Nauticat 42 History & Specifications

Nauticat 42 History

The Nauticat 42 is erected by Cruising Yachts Oy in Finland. The yard is positioned 40 kilometers from the megacity of Turku in Southwest Finland. The company has been erecting yachts over 45 times and moment both administration and product installations are concentrated in Riihikoski. The company has a transnational chain of skillful and educated dealers that takes care of worldwide cruising 42 deals and services.

The story begins in the late 1950s when we moldered our first small fiberglass boats. In 1966 we were asked by some original mariners to make a comfortable 10- cadence hydrofoil with a proper pilothouse. The Nauticat 33 was born and the developer of this yacht was the Finnish mastermind W.Aarnipalo. The general housing form was nothing exceptionally new, it nearly recalled sturdy Nordic designs frequently seen battling their way across a stormy Baltic or bedecked with flowers and good cheer during fests under the night sun. As the fashionability of the Marine 33 soared and the company grew, a demand for larger boats was the natural result.

Formerly again further weight was put on better sailing performance. During the recession in Finland in 1993, the yard and its developer and now managing director Kaj Gustafsson introduced the Marine 39. This yacht embodied the yard’s new gospel. Further sailing area, more-performing shells under passage, and more efficiently shaped vessels and rudders. This yacht came to immediate success and she was in 1995 followed by the Marine 42 which offers the same concept as the 39. The 42 was warmly eaten by broad followership. The 42 is well-acclimated to different surroundings and requirements. The boat incontinently set up happy and proud possessors in Europe, the United States, and Asia.

Nauticat 42 Overview

Model Marine 42 became a bestseller just after its premiere. It is a very reliable and strong boat, fit for long cruises. It does not need a lot of effort from the crew and steering. This long-distance cruiser is fascinating because it offers an exceptionally wide choice of options for its equipment any equipment from the sailing of the armament to the type of keel. In Reality, a yacht is something of a designer — Nowadays, In Marines, many vessels can be created by you.

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Specifications of Nauticat 42

Main Features

ModelNauticat 42
Hull typeMonohull
CategoryOffshore deck saloon cruising
Sailboat builderNauticat Yachts & Siltala Yachts
Sailboat designerKaj Gustafsson
Sailboat rangeNauticat
ConstructionGRP (glass-reinforced polyester):
 Single-skin fiberglass polyester
Number of hulls builtAbout 200
First built hull1995
Last built hull2018
AppendagesKeel: fin with bulb
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle semi-spade rudder
EC design categoryA

Main Dimensions

Hull length42’8”13 m
Waterline length34’10.35 m
Beam (width)13’1”4m
Draft6’5”1.95 m
Mast height from DWL65’7”20 m
Fore freeboard5’5”1.65 m
Mid-ship freeboard4’8”1.42 m
Light displacement (MLC)35274 lb16000 kg
Ballast weight10141 lb4600 kg
Ballast typeLead 
French customs tonnage23.40 Tx 

Rigs and Sails

Upwind sail area1049 ft²97.5 m²
Downwind sail area1835 ft²170.5 m²
Mainsail area425 ft²39.5 m²
Genoa area624 ft²58 m²
Jib area347 ft²32.2 m²
Storm jib area115 ft²10.7 m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area1410 ft²131 m²
Rigging typeSloop Marconi masthead 
Mast configurationKeel stepped mast 
Rotating sparsNo 
Number of levels of spreaders2 
Spreaders angle0 ° 
Spars constructionAluminum spars 
Standing rigging1×19 strand wire 


Upwind sail area to displacement165 ft²/T15.36 m²/T
Downwind sail area to displacement289 ft²/T26.85 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)409 
Ballast ratio29 % 
Critical hull speed7.81 knots 

Auxiliary Engine

Engine(s)1 inboard engine 
Engine(s) power110 HP 
Fuel typeDiesel 
Fuel tank capacity184.9 gal700 liters

Accommodation and Layout

CockpitRaised aft cockpit 
Cabin(s) (min./max.)2 / 3 
Berth(s) (min./max.)5 / 7 
Head(s) (min./max.)4 / 9 
Freshwater tank capacity184.9 gal700 liters
Holding tank capacity23.8 gal90 liters
Fridge/ice-box capacity26.4 gal100 liters


Maximum headroom6’ 4”1.92 m

Fore cabin

Maximum headroom6’ 2”1.88 m

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