Martin Bird and Associates Inc.
326 First Street Suite 35
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
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1985 Nova 42 Sundeck

location icon Galesville, Maryland
Year 1985
Length 42 ft

The Nova 42 Sundeck is a popular solid glass, semi-displacement long-range cruiser. Strong, stable with a low COG; long keeled and efficient. She has a roomy salon, huge master, and a functional lower helm station. New to the market. Many upgrades and updates. Full specs and details to follow.


Year Built 1985
Category Power
Length Overall 42 ft
Beam 13'8 ft
Max Draft 3'8 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Min Draft 3'8 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 270 hp
Cruising Speed 9 kn
Maximum Speed 12 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 500 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 300 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 50 gal
Dry Weight 26,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Lehman
Model: SP 135
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 135hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1985
Engine Hours: 1359
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Ford Lehman
Model: SP 135
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 135hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1985
Engine Hours: 1399
Engine Location: Starboard
Recent Upgrades

Quick list of recent updates. Full specifications to follow:


  • Holding Tank
  • Refrigerator
  • a/c units
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Grey water waste tank
  • Fresh water pump system

And, much more...

Electrical Service

New 8D Batteries

Battery Charger: NewMar HDM30

50 Amp Shore Service

Generator - 8kw Westerbeke Diesel Genset in Soundbox


  • Furuno Video Sounder FMV 605
  • King 8002 Loran-C (DNW!)
  • Aqua Probe Digital d/f
  • Aquameter Prestige Compass
  • West Marine MC 795 VHF
  • Garmin FF 160
  • Magellan HH GPS 2000 XL
  • Weems & Plath Barometer and Tide Clock
Galley Equipment
  • Seward Electric Range - model 3347
  • Norcold AC/DC Refrigerator, 7.0 cu. ft. (NEW - 2015)
  • GE Microwave 500w
  • Conventional Oven
  • Dual Stainless Sinks
  • Shur-flo Series 163 Pressure Water Regulator

Forward and aft heads equipped with:

  • PAR Electric Marine push-button toilet, Model 37010
  • Separate Stall Showers
  • Sink, vanity mirror, medicine cabinet
  • PAR Flange-mount engineroom blower, model 35400
  • Rule bilge pumps with back-up switches
  • Nighthawk combo Smoke and C.O Alarms
  • KIDDE Marine Fyre Watch fire supression system
Air Conditioning and Heat
  • MarineAir reverse cycle systems, new in 2012: Three zone, digital thermostat
  • West Marine portable heater
Notable Additional Equipment
  • Weaver Snap-Davit system (Tender not included)
  • Good Automatic Anchor Windlass
  • Whirlpool electric water heater
  • Jabsco self-priming mascerator pump #18590Johnson Pump Aqua-jet UNO WPS 5.2 Fresh Water pump with accumulator
  • Bennett V351 Trim Tabs
  • Racor fuel/water separators @ 3
  • Capilano Hydraulic Steering model 250 V
  • Packless Sealing System (PSS) shaft seals
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.
Additional Contact Information

Call Jeff Martini for an appointment. 301-502-8615