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Tanton 42 Express Cruiser





  • Hull Solid Laminate, Hydrex Resin
  • Cruiser Top Balsa Core
  • Bulkheads Balsa Core
  • Deck Thru Bolted
  • Spray Rails PVC/SS Trim
  • Quarter Guards
  • Lifting Rails
  • Sheer Guard
  • Floors, Balsa Core
  • Aft Cabin Bulkhead


  • Hull & Deck Gelcoat, white
  • Boot Stripe Choice of color
  • SS Cleats (6)
  • Bow Sprit & Anchor Mount
  • PVC Cap Rail/SS Trim
  • Portholes (5)
  • Hatches (2)
  • Stainless Grabrails
  • Windows (15) center windshield opening
  • Doors (2), sliding
  • Eyebrow, varnished teak
  • Hawse Pipes
  • Windshield Wiper
  • SS Rudder
  • Windlass, low profile


  • See options for choice of Engine
  • Installation
  • Aluminum Engine Mounts
  • Shaft AQ22
  • PSS Dripless Shaft
  • Drip Pan
  • Fuel Filter, Dual Racors 1000 MA
  • Wet Exhaust with 8" Muffler
  • Seacock with Thruhull, Tail Piece & Strainer
  • Sound Insulation
  • Fuel Tanks, Fiberglass 150 gallons each
  • Engine Room Blower
  • Morse Control, single
  • Propeller
  • Battery, High Crank
  • Watertanks 70 gallons
  • Tank Tender, Fuel & Fresh water


  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Bilge Pumps (2)
  • Bilge Alarm (2)
  • Fresh Water System
  • Washdown Pump
  • Engine Bilge Pump


  • Cherry Veneer & Formica on Baltek Panels
  • Teak & Holly Cabinsole
  • Overhead Liner
  • Stove, Propane
  • Refrigerator/Freezer (Holding Plates)
  • Upholstery
  • SS Sink
  • Faucet
  • High Quality Foam
  • Fabrics, Owners Choice


  • Vacuflush Toilet with  Holding Tank & Pumpout
  • Fixtures
  • Shower, molded
  • Sumpump
  • Wastetank


  • System to ABYC Standards
  • Navigation Lights
  • Tinned Wire
  • Distribution Panel
  • Batteries, House
  • Battery Charger
  • Shore Power, 110V 30 Amp
  • Transformer
  • 110 Outlets
  • 12 V Outlets
  • 12 V Lighting
  • Telephone, TV outlets
  • Courtesy Lights


  • Dock Lines
  • Fenders (4)
  • Fire Extinguisher (2)
  • Ensign with flagstaff

Full Commissioning


Here are just a few of the comments received about Tanton from professionals in the trade:

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"Yves-Marie de Tanton is one of the great designers but not exceedingly well known outside the trade. He pioneered the unstayed carbon fiber Cat-Ketch rig. He specializes in the sort of intensely personal custom designs that keep his customers coming back."    S. C. B.

"Yves-Marie is a very talented designer with lots of fresh ideas, a guy worth keeping tabs on."   D. S

"Tanton has designed some of the world’s fastest and most exotic racing yachts. This gives Tanton a most unusual perspective on design features for esoteric cruising boats."  R. H.  P.

"I had the pleasure of working with Yves-Marie when I was on the East coast. I must say that my own drawing style and design approach was markedly influenced by the six months that we worked together. Yves-Marie probably draws the fairest set of lines that I have ever seen. His lines gallery are truly works of art."  B. P.

"Tanton has never been accused of surrendering to convention."  Q. W.

"Tanton has already designed five boats for me and currently designing two more. This speaks for itself."  B.  G.

"Tanton had met the criterion creativity and had offered a highly professional design that would provide a two-person crew a uniquely capable world cruiser."  B. W.

"Un Franšais, Yves-Marie TANTON, s'est installÚ Ó la Mecque des U.S.A. : Newport. Il compte parmi les meilleurs."   G. R-D

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