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Marlow Hunter 42 SS Deep draft

Sailboat specifications

The Marlow Hunter 42 SS is a 40’ (12.19m) cruising sailboat designed by Hunter Design (United States). She is built since 2017 by Marlow Hunter (United States). The Deep draft version displays a deeper fin allowing a lower center of gravity and extra performance especially upwind.

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

Marlow Hunter 42 SS's main features

Marlow Hunter 42 SS
Deep draft
Hull type
Offshore cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
United States
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Single skin bottom, sandwich sides and deck: honeycomb fiberglass polyester with Kevlar reinforcements
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Keel : fin without bulb
Single helm wheel
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)

Marlow Hunter 42 SS's main dimensions

Overall length
41’ 2”12.57 m
Hull length
40’12.19 m
Waterline length
36’10.97 m
Beam (width)
13’ 2”4.01 m
6’ 8”2.03 m
Mast height from DWL
63’ 2”19.27 m
Light displacement (MLC)
19096 lb8662 kg
Ballast weight
5423 lb2460 kg
Ballast type
Cast iron

Marlow Hunter 42 SS's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
910 ft²84.54 m²
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) fractional
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Number of levels of spreaders
Spreaders angle
Swept-back (Bergström)
Spars construction
Aluminum spars
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Marlow Hunter 42 SS'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.
216 ft²/T20.04 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.
28 %
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.
8.04 knots

Marlow Hunter 42 SS's auxiliary engine

1 inboard engine
Engine(s) power
45 HP
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity
49.9 gal189 liters

Marlow Hunter 42 SS's accommodations and layout

Closing aft cockpit with opening system
Berth(s) (min./max.)
4 / 6
Freshwater tank capacity
90.1 gal341 liters
Holding tank capacity
39.9 gal151 liters
Boiler capacity
5 gal19 liters
Maximum headroom
6’ 6”1.98 m
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