Norman Cross was a design engineer who turned his automotive and aerospace expertise to trimarans from 1968 until 1990. His complete range of trimaran designs was very influential during the multihull renaissance and many boats were built from his plans during the 70's and 80's - especially on the West Coast. Cross designs are beautiful and functional and perform well at sea. They have been well tested and have made significant voyages on the Pacific and throughout the World. Most Cross trimarans are constructed of cold molded double-diagonal plywood saturated in resin and sheathed in fiberglass and are slowly giving way to the ravages of time. A very few later builds were constructed with Airex and Klegecell foam coring instead of double-diagonal plywood. This is a foam core Cross 42. She was constructed over 12 years by her Seller and has been enjoyed in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. She is currently at a private dock in the Gulf Islands for the Winter. Photography is limited for now, but don't let that slow you down. If you are shopping for a light, durable, and seakindly trimaran don't wait until Spring! She can be easily accessed by ferry from Vancouver - just call or email to set it up.

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LOA: 44'
YEAR: 1992
USD: $135,000
LYING: Canada
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Managing Broker
Matthew Dunning

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 25 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in

Equipment & Specifications


Polyester and Airex PVC foam hulls

Polyester and Klegecell decks, bulkheads, floors and seats

44x25x4 draft including a 2 ft keel that protects the propeller and skeg hung rudder

Amas have water-tight bulkhead forward with hatch for use as saillocker and central storage

Bottom is epoxy coated

Fresh bottom paint 2015

Topside paint is polyurethane



Ketch rigged with Isomat masts, all working sails and sheets and halyards

Anderson SS winches all self-tailing except one



Marinised Nissan ED33 65 hp ex bus engine installed 1994

Starter rebuilt 2013

New raw water pump 2015

Twin Racor diesel filters



460 ah 12 volt engine bank composed of 2 volt deep cycle batteries in series

450 ah 12 volt house bank composed of 2 volt deep cycle batteries in series

Heart inverter/charger 1kW

80 amp alternator rebuilt 2014

BP 123 watt solar panel with regulator



Koden 32 mile RADAR

Icom 735 ham/SSB with auto tuner


On Deck

52 SS wheel and hydraulic steering and auto pilot

Parachute sea anchor

44 lb Bruce main anchor, 65 lb Danforth emergency

700 lb windlass


Accommodation & Comfort

3 double bunks

Shower in bow

2 burner stove with oven

2 burner drop in stove top

12 volt fridge

Force 10 BBQ

5 aluminum propane tanks

200 L Diesel and 250 L water tanks

Two heads are Lavac (new sanitation hose 2015)

2 x 50L holding tanks

Disclaimer: The Multihull 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.

Managing Broker

Matthew Dunning

Office Phone: 206-297-1151
Fax: 206-347-4091
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