The Bavaria Match 42, a light-displacement aft-cockpit sloop, was designed by Doug Peterson and built in Germany by Bavaria Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 41'2" (12.6m)
Waterline Length: 36'1" (11.0m)
Beam: 12'3" (3.7m)
Draft: 7'1" (2.2m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 16,280lb (7,384kg)
Designer: Doug Peterson
Builder: Bavaria Yachts (Germany)
Year First Built: 2004
Year Last Built: 2006
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 30.7
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 34.5
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 155
4. Comfort Ratio: 23.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 30.7 suggests that, in the right hands, the Bavaria Match 42 will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 34.5 would usually mean that the Bavaria Match 42 would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of her fin keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 155, tells us the Bavaria Match 42 is clearly a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 23.8 suggests that crew comfort of a Bavaria Match 42 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Bavaria Match 42 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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