It’s with a bit of sadness that we have decided to put our beloved boat Seraphina up for sale. The main reason is that over the last two years we have been relocating to the East Coast of Africa and with no marinas and very limited boat yards there’s no real way for us to use her.

I’ve always said it’s a waste for such magnificent pieces of engineering to sit idle laid up in boat yards. So I have to stick with that.

The Nauticat 42 is a true sail anywhere in any condition boat. The helm is cleverly set on the port midship nice and sheltered from the elements by the sprayhood. From this position outside you have all-round views and are nicely protected. 

Almost every system on board has been completely replaced since we bought her five years ago and she is in true sail-away and around-the-world condition.

It is a boat that we have sailed in all weather conditions and that I have complete confidence in irrespective of what the seas throw at us. From channel crossings in December to sailing through to rough weather in the North Sea and more pleasant passages and time in the med. She is a joy to own and sail and has brought us more happiness than I could have imagined a boat could. 

Seraphina is a rare three cabin layout with a comfortable 1.5 berth cabin under the saloon table and a forpeak cabin in addition to the huge owners cabin. When I put my head down during a passage and Camilla is on watch I sleep like a log. There are no other boats quite like these Nauticats.

  • Manufacturer: Nauticat
  • Location: Preveza, Greece – Can deliver to UK IoW if desired;
  • Year: 1998
  • LOA: 41’10” (12.76m)
  • Beam: 13′ 1” (4.00m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.95
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 22603
  • Cabins: 3
  • Aircon: Yes
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 700 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 4LH-TE
  • Horsepower: 110hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 700 Litres


  • No. of Berths: 1 Large Double Aft, 1 Fore Peak Double + 1 Single.
  • No. of Cabins: 3
  • Headroom: 1.95m
  • Chart Table
  • Saloon Table: 2
  • Hanging Lockers
  • Heating: Eberspacher D5 LC
  • Air Conditioning: 2 x Marine Air System Units
  • Number of Heads: 2
  • Toilet Type: 2 x Manual Jabsco large
  • Shower: 2
  • Hob, Oven & Grill: External BBQ
  • Electric 240volt Induction
  • Galley Sink: Twin Stainless Steel
  • Refrigerator/Freezer – 50 L
  • Water System: Both Pressurised & Pumped
  • Hot water: 55L Calorifier – 2018 & 0.6Kw Immersion Heater
  • Stereo

Refit Summary

We have kept meticulous records of our refit with every bit of work logged in a spreadsheet. Below is a summary of some of the more expensive and important works:

  • Standing rigging + Roller reefer servicing – 2019 by Performance Rigging Solent
  • Main + Foresail Vectron – 2019 by Sanders Sails
  • Running rigging – Always replaced when worn 
  • Woodwork – Full revarnish 2020
  • CNC machined sprayhoood 2019
  • Pioneer radio, JL Audio + Focal speakers 2018
  • B&G navigation equipment + Forward scan 2019
  • Solar panels, Victron Multipluss 12/120/3000, Lithium batteries & Solar frame – 2021
  • Vesper AIS Class B transponder – 2020
  • Fridge rebuild + Dometic Freezer – 2021
  • 25kg Rocna anchor + 70m chain + New windlass – 2019
  • Bowthruster motor rebuild – 2019
  • All bulbs changed to low-power LEDs
  • Teak deck still has a good 10 years as long as it’s not abused with chemicals, high pressure washers or excessive sanding
  • Spare Main & Foresail

In addition, we have extensive spares for the engine,  generator, and other mechanical systems. Finally, she is UK and EU VAT paid with all paperwork in order. 

Asking: €255,000.