Beneteau Oceanis 42CC


Bénéteau’s centre-cockpit models are generally designed as a home from home for two to four people, and the 42CC’s high-volume hull has plenty of space. Stowage is good and she has a decent galley and spacious aftercabin. On deck she boasts a fold-down boarding platform and steps. While performance under sail is not outstanding, she is a big, comfortable boat, and is easily handled by a small crew.

LOA 12.7m (41ft 8in), LWL 11m (36ft 3in), beam 3.9m (12ft 8in), draught 1.8m (5ft 9in), displacement 9,000kg (19,840lb). Price guide: £90,000 to £110,000. YM Test Report July 2002.