ACHATES - ** under offer **

The 42 has an enviable reputation of offering a superb smooth ride in conditions that would see other boats down at displacement speeds.

Combined with excellent build quality, the Hardy 42 is an excellent cruising boat and it is rare for those sought after boats to come onto the used market.

Achates has recently undergone a thorough cosmetic refit and service, and we recommend viewing.

Asking Price, VAT paid
£250,000 under offer

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars they should not be relied upon as being accurate and are intended as a guide only and do not constitute any part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey.

Model and make of engines:

Twin Yanmar 6lY2-STE 420hp on shaft drives.

 General arrangement 

Saloon – U-shaped seating all finished in dark blue Alcantara.  Forward part of seating converts to forward facing high level seat for 2 people when underway.Teak side unit housing saloon

fridge plus storage for TV. Unique free standing saloon table which converts to low level coffee table.  Floor access hatch to engine room. 2 side deck access doors.


Lower Helm – Fully adjustable helm and navigators seats with suspension. Electronic engine controls, navigational instruments and overhead switch panel.  Large chart table and chart locker on starboard side.

Galley – Full electric galley.Ceramic hob with oven and separate microwave. Double s/s sink unit. Extensive lockers and fridge.

Exterior – Wide safe one level walk round decks with bulwarks and solid high s/s guard rail. Side and stern gate boarding points.  Aft gate leads to boarding platform. Large lazerette aft deck storage locker. Quarter deck access from port and stbd, storage lockers, table and seating. From quarter deck access to flybridge. Central upper helm position with navigational and engine instruments. Extensive lockers for storage of flybridge seating cushions.

Forward cabin – Large single berths with storage lockers below. Hanging wardrobe and drawer storage. Access to anchor locker behind mirror and watertight hatch. Opening roof window / hatch with fly screen and blind. En-suite forward heads with basin and shower. 

Aft Cabin – Island double berth, vanity unit, wardrobes and draws.  En-suite heads with basin and shower.

 Mid cabin – Single berth with storage under. Wardrobe and drawer unit. En-suite access to forward heads 

Location of boatIsle of Wight
Year of build2002
Length (hull)12.8m (42ft)
Overall length14.02m (46ft)
Beam4.3m (14.1in)
Air draught (mast down)3.6m 11ft 10in)
Draught1.2m (3ft 11in)
Displacement14 tonnes
EnginesJust over 1000
Berths5 + saloon
Fuel capacity1750 lt (385 gallons)
Water capacity546lt (120 gallons)

Factory fitted as standard
Teak decks throughout
Compass helm and flybridge
Diesel fired central heating
Radio/CD player
Extra refrigerator in saloon
Vetus electronic engine and gearbox controls
Anchor and 60m chain cable
Holding tank for both toilets with electric pump out
Swimming ladder
Hot and cold transom shower
Flybride console cover
Windscreen covers
Fenders and warps
Mace 6.5kw Diesel generator (240v AC)
Eltrim trim tabs

Factory fitted option and upgrades
Vetus hydraulic bow thruster
Hydraulic windlass
Hydraulic bathing platform for lifting dinghy
Rope cutters
Aft deck table and seating
Yacht controller wirelss docking system
Vetus hydraulic stern thruster
Aft deck light
Full size washer/dryer
Full flybridge cover
Raymarine satellite TV system

Navigational equipment
Raymarine ST6001 + S3G Autopilot with flybridge repeater
Raymarine E120 12" colour chart plotter upper helm
Raymarine 10kw open array radar scanner
Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS;
Clipper anemometer
Raymarine E80 chart plotter at upper helm;
Raymarine ST60 Tridata with flybridge/repeater
Raymarine AIS receiver
Additional equipment;
6 man liferaft
Tender with 3.5hp Johnson outboard
Comprehensive set of engine spares
Boat lifted cleaned and polished 2016