The VALIANT 42RS is the newest
addition to the World's Fines Family of Offshore Cruising Yachts. Unique in
both concept and dimension, the VALIANT 42RS is a result of the marriage of
the offshore proven VALIANT 40, with a Raised Salon deckhouse, unprecedented
in a sailing yacht of this class. Valiant's new custom
fabricated mast rig with anchor/bowsprit provide a maximum sail area and
excellent helm balance. All Valiant spars are through-deck stepped to insure
maximum strength. These combinations give each Valiant plenty of sail power
while keeping things simple enough for a couple to manage and maintain, even
under strenuous conditions. And a full complement of oversize selftailing offshore
winches make it possible for even the smallest member of the crew to trim sails.
The Valiant 42RS incorporates the same proven offshore hull form with a structural
skeg mounted rudder and a state of the art keelfoil. This powerful combination insures
excellent control and tracking on and off the wind. And the external, bolted on lead
ballast provides excellent defense against accidental grounding, while it also allows
for a low stabilizing center of gravity which optimizes performance and safety.