This Cascade 42 sloop rigged
ocean-going cruiser is a documented vessel named "Born Free".
Its previous owner, sailed "Born Free" to the South
Seas, as far as Antofagasta, Chile, back north through the Panama
and the islands of the Carribean, as far North in the Atlantic
as the St. Lawrence River and into the Great Lakes, and back
to the Panama Canal and Hawaii.
Born Free's present
owner replaced the mast and rigging, refiberglassed the top of
the boat, installed 15 new portholes, put a new Volvo Penta diesel
engine, new, state-of-the-art dripless packing box, new voltage
regulator and charger, new fuel tank and had it rewired. Additionally,
the old interior was removed and replaced it with a new interior
and paneling. The hull is in excellent shape and is typical of
the fine construction of Cascade Yachts. "Born Free"
is presently moored at the Ala Wai Yacht in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The boat is in very good condition,
and was recently drydocked and painted with four coats of the
best bottom paint.
This boat could sail
anywhere. It is good looking and safe. A true blue water cruiser
which can be sailed single handed easily. If you have any questions
Specs and Information
Model: CASCADE 42
Year launched: 1973
Year hull was molded:
Rig: Bowsprit Sloop
Overall length 46"
(with bowsprit included);
Hull length: 42'0"
Ballast: 6200 lbs.
Builder: Yacht Constructors,
Deck: Plywood frames/FG
Settee of a Cascade
42 similar to that of "Born Free"
Spars and Rigging
Boom: Wood Whisker Pole: None
Spinnaker Pole: No
Running rigging: Sails
and Sail Control Main: 1 each, good Genoas: 1 each, good; 2 add'l
optional Working jibs: Storm Storm trysail, New Spinnaker, Other
sails:, Halyard winches: 5
Sheet winches: 4 Main
reef: Slab reefing Jib reef: 1 row Vang: None
Engine Model: Volvo
Penta 3 cyl. 33 HP
Propeller: 3 blade/fixed
HP: 33 Number of cylinders:
Three; Condition: Excellent
Hours: Est. 100
Cruising speed @ RPM:
6.5 knots@2200 RPM
Fuel consumption per
hour: .65 gallons/hr
Fuel tanks: 1 tanks,
Material: Built in
tank: 188 gallons Material: Fiberglass
Holding tanks: Yes
DC: 12V AC: 110V outlets
Shore power: Yes w/cord
Wind charger: None
Battery charger: Yes
Solar Ch: None Inverter/Genset:
Batteries: 2 ea. 4D
Cascade 42 similar
to "Born Free"
Depth sounder: No
Knotmeter: None Wind
velocity: None Wind direction: None
Radar: None LORAN:
None GPS: None
SATNAV: None RDF:
VHF: Yes SSB: None
Stereo: Yes Excellent
speaker system TV: None VCR: None Other: None
Total sleeping accommodations: 7 in 3 cabins Double berths: Two
Single berths: Three Number of cabins/staterooms: 2 aft, main
salon and 1 for'd Head #1 : For'd of main cabin Enclosed: Yes
Shower: Yes Head #2: None Enclosed: N/A Shower: N/A Dinette:
L shape dinette Chart table: Yes Paneling and trim: Mahogany
and white Upholstery: Fabric Floor: Unknown Galley and Appliances
Location: starboard Sink: Big single H/C: Pres. H/C Ref: Yes,
3 level Stove: LPG 3 burn + oven
Anchor systems Anchor
#1 type: 45# Bruce Anchor #1 rode: Chain, 300' 5/8" nylon
Anchor #2 type: 45# CQR Anchor #2 rode: 100' 3/8" BBB chain
Windlass: 2 speed Manual: Yes Electric: No Safety Equipment PFD's:
5 Flares: Unknown Horseshoe: Yes EPIRB: None Life raft: None
Dinghy: None Bilge pumps: 1 man, 1 elec Horn: Unknown Bell: Yes
MOB pole: None Fire extinguishers portable: Yes Additional design
notations and special equipment Cabin/deck style: Aft cockpit
Dodger: FG dodger Canvas covers: Sail covers
Interior view of a
Cascade 42 similar to "Born Free"
(A) Off-shore cruising,
(B) Hull and deck
(C) Lots of boat with
lots of privacy.
All information in
this document if believed to be correct, but is not warranted
(Excerpts from an
have been finished by hundreds of owners, each in a different
way, yet nothing disastrous has ever happened. In fact the problem,
if there is one, is that owner-builders tend to overbuild everything.
But then the hulls are also overbuilt as well, laminated with
8 layers of 24 oz. woven roving below the waterline on the 29
and 12 layers on the 42. (The expression "bulletproof"
is often bandied around, but 45 slugs really do bounce off these
hulls, which have survived groundings and collisions that would
have sunk lighter boats.)
you wish to sail the Pacific, or simply have a beautiful yacht
to come to and stay in Hawaii , at one of the most beautiful
vacation resorts in the world (without having to pay $300 or
more per day for a hotel) BORN FREE is the boat and home for
you - waiting.
is believed to be correct but not warranted
OF "BORN FREE"
PHOTOS OF "BORN FREE"
of a Cascade 42 Ketch ( same layout as the sloop but with soft
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