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1988 Humber 42

Levington, United Kingdom


Was £115,000 now only £99,750

The Humber 42, designed by John Bennett, has classic yet modern lines with excellent sea keeping qualities.  Custom built by F. Booker Marine to a very high standard, with amazing attention to detail throughout, she is a spacious, practical and comfortable motor yacht  for those who appreciate the very best.  Twin Cummins engines installed in 2005 with low hours. Five berths in three cabins. This boat is loaded with a huge inventory and must be viewed to be appreciated.

Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office (IP10 0LN) - +44 (0)1473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £99,750
Boat Name: Antares of Ipswich
Make: Humber
Model: 42
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: F. Booker Marine
Designer: John Bennett
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 44'3 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: QSB
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 380hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 600
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: QSB
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 380hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 600
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 760hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 23 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 80 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 L

The interior is fitted out to a very high standard with teak joinery. Deckheads, cabin sides and hull are lined with vinyl cloth and teak faced plywood.

Forward Cabin: Center line double berth with hull ports, deck hatch and large lockers.

Forward Heads: En-suite to both the forward cabin and mid cabin. Marine toilet and basin with separate hower compartment near centre line.

Mid Cabin to starboard: Single berth in cabin with lockers.

Galley: Opposite mid cabin with ENO hob and domestic size Country Leisure cooker, oven & grill with gas supply from two 2.75kg butane bottles. LEC stainless steel fridge and freezer. Panasonic 240 microwave oven. Ice maker. Bosch dishwasher. Hot and cold pressurised fresh water system to galley sinks and basins.

Up steps to Saloon: Interior helm position to starboard with double seat, navigation and electronic systems.

U shaped dinette to starboard with table that has double folding leaves and telescopic leg. Settee opposite.

Down stairs to Aft Cabin: Large athwart ships double berth and huge amount of stowage. En-suite heads compartment with marine toilet, basin and shower.

Jabsco 24V pumps for toilets, shower discharge and fresh water system pumps. Stainless steel fresh water tank under aft berth. New waste tank system in 2017 for toilets with deck pump out and gravity discharge.

Eberspacher diesel fired central heating system. Hella cabin fans. Panasonic 240V TV & Panasonic TV/DVD. Pioneer radio/cassette. Steel digital safe. Hatch blinds. Cloth covered foam upholstery. Carpeted throughout. Double lined curtains. 

Mechanical Systems

Located below the saloon soleboards in well insulated compartment, twin Cummins QSB, six cylinder, 380hp turbo charged marine diesel engines. The engines built by Cummins in 2004 and installed in 2005. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Single lever controls with duplicate controls on flybridge.  Electric start. Shaft drives to four bladed propellers (24in x 26in, handed), with stainless steel rope cutters and PSS non-drip seals. Hull trim plates. Two stainless steel fuel tanks plus two auxiliary rubber tanks are all linked and operated by an electric transfer pump.

Engine hours approximately 600 each.  200 gallon fuel capacity giving approximately 150 mile range at an estimated 18 knot cruising speed.  Estimated maximum speed at half load 23 knots. 

Vetus 24V bow thruster. 2017 75kgf stern thruster with dual helm controls.

Onan 4kw marine generator in engine compartment, 2004/5. Three cylinders, fresh water cooled and in insulated case. This has only some 350 hours logged.

Electrical Systems
  • Twin engine driven alternators
  • 4 x 12 volt batteries for domestic use
  • Thrusters and generator batteries
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Smart battery charger
  • Immersion heater
  • Two Victron inverters
  • 12V, 24V and 240V cabin sockets
  • Much electric works were conducted in 2017 to uprate and tidy up electrical systems.
Deck Equipment
  • 20Kg Bruce anchor with 10mm chain stowed in self launch cradle
  • 24V SL Seawolf electric anchor windlass, 2017, with foot control and remote controls at each helm
  • Danforth and grapnel anchors
  • Flybridge and aft deck full canopies in blue acrylic, new in 2017
  • Canvas covers for saloon windows
  • RIB cover, liferaft cover and instruments covers new in 2017
  • Simpson remote operated 24V stainless steel davits
  • Vinyl upholstered GRP deck boxes/seats on aft deck
  • Assorted fenders and warps
  • Boat hooks
  • Considerable quantity of ships spares and manuals
  • Ensign and staff
  • Portable stainless steel/teak boarding ladder.
Navigation Equipment
  • Two Poseidon steering compasses
  • Fortec Star digital satellite receiver
  • Echopilot sonar
  • ICOM Euro VHF radio
  • Raymarine 240E VHF/DSC with flybridge handset
  • ICS Nav6 navtex and printer
  • Koden MD-3604 radar
  • Mobitronic CCTV
  • Raymarine P70R autopilot with flybridge repeater
  • Simrad AIS transciever
  • Simrad CQ33 plotter repeater
  • Simrad CX44 chart plotter/radar/gps
  • Simrad IS12 log/speed/depth
  • Stowe log/speed
  • Sony satellite box. Sony CD stacker. Sony radio/CD/cassette
Safety Equipment
  • Each seacock is fitted with 24V electric actuated ball valves
  • Emergency tiller
  • Three Rule 24V electric bilge pumps
  • Whale double action manual bilge pump
  • Bilge and engine extractor fans
  • Horn
  • Three stainless steel wind screen wipers and washers
  • Assorted dry powder and foam fire extinguishers in cabins, deck saloon and flybridge
  • FM200 automatic engine room fire extinguisher system.
  • Lifesling MOB rescue sling
  • Seasafe 6 man liferaft in deck cradle. Next service May 2018.
  • Inner safety rail with runner for safety harness. This allows complete safety on deck in bad weather
  • Remote control search light

Custom built in 1988 by F. Booker Marine on the John Bennett designed Humber 42 hull, moulded by Halmatic.  Blue spray painted GRP semi-planing hull with spray chines.  Alloy/rubber hull rubbing strakes. Stainless steel cleats with large rubbing strips. White GRP superstructure with flybridge and good sized aft deck.  Bathing platform with boarding ladder. Wheel steering with hydraulic steering system, hydraulic system upgraded in 2017.  Full duplicate controls and helm at flybridge.  The wide side decks (non skid paint finish) with substantial guardrails (with netting) make the decks safe and easy to use. Teak to aft deck and paint to flybridge sole. Eight opening alloy framed ports, mid section air intakes. Hull antifouled over a Coppercoat epoxy barrier. Twin bronze spade type rudders. New trim tabs and wiring in 2017. Open pulpit has hinged steps and platform. Aft deck rails are fitted with grp coamings and have a gate. Stainless steel hand rails. Fender baskets on aft rails. Side gates in life rails double as side boarding ladders.

  • Avon 3.1m RIB, 1999, with central console, wheel steering, vinyl seating and plastic fuel tank
  • Honda 15hp four stroke outboard motor with electric trim and tilt.

The company normally acts as broker 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.

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