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

Model Nauticat 42
Version Sloop
Hull type Monohull
Category Offshore deck saloon cruising
Sailboat builder Nauticat Yachts & Siltala Yachts
Sailboat designer Kaj Gustafsson
Sailboat range Nauticat
Country Finland
Construction GRP (glass-reinforced polyester):
  Single-skin fiberglass polyester
Number of hulls built About 200
First built hull 1995
Last built hull 2018
Appendages Keel: fin with bulb
Helm Twin helm wheels
Rudder Single semi-spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC design category A

Main Dimensions

Hull length 42’8” 13 m
Waterline length 34’ 10.35 m
Beam (width) 13’1” 4m
Draft 6’5” 1.95 m
Mast height from DWL 65’7” 20 m
Fore freeboard 5’5” 1.65 m
Mid-ship freeboard 4’8” 1.42 m
Light displacement (MLC) 35274 lb 16000 kg
Ballast weight 10141 lb 4600 kg
Ballast type Lead  
French customs tonnage 23.40 Tx  

Rigs and Sails

Upwind sail area 1049 ft² 97.5 m²
Downwind sail area 1835 ft² 170.5 m²
Mainsail area 425 ft² 39.5 m²
Genoa area 624 ft² 58 m²
Jib area 347 ft² 32.2 m²
Storm jib area 115 ft² 10.7 m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area 1410 ft² 131 m²
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead  
Mast configuration Keel stepped mast  
Rotating spars No  
Number of levels of spreaders 2  
Spreaders angle 0 °  
Spars construction Aluminum spars  
Standing rigging 1×19 strand wire  


Upwind sail area to displacement 165 ft²/T 15.36 m²/T
Downwind sail area to displacement 289 ft²/T 26.85 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR) 409  
Ballast ratio 29 %  
Critical hull speed 7.81 knots  

Auxiliary Engine

Engine(s) 1 inboard engine  
Engine(s) power 110 HP  
Fuel type Diesel  
Fuel tank capacity 184.9 gal 700 liters

Accommodation and Layout

Cockpit Raised aft cockpit  
Cabin(s) (min./max.) 2 / 3  
Berth(s) (min./max.) 5 / 7  
Head(s) (min./max.) 4 / 9  
Freshwater tank capacity 184.9 gal 700 liters
Holding tank capacity 23.8 gal 90 liters
Fridge/ice-box capacity 26.4 gal 100 liters


Maximum headroom 6’ 4” 1.92 m

Fore cabin

Maximum headroom 6’ 2” 1.88 m

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