Fantastic example of the Judel Vrolijk Najad 400. Extensively upgraded in the past 12-24 months and boasting a very high cruising specification.
The Najad 400 meets the highest performance and layout standards for long coastal and ocean sailing, and is the result of many years experience in designing exceptional sailing yachts.
It has been designed with a long sailing waterline and the stern raised out of the water to achieve a small wet area. The broad stern makes room for the spacious aft cabin and the integral swimming platform in the transom for comfort/security as well as increases the stability and the downwind performance. The sharp pointed forebody is designed to prevent the yacht slowing down in rough and heavy sea. The keel is long enough to achieve a good moderation and to reduce the centre of gravity.
This particular example boasts a very specification including full teak decks, larger (75hp) engine option, bowthruster, wind generator, upgraded battery capacity, radar/plotter and genneker. It has also benefitted from an extensive program of refit both in her current and previous ownerships.
The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
The hull is hand laid in a sandwich construction of triaxial Rowing with ISO polyester.
The surface layer is of NGA Gelcoat for maximum protection against water penetration.
The colour is white with carmine red trim and water lines inlaid in the Gelcoat.
The hull is top coated internally.
Below the water line the hull is treated with epoxy primer and antifouling paint.
An integral swimming platform with swimming and safety ladder in the transom.
The internal construction of the yacht is reinforced with longitudinal stringers and transverse floors.
This supports keel fittings, mast pillar, engine frame, tanks and the cabin floors.
Additional fore and aft reinforcements (stringers) in the hull.
All main bulkheads are laminated on both sides to the hull. Transverse chain plate fittings laminated to the hull.
The mast pillar is bolted to the floor plate construction.
The side decks, coachroof, cockpit and swimming platform are laid with solid caulked teak.
Stainless steel framed fixed windscreen - 2014
3 x skylights Portlights (opening type in heads, galley and aft cabin and fw cabin)
Portlights in the stern plus addition portlights from cockpit to galley
Keel & Rudder:
The lead keel is bolted on with acid resistant bolts. The keel is designed to reduce the water floor beneath the keel, which results in less drag.
Rudder and skeg in NACA profile.
Semi balanced rudder in GRP reinforced polyester with an acid resistant stainless steel rudderpost.
Rudder fitting bolted to the skeg.
Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH3-TE – 75hp 4-cylinder diesel engine (uprated over standard 55hp)
Aquadrive flexible shaft coupling
Water-cooled rubber exhaust pipe.
Freshwater cooled engine.
Single lever engine control.
Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours: approx. 1,950 as of February 2016
Propulsion & Steering:
Steering pedestal in GRP reinforced polyester with stainless steel, leather covered and detachable wheel, diameter 2’7” (900mm), compass and side fitted single lever control for the engine; approx. 2 x revolutions
Wheel shaft with adjustable friction brake.
Rudder post sealed with greased stuffing box.
Emergency steering on rudder post, by tiller.
12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power
1x 755Ah 12v AGM engine start battery - 2015
4x 165Ah 12v AGM service batteries joined in parallel to suppl 660Ah– 2015
Emergency switch system to start the engine also with service batteries
Pulpit in acid resistant stainless steel, fitted with a teak step.
Pushpit in acid resistant stainless steel with 2 x integrated seats.
Double stainless lifelines.
Stainless steel post at transom for aerials and navigation lights
Varnished cockpit table
Varnished teak washboards and companionway surrounds
Shower at bathing platform
Anchoring & Mooring:
Lofrans 12vDC Electric windlass (below deck)
Bruce 20 kg anchor with 8mm chain
Rocna 20 kg anchor
Mooring and spring cleats
Fore and aft mooring lines
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Sprayhood and extension – 2015
Bimini - 2015
LED navigation tricolour and anchor light
Jonbuoy MOB recovery system
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Saturday by prior appointment
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