March 18, 2010

New Model: Ritchie Howell 42 Express

Custom Carolina builder Ritchie Howell completed its 42 Express in the last December month of 2009. This express was built for an owner who made the upgrade from an eight metre production boat, to a thirteen metre custom made to measure build. A big change not only in size but also concept, of what is a boat made to your wishes. The 42 Express was built to the usual Ritchie Howell cold mold jig method, with structures in wood covered with fibre glass and epoxy. Interior wise the owner opted for a three berth forward cabin, custom couch in saloon, shower head, and large galley which also features an ice maker, Subzero freezer/refrigerator, and a custom granite counter top. Inside finishing is figured cherry wood cabinetry. Interesting is also the more to the standard sized mezzanine feature on the aft deck. The 42 Express is also equipped with latest Sportfish amenities like tackle rod storage throughout, Release Marine helm, Release fighting chairs, Rupp riggers, custom tower with second station controls, in-transom kill box, freshwater ice maker with ice dump for fish box, and a cockpit bait freezer. Performance is respectable to the usual custom standards with twin 775hp Cats giving a 40 knots top speed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.0 m (42.9ft)
Beam - 4.47 m
Draft - 1.04 m
Displacement - 16329 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2933 l
Water Capacity - 378 l
Accommodation - 3 berths in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 Acert 775hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max, 30 knots cruise
Construction - cold mold jig method
Design - Applied Concepts