Model: Whitby 42 Boat Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Manufacturer: Whitby Boat Works Builder: Whitby Boat Works LTD, Ontario, Canada
Boat Length: 42 feet Designer: Ted Brewer
Year: 1979 LOA: 46 feet
Fuel: diesel Beam: 13 feet
Hull Material: fiberglass Bridge Clearance: 55 feet
Keel: full Draft: 5.5 feet
Diesel Tankage: 160 (2 tanks) Water Tankage: 280 gallons (3 tanks)
Sleeping berths: 2 Heads: 2

Nightingale Tune is fresh off a one and a half year cruise of the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

She is chock full of upgrades and meticulously kept, making her one of the best tended Whitby 42s on the market today. She has just returned from cruising off the grid (April 2017) and is all set up and ready to leave the dock with her next crew. Fantastic for style, comfort, cruising capability, handling and located in a major Caribbean city – San Juan is an ideal spot for jumping off to the Spanish Virgin Islands, USVI, BVI, and beyond (or enjoy a lovely downwind passage to DR, Turks & Caicos, and the Bahamas)  – she’s the ideal boat for living and traveling aboard.


  • Shiny, new navy blue topsides with white trim (Awlgrip) and fresh black bottom paint (Island 44) (February 2017)
  • Varnished teak toe rails  – Honey Teak (September 2015), cockpit combing, bowsprit, and handholds – Bristol Finish (February 2017)


  • Spacious center cockpit keeps you high and dry underway and makes you the best host for entertaining at anchor
  • Aft cabin with queen sized bed and en suite head
  • V berth cabin with en suite head
  • U-shaped galley with oversized sink
  • 2 companionways for easy cabin access
  • Large engine room
  • Workbench station
  • Air conditioning/heat
  • Twin settees (that pull out for sleeping) with a fold-up table that seats 6

Cruising capability

  • Carries 280 gallons of water and 140 gallons of diesel
  • Huge reach-in fridge and freezer
  • Fully solar sufficient
  • Massive amounts of storage space
  • Tons of spare parts – replacement kit for engine, roller furling mainsail, and more
  • Dinghy davits
  • Wi-fi extender
  • Option to purchase a well-appointed 2015 AB Inflatables aluminum bottomed dinghy with 2016 Yamaha 8hp 2-stroke outboard engine that are fully supported by the davits – no need to remove the engine before raising
  • Safety harnesses, tethers, jacklines
  • EPIRB (new 2015)
  • Removable pet/child safety net


  • Ketch rig offers many sail plan options for all conditions
  • Electric mast-furling mainsail with all lines running back to the cockpit for easy single-handing
  • User-friendly Garmin navigation and Radar
  • C-tec Auto Helm 700
  • Electric windlass with two-way foot controls, Rocna anchor, and 235 feet of ⅜” G4 chain
  • Sizable bowsprit which reduces weather helm (as opposed to Whitbys without a bowsprit)

See below for comprehensive photos and specific equipment lists.



Additional Specs & Equipment


  • Engine: Ford Lehman
  • Engine HP: 80
  • Engine Hours: 4,400 hours
  • Cruising Speed: 6.5 knots at 1,500 RPM


  • Fuel: 140 gallons (tanks to port and starboard)
  • Water: 280 gallons (tanks to port, starboard, and v-berth)
  • Holding: 25 gallons
  • Jerry jugs – 2 water, 4 diesel, 3 gasoline (New 2015) all with custom white sunbrella covers (New 2016)


  • Garmin Chart Plotter (New 2015)
  • Garmin Radar (New 2015)
  • C-Tec autopilot
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Garmin speed and depth instruments (New 2015)
  • Compass
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio with cockpit repeater and AIS receiver (New 2015)
  • Clarion Stereo with iPod connection cable (New 2015)
  • USB ports at helm (New 2015)
  • Cabin and cockpit stereo speakers
  • Cockpit mount for iPad (New 2015)
  • EPIRB (New 2015)

Engine / Electrical / Mechanical

  • Ford Lehman 80 HP Diesel (4,400 hours)
  • 60 amp Hitachi alternator with external regulator
  • Updated throttle (New 2015)
  • Battery Isolator (New 2017)
  • Engine start battery (New 2015)
  • SmartPlug 30amp  (New 2015)
  • Aqua Air reverse cycle air conditioning & heat in salon & forward cabin
  • 4 – 100 watt flexible solar panels w/sewn-on velcro to bimini/dodger (New 2015)
  • 350 watt SUNPOWER hard solar panel (New 2015)
  • OUTBACK flexmax 80 solar controller (New 2015)
  • 2 Blue Sky networked solar controllers, with remote digital monitor (New 2015)
  • 6 – 6-volt Trojan T105 batteries (New 2015)
  • Balmar Smartguage battery monitor (New 2015)
  • 4 – 3 Speed Caframo fans strategically placed throughout the boat (New 2015)
  • 1500 watt Xantrax inverter
  • Separate 40 amp, three stage battery charger
  • All cabin lights converted to LED (New 2015)
  • LED cockpit lights (New 2015)
  • Automatic light-sensing LED anchor light (New 2016)
  • 2000 gallon/hr. bilge pump (New 2016) + additional pumps in both heads and in the main cabin
  • Bilge alarm (New 2015)
  • Badboy wi-fi extender antenna (New 2016)


  • Enormous, top loading fridge and freezer, cooled by Frigaboat system (New 2015)
  • Force 10 Stainless Steel 3-burner gimbaled propane stove, oven and broiler
  • Raw water foot pump (New 2015)
  • Electric solenoid for propane
  • 2-aluminum propane tanks in propane locker
  • Drawers, storage and bread box
  • Single, oversized stainless steel sink with filtered water faucet and spray nozzle (New 2015)
  • Drinking water faucet with extra heavy duty filter (New 2015)
  • Magma propane deck grill with cover (New 2015)

Misc. Cabin

  • Jabsco manual pump head – forward (New 2015)
  • Airhead composting toilet – aft (New 2015)
  • Custom foam mattress with waterproof cover – aft (New 2016)
  • 5 fire extinguishers with hanging mounts

Deck & Hull

  • The decks are painted with Awlgrip –  light grey non-skid with white decks and cabin top
  • Topsides painted with navy blue Awlgrip (New 2017)
  • Bottom painted with Island 44 (New 2017)
  • Blue sunbrella canvas
  • Full enclosure
  • New navy blue C-Cushion helm seat (New 2015)
  • Dodger has new strataglass (New 2016)
  • Stainless steel double bow roller
  • Varnished teak bowsprit (New 2017)
  • Rocna anchor – 25 kg. (New 2015)
  • 235 feet of 3/8“ G4 chain (New 2015)
  • Lewmar vertical windlass w/winch and chain gypsy (New 2015)
  • Windlass switches (up & down) at bow (New 2015)
  • Stainless Steel davits on stern (New 2015)
  • Stainless steel boarding/swim ladder
  • Salt water washdown on fore deck
  • Sunbrella covers for portlights (New 2015)
  • Safety netting for pets/children (New 2017)
  • Arimar 6 person liferaft
  • 2-Dorade vents
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel stern pushpit
  • 5 fenders
  • 2 telescoping boat hooks

Sails & Rigging

  • HOOD in-mast furling unit which was repainted in 2010 with light grey Awlgrip paint
  • All sail handling lines lead to the cockpit
  • Mainsail
  • Genoa
  • Mizzen
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Harken roller furling for headsail
  • whisker pole
  • 1 Lewmar 2 speed self tailing winch
  • 3 Barlow self tailing winches
  • 2 winch handles


Nightingale Tune has a large V-berth in the forward cabin with a hanging locker and 4 storage bins above the berth. There are 2 opening, Lewmar overhead hatches. The forward head is adjacent to the forward cabin and has two doors leading to the salon and the forward cabin. This head has a Jabsco manual pump head.

Next aft is the main salon. The salon has a murphy table and an L-

shaped settee to the port side. On starboard there is a long settee. Both settees pull out to accommodate sleeping guests. There is a Lewmar hatch overhead. There is ample storage, including a lighted bar for liquor storage, and tons more storage behind and under cushions in the salon area.

The nav station is located aft of the salon on the starboard side of the companionway. The U-shaped galley is to port of the companionway steps. Walking through the walk-thru on the starboard side, you come to the master stateroom with a large hanging locker, Lewmar hatch, and en suite head. The master features a large berth with a custom mattress and ample storage. The master stateroom has its own companionway and steps leading to the center cockpit.

The walk-thru has two removable doors for engine room access, and the engine room may also be accessed via the lazarette. The boat is air conditioned by a salon unit on AC power, and has great natural ventilation from numerous opening portlights, four Lewmar hatches (including one directly over the aft sleeping berth – a big plus), and two companionways.

Whitby/Brewer owners enjoy the additional benefit of an active and supportive online owners group – a real asset for comparing notes and seeking advice. The group meets once a year for a three day summit in Annapolis, MD.

Email to schedule a viewing.

Visit for a detailed log of our cruising activities and boat improvements starting in April 2015.

Optional Dinghy Add-on Package (+$5,000)