The Hylas 42, a masthead sloop, was designed by German Frers and built in Taiwan by Queen Long Marine.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel and spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fiberglass)
Length Overall: 42'1" (12.8m)
Waterline Length: 33'6" (10.2m)
Beam: 13'0" (4.0m)
Draft: 7'0" (2.1m)
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
Displacement: 17,600lb (7,983kg)
Designer: German Frers
Builder: Queen Long Marine (Taiwan)
Year First Built: 1985
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 19.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 50.0
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 209
4. Comfort Ratio: 24.8
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 19.6 suggests that the Hylas 42 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 50.0 means that the Hylas 42 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 209, tells us the Hylas 42 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 24.8 suggests that crew comfort of a Hylas 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 2.0 indicates that a Hylas 42 would not be the wisest choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making owing to the lower resistance to capsize in strong winds and heavy seas that is associated with sailboats with a CSF of 2.0 and above.
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