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1974 Custom Norman Cross Trimaran

$79,000 USD

  • $79,000 USD
  • Marisa Velasco
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trimaran
  • 1974
  • Custom
  • Norman Cross Trimaran
  • Guaymas, MX
  • Sail
  • 42ft / 12.80 m
  • 23ft 9in / 7.24 m
  • Yanmar
  • Jhj3
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 2016-02-25
  • 2016-09-29
  • 2231353

**04/25/16 PRICE REDUCED!!**

Here's a well-built and finished Norman Cross designed 42'.  Her current owners have had her for 14 years, completing an interior and exterior renovation before launching her in 2005.  Below decks, she boasts nice woodwork done by a skilled carpenter.  Many thoughtful features make life aboard simple and convenient --  private aft master cabin and head, double berths on either side of the main salon, full galley with custom pull-out shelving, full electronics, forward head and storage......lots and lots of storage!

A proven cruiser, she has even traveled through the Panama Canal!  Come and see how you can live your cruising dream now, starting in the beautiful Sea of Cortez.  All the work has been done for you, with no short-cuts taken.  And with all her deck space, you can even take all your toys with you!


Full aft is a master cabin that encompasses the full width of the boat.  Aft and portside is a queen sized bed.  Lots of custom storage in shelves and lockers.  En suite head is cleverly disguised within the step up to the bed.  Hanging locker.  Sink and more custom shelving en suite.

Moving forward is the main helm with all controls.  Easy engine access below the helm, in a roomy stand-up engine space. 

Continuing forward is access to the Main Cabin.  Entering at center, galley is to port.  Dinette is at centerline with double bench seating.  On either side of the main cabin are double beds and generous storage.  Refrigeration and navigation station are directly across the galley, to starboard of the main entryway. Interior sunshades all around main cabin.

Continuing forward is the enclosed guest head and shower.  Full forward is a large space for more storage.

Sleeps 6 comfortably.

Headroom: 6’1” throughout


  • Refrigerator/Freezer:  Propane Dometic
  • Stove:  Seaward Princess 3-burner stove with oven
  • Sink:  Double SS
  • Pressure Cold water
  • Generous custom storage with pull-out shelving (see photos)

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

  • Stereo/Radio: Sony
  • SSB Receiver:  Icom
  • Radar:  Raymarine 24 mi
  • GPS/Chartplotter/Depth/Speed:  Raymarine C70
  • AutoPilot: Raymarine 6200 Smart Pilot
  • Wind speed/direction:  Windex
  • Compass:  Ritchie


  • Batteries: (3)
  • Total amp hours: 600
  • Battery parallel switch: Yes
  • Battery Monitor:  Xantrex
  • Solar Panels: (3) x 55 watts; (2) x 80 watts
  • Electrical System: 12vDC
  • Interior Lighting:  LED

Sails & Rigging

  • Mainmast:  NEW 2013.  Deck stepped.
  • Sails:  Dacron
  • Main Sail and Jib: (2005) Average condition
  • Spinnaker: Fair condition, with ATN system
  • Genoa: NEW! With padded luff and suncover
  • Drifter:  spare, older
  • Primary Sailmaker: North sails – Elliot Pattison
  • Standing Rigging:  SS Wire
  • Mainsheet Traveler: 12’ Harken Double Car
  • Lines leading aft:  Mainsheet and head sails
  • Roller Furling: ProFurl, for Genoa
  • Winches: (6) in cockpit.  (2) Barient 25, 2- spd ST; (2) Barient 26, 2-speed ST; (1) Lewmar 30; (1) Barlow 25
  • Preventer:  Yes, block and tackle


  • Anchor #1:  45 lb. Claw type with 180’ 5/16” chain and 200’ ½” 3-strand line rode
  • Anchor #2: Spade type with 30’ chain rode and 200’ ½” 3-strand line rode
  • Bow Pulpit:  SS
  • Anchor Windlass:  Simpson Lawrence 2 speed, manual
  • Dinghy: Avon 8’
  • Outboard motor:  Mercury 5 hp, 2-stroke
  • Bow rollers: Double SS
  • Lights: LED Masthead Tricolor, Anchor (photo voltaic) and Strobe
  • Covers & curtains for all windows, hatches and windscreen
  • Lifelines/Stanchions:  SS with (6) gates
  • Deck Material:  FRP and wood
  • Other:  10’ boat pole

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details

  • Propeller: 17” 3-blade Max prop
  • Bilge Pump: 1 (Auto)
  • Raw Water Sea strainer: Yes, 1 ½”
  • Fire Extinguishing:  Halon, Manual
  • Fuel filters: Racor (2)
  • Steering:  Wheel
  • Fuel shutoff:  Solenoid for stove, Engine shut off
  • Fresh Water Cooling System: Yes
  • Transmission:  Yanmar
  • Head type:  Overboard
  • Holding Tank:  35 gallon, manual
  • Watermaker:  Spectra 5 gph, 12vDC

Engine details:

  • Engine:  Yanmar (2003) Model JHJ3, Diesel, 3-cylinder
  • HP:  40
  • Engine Hours: 2000
  • Cruising speed: 6.5 to 7 kts @ 2400 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 8 kts @ 2900 rpm
  • Gallons/hour at cruise speed: ¾ to 1
  • Gallons/hour at max speed:  1
  • Range: 250 nm


  • Lifejackets: (6)
  • Strobe: on harnesses (2)

Non Operational Equipment

SSB Radio – Receives but does not transmit


Owner's personal effects


Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. 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. All photographs, descriptions and technical data are the sole property of Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. and may not be copied, reproduced or redistributed in part or in whole by any method without the express written consent of the Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc.

Owner's personal items are NOT included.

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