1991 42ft Concordia
50hp Yanmar diesel
This is one of 2 all kevlar race boats built by concordia
This is hull #1
This 42 has tons of racing history with mulitple 1st place wins including the Edgartown race, NYYC Cruise, PHRF N.E Championships, Newport N.O.O.D. Regatta.
Won the Herreshoff Medal for overall performance award
The hull is laminated from unidirectional and biaxial 'S-Glass' skins,vacuum bagged over H-80 Divinycell crosslinked foam and AL-600 Baltek cores above the waterline,and H-80 and Airex foam below. There are high concentrations of unidirectional 'S-glass (in lieu of carbon fiber, along the hull backbone and bilge stringers. An intergrated gridwork of deep keel floors, partial bulkheads, longitudinals, and ring frames supports rig and keel loads, controls headstay tension, and prevents shell distortion.
The deck is a similar laminate of 'S-Glass' skins over the same H-80 Divinicell and AL-600 cores used in the hull. Unidirectional 'S-Glass' Reinforces deck stringers, which take the heavy compression loads from the headstay and backstay, and which are continuous from stem to stern. All laminates are vaccum bagged and post cured, and epoxy resins are used throughout.
Both T-42's Boast a ballast/displacement ratio of over 60%, and nearly half the ballast weight is carried inside the hull. Most of this inside ballast is carefully shaped to fit the hull and very heavily glassed in place, forming a 'lead core' beam supporting the mast step, and massive lead and glass 'backing plates' distributing the keel bolt and grounding loads over a large area of hull shell. This ballasting approach results not only in a remarkably robust structure, but also in a substantial speed advantage upwind, due to an unusually 'soft' motion in a seaway resulting from the low pitch moment of inertia. Also contributing to the high stability and low pitch moment are a very sophisticated four spreader Hallspar rigs.