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1995 MetalCraft Pape 42

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


CURRENTLY LOCATED St. Georges, Bermuda to arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia mid June

Pape 42, custom multi-chine aluminum built by MetalCraft Marine in 1995 (finished by Aslin Boatbuilding and first sailed in 1997). After 1000’s of miles of coastal and offshore sailing in Atlantic Canada the boat is just returning north from a very successful winter season in the Grenadines. (Now in Bermuda, will be in Halifax, NS by June). This is an easy, forgiving boat to sail, handy, with a good turn of speed, she’s a proven passage maker that easily makes 150 miles a day and has done best days runs of over 180 miles. A tough all weather boat that has stood up well when tested by the heavy stuff, showing the virtues of substantial displacement and a refined full keel with attached rudder, plus traditional good looks with balanced ends and a lovely sheer.  

LOA 42.25’; LWL 30.5’; Beam 12.0’; Depth 6.25’  

Simple, well finished interior with white panels and mahogany trim, green upholstery. Aft cockpit, aft cabin layout that has proven great for cruising, offering both privacy and convenience.   Secure U shaped galley. 

Sturdy cutter rig with Isomat mast, adjustable back stay, dyneema running backs etc.  

New Beta 50 engine in 2020, now with about 300 hours, new adjustable pitch J Prop 2022. New Raritan head 2022. Four new custom ports in the doghouse 2022; all standing rigging except forestay replaced with new 316 wire in 2020 and 2021. 30kg Excel anchor 2021, Dickinson heater 2021. Etcetera. Over $35,000 invested over the last two years.  

Generally in great shape and ready to cruise. Could use some paint and varnish touch ups but presents very well.  

 Comprehensive survey in May 20221 found the boat to be in excellent condition, including ultrasound testing which showed all metal plate thicknesses to be as built with zero wastage over the years.  

 As designer Alan Pape said of a near sister vessel: 

 “The long keel coupled with a rudder hung on the sternpost with a modest amount of rake indicate good directional stability which is a necessity in serious cruisers.  

 The deep sections, good freeboard and ample beam make for a seakindly, stiff and dry, hull besides giving adequate headroom without having to resort to a coachroof over other than the galley and chart area…. 

 …This type of vessel is unashamedly a cruising yacht in the true sense of the word. No rating rule is incorporated in her make-up and because of this she has no vices and time will not put her out of fashion. As no attempt has been made to skimp on weight or quality of structural materials, she will have a long and useful life.”  

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: WABI
Make: MetalCraft
Model: Pape 42
Year: 1995
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: QME000125M95
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft / 12.8 m
Length Overall: 42'3 ft / 12.88 m
Beam: 112'0 ft / 34.14 m
Max Draft: 8'1 ft / 2.46 m
Displacement: 12,700.59 kg
Ballast: 4,535.92 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: BETA
  • Model: 50
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 300
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Other


Atlantic Yacht Sales


Atlantic Yacht Sales
4425 Hwy 3
Chester, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
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.


Boat Name: Wabi

Manufacturer: Metalcraft Marine

Model: Pape 42

LOA: 42' 3"

LWL: 30' 6"

Beam: 12' 

Draft: 6' 25"

Displacement: 28,000 lbs

Ballast: 10,000 lbs

Cutter Rig


Aluminum hull (blue with white boot top)

Aluminum non-skid deck (white)

Aluminum bottom with lead filled keel

Aluminum rudder attached to keel

Bow pulpit

Stern pulpit

Double lifelines with gates

Hatches Opening ports

Fixed ports


Emergency tiller



This boat sleeps 7

There is one head and it is manual. There is a 50 litre holding tank and Y-valve for overboard discharge. There is a sink, vanity and shower (separate in head)

Single stainless steel sink, top load icebox, 12-volt refrigeration, propane 3 burner stove with oven. Cold water pressure, 400 litre polyethylene water tank.

The interior appointments include Dickinson heating, green fabric upholstery, plastic headliner, Brazilian cherry cabin sole, white panelling and custom mahogany joinery. 


Engine 1:

Engine Manufacturer: Beta 

Engine Year: 2020

Engine Mode: 50 

Engine Type: Inboard 

Engine Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine HP: 50 HP

Engine Hours: 300

Engines & Electrical

Beta 50 HP inboard diesel engine installed in 2020. There are 300 hours on the engine. The cruising speed is 6.5 knots @ 1800 RPM and a maximum speed is 7.5 knots @ 2400 RPM. The cruising range is 700 nautical miles and the fuel tank capacity is 450 litres in an aluminum tank. The engine is raw water cooled and has a 3 blade adjustable J prop new in 2022. The engine was installed by Stevens in Chester, Nova Scotia. 


3 Batteries (2 house, 1 starter 12-volt)


Battery charger

Electrical panel

110-volt shore power 

Circuit breakers

Polarity indicator


Master volt isolation transformer 

Rutland wind turbine

Cabin, navigator, deck and anchor lights





VHF - Standard Horizon GX 2200 

Autopilot - Robertson / Simrad

Radar - Furuno DRS4W (2022)

Plotter / GPS - Standard Horizon CPF 78Di

Wind Machine: Raymarine

Depth sounder

Compass - Richie located at the pedastel


Sails & Rigging

Main - 350 ft/2 - Dacron - Dolyle - 2014 - good

Genoa - 450 ft/2 - Dacron - Dolye - 2014 - good

Staysail - 190 ft/2 - Dacron - Doyle - 1997 - excellent

Aluminum spar 

Aluminum boom

Stainless steel standing rigging 

Deck stepped mast 

Furling forestay - Furlex


6 - Enkes - 28, 22 ST - Sheets

1 - Lewmar - 30 ST - Reefing

4 winch handles

inboard & outboard leads for genoa

Spinnaker gear - turning bolts, snatch blocks

Spinnaker pole

Boom vang

Topping lift


2 Snatch blocks


Flag halyard

Mainsheet traveler

Harken backstay adjuster. 

Dutchman boom brake

Garhauer running backstays with dyneema


Additional Information

Excel 66 with 250' chain

Bruce / Claw 44 anchor with 50' chain and 250' rode

Electric dual switch windlass


2 Life rings

Life sling

Numerous lines, blocks, bosun supplies, galley, pots, pans, utensils etc. 


Achilles 10' dinghy with Mercury 5 HP outboard

Expired Life raft 4 man



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.
Additional Contact Information



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