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1983 Nova 42 Sundeck

Erie, Pennsylvania


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"Valhalla", a nicely maintained Nova Marine 42 Sundeck, is a solid long-distance cruiser with a low center of gravity for a stable, comfortable ride. Wide side decks and high railings for comfort and safety underway. Plenty of space for her 2015 West Marine 10’ tender and 5hp Nissan outboard. Starboard mounted crane makes launch & retrieval easy.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $79,900
Make: Nova
Model: 42 Sundeck
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Beam: 13'8 ft / 4.17 m
Min Draft: 3.67 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: PERKINS
  • Model: 6 cyl
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Engine Hours: 1950
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: PERKINS
  • Model: 6 cyl
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 120hp
  • Engine Hours: 1950
Total Engine Power: 240hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Maximum Speed: 14 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 500 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Cruisers


Pier 33 is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by RCR Yachts of Erie.


4 east steps between the S/S railings to the spacious bridge. Great visibility all around. Helm is forward to center with its swivel Captains chair behind. Canvas surrounds with 3-panel roll-up forward windshield. Long settees port and starboard with storage underneath. Just aft of the port settee is a convenient ice box. The aft seat houses and large cooler and clever back can be positioned for forward or aft facing seating.

• B&G Network Display
• Raymarine C-80 Multi Function Display/Plotter/GPS
• Sitex Autopilot
• Guest Remote spotlight
• Danforth Compass
• VHF & Compass at lower station


Entering the salon from the port side of the aft sundeck down. The hatch has been customized to give some extra headroom.

You will notice the teak wood work and teak flooring in a beautiful herringbone pattern throughout the salon space. The large salon windows provide natural light. Mini blinds provide privacy. Forward is a bar counter space with 2 stools. Along the port shelf is a hidden bottle holder. To Starboard is the lower helm station. Aft to starboard is a large “L” shaped dinette with 2 side by side tables.

Forward and down three steps is the galley. The roomy galley has lots of counter space for cooking and ample storage for long range cruising. The galley has a full size Norcold refrigerator/freezer, Princess cooktop/oven and Goldstar microwave. A large double S/S sink and single-lever faucet speed up clean-up and prep.

Forward of the galley is the guest state room. It features and queen-sized centerline Island berth, an en-suite head and lots of storage & hanging space. This cabin has plenty of light and ventilation with many opening portlights and escape hatch.

Moving aft from the salon down three steps is the master stateroom with a centerline queen berth, en-suite head with separate shower/tub. This cabin has ample storage, vanity and couch. Plenty of light and ventilation with seven opening port lights.

Deck features

• Windlass
• Bow roller
• Remote spotlight
• High safety railings
• Fender holders
• Large dock cleats

Moving aft along her wide side decks and up to her covered sundeck that features tasteful furniture for lounging and entertaining. Canvas skirting provides privacy. A S/S boarding ladder with newly varnished steps provides access to the swim platform and water.

Mechanical & Electrical

Easy access to the engine room through the salon deck floors with gas hinges. With the hatches up you will find there is plenty of room to stand and move around.
• Twin 120 hp Perkins Diesels
• 7.5KW Onan Generator with Remote Panel (New motherboard)
• Cruise Air with Reverse Heat (1) 16000BTU, (1) 10000BTU and (1) 5000BTU
• Seward 12 Gal Water Heater
• 40 Amp Xantrex Battery Charger
• Batteries new in 2015. 4 House, 2 engine
• (1) Group 24 Gel Cell Generator Battery
• Racor Filter System
• Halon Fire Fighting System
• (2) 12V Blowers
• AC/DC Distribution Panel
• (2) 30 Amp Shore Power Connection
• Bennet Trim Tabs
• High Water Alarm
• (2) Rule 2000 Automatic Bilge Pumps
• Macerator w/Overboard Discharge
• Fresh Water Pump


• Lines and fenders
• Safety Gear
• 60# Danforth Anchor

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.

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