2021 Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS

The 42 GLS offers a soft ride and an abundance of luxury features.

December 4, 2020
Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS running offshore
The 42 GLS offers a soft, luxurious ride. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

Largest in the adventurous GLS series from Cruisers, the new 42 GLS clearly shouts “fun on the water.” Certainly, the most visible features are the twin fold-down beach doors that create a spacious swim and lounge platform aft, complete with rear-facing seating. Swim ladders are on each side, and a shower is hidden for rinse-offs.

The cantilevered hardtop, with large sliding fiberglass sunroof, provides full sun protection, and an optional powered Makefast awning slides from the hardtop to cool the transom beach as well.

Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS bow seating
The U-shaped bow ­seating showcases a table that converts into a sun pad. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

The cockpit is unique, with a dinette to starboard that wraps around a custom wood table, while the galley opposite is equipped for entertaining with a grill, fridge drawer, ice maker, sink and storage. Twin bar stools with a counter are thoughtful touches for entertaining.


The skipper enjoys a fully adjustable double bench seat behind a twin all-glass Simrad navigation cluster, with push-button accessory switches and a Mercury joystick for easy maneuvering. Power for the 42 GLS comes from a choice of triple 350 to 450 hp Mercury Verado outboards and, with the midsize 400s, it tops out at 52 mph.

Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS helm
The helm is outfitted with a twin all-glass Simrad navigation cluster. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

The forward cockpit, separated by a gas-assisted opening windshield panel and a lower air-dam door to protect the cockpit from wind, is another full entertainment area. The U-shaped bow seating showcases a table that converts into a sun pad, Rockford Fosgate speakers with volume controls, and multiple cup holders. The settee also transforms into forward-facing seats with an elbow rest. A hidden anchor locker conceals a Genius anchor windlass, which can be controlled by foot buttons or from the helm.

Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS cabin
The cabin features a spacious private stateroom with a custom berth. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts
Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS head
The head compartment features a sink, electric toilet and stand-up shower. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

The cabin is reached through a sliding door with built-in screen, and features a spacious private stateroom with a custom berth, reading lights, and inclined backrests for watching the TV. In the main cabin, a convertible U-shaped dinette becomes a full berth, and both areas enjoy great stowage. The head compartment features a sink, electric toilet and stand-up shower, plus more storage.

Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS aft platform
The twin fold-down beach doors create a spacious swim and lounge platform aft. Courtesy Cruisers Yachts

High Points

  • Beach doors fold out and down to create a spacious platform for easy boarding and swimming.
  • Comfortable overnighting for four people belowdecks, with a full head and shower.
  • Deep-V dual-strake 21-degree hull is soft-riding and dry.
  • Construction is solid and long-lasting, with no wood used in the hull, and a combination of fiberglass infusion and hand layup for maximum strength and durability.


LOA: 42′0″

Beam: 13′0″

Draft (max): 3′7″


Dry Weight: 27,000 lb. (with power)

Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified

Fuel Capacity: 403 gal.


Available Power: Triple outboards to 450 hp total

Price: $928,340 (base with triple 400 hp outboards)

More Information

Cruisers Yachts – Oconto, Wisconsin; 800-743-3478,