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Catana 42 is a Fast cruising catamaran built by Catana and designed by Christophe Barreau. Her first hull was built in 2008 with an overall lengh of 13.73 m or 45 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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CATANA 42 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft13.73 m / 45 ft
Designer(s)Christophe Barreau
categoryFast cruising catamaran
Hull TypeCatamaran
First Hull Built2008
Last Hull Built2019
AppendagesCenterboard twin daggerboards
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitAft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi (square top mainsail) fractional
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal670 L / 177 gal


Overall Length (LOA) 13.73 m / 45 ft
Hull Length12.58 m / 41.4 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)12.4 m / 40.8 ft
Beam (width)6.9 m / 22.7 ft
Draft2.7 m / 8.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 8900 kg / 19621 lb
Maximum Displacement8900 kg / 19621 lb


Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)132
Sail Area to Displacement26.6
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement26.08 m²/T / 281 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement30.27 m²/T / 326 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL19.5 m / 64 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders AngleSwept-back (diamond)
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Reported Sail Area111.95 m² / 1205.00 ft²
Upwind Sail Area112 m² / 1206 ft²
Downwind Sail Area130 m² / 1399 ft²
Mainsail Area70 m² / 753 ft²
Genoa Area42 m² / 452 ft²
PY57.41 ft * 17.50 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)2 inboard engines
Engine(s) Power30 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity430 L / 113.6 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity130 L / 34.3 gal