OceanWaveSail Free Searchable Sailboats Database


Dufour 42 is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Dufour\xa0&\xa0Yachting France and designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Her first hull was built in 1985 with an overall lengh of 12.85 m or 42.2 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

Compare Sailboats

DUFOUR 42 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.85 m / 42.2 ft
Builder(s)Dufour / Yachting France
Designer(s)Sparkman & Stephens
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built1985
Last Hull Built1992
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Head(s)3
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal400 L / 105.7 gal
Ballast Ratio0.43


Overall Length (LOA) 12.85 m / 42.2 ft
Hull Length12.52 m / 41.1 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.9 m / 35.10 ft
Beam (width)3.96 m / 13 ft
Draft2.29 m / 7.6 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 7500 kg / 16535 lb
Ballast Weight3230 kg / 7121 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.01 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)164
Ballast Ratio0.43
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement23.49 m²/T / 253 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement46.33 m²/T / 499 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL17.32 m / 56.10 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders3
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Upwind Sail Area90 m² / 969 ft²
Downwind Sail Area177.5 m² / 1911 ft²
Mainsail Area35.5 m² / 382 ft²
Genoa Area54.5 m² / 587 ft²
I52.6 ft * 16 m
J29.6 ft * 9 m
P46.1 ft * 14.05 m
E14.4 ft * 4.35 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power43 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity160 L / 42.3 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.5 ft * 1.95 m
error: Content is protected !!