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.

Sirius 40 DS

A Sirius 40 DS sailboat'Xenon', a Sirius 40 DS with a Solent Rig

Hull Type:~ Various options - see brochure

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'4"/ 12.90 m

Waterline Length:~ 36' 7" / 11.17 m

Beam:~ 13'5" / 4.08 m

Draft:~ Depends on keel option

Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop

Displacement:~ 25,574 lb / 11,600 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.2*

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 232*

Designer:~ Yachtdesign v. Ahlen

Builder:~ Sirius -Werft GmbH (Germany)

Year First Built:~ 2015

Year Last Built:~ Still in production

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Not known

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Columbia 43 MkIII

Sleek lines on this flush-decked Columbia 43 sailboat'Kailani', a Columbia 43 MkIII at anchor off St Georges, Grenada

Hull Type:~ Fin Keel & Skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 43'9"/ 13.34 m

Waterline Length:~ 32' 8" / 10.0 m

Beam:~ 12'4" / 3.76 m

Draft:~ 7' 0" / 2.13 m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 22,000 lb / 9,769 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.5

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 282

Designer:~ William Tripp Jr

Builder:~ Columbia Sailing Yachts (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1973

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ 96

Owners Association:~ Columbia Yacht Owners Association


Jouet 1300

A Jouet 1300 sailboatA Jouet 1300 on a mooring in Grand Anse d'Arlet, Martinique

Hull Type:~ Fin Keel & Skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'0"/ 12.80 m

Beam:~ 13'11" / 4.25 m

Draft:~ 6' 7" / 2.00 m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 22,046 lb / 10,000 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20.

Designer:~ Daniel Tortarolo

Builder:~ Yachting France

Year First Built:~ 1978

Year Last Built:~ 1982

Number Built:~ ?


Pacific Seacraft 40

'Salacia', a Pacific Seacraft 40'Salacia', a Pacific Seacraft 40

Hull Type:~ Fin Keel & Skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'2"/ 12.85 m

Waterline Length:~ 31' 3" / 9.53 m

Beam:~ 12'5" / 3.79 m

Draft:~ 6' 1" / 1.85 m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 24,000 lb / 10,886 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.3

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 351

Designer:~ Bill Crealock

Builder:~ Conyplex Pacific Seacraft (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1997

Year Last Built:~ Ongoing

Number Built:~ Ongoing

Owners Association:~ Not known

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Contest 44

'Tumbledown Wind' a Contest 44 YachtMany thanks to Mike Price for this fine pic of his Contest 44 'Tumbledown Wind' as she crosses the ARC finishing line.

Hull Type:~ Fin Keel & Skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 44'0"/ 13.41 m

Waterline Length:~ 38' 3" / 11.66 m

Beam:~ 13'1" / 3.99 m

Draft:~ 6' 2" / 1.88 m

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 39,062 lb / 17,718 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.8

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 312

Designer:~ Dick Zaal

Builder:~ Conyplex (Holland)

Year First Built:~ 1997

Year Last Built:~ 2000

Number Built:~ 18

Owners Association:~ Contest Yacht Owners Club


Mason 43 Cruising Yachts

'Artemis', a Mason 43 Staysail KetchMany thanks to Sally & Al Pribyl for this pic of their Mason 43 staysail ketch 'Artemis', at anchor in Prickly Bay, Grenada.

Hull Type:~ Long keel

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 43'10"/ 13.40 m

Waterline Length:~ 31' 3" / 9.53 m

Beam:~ 12'3" / 3.73 m

Draft:~ 6' 3" / 1.91 m

Rig Type:~ Staysail ketch

Displacement:~ 25,000 lb / 11,340 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.5

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 366

Designer:~ Al Mason

Builder:~ Ta Shing Yacht Building (Taiwan)

Year First Built:~ 1978

Year Last Built:~ 1985

Number Built:~ 180

Owners Association:~ ?

More about Mason Cruising Yachts...


Moody 425

'Vega', a Moody 425 sailboatMany thanks to Richard Clement and family for this fine pic of their Moody 425 'Vega'.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 41' 8"/ 12.70 m

Waterline Length:~ 34' 3" / 10.43 m

Beam:~ 13' 4" / 4.10 m

Draft:~ 6' 0" / 1.83 m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 21,220 lb / 9,625 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.4

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 236

Designer:~ Bill Dixon

Builder:~ Marine Projects (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1988

Year Last Built:~ 1991

Number Built:~ 116

Owners Association:~ Moody Owners Association

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Norseman 447

Norseman 447, a Robert Perry designed cruising yachtMany thanks for this pic to Dartanyon Race, co-Captain of this Norseman 447 'Lutris'.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 44.58 ft / 13.59 m

Waterline Length:~ 37.50 ft / 11.43 m

Beam:~ 13.00 ft / 3.96 m

Draft:~ 6.33 ft / 1.93 m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 28,000 lb / 12,701 kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.32

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 237

Designer:~ Robert Perry

Builder:~ Ta Shing

Year First Built:~ 1980

Year Last Built:~ 1986

Number Built:~ 55

Owners Association:~ Norseman Owner’s Facebook Group


Hunter 40.5

A Hunter 40.5 sailboat'Xenia II', a Hunter 40.5

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'2" / 12.4m

Waterline Length:~ 35'4" / 11.2m

Beam:~ 12'5" / 4.2m

Draft:~ 4'11" / 2.0m

Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop

Displacement:~ 20,000lb / 8,940kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.6

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 202

Designer:~ Hunter Design Team

Builder:~ Hunter Marine (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1991

Year Last Built:~ 1997

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Hunter Owners Association


Dufour 412

Dufour 412The Dufour 412, a popular charter boat

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'6" / 12.4m

Waterline Length:~ 36'7" / 11.2m

Beam:~ 13'8" / 4.2m

Draft:~ 6'6" / 2.0m

Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop

Displacement:~ 19,709lb / 8,940kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.8

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 180

Designer:~ Umberto Felci

Builder:~ Dufour Yachts (France)

Year First Built:~ 2016

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Dufour Owners Association

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Hughes 40

A Hughes 40 Staysail Ketch under full sail'Sweet Sensation', a Hughes 40 Staysail Ketch under full sail

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 41'6" / 13.3m

Waterline Length:~ 31'6" / 9.7m

Beam:~ 13'4" / 4.1m

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Staysail ketch

Displacement:~ 24,000lb / 10,886kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.7

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 420

Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens

Builder:~ Hughes Boatworks (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1975

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?

More about Hughes Boatworks Cruising Yachts...


Caliber 40 LRC

Caliber 40 LRC sailboat'Lost Loon', a Caliber 40 LRC SE

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'11" / 12.5m

Waterline Length:~ 32'6" / 9.9m

Beam:~ 12'8" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 21,600lb / 9,798kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.3

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 281

Designer:~ Michael McCreary

Builder:~ Caliber Yachts (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1995

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?

More about Caliber Cruising Yachts...


Swan 43 (S & S)

A classic Swan 43 sailboat from the 1970sThe S&S designed Swan 43 'Thistle' - a classic sailboat from the 1970s.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'9" / 13.0m

Waterline Length:~ 31'0" / 9.5m

Beam:~ 11'8" / 3.6m

Draft:~ 7'2" / 2.2m

Rig Type:~ Sloop

Displacement:~ 19,850lb / 9,000kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.1

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 297

Designer:~ Sparkman & Stephens

Builder:~ Nautor Swan

Year First Built:~ 1967

Year Last Built:~ 1982

Number Built:~ 67

Owners Association:~ S&S Swan Association


C&C Landfall 42

A C&C Landfall 42 sailboatMany thanks to the Lemerys family for this pic of their 1980 C&C Landfall 42 with Hood In-Mast Furling

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 41'8" / 12.7m

Waterline Length:~ 30'0" / 9.1m

Beam:~ 12'6" / 3.8m

Draft:~ 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 21,000lb / 9,526kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 13.9

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 347

Designer:~ George Cuthbertson & George Cassian

Builder:~ C&C Yachts (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1976

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ ?

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i cruising yachtJeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i

Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 45'2" / 13.8m

Waterline Length:~ 37'7" / 11.5m

Beam:~ 14'4" / 4.4m

Draft:~ 6'9" / 2.1m

Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop

Displacement:~ 21,892lb / 9,930kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 22.2

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 184

Designer:~ Phillipe Briand

Builder:~ Jeanneau (France)

Year First Built:~ 2009

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network

More about Sun Odyssey 44i Cruising Yachts...


RH 43

'Wild Matilda', an RH43 cruising yacht designed by Ron Holland'Wild Matilda', an RH43 cruising sloop designed by Ron Holland. Also known as the CT 43.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'8" / 13.0m

Waterline Length:~ 33'10" / 10.3m

Beam:~ 13'0" / 4.0m

Draft:~ 6'9" / 2.1m

Rig Type:~ masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 23,780lb / 10,787kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16.7

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 274

Designer:~ Ron Holland

Builder:~ Ta Chiao Shipbuilding (Taiwan)

Year First Built:~ 1985

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ not known


Saga 43

A Saga 43 sailboat'Kinship', a Solent-Rigged Saga 43

Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 43'3" / 13.2m

Waterline Length:~ 38'11" / 11.9m

Beam:~ 12'0" / 3.7m

Draft:~ 6'3" / 1.9m

Rig Type:~ masthead sloop (solent rigged)

Displacement:~ 19,842lb / 9,000kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20.9

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 150

Designer:~ Robert Perry

Builder:~ Saga Yachts (Canada)

Year First Built:~ 1996

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ 55

Owners Association:~ not known

More about the Saga 43 Cruising Yachts...


Moody 44

Moody 44 sailboatMoody 44 'Barbasol' at anchor in Deep Bay, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 44'0" / 13.4m

Waterline Length:~ 36'0" / 11.0m

Beam:~ 13'8" / 4.2m

Draft:~ 4'11" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 23,631lb / 10,719kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.9

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 226

Designer:~ Bill Dixon

Builder:~ Marine Projects (UK)

Year First Built:~ 1991

Year Last Built:~ 1996

Number Built:~ 114

Owners Association:~ Moody Owners Association

More about the Moody 44 Cruising Yachts...


Jeanneau Sun Legende 41

Jeanneau Sun Legende 41 sailboatSun Legende 41 'Quicksilver' at anchor outside Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'10" / 12.4m

Waterline Length:~ 32'9" / 10.0m

Beam:~ 12'10" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 6'4" / 1.9m

Rig Type:~ masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 16,094lb / 7,300kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.2

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 205

Designer:~ Doug Peterson

Builder:~ Jeanneau Yachts (France)

Year First Built:~ 1984

Year Last Built:~ 1994

Number Built:~ 560

Owners Association:~ Jeanneau Owners Network

More about Jeanneau Sun Legende 41 Cruising Yachts...


Dufour 40e

Dufour 40e sailboatDufour 40e 'Ker Yamm' at anchor in Deep Bay, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'5" / 12.4m

Waterline Length:~ 35'3" / 10.8m

Beam:~ 12'9" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 6'10" / 2.1m

Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop

Displacement:~ 16,283lb / 7,386kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18.8

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 165

Designer:~ Umberto Felci and Patrick Roséo

Builder:~ Dufour Yachts (France)

Year First Built:~ 2002

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Dufour Owners Association

More about  Dufour 40e Cruising Yachts


Hanse 400

Hanse 400 sailboatA Hanse 400 at anchor in Five Islands Bay, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 40'2" / 12.2m

Waterline Length:~ 35'5" / 10.8m

Beam:~ 13'3" / 4.0m

Draft:~ 6'6" / 2.0m

Rig Type:~ Fractional sloop

Displacement:~ 18,739lb / 8,500kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20.0

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 188

Designer:~ Judel/Vrolijk

Builder:~ Hanse Yachts (Germany)

Year First Built:~ 2006

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Hanse Owners Club

More about the Hanse 400 Cruising Yachts...


Hinckley Sou'wester 42 MkII

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung Rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP

Length Overall:~ 42'9" / 12.1m

Waterline Length:~ 31'3" / 9.5m

Beam:~ 12'6" / 3.8m

Draft:~ 7'0" / 2.1m or shoal draft version 5'0" / 1.5m

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop (or cutter)

Displacement:~ 24,000lb / 10,886kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15.8

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 351

Designer:~ McCurdy & Rhodes

Builder:~ Henry R. Hinckley & Co (USA)

Year First Built:~ 1995

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ None known


Ovni AluBat 43

An Ovni AluBat 43 sailboatThe crew of 'Barbarossa' are well protected from the tropical sun

Hull Type:~ Centreboard & Spade Rudder

Hull Material:~ Aluminium

Length Overall:~ 42'4" / 12.9m

Waterline Length:~ 34'2" / 10.4m

Beam:~ 14'2" / 4.3m

Draft:~ 8'3" / 2.5m (board down), and 2'7" / 0.80m (board up)

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop

Displacement:~ 18,739lb / 8,500kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 22

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 210

Designer:~ Philippe Briand

Builder:~ Alubat (France)

Year First Built:~ 1991

Year Last Built:~ 2000

Number Built:~ Not known

Owners Association:~Ovni Yacht Owners


Hallberg Rassy 42 (Frers)

A Hallberg-Rassy 42 cruising yachtShe looks like a cutter, but the inline stays converging at the masthead shows that the Hallberg-Rassy 42 'Cavatina' is solent rigged.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 43'4" / 13.2m

Waterline Length:~ 34'5" / 10.5m

Beam:~ 12'11" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 6'7" / 2.0m

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 27,558lb / 12,500kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 302

Designer:~  German Frers

Builder:~  Hallberg-Rassy (Sweden)

Year First Built:~ 1991

Year Last Built:~ 2001

Number Built:~ 181

Owners Association:~ Hallberg-Rassy Owners Association


Beneteau 423

Beneteau 423 cruising yacht'Worry No More', a Beneteau 423 anchored in Deep Bay, Antigua

Hull Type:~ Bulb fin keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 43'2" / 13.1m

Waterline Length:~ 38'6" / 11.8m

Beam:~ 12'11" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 5'7" / 1.7m

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 19,500lb / 8,845kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 19

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 152

Designer:~  Groupe Finot

Builder:~ Beneteau (France)

Year First Built:~ 2002

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Beneteau Owners Club


Beneteau Oceanis 42CC

A Beneteau Oceanis 42CC cruising yacht'Ventolier 3', Beneteau Oceanis 42CC Clipper

Hull Type:~ Wing keel and spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 43'5" / 13.2m

Waterline Length:~ 36'4" / 11.1m

Beam:~ 12'10" / 3.9m

Draft:~ 5'11" / 1.8m

Rig Type:~ Cutter

Displacement:~ 19,845lb / 9,002kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ ?

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 185

Designer:~  Groupe Finot

Builder:~ Beneteau (France)

Year First Built:~ 2003

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Beneteau Owners Club


Hylas 42

A Hylas 42 cruising sailboat'Exit Stage Left', a Hylas 42 approaches the anchorage in Deep Bay, Antigua, West Indies.

Hull Type:~ 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

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 209

Designer:~  German Frers

Builder:~ Queen Long Marine (Taiwan)

Year First Built:~ 1985

Year Last Built:~ ?

Number Built:~ ?

Owners Association:~ Not known


Malo 42

A Malo 42 cutter-rigged sailboat'Dreamcatcher', a Malo 42 Cutter

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 43'2" / 13.2m;

Waterline Length:~ 34'9" / 10.6m;

Beam:~ 13'1" / 4.0m;

Draft:~ 6'5" / 2.0m;

Rig Type:~ Cutter (also produced as Fractional Sloop);

Displacement:~ 30,423lb / 13,800kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 323;

Designer:~ Leif Ängermark;

Builder:~ Malo Yachts (Sweden);

Year First Built:~ 1991;

Year Last Built:~ 2002;

Number Built:~ 33;

Owners Association:~ Not known;


Hanse 415

A Hanse 415 sailboat'Sea for Miles', a Hanse 415 at anchor in Five Islands Harbour, Antigua, West Indies.

Hull Type:~ Bulb keel and spade rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 40'8" / 12.4m;

Waterline Length:~ 37'5" / 11.4m;

Beam:~ 13'8" / 4.2m;

Draft:~ 6'10" / 2.1m;

Rig Type:~ Fractional Sloop;

Displacement:~ 19,621lb / 8,900kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 20;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 167;

Designer:~  Judel/Vrolijk;

Builder:~ Hanse Yachts (Germany);

Year First Built:~ 2012;

Year Last Built:~ in production;

Number Built:~ Ongoing;

Owners Association:~ Hanse Owners Club;


Moody Eclipse 43

Moody Eclipse 43 cutter-rigged sailboatThis Moody Eclipse 43 'Phoebus' is fitted with a double headsail, or 'Solent Rig'.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 42'6" / 13.0m;

Waterline Length:~ 36'1" / 11.0m;

Beam:~ 14'0" / 4.3m;

Draft:~ 4'10" / 1.5m;

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop;

Displacement:~ 23,000lb / 10,433kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 16;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 219;

Designer:~ Bill Dixon;

Builder:~ Marine Projects Ltd (UK);

Year First Built:~ 1989;

Year Last Built:~ 1991;

Number Built:~ 38;

Owners Association:~ Moody Owners Association;


Hylas 44

A Hylas 44 sailboat'Farhaven', a Hylas 44 pulled along under her headsail in a following wind

Hull Type:~ Fin keel and skeg-hung rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 44'2" / 13.5m;

Waterline Length:~ 34'10" / 10.6m;

Beam:~ 13'6" / 4.1m;

Draft:~ 6'11" / 2.1m;

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop;

Displacement:~ 22,320lb / 10,124kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 18;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 335;

Designer:~ German Frers;

Builder:~ Queen Long Marine (Taiwan);

Year First Built:~ 1984;

Year Last Built:~ 1993;

Number Built:~ Not known;

Owners Association:~ Not known;


Trintella 44

Trintella 44 Ketch'Wild Bird', a Trintella 44 Ketch sports a double-headsail Solent rig. They were also produced as sloops.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 44'0" / 13.40m;

Waterline Length:~ 35'5" / 10.8m;

Beam:~ 13'5" / 4.10m;

Draft:~ 7'3" / 2.2m;

Rig Type:~ Ketch;

Displacement:~ 31,966lb / 14,500kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 14.4;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 321;

Designer:~ E. G. van de Stadt;

Builder:~  Trintella Yachts (Holland);

Year First Built:~ 1979;

Year Last Built:~ 1983;

Number Built:~ 24;

Owners Association:~ Trintella Owners Association;


Catalina 400 Mk2

A Catalina 400 Mk2 sailboat under power'Valiant', a Catalina 400 Mk2 leaves Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica, West Indies.

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder;

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass);

Length Overall:~ 40'6" / 12.3m;

Waterline Length:~ 36'6" / 11.1m;

Beam:~ 13'6" / 4.1m;

Draft:~ 6'11" / 2.1m;

Rig Type:~ Masthead sloop;

Displacement:~ 31,966lb / 14,500kg;

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 17.8;

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 181;

Designer:~ Frank Douglas & Gerry Douglas;

Builder:~  Catalina Yachts (USA);

Year First Built:~ 2000;

Year Last Built:~ ?;

Number Built:~ ?;

Owners Association:~ Catalina Owners;


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;


Grand Soleil 39

A Grand Soleil 39 sailboat'Mr X', a Grand Soleil 39, is 41ft overall - not 39 as you might think...

Hull Type:~ Fin keel with spade rudder

Hull Material:~ GRP (Fiberglass)

Length Overall:~ 41'0" / 12.50m

Waterline Length:~ 32'4" / 9.9m

Beam:~ 12'4" / 3.8m

Draft:~ 6'4" / 1.9m

Rig Type:~ Masthead Sloop

Displacement:~ 18,298lb / 8,300kg

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:~ 15

Displacement/Length Ratio:~ 242

Designer:~ Alain Jezequel

Builder:~ Cantiere del Pardo (Italy)

Year First Built:~ 1983

Year Last Built:~ 1990

Number Built:~ Not known

Owners Association:~ Not known


Westerly Oceanlord 41

‘Windward Lady’ a Westerly Oceanlord 41‘Windward Lady’, a Westerly Oceanlord 41

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

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



Island Packet 445

Island Packet 445 cruiserAn Island Packet 445, a high-volume, centre-cockpit cruising yacht designed by Bob Johnson.
Many thanks to Jim Shanahan for this great pic of his boat 'Watermark III'

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:~ ?


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Columbia 43 Mk 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

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

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 (Enderlein)

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 MkI

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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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