The Dibley Design Advantage

Eagle 42' Performance Cruising Yacht

Designed in conjunction with Eagle Boatbuilders, this comfortable Coastal Cruising Yacht will also have the performance to satisfy the demands of even the most competitive of sailers.


The hull is designed with a ‘V’ shaped entry, a moderate beam and a well-balanced hull volume distribution. This allows good load carrying capacity without affecting the performance characteristics of this easily driven hull form.

A double swept spreader rig with no backstay supports the
carbon mast. This allows a large roach, fully battened main to be used alongside the self-tacking headsail. With a Sail Area Displacement ratio of 24, this design will perform as well in light air as it does in the heavy. Sail handling can be done single handed from the helm stations and furling is by way of a furling headsail and either a leisure furl boom or using the ‘lazy jack’ system.

Eagle 42 Sail


The aft cockpit provides comfortable sheltered seating for six with additional separate seating for the helmsman. A large storage locker is provided under the port seat. A liferaft / storage locker is built flush into the cockpit sole. The partially open transom allows the crew to get in out of the water or dinghy with ease while still allowing helm seating and security when underway. A traveller track on the cockpit sole removes the mainsheet system from ‘knee level’, which frees up space for seating etc….. Single or twin wheel helm options.

A notable feature of the accommodation is the pilothouse saloon. Creating a delightful day living area with panoramic views through the tinted windows, a lot of time was spent ensuring that site lines and sheer area were not compromised. On the starboard side, ample seating is provided for five around a centrally located table that converts to a double berth when required. To further seats can be pulled out to increase numbers when required.

On the portside the galley area is an easy transition from the saloon. The galley is compact and easily workable with plenty of storage space.
Two double berth cabins lie aft to port & starboard adjacent to the cockpit.

Going
forward and stepping down a level, lays a settee/berth to port and a large head/shower unit to starboard. A double berth cabin is located forward and is served by a hanging locker on the port side.

The
Yanmar 75HP Saildrive is located beneath the companionway and is accessible on all sides. Diesel and water tanks are positioned either side of the yacht, under the saloon sole and in the keel.

SPECIFICATIONS AND PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS
LOA 12.80 m 42’ - 0”
LWL 11.31m 37’ - 1”
Overall Beam 4.28 m 14’ - 0”
Draft 2.20 m 7’ - 3”
Displacement (1/2 load) 8,500 kg’s 18,740 lbs
Sail Area (Main and fore triangle) 88.50 sq.m. 952.60 sq.ft.
Power 75 hp Sail Drive
Fuel 350 litres
Water 400 litres
Disp/Length 163
SA/Disp 24