The Catamaran Alpha 42 incorporates a lot of interesting features not usually associated with production catamarans, including wave-piercing bows; multi-chine hulls; separate, private entryways for the two aft staterooms; and a choice of either high-performance dagger boards (which draw 6’ 8” when lowered, or just 28” when raised) or fixed, low-aspect mini keels (with a 3’ 6” draft).
The bareboat charter Alpha 42 is a fast catamaran. Some of the speed enhancements include an integrated carbon-fiber bowsprit for off-wind sails, an optional carbon rotating mast and lightweight synthetic rigging. In a further nod to performance, all the heavy stuff like fuel and water tanks, and the batteries have been centered in the boat to reduce any pitching or inertia.
Paul Van Dyke of North Sails, another wizard in the world of state-of-the art cats, designed the sails, including the self-tacking working Solent jib. Saving weight was clearly a priority, and with a light displacement of just over 9 tons, it’s clear the builders succeeded in that goal. The mast is an ICW-friendly 62’ off the water.
The BVI new bareboat model is a four cabin two heads that accommodates up to 8 people. The en suite bathrooms have separate shower and head compartments, so one person can have a shower and the other can clean their teeth without getting wet! The U shaped galley opens directly into the cockpit which is completely protected from the sun and elements. There is air conditioning throughout. Forward there is seating as well as the trampolines for lazing and relaxing.