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CHB 42 Aft Cabin Trawler Tri-Cabin

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1 x Diesel 135hp, John Deere 4045TFM M3 (2010)

Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Designer Chien Hwa
Builder Chien Hwa Boat Company
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 500.0 G Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 G Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 16/06/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 135hp
Engine make and model John Deere 4045TFM M3 (2010)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1022
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 G /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

When the new engine was installed in 2010 the 3" exhaust was replaced with new 5" exhaust along with a new water-lift muffler. New propeller and shaft with a dripless shaft bearing. At that time the transmission was rebuilt. Engine was installed with two alternators totaling 280 amps.
Listed below a partial list of new improvements since 2009:
Vetus 10" 352 lb thrust bow thruster (24 volt)
13 GPH EcH2O Watermaker
50,000 BTU Wabasto Hydronic Heat
14 new GEL Batteries
2800 watt pure sine wave Magnum inverter/charger
PARAVANE/Flopper Stopper stabilizers with both diving fish and cones
4 Solar panels=20amps plus on sunny days
$8000 in new Sunbrella canvas on bridge
Dinghy and outboard
30 gallon holding tank with all new piping
Magnum 4 burner propane stove in galley
Lofrans Tigres Windlass
SS Hot water tank
Engine hours of 1022 recorded 1-6-2018
New alternator and other engine spares.


LOA 42'0"
LOD 42'0"
Beam 14'6"
Draft Max 5'6"
Airdraft 18'0"
Displacement 30,005.2lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 14 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The 2016 survey states "This boat is exceptionally well cared for with many system upgrades". Condition, "Good". All findings during that 2016 survey have been addressed. Hull is solid FRP, decks and house are wood cored FRP. Foredeck, side decks and cockpit deck have teak overlay. Sundeck level, cabin top and foredeck top are glass finishes. All surfaces have been painted, hull sides included. The bottom was peeled while the boat was warehoused for 4 months in 2006 and was coated with epoxy products after the 4 month drying process. All fuel tanks have large clean outs, sight gauges, and can be pumped into an adjacent tank allowing the complete emptying of tanks without loosing suction at the Racor filter.
Flybridge enclosure has new forward windows and new upholstery on seats 2017 and new side and rear windows 2018.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Forward head is manual with electric Raritan in the aft head. New black water tank and plumbing. Aft head has sitting tub with shower.

The dining table in the down galley area converts to a double berth. It appears as a little short for this purpose and the current owner has not used it as such.

The galley has had new Corian style counters, new sink, new fridge/freezer, new dining table.

A partial list of new improvements that the previous owner performed follows:

New acrylic counters in galley and acrylic table
New double basin SS sink,
New 4 burner stove with oven and broiler,
new fridge/freezer,
new microwave,
new carpets ($5.00 sq. ft. Stainmaster)
new lights,
new insulated cordless cellular window shades
new double-pane aft cabin windows
new mattress on aft queen bed
heated hanging lockers and heads,
Barcalounger recliner,
32" LED TV with Samsung Sound Bar & Blue Ray,
TV is wired to an omni-directional digital antenna.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
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VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Standard Horizon DSC VHF Radios at both helms, R-20 Raytheon Radar, Coastal Explorer Navigational Software with charts to Alaska including most BC Canadian charts all loaded on a newer 2015 Dell laptop computer. Class A AIS send and receive on the computer as well. Simrad AP28 autopilot with wireless remote.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bimini tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass
2 anchors
200'0" of chain
Brig dinghy (2008)
Lofrans Tigres windlass was installed new in 2006. Chain is new in 2017, HT 3/8 inch 200 feet.

Dinghy davit is Nick Jackson Power Transom Davit

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Mounted on the transom cap rail is a self-tailing winch intended as a "Man Overboard" recovery winch. Close by is a tethered throwable life ring.

Broker's Comments

CHB Trawlers were built and branded under a half dozen or more names and are ubiquitous on the used boat market. This CHB 42 design has been popular because of its spaciousness and versatility.

What makes this a special boat and one you want to buy are price and condition! The prior owner reported that he had invested over $250,000 in this boat. Since 2006 he restored, repaired, re-powered, upgraded and improved the boat constantly, continuing to add new navigational equipment as recently as the fall of 2015. It's large enough to be used comfortably as a live-aboard yet with a single recently-installed modern engine it's efficient and affordable to operate yielding 1.5 gallons per hour on a 2011 Alaska trip. The bottom on this vessel has been peeled and epoxy coated creating a smooth surface today. Similar brands include C&L Trawlers, Puget Trawlers, and Ponderosa. And she even compares well to a Grand Banks for space and amenities, at a much lower cost. It is also a new enough version to not be heavily loaded with exterior teak.

Taking into account condition, equipment and recent upgrades this boat is an extraordinary value!

“ Concerned about moorage? Where can I keep this boat”? Waterline Boats on Lake Union in Seattle will offer at least 3 months transitional moorage (at market rate) for this boat.

The vessel was surveyed in July of 2016. All findings requiring repair were fixed shortly after.

Concerned about moorage? For this vessel, Waterline Boats on Lake Union in Seattle will offer transitional moorage of at least 3 months (with market appropriate moorage rate) to a new buyer.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This CHB 42 Aft Cabin Trawler Tri-Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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