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42' Vagabond
Kemah, Texas
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For Sale

Little Yacht Sales
Sales Rep: David Jackson
Telephone: 713-806-8953


She has just completed a trip from Roatan to Galveston Bay with no issues, the systems have been tested and there were no failures.  She is ready to go and truly exceptional.


NEW Beta Marine 60HP Engine & Transmission – 126 Hours (Oct. 2017)

All Exterior Wood Removed Except Cockpit Seat, Solid Fiberglass Bow Pulpit, NEW S/S Handrails, Custom Zarcor Companionway Doors, All NEW S/S Portlights

NEW Aluminum Slotted Toe Rail, Dyneema Double Lifelines, Non-Skid on Deck, Complete AwlGrip Paint Job

All NEW Lewmar Hatches & All Wooden Hatch Bases Replaced w/FRP, (2) New Custom Lewmar Hatches Added Mid-Ship

NEW Edson Steering Pedestal/Guard & S/S Destroyer Wheel

Custom Solid FRP Dodger & Hard Top w/Full Enclosure, Cabin Roof Extended on Deck & Custom Propane Locker Added to Aft Deck

NEW Fuel & Water Tanks

NEW Wiring, Batteries, Inverter Charger, Electrical Panels

All NEW Electronics – Simrad NSS7 Evo2, Radar, AIS, Chartplotter, Autopilot on Pedestal, ICOM VHF

NEW Mainsail, Mizzen in Doyle Stack Packs w/Lazy Jacks, Staysail & Headsail

(2) NEW Marine Air Air Conditioning Units

NEW Rutland 1200 Wind Generator

(2) NEW Kyocero 150W Solar Panels

Complete Restoration of Interior – Corian Countertops, Custom Cabinets, Appliances, Upholstery, Mattresses

And MUCH, MUCH More!

Ma’Alahi is a classic center cockpit, bluewater cruiser designed to take you anywhere in the world. She was originally built by Sea Chief Yacht Builders in Taiwan in 1979, but has undergone a TOTAL RE-BUILD between 2013 and 2017. The work was meticulously done by local craftsmen in Honduras under the daily supervision of her very knowledgeable owner.  Ma’Alahi retains her beautiful, traditional lines, but has been updated, customized and modernized to suit the needs of contemporary cruisers.

Please see the full specs for more details on this beautiful boat.  Any item referred to as “NEW” in the description was completed between 2013 and 2017, unless otherwise stated.

Call the Listing Broker today for more information on this classic beauty!



The interior of Ma’Alahi has been completely re-done from top to bottom. She now has a very beautiful and functional two stateroom, two head layout. All interior teak was re-finished and any wood was replaced that needed to be. There is new Lonseal Marine flooring inside the entire boat. All of the interior cushions/covers, LED lighting and 12V fans are also new. There is a cohesive feel to the interior design with matching Corian countertops and custom cabinetry throughout. The entire interior is kept comfortable by two new marine air conditioning units.

Starting forward, the private guest stateroom offers a double V-berth with a new mattress. Just aft and to port is a head with new custom cabinetry, Corian counter, sink and Raritan manual toilet.

Moving aft, you enter the main salon. This area feels light and airy due to the two new additional hatches, new LED interior lights, new mounted 12V fans, white headliner and neutral upholstery. The newly varnished teak offers a nice contrast along with a traditional touch. The main salon has an L-shaped settee to port followed by a forward-facing navigation station. There is a straight settee to starboard.

Continuing aft and to starboard of the companionway, there is custom cabinetry that holds two new, super low-draw Engle M280 refrigerator/freezers. The long expanse of Corian countertop offers a nice workspace. The new custom Blue Sea Electrical Panels are also located in this area. Across from the cabinetry, under the companionway stairs, is an easy access door to the completely re-built engine room with new sound insulation. The engine compartment is easy to enter and you can actually sit down to work on the engine.

To port and aft of the companionway is the completely remodeled galley. There are all new custom cabinets, Corian countertops, the teak has all been re-finished and there is a barely used 3-burner, Force 10 propane stove/oven.

As expected with a center cockpit, the aft master stateroom is huge! There is a large, queen-sized, centerline berth with a custom pillowtop mattress. The ensuite head has new Corian countertops, custom cabinets, Raritan electric toilet and a separate, enclosed shower with new pump. The storage is plentiful and the lighting is great.

  • Complete Restoration of Inside
  • Corian Countertops in Galley, Refrigerator Tops, Both Heads - All Matching
  • NEW Custom Cabinets in Galley
  • NEW Custom Aft Berth Pillowtop Mattress & New Mattress in V-Berth
  • (2) NEW Engle MT80 Refrigerator/Freezer Units Under Custom Built Food Prep/Work Top
  • NEW Lonseal Marine Flooring Inside Entire Boat
  • NEW Raritan Electric Aft Head and NEW Raritan Manual Head Forward
  • Both Heads Custom Cabinet Work and Counter Tops
  • All Pumps NEW, Shower Discharge, Fresh Water
  • New Isotemp Hot Water Heater
  • All NEW LED Alpenglow Interior Overhead and Reading Lights
  • All NEW 12 Volt Fans Mounted in Saloon, Galley and Both Berths


  • NEW Electronics: Simrad NSS7 Evo2, Radar, AIS, Chartplotter (All Integrated)
  • NEW Super-Low Amp Draw DD15 Direct Drive Autopilot on Pedestal
  • NEW VHF ICOM Radio
  • NEW West Marine Cockpit Speakers
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing


  • NEW Beta Marine 60HP Engine & Transmission, only 126 hours (10/2017)
  • NEW 3-Blade Fixed Prop to Match Engine & Boat Size
  • Completely Re-built Engine Room with NEW Sound Insulation
  • NEW Aluminum Fuel &  S/S Water Tanks
  • Custom Built Fuel Manifold System (Supply & Return) for the (3) New Fuel Tanks
  • Fuel Scrubbing System that Bypasses Engine
  • (2) NEW Kyocera KD150GX -LFBS - 150W Solar Panels on Hard Top
  • NEW Rutland 1200 Wind generator
  • (2) NEW Marine Air Air Conditioner Units (16,000 BTU & 7000 BTU)
  • NEW Blue Sea Custom Electrical Panels
  • All Navigation & Deck Lights (NEW Stectronics LED’s)
  • All Wiring in Both Masts Replaced (Wiring was put in a PVC Pipe in Mizzen Mast)
  • Almost All Inside Wiring Replaced
  • (6) NEW 6-volt Golf Cart Batteries
  • NEW Trace 2500 watt Inverter/Charger
  • New Switch Panel in Cockpit to Control All Outside Lights
  • All NEW Bilge Pumps Wired on Separate Circuit
Cockpit, Deck & Hull


  • ALL Exterior Wood Removed Except Cockpit Seat
  • Teak Bow Pulpit Deck Replaced w/Solid Fiberglass
  • New Aluminum Slotted Toe Rail
  • New Non-Skid on Deck Surface
  • Complete Awlgrip Paint Job (3 coats of primer / 4 coats of paint)
  • (2) Additional Custom Lewmar Hatches in Salon Area
  • All NEW Deck Hatches - Lewmar Ocean Series
  • All Wooden Hatch Bases Replaced with FRP
  • NEW Rocna Vulcan Anchor
  • NEW Fortress FX37 Anchor
  • NEW Anchor Chain & Rode on Both Anchors (250' plus Chain on NEW Rocna Anchor and 100' Chain on Fortress FX37)
  • New Anchor Rollers for Both Anchors
  • All Portlights Replaced with NEW S/S from Newfound Metals
  • Cabin Roof Extended on Deck to Add NEW Deck Storage Area
  • Custom Propane Locker on Back Deck w/(2) NEW 20# Propane Bottles
  • Custom Solid FRP Dodger and Hard Top
  • NEW Full Enclosure for Cockpit
  • Custom Built FRP Companionway Slide
  • Wooden Companionway Framework Trim and Supports Replaced with Solid FRP
  • NEW Custom Zarcor Companionway Doors
  • Wood Handrails on Cabin Top Replaced with NEW S/S Handrails
  • NEW Full Enclosure for Cockpit
  • All NEW Anti-Siphon Loops on All Discharge Through Hulls
  • Completely Rebuilt and Painted Anchor Storage Locker
  • New Dynema Lifelines
Sails & Rigging


  • NEW Mainsail, Mizzen in NEW Doyle Stack Packs w/ Lazy Jacks
  • NEW Staysail and Headsail (Staysail is newer than Headsail)
  • (6) NEW Lewmar Ocean Series Winches in Cockpit
  • NEW Cars & Clutches
  • NEW Halyard Winches on Both Masts Replaced with NEW Ocean Series Lewmar
  • NEW Edson Steering Pedestal and Guard
  • NEW Edson Destroyer SS Steering Wheel
  • NEW Edson Steering Cables and Conduit

The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

All the yacht brokerage agents at the listing company are Independent Contractors.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 42' 0"
- LOA: 42' 0"
- BEAM: 12' 10"
- DRAFT: 5' 6"
- Hours: 126
- HP: 60
- Fuel: 108 gallons
- Water: 50 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Vagabond
- Model: Cutter
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Please call or email us with any questions.
800 Mariners Drive - Pier 6/7
Kemah, TX 77565
Telephone: 281-334-6500
Fax: 866-748-5490

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