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1982 Whitby Ketch
Contact Name: Eleanor Phone: 850-776-2048
Please contact the owner at 850-776-two zero four eight or eleanorbeaches(at)gmail.com for more info on this Whitby 42 Ketch...
The Whitby 42 is a rugged-looking, full keeled, heavy displacement cruiser designed by Ted Brewer in 1973 but lacking the “Brewer bite” that improved the performance of her sisterships, the Brewer 12.8 and Brewer 44.
Although the most commercially successful of Ted Brewer’s designs, and considered a good value, liveaboard shoal water cruiser, opinion is that the Whitby 42 is not as rugged as she might suggest.
Although she has completed serious offshore passages, weaknesses in her construction mean that she is not the preferred choice for serious blue water sailors.
Not renowned for performance under sail, the accommodations are perhaps the real attraction of this center cockpit cruiser as well as the 5′ draft which is excellent for shoal waters.