Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 12.76 m
LWL: 10.97 m
S.A. (reported): 74.04 m²
Beam: 4.22 m
Displacement: 9,299 kg
Ballast: 3,765 kg
Max Draft: 1.83 m
Construction: FG
First Built: 1989
Last Built: 1995
# Built: 477
Builder: Catalina Yachts (USA)
Designer: Nelson/Marek / Catalina

KLSC Leaderboard

KLSC Leaderboard

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JHBE
Type: Diesel
HP: 44
Fuel: 148 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 17.09
Bal. / Displ.: 40.49
Disp: / Len: 196.15
Comfort Ratio: 25.38
Capsize Screening Formula: 2.03
S#: 2.76
Hull Speed: 8.04 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,778.98 pounds/inch

calculation mobile

2 nd ad half width

3rd ad full width

Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 16.15 m
J: 5.00 m
P: 14.25 m
E: 4.72 m
S.A. Fore: 40.38 m²
S.A. Main: 33.66 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 74.04 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.09
Est. Forestay Length: 16.91 m

Sailboat Links

Designers: Nelson Marek
Builders: Catalina Yachts
Associations: Catalina 42 Owners
Related Sailboats: CATALINA 42 MK II
Download Boat Record:


The CATALINA 42 is an adaptation of an earlier racing hull designed by Nelson/Marek with a new deck and coachroof, interior and rig. A MK II versions was introduced in 1995 (hull #480).

It is thought that more than 1000 CATALINA 42's (including MKII) have been built, making it one of the most popular sailboats in this size range ever!
Wing keel: draft: 1.47m/4.83'.