The Stanley 42 evolved as a “just the right size” compromise that involved “stretching” a Stanley 39.
In 2007, we were contacted by a summer family attracted to the Stanley style. The 39, though, was too small for the accommodation package they envisioned. Our 44 was too large for their handling requirements, so we “fused” the two boats.
First, we constructed an intermediary section that would lengthen the 39 to 42 feet but retain its narrow beam. The additional space allowed us to incorporate the accommodations and amenities required for this project. The layout has a centerline queen berth forward in an enclosed stateroom. Just aft to port is an over/under berth cabin, faced on the head and standup shower on the starboard side.
A large U-shaped galley abuts the cabin to port. An L-shaped settee looks across to the galley, making it easy to chat with the chef. 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.
We also offer a second layout option, which has a V-berth forward. The galley is situated so that it hits the middle of the forecastle.
The head/shower is across the aisle. This arrangement provides enough space to add private quarter-berths on the port and starboard sides. The berths run partially under the pilothouse sole.
Dining and socializing take place around a dinette/settee in the pilothouse. The open-air cockpit houses a stern seat.
A flybridge is optional in either plan.
Beam 14’ 2.”