Work on the second new design began in the fall of 2007 for a family who summers in Maine.
The challenge was to provide an accommodation plan for the Stanley 39 that would fulfill their requirements. Several attempts verified that the Stanley 39 would not provide enough space for their needs. Another effort, which involved the Stanley 44, had the required space but the size of the vessel itself derailed the plan. We decided on a compromise, the end result is a fusion of the two boats. Stretching the Stanley 39 three feet, thus creating the new Stanley 42, enabled us to incorporate the accommodations and amenities required for this project. By adding length, retaining a narrower beam and keeping the overall volume down allowed Williams to develop the size requirements one would find in the Stanley 44 and retain the smaller overall dimensions of the Stanley 39. It is a new dimension in design, size and space that incorporates all the fine details and performance qualities that characterize Stanley boats.
The layout has a centerline queen berth forward in an enclosed stateroom. Just aft to port is an over/under berth cabin opposed by the head and standup shower. The large U-shaped galley abuts the cabin to port and the crew can keep tabs on the chef from the L-shaped settee that looks across to the galley. An enclosed pilothouse has helm and navigation seating and ample room to add a settee or navigation table. The open air cockpit houses a stern seat and access to the flying bridge.
The second layout has a V-berth forward. The galley came to the middle of the forecastle with the head/shower across the aisle to port. This gives space to add port and starboard private quarter berths which run partially under the pilothouse sole. Dining and socializing takes place around a dinette/settee in the pilot house. The cockpit remains the same as in the previous layout. A fly bridge is optional in either plan. With the modern innovation for engines and drive trains, the new Stanley 42 should be a favorably received vessel.