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Catalina 42 Wing keel is a Offshore cruising sailboat built by Catalina Yachts and designed by Nelson Marek. Her first hull was built in 1989 with an overall lengh of 13.16 m or 43.2 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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CATALINA 42 WING KEEL Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft13.16 m / 43.2 ft
Builder(s)Catalina Yachts
Designer(s)Nelson Marek
VersionWing keel
categoryOffshore cruising sailboat
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built500
First Hull Built1989
Last Hull Built1995
AppendagesKeel wing keel
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal420 L / 111 gal
Ballast Ratio0.4


Overall Length (LOA) 13.16 m / 43.2 ft
Hull Length12.75 m / 41.10 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.97 m / 36 ft
Beam (width)4.22 m / 13.10 ft
Draft1.47 m / 4.10 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 9300 kg / 20503 lb
Ballast Weight3765 kg / 8300 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.04 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)199
Ballast Ratio0.4
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement16.74 m²/T / 180 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL17.86 m / 58.7 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Upwind Sail Area74.04 m² / 797 ft²
Mainsail Area33.63 m² / 362 ft²
Genoa Area40.41 m² / 435 ft²
I53 ft * 16.15 m
J16.5 ft * 5 m
P46.10 ft * 14.25 m
E15.6 ft * 4.72 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power54 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity174 L / 46 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity360 L / 95.1 gal
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