Simpson 42

  • Boat Price AUD $295,000
    Tax Paid, Australia
  • Location
    Brisbane, AU
  • Builder
  • Designer
    Roger Simpson

1994 Simpson 42 | Windvane

Designed by the renowned Roger Simpson, Windvane is a well-constructed, proven cruising catamaran that has been converted to electric propulsion for optimal environmental sustainability and economy.

When under power, Windvane is propelled by two Krautler 9kw retractable electric pods resulting in no noise, smell, vibration or pollution! The catamaran’s 23 KW hours of lithium batteries ensure you can motor for several hours before you need to use the 9KW backup generator.

Windvane’s hulls are composed of a fibreglass-end grain balsa-core sandwich epoxy/glass, and she handles well under sail with a sloop rig, main, headsail and screecher that are all in good condition.

She has a simple yet very functional layout and has been nicely finished to a standard not usually seen on Simpson designs. Her modern and  light fitout surpasses many newer vessels.

Accommodation comprises two queen and one double cabin, all enjoying ample nature light and comfort. There is also a fourth cabin with single bunk in the corridor that affords convienent accommodation for additional guests when required. The catamaran is fitted with two roomy and modern heads with the aft port bathroom including a separate shower that can accommodate taller crew.

The generous saloon has a large lounge and dining table and enjoys excellent ventilation, and there is a dedicated navigation table adjacent. The galley down is located on the starboard side and fitted with a small refrigeration unit, pantry area and an abundance of bench space and storage for extended cruising. A large freezer is located under a lounge bench seat.

Windvane has a roomy cockpit with fixed hardtop that houses the solar panels as well as a soft bimini extending over the transom and davits for extra shade. The helm station affords good views to all angles and has an electric winch for the halyard and headsail sheeting. The catamaran is very easy to sail shorthanded with all lines returning to the helm.

There is a May 2022 pre-sale survey available for potential buyers. This is certainly a catamaran with a difference and requires inspection to be appreciated.

Multihull Solutions can assist with relocation of this vessel to your port of choice, including providing various quotations for shipping or delivery crew and managing the process.


Boat Name
12.65m / 41.50ft
6.55m / 21.50ft
0.91m / 3.00ft
Light Displacement
6 Tonnes
Fuel Capacity
135 L
Water Capacity
120 L
2 Krautler 9 Kw Electric 22 Hp
1 Shower & 2 Jabsco Electric Heads


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