C&C 42 Custom

The C&C 42 Custom is a Canadian sailboat, that was designed by C&C Design and first built in 1976.[1][2][3]

C&C 42 Custom
DesignerC&C Design
Builder(s)C&C Yachts
NameC&C 42 Custom
Displacement20,000 lb (9,072 kg)
Draft7.00 ft (2.13 m)
LOA42.50 ft (12.95 m)
LWL34.25 ft (10.44 m)
Beam12.92 ft (3.94 m)
Engine typeYanmar 3JH3E 40 hp (30 kW) diesel engine
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeswept fin keel
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig typeBermuda rig
SailplanMasthead sloop
Total sail area835 sq ft (77.6 m2)
PHRF78 (average)


The design was built by C&C Yachts in Canada, starting in 1976, but it is now out of production.[1][3][4]


The C&C 42 Custom is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, a raked stem, a raised reverse transom, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder controlled by a wheel and a fixed swept fin keel. It displaces 20,000 lb (9,072 kg).[1][3]

The boat has a draft of 7.00 ft (2.13 m) with the standard keel fitted.[1][3]

The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar 3JH3E diesel engine of 40 hp (30 kW). The fuel tank holds 20 U.S. gallons (76 L; 17 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 80 U.S. gallons (300 L; 67 imp gal).[1][3]

The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 78 with a high of 71 and low of 81. It has a hull speed of 7.84 kn (14.52 km/h).[3][5]

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Similar sailboats


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  2. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "C&C Design". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sea Time Tech, LLC (2022). "C&C 42 Custom". sailboat.guide. Archived from the original on 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  4. ^ McArthur, Bruce (2022). "C&C Yachts". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 15 October 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for C&C 42 Custom". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 5 November 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.