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2017 B-Yachts Brenta B42

A$  802,805*
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Carbon rocketship weekender

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  495,000 Tax Paid (A$  802,805) 

The epitome of a cool, fast, contemporary designed “push button” sailing yacht which can be easily handled shorthanded thanks to electric winches, carbon in-boom furling, self-tacking jib and bowsprit-flown gennaker.



Originating from the legendary Milan based Luca Brenta Yacht Design House, the German-flagged JOLE 2 was launched in 2017 and has only seen very light use throughout her short life. She offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase a very rarely available example of the Brenta B42 with a high specification and at what must be a significant saving over a similar new build B42. 


The Brenta B42 was designed to provide a fast yet easily handled and stylish boat but with the ability, unlike her smaller sisterships, to also provide improved levels of stay-aboard comfort for a couple or small family.  JOLE 2 has a striking performance orientated sail wardrobe by Doyle Sails which can be flown from her carbon mast comprising; a fully battened flat head mainsail, self-tacking jib on a roller furler and a gennaker.  She also has additional features such as; an in-carbon boom furling system, electric Harken winches and Cariboni Power pack for the mainsail sheet, vang and traveller for that all important “push button sailing” experience.  Further practical features such as a retractable Bowthruster and electric anchor windlass add to her ease of handling.  Additionally, she has twin carbon steering wheels, an electric marine flush heads, grey coloured caulking to her teak deck and cockpit, metallic grey coloured topsides and cabin superstructure. Her large cockpit area provides for not only great space when under sail but also for whilst at anchor or berthed in a marina.  Her specification highlights include:

  • Composite carbon fibre metallic grey coloured hull.
  • Teak decks with grey caulking.
  • Harken electric winches.
  • Carbon mast.
  • Carbon boom with integrated furling system.
  • Cariboni Power pack for the mainsail sheet, vang and traveller.
  • Pushbutton sail controls at both steering pedestals for the Cariboni power pack.
  • Twin carbon steering wheels.
  • Volvo D1-30 27 hp diesel engine with low engine hours.
  • Saildrive gearbox with a 2-blade folding propeller.
  • Doyle Sails’ fully battened Taffetta Technora flat head mainsail.
  • Doyle Sails’ Taffetta Technora self-tacking jib on a roller furler.
  • Doyle Sails’ Gennaker.
  • Electric anchor windlass.
  • Electronics by B & G with autopilot.
  • Fusion sound system with cockpit and cabin speakers.
  • Galley area with a sink, gas stove and refrigerator.
  • Folding carbon bathing ladder.
  • Retractable mooring cleats.
  • Passerelle.
  • Bimini.



“Being amongst the major players both in term of design and boat construction ... of the last 20 years of high-tech design and built boats process, this team of high professional individuals has decided to team up to propose a new breed of stylish, high performances, easy to use, semi-custom built boats blending past experiences of typical large custom projects solutions into something new. This team strongly believes in spectacular products, which necessarily needs to be supported by high technical standards both in terms of pure naval architectural thus performances and construction solutions. This is the mission. High weight stability, very generous sail plan, great cockpit comfort and pure sailing pleasure mixed with style. The simple pleasure to spend your time sailing differently.


The B42 has been conceived as a 24 hours boat opposed to the 12 hours B38. Similar cockpit spaces as the 38, larger interiors with a separate full standing head and double berth up forward.


All the rest follows the general design philosophy of her predecessor, featuring the controls at the steering systems and, amongst the option the use of composite rigging that improves stability and reduce acceleration improving sailing comfort”

Taken from the B-yachts website




“Both the self-tacking jib and the mainsail are set up with roller furling and the two self-tailing winches for halyards and control lines located to either side of the companionway are both electric-powered. Stepping aboard for the first time, it takes a moment to register that these Harken 50.2STs are in fact the only winches around the deck of the 42-footer.


Extra pairs of hands are not required once underway, either, because the boat is set up with push-button controls for hidden hydraulic systems controlling the mainsheet and traveller, boom vang and jib sheet tension. For each of these functions there is a pair of buttons, one to apply tension and the other to release it. All but the jib sheet are positioned on a console at both steering stations, while the jib controls are also within easy reach, so the person at the helm can operate the yacht without any assistance. That could mean solo sailing, but equally it could cover a boatload of family and friends, none of whom know much if anything about sailing.


Controlling the sail trim completely by button-power is a novel experience and a little unnerving when you are trying to remember which one does what (the hydraulics' response to a command is fast enough to allow you to apply a quick touch of trial and error), but this is an aspect of push-button sailing that would soon become second nature when you spend enough time sailing the boat. And "One of the objectives is trying to minimise the time it takes to go sailing," said Lorenzo Argento, co-founder of the Italian company Luca Brenta Yacht Design, while visiting Sydney for the initial sea trials of the two new B42s.


The B-yacht mission


If the B42's Italian dayboat looks and minimalist setup make you think "Wally Yachts", perhaps it will come as no surprise that the B42's designers were involved in the ground breaking early days of those bigger craft.

Brenta Yacht Design specialises in large custom craft for wealthy private owners, like Ghost, a 122ft Wally B, but over the past few years it has gone into production with the B-yacht range of semi-custom performance cruising boats, from 30 to 60ft LOA.


"High performance, easy to use, semi-custom-built boats blending past experience of large custom projects solutions into something new," says the brochure, also defining the mission as: "High weight stability, very generous sail plan, great cockpit comfort and pure sailing pleasure mixed with style."


"We decided to go for a highly ballasted boat and made it as narrow as we could, while still with accommodation and deck space," Argento explains. "We wanted a very balanced hull shape, because it has to be easy to drive and particularly because such a powerful boat will heel considerably, you really like to have a symmetrical hull shape so it doesn't go ‘funny' when it heels over, which is what more dedicated downwind boats do when they sail upwind.


"We don't have people who sit on the rail, so you need high stability if you want sail area and power."

The B42's ratio of sail area to displacement is quoted as 29.9, while the displacement to waterline length figure is 108.


"The boat is not a downwind flyer as such because there is weight there," says Argento. "We feel that people enjoy the upwind bit and if they want to sail downwind and have fun you really need to set a spinnaker and then you need people." [The B42 does have a fractional gennaker, set from a retractable carbon bowsprit pole.]


"But here you have all these races for white sails; this is something that we don't have in Italy. There the racing is always very serious, while here you have the serious side but also a lot of more relaxed [no-extras] racing. I think this boat is perfect for that, or just to cruise around; whatever opportunity you have."


Into production


Lorenzo Argento says he and his design partners decided to set up production of the B-yachts only after they unsuccessfully sought a builder. "We were strong believers in this concept but nobody wanted to build these boats, so we found ourselves right in the middle of it.


"We found a builder to make the tooling and 48 boats later... nobody's become rich but it's a very good group of people; we have boats in Long Island [USA], boats here in Australia, in the Med, up in Denmark, Moscow, Stockholm...The owners are very specific in what they want, very demanding but also ready to pick up the technology of this boat."


The hull is infused carbon fibre and E-glass epoxy over a Corecell foam core. "We lay all the dry fibres and then we apply the vacuum bag and by sucking the air out and the epoxy resin in, have control of the amount of resin and the weight differences between the boats is minimised," says Argento. Built in female moulds, the use of the infusion process allows the boats to be spray-painted rather than gel coated.


The composites company High Modulus was enlisted in the challenge to maximise the usable interior volume, resulting in a single moulding keel and mast support structure. To achieve this, a finite element model of the hull, deck and internal structure was built and subjected to a variety of loads for detailed analysis.


Ballast is provided by a lead bulb on a fabricated steel blade keel.”


Article by Vanessa Dudley for Australian Sailing September/October 2009 (November 2009)




RCD Status:

  • We understand that the vessel complies with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised B – Offshore (200 miles or less in up to 4-metre seas and wind speeds up to Force 8).


Hull Construction:

  • The hull is infused carbon fibre composite and E-glass epoxy over a Corecell foam core.
  • All the dry fibres are laid out and then a vacuum system is used to remove any air whilst adding epoxy resin to allow for improved weight control.
  • The hull is created using a female mould.
  • The infusion process allows the boat to be spray-painted rather than gel coated. 


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • The deck and cabin superstructure are created using the same process as for the hull.
  • 8mm Grade 1 Teak with grey caulking to the cockpit sole, transom area, side decks and foredeck.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Balanced spade rudder constructed of composite.
  • Stainless-steel rudder stock.
  • The keel comprises; a cast iron blade (approx. 420kgs) with a lead bulb with metallic internal structures (approx. 2,500kgs).
  • High strength steel keel bolts with internal backing plating.




Engine & gearbox:

  • Volvo Penta D1-30 3-cylinder 27hp diesel engine.
  • Freshwater cooled exhaust manifold and seawater cooled exhaust elbow.
  • Thermostatically controlled freshwater cooling system.
  • Tubular heat exchanger with integral expansion tank.
  • Single lever engine throttle control.
  • Saildrive gearbox.


Engine hours & Maintenance:

  • Engine hours: 50 hours as of November 2018.
  • Engine last serviced: September 2018.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Gori 2-bladed folding propeller.
  • 2x Carbon fibre steering wheels.
  • 2x Custom designed pedestals made from composite with a control panel each.
  • Vectran steering cables.
  • Jeffa self-aligning top and bottom rudder bearings.
  • Aluminium emergency tiller.
  • Maxpower bowtruster.




Voltage systems:

  • 12v/220v system charged via the engine, battery charger or via shore power cable.
  • 220v power sockets to the interior.


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 315amp 12v Service Battery and 1x 105amp Engine Start battery linked in parallel.


Battery charger:

  • Battery charger.


Shore Power:

  • 220vAC shore power connection and associated cable.




Bilge Pumps:

  • Electric bilge pump.
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit.


Hot Water:

  • Hot water is heated via an electric immersion heater or via the engine.




Fuel Tank:

  • 1x 100 litre fuel tank.


Fresh Water Tank:

  • 1x 100 litre fresh water tank.


Holding Tanks:

  • 1x Blackwater holding tank.



  • B & G Autopilot.
  • 2x B & G Wind/Speed/Depth multi-displays.
  • 3x B & G displays mounted to the mast. 
  • Windex at masthead.
  • GPS.
  • Helming compass.



  • B & G VHF radio with DSC.





  • 24vDC Electric flush marine heads discharging overboard or to blackwater holding tank.


Interior Lighting:

  • 24vDC LED lighting to the cabin.



  • Fusion sound system with speakers to the cockpit and cabin.




Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 4 berths in the open-plan forward cabin space including two saloon settee berths. Separate heads and galley area.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Light grey colour.
  • Moulded steps to the companionway lead down into the cabin.
  • Parquet style covering to the cabin sole.
  • Sofa/single sleeping berth to both the port and starboard sides of the cabin with light grey Sunbrella upholstery to the cushions.
  • Satin white coloured 5mm think headlining.
  • Leather storage holders to either side of the mast.
  • A double berth to the forepeak area.
  • Ventilation/escape deck hatch.
  • Above one of the saloon sofas is a lift-up panel which hides the boat’s systems’ control panel with the circuit breakers and controls plus digital displays for the fuel, fresh water tanks and batteries.


Galley Area:

  • L-shaped galley area with Corian worktop located to starboard.
  • Low-level and high-level cupboard space.
  • Inset 2-burner gas stove.
  • Top loading refrigerator.
  • Inset sink with mixer tap over.
  • Power sockets.



  • Positioned to the portside next to the companionway entrance.
  • Electric flush marine heads.
  • Wash basin with mixer tap.
  • Locker storage space.




  • Fractionally rigged carbon mast with two pairs of swept back spreaders removing the need for a backstay.
  • Carbon furling boom with a rod vang.
  • Stainless-steel rod standing rigging.
  • Self-tacking jib sheet track to the foredeck.
  • Jib sail roller furler.
  • Concealed below deck mainsheet track to the cockpit.
  • Removable bowsprit for flying the masthead gennaker.
  • Cariboni Power pack for the mainsail sheet, vang and traveller which can be controlled by buttons on the steering pedestals.
  • 6x Jammers partially concealed by the cabin superstructure with corresponding turning blocks for the sheets and halyards.
  • Harken deck gear.



  • 2x Harken B50.2 2-speed electric self-tailing winches controlled via buttons at the steering pedestals.



  • Doyle Sails’ fully battened Taffetta Technora flat head mainsail – approx.65 sqm.
  • Doyle Sails’ Taffetta Technora self-tacking jib – approx. 35 sqm.
  • Doyle Sails’ Gennaker.



  • Stainless-steel stanchions with two rows of guard rails, curved stainless-steel push pits to port and starboard providing backrests for the helmsman.
  • Stainless-steel pulpit.
  • Ensign staff.
  • Folding carbon bathing ladder.
  • Hot water transom shower.


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Electric anchor windlass with remote control concealed in the bow locker.
  • The anchor deploys from the bottom of the boat and so does not require a bow roller.
  • Anchor chain.
  • Retractable aft mooring cleats, the remainder are fixed.
  • Fenders and mooring warps.


Covers, Cushions & Canvas:

  • Light grey coloured cockpit seat cushions by Sunbrella.
  • Bimini.




General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.



Lying: Palma de Mallorca


Available to view strictly by appointment


Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.


Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)

Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210 Email:

Please contact Alex Grabau at +44(0)1590 673715

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