Catalina 42

1989 — 1995
Designer
Nelson Marek
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Association
Catalina 42 Owners
# Built
477
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 10 / 12.8 m
Waterline Length
35 11 / 11 m
Beam
13 10 / 4.2 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
20,500 lbs / 9,299 kg
Ballast
8,300 lbs / 3,765 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
797 ft2 / 74 m2
Total Sail Area
797 ft2 / 74 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
362.3 ft2 / 33.7 m2
P
46 9 / 14.3 m
E
15 5 / 4.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
434.6 ft2 / 40.4 m2
I
52 11 / 16.2 m
J
16 4 / 5 m
Forestay Length
55 5 / 16.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
4JHBE
HP
44
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
39 gal / 148 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.04 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.02
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
40.49
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
196.15
light
Comfort Ratio
25.18
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.02
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The CATALINA 42 is an adaptation of an earlier racing hull designed by Nelson/Marek with a new deck and coachroof, interior and rig. A MK II versions was introduced in 1995 (hull #480).

It is thought that more than 1000 CATALINA 42’s (including MKII) have been built, making it one of the most popular sailboats in this size range ever!
Wing keel: draft: 1.47m/4.83’.


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