Developed by Michael Dufour this fiberglass production yacht was built by Chantiers Yachting of France as the Lacoste 42. The model was introduced during the Paris Boat Show of 1985.
The boat line was actually developed in great part for the Lacoste clothing brand. Even today, looking at the brand we find reference to this yacht line. From the Spring 2011 Lacoste line we find: Lacoste presents four classic styles from its footwear archive for its Spring/Summer 2011 Lacoste 42 collection. Inspired by the 42 yacht created for the brand in 1985, the four styles include the Broadwick Vulc, Cabestan Twin Cup, Chevel High and Rene Lacoste.
It looks like after the initial "flash in the pan" of a Lacoste branded yacht, production shifted to Dufour Yachts officially. 12 yachts were built during the production run which ended in 1991.
Here are the plans.
Displacement 16,538 lbs
Ballast 7,124 lbs
Sail Area 748 sq ft