Doug Peterson designed several of Baltic’s earlier cruiser-racers, often based on pure racers. The
inspiration for this, his first model for the company, was his Admiral’s Cup design of 1983. The 42DP replaced an earlier C&C cruiser of the same length. She was ‘detuned’ from full racing spec and fitted out to take on the oceans of the world in the greatest comfort, but still with good performance. Her 2.4m (8ft) draught can be restrictive in some areas. Below decks there is an owner’s suite aft and guest or crew accommodation forward. In-between is a huge saloon with a great galley and ocean-going chart table. The low and narrow coachroof with small windows makes the interior a little dark. A very few centre-cockpit versions were built. The design is still a sharp performer on the club circuit.
LOA 42ft (12.8m), LWL 34ft 6in (10.49m), beam 13ft 4in (4.00m), draught 8ft (2.41m), displacement 18,400 lb (8,350kg). Price guide: £80,000 to £105,000. YM Test Report January 1983.