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Vision 42 Standard

Sailboat specifications

The Vision 42 is a 41’ (12.5m) cruising sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design (United States). She is built since 2012 by Bavaria Yachts (Germany).

The Vision 42 is as well listed, on, in Shoal draft version (see all the versions compared).

Vision 42's main features

Vision 42
Hull type
Cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Sailboat range
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Twin helm wheels
Single spade rudder
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
161 000

Vision 42's main dimensions

Overall length
42’12.8 m
Hull length
41’12.5 m
Waterline length
37’ 5”11.4 m
Beam (width)
13’ 4”4.05 m
6’ 10”2.07 m
Mast height from DWL
62’ 1”18.93 m
Light displacement (MLC)
21605 lb9800 kg
Ballast weight
5401 lb2450 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Vision 42's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
947 ft²88 m²
 iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
52’ 6”16 m
 iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)
14’ 5”4.4 m
 iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
50’15.25 m
 iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)
18’ 2”5.55 m
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi 9/10
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Vision 42's performances

Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
207 ft²/T19.22 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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.
Ballast ratio
 iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
25 %
Critical hull speed
 iAs 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.
8.20 knots

Vision 42's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
40 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
55.5 gal210 liters

Vision 42's accommodations and layout

Closing aft cockpit with opening system
Freshwater tank capacity
55.5 gal210 liters

Vision 42's saloon

Maximum headroom
6’ 7”2 m
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