Popular Cruising Yachts
40 to 45 feet Long Overall

Welcome to this ever-growing gallery of some of the most popular cruising yachts between 40 and 45 feet (12.2m to 13.7m) long overall.

With plenty of room for a cruising couple to live aboard comfortably, production cruising boats within this size range are understandably very popular with long distance sailors.

However, marina charges worldwide seem to take a bit of a leap at 12m, so be warned...

If you'd like to submit a suitable image of a cruising yacht (yours perhaps?), please click here to send your pic. It doesn't have to be within this boat length category; if it isn't we'll move it to the appropriate one.

And don't worry about the bullet point stuff, we'll do all that too. Here's the first one...


Islander 44

An Islander 44 sailboatAn Islander 44 Cruising Yacht at anchor in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, West Indies.
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder;
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);
  • Length Overall:~ 43'10" / 13.36m;
  • Waterline Length:~ 32'6" / 9.9m;
  • Beam:~ 11'0" / 3.4m;
  • Draft:~ 5'10" / 1.78m;
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop;
  • Displacement:~ 22,500lb / 10,206kg;
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16*;
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 293*;
  • Designer:~ William Lapworth;
  • Builder:~  Wayfarer Yacht Corp (USA);
  • Year First Built:~ 1966;
  • Year Last Built:~ Not known;
  • Number Built:~ 10
  • Owners Association:~ None known;

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Westerly Oceanlord 41

Westerly Oceanlord 41 under sail'Badgers Sett', a Westerly Oceanlord on passage towards Bequia, St Vincent & the Grenadines

Thanks very much, Ken and Judith for this great pic of your boat!

  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder;
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);
  • Length Overall:~ 40'6" / 12.3m;
  • Waterline Length:~ 35'3" / 10.7m;
  • Beam:~ 13'6" / 4.1m;
  • Draft:~ 5'6" / 1.7m;
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop;
  • Displacement:~ 20,878lb / 9,470kg;
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.8;
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 213;
  • Designer:~ Ed Dubois, Mike Parham;
  • Builder:~  Westerly Yachts Ltd (UK);
  • Year First Built:~ 1990;
  • Year Last Built:~ ?;
  • Number Built:~ 100
  • Owners Association:~ Westerly Owners Association.

Slipper 42

A Slipper 42 sailboat'Larus', a Slipper 42 Ketch at anchor in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua.
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder;
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);
  • Length Overall:~ 42'0" / 12.8m;
  • Waterline Length:~ 30'4" / 9.2m;
  • Beam:~ 12'3" / 3.7m;
  • Draft:~ 6'0" / 1.8m;
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead ketch;
  • Displacement:~ 16,500lb / 7,484kg;
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.8;
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 264;
  • Designer:~ Robin Chadworth-Musters & Alan Gurney;
  • Builder:~  Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK);
  • Year First Built:~ 1978;
  • Year Last Built:~ 1979;
  • Number Built:~ 13
  • Owners Association:~ None known.

CSY 44

A CSY 44 cutter rigged ketch at anchor off Nevis in the West Indies'Contessa', a CSY 44 cutter-rigged ketch at anchor off Nevis in the West Indies.
This one is the 'Walk-Through' version.
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel;
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);
  • Length Overall:~ 44'0" / 13.4m;
  • Waterline Length:~ 36'0" / 11.0m;
  • Beam:~ 13'4" / 4.1m;
  • Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m;
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter-rigged ketch;
  • Displacement:~ 31,000lb / 14,062kg;
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.0;
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 354;
  • Designer:~ Peter Schmitt;
  • Builder:~ CSY (Caribbean Sailing Yachts);
  • Year First Built:~ 1977;
  • Year Last Built:~ 1981;
  • Number Built:~ 400;
  • Owners Association:~ None known.

Many thanks, Jeff and Carolee, for the pic of 'Contessa'.


Jeanneau 'Sun Odyssey' 40.3

A Jeanneau Sun Odyssey cruising yacht at anchorThis Sun Odyssey is fitted out for bluewater cruising
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel (bulb) and spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 40'0" / 12.2m
  • Waterline Length:~ 35'3" / 10.7m
  • Beam:~ 13'0" / 3.98m
  • Draft:~ 6'5" / 1.95m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 17,835lb / 8,090kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.2
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 182
  • Designer:~ Daniel  Andrieu
  • Builder:~ Jeanneau (France)
  • Year First Built:~ 2004
  • Year Last Built:~ 2007
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network


Gitana 43

A Gitana 43 at anchor in the tropicsThe Gitana 43 'Three Ships' at anchor in Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica, West Indies
  • Hull Type:~ Fin Keel with Spade Rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 43'0" / 13.1m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 37'6" / 11.5m
  • Beam:~ 12'11" / 4.0m
  • Draft:~ 6'6" / 2.0m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 10.3 tons / 10,300kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ Oswald Berkemeyer
  • Builder:~ Cape Town Yachts (South Africa)
  • Year First Built:~ ?
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Outbound 44

The Carl Schumacher designed Outbound 44 cruising yachtThe Outbound 44 'Frannie B' at anchor in Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica, West Indies
  • Hull Type:~ Fin Keel with Spade Rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 44'9" / 13.6m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 40'3" / 12.3m
  • Beam:~ 13'6" / 4.1m
  • Draft:~ 6'6" / 2.0m, or shoal draft version 5'6" / 1.7m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 28,000lb / 12,700kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.9
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 191
  • Designer:~ Carl Schumacher
  • Builder:~ Outbound Yachts
  • Year First Built:~ 2001
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 50
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Peterson 44

A Peterson 44 Sailboat'Daq Attack', a Peterson 44 long-distance cruising yacht on her mooring in Brittany, France

Note: The boat featured here, 'Daq Attack' is currently for sale. more details...

  • Hull Type:~ Long Fin Keel, Rudder on Full Skeg
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 43'11" / 13.4m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 38'8" / 11.8m
  • Beam:~ 12'11" / 3.9m
  • Draft:~ 6'4" / 1.9m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 30,000lb / 13,608kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 232
  • Designer:~ Doug Peterson
  • Builder:~ Jack Kelly Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ 1976
  • Year Last Built:~ 1983
  • Number Built:~ 200
  • Owners Association:~ Peterson Cutter Owners Group

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Island Packet 445

Island Packet sailboatIsland Packet 445, a high-volume, centre-cockpit cruising yacht designed by Bob Johnson
  • Hull Type:~ Long Keel
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 45'9" / 13.94m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 38'1" / 11.61m
  • Beam:~ 14'4" / 4.37m
  • Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.52m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 34,500lb / 15,649kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.3
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 279
  • Designer:~ Bob Johnson
  • Builder:~ Island Packet Yachts (USA)
  • Year First Built:~ 2004
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Island Packet Yacht Owners Association

Passport 40

The Bob Perry designed Passport 40'Kismet', a Bob Perry designed Passport 40 Cruising Yacht
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 40'8" / 12.4m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 33'8" / 10.2m
  • Beam:~ 12'8" / 3.86m
  • Draft:~ 5'9" / 1.75m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 22,771lb / 10,329kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.2
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 272
  • Designer:~ Bob Perry
  • Builder:~ Passport Yachts Inc (Taiwan)
  • Year First Built:~ 1980
  • Year Last Built:~ 1991
  • Number Built:~ 148
  • Owners Association:~ ?

More Cruising Yachts Pics Please...

If you'd like to submit a suitable image of a cruising yacht (yours perhaps?), please click here to send your pic. It doesn't have to be within this boat length category; if it isn't we'll move it to the appropriate one.


Columbia 43 Mk 1

A Columbia 43 Mark 1
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 43'3" / 13.2m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 32'8" / 10.0m
  • Beam:~ 12'4" / 3.76m
  • Draft:~ 6'11" / 2.1m
  • Rig Type:~ Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 22,200lb / 10,070kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.24
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 257
  • Designer:~ William Tripp Jnr
  • Builder:~ Columbia Yachts
  • Year First Built:~ 1969
  • Year Last Built:~ 1974
  • Number Built:~ 153
  • Owners Association:~ Columbia Yacht Owners Association


Endeavour 40

The Endeavour 40, a popular production cruising yacht
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 40'0" / 12.2m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 32'0" / 9.8m
  • Beam:~ 13'0" / 3.96m
  • Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 25,000lb / 11,340kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.8
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 341
  • Designer:~ Bob Johnson
  • Builder:~ Endeavour Yacht Corp.
  • Year First Built:~ 1981
  • Year Last Built:~ 1985
  • Number Built:~ 130
  • Owners Association:~ The Endeavour Owners Forum


Fraser 41

This one-owner Fraser 41 cutter has crossed the Pacific with a family of four and is now located in the Caribbean and ready to go again.
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 41'0" / 12.5m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 31'6" / 9.6m
  • Beam:~ 12'3" / 3.7m
  • Draft:~ 6'7" / 2.0m
  • Rig Type:~ Sloop
  • Displacement:~ 20,000lb / 9,072kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 286
  • Designer:~ Dekleer Brothers
  • Builder:~ Dekleer Brothers Industries Ltd
  • Year First Built:~ 1977
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ 80
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Hallberg-Rassy 42

A Hallberg-Rassy 42 sailboat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 42'4" / 12.9m 
  • Waterline Length:~ 34'5" / 10.5m
  • Beam:~ 12'5" / 3.8m
  • Draft:~ 6'9" / 2.1m
  • Rig Type:~ Ketch
  • Displacement:~ 25,353lb / 11,500kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.0
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 225
  • Designer:~ Christoph Rassy / Olle Enderlein
  • Builder:~ Hallberg-Rassy
  • Year First Built:~ 1980
  • Year Last Built:~ 1991
  • Number Built:~ 225
  • Owners Association:~ Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association


Hinckley Sou'wester 42

Of all the cruising yachts on this page, the Hinckley Sou'wester 42 shown here has to be the prettiest. Well, in my view anyway...

One of the prettiest cruising yachts afloat, the Hinckley Sou'wester 42
  • Hull Type:~ Centreboard with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 42'9" / 13.0m
  • Waterline Length:~ 31'3" / 9.5m
  • Beam:~ 12'6" 3.8m
  • Draft:~  Max 9'1" / 2.8m, Min 5'1" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Yawl
  • Displacement:~ 24,000lb /10,866
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ McCurdy & Rhodes
  • Builder:~ Hinckley Yachts
  • Year First Built:~ ?
  • Year Last Built:~ ?
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ ?


Jeanneau 'Sun Odyssey' 42.1

A Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42.1 berthed in Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Note ~ The boat illustrated above is currently for sale. More details...

  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 42'0" / 12.8m
  • Waterline Length:~ 33'2" / 10.1m
  • Beam:~ 13'0" / 3.98m
  • Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 18,300lb / 8,300kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ ?
  • Designer:~ Daniel  Andrieu
  • Builder:~ Jeanneau
  • Year First Built:~ 1992
  • Year Last Built:~ 1995
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network


Rival 41

A centre-cockpit version of the Rival 42 cruising boat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin and skeg-supported rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 40'7" / 12.4m
  • Waterline Length:~ 32'8" / 10.0m
  • Beam:~ 12'2" / 3.7m
  • Draft:~ 5'11" / 1.8m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 22,046lb / 10,000kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 300
  • Designer:~ Peter Brett
  • Builder:~ Southern Boatbuilding Company (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1974
  • Year Last Built:~ 1990
  • Number Built:~ 57
  • Owners Association:~ Rival Owners Association


Rustler 42

A Rustler 42 Sailboat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin and skeg-supported rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 42'0" / 12.8m
  • Waterline Length:~ 33'5" / 10.2m
  • Beam:~ 13'4" / 4.1m
  • Draft:~ 6'2" / 1.9m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter
  • Displacement:~ 26,000lb / 11,794kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.4
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 309
  • Designer:~ Stephen Jones
  • Builder:~ Rustler Yachts Ltd (UK)
  • Year First Built:~ 1999
  • Year Last Built:~ Still in production
  • Number Built:~ ?
  • Owners Association:~ Rustler Owners


Tartan 40

A Tartan 40 sailing boat
  • Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 40'3" / 12.3m
  • Waterline Length:~ 31'7" / 9.6m
  • Beam:~ 12'8" / 3.9m
  • Draft:~ 7'6" / 2.3m
  • Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop
  • Displacement:~ 17,250lb / 7,825kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.5
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 245
  • Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens
  • Builder:~ Tartan Marine (US)
  • Year First Built:~ 1984
  • Year Last Built:~ 1989
  • Number Built:~ 72
  • Owners Association:~ www.tartanowners.org


Whitby 42

A cutter-rigged ketch sail boat; the Whitby 42
  • Hull Type:~ Long keel
  • Hull Material:~ GRP (Fibreglass)
  • Length Overall:~ 42'0" / 12.8m
  • Waterline Length:~ 32'8" / 10.0m
  • Beam:~ 13'0" / 4.0m
  • Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m
  • Rig Type:~ Cutter-rigged ketch
  • Displacement:~ 23,000lb / 10,660kg
  • Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.1
  • Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 301
  • Designer:~ Ted Brewer
  • Builder:~ Whitby Boatworks (Canada)
  • Year First Built:~ 1972
  • Year Last Built:~ 1988
  • Number Built:~ 300
  • Owners Association:~ The Whitby and Brewer Sailboat Association


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