Martin 242

1980
Designer
Don Martin
Builders
Martin Yachts Ltd.
MG Marine
Association
Martin 242 Fleet One
# Built
350
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
24 2 / 7.4 m
Waterline Length
19 3 / 5.9 m
Beam
8 0 / 2.4 m
Draft
4 9 / 1.5 m
Displacement
2,500 lbs / 1,134 kg
Ballast
930 lbs / 422 kg (lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
280 ft2 / 26 m2
Total Sail Area
279.6 ft2 / 26 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
180 ft2 / 16.7 m2
P
29 11 / 9.1 m
E
12 0 / 3.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
99.7 ft2 / 9.3 m2
I
27 5 / 8.4 m
J
7 3 / 2.2 m
Forestay Length
28 5 / 8.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.88 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
24.32
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
37.2
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
156.46
light
Comfort Ratio
11.61
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.36
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

The MARTIN 242 was still in production as of 2010.


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