1981 Whitby 42' (12.80 m)

Florida, United States


FIN (formerly Scherzo) is offered for sale by her new owners as they have been unexpectedly transferred out of state and don't want to put her in storage before they sail off on their dream cruise. She is a beautiful example of the popular Whitby 42 ketch built in Ontario, Canada.

Vessel ID# 2780837    Last Updated: 2021-11-24 17:01:54


FIN (formerly Scherzo) is offered for sale by her new owners as they have been unexpectedly transferred out of state and don't want to put her in storage before they sail off on their dream cruise. She is a beautiful example of the popular Whitby 42 ketch built in Ontario, Canada. The former owners lived aboard and sailed her from Maine to Tobago and back to Florida from 2011 to 2019. They decided to move on to another adventure and sold her to her current owners in January, 2021. She is berthed in Jacksonville, Florida. She was hauled out at St. Augustine in March/April, 2020, for bottom paint, clean/wax hull, and insurance renewal survey (C&V). She was hauled and surveyed again in January, 2021, prior to transfer of ownership. That survey is available. The current owners have replaced the galley sink and completed some needed repairs in the aft cabin. She is ready to sail!!   

Equipment list including upgrades/additions/improvements:

New masts: JSI main - 2009

           mizzen - 2008

Triadic stay - 2009

Sail inventory: full batten Harding main

            full batten Harding mizzen (needs repair/replace)

            North storm trysail (like new)

            Lee staysail (like new)

            120% Eastern yankee

            135% Doyle genoa

Back-up sail inventory: Lee main

                    Lee mizzen (currently in use)

                    135% Lee genoa

ATN Top Climber

Furlex roller furler 

66 lb. Bruce primary anchor w/300 ft. 3/8 galv. chain

Fortress FX-37 secondary anchor at bow

Delta Fastset and Danforth back-up anchors aft

100 ft. 3/8 galv. chain & 200+ ft. 5/8 nylon back-up rode

All chainplates removed/inspected/replaced as necessary - 2012 

New lifeline stanchions - raised to 27 in.

Welded pulpit

Pushpit extended and larger footpads added


ACR mod. RLB 32 (406 MHz) EPIRB

ICOM IC-802 SSB radio 

ICOM IC-M502 VHF radio

ICOM VHF Command Mic II at binnacle

Badboy wifi booster antenna

Garmin 5208 touch screen GPS/chartplotter/fishfinder 

Garmin GSD 22 fishfinder/depth transducer

Furuno 1623 radar w/12 in. radome

Raymarine ST-6002 autopilot 

Datamarine/Phoenix System multi-function/wind/depth displays - cockpit bulkhead

Sirius satellite radio & weather antennas mounted & wired 


Air Breeze wind generator

2 x 85 watt solar panels 

2 x 8D AGM house batteries - 2017

105 amp AGM engine start battery - 2020

Magnum Magna Sine mod. 2012 inverter/charger 

Powermax PM125S alternator (125 amp)

Balmar MC-614 multi-stage voltage regulator

Dometic 12V SuperCold refrig all new 2016 / evaporator plate replaced 2019

Tasco 3 burner propane stove/oven

Lewmar folding wheel (original destroyer wheel included)

Hynautic hydraulic steering

Freshwater washdown in cockpit

Forespar Novalift outboard motor lift w/Edson bracket on pushpit

Magma propane grill on pushpit

10 lb. aluminum propane tank 

3 stainless steel fishing rod holders

Lifesling w/hard case on pushpit

Viking 4 person life raft

Jabsco portable electric oil change kit - mates to oil evacuation hose on eng. oil pan

Sea chest raw water intake - minimizes thru-hull fittings 

Racor 500M primary fuel filter w/elec. primer pump

Two engine mounted secondary fuel filters

Motor mounts replaced - 2015

New prop shaft / cutlass bearing - 2015

Cap rail removed and re-caulked - 2015 


Sunbrella dodger/bimini new in 2014 - re-sewn and new glass - 2020

Full Sunbrella deck awnings (3 pieces) 

Sunbrella cockpit cushion coverings

Groco manual toilets in forward and aft heads 

Newfound Metals opening ports in all cabin spaces

Aft cabin hatch factory refurbished - 2020

Clozure/Peekaboo sliding shades on all cabin windows/opening ports

Boss brand AM/FM/CD player -2020

2 x Sony speakers forward bulkhead 

2 x West Marine speakers aft cabin 

Adventure Marine Medical Kit 2000 

HMC custom mattress in aft cabin

Spares: alternator


       Jabsco engine mounted raw water pump 

       Jabsco electric fresh water system pump

       Jabsco electric macerator pump

Paper charts / chart kits from Maine to SE Caribbean Is.

1YACHT is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Edwards Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 42' (12.80 Meters)

Type: Sail- Used

Year: 1981

Beam: 13'

Draft Max: 5' 0''

Cabins: 3

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Bridge Clearance: 62'

Fuel Tank: 100 Gallons (378.54 Liters)

Fresh Water: 200 Gallons (757.08 Liters)

Holding Tank: 40 Gallons (151.42 Liters)

Displacement: 23500

Dry Weight: 30000

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Ford Lehman
  • Engine Model: 2712E
  • Engine Year: 1981
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

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