Another cruising wonder from the stable of Stephen Jones, first launched back in 1999 she marked the start of a slightly new direction for Rustler and the start of a long standing relationship with Rustler and Stephen. The design ethos was to create something which was classic looking but with a modern twist and the result was a lovely yacht that sails well and beautifully in all conditions.
The Rustler 42 is of course a classic looking yacht with a high bow and elegant sheerline leading aft to an overhanging transom. Her coachroof is low, maintaining her elegant look but it is long and wide creating plenty of space below decks. Below the water she has a long encapsulated fin keel and large skeg hung rudder, enhancing her grip on the water and fantastic upwind performance.
Her rig setup is powerful but easily handled by a couple. She comes cutter rigged as standard, giving a huge range of sail plan options. She bares all the Rustler ethos and philosophy first seen in the Rustler 36, including the well regarded sea kindly motion.
Below decks, you descend the companionway to the very well thought through galley to port which has been designed to be the perfect space for cooking at sea. Opposite the galley on the starboard side is the forward facing chart table, which has been specified to be the correct size to take a folded admiralty chart. Every detail is thought through. Aft of the chart table is a pilot berth and the day heads. The pilot berth has a purpose built chart drawer underneath. The heads which is a wet room and is practically located at the bottom of the companionway and has specific storage for wet weather gear.
Moving forward you have the magnificent saloon which can comfortably seat 8 around the beautifully hand crafted drop leaf table. Plenty of stowage all around the saloon with specific book, bottle and glass storage and lee cloths to port and starboard seats fitted as standard.
The master cabin is forward and has a large double V berth with ample stowage beneath. Being the master, the cabin has an en-suite which has its own separate shower. The cabin also features a vanity unit and seat! Being a two cabin yacht, her 2nd cabin is aft and entered aft of the galley. There is plenty of headroom and stowage as to be expected from these fine cruising yachts.
|LOA:||42ft – 12.81m|
|Beam:||13ft 4in – 4.06 m|
|Draft:||6ft 2in – 1.89 m|
|Ballast:||10300lbs – 4671kg|
|Displacement:||26000lbs – 11791kg|
|Main:||440sqft – 40.88sq.m|
|Yankee:||536sq ft – 49.80sq.m|
|Genoa:||670sq ft – 62.25sq.m|
|Staysail:||179sq ft – 16.63sq.m|
|Hull:||A hand laid up system, using glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) in accordance with Stephen Jones construction drawings and using Lloyds approved materials.|
|Deck:||Glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) using hand laid up system.|
|Sails:||Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs and Selden MDS car system. Cutter rig standard. UV protection to yankee and staysail. Furlex 300S furling gear to yankee, hanked on staysail. Mainsail cover.|
|Spars:||Anderson 28ST mast winch with clutch above. All standing rigging stainless steel 1 x 19 10mm wire throughout and including forestay, cutter stay, forward and aft lowers, cap shrouds and backstay.|
|Deck Wear:||Anderson 58ST sheet winches. Stemhead fitting in stainless steel with bronze rollers. Pulpit and pushpit in stainless steel.|
|Engine Options:||Nanni N4.50 (50hp) diesel engine with 2:1 mechanical gearbox.|
|Engine is flexibly mounted with built-in drip tray.|
|The engine is located over the keel, perfect for weight distribution.|