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1980 Contest 42

  • 42 ft
  • Center Cockpit
  • Belfast, ME, US

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     "Designed by Dick Zaal. The ideal ship for the experienced deep water sailor. Good sailing performance, combined with well designed accommodations. Luxurious interior all in teak, efficient at sea and comfortable in port." ~ Contest 43 Brochure

     Oui Cherie IV is a proven global cruiser having sailed the Med to the Canaries and then the East Coast of North America. Designed for this purpose her owners have been delighted with her coastal and blue water capabilities. 


Basic Information

Belfast, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Oui Cherie IV
Boat Type:
Center Cockpit
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
41 ft 4 in - 12.6 meter
12 ft 8 in - 3.86 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 5 in - 1.96 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Volvo Penta
MD 21A
Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
52 (Individual), 52 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
Fresh Water Tank:
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
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Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
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Oui Cherie History

     Oui Cherie was commissioned in the South of France in 1980 - her home ports were at different times until 2000 in France , Greece and Turkey. She cruised extensively the Mediterranean over the next 19 years taking her among other places the French Med  coast , Italy , Corsica, Sardinia the Greek islands, Cyprus , Israel  and throughout Turkey . In the mid nineties she sailed thru the Dardanelles and cruised the Black sea with her ultimate destination Odessa in the Soviet Union .

     In 2000 she was sailed to the Canaries and then loaded on a United Transport vessel to United States. She was then moored in Stonington CT until she was brought to Rockland, ME about 6 years ago.


Hull and decks

   Solid fiberglass hull with stiffeners:

  • Red anti fouling
  • Blue boot stripe
  • White gel-coat topsides
  • Molded rub-rail with teak and a stainless steel bull nose cap port and starboard
  • Blue cove stripe
  • Stainless steel swim ladder with teak treads
  • Stainless steel striker plate on bow

     Teak deck over fiberglass molded sub dec:

     Aft Deck:

  • Stainless steel outboard hoist
  • Stainless steel pushpit
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Lifesling
  • Navigation lights
  • Throw wing in cradle
  • Flag staff flange
  • Stern anchor roller
  • Stern cleats port and starboard

     Aft Coach Roof

  • Teak handrails port and starboard
  • Aluminium framed deck hatch with acrylic lenses
  • Vents
  • Mizzen step
  • Mainsail track


  • Teak slat seats
  • Teak grates for the sole
  • Hard dodger with soft top on frame
  • Wood and stainless steel destroyer type wheel
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Engine panel
  • Compass
  • (2) Enkes AR26 winches 
  • (2) Barient 36 2-speed self tailing chrome wiches

     Weather Decks:

  • Jib tracks port and starboard
  • Midships cleats port and starboard
  • Stanchions with over/under life lines port and starboard

     Forward Coach Roof:

  • Teak cradle for life raft
  • Aluminium framed deck hatch with acrylic lens 

     Fore Deck

  • (2) Aluminium framed deck hatches with acrylic lenses
  • Anchor locker
  • Windlass with new wiring  ~ 2019
  • Bow cleats port and starboard
  • Anchor lock with strike plate
  • Single anchor bow roller
  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Navigation lights


  • Mizzen ~ 2007
  • Main sail ~ 2007
  • Jib ~ 2004
  • Storm sail ~ Original 
  • Spinnaker ~ Original
  • Asymmetrical ~ Original
  • Drifter ~ Original




  • Garmin GPSmap 840xs chart plotter 
  • Furuno GaAs FET Front End 4-Tone Daylight Display radar display
  • Autohelm Tridata
  • Autohelm Wind
  • Autohelm VMG


  • Furuno raydome
  • Radar deflector

     Navigation Station

  • Autohelm Tridata
  • ICom IC-M422 marine VHF
  • West Marine MP3 CD Player
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator



    Stepping down into Oui Cherie IV's interior you at once notice the luxurious varnished mahogany interior finish with teak and holly cabin soles. Starting just to starboard you have the large wrap around galley with pantry/utility room aft to port. The galley features:

  • Overhead port lights
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • 12-Volt fan
  • Seaward solenoid propane controls
  • Builtin spice rack
  • 2-Burner propane stove with oven and stainless protection bar with tether attachment points
  • (2) Sink basins with dual control fresh water hot/cold mixer head
  • Storage above and below work surfaces

     Continuing forward in the interior is the salon of Oui Cherie. With great light and storage this is a comfortable and functional space to lounge or eat a meal. This area boasts:

  • Overhead port-lights
  • Shelf and locker storage outboard above settees port and starboard
  • Kerosene lights with chimneys port and starboard
  • Ships clock
  • Blue upholstered cushions
  • Fixed central table with two drop leafs and internal top loading storage

     Just forward of the salon is the forward head that features:

  • Overhead hatch
  • Storage above and outboard of sink as well as below
  • Manual marine head
  • Single basin sink with dual control hot/cold fresh water mixing tap and shower wand with flexible hose
  • Vanity mirror
  • Built in soap and cup rack
  • Storage outboard and to starboard

     Forward of the head is the v-berth with:

  • Overhead hatch
  • Shelf storage outboard

     Turning around and heading aft just to starboard of the companionway from the cockpit is the navigation station that features:

  • Overhead dome lightng
  • Overhead port-light
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Electric panel
  • Battery of gauges
  • Storage above and below work surfaces
  • Top loading chart table
  • Battery switches below seat

     The companionway between the main salon and the aft cabin offers a quarter berth outboard, opening port light into the cockpit, storage below bunk.

     Continuing aft in the aft cabin you enter a large cabin with ensuite head and lots of light. This area also has:

  • Over head deck hatch
  • Port lights port and starboard
  • Storage above and outboard of bunks
  • Quarter berth
  • Double berth
  • Credenza between bunks

     Ensuite- Head:

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Storage outboard above and below sink
  • Single basin sink with dual control hot/cold fresh water mixing tap and shower wand with flexible hose
  • Manula marine head
  • Vanity mirror
  • Towel rack
  • Teak floor grate



  • Reinforced main mast support ~ 2019
  • New electrical wiring for windlass ~ 2019
  • Cushions and mattresses reupholsters ~ 2015
  • New holding tank ~ 2009
  • Standing rigging replaced ~ 2009
  • Lifelinescreplaced ~ 2009
  • Fuel tank replaced - 2004
  • Salt water anchor wash  installed
  • Battery switch under chart table seating to couple batteries together in case of need 
  • Sound proof engine room 
  • Upgraded main Jib winches 
  • Engine heat exchange was replaced
  • Fuel tank filling hoses replaced 


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     The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.