1987 Norseman 400

£ 122,793
Seattle, WA
Interested in this boat? Tel: (206)378-1110
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Seattle, WA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 149,500 (£ 122,793) 

The Gary Grant designed Norseman 400 is one of the largest 40-foot sailboats we’ve ever boarded. Few vessels of this size combine excellent sailing performance with two comfortable staterooms, a spacious galley and salon and ample storage space with such efficiency. She features excellent sailing performance, a low-maintenance exterior and elegant varnished teak interior, and her construction, systems and equipment are all of the highest quality.

Royal Venture is an ideal Pacific cruising vessel that will provide a safe and comfortable cruising platform for a couple or family. She benefits from minimal exterior wood (only the cabintop handrails) and a white LPU painted hull that shows glossy and clean. Her interior teak woodwork is free of water damage, which degrades so many of these boats. Her canvas is in very good condition. Royal Venture is a two stateroom version with a large separate shower stall in the head and a very large cockpit lazarette to port. Unlike most of her sisterships, she has a traditional forward facing navigation station, which will be more functional at sea. Steering and sailing performance are improved over the standard N400 with a custom balanced spade rudder with roller bearings.

“Descriptions of yachts are like those blind dates - you often learn more from what you aren't told. If, for example, you hear that the yacht has a wonderful interior, then you usually can be assured that she is so fat and tubby she can barely move. On the other hand, a so-called 'high performance cruiser' often means good speed but a dark cramped interior.

The problem with the Norseman 400 (and a pleasant problem, indeed) is to decide how to describe a yacht with fine attributes all-round. From a sailing standpoint, I can't find a fault: she sails magnificently in heavy as well as light breezes. The interior is open, airy and perfectly laid out for both offshore work and dockside living. And the builders have obviously spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all of the little details that make an exceptional yacht. Perhaps you've already broken the code: I liked this yacht.” – Chris Caswell, Yachting Magazine review July, 1987

May 2015 survey available by request.

Please contact Swiftsure Yachts at (206)378-1110

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