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1984 Motiva 42 Deck Saloon

location icon Levington, United Kingdom
Year 1984
Length 42 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Motiva

Price reduced from £134,950 to £119,500.

The Motiva 42 Deck Saloon is a robust offshore cruising yacht.  Built to a high standard, this excellent example has been well maintained and carefully used and is only for sale as the owners are buying larger. Viewing is highly recommended.

Viewing by appointment only at our Suffolk office - +44 (0) 1473 659681


Year Built 1984
Category Sail
Length Overall 44 ft
Beam 12 ft
Max Draft 6 ft
Construction Steel
Keel Full Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 118.40 hp
Cruising Speed 6.5 kn
Maximum Speed 8.5 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 900 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 455 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 105 L
Ballast 5,200 kg
Displacement 13,000 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Lehman
Model: 120
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 120hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Year: 1984
Engine Hours: 650

Sula Sula has been fitted out to a high standard with much attention to detail.  It is quite obviously a boat for the high seas with her practical layout, excellent stowage and good ventilation throughout; ideal for extended time aboard.  There are up to eight berths with two double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation.  In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under and opening hatch to deck.  Separate heads compartment with electric marine toilet with holding tank and washbasin.  Hanging locker locker and general stowage opposite.

Moving aft into lower saloon, there is a dinette to port that converts to a double with the galley opposite.  Force Ten gimballed gas cooker with four burners, grill and oven.  Twin stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water system.  455 litre freshwater capacity in twin stainless steel tanks.  Water heated by engine or shorepower.  Refrigerator under the dinette seats.  Steps up to deck saloon. 

Here in the wheel house, there is a large table to port which converts into a single sea berth. The inside helm is opposite with control panel and instrumentation.  This deck saloon allows excellent all-round visibility whilst sitting at the table or standing at the inside helm.

Moving aft again, you have the walk through to the aft cabin.  In the walk through there is another single sea berth with storage opposite. In the aft cabin , there is the large double berth with fantastic storage around and underneath with hanging lockers and good access to the rudder stock.  En-suite heads compartment with electric marine toilet, shower and washbasin.  Holding tank.

Webasto Thermo 50 cabin heater with radiators throughout the boat. Blue upholstery fitted throughout (new 2017)

Mechanical Systems

Located under wheelhouse sole, Ford Lehman six cylinder 120hp diesel engine.  Approximately 650 engine hours from new.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to four bladed Maxi feathering propeller (new 2019).  Single lever controls at helm and deck saloon.  910 litre fuel capacity in three tanks - a main tank, reserve tank and a day tank - giving approximately 1200 mile range at 6.5 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 8.5 knots.  Sidepower SP75Ti bowthruster.

Mase Mariner 6KVA diesel generator fitted in engine bay. Approximately 197 running hours. Single cylinder. Recently serviced.

Day tank with twin Racor fuel filters.

Electrical Systems
  • Three 12 volt domestic batteries giving 360 Amp hours - 2017
  • One 12 volt engine start battery - 2017
  • Twin 80 amp alternators
  • Battery management system
  • 240 volt shorepower system with outlets throughout
  • Battery charger
  • Immersion heater
  • Bowthruster runs off of engine battery
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged ketch.  Deck stepped anodised aluminium masts and booms by Reckmann Spars.  Stainless steel standing rigging, 2010.  Terylene running rigging.  Reckmann hydraulic in-mast furling mainsail.  Twin headsail furling systems.  Four Enkes self tailing sheet winches.  Two Lewmar halyard winches.  Two spinnaker poles with mast stowage.  Emergency inner forestay.  

  • Mainsail  -  Quantum  -  2008  -  good
  • Mizzen  -  Reckmann  -  2007  -  good
  • Mizzen Staysail  -  Reckmann  -  2007 -  good
  • Genoa  -  Reckmann  -  2007  -  good
  • Staysail  -  Reckmann  -  2007  -  good


Deck Equipment
  • 2 x 45lb CQR anchors each with 60m 10mm chain
  • Hasselager hydraulic anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • LIfeline gates port and starboard
  • Coachroof grabrails
  • Sprayhood
  • Mizzen cover
  • Cockpit canopy
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Fitted winter cover
  • Simpson dinghy davits
Navigation Equipment
  • Ritchie steering compass
  • Nasa Clipper depth with cockpit repeater
  • Nasa Clipper windspeed and direction
  • Nasa Clipper closehauled
  • Furuno GP31 GPS
  • Furuno GP1850 chart plotter
  • Raymarine C120 chart plotter
  • Raymarine RD24 radar
  • AIS
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot autopilot
  • Furuno NX300 Navtex
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Clock and barometer
Safety Equipment
  • 3 x fire extinguishers
  • Engine room fire extinguisher
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas alarm
  • CO detector
  • Smoke alarm
  • Jackstays
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Deck light
  • Two horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
  • Danbuoy
  • MOB sling
  • Zodiac 4 person liferaft (2007, last serviced 2020)
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • The engine seawater pump is plumbed in as a back-up emergency bilge pump
  • Echomax radar reflector

Built in 1984 by Motiva Yachts to a design by Borghegn Yacht Design.  Dark blue painted steel hull.  White painted steel superstructure with deck saloon and teak laid deck.  Centre self draining cockpit.  Fin keel.  Skeg hung rudder.  Wheel steering.

Last surveyed in 2020 with all recommendations carried out. Hull epoxied below water line in 2020. Hull painted above water line in 2019.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.