry above galley sinks also provides storage. Forward of the galley is an L-shaped settee/berth with a drop down dining table. To starboard as you enter the salon there is a Nav station with a drop-down bar/table and bulkhead storage port and starboard. The salon woodwork is very nice and she is equipped with a beautiful teak boxed mast and teak and holly sole. Forward of the salon is a full head (Jabsco marine)and a forward V-berth cabin. Aft of the Nav station there is a workbench in the passageway to the aft cabin. There is access to the rebuilt 80-HP Ford Lehman diesel from the passageway. The aft cabin is nicely equipped with a large athwartship berth, lots of storage, adjacent head (composting) and access from the cabin directly to the cockpit.

Ever After has undergone many major improvements and upgrades over the last number of years. 

Seller’s Equipment List/Upgrades

Newer cutlass bearing and stuffing box

Multipure water filter

Sail pack on main

Natures Head composting head

Jabsco head/2021 macerator

Balmar 100 alternator w/regulator

Newer dodger and repaired enclosure

6 Duracell group 27 6v deep cycle batteries

Icom 802 SSB

1 gel cell starting battery

2 VHF radios-1 at helm

AIS receiver 

Enhanced rudder 20%

Maxprop 18” 3 blade/rebuilt 2019

Standard Horizon depth sounder w/ 2 transducers w/switch

Rocna 25 w 240’ 3/8 BBB

Deck wash

CQR 65 lb. w/chain and rope

Maxwell 3500 windlass-helm control

2 x 240 watt solar panels 

Garmin 744 chart plotter

Garmin depth/temp/log

Garmin 18 HD radar

Garmin Reactor 40 autohelm

New steering ram and helm pump(hydraulic leak)

Kato folding davits

Stainless top lifeline railing

Village Marine water maker

Bottom bead blasted/ready for another barrier coat and paint

Broker comment: this vessel sustained light damage from Hurricane Ian. Items are described below.

Seller mentioned items not operating

Head sail furler foil bent

All lights on mast missing

Vhf antennas broken and missing

DC fridge wet line fitting broken

AC fridge not working

Wind generator not working

Vessel needs paint

Standard Horizon annometer mast head unit not working



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Fresh Water Tank

2 X 60 Gal (Other)

Fuel Tank

2 X 60 Gal (Aluminum)

Holding Tank

1 X 20 Gal (Plastic)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Bud Mueller


Fishermen's Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade

Suite 43

Punta Gorda FL 33950 USA


Bud Mueller

For more information about this yacht please contact Bud Mueller
We look forward to working with you!

Bud Mueller


Fishermen's Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade

Suite 43

Punta Gorda FL 33950 USA


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