1978 Post 42

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Class Power
Category Saltwater Fishing, Sports Fishing Boats
Year 1978
Make Post
Length 42'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Key West, FL
Manufacturer Provided Description
Designed and built with the same quality as Post Marine's 50 Convertible, the Post 42 is a smaller offshore cruiser with diesel power. There is cockpit engine room access through the deck house step. The 42's expanded bridge features full instrumentation, hydraulic steering, an L-shaped lounge with rod locker below, excellent storage, and more than ample room for a choice of custom electronics. The 42's richly appointed salon features designer fabrics and carpeting, a full entertainment center with 20-inch remote color TV, AM-FM Stereo and CD player, an L-shaped dinette with storage below, an L-shaped lounge with sleeper hideaway, teak coffee table, and exquisite joiner work. The master stateroom features a queen-size island berth with storage above and below and a cedar-lined hanging locker. The comfortable guest stateroom features over and under bunks with storage below plus hanging locker. The full head with enclosed shower can be entered from either the forward stateroom or the passageway. The 42's functional galley includes a two-burner electric range, microwave - convection oven, a full-size refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, and parquet flooring.
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Cummins and Caterpillar available.
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.
Contact Information

Contact Corey Simon - 786-286-1526


Nominal Length
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Dry Weight
Single Berths
Engine Make Detroit Diesel (Rebuilt 2013)
Engine Model 6-71
Engine Year 1978
Engine Hours 1000
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
TV Set
DVD Player
Cockpit Speakers
CD Player
Inside Equipment
Electric Head
Battery Charger
Marine Head
Air Compressor
Microwave Oven
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump
Sea Water Pump
Air Conditioning
Deep Freezer
Hot Water
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit Shower
Cockpit Cushions
Swimming Ladder
Hull Shape Modified Vee
1978 Post 42


Hull:  42' Post, 1978, solid fiberglass hull, and house.

Engines:  Detroit Diesel 6-71 naturals, 1,000 hours, rebuilt in 2013.  

Generator:  Westerbeke 5.7kw, auxiliary power.  

Electronics:  Two Garmin 4210s.  Two Garmin VHF 200s.  Airmar B260 1kw transducer.  

A/C:  Dometic 16,000 BTU A/C (installed 2015).  


Mechanical upgrades:  New fuel tanks, 155 gallon Fwd & 255 gallon Aft, on the centerline of the hull (410 gallon total capacity).  Two new 48 gallon fresh water tanks (96 gallon total capacity).  Three new battery banks, including one starting bank of (3) 8D 12V, and two house banks of (4) 6V deep-cycle batteries.  New port & starboard shafts and shaft couplings (2013).  Refinished props (2013).  All new hydraulic steering lines throughout, from the tower to the laz (2016).  All new Teleflex throttle cables from the tower and bridge down to the engine room, with new Morse controls in the tower and bridge (2016).   Brand new DieselPro gauges and VDO tacks.  DieselPro motor gauges and alarms.  Four 2,000 GPH bilge pumps with independent float switches.  High water alarms.  Under-gunnel electric reel plugs.  Nearly all wiring re-done: 110V & 12V.


Cosmetic upgrades:  New custom built-in sectional & dining table that converts to drop-down sleeper and offers built-in storage.  New custom entertainment center that houses flatscreen and audio system:  TV is a 55" LG flatscreen with electronic mount that conceals the TV in custom wood console while not in use.  Audio system includes 4 Rockford Fosgate amps, 2 Fusion head units, 14 JL Audio speakers, and 5 independent audio zones.  All audio electronics are concealed and easily accessible in the entertainment console.


Interior features:  Full galley with 3-burner range and new LG 10.1 cubic ft. refrigerator & freezer.  Full bathroom with Head Hunter head, rain shower, and in-shower audio.  Stateroom with full-size bed and plenty of storage.  Custom closet & vanity space in forepeak which offers a luxurious amount of storage space.  


Deck features:  New salt water wash down and fresh water wash down system.  Two insulated in-deck 60"x25" fish boxes with individual macerators.  Live well pump.  Teak rocket launcher rod holder.  Teak helm chair which can be placed on back deck as fighting chair.  35' Lee triple spreader outriggers.  Lee center rigger. Electric reel plugs under gunnels. 


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