Trader Motor Yachts' most successful model, the Trader 42 Signature has undergone a comprehensive reinvention and the new version has been unveiled at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.
The Trader 42 Signature is a landmark model in the 35 year history of the Trader brand and
has become one of the most popular craft in her class. The semi-displacement cruiser has a
hull designed by renowned naval architect Tony Castro and is CE category A rated. This
exceptionally versatile passagemaker can be run by a couple and accommodate six in
With one standard Trader 42 Signature having been selected as motor yacht of choice by
the Cruising Club of Switzerland and clocking up over 40,000 miles at sea over five years,
her cruising credentials are well proven. As well as being very accomplished on the open
water, the 3.5m air-draft of the standard boat opens up inland waterways, including routes
through France to the Mediterranean.
This year’s updates to the Trader 42 Signature are all designed to further develop the Trader
42 Signature’s appeal as a cruising yacht and a home afloat. There are over 120
enhancements to the boat on board, focused on comfort, ease of use and refinement. The
development program has been informed extensive feedback from owners as well as
making use of the best technologies and equipment now available.
The new glazing features enhance the Trader 42 Signature’s purposeful exterior lines while
also delivering outstanding sea views from the interior - with an impressive 15ft2 of glazing in
the master suite alone. Life on board also benefits from a new central heating system which
provides far greater versatility then conventional methods.
Underway, a docking joystick which controls the propellers and bow thruster delivers
unrivalled manoeuvering control. The system has been developed by Cummins and is
matched to their latest 6.7 QSB power units, now offered in ratings up to 480hp per engine
for 25 knot top speeds. Noise and refinement levels are greatly reduced by a new
proprietary underwater exhaust and the Sea Torque enclosed shaft system that isolates the
engines from the propeller thrust, allowing much softer engine mounts to be used. Zero
speed stabilizers are also now available as an option.
The Trader 42 Signature is available with numerous internal and external options for
personalization including convertible soft top, hardtop or flybridge and two or three
stateroom layouts. All variants feel remarkably spacious and demonstrate the Trader “home
from home” design philosophy. A comprehensive cruising inventory is specified as standard,
including domestic appliances, generator and navigation suite.
Trader Motor Yachts’ CEO Toby Chappell said “Following the diverse voyages of the Trader
42 fleet has been a great pleasure and source of pride over the past few years. The new
features and equipment are state of the art and will enhance the cruising experience and life
afloat for our adventurous owners.”
You can view this model at the Trader Motor Yachts office, in Southampton, UK.
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Trader 42 Signature
Length Overall 13.3 m
Beam 4.3 m
Air Draft (mast down) 3.5 m
Displacement (light) 14,000 kg
RCD Category A
Price: From £475,000 ex VAT, with twin CUMMINS QSB6.7 @ 380hp
CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION :
Trader Motor Yachts Ltd.
UK Tel: +44 (0) 3332 401696
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