The Xc 42 was launched in 2009, following the same philosophy as the Xc 45. The second yacht in the Xcruising range, offers no-compromise comfort and impressive pace combined with ease of handling.
Following extensive feedback from a large group of Xc owners, as well as our own experience over the last 6 years, 2014 marks the launch of the next-generation Xc 42. The new Xc 42 builds upon the success of the Xcruising range with an updated specification including a larger bathing platform, larger hull portlights and new interior styling, which is more open and with more natural light without compromising safety or practicality.
Sam Fortescue, Sailing Today (UK)
Her hull has proven capable and sea-kindly, good for covering the miles. But with her modern, muscular lines, she carries much of the performance DNA of the racier Xp line.
The Xc 42 offers true flexibility. The adaptable sail plan ensures superb pace on all angles, with options including an inner forestay (without runners). The Xc 42 may fly either a 140% overlapping genoa or smaller 108% genoa, 90% self-tacking jib, or asymmetric spinnaker, for relaxing sailing on long bluewater passages and short stopovers, sailing with two crew or a full complement of guests.
Sail area may be easily adjusted thanks to a furling forestay and slab-reefing mainsail, or optional in-boom furling. Anchoring and mooring are also stress-free, thanks to a bow thruster, electric windlass, large bow locker, and optional stern davits for a tender.
The exterior of the Xc 42 also benefits from some updates for 2015, including optional teak on the side decks and coachroofs, as well as new hull and canvas colour choices. The bathing platform has increased in size, and the sandard wheels now incorporate ‘crashbars’ with an option for integrating the throttle and bow-thruster controls.
The cockpit table with central storage, includes compass and handrail with drink holders.
Split mainsheet passes below deck on both sides and is led back to the aftmost cockpit winches.
Stainless steel self-tailing Andersen Winches are part of Xc 42´s comprehensive standard quality.
The large bathing platform is operated by a purchase block system. Below deck storage for a liferaft is accessed from the bathing platform.
The cockpit table with central storage, includes compass and handrail with drink holders. Optional chart plotter and autopilot control can be fitted into the aft end of the table.
Split mainsheet passes below deck on both sides and is led back to the aftmost cockpit winches. Optional vacuum applied teak on the coachroof.
Stainless steel self-tailing Andersen Winches, which can be upgraded to be electrical powered are part of Xc 42s comprehensive standard quality.
Multiple Options. The Xc 42 is offered in two spacious three-cabin layouts, with either a forward-facing or central navigation station, and either a compact WC or extra-generous wetroom-style heads, both accessible from the main saloon.
New interior styling points for 2015 include full LED lighting, both above and below decks. Thanks to new larger hull portlights there is also increased natural light in the saloon and cabins. The galley features new fixtures and fittings, including automatic soft-close drawers, and space for appliances such as a microwave and Nespresso machines.
Owner’s cabin forward, with owner’s head compartment with separate shower including space for an optional washing machine.
Large saloon with seating for 6 around the table, plus additional sofa on starboard side.
Dedicated forward facing nav station with ample space for charts.
Spacious galley with 3-burner stove and optional front opening fridge.
Aft ‘wet’ head with pull out shower.
Spacious aft double cabins with storage under berth.
|Designer||X-Yachts Design Team|
|Hull Length||12.81 m||42'0"|
|Waterline Length||11.47 m||37'8"|
|Beam (max)||4.1 m||13'5"|
|Draft - Shallow||1.7 m||5'7"|
|Draft - Std||2.1 m||6'11"|
|Ballast - Std||5160 kg||11376 lbs|
|Displacement - Light||11400 kg||25133 lbs|
|Engine Diesel||40 kW||54 hp|
|Fuel Tank - Std||250 ltr||66 gal(US)|
|Water Tank - Std||520 ltr||137 gal(US)|