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Club Swan 42

The Club Swan 42 is a 42’7” multiple crew monohull sailboat designed by German Frers. She was built by Nautor's Swan (Finland) and made of monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: fiberglass / vinylester with carbon fiber reinforcements. This sailboat was produced between 2006 and 2013 with 57 hulls completed.

The Club Swan 42 belongs to the Club Swan range and the ISAF class. The Club Swan 42 has also been marketed as NYYC 42.

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Club Swan 42's   Main Features
Model Club Swan 42
Type of hull Monohull
Shipyard
Designer German Frers
Range Club Swan
Class ISAF
Construction Hull and deck:
monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: fiberglass / vinylester with carbon fiber reinforcements
First built hull 2006
Last built hull 2013
Number of hulls built 57
Appendages Keel :
Fin with bulb
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
Standard public price (indicative only) N/A
Club Swan 42's   Main dimensions
Hull length 42’ 7”
Waterline length 38’ 10”
Beam (width) 12’ 11”
Draft 8’ 11”
Light displacement 15984 lbs
Ballast weight 7055 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Club Swan 42's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1175 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2652 sq.ft
Mainsail area 661 sq.ft
Genoa area 515 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 1991 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 59’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 16’ 5”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 56’ 7”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 18’ 11”
Club Swan 42's   Performances
Crew 850 kg max.
HN (French rating) 35.0
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
29.15
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
65.78
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
124
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
44 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
8.35 knots
Club Swan 42's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 39 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 37 gal
Club Swan 42's   Accommodation
Fresh water tank capacity 84.5 gal
Water heater capacity 5.3 gal
Holding tank capacity 14.5 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 27.7 gal

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