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The M242 is a 24-foot, high performance, family-oriented day racer and weekender. Over 250 have been built since 1981, and there are large fleets on the West Coast of Canada and the U.S. The M242 Class is unique in that it has very rigid class rules to control expense and ensure even competition. The total sail inventory consists of a main, jib and spinnaker. The roller-furling jib dramatically simplifies boat handling and encourages family crews. With a PHRF handicap of 150-156 seconds per mile, it seems that the PHRF handicappers certainly respect the performance ability of the M242.
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M242 is FAST: The boat is an ultra light with a narrow hull, fine entry, and wide stern sections aft, coupled with a tall fractional rig, big mainsail, small jib, and a 210% spinnaker. This equates to a design that can attain 19 knots of boat speed in big breeze and following seas – definitely in the "E" ticket category!
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Easy and Fun To Sail: When the M242 goes around the weather mark you roll up the smallest sail and replace it with the biggest one. How easy is that? The smart design of the sail plan, coupled with a 1ft. "penalty" pole, makes the 210% spinnaker a delight to trim in all breezes worth racing in.
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Affordable: The mantra from the beginning has been quality workmanship, quality hardware, and "keep it simple". And simple it is. This is one reason why the M242 is able to maintain a price lower than boats smaller in size.
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Class Rules: "The M242 was created as a strict one-design class. The intent is that all boats will be equal and that competition will be a true test of crew, not boats and equipment. Any effort to alter the boat or it’s rigging, except as specifically permitted by these rules, is prohibited.
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Base Boat Includes: White fiberglass gelcoat hull and deck, lead keel, fiberglass rudder w/SS shaft, Harken deck hardware, 2 winch handles and holders, Spinlock tiller extension, drop down teak hatch boards, side bunk boards, clear anodized aluminum mast and boom, standing rigging, light weight aluminum spinnaker pole, complete set of running rigging, 15in Windex, 12v battery with complete electrical system, waterproof 4-swiych panel, 12v adaptor, running lights, outboard motor mount and bracket, SS bow, stern, and foot rails, smoked Plexiglas hatch and back rest, 2 storage baskets, complete set of Ullman racing sails.
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See Photos of Zip, an 18 year old M242, transforming into
the perfect plug for our new molds.

 

Brack Ducker
“Although I have owned and
raced both the M242
and “Grand Prix” boats...,
I have always preferred the M242."

Brack Duker >>>


Keith and Peter Kramer
"I get to'race for inches'
with my whole family."

Keith Kraemer>>>

See the M242 In Action
Watch the 25th Anniversary Celebration Video

Mark Sands
“I bought my M242 on a lark, not knowing anything about it..."
Mark Sands >>>


Mary Kate Scott
“What I love about the M242
is that I can sail it with my girlfriends, experienced crew, or total beginners,
and it’s always enjoyable.

Mary Kate Scott >>>


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M242 SPECIFICATIONS
LOA
24'2"
LWL
19'3"
Beam
8'0"
Draft
4'9"
I
27'6"
P
30'0"
E
12'0"
J
7'3"
Displacement
2500lbs
Ballast
930lbs
Sail Area
280 sq ft
Headsail
110%
SPL
8'3"
Designer: Don Martin
LOA
7.4 M
LWL
6.2 M
Beam
2.44 M
Draft
1.45 M
I
8.38 M
P
9.15 M
E
3.66 M
J
2.21 M
Displacement
1136 Kg
Ballast
423 Kg
Sail Area
26 sq M
Headsail
110%
SPL
2.52 M
 

The M242

The 2005
M242 North Americans
Over 30 boats on the Line!
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