42° South – GP42

42° South is a fully optimised, grand prix racing yacht, that has been developed and tweaked to fit into the new Fast40 box rule, that is taking the race boat world by storm. She has undergone substantial optimisation work to re-mode the boat to the top of the rating band with a focus on weight reduction.

Unrecognisable from her original GP42 class days, her current owner has totally transformed the boat and modernised just about every on-board system, having seen the potential in this hugely quick Reichel Pugh hull design.

A multiple race winner this year and a new 2017 ultra-high modulus rig, means this boat will stand on the top rung of any IRC fleet, given half the chance by her crew. 

She is ideally suited to grand prix, inshore racing and is perfectly poised to continue to race in the Solent based Fast40+ fleet or to join any Fast 40, IRC or ORC fleet around the globe.

Photo courtesy of Paul Wyeth Photography


  • IRC Handicap 1.270
  • Full carbon/epoxy/foam hull
  • Hall Spars ultra-high modulus mast
  • B&G Instrumentation including new H5000 system
  • 4 x 20/20 mast displays
  • 2 x cockpit FFD displays (1 x companionway bulkhead, 1 x pedestal mounted)
  • 2 x 10/10 aft runner displays
  • Harken winches and pedestal system
  • Expedition software and ruggedized deckscreen
  • Full deck layout refit Keel fin replaced to increase draft to 3m
  • New deflector system and magic wheel at base of mast

North Sail Wardrobe

  • Main – Race 2017 3Di North Sails
  • Main – Race 2 2016 3Di North Sails
  • J1-J4
  • A1.5 A2 A4
  • Code 0
  • Heavy weather/storm gib
  • Spin stay sail
  • Genoa stay sail


  • UK 2019 including Fast40 Series