On The Board

Kanter 42' Aft Cockpit Centerboard Sloop


LOA     42.17 ft
LWL    34.17 ft
Beam Max   19.92 ft
Draft - CB up   4.5 ft
Draft - CB down   10.0 ft
Displacement   25,200 lbs
Ballast   11,000 lbs
Total Sail Area   828 sq ft
Main Engine   40 hp
Fuel      100 gallons
Water   180 gallons

Comments from SAIL Magazine:

"From the moment you see the new 42 at dockside, with her graceful, moderate lines and strong rubrail, you know this is not a floating condominium but a seagoing vessel."

"Designer Dieter Empacher has given the new 42 a full centerboard and balanced skeg rudder. The tall modern cutter provides enough sail possibilities to deal with a full range of wind, while the board-up draft of 4 feet 6 inches will be welcome in shoal waters. Two watertight bulkheads help limit damage in the event of a serious collision."

"Below, the interior finish work is as well done as the rest of the boat. Rounded corners and grabrails are the norm: the nav station, with its swivel chair, is made for offshore conditions. All pumps and filters are centrally located and easily accessible. There is space for tools and spare equipment. The double-cabin layout is well suited for cruising by two couples or a small family."

"Our test sail near Annapolis, Maryland, on a crisp, breezy day was pure pleasure. The 42 tracked like a Metroliner and showed excellent speed. She behaved well on all points of sail, going to windward satisfactorily with the centerboard up and even better with it down. She was responsive, agile, and solid feeling under full main and genoa in 15 to 20 knots of breeze. Her lines and underbody made her easy to maneuver in close quarters under power."

"After hours of sailing, we wished we could head out to sea instead of returning to port."

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