What a fabulous surprise! We are delighted to have our new Valiant offering just back from a record breaking round the world passage. Apogee, as she is called, is an absolutely beautiful, extremely well cared for and recently refit 1997 Valiant 42 Center Entry Queen V berth Cutter. She is rigged for world cruising and she is proven without a doubt. Just four years ago, her current owners purchased Apogee with the intent to circumnavigate, although they never really let on. They picked the best Valiant available at the time, Apogee. Her prior owner of many years used her only as a floating weekend home away from home. He had just repowered her upgraded her to the max for his own retirement voyage and unfortunately that did not happen. Happily, Apogee, was purchased by a very serious couple from Alaska to actually circumnavigate.
Apogee has everything you can possibly imagine and everything is maintained in peak condition. Her owners have continually cared for her and upgraded her. She has all the comforts of air conditioning, diesel heat, water maker, solar, wind, LEDs, TV, stereo, Wifi booster, cockpit speakers, new refrigeration and everything!
Here are just some of the highlights:
In 2011 and 2012 the major enhancements included a new Yanmar 4JH5E 55hp diesel engine with all the trimmings from a new engine bed and mounts to the cutlass bearing and ‘Lasdrop’ dripless shaft seal and reconditioned Max prop. The engine room completely cleaned and painted. The stainless steel arch was ordered from the Valiant factory for mounting the D400 wind generator, solar panels and outboard lift. In preparation for cruising the Spectra Newport 400 water maker was installed and an Espar diesel furnace. At that time Apogee also received a new suite of Doyle sails and all new running rigging.
When the new owners bought her in 2012, they did everything else they could think of including 315 feet of G4 chain and a Bruce 66 lb anchor, two Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration systems, a Dutchman mainsail system, new wind instruments, AM/FM Bluetooth capable radio and Bose speakers, LED lights, a mast cozy, and new propane tank and new foam for the V-berth, Q-berth and settees.
In 2013, they upgraded the electronics with top of the line Garmin equipment. They upgraded the solar panel system with two new 140 watt Kyocera panels. They installed a new microwave. And they bought a great new aluminum bottom RIB dinghy. And they added a new staysail and also a new Mantus anchor 65 lb. Oh...plus a TV!
In 2014, Apogee got a few more presents. All twelve Hood ports were rebedded. A new Webasto FCF air conditioning system replaced the old system. And of course all the usual maintenance, and new nonskid deck paint! You can see what it takes to circumnavigate.
The best is saved for last… In 2015 – 2016 they did a big refit, just in time for you! It seemed time to repaint the topsides with Awlgrip 2000! In fact why stop there; the mast and boom were also pulled and prepped and painted as well as the pedestal and travller frame. The teak wood trim in the cockpit as well as the companionway and stairs were all refinished beautifully. There are five new Excide Marine AGM batteries. The D400 wind generator got rebuilt with a new nose cone and blades and new bushing. The solar regulator was replaced and new LED bow lights added! In fact, everything was addressed to make her perfect for you.
It is truly amazing that they sailed all the way around the world and managed to maintain and upgrade the vessel in a way that few people are able to do. They are literally bringing her back to Annapolis in better condition that when she left only four years ago. She was amazing when she left and everything that ever needed replacement or improvement was done!
Big Refit in Spring of 2016
Mast pulled and painted
Pedestal and travller repainted
Rigging inspection done
Bottom sanded, prepped, and painted
Max Prop reconditioned
New Lasdrop Shaft seal
Amazing Upgrades 2012
Repowered with Yanmar 4JH5E 55hp Diesel
The entire engine room was just repainted to Valiant specifications
Valiant Factory stainless steel arch shipped from the factory
Spectra Newport 400 Water maker installed
New Kyocera Solar Panels with new regulator
New D400 Eclectic Energy wind generator
New Valiant stainless steel outboard lift
New stainless steel uncoated lifelines
New Yamaha 9.9hp Outboard
New Cutlass Bearing
New Plastic holding tank
All new running rigging
Serious Maintenance and Upgrades 2013-2016
New Garmin electronics, radar and touch screen plotter
New wind instrument
New Garmin autopilot system (#2 autopilot)
New AIS – Lowrance VHF with AIS
New Dual Frigoboat Keel cooled refrigeration with added insulation
New air-conditioning system
New Offshore 120% Jib 2016
New Offshore Staysail with new Schaffer staysail Furler 2012
Doyle Offshore Mainsail full batten with Dutchman system 2012
Running rigging (new in 2012)
All Lewmar Hatches have ‘Outlander’ sun covers
New batteries including 4 Group 31 AGMs for house side, 1 Group 31 AGM for engine start 2015
LED cabin lights
LED nav lights
New Valiant stainless steel dinghy davits
New aluminum bottom RIB dinghy
New Mantus 65lb anchor
New dodger with Makrolon windows
New bimini and connector 2014
Apogee, as she’s called, reflects what and who she is. This Valiant 42 has everything one would ever want and ever need. She is a proven ocean voyager with all the equipment you need. Apogee has just returned from a quick circumnavigation! Everything is perfect. Read the full specs. You will not be disappointed.
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The Valiant 42 center entry companionway with a queen V-berth stateroom forward is the classic and most popular Valiant 42 layout. For good reason, this layout gives you a perfect two-stateroom vessel with a single head and stall shower located aft at the companionway. It gives you a truly magnificent galley with the famous pantry, spacious salon, sit down navigation station, and a dedicated engine room.
The build quality is robust, crafted with the rigors of the ocean foremost in mind. You will see the heavily built quality everywhere from the locking floor boats to the cabinetry. The cabin interior is light and bright due to the Formica panels trimmed in cherry on the house sides and ceiling and the many opening ports and hatches.
While everything is strong, you'll also see it all very well executed. The drawers are solid Cherry faced with Cedar bottoms and dovetailed corners and roll out on easy going slides. The lockers have courtesy lights that come on when you open the door. All the cabinets and lockers securely lock with one hand. The Hood stainless steel opening ports, all recently rebedded, and Lewmar Ocean hatches that provide wonderful light and ventilation as the breeze seems to blow right through the boat. The cabin lights are new LED lights with three red and white dome lights. The mast cozy adds warmth literally and also in terms of ambiance.
The Queen V stateroom has the chain locker forward with space to pull the extra chain back under the berth. Under the berth, there are two deep drawers with additional storage for or storm sails and other seldom needed spares. The hull sides are finished with Ash battens and there are three roomy cabinets on each side. A reading light and a book shelf port and starboard give perfect individual space for each occupant of this spacious double berth with recently replaced foam. Two large drawers under the berth roll easily and are lined with aromatic cedar. In the cabin, there is a large locker to port with a smaller locker and a bench seat to starboard. The bi-fold Cherry door provides privacy with dressing space in the cabin.
In the Valiant Queen V layout, the salon is extremely spacious with a traditional centerline drop-leaf table and an L-shaped settee to port that slides out to a double berth. No fuss. This layout sleeps seven if you want! There is storage behind the settee and the port water tank below. The outboard cabinetry includes a large cabinet at the aft end of the settee with double shelves the full length. To starboard there is a straight 7’ settee with cabinetry and shelves outboard, and double book shelves and additional storage behind the settee back. The water tanks under the settees are designed to come right out the companionway if you ever need to replace them, which you won’t because they are high and dry under the settees.
The main salon is light and well ventilated with six opening ports and two large deck hatches as well one smaller hatch and Hella fans and dorades. The L shaped settee to port that easily makes a nice double berth that leaves the walkthrough clear to the forward cabin. The salon has a lovely warm Cherry joinery and cabinets in absolutely beautiful condition and a lovely teak and holly cabin sole finished in satin Varathane. Ash battens line the hull sides and add a soft glow that enhances the ambiance. The cabin house sides and ceiling are a soft cream Formica with Cherry trim. The Hood stainless steel ports are all opening ports and all have screens. The cushions are new and the settees have lee cloths to provide good sea berths on a passage. The Ultrasuede upholstery is pleasing and comfortable.
The Valiant classic U shaped galley to port is considered one of the best galleys on any boat. The galley will make any chef very, very happy. The propane stove is outboard with dish storage and cupboards outboard, as well as the built in microwave, and there is additional storage below. Forward is the freezer outboard and the refrigerator with additional counter space, a flatware drawer, and trash bin. At the aft facing side are three drawers, double stainless sink with storage under, and deep dry storage outboard. There is a large cabinet above the sink and a bulkhead mounted spice rack. The famous Valiant pantry is adjacent just aft of the nav station.
On any cruising boat, the navigation station is another room in the house and the Valiant nav station is a large, functional, sit down, forward facing, navigation station; "room with a view"; a view of the instruments and ships controls. There is a large chart table with storage, a drawer and storage cabinet as well as storage outboard and also under the nav seat.
Aft Guest Cabin
The companionway has just been completely refinished with Epifanes to look beautiful. The aft cabin is to port with the head to starboard right there at the companionway. The aft cabin that meets all your requirements to have guests aboard from time to time. More importantly when cruising shorthanded, this is your sea berth when you are sailing on a passage. Located beside the companionway on the port quarter, the off watch crew member can be peacefully sleeping just three feet from the cockpit. We use our aft cabin as our sea berth like so many Valiant cruising couples do. Outboard we stow important items including our ditch bag and cockpit cushions. When we have guests, this cabin becomes a nice double berth with privacy as it has a door and a folding panel to close it up. There is also a dressing seat, hanging locker and two large drawers. Good ventilation is provided by two opening ports and an overhead hatch.
Head and Shower
Valiant definitely got it right! The head is located just down the companionway on the starboard side where it is easy to use in a seaway. The stall shower makes a perfect wet locker on a passage with a hanging locker outboard of the shower. At anchor the stall shower is so wonderful you'll use it even in a marina because it is so well ventilated with a hatch overhead and a port and it is so easy to keep clean being of fiberglass with a seat, a teak grate, and sump pump. The oval stainless steel sink is on a large counter space with a great deal of storage under it and in the Cherry cabinets outboard. There is even a clothes hamper, something seldom seen on any boat! The bi-fold door works well for privacy and locks in place when not in use.
Dedicated Engine Room
This is one of the most important features of a Valiant; one of the best engine rooms on any sailing vessel. In 2012 when the new Yanmar was installed, the entire engine room was cleaned and repainted to brand new. The generator is installed aft of the engine.
GALLEY AND PLUMBING DETAILS
Large U-shaped galley with all amenities, great counter space, and loads of storage including the Valiant pantry
Large refrigerator box with separate freezer
Frigoboat 12v systems (two) with two large evaporator plates
Extra insulation added to the refrigerator and freezer box
Force 10 propane stove, three burners with oven and broiler
Propane system with new tank, pressure gauge and solenoid in proper locker
Pan storage under stove
Built-in microwave oven
Double deep stainless steel sink with storage under
New mixing faucet
Macerator pump for the sink drain allows good drainage in all conditions
SeaGull water filter for drinking
Pressure hot/cold water
Freshwater manual foot pumps
Cabinetry outboard with cupboards and with dish storage
Deep dry goods storage
Four easy roll out drawers
Roll out trash bin
Famous Valiant cook pleasing pantry with roll out drawers
Centerline drop leaf dining table with liquor storage compartment
Water 88 gallons in two tanks under settees
Water maker! Spectra Newport 400 Water maker 2012 with new remote panel 2013, new high pressure pump 2016
Sea Recovery hot water heater 2012
Hot water tempering valve
Large aft head with separate stall shower
Vanity with sink and large cabinets outboard
Storage under sink in the head
Hamper storage bin
Sought after stall shower with seat, teak grate, and sump pump
Large wet locker outboard of shower stall
Walk in access to the engine room from the head
Standard marine toilet with 40 gallon plastic holding tank
Y Valve for direct overboard flush offshore or holding tank inshore
New plastic holding tank pump out offshore and deck fitting for pump out inshore
All new head hoses 2016
Cockpit shower (hot and cold) 2013
Electronics & Navigation The large sit down navigation station is your ships office where the breaker panel, read outs, and controls are located. The large chart table offers ample space and the seat has good storage under it. This navigation station is a real space in which to navigate, plan, monitor the ship, and sit and chat on the SSB or VHF with the cruisers nets. You will sit and update your log, listen to weather to choose your optimal departure, and chat on the cruising net. Don't forget, in short handed sailing, it is important to have instruments in the cockpit Apogee has everything you need in the cockpit and helm station also. And, new VHF with AIS.
All new Garmin GMR-24 Radar and Garmin 5212 Plotter in a NavPod at the helm, the perfect location for long range cruising. Raymarine ST60 series displays under the dodger for wind, speed, depth! And Apogee has an Icom M810 SSB and new Garmin GHP12 Autopilot. And, of course there is a new Lowrance VHF with AIS.
Garmin GMR-24 Radar and Garmin 5212 display and chartplotter in the cockpit
Garmin GPS 120XL at the nav station
Garmin 24 mile radar dome mast mounted
Garmin Triducer speed and depth
Second AirMar transducer for Raymarine instruments
Lowrance VHF radio with AIS
New wind instrument – Raymarine ST60
West Marine submersible handheld VHF radio
CARD System (Collision Avoidance Radar Detection)
ICOM M810 SSB with an new ICOM AT-130 automatic tuner
Garmin GHP12 Autopilot with GHC 20 control head with GHP12 class A drive (secondary A/P)
Alpha 3000 autopilot system with linear actuator (primary A/P)
Shakespeare Seawatch FM/TV antenna
Wifi booster antenna and wireless router
In the Cockpit:
Garmin radar and chartplotter display at wheel
ST60 Multifunction displays for wind, speed and depth under dodger
Simrad AIS display under the dodger
second VHF with AIS receiver
Red and white courtesy lights under the dodger
New cockpit speakers
Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Systems
Apogee was upgraded with a brand new 55HP sought after Yanmar diesel engine. The entire engine room has been painted. The engine room also houses the Westerbeke 5KW genset 1520 hours) with remote fuel filter service system. The engine room is a dedicated space with access both through the aft of the toilet or by removing the companionway engine box. One of the requirements for a blue water voyaging vessel is access to everything, and Valiant passes the test. The dedicated engine room provides the mechanical space where the Espar diesel heater, and holding tank live.
New Yanmar 4JH5E 55 HP diesel with 980 hours
Three-blade Max prop reconditions in 2016
New Lasdrop dripless shaft seal 2016
Racor 500 fuel filter
Remote oil filter
Saddle fuel tanks outboard port and starboard for 87 gallons diesel
Spectra Newport 400 Water maker with new high pressure pump
Espar D-2 Airtronic diesel heater 2016
Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration system (two) new in 2013
Air Conditioning System – Webasto FCF with reverse cycle heat and remote control
This vessel is complete with a 5kw generator, solar panels, and efficient wind generator for complete power design.
DC Electrical System:
AGM Batteries – four Excide Marine Batteries 2015
Separate AGM starter battery installed 2015
85 Amp Alternator
12 Volt Electrical breaker panel at the nav seat
Heart Link 20 battery monitor
12V outlets (two)
Interior 12v Hella fans (five)
Cabin lights – Alpenglow overhead lights, LED dome lights, and with Danish reading lamps
LED lights in the galley and head (under cabinet bar lights)
LED masthead light
Nav lights- new LED bow lights
Flat screen TV new Shakespeare TV antenna
AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connection and Bose speaker system 2012
Cockpit red and white light under hard dodger
Tricolor masthead LED light
Anchor LED light and Strobe
Electric Lighthouse Windlass
Electric bilge pump
Variable speed domestic water pump (no accumulator tank)
Water maker 12v
110 Electrical Shore Power Systems
Inverter charger Trace U2512
50 Amp Eel Shore Power Connection 2014
30 Amp adaptor connection
110 v Electrical breaker panel at nav
Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
Kyocera 140 watt solar panels (two) installed on arch
Eclectic Energy D400 wind generator with new nose cone and refurbished brushes
Rig and Sails Inventory The design of the Valiant 42 is the modernization of the Valiant 40 designed by Robert H. Perry. The Valiant 40 earned its reputation for safety and performance when, in the 80s, Francis Stokes placed second in the BOC around the world race under all the great capes. Mark Schrader aboard the Valiant 40 "Resourceful" became the first American to complete the nonstop round the world voyage single handed below all five southern capes! By the mid eighties the Valiant had proved to be a capable offshore voyager that could be sailed solo around the world. She was an ocean race boat! The Valiant 42 sails even better than the Valiant 40 with added mast height and added sail area and ballast. She's a sail animal! And even more important to all of us couples, is comfort, safety, and complete lack of drama. More couples choose to sail a Valiant than any other cruising boat for very good reasons. The true cutter rig, divided sail plan, powerful well placed winches, and safe cockpit all make it possible for a couple to cruise safely and feel secure sailing with just two people aboard. The boat is easily driven and sails delightfully in light winds; in heavy air, reef her down with a double reef in the main and the staysail and she'll track like a freight train with the autopilot or windvane system guiding her effortlessly. She sails fast so you get there! She is Weatherly and carries sail well so you are not constantly reefing. She is tough so you feel secure. And she is perfect!
True cutter rig
Divided sail plan with both headsails on furlers
Total sail area 849 ft.
Mainsail by Doyle Full batten mainsail with Batt cars and Dutchman 2012
Furling headsail 120% on Schaefer 3100 furler
All control lines are led aft so everything comes back to the cockpit
Valiant custom vang/preventer system with Antal line stoppers
Navtec insulated backstay
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster was overhauled 2014
Downwind pole on mast
Burgee halyard starboard side
New Amsteel topping lift
1-44 CST Lewmar Electric halyard winch for the main halyard and mainsheet on the cabin house
Primary sheet winches on the coaming- 58 CST Lewmar winches
Staysail sheet winches on the cabin house 44 CST Lewmar
Two 40 CST Lewmar winches on mast
Doyle fully battened mainsail with batt car system 2012
Mainsail Dutchman system
Genoa 120% on Schaffer furler new in 2016
Staysail on furler new in 2013
Deck Layout, Cockpit & Ground Tackle The deck layout and construction is one of the most important aspects of any sailboat. Valiant builds a robust, low maintenance vessel, and all the toughness shows. All of the deck hardware is the best quality, from the Hood stainless steel ports, to Lewmar Ocean hatches, to Lewmar winches and custom Valiant stainless steel work. The toe rail is aluminum giving you the ability to attach blocks as you need to. The toe rail is bedded with 5200 and through bolted to the hull deck flange. Stainless steel stanchions are bulwark mounted, the way you want them, and support 31 inches high with new stainless steel uncoated double life lines.
The Valiant Yachts company has fully used its wonderful stainless steel fabrication capabilities to create the amazing Valiant bowsprit completely of stainless steel beautiful sculpted and welded. It is a piece of art. In addition to the bowsprit, Valiant also manufactures all the dorade guards and the hand rails. The beautiful stern rail of one inch stainless steel tubing is solid to the boarding gate! Apogee has the signature Valiant hard dodger which is definitely as useful as it is substantial! The rigid hard dodger is solid and gives great security in the cockpit with its hand rails on both sides and the cockpit side of solid stainless steel. It even has a standard light, red and white, under the dodger. The arch and solid stern rail to the boarding gates make you feel very safe in a Valiant cockpit.
The Valiant cockpit is also comfortable with the pedestal mounted wheel steering and wide comfortable seating and cockpit combings. The cockpit is long enough to lie down. The combings are high and comfortable with a flat top so you can perch on them. The cockpit lockers port and starboard and aft lazarettes have deep gutters for drainage. Cockpit drains are large to drain quickly.
Valiant deck features – no wood!
New Awlgrip deck non-skid paint 2013
Valiant arch 2012
Hood stainless steel ports all rebedded in 2013
Lewmar deck hatches
Screens for all ports
Two dorades w/ chrome cowls, fiberglass boxes and dorade guards
Pad eyes forward & aft for jack lines
Pad eye in the cockpit for tether
Aluminum toe rail for attaching blocks
Stainless steel 31 inch stanchions
Double life lines uncoated stainless steel
Stern rail is solid to boarding gate and integrated with new stainless steel arch
Arch has the solar panel installation and wind generator
Edson outboard mount on stern rail
Outboard engine lifting crane
Pearl gray Awlgrip non-skid deck paint 2013
Swim ladder mounts on either port or starboard at boarding gate
Removable Makrolon dodger windows new 2013
Bimini and connector panel new 2014
Sunbrella pedestal cover which covers varnished teak cockpit table
Sail cover new in 2012
Edson pedestal steering with pedestal newly painted 2016
Binnacle guard with instrument pods for ST60s
Sunbrella weather cloths on the cockpit
Lockdowns for cockpit lockers
Teak cockpit table is varnished and beautiful
Valiant fabricated bow roller system
Double rollers with hawse pipes
Deck washdown system
Lighthouse 1501 windlass - electric
Primary bow anchor 65 lb Mantus with w/315’ G4 chain
Secondary bow anchor 66 lb Bruce (re-galvanized 2015) with 30' BBB chain and rode
Danforth stern anchor with hawse pipe, roller, and locker for chain and rode. Anchor stows on stern rail
Valiant Yachts builds each Valiant by hand the way high quality boats are built. Apogee is beautiful restored with new Awlgrip topsides paint, newly painted decks, newly painted mast and boom, and the bottom was completely renewed with all paint removed and two coats of Tie Coat 6627 and three coats of Trinidad Pro. The boat is beautiful, really beautiful!
The hull is hand laid of solid fiberglass in a female mold. The gelcoat is sprayed first into the mold and then the layup of the fiberglass completed. The layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving is robust. The Valiant hull is the strongest hull imaginable as you will agree when you hold a cross section in your hands. Only Isophthalic resin is used on the premises. It is catalyzed in one-gallon increments and dyed red to ensure the proper wet out of the fiberglass. Valiant massive rub rail is structurally part of the hull. The hull is reinforced the entire length of the rubrail with structural high density foam and it is molded with an indentation to accept the sacrificial teak rub rail with a stainless steel strake.
The deck is constructed in the same manner as the hull in a female mold. Structural foam is used in any high stress areas and end-grain balsa core is used elsewhere as its properties allow it to soak up the resins and adhere to the laminate fiberglass. The deck is solid glass in all the areas where deck hardware will be mounted. Valiant semi-custom construction process allows you to select your hatch placement and the hatches are wonderfully constructed and installed using a hatch boss system. The hatches are perfect and where you want them.
After the hull is complete, the next stage is the construction and installation of the floor timbers, the latitudinal stringers. These stringers are constructed of structural foam laminated with fiberglass and glassed into place inside the hull. All the bulkheads are built into the boat using high quality marine plywood tabbed and fiberglassed into the hull sides and floor members. All the furniture is built into the boat and all the horizontal and vertical elements are fiberglassed to the hull sides creating a monolithic structure. This type of construction makes the boat very, very strong.
Hull Deck Joint
When the finished deck is lowered onto the hull all the furniture and bulkheads are then fiberglassed to the ceiling (deck). The Valiant hull to deck joint is through bolted glued with 3M5200. Then when the aluminum toe rail is installed, it is glued with 3M 5200 to the flange and then through bolted through the flange on four and half inch centers! This is serious construction and it is never coming apart.
Valiant Commitment to Building a Strong Boat
Every construction element is designed and executed with the established mission of building a the strongest boat possible, a boat that can take what the ocean can dish out. The chain plates are stainless steel are through bolted with backing plates on the solid fiberglass structural knees. And you should know the quality of the stainless steel is as good as can be found! No compromise.
Valiant attention to detail is apparent in the installation of every component from plumbing to wiring to all mechanical and electrical equipment. Every sea cock is labeled as is every valve. Wire runs are orderly and finished with wire bundles properly tied. The construction is finished with attention and care. Nothing is left incomplete. The cabinets are finished inside so everything looks complete and proper. The hull is insulated above the waterline with closed cell foam to eliminate moisture from condensation and also to provide sound insulation. The engine room is well insulated with one inch Sound Stop foam insulation.
Keel, Skeg, and Rudder Construction
The Keel is constructed of solid molded lead with ¾ inch, stainless steel J bolts. There are 17 of these massive 3/4 inch J bolts. A bolt pattern is made for each keel and used to ensure that each hole through the keel stub is is drilled in the perfect position. The keel is bedded with 5200 and the 17 J bolts are secured with backing plates inside the boat. It is never coming off! The skeg is constructed of laminated fiberglass. It is through bedded in 3M 5200 and through bolted to the hull in the same way as the keel with 10 stainless steel bolts and backing plates. The rudder is constructed of a solid stainless steel rudder shaft with a steel rudder core encased in structural foam laminated with fiberglass. The rudder has a cast bronze protective shoe. There has never been a rudder failure on a Valiant.
Hull Exterior Finish
When the boat is completed, the hull top sides are finished with white topside paint with a contrasting blue whale stripe and double boot stripe. Apogee has new Awlgripped topsides and new nonskid deck paint. The hull bottom is finished with epoxy barrier coat at the factory. Apogee has new bottom paint with two coats of Tie Coat and three coats of Trinidad Pro.
The construction of the Valiant is bullet proof. Valiant craftsmen are incredibly proud of their product. The construction makes the Valiant one of the very best blue water boats you could choose to own. This is why the Valiant remains the vessel that most couples choose for circumnavigation or long distance passage making.
Hand- laid solid fiberglass hull with extra layers at the keel and bow
Robust layup schedule of fiberglass mat and woven roving
Isophthalic resin catalyzed in one-gallon
Massive structural rub rail
The deck cored with structural foam and fiberglass laminate
Deck is solid glass where hardware is mounted
Valiant hatch boss system allows custom hatch placement
latitudinal stringers of structural foam laminate glassed in
solid glassed in bulkheads
horizontal and vertical elements are fiberglassed to the hull sides abd to the ceiling when the deck goes on
Hull deck joint through bolted on four and half inch centers and glued with 3M5200.
Chain plates through bolted with backing plates
high quality stainless steel
Hull insulated with closed cell engine room insulated with ?Sound Stop?
External lead keel
17 J bolts of 3/4 inch steel
Skeg of laminated structural foam attached with J bolts as with the keel
Backing plates on all structural elements
Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
Cast bronze protective rudder shoe
Awlgrip topsides – white 2016
Blue whale stripe – Awlgripped 2016
Epoxy factory barrier coat
Two coats of Tie Coat 2016
New bottom paint Trinidad Pro 2016
Port Annapolis Marina
7080 Bembe Beach Road, Suite 111
Annapolis, MD 21403