Trader 42 | 2008

299,950 Tax Paid | Torquay United Kingdom

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  • Make Trader
  • Model 42
  • Year 2008
  • LOA 43ft/13m
  • Class Semi-Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Flybridge
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 43948
  • Name Vita Nova


Commissioned in March 2009, the 2008 Trader 42 Signature boasts upgraded twin Cummins QSB 5.9 diesel engines (2 x 425 hp). Vita Nova is impeccably maintained, having only three owners since its inception, and comes fully equipped. Recent upgrades include a new electronics suite installed in 2016, refreshed interior and exterior upholstery along with an aft deck enclosure in 2018, and Webasto central heating throughout added in 2021. Sporting a distinctive blue hull, Vita Nova is outfitted with bow and stern thrusters, a 7kW generator, dinghy davits, and more. Its accommodation is truly remarkable, featuring three spacious cabins including a generously sized aft master suite with a large ensuite heads.



Layout Lower Deck


Designed by Tony Castro and built by Trader in Taiwan

Dark blue GRP hull, painted in 2010
White GRP deck and superstructure
Hand-laid teak to the cockpit, side decks, fore deck and extended bathing platform.
Side gates with drop-down step sections
Dinghy davits on transom
Anti-fouled and hull polished - Spring 2024

LOA 13.3m - 43'5"
Hull Length 13.0m - 43'5"
Waterline Length 11.2m - 36'5"
BEAM 4.3m - 14'3"
DRAUGHT 1.2m - 3'9"
DISPLACEMENT 14000kg - 13.8tons



Traditional handcrafted teak interior
Teak flooring on main deck, internal steps and bathrooms
Carpets in cabins and lower deck lobies
Internal upholstery in Cream (Saloon New 2018)
Helm seat and cockpit upholstery in Silvertex (New 2018)
Webasco warm air heating (new 2021)

The raised settee has seating for six and storage underneath.
Sliding teak table on stainless steel base.
Overhead teak handrail.
Clock & Barometer.
Entertainment system: Drop-down TV, DVD, stereo.
Access to Aft deck and side deck.

To starboard opposite the main saloon.
Synthetic stone work surfaces.
Deep stainless steel sink with faucet.
Plentiful dedicated galley stowage.
Recessed ceramic hob.
Electric combination microwave/oven.
Under counter 210 Litre fridge/freezer.
Extractor fan and over-counter lights.
Full size washing machine (in stairwell)

Kingsize walk-round double bed
Custom sprung mattress
Custom bedding
Transom window for exceptional light and views
Dressing table with swing-out stool
Full-height wardrobes, drawers, shelves
En suite bathroom with separate shower stall

Quiet flush electric toilet
Wash basin with GROHE faucet.
Separate shower stall with bi-fold door, GROHE mixer tap, soap holder, separate drain tray and scrubbed teak seat.
Venetian blind in coordinated timber finish.
Synthetic stone countertop.
Vanity mirror.
AC light with integrated shaver socket.
Extractor fan.

Four berths in two cabins
Large twin forward with copious storage
L-bunk cabin to port
Custom bedding
Guest bathroom with separate shower stall

Quiet flush electric toilet.
Wash basin with faucet.
Separate shower stall with bi-fold door, mixer tap, soap holder, separate drain tray and scrubbed teak seat.
Venetian blind in coordinated timber finish.
Synthetic stone countertop.
Vanity mirror.
AC light with integrated shaver socket.
Extractor fan.

Sheathed in prime quality teak with black caulking compound between planks.
Stainless steel handrails around the perimeter.
Side deck gates with integral boarding steps.
Stainless steel bow flagstaff with base.
Raised bulwark around the bow.
Low-level side deck lighting.

Teak laid bathing platform.
Drinks fridge.
Transom seat with integrated folding teak table.
Aft deck access to saloon via full height, curved sliding door.
Raised bulwark around aft deck topped with stainless steel rail.
Twin transom gates.
Fixing point for passerelle/crane
Transom wing handrails.
Deck lighting, low-level round deck and on "Sea Stair" steps.
Moulded stairs to flybridge with tambour style door.
"Sea Stair" down to bathing platform.
Locker for transom shower.
Locker for shore connections ( power and water ).
Locker on the bathing platform ( port side ).
Stainless steel bathing ladder on the bathing platform.

Includes integrated GRP canopy over aft deck.
The main helm has integrated dash moulding, including instruments, controls, cupholders, and stowage.
Windscreen around flybridge.
Twin adjustable helm seats.
Seating around the perimeter of the flybridge, with cupholders and stowage under.
GRP mast for mounting navigation equipment.

Under the saloon sole, accessed via a watertight stainless steel door (with a window) from the engine room lobby and with large removable saloon floor panels that give clear access.
Utility area forward accessed from the forward lobby.
Natural ventilation through the topside and superstructure grill, with natural and forced extraction systems and full remote vent closures to seal the engine room.
Completely soundproofed.
Flowcoat to bilge surfaces.
Moulded chequerplate walkways.
Colour-coded wiring and pipework.
DC and AC overhead lighting.


Engine hours: Port - 727H Stbd - 733H, approximately
Cummins Smartcraft engine monitoring with digital display and analogue gauges at the helm
Single-lever electronic throttle and gear controls
4-bladed handed bronze propellers to stainless steel shafts with rope cutters
Lewmar 8hp bow thruster & 6hp stern thruster (stern thruster new 2015)
Trim tabs with indicator controls
Exhaust overheat alarms
Emergency tiller
Lenco trim tab controller and panel (New 2024)
Lenco thruster controllers and switches (New 2024)

12v & 240v systems
Three Mastervolt 200ah gel heavy-duty 12v batteries for domestic and engine starting with parallel switching (Service batteries New 2016)
Onan MDKBK 7kW Generator
Mastervolt charger/inverter - 100amp charger and 2kw inverter (New 2016)
Mastervolt remote control panel for charger/inverter/battery monitoring on main control panel
All circuits throughout the vessel are protected by circuit breakers complete with volt and amp meters mounted on the distribution panel
Waterproof deck socket for shoreline connection and TV connection
Battery master and AC selectors on the main control panel

Twin aluminium fuel tanks totalling 373 gallons
Single water tank totalling 131 gallons
Single holding tank totalling 230 litres

Pressurised hot & cold water system
Hot water is heated by engine coupled calorifier with 240v immersion heater (75 litre capacity)



Raymarine multi-function display and instruments (upgraded 2016)
Raymarine 48-mile C120 radar/GPS/plotter
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot with gyro compass
Raymarine ST60+ depth with alarm
Raymarine ST60+ speed
Raymarine VHF DSC
AIS Class B transponder
Navigation lights
Radar reflector

Stainless steel 60lbs anchor to chain
Reversible electric anchor windlass with Lewmar AA550 chain counter

Built-in aft deck seating and table (latter folds away out of sight)
Summer aft deck full canvass enclosure (New 2018)
Winter aft deck full canvass enclosure
Foredeck sun cushions
2-speed intermittent windscreen wipers & washers
Mesh windscreen and skylight covers
Winter Helm cover
Four automatic bilge pumps & single manual bilge pump
Two bilge alarms (one to indicate pump running / second to indicate heavy ingress of water)
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room with manual discharge and status display at helm
Four manual fire extinguishers in accommodation
Fire blanket in galley

Broker Comments

Welcome aboard the Trader 42 Signature, a timeless masterpiece of maritime craftsmanship. This 2008 beauty, commissioned in March 2009, is a testament to luxury and performance on the water.Proudly presenting 'Vita Nova,' this vessel is not just a boat, but a testament to the care and attention given by her dedicated owners. With a graceful profile and impeccable condition, 'Vita Nova' will turn heads wherever she sails.The interior and exterior have been tastefully refreshed, exuding an ambience of comfort and sophistication. Additionally, Webasto central heating throughout ensures cozy cruising in any climate.Step inside and discover the epitome of onboard luxury. "Vita Nova" offers a spacious and inviting interior, with ample accommodations for extended cruising. Her three cabins, including a lavish master suite with ensuite facilities, provide a sanctuary of relaxation and comfort for discerning guests.Whether seeking adventure on the open seas or tranquil coastal exploration, "Vita Nova" stands ready to fulfil your every boating desire. Take your chance to experience this remarkable vessel's elegance and performance.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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