The Hunter 42 Passage, a centre-cockpit 'B&R' sloop, was designed and built in the USA by Hunter Marine.
Underwater Profile: Wing keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 42'6" (13.0m)
Waterline Length: 38'0" (11.6m)
Beam: 14'0" (4.3m)
Draft: 4'11" (1.5m)
Rig Type: B&R*
Displacement: 24,000lb (10,886kg)
Designer: Hunter Design Team
Builder: Hunter Marine (USA)
Year First Built: 1989
Year Last Built: 1997
* Read more about the 'no-backstay' B&R rig...
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 18.3
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 32.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 195
4. Comfort Ratio: 28.1
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 18.3 suggests that the Hunter 42 Passage will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 32.0 would usually mean that the Hunter 42 Passage 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 the wings at the foot of her keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 195, tells us the Hunter 42 Passage is clearly a light-to-moderate 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 28.1 suggests that crew comfort of a Hunter 42 Passage 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 Hunter 42 Passage 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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