Africat 420

Boat Tests


Builder: Africat


Model Year: 2008

Boat Type: Catamaran

LOA: 42'0"

Beam: 22'0"

Draft: 3'0"

Weight: 26,450 lbs. (w/ standard fuel load)

Standard Power: 2/315-hp Yanmar diesel inboards

Optional Power: 2/ 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS 500s or 2/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS 600s

Fuel Capacity: 630 gal.

Water Capacity: 210 gal.


leather upholstery
Lewmar hatches w/ shades and mosquito screens
hardtop on flying bridge
Marinedeck 2000 cork sole in cockpit and flying bridge
hot/cold cockpit shower
freshwater deckwash
exterior courtesy lights
fishing bumpkin
110-volt 50-amp shore-power cord
Headhunter freshwater MSDs
ice maker behind bar
2/Coolmatic 'fridges and 2/Coolmatic freezers
tank-monitoring system
Raymarine VHF at helm and flying bridge, ST 6001+ autopilot, E120 chartplotter, 24-nm radar, and ST60 speed and depth
AM/FM stereo/ CD w/ Surround Sound
9-kW Onan genset w/ soundshield
600-AH service battery


additional control station in saloon and aft deck
IPS joystick option
Oceanair blinds
Stidd helm chairs
remote-controlled search light
600-gpd Village Marine Tec watermaker
flying-bridge ice maker
in-transom livewell w/ adjacent freezer
Bose Multi System DVD/CD/radio w/ Surround Sound
23.5" daylight-viewable Sunbrite cockpit TV
2/additional Raymarine E120 chartplotters and Raymarine camera in engine room and aft deck

This article originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.