ChCascade 42 Sailing yacht "BORN FREE" For Sale or Trade for Real Estate

Cascade 42 Sloop


Honolulu, Hawaii

For Sale

Cascade 42 Sloop



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 contact

General Specs and Information

Model: CASCADE 42

Year launched: 1973

Year hull was molded: 1972

Rig: Bowsprit Sloop


General Specifications:

Overall length 46" (with bowsprit included);

Hull length: 42'0"

Waterline: 34'0"

Beam: 11'11"

Draft: 6'4"

Displacement: 18,500 lbs.

Ballast: 6200 lbs.

Builder: Yacht Constructors, Inc.

Hull: Fiberglass

Deck: Plywood frames/FG over

Keel: Iron/fin-bulb

Steering: Ped./spade rudder

A/P: None

Vane: None

Settee of a Cascade 42 similar to that of "Born Free"

Spars and Rigging

Mast(s): Aluminum Boom: Wood Whisker Pole: None

Spinnaker Pole: No

Standing rigging: S/S 1x19

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, 75 gallons

Material: Built in tank: 188 gallons Material: Fiberglass

Holding tanks: Yes Material: Unknown

Electrical Equipment

DC: 12V AC: 110V outlets

Shore power: Yes w/cord Alternator(s): Yes

Wind charger: None

Battery charger: Yes

Solar Ch: None Inverter/Genset: Yes/None

Batteries: 2 ea. 4D lead/acid

Cascade 42 similar to "Born Free"

Navigation/Radio Equipment

Depth sounder: No

Knotmeter: None Wind velocity: None Wind direction: None

Compass: Yes

Radar: None LORAN: None GPS: None

Plotter: None

SATNAV: None RDF: None

VHF: Yes SSB: None HAM: None

Stereo: Yes Excellent speaker system TV: None VCR: None Other: None

Accommodations - 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"

Additional remarks:

(A) Off-shore cruising, sloop rig

(B) Hull and deck are insulated

(C) Lots of boat with lots of privacy.

All information in this document if believed to be correct, but is not warranted so.

About Cascade Boats

(Excerpts from an Internet article)

Cascades 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.)


Whether 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.

All information is believed to be correct but not warranted



Layout of a Cascade 42 Ketch ( same layout as the sloop but with soft dodger )

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