Just been onboard the new 42 at the Sydney Boat show
and liked the boat , the boat has a lot of features i like but has a few i don't and require a bit of thinking to make the boat workable for me, the issues i have with the boat are as follows
only has 1 cupboard with a shelf , 2 o'heads, and a drawer plus 2o'heads above the fridge it does have 3 open shelve sets and a trash cupboard ,the comparison to other boats leaves it short of space for live a boards
2. the cockpit
has only 2 smallish lockers one for gas/propane and the other is behind the helm
3. the cockpit
floor is lowered by about 10 inches/250mm to the l45 and therefore there is no floor above the motors for storage
4. the cockpit seat cushions
have "raised edges" on the cushions
cutting off leg circulation for shorter people, the transom seat is too narrow to sit for any length of time.
5. the helm
seat is too uncomfortable (for me) it has arkward foot rests and generally unacceptable
6. if ordering a washing
machine you lose all but 500mm of hanging space
7. the 2nd water
tank cannot be ordered if you want a generator
as it sits in that space
8. the rail from the helm to the cockpit roof is a bit of a miss it is too short
9. limited positions for a bbq and a outboard
when the dinghy
is up on the davits. more stainless is required.
10. the cockpit lighting
may be ok but appears to be lacking , it has 3 small leds over the walkway
is too small and the icebox
needs to be turned into a freezer
otherwise its useless
12. the cockpit fridge option is too small for any more than a few people (we all drink a lot) but a different model would work well.
13. the electric
has no foot control at the helm only on off switch up at the base of the winch
space forward is generous in both hulls if they aren't fitted out as cabins, ample space for fenders and ropes but not a lot of spare space once the essentials are loaded, some space is available around the motors.
i wasn't allowed on the roof but the top of the boom is about 2 m off the roof so easy enough to reach.
plenty of roof space available for solar
, the design of the roof going forward is a good hand hold but like most other boats the cockpit area is lacking it has no hand holds at all not even for boarding
at its narrowest point it is 3.25m between hulls so a large dinghy
should easily fit on the davits.
the boat was not fitted with covers for the helm or cockpit but the areas should be good with them fitted, the helm will need at least a "windscreen"
inside the boat was very good
the boat was bright and comfortable with plenty of air circulation
the bedding was generous and access easy.