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1990 Catalina 42

New Bern, North Carolina


The 1990 Catalina 42 performance sloop "Moon Shell" is available in New Bern North Carolina. She features a 3 stateroom 2 head layout with a spacious salon and galley. Moon Shell has a large comfortable cockpit with "sugar scoop"  for easy boarding from dock or tender. A well designed sail-plan and deck layout make Moon Shell easy to handle, The Nelson Marek designed hull is fast and nimble. She is well suited for club racing or cruising. She features sea water cooled refrigerator, pressure hot/cold fresh water, auto-pilot, VHF radio and depth sounder. The current owner has added an inflatable tender with outboard motor. Please see full sepcs for more details.


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Moon Shell
Make: Catalina
Model: 42
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Ctalina Yachts
Designer: Nelson Marek
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CTYT0219F090
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 41'10 ft / 12.75 m
Waterline Length: 36 ft / 10.97 m
Beam: 13'10 ft / 4.22 m
Max Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Displacement: 20,500 lb
Ballast: 8,300 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JHBE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 44hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 39 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Sloop, Racers and Cruisers

Vessel Walkthrough

Boarding Moon Shell is made easy by the walkthrough "sugar scoop" transom which brings you directly to the helm. The large wheel allows you to steer from center or either side which provides great visibility. Running rigging is lead back to clutches and winches on the cabin top so you can manage the sails from the protection of the dodger. Going forward from the cockpit you'll find nice wide side decks and spacious foredeck with anchor locker and windlass. Her fully battened mainsail is in excellent shape and nestles neatly into the sail-cradle. 

Moon Shell's companionway provides safe access below even in rough conditions. As you enter below decks there is a nav-table to Port and guest head with shower to Starboard. Forward from there is the comfortable settee with seating for 6 to Port and Galley with LP gas range, large sink and plenty of counterspace to Starboard. Aft the main cabin there are matching double guest cabins to Port and Starboard, each with double berth, hanging locker and opening port. Forward of the main cabin is the Master Cabin with Pullman berth to Port, hanging locker and chest of drawers to Starboard. The Master Head and shower are forward.


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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