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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Design 2482 - Lacoste 42/Defour 42


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.


Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-2"
LWL 35'-9"
Beam 13'-0"
Draft 7'-6"
Displacement 16,538 lbs
Ballast 7,124 lbs
Sail Area 748 sq ft

34 comments:

  1. We purchased our Lacoste 42 in 1992. Our sailing on the Lacoste Pryde has taken us to the Bahamas twice, Canada, and many other ports on the east coast of the USA. We also know three other Lacostes and one has been as far as Australia. She is a great boat and I wish more were made because more sailors would enjoy the joy we have had since we purchase her.
    Harvey Goldfarb
    Marion MA
    Harvey@hgane.com

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  2. Love the spinnaker. Have Lacoste 42 NOMAD in Newfoundland Canada

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  3. "Sloopy" - 1985 SE in Boston Inner Harbor

    So we found
    1 - Pryde
    2 - Nomad
    3 - Sloopy
    4 - Aquavite is in Aruba
    5 - there is one in Narragansett Bay
    6 - Panache - Philly

    Who have the other 6

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    1. La Fortuna previously named Between the Sheets is in San Diego CA

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    2. My Lacoste 42 is in Portugal. I have it since 2002 and i love her ."Preguiças" which means "laziness" is a beautiful yacht and sail like no other.

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  4. 1.) Pryde- Marion MA ?
    2.) Nomad - Newfoundland Canada
    3.) Sloopy - (ex "cosmic Egg") - Boston MA
    4.) Aquavite - Aruba
    5.) La Fortuna (ex-"Between the Sheets") San Diego CA
    6.) Prequicas - Portugal
    7.) Panache - Philadelphia PA
    8.) Necessity - RI

    Where are the other 4

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    1. Hi
      I bought No07 in Port St Louis (S France) last summer. Ex Agaat, Ex Mango, now BLUE MANGO. Undergoing 10 years of back maintenance and up grade after sailing her to the UK last Autumn. Sails like a demon and love her to bits. Now in Portishead, Bristol UK. Plan to stay local for a while and enjoy the J racing in Falmouth at the end of June.
      John

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    2. Hello,

      I stumbled across this article by chance... I am the owner of Necessity, located in Newport Rhode Island. We bought her near new in St. Croix back in 87. What a fine yacht she has been all these years!

      -Garrett

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    3. Favonius is located in Brickyard Cove, Richmond, CA
      There is another LaCoste 42 in Stockton, CA at the Stockton Sailing Club.

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  5. Greetings

    We the third owners of "Destination" built in 1985. She is based in Blaine, WA on the Canadian border. She is a dual cabin model with a hydraulic centerboard. She has undergone extensive refitting over the past year and we are enjoying cruising in the San Juans and British Columbia.

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  6. Good to see the list getting more and more complete.

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  7. We have squeaks in the side decks? Should I be concerned?

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  8. Having owned heavier cruising boats I was too concerned over squeaks in side decks. Simply put, squeaks mean movement! It is pretty annoying. I did some "exploratory work" through the liner underneath and core all good. However squeak is over bulkheads mainly. Not sure how deck is tabbed to bulkheads!

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  9. Recent pulled off section of toerail where spinnaker sheet was attached. Toerail riveted to deck? Unable to match up old toerail so will replace whole thing. Anyone else do this yet? If so any tips , advice greatly appreciated. Looking at Goiot rail Type 823

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  10. Ex Jelly Fish, 1986 Lacoste 42 Centerboard version was sold in Netherlands

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    1. Hello Nomad,

      I found a Lacoste 42 for sale in Holland. Her present name is Alligator. I think it might be Jellyfish. Has anyone any info on this boat? Who owned her in de US ?

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  11. Ex NIMROD is somewhere in UK. She had keel modified for cruising from deep draft to winged keel. She also has teak decks.

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  12. Hello!
    I am the very happy owner of BILZIG, Lacoste 42 SE, built in 1985 par CN YACHTING FRANCE.
    Bilzig was previously named LA REVERENDE, then KENAVO, and BILZIG till 2005.
    Bilzig is based in La Trinité sur mer,in France and I sail as frequently as possible with this excellent sailship, who also sail like no other.
    So :
    1.) Pryde- Marion MA ?
    2.) Nomad - Newfoundland Canada
    3.) Sloopy - (ex "cosmic Egg") - Boston MA
    4.) Aquavite - Aruba
    5.) La Fortuna (ex-"Between the Sheets") San Diego CA
    6.) Prequicas - Portugal
    7.) Panache - Philadelphia PA
    8.) Necessity - RI
    9.) Bilzig - France

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  13. 1.) 1985 SE Sloopy - Boston MA Dwayne Melcher
    2.) 1985 SE Bilzig - La Trinite sur mer, France
    3.) 1985 Destination - Blaine, Washington Don Rushmer
    4.) 1986 ex Jelly Fish
    5.) Blue Mango - Bristol UK John Kitchen
    6.) 1986 Nomad - New Foundland Canada
    7.) 1986 Necessity - Wickford R.I.
    8.) Panache - Philadelphia PA
    9.) Prequicas - Portugal
    10.) La Fortuna - San Diego CA
    11.) Aquavite - Aruba
    12.) Pryde - Marion MA Harvey Goldfarb

    Hi Nomad, Squeaky deck Port side where I have damaged toerail, so I always thought it was from incident with previous owner. No squeak on Starboard side ! If your Port aft section of toerail is undamaged, and both mid ship toerail fairleads are OK, I need them ! dwayne.melcher@comcast.net "Sloopy"

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  14. Bilzig teak deck is also squeaking on starboard when I walk on it.
    I always heard that noise and it seams to cause no problem.
    (please, excuse my english!)

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  15. Hello everybody, I'm the owner of a lacoste 42 made in 1986, "Le Petit Prince" is based in France. I'd like to know if somebody can give me the polar of these boats "lacoste 42", I didn't find it...
    Thank you!

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  16. Well, thid is getting interesting. There were only 12 ever built, and with mine, we are already at 13, or 14!! Mine is Lucky Dragon, previously Berlewen. Built 1989 and was the Dufour/Sparks Southampton Boat Show boat. Was owned by the Saffrey-Coopers from 1991-2010 and they sailed her to the US, then through the Panama Canal via the Marquesas to New Zealand, then back to the Carribean. She lives on a swinging mooring in the River Yealm, near Plymouth. I will advise build number when next on board. Regards Dominic Crawley dominic_crawley@standardandpoors.com

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  17. Just ran across this site for the first time. I own hull #1 that was, in fact, the boat in the Paris Boat Show mentioned above. I purchased her in 2004 in Quebec, CAN and had her shipped to Northern California. Have kept her name CROC EAU but don't know if it was the original. I've cruised and raced her quite a bit locally, sometimes in some pretty nasty conditions, and haven't had reason to complain about her manners. Also quite easily single-handed. Some years ago, another guy here in N. California called me because he was also trying to make a list. His was named FAVONIUS I believe. I've got his list somewhere and have to find it. He seemed to thing the number of boats to be in the low twentys.

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  18. Hi everyone !
    NEFERTITI, hull # 13 (Built 1990) of the Dufour 42 by Dufour & Sparks is owned by my Parents (Belgian) since 1995.
    They bought it from Dufour yards, La Rochelle in 1995 where it stayed till about 2000, under French registration
    Then it moved to Belgium for a couple of years and registration was changed to Belgian.
    From about 2005, the boat stayed in Barcelona Port Vell till now.
    It is now for sale in Cape D'agde, France where it has attended the autumn boat show last week.
    She is in beautiful condition, professionally maintained, new NORTH sails priced at 75 000 euro.
    I regret having to sell her.
    http://www.capsalon.com/mon-profil/detail/1-bateaux-a-voile/13-occasion/21-%20/576.html

    PS: I got the visit of an elderly French couple from the Languedoc region who have owned hull # 12 till a few years ago. I have no more info about them.

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  19. I have one lacoste 42 in italy. I think it is the only one in italy. Beautiful boat. It was produced by Yatching france bordeaux shipyard 1985

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  20. the name of the boat is Al NA'IR and it stay in PUNTA ALA tuscany Italy

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  21. Just purchased AQUAVIT who has been abandoned in Aruba for 6 years. Poor condition and ready for a big refit. Does anyone have electrical and pluming plan? Aquavit is squeaking a LOT, from basically everywhere... Almost scary... i wonder if it is normal... Seems to be the inner molding against the plywood interior. Anyone knows if the inside fiberglass molding is structural. The dufour guys are so kind they don't bother answering my numerous emails... Thanks!

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  22. Brunocean, congrats on the purchase of AVUAVIT! I am the owner of Necessity located in Newport, RI, I noticed you have been emailing the Dufour guys...What is their contact info? I could not find it anywhere online and I am in need of toe rail repair on my '86 Lacoste 42 and wondered if they could steer me in the right direction.

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  23. Doing doing some hull detailing on Destination, which is now based in Bellingham WA, and discovered that her previous name was Opaa I out of San Francisco. Brunocean, I just had a complete upgrade of all electricals and could put you in contact with my contractor if you are interested, he might be able to provide you plans etc,

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  24. Hello! I am the happy owner of BILZIG, based in LA TRINITE, in Brittany, France.
    I remind you that 12 Lacoste 42 were built by Yachting France in Bordeaux.
    Then around 40 Dufour 42, with the same plans of S/S were built by Dufour shipyards in La Rochelle.
    Yachting France and Dufour are closed and don't build any sailship more...
    They cannot answer your emails.
    I had to change a part of starboard toe rail after an "accident" and the shipyard had to build this part. You can no more find a new one.
    I have detailed plans of Sparkman Stephens, but not electric plans...

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  25. I recently got a precision : Bilzig, a Lacoste 42 SE, was number 11 of the Yachting France Lacoste 42 production, in 1985.

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  26. Oh ! thank you for the precision : I did'not know BILZIG, Lacoste 42 SE, previously named LA REVERENDE, then KENAVO, was number 11. She is always in great condition and we sail as often as possible in South Brittany and North Atlantic.
    François

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  27. I can also give you a precision : 12 Lacoste 42 were built by Yachting France; you can recognize them by a "Lacoste crocodile" drawed on the deck, behind the mast; mine is white. I think the Dufour 42 don't have this crocodile, drawed before the bridge-deck.
    And my spinnaker wares the wondefull giant Lacoste green crocodile.

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