2010 ARCONA 430

£270,000 tax paid

Single owner, 3-cabin, immaculate Arcona 430

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelArcona 430
DesignerStefan Qviberg
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingArgyll, Scotland, United Kingdom


EngineYanmar 3JH5e 53hp
Fuel Capacity185l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity285l


Single owner, well appointed, open plan saloon, twin aft cabin version of the award winning Stefan Qviberg designed Arcona. Equipped for quick coastal cruising in comfort by a discerning owner.


Commissioned to be the last in a lifetime of yachts for an owner fond of competitive regatta sailing. REQUIEM was specified and built to the vendors exacting requirements. Centred around the requirement to be a comfortable short-handed cruiser while capable of performing on passages races and the odd regatta. Inventory highlights include:
• Full set of Carbon/Taffeta laminate sails custom built by Owen Sails.
• High aspect blade jib with inner sheet track.
• Aramid fibre cascading backstay system.
• Andersen Electric Primary, mainsheet and halyard winches.
• Full Raymarine instrument suite, including plotter.
• Digital Yacht onboard PC and AIS system.
• Traditional saloon layout.
• Alcantara upholstery.

Regrettably for sale due to advancing years REQUIEM is a unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully appointed, professionally maintained ‘turn key’ example. Rarely available second hand in the UK with such a refined inventory.

** Over 150 high resolution photos available on request **


“A yacht owner for more than 50 years and now over 80. I can honestly say REQUIEM has brought me more enjoyment than any other yacht I have owned. We took ownership of the boat in Sweden, her first real test was a North Sea crossing testing conditions. On that first passage I realised what a thoroughbred the Arcona 430 is.

After 9 years of cruising and some light racing I have total confidence in the boats ability. With the lines all lead aft and a full compliment of electric winches; cruising the boat with a crew of 2 is easy and rewarding. Reefs are easily put in the main from the cockpit. She easily makes over 8kts to windward when cruising. We have found the blade jib to be an excellent sail. She is perfectly balanced and a pleasure to sail even in foul weather. The most rewarding boat I have ever owned. “


When it was time to design the Arcona 430, there were a long list of ideas and thoughts from the Arcona Yachts team on how build a yacht without compromises and standard solutions; this list arose as a direct result from many years of experience in sailing, yacht design and boat building. The outcome was a yacht awarded European Yacht of the Year 2009 – Arcona 430.

She is a full sized 43 feet yacht with sailing capabilities above normal. She’s just as hot on the race courses
as she is safe and easy to handle for the family during cruising. The Arcona 430 has the same technically advanced construction, built to a superb quality and with modern technology, like all Arcona yachts are. Arcona 430 is full of practical details and smart solutions – she is an extraordinary yacht.


Arcona Yachts in Sweden have been building boats for more than 40 years, and over that time have developed a vision that has evolved through their love of sailing and the desire to produce the best sailing experience. Consequently, each new model builds upon the best of what has gone before and, while reflecting the latest design development, remains true to the spirit of Arcona.


‘European Yacht of the Year 2009 – WINNER - This category proved to be a very tough one for the judges, but in the end the Arcona came out on top. In particular the panel was impressed with the details and thoroughness of design, from her broad concept to the consistently high standard of build throughout.
The best aspects of her sistership the 460, have been passed down to ensure a practical working and racing cockpit, excellent response, good balance and smooth tracking – with an end result of riveting sailing.’
Yachting World. European Yacht of the Year 2009.

‘Verdict - She’s billed as the ideal cruiser-racer, combining race-winning speed and heart winning comfort – and I can’t disagree. For two handers or dyed in-the-wool cruisers she’s too powerful, but for two adventurous couples, a group of friends, or a fast cruising family, you won’t find anything this solid, satisfying, comfortable, thoughtfully designed and well-finished for the money.
She’s stiff enough to forgive you if you’re a little late reefing down, and the rudder’s deep enough to keep you in control. There’s a lot of canvas for a with her waterline length, but you’re in charge – its there if you want it. She’s light for her length so she’ll perform through the wind range.’
Yachting Monthly – 24 Hour Boat Test-Arcona 430. Chris Beeson. January 2009.



RCD Status:
• We understand the Arcona 430 to be classified CE Category A (Ocean)

Hull Construction:
• Hull of sandwich construction.
• Vacuum bag consolidated, multiaxial glass fibre reinforced vinylester laminate.
• 20 mm Divinycell core.
• Solid laminate through keel pan area and in way of highly loaded fittings.
• Galvanised steel structural frame taking loadings of keel and rig. Bolted to structural bulkheads and stringers.
• Plywood bulkheads and bunk fronts fully laminated to hull providing additional strength and torsional stability.
• Hull moulding finished in white gelcoat with moulded blue style stripes.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Hull of sandwich construction.
• Vacuum bag consolidated, multiaxial glass fibre reinforced vinylester laminate.
• 20 mm Divinycell core.
• Solid laminate through in way of highly loaded fittings.
• Hull moulding finished in white gelcoat with moulded blue style stripes.

• Bolted on deep fin keel.
• Composite construction with hardened lead bulb bolted to iron fin section.
• Iron keel section sheathed in GRP to protect from corrosion.

• Constructed of multiaxial roving GRP laminate, filled with polyurethane foam.
• Rudder stock of solid water-resistant aluminium laminated into the rudder.
• Self-aligning roller bearings to minimise friction.
• Supported axially by ball bearings


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 3JH53 marine diesel engine.
• 53hp @3000rpm
• 4 cylinder, direct injection, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
• Yanmar Kanzaki SD50 Saildrive. (2011 – Replaced under warranty)

Maintenance & Performance:
• Professionally maintained by Yanmar Agent, annually since new.
• Last serviced autumn 2018.
• Cruising speed 7kts
• Max speed 8.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
• Flex-O-Fold bronze 2 blade folding propeller.
• Single steering pedestal with leather covered stainless steel wheel.
• Jeffa cable drive steering system.
• Alloy quadrant bolted to rudder stock.
• Emergency tiller drive socket on head of rudder stock.

• Raymarine X30 Smartpilot.
• Raymarine ST6002 control head.
• Raymarine linear type drive unit, direct to quadrant.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC on board power supply from ships batteries.
• 240vAC shore power system, hardwired, RCD protected.

Battery Banks:
• AGM type batteries. Secured in sealed compartment with ducted ventilation.
• Engine Battery – 1x 12v, 70AH.
• Domestic Batteries – 2x 12v, 105AH.
• Winch Battery – 1x 12v, 105AH

• Sterling Power Systems ProALT-C, 4 stage Alternator to Battery charger.
• Mastervolt Master Charger 240v charger. 3 Outputs at 12V/35 amp. Connected to MasterBus network with remote control panel.

• Single engine driven 12v, 125amp.
• Battery charging controlled by Sterling Power Systems ProALT-C unit.

Solar Panel:
• Single SunWare coachroof mounted panel
• FOX charge regulator

Battery Monitor:
• Mastervolt MasterView Easy MkII
• Mastervolt MasterShunt 500
• Connect to charger on MasterBus system, remote control panel for charger.

Other Electrical:
• Sterling Power Systems ProSAVE galvanic isolator.
• Shore power connection lead.


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised hot and cold water system.
• Jabsco 12vDC pressure pump with accumulator tank.
• Hot water supplied from engine heated 40Ltr Isotherm calorifier. 240V immersion heater fitted.
• Single lever faucets in galley, forward heads and aft heads.
• Dedicated shower faucet in forward heads.

Bilge Pumps:
• 1x Manual bilge pump.
• 1x Whale SuperSub electric bilge pump, auto & manual switching.

Deck Wash:
• 12v, saltwater deck wash system.
• Quick connect coupler in forward deck locker.
• Dedicated hose with trigger gun fitting.


• Single stainless steel tank.
• 185ltr capacity.
• Located under starboard saloon settee.

Fresh Water:
• Single stainless steel tank.
• 285ltr capacity.
• Located under port saloon settee

Holding Tank:
• 2x Stainless steel tanks. One for forward head, one for aft heads.
• Both tanks of 60ltr capacity.
• Tanks can be discharged via a deck suction or pumped overboard.


On Pedestal:
• Raymarine E90wide Hybrid Touch MFD with Navionics cartography.
• Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control head.
• Plastimo compass.

On Bridge Deck
• Raymarine ST60+ Depth
• Raymarine ST60+ Log
• Raymarine ST60+ Wind
• Raymarine ST60+ Close Hauled Wind
• Raymarine ST60+ Graphic Repeater

At Chart Table:
• Digital Yacht 12v PC running Digital Yacht cartography and AIS software. Interfaced with Raymarine SeaTalk II network.
• Raymarine ST60+ Graphic repeater

Communications Equipment:
• Digital Yacht AIT1000 Class B AIS Transponder.
• Icom IC-M505 DSC VHF at chart table.
• Icom CommandMic at pedestal.
• RR Electronics Antennea Distribution System.
• 12V PC connects to internet with Pay-as-you-go mobile data dongle.
• Standard Horizon HX851 floating handheld VHF.


• Twin stainless steel sinks.
• Single lever faucet.
• Eno two burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted with pan clamps.
• Top loading, 65ltr, insulated fridge with Isotherm ASU chiller plate and air cooled compressor.
• Pull out chopping board.

• 2x Jabsco manual marine toilets.
• Toilets discharging over board or to holding tank.
• Independent holding tanks in both heads compartments.
• Vanity unit.
• Wash hand basin with single lever faucet.
• Dedicated shower faucet and stall in forward heads.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher Airtronic L-D5, diesel fired, blown air system.
• Outlets in all cabins, saloon and heads.
• 3 opening deck hatches.
• 6 opening portholes.

• Overhead downlighters with LED bulbs throughout accommodation space.
• Reading lights in saloon and over bunks with halogen bulbs.

• Sony Marine stereo head unit. Radio/CD/MP3 & AUX input.
• Panasonic speakers in saloon.

Summary of Accommodation:
• Maximum of 8 berths over 3 cabins and saloon. Double master cabin forward, two double aft cabins with two occasional single berths in saloon.

Accommodation Finish:
• Joinery of Khaya mahogany finished with a rich satin varnish.
• Laminated and moulded single piece mahogany door frames and fiddles.
• Stainless steel tread plates on door frames.
• White vinyl headlinings with varnished mahogany trims.
• Traditional style teak and holly soleboards.
• Faun alcantara upholstery in saloon.
• Fully fitted vinyl seat coverings for saloon cushions.
• All portlights, portholes, deck hatches and washboards fitted with smoked grey perspex.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• Master cabin with en-suite heads.
• Hull lined with white vinyl panel strips and varnished mahogany trims.
• Large double berth located centrally.
• Single seat on starboard side aft of bunk.
• Overhead storage lockers running the length of the berth outboard, port and starboard.
• Drawer storage provided under aft end of bunk with large bin type lockers forward.
• Single large opening deck hatch.

Forward Heads:
• Dedicated compartment accessed via door to port side of master cabin.
• Moulded base to compartment incorporating sole, toilet mounting plinth and couter top unit. Finished with varnished mahogany trims.
• Dedicated shower stall and faucet.
• Pumped drain from sole of compartment for shower
• Manually operated marine toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
• White laminate counter top with inset stainless steel wash hand basin with single lever faucet.
• Single opening deck hatch.

Main Saloon:
• ‘Option 2’ layout. Traditional style saloon.
• Faun alcantara upholstery in saloon.
• Fully fitted vinyl seat coverings for saloon cushions.
• Double drop leaf saloon table, slightly offset to port. Bottle storage in central section of table.
• U-shaped settee seating on port side. Straight bench type settee to starboard.
• Storage shelves and lockers provided outboard of settee backs.
• Additional storage locker space accessible by removing settee backs.
• 2 portlights in hull sides with 6 portlights in coachroof and single opening deck hatch.

Navigation Station:
• Starboard side aft of saloon.
• Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat.
• Large chart table to take full sized chart folded in half.
• 12v PC display mounted in overhead pod, hinging open to access PC and data connections.
• Ships switch panel, VHF, repeater and stereo located outboard.
• Storage within table for charts, bosuns drawers beneath and various storage compartments outboard.

• Port side aft of saloon.
• L-shaped worktop.
• White vinyl counter top with varnished mahogany fiddles.
• Double inset stainless steel sinks with single lever swivelling faucet.
• Transparent Perspex splash back forward of sink.
• Top loading 65ltr fridge outboard forward.
• Gimbal mounted 2 burner gas cooker with oven.
• Selection of storage lockers outboard of worktop with lockers beneath.

Aft Heads:
• Dedicated compartment located to the starboard side of the companionway.
• Moulded base to compartment incorporating sole, toilet mounting plinth and couter top unit. Finished with varnished mahogany trims.
• Manually operated marine toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
• White laminate counter top with inset stainless steel wash hand basin with single lever faucet.
• Vanity unit outboard.
• Single opening porthole.

Port Aft Cabin
• Double berth aft extending under cockpit sole inboard.
• Overhead storage lockers running the length of the bunk outboard.
• Standing room forward of bunk.
• Hanging locker outboard forward.
• Hull portlight aft providing natural light.
• Opening porthole into cockpit footwell.

Starboard Aft Cabin:
• Double berth aft extending under cockpit sole inboard.
• Overhead storage lockers running the length of the bunk outboard.
• Standing room forward of bunk.
• Hanging locker outboard forward.
• Hull portlight aft providing natural light.
• Opening porthole into cockpit footwell.


• Keel stepped, fractionally rigged sloop.
• Selden, alloy, triple spreader, tapered top section mast. Finished in silver anodising.
• Discontinuous standing rigging of Dyform wire construction with chromed bronze rigging screws.
• Removable inner forestay.
• Selden Furlex TD (thru-deck) roller reefing system on forestay
• Slab reefing mainsail with single line system for reefs 1&2.
• Aramid fibre cascading backstay system.
• Selden rod kicker.
• Selden bearing out pole for asymmetric kites.
• German mainsheet system.
• Lazyjacks for mainsail.

• Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 58. Electric, self-tailing. Two speed manual operation.
• Secondary / Mainsheet Winches – 2x Andersen 52. Electric, self-tailing. Two speed manual operation.
• Halyard Winches – 1x Andersen 52. Electric, self-tailing. Two speed manual operation. 1x Andersen 52. Manual self-tailing. Two speed manual operation.

• All sails manufactured for the boat when new. Sails laundered, inspected and serviced annually by manufacturer.
• Mainsail - Owen Sails. Carbon/Taffeta laminate. Tri-radial, conventionally battened, slab reefing with three reefs.
• Blade Jib – Owen Sails. Carbon/Taffeta laminate. Roller furling, tri-radial cut with vertical battens. UV protection cover.
• Staysail – UK Sails. White dacron, heavy duty sail. Hank-on to suit removeable inner forestay. (2015)
• Storm Jib – Heavy duty. With luff tape to suit furling gear.
• Asymmetric Spinnaker – Owen Sails. Light weight running kite, white in colour. (2015)
• Asymmetric Spinnaker – Chris Owen design. Medium weight close winded kite. White & blue in colour.
• Code 0 – Owen Sails. Laminate reacher. Sets on Karver flexible furler.

Deck Hardware:
• Halyards, reefing lines and control lines all lead aft to cockpit.
• Selden RCB track and car system for genoa sheets. Control lines lead aft to cockpit.
• Selden RCB track and car system for staysail sheets. Control lines lead aft to cockpit.
• Selden RCB mainsheet track system.
• Lewmar Domino D2 rope clutches for halyard and reefing lines, port and starboard sides of companionway.
• Spinlock XX Power Clutches for mainsail and genoa/blade halyards.
• Spinlock WinchFeeder crossover blocks for port and starboard halyard winches.
• Spinlock jammers for mainsheet to free winches for use with roller reefing furling line.
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Single stainless steel bow roller.
• Stainless steel cleats, forward, midships & aft.
• Stainless steel Bruce pattern anchor on chain/warp rode.
• Lofrans Project 1000 electric windlass with plug in remote control.

Canvas Work:
• Mainsail cover, conventional style in blue canvas.
• Blade jib UV cover, lace up.
• Sprayhood, blue canvas, windows forward.
• Cockpit tent, basic over boom type cover.
• Pedestal cover.
• Cockpit winter cover, tonneau style requires wheel to be removed.

• Teak panels to finish cockpit soles and seating.
• Guardwire gates port and starboard.
• Stainless steel grabrails running the length of the coachroof between sprayhood and mast.
• Tetra tender, 4 person. Stows in zipped bag.
• 2hp Honda 4 stroke outboard.
• Folding, teak cockpit table.
• Outboard storage bracket.
• Large deck locker forward, accessible via single opening deck hatch.
• Two large lazarette lockers at aft end of cockpit.
• Below cockpit sole locker aft of pedestal centrally.
• Retractable drop leaf cockpit table. Stowing beneath cockpit sole.


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.

• EPIRB – McMurdo SmartFind Plus 406Mhz
• Seago 6 person offshore liferaft. Valise. Last serviced March 2018.
• SwedeBouy MOB recovery system
• JonBouy
• Jackstays
• Radar Reflector

Navigation Lights:
• Lopolight LED Navigation lights, low level and masthead.

General Equipment:
• Private mooring in Dunstaffnage Bay, available to accompany boat.
• Full selection of charts and pilot books for Scottish west coast.

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@grabaiuinternational.com

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