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The asymmetrical split-level layout of the bow is designed to maximize space for outdoor living. Up top is an ample cushioned sunbathing area while just below is a versatile al fresco lounge-come-dining zone with a six-person table surrounded by an inviting C-shaped divan.


The helm area is flanked by windows in the hull that sweep up to gunwale level, creating a visual connection with the exterior environment. This exciting design feature also places the pilot right amongst the action, in the heart of the wake at high speeds, with water rushing by on either side almost as though it were part of the boat’s structure.

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The galley is fitted out with a fridge, washing machine, cooktop and plenty of storage. The dinette can be easily converted into a comfortable double bed, sectioned off from the galley by a curtain.

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The full-size bathroom has a separate closable shower. A generous window allows natural light to illuminate it.

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The high-performance patented Stepped ‘V’ Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) was developed by Michael Peters and incorporates a classic deep ‘V’ hull with two transverse steps and a central tunnel aft. It is this latter feature that sets it apart from other current stepped deep ‘V’s, with its shallow aft central tunnel increasing the longitudinal stability of the boat in high speed turns and adverse situations. The use of the SVVT hull on the Verve 42 represents the merging of cutting-edge hull forms with advanced outboard engine power and avant-garde concept design and styling. The combination of technologies culminates in a boat that boasts unmatchable performance, manoeuvrability and speed in its class and represents the largest and grandest SVVT pleasure boat available on the market.

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Azimut’s pioneering use of carbon fiber lamination goes beyond pure performance. The Carbon Tech Generation offers expanded volumes onboard, while maintaining excellent dynamic stability and perfect handling. Preserving the yacht’s low center of gravity, the carbon fiber was focused on the upper parts of the yacht, lightening the laminated components by up to 30% and reducing the natural roll momentum up to 15%.


The Verve 42 can reach a top speed of 43 knots and cruises at 32 knots with three 400 hp Mercury outboard engines. It’s the ideal propulsion for dynamic and sporty yachts, such as the new Verve 42, with an unbeatable weight-to-power ratio. The pilot feels effortlessly in command with smooth handling and responsive controls. Low displacement is another important design objective accomplished thanks to this advanced solution.

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  • Length overall (incl. pulpit) 12,90 m (42’ 4”)
  • Beam max 3,94 m (12’ 11”)
  • Draft (incl. props at full load) 1,20 m (3' 11'')
  • Displacement (at full load) 14 t (30865 lb)
  • Building material GRP + Carbon Fibre
  • Exterior designer Francesco Struglia
  • Interior designer Francesco Struglia
  • Hull designer Michael Peters
  • Builder Azimut Yachts
  • Keel Planing stepped ‘V’ Ventilated Tunnel Hull
  • Certifications CE A; NMMA
  • Head compartments 1
  • Engines 3x400 hp - 400 Mercury
  • Maximum speed (test load) 43 kn
  • Cruising speed (performance test mass) 32 kn
  • Fuel capacity 1750 l (462 US Gal)
  • Water capacity 250 l (66 US Gal)

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  • Cabins: 3 or 4
  • Heads: 3 or 4
  • Berths: 6 or 8
  • Showers: 3 or 4 (plus transom)

Your journey, uncompromised Built by Robertson & Caine and designed by naval architects Simonis Voogd, the Leopard 42 utilizes superior finishes and materials, creating a one-of-a-kind vessel that balances comfort, performance and ease of handling. A thoughtful design process ensures every feature and function has been anticipated, with minimal customization needed. Those onboard can move about effortlessly knowing their needs are fully addressed in every aspect of the Leopard 42. The exterior’s striking design features continuous hull side windows, a continuous hardtop, and Leopard Catamaran’s signature upper-lounge area. Like the Leopard 50, the Leopard 42’s subtle elegance is accented by modern design elements and classic finishes without losing the rugged spirit and sportive quality for which Leopard is known. A handsome interior reveals generous natural light from optimized window placements including an additional window in the aft starboard corner facing the helm seat and a skylight in the saloon. Preparing meals no longer feels like an afterthought with a forward-facing, L-shaped galley that invites everyone to participate in the process. The Leopard 42 reimagines comfort through its optimal use of space and attention to detail. All bunks are now island berths that allow access from both sides. Available in three cabin/three heads and four cabin/four heads, all cabins include private ensuite heads. All heads also include their own designated shower area, a feature not currently found on catamarans in this size range. Equal parts luxury and performance, the Leopard 42’s capabilities far exceed its size. Together with new technology and building techniques, the Leopard 42 brings exhilaration and freedom to sailing in a way no other sailboat can. Always reaching new destinations, the Leopard 42 is ready for your next adventure.


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  • LOA: 41 ft 7 in / 12.67 m
  • LWL: 40 ft 10 in / 12.44 m
  • Beam: 23 ft 1 in / 7.04 m
  • Draft: 4 ft 7 in / 1.4 m
  • Mast Height: 67 ft 10 in / 20.68 m
  • Bridgedeck Clearance: 2 ft 6 in / 0.75 m
  • Engine: 2 x Yanmar 45HP Diesel engine with saildrive
  • Fuel: 158 gal / 600 L


  • Bunk Dimensions:  View Leopard Range Bunk Dimensions
  • Headroom:  View Leopard Range Headroom Dimensions
  • Water: 174 gal / 660 L
  • Mainsail Area (Standard): 717 sqft / 66.6 sqm
  • Mainsail Area (Square Top): 755 sqft / 70.1 sqm
  • Genoa Area: 501 sqft / 46.5 sqm
  • Spinnaker Area: 1686 sqft / 156.6 sqm
  • Code 0 Area: 676 sqft / 62.8 sqm
  • Code D Area: 1022 sqft / 94.9 sqm
  • Total Upwind Area (Standard): 1217 sqft / 113.1 sqm
  • Polars:  View Leopard 42 Performance Documents
  • Displacement: 30183 lbs / 13691 kg
  • Load Carrying Capacity: 11056 lbs / 5015 kg
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 44 gal / 166 L

All Leopard Catamarans are NMMA and CE Certified.


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The Lagoon 42 affirms a distinctive style and personality.  Performance combines with strength in a unique design and thoughtful construction.  A generous catamaran, the Lagoon 42 is always at ease, while cruising and at anchor.

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Under sail, the beautiful reaches of the Lagoon 42 demonstrate balance and high performance.  They are the result of expert craftsmanship and organic design by VPLP Design and Patrick le Quément.  Her unique style combines dynamic energy with smooth handling.

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Just two steps separate the swim platform and the cockpit.  The ergonomic design guarantees space and fluid movement on board.  Sheltered and well ventilated, the cockpit is an open invitation to relax.

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  • Hull length 12,79m / 42'
  • Length overall 13.22 m / 43’’4’
  • Beam 7,68m / 25'2''
  • Waterline length 12,50 m / 41’
  • Water draft 1,25m / 4'1''
  • Air draft 20,65m / 67'9''
  • Light displacement (EEC) 12,1 t / 26,681 Lbs
  • Upwind sail area 90 m² / 968 sq.ft
  • Square top mainsail (opt.) 59m² / 635 sq.ft
  • Self-tacking jib 35m² / 377 sq.ft
  • Code 0 (opt.) 68m² / 732 sq.ft
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  • Water tank capacity 300 l / 79 US gal
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Catalina 42 Mk I and Mk II

One of the most successful large boats ever built, the catalina 42 offers good looks, comfortable accommodations, and decent sailing ability at a low price..

Under the guidance of Frank Butler, who founded the company in 1969, Catalina Yachts’ philosophy is to offer “as much boat for the money as possible.” The boats are relatively well made and reasonably contemporary in their designs.

Butler is able to build boats that are less expensive than similarly sized vessels by focusing on several areas: a) economy of scale; because it builds so many boats, Catalina can get a better price than smaller builders on diesel engines and just about any other equipment; b) a refusal to spend money on advertising, which can translate to a 5% to 10% savings in the cost of each boat, and c) installation of less expensive gear than is found on other boats. It’s likely, too, that the Southern California labor pool works for less than workers in, say, the Pacific Northwest or Northeast.

Catalina’s objective is to price its boats 15% to 20% below its major competitors—Hunter and Beneteau. All three are high-volume builders that move boats through the production line as quickly as possible, hence the opportunity for glitches here and there, most of which are seldom serious, but can be vexing.

The Catalina 42 In the words of Gerry Douglas, Catalina’s chief engineer and designer for the past 24 years, “The Catalina 42 is a rather simple, sturdy boat. What you get is good quality, because the structure is there. If you want to make it more elaborate, you can take it as far as you want to go.”

Introduced in 1989, the Catalina 42 was originally envisioned as a 40-footer.

“We followed in the footsteps of the designs for the 36- and 38-footers, which were very successful, then stretched this two feet to allow room for the swim platform,” he said.

“One objective was to build a three-stateroom boat,” the first of its size introduced by an American production builder, Douglas said.

Two versions of the Catalina 42 have been built, each in a two-or three-stateroom configuration. The Mark I (hulls #1-477) was produced until February 1995, when the Mark II, which is still in production, was introduced. More than 670 have been built, evenly divided between the two- and three-stateroom models.

“The design of the Mark II was influenced somewhat by the Europeans,” Douglas said, referring to the contemporary, rounded stern and modifications to the cockpit.

Just about everything else—the hull, deck, accessories, auxiliary engine and standing rigging—are virtually identical in both the MK 1 and MK 11.

Though marketing literature indicates that the Mark II, which displaces 20,500 lbs. on a 36′ waterline, is 2,500 lbs. heavier than its predecessor, that apparently isn’t the case.

“Our mistake,” Douglas said. “The Mark I was not that light (18,000 lbs.).”

“Two requirements,” he said, “were that the shape have lots of volume but still be slippery. She’s finer forward than her predecessors, has a straight run aft and is relatively flat at the keel. The skeg is reminiscent of that on the Catalina 34 and 36.”

Owners say that they feel the skeg improves tracking and stiffens her while pounding to weather.

The keel is trapezoidal—parallel at top and bottom. The first shoal draft boats have a wing on the 4′ 10″ keel and a rather short rudder. Later models have a 6′ fin keel, but the same rudder. Ballast in each is 8,300 lbs.

When the MK II was launched, it was given a deeper, high-aspect, semi-elliptical rudder. Owners who retrofitted the deeper rudder reported improved handling and less pressure on the helm.

“Some owners mistake the pressure on the wheel with the shorter rudder as being weather helm but it’s really only more pressure on the rudder and skeg,” Douglas said.

In any case, owners recommend the deep rudder.

The high-aspect ratio sailplan carries 797 sq. ft. of sail. The mast is an anodized NG80 Isomat with double spreaders that are swept aft 17°.

Standing rigging is 3/8″ wire for the backstay, forestay, upper and lower shrouds, and 5/16″ wire for the lower shrouds. Running rigging includes halyards that are 1/2″ braid, and the mainsheet and genoa sheet are 1/2″ Dacron. Owners of 10-year- old boats report the rig and rigging to be in good condition.

Early boats were equipped with a Seafurl 3250 furler. Newer models are equipped with a Schaefer 3100.

As one dealer told us, “The benefit of the rig is that it’s simple. Once it’s up and tuned, it can be ignored.”

The rig was not designed to be tuned while underway.

“The addition of an adjustable backstay to increase headstay tension reduces the tension on the shrouds created by the spreaders, and could result in the mast failing, though we’ve never had that occur,” Douglas said. Running backstays could counterbalance the risk, “but that’s more equipment than our owners want.”

Several owners surveyed have added inner forestays for offshore use. “There’s no downside to that except the possible need to add running backstays,” Douglas said.

Performance Based on Douglas’ polar predictions, a 42 equipped with a fin keel, radial spinnaker and 155% genoa will have sluggish performance in winds of less than 5 knots, but still sail to her rating.

The polars indicate 4.5 knots of boat speed in 6 knots of wind sailing at 47° to true wind; in 10 knots of wind she should sail at 6 knots at 45° to true wind. Maximum downwind performance is in 16-20 knots of wind sailing at 120°-135°, when speed reaches 9 knots.

Most owners rate upwind and downwind performance as above average to excellent when compared to boats of similar size.

Both speed and pointing ability can be improved with the deep fin keel, higher-priced sails, and replacement of the furler with a headfoil.

The maximum sheeting angle is 11-1/2° degrees, which allows pointing to within 32° of apparent wind when hard on the breeze.

Perhaps one of the most functional additions to Catalina’s equipment lists are sheet stoppers, which allow halyards to be led aft to the bridge deck without having a winch for each line. This keeps crew off the deck at night or in heavy seas, and reduces the amount of deck clutter and amount of weight attached to the mast. The internal halyards run aft through Garhauer turning blocks to Garhauer sheet stoppers and two-speed self-tailing Lewmar 40 winches atop the bridge deck; winches were upgraded to Lewmar 42s with the Mark II model.

The 6:1 purchase mainsheet is on a traveler located forward of the main companionway, and controls for a solid Garhauer vang are led to the cockpit.

Genoa sheets are led aft through Garhauer turning blocks mounted on the toerail where they are out of the way and provide better sheeting angles for offwind sailing; a short section of T-track on the cabintop provides closer sheeting angles for small headsails. The primary winches are two-speed self-tailing Lewmar 54s, which replaced Lewmar 52s on the Mark I.

Two serious sailors, a singlehander in San Francisco and an owner who sails a fully crewed boat in Lake Pontchartrain, provided additional insight.

Bob Maher told us, “In 1997 the boat was the boat-of-the-year in the spinnaker class based upon a 12-race schedule, and the same year took first in the Lake Pontchartrain Racing Circuit Cruiser-Racer division with four firsts and a fourth. Typical conditions during the winter are 10-25 knots winds and 4-5 foot seas.

“On one Pensacola race we covered the distance of 101 miles in 12 hours and 15 minutes.

“In order to be competitive in the light air of summer we lengthened the spinnaker pole by one foot, which allowed for a larger spinnaker and genoa. This made the boat competitive in lighter air but under 5 knots we don’t do well against lighter boats like the Olson 30. Our PHRF is 96.”

In most areas, a stock Catalina 42 rates about 105.

Doug McClaflin finished first in the Singlehanded Farallones race, a 58-mile round trip event held outside the Golden Gate Bridge. Often sailed in a punishing northwester, this year’s race was held in 15- to 20-knot southerlies with 6′ to 8′ seas.

“She does well on reaches and in heavy air—18-plus knots, but she’s not good in light air racing,” he told us. Sailing with a fully battened Dacron mainsail and headsail on a furler, “I carried the 150% genoa up to 22 knots and averaged 8 knots over the ground.”

Most owners said they tuck in a reef when wind speed exceeds 18 knots, which balances the boat and eases the helm. All reported that she stiffens at 10°-15° of heel, and an oft-repeated comment was, “I can’t get the rail in the water.”

“With the sails properly trimmed she sails well with an Autohelm 6000, which doesn’t work very hard,” was a comment echoed by several owners.

One Seattle sailor, who owned Mark I hull #240 and now owns Mark II hull #498, said the primary difference between the two models is in the stern.

“The Mark II has a fatter section aft, and is more buoyant,” John Spring told us. “When I first started sailing the Mark II it seemed heavier to steer and the bow seemed to dive into the water. It doesn’t hobbyhorse. I’m just sitting higher than in the old boat, more like a center cockpit model, and it’s taken a year to adjust to the difference.”

Spring also replaced the factory sails with North 3DL sails, “which give me better shape and performance. My only complaint is that Catalina only gives a $1,000 allowance if a buyer doesn’t use factory sails.”

Construction The hull is solid fiberglass. The ABS-approved lamination schedule consists of skin coats of 2-ounce mat and 7.5-ounce cloth. From the centerline to 6″ above the molded bootstripe are eight alternating layers of mat and roving in weights ranging from 1.5 to 21.7 ounces, all of which are overlapped 6″. Additional support on the centerline is provided by a 50″ wide strip of 24-ounce Promat running the length of the hull.

Above the waterline are 11 overlapping layers of mat, roving and Coremat in 1.5- to 21.7-ounce weights.

Douglas says hull thickness at the keel is 1-3/8″ to 1-1/2″, 5/8″ to 3/4″ at the turn of the bilge, and 1/2″ to 9/16″ at the sheer.

Since 1995 the company has been using vinylester resin in the barrier coat to protect against blisters, but has nonetheless suffered its share of blister problems.

Less than 10% of survey respondents reported blisters. One said minor repairs were made to “six to seven pimple-sized blisters repaired at a cost of $30 each.” Another reported blisters covering 60% of the bottom. Because osmotic blistering is covered on a prorated basis under the Catalina warranty, most repairs were made at factory expense.

The deck lay-up schedule is similar to the hull, though it is cored with a combination of 1/2″ marine plywood (where deck hardware is installed) and 3/4″ end grain balsa.

Hull rigidity is provided by a fiberglass pan bonded to the hull at the sheer by 1/2″ thick, four-ply marine plywood glassed between the hull and liner, which is C-clamped in place until cured. The pan also incorporates the cabin sole and berth foundations. Butler, one of the early proponents of pans, credits this development with dramatically reducing construction costs.

The hull-deck joint is an external flange bonded with fiberglass-reinforced polyester, then through-bolted on 8″ centers with 1/4″ stainless steel fasteners. The seam is covered by an aluminum rubrail attached on 3″ centers that is covered with a vinyl insert. Only one survey respondent reported a leak at the hull-deck seam.

Though we advocate the use of motor mounts that are through bolted or threaded into steel plates, Douglas defends the use of lag bolts.

“We bed the engine bolts in a 3/8” thick molded glass pan that is filled with hardwood, and use 6″ long screws to secure the engine. I don’t think that the engine bed would fail if the boat was upside down. We’ve never had a problem,” he said.

Depending on who you query, Catalina yachts are either a) cheap, or b) a good value.

Jerry Edwards, a Seattle surveyor with Reisner, McEven and Associates, Inc., who is familiar with the 42 told PS, “I think the construction of the 42 is better than some of the other Catalina boats and superior to many other production builders.”

Catalina owners understand they are buying the boating equivalent of a Chevrolet; a typical comment is: “We know we’re not buying a Swan or Hinckley.”

On Deck Aside from the change in the transom, the primary difference between the MK I and MK II is the size and arrangement of the cockpits.

The Mark I’s cockpit seats are 6′ 8″ long. Neither seat opens to access spaces belowdecks. In the aft starboard corner there is a 40″ wide and deep compartment that will hold an inflatable dinghy and miscellaneous gear. The port corner has a propane bottle locker that vents overboard.

The swim platform incorporates a five-step stainless steel ladder lashed to the stern pulpit; it extends into the water a long way, farther than most, which is good.

The Edson pedestal and 44″ stainless steel destroyer style wheel are mounted well aft, so are not impediments to movement about the cockpit, except when entering or exiting via the cutout in the stern rail.

The cockpit in the Mark II, by comparison, presents more comfortable lounging arrangements and better access to stowage.

Its seats are the same length as the MK I. There are two “observation seats” fitted into the corners of the stern pulpit.

A 48″ drop-leaf table is mounted in the center of the cockpit forward of the binnacle. A stainless steel frame provides a sturdy home for the table and a footrail for crew to brace their feet when heeled. Though it’s a nice touch, we’d rather have a removable table and wide open cockpit when underway, especially when jibing a spinnaker.

Stowage in the port and starboard seat lockers are large enough to hold a deflated dinghy, dock lines and miscellaneous gear; the starboard one also has a large shelf that holds an outboard motor, barbecue and the like—a much-preferred arrangement to hanging them off the stern pulpit. A propane locker is located in the deck aft of the primary winches.

A removable seat in the transom replaces the cutout in the Mark I, though one can step on and over it to get to the swim platform.

Even with a dodger, movement forward is unobstructed on the 24″ sidedecks. The 6’ teak handrails on the cabintop have been replaced with stainless steel handrails.

The anchor windlass is located in a locker so the only potential toe stubbers forward of the mast are three Lewmar hatches.

Accommodations Even with a 36′ waterline and 13′ 10″ beam, Douglas has crammed an impressive amount of living space in the 42. Many owners indicated that the downside to the large interior volume is a dearth of stowage.

The two-stateroom model has an aft stateroom in the starboard quarter, a smallish head forward of it that’s about 38″ square, a galley in the port quarter, opposing settees amidships, and a nav station to starboard with swing-out seat and large table.

The master stateroom in both models has a Pullman-style berth forward of the saloon. The berth measures 72″ on the centerline, 52″ wide at the shoulder and 43″ at the foot. The skipper’s head is in the bow. It is 6′ 5″ long and 6′ 2″ wide at counter height, and has 6′ of headroom.

In the three-cabin arrangement, there are two mirror-image aft staterooms and the galley is amidships opposite the dinette.

The navigator is shortchanged in the three-cabin arrangement. He faces aft on a much smaller working surface while seated on the end of the port settee.

Each of the aft staterooms have 6′ of headroom, a 7′ long double berth, reading lights mounted on the hull, and a hanging locker. Light and ventilation are provided by ports in the hull and in the cockpit footwell.

The primary advantage of the two-stateroom model is the additional storage in the galley and in the port quarter behind it. This cavernous space is equipped with shelves large enough for installation of a heater, inverter, refrigeration and for other stuff such as tools. It also provides good access to the steering system.

Regardless of its location, the galley provides large working surfaces on countertops now constructed of fiberglass GraniCoat, a Corian lookalike. Early models had Formica-type coverings.

Though working surfaces are nearly the same size, galley stowage on the three-cabin model has been reduced significantly by the loss of the pantry. It will be a challenge to find space for larger pots and pans. The two stateroom model also has a small hinged countertop.

Both models have a three burner Princess Stove with oven and broiler, twin stainless steel sinks, and Groehe faucets for hot and cold water.

The dinette in both models seats six to eight adults, and converts to a 80″ x 66″ double berth.

The cushions are mounted on plywood boards covering storage areas below the settees, which prompted one skipper to complain that they are heavy and cumbersome. They are especially risky if they should come loose with the boat heeled, which one owner said was a problem.

Other Considerations As the boat has evolved during its 10-year production run, a number of small improvements have been made. Articulating halogen lights in the saloon have replaced cheaper fixtures. Doors and drawers that flew open underway on older models have positive latches and roller bearing slides.

The boat is well ventilated and lighted by Lewmar hatches located in all living areas and in the heads, and hatches and fixed portlights are covered by bug and privacy screens.

The 39-gallon fuel capacity is adequate for short cruising but distance cruisers have added tankage below the cabin sole. Two plastic water tanks are located below the sole, and there are plastic holding tanks under the aft berth and the Pullman berth. Except for the aft holding tank, they are easily accessible.

The engine is accessible from four sides. A small hatch in the starboard cabin leads to the oil filter. The companionway stairway reveals the front, and removable panels in the galley access the port side and aft end of the Yanmar 50.

Wiring is color coded, and newer boats have tinned connections.

Conclusion The well-maintained Mark I’s we inspected looked as good as the newer Mark IIs. There were no signs of gelcoat crazing. Owners we talked to were less concerned with performance and more interested in the design and decor below.

Most owners are very satisfied with quality of construction, though one owner complained that his hull flexes in 4’ seas and has had numerous problems with electrical and plumbing installations.

Douglas says the company has been unfairly criticized.

“We may not use Harken, but Garhauer guarantees its gear for 10 years, and Bill Felgenhauer returns phone calls. You’ll find Lewmar, Perko, Rule, Schaefer and Yanmar brands on our boats, for example, not some knock-off product manufactured overseas.”

A late model Mark I sells for $120,000-$130,000, a newer Mark II for $140,000-$145,000 depending upon equipment. Base price of the new Mark II is $151,000-$171,000 including engine and sails, depending upon cabin configuration and factory installed options.

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Navigate waters with ease in the 42 GLS powered by Mercury engines reaching speeds up to 49 mph. With dual beach doors, a full galley, comfortable seating, and a spacious bow - the 42 GLS is the yacht for you. The lower cabin features an aft stateroom and U-shaped dinette that converts into a berth.

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Seating options aboard the 42 GLS I/O include deep bow seating, a U-shaped dinette, and a luxurious aft facing sun lounge. The centrally located galley with two swivel bar stools facing midship allow for conversation to flow effortlessly.

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Speeding ahead of the competition, the boat of your dreams is waiting for you. The Aquila 42 Yacht Power Catamaran is equipped with features that will bring a smile to any boater's face—whether you plan on cruising near or far. The 42 Yacht is built to CE Certification Category A  and designed by world-renowned power catamaran design firm VPLP Design , so you can be assured that is is safe and seaworthy. Advanced electronics packages make this boat easy to operate, and are also sure to make your friends jealous. Engine options from Volvo Penta are both remarkably efficient and easy to maintain. For guests, the yacht features three alfresco entertainment areas serviced by a full galley and wetbar. And when all is said and done, there are various stateroom options to suit your boating lifestyle. 

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Light Displacement 15,700 KG / 34,168 LB
Fully Loaded Displacement 19,000 KG / 41,895 LB
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Length Overall: 43′ 6″

Length of Hull: 41′ 8″

Length at Waterline: 39’ 1″

Beam: 13′ 8″

Distance from Waterline to Masthead*: 62′ 11″

(not inclluding lights and antennas)

Draft: 5′ 0″

Ballast: 7,700 lbs

Basic Weight: 19,100 lbs

Draft: 6′ 8″

Ballast: 6,700 lbs

Basic Weight: 18,100 lbs


100% Foretriangle: 429 ft 2

Main by Measurement: 436 ft 2

Total w/100%: 865 ft 2

Sail Area – Displacement Wing Keel: 19.4

Sail Area – Displacement Fin Keel: 20

Standard Furling Main: 464.5 ft 2

Standard Jib Self Tacking: 398 ft 2

Optional Genoa 110%: 434 ft 2

Optional Genoa 135%: 538.5 ft 2

Optional Genoa 155%: 620 ft 2

Optional UPS Spinnaker: 922 ft 2

Optiona APC Spinnaker: 1223 ft 2


Water: Forward 50 gal, Starboard 56 gal

Water Heater: 11 gal

Total Water: 117 gal

Sanitary Holding Tank: Fwd. 31 gal, Aft. 23 gal

Total Holding: 54 gal

Fuel: Primary Tank 62 gal, Optional Auxiliary Tank 18 gal


Yanmar 4JH57CR, 57 mhp @3000RPM

Common Rail, Electronic Diesel

3 Blade Michigan MP3 18×14

1 1/4″ S.S. Shaft

Twin Edson Performance Pedestals with 32″ Stainless Wheels.

Single Lever Engine Controls on Starboard Cockpit Coaming.


Quick Rider 1000 with 5/16″ Chainwheel Gypsy for 5/16″ High Test Gd 40

or BBB Gd 30 Chain and/or 1/2″ – 5/8″ Rope

Primary – 55ST EVO Lewmar

Cabin Top / Secondary – 45ST EVO Lewmar

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  • One-Piece Fiberglass Hull with End Grain Balsa Core Sandwich Construction Above the Waterline, and a Vinylester Integral Barrier to Resist Osmosis Blistering
  • One-Piece Fiberglass Deck with End Grain Balsa Core and Molded-In Diamond Pattern Non-Skid Surfaces Finished in Two-Tone White and Grey
  • One-Piece Fiberglass Deck Liner Finished in NonGlare Texture
  • One-Piece Molded Fiberglass Structural Grid
  • One-Piece Molded Fiberglass Hull Liner with Satin Finish
  • Lead Fin Keel with 316 Stainless Steel Attaching Bolts
  • Five Year Gel Coat Blister Protection * ( 2 )
  • Five Year Hull Structure Warranty * ( 3 )


  • Furling Mainsail with Vertical Battens
  • Self Tacking Jib, with U.V, Protection, White
  • Complete Standing and Running Rigging, 316 SS
  • Internal Pre-Stretched Dacron Halyards
  • Wiring Conduit with Messenger in Mast
  • Selden In-Mast Mainsail Furling System
  • Selden Anodized Double Spreader Mast and Boom


  • ( 2 ) Two-Speed Self Tailing Primary Winches
  • ( 2 ) Two-Speed Self Tailing Jib Halyard Winches ST Port/Starboard
  • Double Ended Mainsheet System Led Aft to Helm Position
  • ( 1 ) 10 ” Winch Handle, ball bearing
  • Ball Bearing Mainsheet Traveler with Car Adjuster System led to Portside
  • 11 ’ Genoa Tracks Inboard with Ball Bearing Low Lead Blocks
  • All Halyards led Aft, to Sheet Stoppers
  • Headsail Furling System
  • Selden Boom Vang, Rigid Adjustable Type


  • Single Lever Engine Controls Mounted on Starboard Side
  • Yanmar ( 4 ) Cylinder Diesel Engine, 57 HP, Fresh Water Cooled with Common Rail Electronic Fuel System
  • Bronze Propeller, Three Blade
  • Sea Water Filter for Engine Cooling
  • Centrally Mounted Electronic Engine Instruments
  • Emergency Tiller Access and Emergency Tiller
  • Dual Station Pedestal Steering with wheel brake
  • Twin 32 ” Destroyer Wheels
  • Bilge Blower and Ventilation System
  • Illuminated Compass in Cockpit Table


  • Fiberglass Cockpit Table with ( 2 ) Leaves, Foot- brace, Center insulated Compartment, and Handrails
  • Walk Through Stern with Transom Boarding Platform
  • Stern Boarding Ladder. Telescopic Type
  • 27 ” Double Lifelines with Gates Port and Starboard
  • Mooring Cleats, Two Fore and Aft
  • Midship Spring Line Cleats
  • Molded-In Gel Coat Waterline, Midwatch Blue
  • Midwatch Blue and Silver Sheer Stripes
  • Large Double Anchor Rollers on Foredeck with Mounting Point for Code “ 0 ” or Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Electric Anchor Windlass with Power Up and Down Handheld remote control
  • Large Divided Anchor Locker for Below Deck Chain and Rode Storage
  • Stainless Steel Handrails on Cabin Top
  • Stern Rails with Observation Seats, Cup Holders, Outboard Bracket and flag staff mount
  • LPG Storage Locker for ( 2 ) 10 lb. alum. Tanks
  • Hot & Cold Shower Mounted In Transom Boarding Area
  • Water-Tight Strike Zone Collision Bulkhead at Bow
  • Multi coat Varnish Finish On Interior Teak and maple
  • Veneer Bulkheads with Solid Teak Trim
  • Cabin Window Shades
  • Navigation Station with Chart Table and 110 and 12 volt outlets & USB port
  • Owner’s Stateroom with Large Double Berth. Cedar lined Hanging Locker, Drawers, and Private Head with vessel sink
  • Teak and Holly Textured High Pressure Laminate Sole
  • Inner Spring Mattresses on Fore and Aft Berths with Custom Fitted Sheets
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Main Saloon Features Large Dinette, Gloss Finished Dining Table to Port, Seating Starboard with central navigation table
  • Guest Stateroom Aft on Starboard, Features Large Double Berth, Hanging Locker, and ample storage
  • Third Cabin Aft to Port, Convertible to Double Berth, Upper/Lower Berths, or Storage Locker
  • Dedicated Cabinet for easy access to Engine Filters located in Aft Port Cabin
  • Front Loading Refrigeration, D.C. Powered with Freezer Compartment
  • Top Loading Insulated Compartment, Available as a Second Refrigerator or Freezer
  • Polished Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Large Storage Cabinets over Galley
  • Large Storage Lockers with Drawers and Bins
  • Gimbaled ( 3 ) Burner L.P.G. Stove w/Oven, Polished
  • Multi-Drawer Bank with Utensil Storage Rack
  • Microwave Oven, AC Powered
  • Single Lever Faucet with Pull-Out Sprayer


  • Pressure Water Distribution System with Filter at Pump and Tank Selection Valves for ( 3 ) Tanks
  • 11 Gallon Hot Water Heater with Engine Heat Exchanger and 110V Electric Heating Element
  • ( 2 ) Electric Macerating Heads with Holding Tanks and Deck and Thru-Hull Outlets
  • Electric Bilge Pump with Float Switch
  • Manual Bilge Pump and Bilge High Water Alarm
  • Head Compartment Forward with Vanity Counter, Medicine Chest and Shower Compartment Stall
  • Head Aft with Vanity, Sink, Medicine Chest, and Shower


  • Three Heavy Duty 8-D 12 Volt Marine Deep Cycle Batteries
  • 60 Amp Battery Charger, Multi-Bank Automatic
  • L.E.D. Running Lights, Fore and Aft
  • 110 Volt, 30 AMP Shore Power System with circuit breakers
  • ( 1 ) 110 Volt, 30 AMP, Shore Power Cord 50 ft.
  • L.E.D. Anchor Light at Masthead
  • 12 Volt Lighting Throughout
  • Custom 115 Volt AC/12 Volt DC Electric Panel
  • Circuit Breakers for AC and DC Electrical Panel and Windlass Control
  • Shore Power Galvanic Isolator
  • Ground Fault Circuit Protection with ELGCI
  • A.C. Duplex Receptacles Throughout


  • Raymarine i70 2-Multi Function Displays with Transducer 1 Mounted at Port and the other at Starboard Helm Stations – Speed, Depth & Wind


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42ft Catamaran Models Comparisons

We compare the specifications, dimensions, sail area, and pricing on the most popular 42ft catamarans in 2020. The Lagoon 42 , Bali 4.2 , FP Astrea 42 , and Leopard 42 are within a similar price range and dimensions, but there are major differences. Let’s compare apples to apples to see how the match up.

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  • The Bali 4.2 has all the popular and successful trademarks expected of the Bali catamaran range. It has the huge open platform which provides a convertible indoor/outdoor living space using tilting “garage door” that lifts up into the ceiling. The convertible door is a unique feature on the Bali. When open, it look like a much bigger catamaran. The Bali 4.2 also features a door in the front of the salon that opens up onto the expansive forward cockpit. With the 4.2 Bali has adopted the newer trend of “Jack & Jill” bathrooms in the 4-cabin version which creates more space in the cabins. The big American-style refrigerator is another popular feature especially for families and liveaboards.
  • The Lagoon 42 is one of the most popular models for cruising couples. She is a beefy and a very comfortable liveaboard catamaran with an oversized cockpit. The mast is centered in the salon which could be a deal breaker for some, but considering how many L42s we have sold, it does not seem to bother the people who own and adore them. The galley lacks storage, but there is space available to add cabinets and baskets. The cabins are ample with island beds and plenty of storage, particularly the owner’s cabin. It features the “Jack & Jill” bathrooms in the 4-cabin version, a great use of space.
  • The Leopard 42 features all the popular and successful trademarks of the hugely successful Leopard 50. Like its big sister, it features the opening door to an intimate forward cockpit. The semi-raised helm station and “upper lounge area” is a very well done and a great feature for cruisers. It is luxuriously finished and all bunks are island berths that allow access from both sides. The forward-facing galley is well-designed.
  • The Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 is plush and comfortable catamaran with a well-appointed galley and sliding doors that open the salon up to the very big cockpit. The cabins are a nicely sized and spacious with island beds.

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The Bali 4.2 and Leopard 42 models are brand new and not actually built yet while the Lagoon 42 and FP Astrea 42 models have been around for a few years now and both are very popular models for cruising couples. So how will the two newbies stack up?

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I have two specs that I would like to see on all four of these. The first is holding tank capacity. I find the holding tank capacity on most boats insufficient for live aboards. The other is air draft. The 42 foot and below range are ones that in the Southern US we have bridge anxiety. I would like to know if any of these have an ICW friendly mast option and what the height is.

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Jay thank you for the comments! They are all good questions. We will have a good spec sheet and hopefully all the answers you may have during our Zoom Bali discussion on August 27th. Join our newsletter to receive a notice about the Zoom discussion in your mailbox.

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Thanks for the comparison chart… It’s a great start!

In addition to Jay’s request… I would like to see some sort of price/performance/construction comparison too.

I’ve been a mono-hull sailor and live-aboard all of my life, but really am a novice with catamarans. I’m fairly familiar with the Leopard 44, having chartered them several times and really like them. I’m anxious to find out about what else is out there so I can make the best decision possible for my next boat. I’m really interested in a cat because I feel like I can sail a catamaran further into my later years then a mono hull.

Ron, I suggest you join the Bali Discussion if you can on the 27th of August [2020] on Zoom. Many of these questions will be answered during that discussion. As regards to your question about “price/performance/construction comparison” – I am not too sure what you want to know. I have added base prices in the comparison charts for all the models. The weight vs sail area (power) has some impact of course but for hulls of similar water length and hull shapes as these models have, performance for all four models will be similar, give or take a knot or so.

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Wally Just Launched Its First 110-Foot Sailing Yacht

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Wally Yachts is entering a new sailing era.

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Wallywind110 Sailing Yacht

Founded by Italian entrepreneur Luca Bassani in 1994, Wally initially specialized in sailing boats but has since expanded into building high-tech motor yachts . The new wallywind110, which was fittingly launched on the yard’s 30th anniversary, honors that sailing legacy yet is thoroughly modern in design.

Measuring 100 feet from sheer bow to open stern, the newcomer features a sleek carbon hull, a low-profile coachroof, twin rudders, and a telescopic keel. Showcasing naval architecture German firm Judel/Vrolijk & Co, the first hull is finished in a bright metallic paint that changes color depending on the light.

Wally’s in-house design team worked with Italian firm Santa Maria Magnolfi to create an exterior and interior with a spacious feel. The team decided to relocate all the technical equipment to the stern in order to create a large, 860-square-foot cockpit comparable to that of a sailing superyacht of 197 feet or more. The interior layout includes multiple entertaining areas, an open-plan salon, a full-beam owner’s cabin, three guest cabins, an office, and accommodation for five crew.

The second wallywind110 is already under construction, with delivery expected soon.

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