The crowning glory of the 42 GLS has to be the aft living area which, unusually for a vessel of this class, looks and feels more like a beach club than a traditional swimming platform. This is due to the addition of two fold-out bulwarks to stern that open out to radically increase the amount of sun-drenched, water-level living space back here. On the outboard models you can dive into the water from these side panels or the dive platforms, while the stern-drive edition features an extra, hydraulically actuated bathing space to stern. The platform is overlooked by a transom sofa in neutral toned leather with a sliding backrest that can be moved to turn this space into a double sunpad. There is further sun-kissed space towards the bow, where room has been carved out of the foredeck to reveal a sunken lounge with integrated Rockford Fossgate stereo speakers, cup-holders, hidden storage, a pop-up table and a U-shaped sofa with backrests that can be transformed into a sunpad with the addition of a cushion.
An aerodynamic hard-top with side-glazing, a sunroof, a sloping windscreen and an open aspect to the rear features striped Seadek flooring and a hook-shaped rear sofa that surrounds a high-gloss timber-topped dining table. To port there is an open galley with marbled countertops, a fridge, an icemaker, a Kenyon grill, a wine-chiller, a hidden sink and a serving bar with a pair of comfortable stools. Up front there is a twin seat facing a modern helm station with Simrad glass display screens, a high-speed compass, trim-tab buttons, VHF radio, a Mercury joystick, digital throttles and optional Seakeeper stabilizer switches.
To the port-side of the helm there is a door leading down into a lower-deck lobby with a fridge, a microwave, a C-shaped sofa and a pop-up dining table that can be easily changed into a double bed for extra overnight guests. Also available on this level is a sprawling aft-bed carefully hidden behind the timber and steel steps, along with a starboard main-head lined in timber, marble and mirrored surfaces with a ceramic sink and an open shower fixture.
Powered by a pair of 520HP Mercury 8.6 stern-drive racing engines or a triple set of 400HP Mercury Verado outboards, the 42 GLS can reach top speeds of up to 45 knots at full-blast, with cruising speeds of 33 knots offering a smooth and consistent ride. At this lower pace you can expect a horizon-busting range of 333 nautical miles, a range that only increases the slower you go.