Legacy 42 IPS


Legacy 42 | Performance

Designed to Outperform in Every Category

The IPS Advantage

Even the most devoted boaters occasionally wish for more speed from their boats, maybe a little less noise and certainly better fuel economy. And in a crowded marina on a windy day, backing down into tight slip, who hasn’t wished for an edge in the maneuverability department? Now you can expect this and more with the car-like handling of the Legacy 42 IPS.

42-performance-iconThe complete, integrated Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) includes twin Volvo diesel engines; steerable drive pods; twin counter rotating, forward facing propellers; through the drive water and exhausts; electronic steering system; shift and throttle. And a joystick that makes driving a joy.

These components can deliver up to 20% higher top speed that an inboard shaft driven boat, 50% perceived sound level, 30% reduced fuel consumption and almost unimaginable handling in close quarters.

Translation; more fun, more confidence at the helm, fewer trips to the fuel dock.

Performance Data | Legacy 42 IPS 400 (Twin 310 HP)

3150 RPMS at cruise
28.7 knots cruise speed
19.5 gallon fuel burn at cruise
29.5 knots top speed
601 nautical mile range at cruise


Extraordinary Quality

The Legacy 42 hull and deck are built using all modified epoxy resins, uni-directional and bi-directional e-glass all sandwiched on synthetic coring. The carefully placed and locally reinforced laminate stack is infused under vacuum in one shot to build the lightest and strongest composite possible. In all areas where through hull fittings or hull penetrations are located the core is omitted and locally reinforced with a heavy solid glass laminate stack, further ensuring the longevity of the laminate.

You will note that the Legacy uses the very best systems and equipment. From the innovative choice of the drive system to the windshield wipers and the hatch screens, we have outfitted the Legacy 42 with the most dependable names in the marine business, assuring you years of trouble free use.

Tartan’s hallmark; luxurious handcrafted cherry interiors, represent a further refinement of the Legacy presentation. Solid stock raised panel cherry doors, dovetailed drawers, exquisitely fit trims and solid stock Sapelle cabin floors will appeal to the most discerning yachtsman.


Excitement to Match the Ride.

Inside the yacht there is excitement to match the ride. There are four brilliant choices of layout and the impressive craftsmanship that Legacy is known for with the added touch of some Tartan build queues make for great accommodations. Your only challenge will be selecting the best layout that works for your style of cruising.

Tartan Legacy 42 Specifications & Features
LOA (inc. swim platform, anchor roller)
46.0 ft (14.0 m)
Hull Length (molded)
42.0 ft (12.8 m)
Beam max
14.1 ft (4.3 m)
Draft (IPS Drive)
3.2 ft (1.0 m)
29,000 lbs (13154 kg)
Fuel tank 420 US gal (1590 l)
Water tank 110 US gal (416.4 l)
Waste 60 US gal (227.1 l)
Berths 4-6
Engine Performance Data
Performance data for the Legacy 42 IPS Standard Engines
Speed (top) 29.5 knots
Speed (cruise) 28.7 knots
RPMS (cruise) 3150
Fuel Burn (cruise) 19.5 US gal
Range (cruise) 601 nm
Designer Mark Ellis

Legacy 42 Galley Down Layout
Galley Down Layout

Legacy 42 Galley Up Layout
Galley Up Layout