C&C 42 Custom

LOA: 42' 5”          LWL: 34' 1""

Yacht Name





Second Wind - Mal de Mer, 





MMOTGL Accession Number 

2001.0066.0496 (1-4), 

2008.0012.0101 (1-4), 

2008.0012.0137 (1), 

2001.0066.0498 (1-4), 

2001.0066.0322 (4, 8), 

2009.0012.0022 (1-19)


Designer / Draughtsman

C&C Design Group

Project Manager

"Mazza, Rob : RM"

Year of Design



C&C Yachts Limited


The C&C 42 Custom is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, a raked stem, a raised reverse transom, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder controlled by a wheel and a fixed swept fin keel. It displaces 20,000 lb (9,072 kg). The boat has a draft of 7.00 ft (2.13 m) with the standard keel fitted.[1] The boat is fitted with a Japanese Yanmar 3JH3E diesel engine of 40 hp (30 kW). The fuel tank holds 20 U.S. gallons (76 L; 17 imp gal) and the fresh water tank has a capacity of 80 U.S. gallons (300 L; 67 imp gal). The design has a PHRF racing average handicap of 78 with a high of 71 and low of 81. It has a hull speed of 7.84 kn (14.52 km/h).



Very much involved. The 42 was a development of the 1975 Canada's Cup challenger Marauder which lost to Golden Dazy. I was Project Manager for Marauder and also crewed aboard her for the Two Ton Worlds and the Canada's Cup racing in Detroit. The flush decked Christopher Dragon was a Custom Shop production version of Marauder. I was also project manager on that boat as well, I think. I sailed Bermuda Races and Long Island Sound races aboard her with Butch Ulmer. I also sailed aboard Keith Burley's C&C 42 Genevieve out of RHYC. I remember going into a spreaders in the water broach on that boat in the middle of a spinnaker peel on Burlington Bay! Genevieve is now at the Prince Edward Yacht Club in Picton, ON. So, yes, some involvements with 42s. ;-) 

Rob Mazza March 2022

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