1981 Tartan T42, 42 ft | asking $115,000


This 1981 Tartan T42, Receta, boasts a distinguished pedigree with unmistakable lines that proudly bear the signature of Sparkman & Stephens' renowned design expertise. Beyond her aesthetic charm, Receta exceeds expectations offshore. Her helm is beautifully balanced, providing responsive and enjoyable sailing. With a Scheel keel, 5' draft, a .43 ballast/displacement ratio, a theoretical hull speed of 7.58 knots, and a sail plan ready for any sea conditions, Receta effortlessly handles bluewater passages and coastal cruising alike. Comfortably accommodating six for dinner or underway, the thoughtfully designed cockpit is also an excellent layout for short or single-handed sailing.
Below deck, Receta offers a haven of comfort and tranquility. The interior has been thoughtfully customized by her owner to accommodate a cruising lifestyle. The updates were designed and executed to seamlessly blend with the original interior style and color, featuring a number of customizations using beautiful teak details. Generous headroom and ample storage throughout the vessel, complemented by plenty of airflow facilitated through large hatches and numerous opening ports, enhance overall comfort on the hook. Whether on a passage or comfortably anchored in paradise, Receta's performance and stability make your cruising experience a joy. 
This beloved yacht, which served as the liveaboard home for the voyages chronicled in the acclaimed books "An Embarrassment of Mangoes" and later, "The Spice Necklace" is now ready for new owners to embark on their own unforgettable journeys.
Receta's owner has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the maintenance and upkeep of this timeless classic, with every detail meticulously documented and available upon request. The level of care invested surpasses industry standards, and the opportunity to acquire a vessel of this pedigree at a fraction of the cost to build such craftsmanship today, is not to be missed. Fully equipped and meticulously maintained, Receta awaits those with an eye for character in a yacht who seek a vessel that embodies the spirit of adventure, and the joy of sailing. 
I invite you to learn more about Receta. The owner of this fine vessel was generous enough to provide a wealth of knowledge about his time on board his beloved Receta. His remarks are below and many more details, maintenance records, and photos upon request! 


$ 115,000

Length: 42 ft
Location: Chaguaramas

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