After the impressive European launch with her remarkably fast sea trials, the Catana 42 is now available to Australian and New Zealand multihull enthusiasts.

The Catana 42 recorded nearly 22 knots during recent European sea trials, and the fiery catamaran is demanding attention from buyers, media and industry experts alike with its ability to harness the slightest gust and deliver fast and outstanding offshore performances.

Catana 42 wins Boat of the Year award

The Catana 42 continues to garner international Boat of the Yearacclaim with thecatamaran being recognised in the prestigious US Cruising World Boat of the Year awards. Read more here.


  • L.O.A.12.58 m / 41.27 ft
  • Beam6.9 m / 22.64 ft
  • DraftBoards Up: 0.8 m / 2.62 ft - Boards Down: 2.7 m / 8.86 ft
  • Full Load Displacement9.3 tonnes
  • Main Sail Area70 m² / 753 sq ft
  • Genoa Area42 m² / 452 sq ft
  • Engines2 x 30 hp saildrives
  • Fuel/Diesel430 litre
  • Freshwater670 litre
  • ArchitectsChristophe Barreau

Additional Features

  • Speed

    The Catana 42 sails at incredible speeds due to the comprehensive range of technical innovations, exclusive to the Catana shipyard. The catamaran’s unique beam/length ratio, adjustable daggerboards, tilted and tulip-shaped bows, aerodynamic coach-roof and torpedo-shaped hulls make the Catana 42 a revolution in the marine industry.

    At the cutting edge of recreational boatbuilding, the carbon infusion process, now standard on all Catana models, ensures that the Catana 42 is an incredibly high-performance, light and resistant boat. At 20 knots before the wind, and 12 knots into the wind, the Catana 42 offers its passengers an unrivalled level of comfort and safety for a boat of this size.

Boat layout

  • Owner version Owner version
  • Family version Family version


Posted: 12th November 2013. Review by David Lockwood Overview: Performance, ease of handling and a superior finish. There are two types of cruising sailors: those who plod about on heeling monohulls, and those who reach away on level-deck catamarans. In the increasingly popular realms of cruising cats, many of... read more

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