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1986 NOVA MARINE 42 Sundeck

$39,900 USD

  • $39,900 USD
  • Cory Webster
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trawler Yachts
  • 1986
  • 42 Sundeck
  • Galveston, Texas, US
  • Power
  • 42ft / 12.80 m
  • 13ft 8in / 4.17 m
  • Yanmar
  • 6 Phmhte
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 26000
  • 2016-08-03
  • 2016-10-04
  • 2288531

“Mary Louise” is a 1986 Nova 42 Sundeck Trawler with twin Yanmar diesels, Onan Diesel Generator and Cruisair Reverse Cycle air conditioning units. She is complimented by a beautiful teak interior with a 2 stateroom 2 head layout.

Thoroughly enjoyed by her current owners since 2000, family & friends have logged over 15,000 miles aboard “Mary Louise”. There is a proper ships log documenting ALL services and will prove excellent maintenance history. The sellers are relocating and it is time to pass this yacht on for the next owner.

Please contact me for more information. The boat is due for some maintenance and updating. Unfortunately not available for co-brokerage at this time.


A successful combination of price, comfort and performance, the Nova 42 Sundeck (also marketed as the Heritage 40 Sundeck) became one of the best buys in the small motoryacht market during the late 1980’s. Like all Nova designs of the period she was built in Taiwan on a solid fiberglass semi-displacement hull with moderate beam, hard chines, and a long, prop-protecting keel. Among several floorplans offered over the years, a roomy two-stateroom layout with the galley down became the most popular. A lower helm was a popular option, and solid teak cabinetry and teak paneling highlight the traditional interior. Topside, the full width aft deck with its teak overlay and built in wet bar is quite spacious for a 42 footer. Additional features include a large flybridge, salon deck door, hard top, radar arch, and swim platform. Note the generous fuel and water capacity.

Nova History

Long one of Taiwan’s largest and most successful builders, Nova Marine has been a prominent player in the North American boating industry since the mid 1980’s. Their products have been imported into the North American market under several names including Golden Star, Golden State, and Embassy and Heritage East. Unlike the many less competitive Taiwan yards that have disappeared from the boating scene in recent years, Nova Marine has developed a series of new Novatec designs during the 1990’s. One of Taiwan’s more experienced builders, Nova products have been recognized over the years for their solid construction, contemporary design, and good resale values.


Beautiful Teak Flooring

Opening Side Door

Aft Companionway to Aft Deck

Overhead Lights

Engine Room Access

Air Conditioning & Heat


Dinette Table

Wood Flooring

Norcold 110V12V Refrigerator-Freezer

Whirlpool Microwave/Convection Oven

Force 10 3-Burner range

Master Stateroom

Opening Port Lights

Air Conditioning & Heat

En-Suite Head with Shower & Electric Toilet

Built In Storage

Hanging Lockers

Forward Sateroom

Built In Storage

Opening Port Lights

Hanging Lockers

Electrical System

Onan 8KW Generator

2 30 AMP Shore Power Cords

Heart 3000 watt Inverter/Charger

Mechanical Equipment

Simpson-Lawrence SL 555 Manual 20Speed Windlass

CruisAire Air Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning 32000BTU

Engine Room

(2) Yanmar 175 HP Turbo Diesel 6PHM-THE

Onan 8kw Generator

Bilge Pumps

Air Conditioning Units


Aft Deck

Teak Decks

Hard Top

Wet Bar


Sellers Personal Items

Broker's Remarks

Boat Runs & Floats.


The 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.

For Sale By Galati Yacht Sales - Galveston

7819 Broadway
Galveston, Texas, 77554