This alluring and sturdy 42-footer is certainly appealing as a primary boat, but Denison Yacht Sales’ David Johnson, a former megayacht captain who is promoting the Italian brand in the United States, also thinks of it as a great tender for a 262-foot (80-meter) yacht. It certainly is cool and stylish enough. The experienced boatbuilding family behind this newly established shipyard worked with designer Fulvio de Simoni to develop the line, built in Italy. The result is a nice Down East style atop a deep-V hull (with a 15-degree deadrise at transom), providing a great ride in rough seas. The boat was designed with Volvo IPS drives in mind but proves easy to handle with conventional shafts. With two 480 hp Cummins, top speed is about 33 knots. Numerous engine options extend the speed range to more than 40 knots. The shipyard provides clients with custom features that go way beyond wood or fabric choices. The AP42 is available as an open, with a sunroof or a fully enclosed salon. There is a hydraulically opened garage for gear of all kinds or even a small Zodiac, and a fully equipped galley hidden under countertops. A cabin below offers a nice-size shower and head. It’s a lot of boat for the price. A smaller model is currently under development.