Designer
Robert Perry
Builder
Valiant Yachts (USA)
Associations
?
# Built
70
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 11 / 12.8 m
Waterline Length
34 6 / 10.5 m
Beam
12 9 / 3.9 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
24,600 lb / 11,158 kg
Ballast
9,500 lb / 4,309 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
849′² / 78.9 m²
Total Sail Area
793′² / 73.6 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
330′² / 30.7 m²
P
47 1 / 14.4 m
E
14 0 / 4.3 m
Mast Height
57 10 / 17.7 m
Foresail
Sail Area
463′² / 43 m²
I
52 7 / 16 m
J
17 7 / 5.4 m
Forestay Length
55 5 / 16.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke or Volvo
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
77 gal / 291 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
88 gal / 333 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.87 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.31
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
38.62
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
267.44
moderate
Comfort Ratio
34.6
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.75
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Valiant 42 is a 1992 evolution of Bob Perry’s groundbreaking Valiant 40 design by Valiant Yachts. The boat was sold as a low volume semi-custom long distance cruiser.

The original Valiant 40 hull remained unchanged while the deck mold was updated to offer more options to the interior layout. The original Valiant 40 layout with an offset companionway was complemented by a center entry options. Berths arrangements were updated into two flavors – a large queen berth in the forward peak or a pullman style double-berth offset to port.

After gathering feedback from the Valiant 40 owner community and two decades of sailing experience, the rig was updated sporting a two foot bowsprit to bring the center of pressure further forward. There were also some small tweaks to the keel.

The Valiant 42 ceased production in 2011 when Valiant Yachts closed its doors due to an economic downturn. For a full breakdown and history check out the Valiant 40 article.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Valiant Yachts, official site, Valiant 42
» Valiant Owners Yahoo Group, information, photos, records, and more

Shoal draft: 5.5'.
Deck salon version, VALIANT 42RS, was also available at this time.

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