Marlow Hunter 42ss – NEW

Phone: ​​​​​​​1-800-665-2336

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Year: NEW

LOA: 41’3″

Location: Factory Order, BC

Excitement in Fluid Dynamics

The all new 42SS from Marlow-Hunter advances the acclaimed styling and features introduced by the 40 in 2013, the 37 in 2014 and the 31 in 2015 with its clean profile, enhanced deck access and deck operations centers.

Beyond the evolutionary and striking beauty however, the SS designation is not given without basis, as it connotes the era of American Muscle Cars denoting “Super Sport” when lumbering and obese chariots had held sway previously. The 42 features an optional all lead performance keel and exhibits astounding righting moment in heeling tests, able to go to weather with high performance cruisers and easily outdistance the normal offerings from well known manufacturers, outpointing and at higher speeds than competitive brands. The highly developed chines add significant power to the lovely aft sections for exceptional stability. These chines and added buoyancy aft, provide superb downwind control in a big breeze that will have others searching for smaller sail area or shelter.

While designed to be very fast on all points of sail, it features a functional and beautifully crafted interior to put the imports to shame on quality of materials, fit, finish and design. You will find no faux wood or pressed sawdust cabinetry intended for low cost camper interiors expected to never get wet. There are no monkey fur like wall coverings or gratuitous use of mirrors to divert the eye. There are no cheap imitations of solid surface counters, as Dupont Corian is our sole choice as standard. This is not a stark ode to whimsical and soon obsolete “statement” to be lost in the faddish backscatter of yesterday’s fad. A Marlow-Hunter sailing yacht is a finely finished showpiece built of noble woods, protected by today’s science and technology to provide years and years of only occasional wiping of her nearly impervious fittings.

The 42SS is true to that heritage in every way from Keel to Truck. The aft cabin resembles a center cockpit model, having no vague competitor within a 4’-5’ size differential and a main salon to do justice to a 46. Just abaft the salon through convenient entries port and starboard lays the centerline queen bed flanked by lovely joinery, numerous proper storage areas duplicated port and starboard for captain and mate. Forward lies a hidden vanity and triple mirror to dress by with yet another lovely example of old world cabinetry skills revealed in her exquisite level of finish everywhere. The sheer volume of storage in fine cabinetry does not prevent ease of access to key inspection points; rather it is enhanced by properly placed openings to assure ease of maintenance. When standing in either the port or starboard entry areas headroom of over 6’ is provided despite her exceptionally low profile and windage that assists in docking, anchoring and sailing. The cabin itself is a 360 degree display of yacht craftsmanship at the highest level including ball bearing drawer slides in lieu of rust prone mobile home hardware. Opening ports allow a fresh breezes and light in abundance. There is no word for the volumes of storage, headroom, built in vanity on centerline forward and the sheer ambience, fit and finish other than opulent, yet understated as one would expect from a fine yacht. The spacious, bright and airy toilet compartment allows private entrance from the aft cabin or salon, with a twin sink and vanity head and spacious stall shower between, providing for his and her vanities or privacy for guests and owner party.

Anti-Microbial elements are molded into its mirror smooth and attractive finish to retard molds, mildew and other airborne elements. An optional fresh water flush toilet is quiet and efficient with low water usage. A Marlow-Hunter sailing yacht contains no hidden caverns inaccessible to normal inquiry and no wood lurks behind a molded plastic or chopped fiberglass headliner to harbor a petri dish of odor producing critters. Instead the innovative Whisper Liner soft headliner adds class and a look of quality, while providing 100% access in a few minutes with a common hand tool. The forward cabin is roughly twice the size of the deservedly popular MH40 and may be opened to view from the anchor well locker aft through the huge main salon to the entry of the large aft cabin with centerline berth. Full width hand built doors of the finest hardwoods close a finely crafted main bulkhead and, at the flick of a wrist, the staterooms become perfectly private, comfortable and luxurious places of rest and relaxation retaining the overall warm glow and ambience including a highly unusual amount of storage.

In fact, personal items storage is found in unusual amounts of artistically hand built and dovetailed drawers and cabinets that encircle the commodious forward cabin with matching hanging lockers, large drawers and clever storage features. Cedar lined closets keep shore clothing fresh and perfectly dry. Consider that like all Marlow Yacht and Marlow-Hunter products, beneath the finely finished woods and high end fabrics with modern appliances beats the heart and similar concept structure of a military jet, allowing finite engineering to provide far greater strength, stability and longevity compared to ordinary generic resin and chopper gun built boats so favored by the low cost, low value offerings that appear worn, haggard and loose in just a few seasons of normal use. Her spine is Dupont Kevlar, including a wide ring frame that encircles the entire mid-section to triangulate and cancel rigging loads, providing protection against floating objects while creating a stiff boat unequaled, unless one purchases a dedicated single purpose ocean racing boat.

Kevlar is 9-10 times as strong as generic fabrics, and the hull and deck coring of NIDA CORE, invented for the aviation industry of polypropylene honeycomb, is seven times as strong in impact tests compared to the highest grades of Balsa without absorbing one drop of moisture within its lifetime, unlike Balsa which will act as a sponge over time, leading to rot, mold and delamination as is well recorded in shipyard maintenance records. In fact Marlow considers Balsa an unacceptable choice for any usage within a yacht worthy of the name based on fifty years in the marine industry experience. Topsides, the cockpit is larger than usual and much wider than seen in yachts of this size range. Part of this spacious and practical volume is made possible by our exclusive single tacking helm module allowing the helm to follow the helmsman on a unique pivoting mechanism, while eliminating the linkage of two helms and providing the unused space for a large storage box where a snake’s nest of cabling, rods and swivels usually reside.

Lines lead aft in logical patterns so that the vessel may easily be singlehanded. For entertaining, no bumping of knees for cockpit gatherings with its width approximately 50% greater than the normal 40’ sailing yacht and crowned by simply sexy seating in a semi-circle/oval arrangement. Finally, for nonskid, we have again featured SeaDek, our decking of choice despite the extra cost. Its presentation is like fine teak yet requires no maintenance other than washing with the boat. It is by far the best anti-slip we have seen, and its temperature never changes noticeably, hot or cold. Its feeling on bare feet or shoes is like a favorite chair and, in our two years of testing in the real world, it is exceptionally durable. Lastly, it is simply beautiful and accentuates the fine craftsmanship of our new 42SS.

Specifications for: Marlow Hunter 42SS


Displacement – Deep: 19,098 lbs | 8,662 kg
Length Overall: 41’3″ | 12.57 m
Hull Length: 40’0″ | 12.19 m
Waterline Length: 36’0″ | 10.97 m
Beam: 13’2″ | 4.01 m
Draft – Shoal: 5’2″ | 1.57 m
Draft – Deep:  6’8″ | 2.03 m
Displacement – Shoal: 19,700 lbs | 8,935 kg
Ballast – Shoal: 6,027 lbs | 2,733 kg
Ballast – Deep: 5,425 lbs | 2,460 kg
Mast Height – From Waterline – Furling: 63’3″ | 19.27 m
Sail Area – Furling: 970 sq ft | 84.54 sq m
Headroom: 6’6″ | 1.98 m
Fuel Capacity: 50 gal | 189 L
Water Capacity: 90 gal | 341 L
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal | 151 L
Water Heater: 5 gal | 19 L
Inboard Engine: 45 HP | 33.1 kW
CE Classification: A/10

  • Boom vang
  • Furling mast, Sparcraft®, B and R with fractional rig
  • Inboard jib tracks with adjustable cars
  • Internal halyards led to cockpit
  • Jib furling system
  • Jib, 110% furling with acrylic sun cover
  • Mainsail, furling
  • Mainsheet purchase system with adjustable traveler
  • Rigging line stoppers and organizers, two sets
  • Winch handles (2)
  • Winches, (2) Jib, 2-speed, self-tailing, #45 at helm
  • Winches, (2) Rigging, 2-speed, self-tailing, #40
  • Windex® wind vane
  • Bilge pump, manual
  • Cockpit arch, stainless steel
  • Fixed heeling foot brace on sole (x2)
  • Flip up cockpit table leafs (x2)
  • Halyard tail stowage bags
  • Rotating helm seat, stainless steel structure, teak slat seat
  • Sole and seat storage lockers
  • Stationary pedestal steering
  • Stern rail seats, stainless steel structure, teak slat seat
  • Transom shower, hot and cold
  • Transom swim platform, fold-down
  • Two-part extended companionway sliding hatch with stainless steel handrails
  • Anchor roller, double offset
  • Anchor well with space for
  • Rode and chain
  • Blister prevent technology hull
  • Bow pulpit, stainless steel
  • Bronze thru-hulls below waterline
  • Deck handrails, stainless steel
  • Dorade vents (2)
  • Hatches, opening deck, with screens
  • HKT Kevlar® reinforcement, deck and hull rigging zone band, hull bow and bottom
  • Hull and deck structural honeycomb grid reinforcement (Nidacore®)
  • Hull windows (4), fixed
  • Hull, FRP/Nidacore® sandwich above waterline, solid FRP bottom
  • Hull/deck marriage using MarGuard™ technique
  • Keel, shoal draft
  • Lifelines, double with 2 gates and stainless steel stanchions
  • LPG tank storage for two bottles
  • Mooring cleats, (6) stainless steel, folding
  • Ports, opening, with screens
  • Rubrail with stainless steel insert
  • Rudder, balanced spade, with stainless steel shaft
  • Seadek® decking, full deck coverage
  • Swim platform with stainless steel telescoping ladder
  • Transom storage compartments
  • Bench seat
  • Hanging locker (x2), cedar-lined
  • Large social opening to main salon with sturdy folding wood blind
  • Mattress, foam
  • Private forward cabin
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Storage shelving
  • Under-berth storage space
  • Corian® countertop
  • Dish rack cabinet with lighting and ventilation
  • Flip-down spice cabinet
  • Microwave
  • Side loading fridge/freezer combo or top loading fridge/freezer combo
  • Sinks, double stainless steel with cutting boards
  • Stainless steel hand rails / drop guards
  • Storage cabinet with triple stack outer rotating storage compartments
  • Storage cabinets, drawers and shelving
  • Stove, two burner, LPG, gimbaled with oven
  • Accordion shades
  • Cherry laminated furniture
  • Companionway steps with stainless steel grab rails
  • Convenient engine access
  • Deck side windows, fixed
  • Deluxe cushion/fabric package
  • Dinette table, convertible to berth with filler cushion
  • Electronics station with space for additional components
  • Handrails, port and starboard, stainless steel with leather wrap
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Hull side storage compartment and cabinets
  • Navigation station with chart table and chart storage bins
  • Profiled and coordinated hardwood trim
  • Wine storage chamber with rack
  • Berth, queen with form mattress and headboard
  • Extensive storage shelves, night stands and compartment storage space
  • Hanging locker (x2), cedar-lined
  • Make-up cabinet, mirrored with double doors
  • Opening port to cockpit (x2)
  • Private access to head and shower
  • Access doors, main salon and aft cabin
  • Anti-bacterial gelcoat
  • Manual marine head
  • Shower stall with adjustable shower head, wood grating, seat and folding shower door
  • Shower sump pump
  • Stainless steel sink (x2)
  • Storage compartments, upper and lower (x2)
  • Vanity access to shower stall (x2)
  • Vanity with Corian® countertop (x2)
  • 110 volt/220 volt AC electrical system with breaker panel
  • 12 volt DC electrical system with breaker panel
  • 12 volt LED cabin lighting
  • 45hp Yanmar® diesel auxiliary engine sail drive with two-blade prop
  • Alternator, 120amp
  • Battery box, engine start
  • Battery boxes (2), house
  • Battery charger, 40amp
  • Bilge pump, electric, automatic
  • Electrical outlets, AC and DC
  • Engine panel, Yanmar
  • Fresh water system, pressurized, hot and cold
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Navigation LED light package
  • NMMA certification on all systems
  • Propane gas system for galley stove
  • Raymarine® i50 depth sounder with alarm
  • Raymarine® i50 knot meter with log
  • Shore power system, 120 volt AC with cord set
  • Stereo, AM/FM CD player, speakers in main salon and cockpit arch pod with speakers
  • Tank gauges for fuel, water and waste
  • VHF radio with DSC and stainless steel antenna
  • Waste holding tank with gravity discharge
  • Water heater
  • X-Change-R® oil change system
  • Air conditioning system with shore power outlet and cord
  • Automatic fire suppression system for engine
  • Bimini
  • Bimini-dodger connection
  • Bose® Lifestyle 235 upgrade with
  • 28” TV and DVD Player and cockpit stereo option
  • Bow thruster, Lewmar®, with extra battery
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit stereo
  • Colored hull gelcoat
  • Cruising spinnaker gear with winches (#45), no sail
  • Davits
  • Deep keel, iron
  • Deep keel, lead, high performance
  • Duvet bedding,
  • Diesel heating system
  • Dodger (spray hood)
  • Dura-leather upgrade
  • Dynaplate
  • Electric halyard winch, #45
  • Electric rigging winch, #45, starboard helm
  • Electric sheeting winches, #45, port helm
  • Electric Thetford® head
  • Folding 40” steering wheel
  • Freezer, or refrigerator, top loading
  • Generator – 4.0 Kw
  • Hard top with solar panels (2)
  • Hard top with tinted skylights and stainless steel handrails
  • High bilge water alarm and pump
  • Hull paint
  • Inverter, 3kw, includes extra batteries (2)
  • Lead keel (shoal or deep)
  • Leather interior cushions
  • Linen wrapped bulkheads (cherry), includes gold light fixtures and hardware
  • Propeller, 2 blade, folding
  • Raymarine® AIS 650 system
  • Raymarine® eS127 wide chart plotter with internal GPS
  • Raymarine® eS127 wide chart plotter with internal GPS and 4kw radar
  • Raymarine® eS97 chart plotter with internal GPS
  • Raymarine® eS97 chart plotter with internal GPS and 4kw radar
  • Raymarine® i60 wind machine
  • Raymarine® i70 head only
  • Raymarine® i70 package with autopilot, 1 remote, 3 displays
  • Raymarine® p70 autopilot with linear drive
  • Raymarine® Sirius® weather
  • Raymarine® smart controller/wireless remote
  • Rigid boom vang (upgrade for standard rig option only, included in standard furling rig)
  • Shipping cradle
  • Sirius® receiver and antenna, cockpit, – USA only
  • Sirius® receiver and antenna, main salon, – USA only
  • Solar panel, large, mounted on optional hard top
  • Spare rudder system
  • Standard mast-rig configuration with reefing system, dual single line led aft
  • Stern rail seat cushions
  • Teak furniture and doors
  • Teak on cockpit table
  • Tri-cabin version
  • TV for forward/aft cabin, 15” flat panel with DVD player
  • Vertical battens
  • VHF remote mic at helm
  • Wrapped teak bulkheads with teak furniture and floors
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Engine upgrade to 57hp Yanmar sail drive
  • Folding deck cleats (6)
  • Freezer (or refrigerator), top loading
  • Mattress, memory foam innerspring (aft & forward cabins)
  • Raymarine® i50 depth sounder with alarm
  • Raymarine® i50 knot meter with log
  • Steering wheel, 32″ Fastnet
  • Supreme Shade package
  • Three-blade fixed propeller
  • TV for main salon, 28″ flat panel with DVD player
  • VHF remote mic at helm
  • Custom Decor package
  • Dura-leather upgrade
  • Linen wrapped bulkheads
  • Pillows
  • Teak interior furniture & floors

The Company reserves the right to make changes to the above noted vessel description and pricing without notice. This vessel is offered for sale by the Company subject to E&OE and withdrawal without notice.

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