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La Buena Vida is a rare 2 cabin Centerline Catalina 42 ready to go cruising with all the right equipment.  The vessel features a hard dodger, 420 Watts of solar panels, Spectra Ventura Watermaker, Davits, full electronics including SSB, new standing rigging and fresh bottom paint. In pristine condition and ready to set off on another adventure.


Engine Brand Yanmar
Year Built 2003
Engine type Inboard
Engine power 54 HP
Boat Name La Buena Vida
Boat Condition Used
Boat Class Racers and Cruisers
Hull Material Fiberglass
No of Single 2
No of Double Berths 2
No of Cabin 2
Keel Type Fin Keel
Flag of Registry US
LOA 42
Beam 13.83
Maximum draft 6.67
Displacement 20500
Water Tank 111 Gallons
Fuel Tank 68 Gallons
No of Fuel Tank 2
Holding Tank 52 Gallons

Vessel Description

The Catalina 42 MarkII has earned an international reputation as the leader in her class. Design, cruising performance, and comfort, all make the Catalina 42 the first choice of sailors worldwide. The hull of the 42 MkII is high volume, and easily driven, with a fine entry, firm midship section, and smooth run aft terminating in a modified reverse transom with an uncommonly spacious and functional boarding platform. Each of the four different cabin arrangements feature varnished teak joinery, ash hull side paneling, excellent light and ventilation. The Two Cabin Centerline model offers a large Island Berth in the with ensuite head and shower.


  •  Large Airy Main Salon with Brown Ultraleather Cushions
  • Freshly Varnished Teak and Holly Sole
  • Dinette to port in main salon converts to queen berth 
  • Settee seating to starboard in main salon with Storage Under
  • Large Galley with double stainless sink, Refrigerator and Frigiboat Keel Cooled Freezer 
  • Navigation Table to starboard
  • Aft Head featuers a Jabso Fresh water electric Head, Watermaker controls and in-head shower
  • Guest Stateroom aft to port with entrance to head from stateroom
  • Owners Stateroom Features and Islands Berth forward with plenty of ventilation and opening hatches and ports.
  • Owners Head has private access from Stateroom and features a Jabsco Fresh Water flush head and separate shower.


  • 3 Burner Propane Stove with oven
  • Top and front loading Adler Barbour refrigerator 
  • Figiboat Keel cooled freezer 
  • New Microwave
  • Separate Galley storage with shelves and bins
  • Large storage locker in aft of galley
  • Keurig K Cup Coffee Maker
  • Dishes, silverware, pots and pans
  • Custom Netting for galley storage


  • Raymarine ST 60 Speed and Depth Instruments at helm
  • Raymarine ST 60 Windpoint/Windspeed at helm
  • Raymarine SL 70 Color Radar/Chartplotter with mast mounted 2kw Dome
  • Raymarine  Autopilot with S3 Corepack and Type II linear drive 
  • Raymarine ST 60 Multi at Nav station
  • ICOM M802 SSB with insulated Backstay
  • Standard Matrix AIS/VHF/DSC Radio with command mike in cockpit
  • Portable Handheld VHF
  • Ritchie Compas
  • Samsung Flatscreen TV with DVD Player
  • Pioneer Stereo with Polk Speakers in Cockpit and interior speakers


  • 12v and 110v electrical systems
  •  Voltmeter and amp meter
  • 3 – 4D Lead Acid Batteries (8/2018)
  • Battery box for 4th 4D in aft lazarette
  • Heart Inverter Charger
  • 5 Solar Panels mounted on Bimini Frame (420 watts)
  • Morningstar Tristar MPPT Solar Panel Charge COntroller
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Upgraded interior light fixtures
  • Upgraded electric fans throughout 
  • Tank monitor for Holding Tanks and Forward Water Tank
  • Spectra Ventura Watermaker
  • High Water Bilge Alarm
  • Fuel Transfer pump for additional fuel tank
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush Electric Fresh water heads

Sails and Rigging

  • Charleston Mast with In-Mast Furling mainsail
  • 140% Genoa on Schaefer furling system (upgraded schaefer furling drum installed)
  • All New Standing Rigging (2018)
  • New Upper Furling Bearing – June 2019
  • Forespar Whisker pole
  • Sail Area : 797.00 sq ft
    I : 53.00 ft
    J : 16.42 ft
    P : 46.75 ft
    E : 15.50 ft


  • Hard Dodger with grab rails-
  • White Stamoid Bimini with Connector Panel
  • Pedestal Cover
  • Winch covers
  • BBQ Cover
  • Dinghy Chaps
  • Outboard Motor Cover

Additional Equipment

  • Additional 22 Gal Fuel  Tank under Island berth with fuel transfer pump
  • Cockpit Cushions 
  • Spectra Ventura Water Maker
  • Liferaft (needs certification)
  • Bottom Paint (3/2019)
  • Full USCG Safety Gear
  • Lifesling
  • Kayak Racks
  • New Fixed Prop 2011
  • New Uncoated lifelines (2018)
  • Dehumidifier
  • Handheld Vacuum
  • Magma BBQ with hose to propane tank
  • Second Propane Tank
  • Spare Parts
  • Ocean Marine Davits
  • Outboard Motor Lifting Crane
  • Achilles Dinghy
  • Dinghy Chaps
  • Dinghy Anchor Roller
  • Dinghy Beaching Wheels
  • Plexiglas Hatchboard Insert
  • Yamaha 4hp Outboard
  • Space Heater
  • Comprehensive maintenance records


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.

Owner’s personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller’s personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Yellow and Blue Kayaks shown in sailing shots are not included as part of the sale of the vessel.

Contact Information


Please contact Bob Nahm at 805-666-9676 or bob@seacoastyachts.com to arrange to view this exceptional Catalina 42.

Contact Information

42′ Catalina 42 MkII 2003

Oxnard, CA

Status: Sale Pending