The relationship between C. Raymond Hunt Design and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co. is well known in the yacht world, and it all started with the Hunt 42 Irresistible (originally named Poseidon).  We went onto build many more Hunt designs, both bigger and smaller. The 42′ flybridge continues to be a very popular model and checks all the boxes of a true Downeast Cruiser.

Irresistible is currently stored at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston, Maine. Unfortunately, the owner passed away and left the vessel to his family. While they love the boat, it doesn’t make sense to operate her now.  They are looking for the next stewards to love Irresistible the way their father did.

There are some projects needed on the Hunt 42 Irresistible, which are reflected in the current asking price. That being said, this vessel has good bones and a great pedigree.

Reduced to $159,000


  • loa 42'6"
  • lwl 37'8"
  • beam 13'1"
  • draft 4'4"
  • displacement 28,000 pounds (1/2 load)
  • fuel capacity 500 gallons
  • water capacity 200 gallons
  • type Downeast Flybridge
  • designed by C. Raymond Hunt Design
  • builder Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co.
  • model Hunt 42
  • year 1987
  • construction Airex Core with Fiberglass & Resin
  • hull material Fiberglass
  • configuration Flybridge Cruiser
  • location Thomaston, Maine
  • boat engine Twin Caterpillar 3126 '02
  • horsepower 420
  • Cabin Headroom 6'5"

Interior & Accommodations

Interior Layout

Walking in from the aft deck on Irresistible you are immediately in the main salon. Through the center double doors, there is a long L-shaped settee to starboard and a barrel chair to port. The custom salon table has two folding leaves. The settee converts to create a double berth. The main electrical panel is in the port aft corner of the salon along with the battery switches.

The galley is to port and makes a big “C” for ample working space and storage. Irresistible was built with a beautiful tile board around the counter, custom inset knife holder, and foot pumps for both salt and fresh water. There is drop-in refrigeration and lower cupboards for storage. Nicely equipped with a four-burner propane stove.

Opposite the galley is a great forward-facing sitting area with navigation station. This forward corner has additional storage and a great view with windows all around.  There is a large flat top for charts and or laptop, along with the essential electronics.

Below deck accommodates four adults. The owners cabin is forward with a walkaround queen. There are port and starboard hanging lockers and drawers as well as long storage shelves.

The guest cabin is to port. There is an upper and lower berth outboard. There is storage in the side table and below the lower berth.

Across the hall to starboard is the head and shower. Simple, yet perfectly balanced with form and function. Good size sink and space in the head area. The shower is also a good size and has a nice varnished teak bench and teak grate on the sole.


Irresistible has a fully enclosed flybridge with two pedestal seats and a L-shaped settee with table. The captains chair is centered with all the navigation and engine controls comfortable located within arms reach. There is a varnished teak helm on a Destroyer wheel.

The settee cushions and canvas are both light blue. The table is teak and varnished in high gloss with two large folding leaves.

It is such a great place to sit and cruise with high 360-degree views.

Navigation & Electronics

Nav. Station:

  • Chart table
  • Garmin GPSMAP 225 chartplotter
  • Raymarine Autohelm Series
  • iCOM VHF Marine


    • Ritchie compass
    • Raytheon Radar
    • Raymarine ST60+ Speed
    • Raymarine ST60+ Wind
    • Raytheon ST6000+ Autopilot
    • Northstar Navigator
    • Raymarine Depth
    • iCOM VHF marine IC-M504
    • 2XCat Digital Panels
    • Garmin GPSMAP 225
    • 2XRacor guages

    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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    Scott Layton