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Swan 42 Standard is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Nautors Swan and designed by Ron Holland Design. Her first hull was built in 1980 and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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SWAN 42 STANDARD Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft12.80 m / 42.00 ft
Designer(s)Ron Holland Design
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built38
First Hull Built1980
Last Hull Built1985
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitTwin cockpit (center and closed aft)
Ballast TypeLead
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)2
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal300 L / 79.3 gal
Ballast Ratio0.43


Overall Length (LOA) 12.80 m / 42.00 ft
Hull Length12.8 m / 42 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)10.33 m / 33.11 ft
Beam (width)3.95 m / 13 ft
Draft2.4 m / 7.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 9500 kg / 20944 lb
Maximum Displacement9979 kg / 22000 lb
Ballast Weight4100 kg / 9039 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.80 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.85
Comfort Ratio30.91
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)244
Ballast Ratio0.43
Sail Area to Displacement16.41
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement21.31 m²/T / 229 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement41.22 m²/T / 444 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Estimated Forestay Length17.49 m / 57.38 ft
Reported Sail Area74.51 m² / 802.00 ft²
Total Sail Area74.55 m² / 802.46 ft²
Upwind Sail Area95.6 m² / 1029 ft²
Downwind Sail Area184.9 m² / 1990 ft²
Mainsail Area31.9 m² / 343 ft²
Genoa Area63.7 m² / 686 ft²
I54.11 ft * 16.73 m
J16.8 ft * 5.08 m
P48.10 ft * 14.86 m
E14.1 ft * 4.29 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power40 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity160 L / 42.3 gal

Below Deck

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