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1984 Brewer 42'

Port Charlotte, Florida



This Brewer Cutter "ORION" - a cruiser w/ 4.5/9 centerboard draft and utilizes a 90 HP Lehman 2722E engine for those windless days and access/egress to her dockage. Originally built locally by Ft. Myers Yacht and Shipbuilding.  She has a very large cockpit with full cushions and lots of seating and equipped with excellent sailing gear and electronics. And she is fully equipped with VHF, AIS Transceiver, Furuno Radar, and SSB Radio.



Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Orion
Make: Brewer
Model: 42'
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Fort Myers Yacht and Shipbuilding Inc
Designer: Ted Brewer
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: FMW422490184
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 33'9 ft
Beam: 13'6 ft
Max Draft: 9 ft
Min Draft: 4'6 ft
Displacement: 23,850 lb
Ballast: 11,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 2722E
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1984
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 87 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4
Drive Type: Other
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


Rod Thomas
Phone Rod at 941.266.6462 Whiteaker Yacht Sales welcomes you at any SHOWINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT. We realize your time is important and you may drive a long distance so please call in advance to schedule an appointment.
Whiteaker Yacht Sales


Whiteaker Yacht Sales
11454 28th St. Cir. E.
Parrish, Florida, US, 34219

Boat Details

The cabins have all of the features you would expect in a cruising vessel w/ Master Aft and Guest V-Berth Cabins, 2 # Head Compartments, Salon, Galley, Navigation Station, 400W Solar Array and easy access to the engine room walk-though complete with work bench. The exterior teak  and interior woodwork is clean and varnished.

The current Owner has sailed her extensively and short handed her with ease but has moved and now looking to take on a trawler in order to stay on the water and continue his and his family adventures. Orion shows well and is an excellent long term liveaboard cruising vessel. The refrigeration system engine driven compressor was replaced within last couple of months and she boasts spacious refrigerator and freezer compartments, she also has a 12V refrigeration unit conveniently stored within the engine compartment. Orion is a Strong, Powerful, Spacious, Pretty, Practical and very livable vessel designed by Ted Brewer. She is the perfect vessel for cruising the Islands and indeed a whole lot more.

The boat is stored at Charlotte Boat Storage which retains a family history with Brewer Sailboats. They see perhaps more Brewers in their yard than you will probably find anywhere else in the world. Great, solid, fast cruisers and easy to handle.

Electronics Inventory and Tankage
  • 61 gallon 0.125 gauge Aluminum Fuel Tank
  • 87 US gallon 0.125 gauge Aluminum water tank
  • Holding tank mk V
  • Holding tank macerator Jabsco 1.6A 18590-2092
  • Standard Horizon VHF w/distress
  • ICOM AT-140 Tuner
  • Single Sideband ICOM IC-M802 Complete
  • Garmin AIS 600 Tranceiver
  • Pronautic 1250 Chargers
  • 51A Alternator
  • Starter
  • HP Printer
  • Compass w/Fluxgate
  • Raymarine Depth Speed
  • Raymarine Wind M/Head Transducer
  • Raymarine SIG Autopilot 6002+ w/Linear Drive w/wireless remote
  • Masthead wind indicator
  • Weems Plath Time and Tide
  • Magnetic 6" Compass Card
  • Xantrex Inverter
  • 2nd Hull ground plate for SSB
  • Radar Reflector
  • Raymarine Chartplotter a97 9"
  • Garmin Plotter
  • Fire TV 24"
  • Craig DVD
  • SPECO PA System thru VHF
  • Furuno Radar
  • West Marine Stereo w/Bluetooth


  • 3 Coats of Interlux 2000E to Hull Bottom 2018
  • 2 Interlux CSC to Hull Bottom 2018
  • Brightwork refinished Epiphanes Clear 6 coats 2022
  • Brightwork refinished w/Teakoil 2022
  • Spinnaker Sheets - Cockpit Port/Starboard
  • Jib Sheets - Cockpit Port/Starboard
  • Jib Furler - Cockpit Starboard
  • Topping Lift - Cockpit Starboard
  • Main Halyard/Center Board - Cockpit
  • Main sheet - Aft Cabin Roof
  • Jib Halyard at Mast
  • Delta 65 lb with 180ft 3/8 gale chain
  • Danforth 45lb with 300ft 3/4 nylon - 15ft 3/8 S/S chain and swivel
  • Bruce 35lb with 150ft 3/4 nylon
  • Danforth 15lb mushroom with 50ft 1/2" nylon
  • Ford Lehman 4 cylinder diesel 2722E SP90HP
  • 1# Heat Exchanger - Acid Cleaned 2022
  • 1# Salt water impeller Jabsco 1210-0003 - New 2022 - (2 Spares)
  • Engine Oil 15W 40 - Fresh 2022
  • 1# Spare Oil Purolator 30001 FRAM PH8A - new 2022
  • Coolant - Replaced 2022
  • SAecondary Fuel Filters replaced 2022
  • Racor Filter Housing - Replaced 2022
  • Racor 10 micron Replaced 2022
  • Fuel Lift Pump replaced 2022
  • Fuel Polish completed 2022
  • Thermostat replaced 2022
  • 4# Injectors rebuilt 2022
  • ZF Transmission AF 25M 1.88:1 Rebuilt 2007
  • Alternator 51A New 2018
  • Fireboy Fire Supression HFC-227/MA-225-227 Inspected 2013
  • Compressor fan belt new w/ 2 replacements on board
  • Alternator fan belt 2# spares
  • New Motor Mounts 2016 ()All 4 Replaced)
  • 1# Lehman Limited Range Cruise Kit
  • 53 gallon 0.125 Aluminum Fuel tank  02/84
  • 61 Gallon 0.125 gauge Aluminum Fuel Tank
  • 87 US Gallon 0.125 Aluminum Water Tanks
  • Holding Tank MarkV
  • Holding Tank Discharge Macerator Jabsco 1.6A 18590-2092
Additional Contact Information

Call Rod Thomas directly at 941-266-6462 to schedule a showing.


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