Just reading back on this site and thought to give you an update. We bought the 42 and have sailed it from San Diego to Mexico
where we have just completed putting her on the hard
for the summer. We'll be back cruising in late November.
We are very pleased with her so far and have found some very interesting sources of information including an archivist at Camper and Nicholsons that has a file on all C&N boats, including ours. She also has the "battleship" qualities of her sister designs.
I met a chap from Plymouth who was buying
a boat in San Diego to ship back to the UK. In discussions the RN boat "Sabre" came up. I had sailed in company with her in a tall ships event in 1984. I didn't realize that she was a C&N 48.
Originally Posted by CARL
The 32 35 and 40 are little battle ships the royal navy
use or did use 48 s as training yachts I personaly prefer aft cockpit
so have not paid to much attention to the 42 you mentioned.A friend with whome i sail with has his 35 in Porta Santos waiting to cross the pond they are exellent boats, as for the dreaded OS sure some will have it , as with most yachts, but its really not the problem a lot of people still believe it is .Which ever you chose if you do you wont go far wrong ,good hunting Carl.