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HI-Star 42 Aft Cabin Trawler Aft Cabin

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2 x Diesel 375hp, Caterpillar 3208 Turbo (1987)

Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Arden
Builder Hi-Star
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 350.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 G Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 13/08/2015


Engine 2 x Diesel 375hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208 Turbo (1987)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1282 engine2: 1282
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 G /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots
Generator output 6KVA

The seller has made very few trips where fuel consumption could be recorded. Consumption at cruise is estimated, as is max speed.

Onan 6 kw generator. Three batteries -- two 8Ds for engine start and house, and one generator start battery.


LOA 42'0"
LWL 41'6"
Beam 14'7"
Draft Max 3'6"
Displacement 32,003.4lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hi Star was a well regarded Taiwanese builder in the late 80's whose business appears to have started, run for about 4 years, then stopped due to exchange rates of the Taiwanese / US dollar. Hi Star resumed construction with larger yachts. Arden, as reported by the seller, was a designer who at some point went on to Ocean Alexander, though I don't have more information (and will welcome feedback from people knowledgeable about this).

Fuel tanks are aluminum, waste is fiberglass, potable water tank material is unknown.

Hull above waterline is reported to be Airex cored according to internet search but this is not confirmed by 2015 survey. Last haul and bottom paint was August 2015 at CSR Boatyard in Seattle. For most of the past 11 years the boat has been in fresh water and for some years before that too having been used as a bed and breakfast in the ship canal.

Note: Draft, displacement and other specifications are estimates based on similar size, vintage and construction styles. Seller-provided information has not been authenticated by Waterline Boats.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Vessel interior is entered by a port side aft deck door. Stepping down to a large salon with settee to starboard and a large cabinet holding a washer/dryer to port with a large flat screen tv above. Forward is a down galley to port. An elevated floor in the galley allows you to have eye level view to the rear and salon area. Forward is a pullman-style port side berth and a head. Aft of the salon is a full-width cabin with walk around queen and a head and shower. There's tons of room in this boat. It was used as a bed and breakfast at one time and a live aboard for her current owner for about 10 years. The aft sun deck is full width and has access to the flybridge via a center stair. The interior recently had all the wallpaper renewed.

Heat is supplied by two reverse cycle heat and AC systems.

Galley is electric using shore or generator power.

Heads are vacu-flush.

3 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Apelco VXL 5000 VHF, Impulse XP Depth, Ritchie 4" compass. Owner utilizes smartphone-based navigation software and paper charts. There is no radar, chart plotter or autopilot installed onboard.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bimini tick

Electric Maxwell Nilsson windlass
1 anchors
250'0" of chain
(Jet boat)


1994 14' Boston Whaler with 90 HP jet drive comes with the purchase of this HI-Star 42. That's BOGO! Plus the Boston Whaler comes with a trailer and cover.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Bilge pump #1 is Rule 2000 GPH located under galley, pump #2 is Rule 2000 GPH located in stern.

Broker's Comments

This 42 foot aft cabin Hi-Star has a huge interior. The full-beam aft cabin with en-suite head is as spacious as some apartments. The salon is comfy having a corner settee with table and a large flat screen TV above a cabinet with a built in washer/dryer. Galley down is well equipped and the forward cabin is comfortably large with a very nice vanity and a flat screen TV. The guest head with separate shower is just forward of the guest cabin across from the galley. Low hours twin Caterpillar 3208 engines and loads of outdoor living spaces make this boat a good consideration for a live-aboard.

“ 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.

You get two boats for the price of one!
With the purchase of the HI-Star 42 the seller will throw a boat in a 1994 / 14' / Boston Whaler / 90HP jet drive included!

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

This HI-Star 42 Aft Cabin Trawler Aft 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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