Compared to the two 40’ IMS racer/cruisers that preceded it in time, the “Mon Ami” and the “Magic Touch”, the new 42’ is a little longer and decidedly more of a racer, without, however, paying for this in terms of being excessively basic. The extremely clean-cut lines of the deck with open stern on the “Magic Touch” leave enough room to study a more exposed rig, which is more suited to racing use. The sporting orientation also justifies some choices for the layout inside, which is symmetrical and structural, where racing requirements are met in the bow area, with large sail lockers that convert to a bunk or which can be used for storage. Cruising use, if any, or transfers between the different race fields, is aided by the presence of two comfortable double bunks in the stern which, although minimalist, are also very functional; there is a light and airy dinette, a large bathroom and last but not least, a good engine. The versatility of the design can also be appreciated in the system of wardrobe doors, which become doors to the different rooms, making it possible to create open space areas that work to the advantage of sail changing operations during a race, as well as to restore the division of spaces that is necessary when cruising.