2009 ARCONA 400

£145,000 tax paid

One-owner, UK VAT paid Arcona 400

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelArcona 400
DesignerStefan Qviberg
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingArgyll, Scotland, United Kingdom


EngineYanmar 3JH4E 39hp
Fuel Capacity150l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity260l


Very nicely presented single owner Arcona 400 from 2009. Great spec with updated standing rigging, Hydranet sails and Raymarine instruments.


Introduced in 2001 the Arcona 400 was an immensely popular cruiser racer which by modern standard enjoyed an exceptionally long production run, finally being retired in 2014 after more than 160 examples were launched. The first of the ‘new generation’ Arcona yachts she features the structural steel frame technology which has now become a feature of all Arcona new builds.

A one owner yacht from new SEA FEVER has proved to be an immensely capable yacht. During their ownership her owners have enjoyed cruising as far a field as Svalbard as well as competing competitively in local passage races on Scotland’s west coast. The Arcona 400 design proving more than capable of doing both successfully and safely. Now reluctantly offered for sale SEA FEVER has a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:

• Yanmar 3JH4E (39hp) engine with Yanmar SD50 saildrive
• Two blade bronze folding propellor
• Raymarine autopilot system
• Raymarine C-Series plotter with 2kw Radar scanner (2014)
• Raymarine AIS transceiver
• Raymarine ST60 Depth/Log and Wind instruments
• ICOM IC-M421 DSCVHF radio
• Eberspacher heating system
• Eno gas cooker
• Jabsco manual marine toilet
• Holding tank
• Selden keel stepped mast, fractionally rigged sloop.
• Furlex thru-deck roller reefing system
• Selden carbon and alloy spinnaker poles
• Standing rigging fully replaced in 2019
• Hydranet mainsail
• Hydranet blade jib
• 350SF blade jib
• Spinnaker

The Arcona 400 SEA FEVER is wintering afloat on her pontoon berth at Ardfern Yacht Centre and available for immediate viewing by prior arrangement.


The Arcona 400 was one of the leading yachts for the trend cruiser-racer yacht. She became an icon for cruiser-racers and one that many boat builders have tried to emulate ever since.

She was the first yacht in the series “New Generation” of Arcona yachts when she was launched in 2001. With more than 160 yachts built until she was taken out of production 2014, she is Arcona Yachts’ most sold model.

The successes are many in both racing and cruising, and she has performed well in numerous races, as well as sailed to continents far away with happy long distant cruisers. However, she is most famous for her easy-to handle sailing and as a safe family yacht where there is space for everyone to enjoy the sailing.

The Arcona 400 has modern, fast lines and an elegant design with a technically advanced construction. She was built with vacuum infused hull and deck, laminated bulkheads and cabins and the traditional steel frame to divide the load from mast and keel. High quality materials, interiors in blond mahogany and an owners choice between 2 or 3 cabins.

Arcona 400 – Sailboat of the Show 2001
Arcona 400 – Overall Winner Gotland Runt 2008

‘This is the way we build our Arcona Yachts’

Arcona 400 is built in accordance with the European CE-regulations and meets the high demands of the category A-Ocean. This requires that the yacht must be self-sufficient for more than 5 days and able to operate in waves up to 7 meters with winds up to Beaufort 10. But more than that every Arcona reflects our Swedish thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

Hull and deck are hand laminated in a sandwich construction using high density Divinycell as the core material. The laminate is built up of multiaxial rovings and high grade ISO-polyester. We laminate the bulkheads and the interior to the hull and deck giving the construction superb strength and rigidity. We don’t trust simplifying innerliners.

The heart of the boat is a galvanised steel chassis bolted to the main bulkheads which takes all the dynamic loads from the keel and rig and distributes them to the hull. The chassis runs from forward and ends more than 2 meters behind the keel giving the construction huge structural strength.

The keel-bulb is made of antimony-hardened lead, bolted to a cast steel fin giving the keel a very low centre of gravity. The fin is glassed and faired with polyester filler to a smooth finish. It is bolted through the hull to the steel chassis with 12 x 20mm stainless steel bolts.

The interior, made from Khaya Mahogany, is varnished to a satin finish and can be offered in different layouts, 2 or 3 cabin version and 1 or 2 toilets. Our yard where Arcona 400 is built is one of Europe’s most modern and efficient. Each boat is built by a team of specialists. Our detailed quality control includes testing every yacht in the big indoors water pool, where sprinkler systems guarantee that every Arcona 400 is ready to meet the elements. We know that all sailors have different demands, that’s why we never build boats for stock. Each boat is hand built for its owner.


Arcona 400 is equipped with Keel-Pro, a patented method to avoid damage if running aground. The lower forward end of the lead bulb has an integrated shock absorber made from a special mix of SBR and EPDM rubber which has within it a container filled with water. If running aground the water is pressed out through holes in the sides of the shock absorber, afterwards the container will be automatically refilled. Keel-Pro thus reduce the forces considerably if running aground. That together with the strong galvanised steel chassis makes the Arcona 400 one of the safest yachts to sail.



Hull Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded hull
• Sandwich construction with high density Divinycell foam core
• Multiaxial glass fabric and vinylester resin laminate consolidated by infusion under pressure
• Monolythic laminate construction around keel, rudder and through hull fittings
• Hot galvanised steel structural frame to support keel and rig loads, glassed to hull internally.
• Marine plywood structural bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
• NPG based white gelcoat with blue trim line to finish topsides
• Underwater hull finished in blue antifouling applied spring 2021

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof superstructure, self-draining cockpit and walk-thru transom
• Sandwich construction with high density Divinycell foam core
• Multiaxial glass fabric and ISO-Polyester resin laminate consolidated by infusion under pressure
• Monolythic laminate construction around keel, rudder and through hull fittings
• NPG based white gelcoat with blue trim line to finish deck with moulded non-slip texture panels
• Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seating
Keel & Rudder:
• Antimony hardened lead ballast keel with fin and bulb profile
• Keel-Pro patented shock absorber within forward foot of keel
• Stainless steel keel bolts x12
• Polyester laminate fairing around keel to hull joint.
• Spade rudder hand laminated multiaxial glass construction
• Alloy rudder stock
• Self-Aligning needle type rudder bearings


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 3JH4E
• 39hp @ 3000rpm
• 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel engine
• Mechanical reversing marine gearbox with saildrive
• Yanmar SD50 saildrive
• Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine last serviced January 2021
• Cruising speed under engine 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:
• Yanmar SD50 Saildrive
• 2 blade bronze folding propellor
• Integrated GRP steering pedestal with stainless steel crash bar
• Jeffa stainless steel chain and wire cable drive to quadrant
• Stainless steel wheel with leather cover on rim (leather cover replaced 2019)
• Emergency tiller fitting directly to rudder stock


Voltage systems:
• 12VDC onboard power system
• 230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
• Single 16 amp connection
• Extension lead to connect to shore supply
• RCD protected system
• Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater

Battery Banks:
• Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid
• Domestic Batteries – 3x 12VDC, lead acid. Fitted new July 2020

• Single engine driven alternator
• 14VDC / 80amp

Battery Monitoring:
• Mastervolt Battman Life (2019)


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised hot and cold water system
• 12VDC pressure pump
• Mixer tap in galley and heads
• Hot water provide from calorifier, heated from engine cooling water or 230VC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
• Manual Bilge Pump
• Electric Bilge Pump


• Single diesel tank
• Stainless steel construction
• Approximate total capacity 150ltr

Fresh Water:
• Single fresh water tank.
• Stainless steel tank
• Approximate capacity 260ltr

Holding Tank:
• Single holding tank
• Approximate capacity 55ltr
• Discharging overboard or via deck suction


On Deck:
• Radar – Raymarine 4kw mast mounted radar scanner (2014)
• Depth – Raymarine ST60+
• Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+
• Wind – Raymarine ST60+
• Magetic Compass x2

• Raymarine ST6002 control head
• Raymarine SmartPilot course computer
• Raymarine linear drive system

Below Deck:
• Plotter/Radar – Raymarine C95 c-series display. (2014)

Communications Equipment:
• AIS – Raymarine AIS650 transceiver. (2014)


• Galley Stove – ENO 2 burner and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted.
• Fridge – Top loading fridge built-in, insulated, below worktop with Isotherm ASU system
• Double stainless steel sink
• Mixer tap

• Manual Jabsco marine toilet
• Stainless steel wash hand basin
• Mixer tap – extending for use as shower
Heating and Ventilation:
• Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system
• Outlets in cabin, saloon and heads
• Thermostatic cabin controller
• Opening deck hatches x4
• Opening portholes x2
• Dorade ventilators x2

• Overhead lighting throughout interior
• Bulkhead mounted reading lights in cabin and saloon
• Chart table light

• Radio/CD head unit
• Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
• Double cabin forward
• Saloon converting to two single berths
• Nav station
• Galley
• Heads
• Two double aft cabins

Accommodation Finish:
• Interior joinery work in Khaya Mahognay, finished in a satin varnish
• Traditionally built cabinetry work
• Sole board of plywood with teak and holly veneer finished in a satin varnish
• Headlining finished in vinyl covered ply panels with varnished mahogany trims

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• Master cabin with double berth forward
• Shelves running the length of the bunk outboard port and starboard overhead.
• Storage locker beneath aft section of bunk
• Storage locker above bunk forward
• Standing room aft of bunk
• Bench seat to port of standing area with storage locker outboard.
• Hanging locker outboard to starboard of standing area

• U-shaped settee to portside, converting to single berth (length 2.20m)
• Bench settee to starboard, converting to single berth (length 1.85m)
• Centrally located saloon table with folding dropleafs port and starboard, bottle storage within central section of table.
• Countertops outboard of settee backs port and starboard.
• Selection of lockers and bookshelves outboard overhead, port and starboard.
• Storage lockers beneath settee bases and behind settee backrest cushions

• U-shaped galley to port of companionway
• Double stainlesss steel sink inset to inboard forward section of worktop
• Built-in, top loading, insulated fridge below forward outboard section of worktop
• Gimbal mounted gas cooker mounted outboard centrally
• Worktop section aft of cooker.
• Selection of lockers below worktop and outboard above worktop

Nav Station:
• To starboard, aft of saloon settee
• Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat aft of table
• Chart storage within table
• Selection of drawer beneat forward section of table.
• Chart plotter mounted above table forward, outboard
• Shops switch panel, VHF, battery monitor and heating controller outboard of chart table

• Inboard, forward facing manual marine toilet mounted aft outboard.
• Wet hanging locker outboard of toilet
• Countertop forward of toilet with inset stainless steel wash hand basin.
• Stainless steel grab rail running around countertop
• Vanity locker outboard of countertop.
• Standing room inboard with shower sump.

Aft Cabins, Port and Starboard:
• Symetrical aft cabins to port and starboard.
• Standing room forward with storage locker outboard.
• Double berths extending aft and inboard under cockpit sole.
• Shelve running the length of the berth outboard overhead.


• Keel stepped, triple spreader fractionally rigged sloop.
• Silver anodised alloy mast and spars, manufactured by Selden
• Stainless steel standing rigging, fully replaced 2019
• Furlex 300TD roller reefing system on forestay for genoa
• Slab reefing mainsail with single line reefing system
• Carbon Spinnaker pole
• Alloy Spinnaker pole
• Selden rod kicker
• Adjustable cascading backstay (Dyneema section replaced 2016)
• Lazyjacks for mainsail cover
• Lines lead aft to cockpit
• Lewmar mainsheet track and car system with towable cars
• Lewmar genoa track and car system with towable cars
• Lewmar pinstop car and track for storm jib
• Spinlock rope clutches for all halyard and lines lead aft to cockpit
• Jib sheets and spinnaker downhaul replaced 2019

• Primary Winches – Lewmar 48, two-speed, self-tailing. X2
• Secondary Winches – Lewmar 46, two-speed, self-tailing x2
• Halyard Winches – Lewmar 40, two-speed, self-tailing x2
• Mainsail – Hydranet, tri-radial cut. Partially battened, slab reefing with 3 reefs and 4th ‘storm reef’. Owen Sails 2014
• Blade Jib – Hydranet with 3 vertical battens. Roller reefing. Owen Sails 2012
• Blade Jib – 350SF, cross cut with 1 vertical batten. Roller reefing with UV strip. Owen Sails 2012
• Spinnaker

Canvas Work:
• Mainsail Cover – Stack pack type cover with mast boot and lazyjacks
• Sprayhood

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Bower Anchor – Bruce 15kg stainless steel anchor on 45m chain rode.
• Kedge Anchor – Bruce 15kg
• Anchor windlass – Electric windlass mounted within anchor locker
• Mooring Warps – Selection
• Fenders – Selection

• Double stainless steel bow roller
• Stainless steel pulpit rail
• Split stainless steel pushpit rails with central gate section using wire and pelican hooks.
• Toerail mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier plastic coated guardwires
• Guard wire gates port and starboard
• Below deck level anchor locker with windlass mounted within locker
• Genoa track and cars mounted on sides of coachroof in way of mast for use with storm job
• Stainless steel grabrails running length of coachroof sides from mast aft to cockpit
• Split level cockpit coaming with teak panels to finish
• Primary and secondary winches mounted outboard of cockpit on coaming
• Cockpit halyard and reefing winches mounted to port and starboard sides of companionway with banks for rope clutches immediately forward of winches.
• Bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit forward.
• Mainsheet spanning cockpit immediately forward of pedestal
• Stainless steel grab rail over top of pedestal with plotter mounting within frame work
• Seating wrapping around aft of helm with lockers beneath port and starboard quarter seats.
• Central section of aft seat removable to create walk-thru transom.
• Stainless steel transom mounted, folding swimming ladder.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
• Steaming light
• Low level running lights
• Anchor light

Life saving:
• Liferaft – 8 Person canister
• Danbouy
• Horseshoe life buoy with light
• Webbing jackstays
• Fire blanket

Viewing arrangements

Lying, Argyll, Scotland

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Mark Cameron
Tel: Mobile: +44 (0)7988 763254
Email: mark@grabauinternational.com

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