Baltic Yachts designed by Doug Petersen are the Gold Standard for performance cruisers. They are light, strong and well constructed, with an enduring Finnish pedigree. The 42 is a favorite among enthusiasts because of her manageable size and sufficient internal volume. The well thought-out two stateroom layout makes her a comfortable fast passage-maker and fast and fun on the race course.
This boat is hull number 29 of 30 boats built, so you are unlikely to find a younger, better taken care of example - and she has benefited from sensible upgrades and refinishing over the years. This vessel should definitely be high on your list of must-see boats.
Compared with Swans from the same Era, A Baltic will give you the same same quality, exclusivity and attention to detail, but you will appreciate the easier companionway access and more ergonomic deck layout.