Friday, January 20, 2012

Design 2095-C2 - Tartan 42

A bog follower has asked us to post some information about the Tartan 42. So here you have it. The Tartan 42 was introduced in 1980. It was conceived as a slightly bigger (stretched) version of the venerable Tartan 41, with a more luxurious interior, extended deckhouse with a shoal draft "Scheel" keel as standard and a deep keel as optional. 34 hulls were built during a production run that ended in 1984.

Here is a copy of the brochure. As always please double click for larger view.

Here are the plans.

And here's a peek at a keel schematic for the Scheel keel. I will draw your attention to the section at the center of the drawing which gives a good indication of the shape.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-0"
LWL 32'-0"
Beam 12'-3"
Draft 5'-0" (Scheel keel) 6'-11" (deep keel)
Displacement 22,000 lbs
Ballast 9,200 lbs
Sail Area 759 sq ft


  1. As a UK follower of your blog it's such a pity, few or any of these yachts ever made our waters. They are the epitome of sensible performance cruising yachts and a far cry from the 'sailing' motor homes on offer today. Alas long gone are the days when designers and boat builders actually put some intelligent thought into what makes a good comfortable, fast and weatherly family cruising yacht with comfortable sea berths, good secure galley, proper chart table and well thought out head.
    A great boat which has it all, and an undiscovered classic! Very pretty too.

  2. Thanks for posting this. Now I know what our design number is. We have hull #28 that was badly ignored for some time so it's taking us longer than we had hoped to get her ready to cruise, but when we're done we'll have both a beautiful and seaworthy yacht.

    S/V Kintala

  3. Beautiful design all the way around. I hope to find other owners, I have hull #22.
    Mike aboard S/V MOORGLADE

  4. For other owners, I can be reached at Mike

  5. Mike,

    Happy to connect. I have T42, #29, Serenity out of Boston.

    Greg Martin

  6. Hull 017 here, in Chesapeake Bay.