More good news: The 42 Motoryacht has a semi-displacement hull, so the boat is faster than pure trawlers. With a single 420-bhp Cat 3126 diesel, it hit a top speed of 15.7 mph. The best rpm setting is 2400, at which the boat ran 12.8 mph with a range of 411 miles. Extra efficiency is gained from the use of lightweight foam coring in the hullsides, deck, and flying bridge. The 42 Motoryacht is built for extended living aboard. There's lots of stowage, including a mammoth in-sole locker adjacent to the galley. The microwave/convection oven saves galley space. Besides, no one bakes on a boat. At 8'4" wide, the aft stateroom is larger than some Manhattan studio apartments and it sports a berth wider than a typical queen. Fore and aft heads are all molded with standup showers and electric toilets, but where the outlet hoses for the heads pass through the sole, the sealant was poorly applied.