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Fox's Marina
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1984 Anso 42 Steel Cutter

£49,500 (Listed price: US$74,116)

FYS Ipswich,United Kingdom

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The Anso 42 is a really tough blue water cruiser with a proven record as a live aboard long distance cruiser. “Solveig” has sailed the Baltic, Mediterranean and Caribbean through to the San Blas Islands. She has a large rig and happily sailed the Atlantic at an average speed of 6 knots with a crew of two. Capable of handling sub-arctic conditions with insulation from the waterline up.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Steel 
Beam 13 ft 5 inMax Draft 6 ft 
Engine Make Diesel EngineEngine Model Vetus-Deutz DT4.29 
Fuel Capacity 158 galLength Overall 42 ft 
Number of Heads 2Holding Tank Size 21.14 gal 
Water Capacity 98.99 galStock Number 1968 
Number of Berths 5Number of Engines 1 
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Fox's Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1473 684300


Displacement: 16 tons


Total Power: 83


Aft cockpit, cutter rigged, blue water cruiser with three cabins ex saloon and two heads. Designed by Anders Henningson & Soren Anderson and built by Anso in 1984. Launched 1987 hull no 45.


White painted (two pack isocyanate) chine 4mm steel plate hull with red style line. 3mm steel plate deck and pilot house with cream non skid paint on decks. Hull, deckhead and cabin are insulated with 50mm polyeurathane foam behind plywood liner over glued wood frames. Self draining centre cockpit. Varnished teak and teak faced marine ply interior joinery. Long fin keel with encapsulated ballast. Skeg hung rudder with Vetus hydraulic steering.
600 litres fuel in two steel tanks.
450 litres fresh water in 8 x s/steel tanks.
25 litre callorifier tank with immersion heater.
80 litre 2008 heavy duty PVC holding tank 2008 pump out to sea or deck.
The engine, water, and fuel tanks are beneath the saloon floor, which is made with removable panels for easy access.


1998 Vetus-Deutz DT4.29 83 HP four cylinder turbo charged diesel engine. Engine cooled by engine oil via sea water cooled heat exchanger. Flex mounts. Single lever controls. Electric start. Direct shaft drive to a three blade Brunton Autoprop through a Hurth HSW 450 A2 2.43:1 hydraulic reduction gearbox with reverse, Aquadrive coupling and Aqualock automatically activated shaft brake. Cruising speed 5.5 knots @ 1,250 rpm with a consumption of approx 3 litres per hour. Spare injectors, shaft seal, heat exchanger, raw water pump, fuel pump, Autoprop spares and spare fixed pitch propeller.

2007 AmplePower 150 amp 12v diesel generator in sound screen case.

Vetus 3.5 KW 12v bow thruster.


12 volt system – 1x gel engine start battery and 320 ahs of domestic 12v gel batteries beneath the forward passage. Charging by engine driven alternator through Adverc battery management system, diesel generator, battery charger or wind generator. 12v lighting throughout. Std navigation lights with masthead tricolour with LED bulbs and automatic anchor light and deck flood light (has wiring fault). Mains system – 220v system with three outlets below, 2010 battery charger and immersion heater in callorifier tank


By Owens of Oban ? 1996 heavy duty full battened three reef mainsail.
By Delfinsegel of Sweden ? 1992 furling genoa with UV strip.
By Ringels of Sweden ? 1992 heavy duty staysail and (unused since 1996) spare mainsail with std battens.
Stackpack type mainsail cover with lazyjacks.
All sails believed to be in good condition.

Spars & Rigging

Masthead Bermudan cutter rig. By Selden / Kemp silver anodised alloy deck stepped single spreader mast, slab reefing boom and telescopic headsail / spinnaker pole. Spring loaded kicker (needs new gas cylinder). 1 x 19 s/steel wire standing rigging (2005 lowers, 2002 inters, 2005 cap shrouds). Twin backstays ? one insulated as SSB aerial. 2008 Harken MK2 headsail and 1996 Furlex staysail furling systems. Terylene non stretch running rigging. Sheets, running backstays and furling lines all go to main winches via 8 x Spinlock clutches. 4 x Rutgerson clutches for headsail pole controls.
WINCHES S/steel by Andersen ? 2 x 46ST headsail sheet / control and 3 x halyard / reefing on mast.

Navigation Equipment

SIRS Major binnacle type helmsman?s compass.
Navico electronic steering compass.
Hand held compass.
VDO Sumlog speed / log (needs replacing).
Echopilot forward looking echo sounder (needs attention).
1995 Stowe Dataline wind speed / direction.
2002 Vetus AP2 hydraulic built in autopilot.
Navico PowerPilot 8000 secondary autopilot (needs attention).
1998 Garmin 120XL GPS.
Yeoman chart plotter.
1997 Icom M58 VHF R/T.
Icom 710 SSB R/T with At130 antenna tuner and backstay antenna.
2008 Raymarine SeriesC E2022 12? screen radar / chart plotter with E52065 radome and Navionics Gold cards for Caribbean.
Raymarine ASI for vessel identification.


six / seven berths in three cabins plus saloon. Blue fabric upholstery, Blue carpets. Sunscreens for windows. Sanyo all band radio. Brass clock and barometer. Heating by Reflex diesel heater which also has a water circulation pipe around the hull (unused for many years) at water level that can be heated by a 220v immersion heater. 220v fan heater.
From fwd ? fore peak with chain locker and door to fwd compartment. Fwd compartment / head with warp storage, work bench, manually operated sea discharge Lavac WC, wash basin, shower and H&C pressure water (hot from callorifier via shore power / diesel heater). Door to stbd fwd cabin with upper and lower pilot berths. Sliding door to port fwd cabin with small double berth, hanging and storage lockers. Steps up to main deck saloon with L shaped settee/passage berth, drop leaf table (can seat seven) and Reflex diesel heater to port, nav station with internal helm, chart table, instruments and storage and galley with double s/steel sinks, h&c pressure water, foot operated salt water supply, Plastimo gimballed two burner gas cooker with oven and grill, Engel 65 litre 12v fridge / freezer, crockery, cutlery and good stowage to stbd. Removable companionway steps up to cockpit. Passage to aft cabin with large double berth and en suite heads with manually operated Lavac sea holding tank discharge WC, wash basin, h&c pressure water and shower

Deck Equipment

Cockpit seats are at deck level with seat backs above the deck, rising to the pilot house roof. This high position keeps the crew notably dry. Side decks outside the cockpit lead to the stern deck, which gives access to the boarding ladder from the deck. Three hatches give access to the foredeck, and one to the afterdeck all with ventilators. ?Burglar bar? grills can close the main hatch and two deck hatches, for sleeping in security with the ventilation open. For use in port there is a complete sunshade which attaches to the boom. A Bimini hood protects the helmsman at sea. S/steel double roller stemhead fitting, pulpit, stanchions, 6 x mooring bollards, grab rails over fore hatch, granny bars by mast, grab rails on deck house, sternguard with gate, radar / wind gen arch, dinghy davits, stern boarding / swimming platform and fold down swim ladder on stern. Extensive mooring warps and shock springs. Boathook. Fenders. 2006 Caribe 9ft roll up dinghy. 2007 Yamaha Enduro 8HP outboard motor.

Safety Equipment

Lofrans Tigress 1200 watt 12v anchor winch with foot controls for up and down. 60lb CQR bower anchor with 70m 10mm galvanised chain, Spare 45lb CQR. 35kg folding fisherman anchor. 100m towing warp incorporating 80 series drogue cones. Plastimo Cruiser 6 person canister packed liferaft (serviced 2009). 2009 McMurdo EPIRB with GPS (reg in USA). Horseshoe lifebuoy with light. Throwing line. Hand held spotlight. Pre-rigged lifting line above stern platform. 2 x hooters. Victoria gas detector (needs new detector head). 4 x Crewsaver lifejackets with harnesses. 3 x deck jackstays for harness lines. 2 x dry powder fire extinguishers. Flares (out of date).


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.

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Fox's Yacht Sales, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8NJ

Tel: +44 (0) 1473 694 694