Broadblue 42

Manufacturer: Broadblue Catamarans
Model: 42
Year: 2005
Length (feet): 42
VAT Paid: Not paid
Location: USA

Full Specs

Broadblue 42

The Broadblue 42 combines a powerful, comfortable and safe blue water cruiser with strikingly beautiful lines, quality craftsmanship and elegant joinery. The 42 is designed as a blue water cruiser but its shallow draft attract coastal cruisers who seek comfort and safely during unexpected weather events, short or long distant ocean travels and for its great looks.

Hull #6 has the Owner’s interior layout. The Owner’s layout is designed for the cruising couple who require comfortable and quality accommodations plus accommodations for guests. All of the joinery is in American Light Oak with first class quality and attention to detail. All drawers are dove tailed with solid wood and automatic locking mechanisms to minimize opening while underway.

The sail plan has all the halyard and sheets controls positioned for single or short handed sailing. All of the control lines flow back to a single location that includes line clutches and an electric two speed winch. Raising and lowering the main is simple, easy and quick. Single line reefing (3 reefing points) can be accomplished in the cockpit using the electric halyard winch.

Hull #6 was purchased by owners of Broadblue Catamarans USA and used for their personal use.. The 42, as you would expect, has been meticulous cared for, cleaned, maintained and outfitted with many additional options and features such as generator, air conditioning, custom blinds, blue hulls, radar, separate chart plotter, electric toilets, stainless steel fridge with separate stainless freezer, and much more. The details are contained in the specifications below.

All Broadblue 42’s are constructed to the highest level of the European Recreational Craft Directive, Category A (Ocean) and built using Lloyds approved materials. The strikingly tall fine entry hulls, along with the specially designed underside and extra bow buoyancy, are the result of thirty years of design experience. This design allows the boat to sail or flow over waves with less water over the bow, smoother ride and more control in weather seas. The end result is a beautiful and powerful boat that delivers comfort and safety at sea while operated as a coastal or blue water cruiser.

General Specifications:

Length – 43 feet, Width 22 feet, Displacement 22,430 lbs, Draft – 4’2”, Air Draft – 62’, Fuel – 117 US gallons, Water – 125 US gallons, Mainsail Area – 700 sf, Genoa on furler – 388 sf, Reacher on furler – 775 sf, Cruising Chute, Blue Hulls

Interior Layout:

The Owner’s interior layout provides comfortable accommodations for the cruising couple, shared accommodations for guests and needed storage.  All the joinery is in American Light Oak. The joinery is first class quality and detail. All drawers are dove tailed with solid wood and automatic locking mechanisms to minimize opening while underway.  Teak and Holly style flooring through out the boat. This material requires little maintenance and is extremely durable. 

Owner’s Interior Layout: o Owner’s Hull (Starboard): Aft Stateroom with full berth, hatch with blind and screen, port light, overhead lights, hanging locker, drawers and cupboards, 12v fan, air conditioning and electrical outlet. Functional desk with swing out seat, 12v and 110v outlets, port light and large storage locker are located midships. A large bathroom forward with blue Corian top, mirror, towel rack, port light, lighting, electric PAR toilet with a 21 gallon holding tank, 12v fan and hot/cold water fixtures. A separate large shower is forward the bathroom with door, seat, electric shower pump, hatch with blind & screen and hot/cold water fixtures. Very nice.

Guest Hull (Port): Aft Stateroom with a queen berth, hatch with blind & screen, port light, overhead lights, hanging locker and cupboards, 12v fan, electrical outlet and air conditioning. A shared bathroom and separate shower are located midships. The bathroom is smaller than the owner’s bathroom but has all the same features including the electric toilet, 21 gallon holding tank and Corian surface. A guest stateroom is forward with a full berth, storage underneath, hanging locker and cupboards, overhead lighting, 12v fan, electrical outlet, hatch with blind & screen, port light and air conditioning vent.

Galley: The galley has plenty of space and countertops, the appliances are practically placed, lockers and drawer, and great views through the saloon/galley windows.  Corian solid surface worktop  12v Fan and Electrical Outlet  Double sink with hot/cold fixtures  Two burner Propane Stove with fiddle and heat shield, Propane Oven with gas detector  Cupboards with shelves  Overhead opening hatch with Blind & Mosquito Screen  Pleated Window Blinds  Refrigerator, 12v, Separate Freezer with 12v Keel Cooled Compressor, Both Stainless Steel  10 mm Hardened Glass Forward Windows, 8 mm Hardened Glass Side Windows, set in separate alum frames. One opening window in galley. Note: Glass windows will not glaze like Plexiglas and are designed to withstand ocean loads

Saloon: The saloon is very spacious with seating for 6-8. The seating area is elevated so each seated person can easily see out of the glass windows for nearly a 360 degree view. The beautiful saloon wooden table with walnut insert brings elegance to the area.  American Oak Saloon table, sun burst design, with walnut insert, upgraded with storage under table  Saloon Seating with stowage under, very durable & supple Alcantara upholstery  Air Conditioning  Pleated Window Blinds  10 mm Hardened Glass Forward Windows set in separate alum frames. One opening window in saloon. 8 mm Hardened Glass Side Windows.  LED Lighting  12 v Fan (total of 6 on boat), Electrical Outlet  Aluminum framed glass companionway door

Navigation Station:  Raymarine A70 Multifunction Display  ICOM M602 VHF  AM/FM/CD stereo  Generator and Inverter Controls  Xantrex Battery Monitor Gauge  AC/DC Panel with circuit breakers (50 amp AC panel)  Swing out seat, Chart Drawer, Night Light (red/white)  12v Outlet and Overhead Light  Solar Panel Display Panel  Sony 26 inch Bravia LCD TV

Electrics:  3 Bank Battery Charger (with LiPo settings)  Onan 10.5 Kw Generator with Sound Shield and aqua silent muffler (very quite)  50 Amp Shore Power with cable  Xantrex MS2000, 2kw Inverter with 100 Amp Charger  200 ah LiPo House Battery with management system plus generator start battery  DC & AC Breaker Panel at Navigation Station  4 X 130 watt Solar Panels mounted on hard top with Charge Regulator

Helm:  Raymarine I70 Depth & Log  Raymarine I70 Wind  Raymarine P70r Auto Pilot  Raymarine EV1 electronic compass  Raymarine HD 48nm Color Radar  Raymarine E90 Multifunction Display  ICOM M602 VHF Command Mic  Compass  Double Helm Seat, adjustable  Engine Controls  Hydraulic Steering w Stainless Steel Wheel  Electric Windlass Control

Engines: Engine access from the aft deck hatch allowing easy entry for routine maintenance such as oil & filter changes. Heavy duty enclosure and sound proofing minimize engine noise and heat. 2008 Volvo D2-40 engines (2,000 hours each)  40 hp Volvo Sail Drives (2 of), Auto Props (2)  60 amp Alternators on each engine  200 ah LiPo house battery used to start engines  Automatic Bilge Pump in each engine room  Automatic Fire Extinguisher to each engine room  Fire Retardant Gel Coat  Engine Room Light (fluorescent)

Update: new Volvo d2-40 w zero hours installed June 2018 (starboard)

Sails, Rigging and Spars: The 42 has a large fully battened and roached main sail, genoa on furler and reacher on furler (2 headsails).  Main Sail, fully battened & roached, 700 sf, single line reefing (3 points) New Main installed October 2015  Genoa on Furler, telltales, 388 sf  Reacher on Furler, 775 sf, winch (2) and blocks  Cruising Chute – North Sails w Snuffer and tackle  2 Speed Electric Self Tailing Halyard Winch  2 Speed Sheet Self Tailing Winch (2)  Stack Pack and Lazy Jacks  Mast Steps (all the way to the top)  Anodized Aluminum mast and boom, halyard roller, cleats  Sheaves, blocks & stoppers/cleats for halyards  6:1 mainsheet system with jamming blocks and traveler control lines  Genoa track and cars  Signal halyards  Tricolor, anchor, steaming, and deck flood lights

Deck Fittings:  Heavy duty Simpson Davits  Hard Top Bimini w 2 sliding hatches, interior lighting  Stainless Steel double rail pulpits c/w seats (forward and aft) and boarding gates  Cockpit Cushions and Table  Sun Screen Cockpit Enclosure  Double life lines and stanchions  Self stowing bow roller  Trampoline  Hot/Cold Transom Shower, Port Hull  Teak Inlaid transom steps  5 Mooring Cleats, 4 Springer Cleats, 4 Dock Lines  Self draining and large foredeck, chain, fender & gas lockers (3 lockers)  3 Large Transom Lockers, self draining, see picture  Stainless Steel Coach Roof handrails  Stainless Steel Boarding Ladder  Emergency Tiller and Access Hatch  25kg Rocna Anchor with 100 feet chain, 200 ft Rode  20lb Fortress 2nd Anchor w 10m chain, 125ft rode  Electric Windlass with Helm Control  5 Fenders with lines  4 U bolts on deck and 1 U bolt in cockpit  Water filler and vent  Waste removal deck fitting and vent (2 of)  Port, starboard and stern navigation lights  10’Dinghy with 15hp 4 stroke Yamaha outboard

Services:  Water tank holds 125 US gallons and comes with an inspection hatch, filler and vent.  Pressure water pump to feed the galley and both bathrooms/showers.  12 gph Water Maker, Spectra, 12v, manual with some automatic functions  Propane gas bottles located in forward deck locker that feed stove and oven.  Manual Bilge Pump (2 of) located in cockpit to drain both hull sumps  Automatic Bilge Pump (2) in each engine room  Fuel tank holds 117 US gallons and comes with fuel shut off vales, filters, and filler fitting.

Hulls: The BB42 has the optional Blue Hulls, awesome. All Broadblue boats have solid fiberglass hulls below the water line that are hand laid using powder bound mat, biaxial woven rovings, and isopthalic resin. The solid laminate hulls can range between ½ thick near the water line to over 1 inch thick in areas of higher loading such as the keels and engine room. The same materials are used above the water line and a balsa core is incorporated in the topsides and deck. The hull and deck joint is fully bonded using fiberglass (no mechanical bonding here and the fiberglass eliminates leaking) and is protected with a rub rail. Kevlar is added in high stress areas such as around the chain plates. The structural bulkheads are of vacuum bagged foam core, and when the interior furniture is fully bonded, a light and stiff ‘honeycomb’ structure is created. The 42 has watertight bulkheads and buoyancy compartments fore and aft (4 of). The keels are integrally molded and sealed off from the hulls forming a double bottom. Skegged rudders are hydraulically controlled.

The 42 has strikingly tall fine entry hulls that make for a more comfortable and safer ride in seas. The tall hulls along with the unique underside allow the boat to flow over waves rather pounding through them. The end result is obvious, a powerful and beautiful boat that delivers comfort and safety at sea while operated as a blue water or coastal cruiser.

The Blue Hulls were recently repainted along with 2 coats of clear on the entire hull, bow and transom. Nice and shiny. After splashing in the salt water, just rinse with fresh water and soft brush to bring back the wet looking shiny hull.