Folkes 42

This custom David Folkes designed 42 ft (12.8m) Bluewater steel-hull cruising sloop is exclusively for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

Discover your own piece of ocean paradise on this turnkey boat. Everything is already to sail away with bedding, dishes, cooking equipment, tools and spares galore onboard. This sturdy vessel could be yours! Crafted by a seasoned builder on picturesque Vancouver Island from a David Folkes 43 design, SY Coastal Drifter was launched in 2006 from the prolific boatyards of Nanaimo Canada, and embodies quality both inside and out. She has sailed over 8000 nautical miles; from the west coast of Canada to her current location in Fiji.

"COASTAL DRIFTER" is a robust steel vessel and is safe and forgiving. She'll be your gateway to the famous islands and reefs, while retaining the capability for making passages to new horizons and adventures beyond. Consider the yacht as a movable beach, ready to take you wherever you want to go. Head to shore for provisioning, then out to the islets, coves, bays, and islands to enjoy the tropical weather.

The fuel capacity gives you peace of mind and the large fresh water tank combined with the high-volume RO watermaker removes any worries about shortages. The 600W solar panel array makes it possible to live off the grid for weeks at a time without worry and tradewinds power up the wind generator to add to your energy source.  Also the new BETA 60 engine with only 600 hours is a true bonus.

If you've got a thirst for far-off adventure, or just want to drift about in the tropical waters, SY Coastal Drifter is ready to transport you to other South Pacific destinations and beyond. 

A full out of water survey has recently been carried out in Fiji (May 2024) and is available on request.

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email


Price: $95,000 AUD
Price Base: $95,000
Brand: David Folkes
Model: 42 Custom Ocean Cruiser
Length: 43.00 Feet
Year: 2006
Category: Sail
Hull Type: Steel
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Beta Marine
Engine Type: Beta 60
Condition: Used
State: International
Suburb: Fiji
Registration Expiry Date: 01/09/2025
Stock Number: INCM423433
Registration Number: 836813
Designer : David Folkes
Builder : Douglas Gilroyd
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 400L
Hull Construction Material : Steel
Hull Type : Keel/ Steel
Country Origin : Canada
Length (feet) : 42 feet
Length (m) : 12.8 m
Length Waterline (m) : 12 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 13 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 4 m
Draft (m) : 2 m
Draft (feet) : 6 feet
Keel/Ballast : Full
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 40,000 lb / 18,000kg
Engine Notes : Beta Marine - Beta 60
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Hours : 600
Horse Power (hp) : 60HP/ 44 KW
Drive Type : Shaft. Fixed prop
Number of Batteries : 4.6V/ 2 banks 12v
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 400
Propeller : Fixed
Steering System : HYD
Accommodation Notes : Forward Cabin: large double vee, ensuite lavatory and head. Drawers and closed shelving lockers. Aft Cabin: Single berth (or 2 children!) with deep storage area and 2-door 5-shelf wardrobe. Approx head room 6ft/1.8m The Head and Shower is co-located. There are 4 huge lockers to Accommodate linens, cleaning materials, shower necessities and lastly paper products.
Number of Berths : 5
Number of Showers : 1 - The fresh water shower is excellent with great water pressure. There is a T valve and retractable hose as the outside shower and fresh water deck wash
Shower Type : Enclosed head, fresh water
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Jabsco Manual Pump - overboard or holding tank
Air Conditioning : Multple fans, AC and DC
Holding Tank (L) : 40L
Galley Notes : U shape galley space, port side, double sink, ample counter space and spice rack storage, overhead cupboard, large window (fixed).
Stove : 3 burner / oven force 10
Refrigeration : 1 combined
Number of Freezers : 1
Number of Sinks : Double
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : VHF fixed radio (!), ICOM M802 SSB with AM band. HDMI and USB ports.
Bilge Pump : Rule 2500 gal per minute
Deck Gear : SS dinhgy davits on stern 1 Barlow 30 winch PORT and STBDin cockpit jib car track on deck PORT and STBD Spinnaker turning blocks PORT and STBD
Mast/Rigging : Age of rigging: 9yrs Aluminum Mast, 2 speader levels, manual winch PORT and STBD SS Wire standing rigging
Sail Inventory : Mainsail w Lazy Jacks and sunbrella sail cover 9 Oz Headsail 105% w intgrated sunbrella strip (sail covered when furled), on Harken Mk4 furler ATN Storm headsail Spinnaker w/ ATN Sock Age of sails: 10 years
Electrics : Batteries (2 banks 2 x 6V 200AHr, replaced in 2018) Promariner 60A 3-bank Smart-charger, 110-220VAC Honda 2000i generator (13 amps at 120 VAC) 600W solar (5 panels) 400W Air 403 Wind generator with spare blades DC-AC 3000w inverter (110 VAC)
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine depth sounder Lowrance HDS7 chart plotter Sitex 24-mile Radar Uniden VHF fixed station Sitex AIS Transceiver (2023) Raymarine AC400 hydraulic Auto pilot Scanmar Auto-helm Wind vane self-steering ICOM 802 HF/SSB radio Cruising guides, books, charts, and equipment manuals Navigation tools EPIRB IslandTime Wifi router
Dinghy : AB aluminum bottom 9 ft
Safety Gear : Liferaft Pack (cert exp'd) Offshore Emergency Medical kit, incl small emergency Oxygen tank Waterproof Ditch bag for personal effects. Auto-inflating PFD (4) 2 Tethers double-hooks Liferaft - but needs certification
Covers : Dinghy Chaps and cover Main sail cover (sunbrella)
Ground Tackle : Lofrans Tigres windlass, 400' / 120 m G4 10mm chain (196 ft / 60 m new in 2018)
Watermaker / De-Sal : Reverse Osmosis Watermaker (40 GPh) with non-proprietary parts. HP Pump & 110-220VAC motor new:
Number of Life Jackets : 6 inflatable PFD offshore 4 other
Remarks : Date rig last inspected: March 2023 Date of last survey:2012 Tankage Diesel: 140 gal / 530 lt Fresh water: 120 gal / 455 lt Black water: 30 gal /110 lt Lofrans Tigres windlass (rebuilt in August 2018) 400' / 120 m G4 chain (200 / 60 m new in 2018) Sea Anchor (parachute) with 200' Manila rode Rocna 73lb/33KG anchor CQR second anchor 35lb/16kg Stainless davits (built and installed in 2017) Hardtop dodger Full and screened cocpit enclosure Miscellaneous and General Items: - Various tools, hardware items, and fasteners, glues - Sail cover fabric - Sailrite sewing machine - 110AC Hooka and 50 ft hose - Snorkeling gear - Ship's Seal and rubber stamp kit - Fishing rods, spear guns, and hand fishing gear - 110AC wet/dry portable Vacuum cleaner - Lots of dry bags (various sizes) - Vacuum food sealer - Cruisers' book collection!