2011 ARCONA 430

£299,000 tax paid

Carbon rig Arcona 430

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelArcona 430
DesignerStefan Qviberg
Boat NameNightfall
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingSouthampton, United Kingdom


LOA13.15m (43'0")
LWL12.2m (40'0")
Beam3.98m (13'0")
Draft2.55m (8'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 3JH5E 39hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Sparkling, One owner, 3-cabin, 2-heads Arcona 430 complete with carbon rig and lots of recent updates including new rigging and sails.


    With just one owner since new, NIGHTFALL is a high-specification and extremely well-presented Arcona 430 complete with Axxon carbon mast, boom and spinnaker pole. Boasting a practical and spacious 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout, finished to a typically Scandinavian high-standard in warm Khaya mahogany, NIGHTFALL is a great option for anyone seeking just the right combination of quality, performance, space and ease of handling.

    Her specification highlights include:
    • Swedish construction
    • 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout finished in Khaya mahogany.
    • 2.55m lead bulb fin keel
    • Low-maintenance non-slip deck finish
    • Yanmar diesel engine with saildrive (recently replaced diaphragm) and Flex-o-Fold 2-bladed Axxon Spars carbon fibre mast, boom and spinnaker post (new clear coat 2022)
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging – replaced 2022
    • Mainsail and jib replaced 2022
    • Harken winch package including electric primary control line/halyard winch
    • Code Zero with Karver furler
    • Recently replaced service and engine start batteries
    • Nexus instruments with mast repeaters
    • Panasonic Toughpad plotter displays
    • Iridium Gio satellite communications
    • Wind generator
    • Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating
    • Holding tanks
    • Sprayhood and helm bimini
    • Tender and outboard
    • Liferaft
    • Brompton folding bicycles

    Freshly antifouled, serviced and completed with new standing rigging and sails, UK VAT paid, Part 1 British Registered, freshly antifouled, serviced and complete with new standing rigging and sails, NIGHTFALL is 100% ready for the new season.


    “NIGHTFALL’ Is our Arcona 430, designed by Stefan Qviberg. Built for us in Sweden and in our ownership since new (2011), this boat has a carbon mast and spars by Axxon and rod rigging (replaced 2022).

    Beautifully fitted below, she is a fast cruiser, very close-winded and a real sailor’s boat, with fast, pinpoint handling. She can be easily and safely sailed short-handed, with all lines led aft and having the German mainsheet system within easy reach of the helm.

    ‘NIGHTFALL’ is a fast cruiser, delightful to sail and race but refined, comfortable and spacious below and well-equipped for family or two-up cruising. She has taken us in complete safety as far afield as Greece and is equally at home pottering around the Solent. The yard were meticulous in their attention to detail – we visited several times while she was in build. One of the reassuring features for us is that the keel and rig are bolted to a galvanised steel frame, ensuring a strong and rigid structure.

    With six full berths in three cabins, she is able to sleep up to nine when the saloon table infill and (short) starboard saloon berth are also used. The deep fridge is efficient, benefitting from an Isotherm through-hull heat sink. The gas cooker has a remote gas shut-off and an automatic cylinder changeover valve – no more dashing out in the rain because the dinner is half-cooked!

    The 430 has a generous sail area to displacement ratio, so she can keep going even in light airs. When the breeze picks up, since she has single-line reefing on the first and second reefs, she’s easy to reef from the cockpit. With her 100% foretriangle sail, her upwind sails sheet inside the shrouds, so she points like a witch! The carbon mast also reduces weight aloft, reducing pitching, increasing boat speed and helping ensure a comfortable passage. She’s just been given new white sails and has been rerigged, so is ready to go.

    It's been a privilege to own ‘Nightfall’ but with some extended cruising in mind, I’m moving to a boat which carries lots of fuel and water, large solar panels and a big cockpit arch - maybe even a washing machine!”


    “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) for up to twelve persons

    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.
    • Bottom re-antifouled – spring 2022.

    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.
    • Cabin superstructure finished in white gelcoat with moulded green style stripes.
    • Side decks and foredeck have non-slip so reducing on-going maintenance.
    • Teak laid cockpit seating and sole.

    • 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 3JH5E 3-cylinder in-line naturally aspirated 4-stroke marine diesel engine.
    • Produces approximately 39hp @3,000rpm.
    • Fresh water cooling by centrifugal fresh-water pump.
    • Sea water cooling by rubber impeller seawater pump.
    • Upgraded Yanmar SD50 saildrive - 2019.

    Engine Hours & Maintenance:
    • Engine service – Spring 2022
    • Engine hours: approximately 1,344 hours as of May 2022.

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


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC on board power supply from ship’s batteries or 220vAC via shorepower.

    Battery Banks:
    • 3x 12vDC 100AH service batteries linked in parallel to supply 300Ah @ 12vDC – 2021.
    • 1x 12vDC 70AH Engine start battery - 2019
    • BEP 600-DCM battery monitor.

    • Mastervolt 12/50-3 50Amp battery charger.

    Wind Generation:
    • Air Breeze wind turbine (de-mountable).

    • Single engine driven 12v, 125amp.

    Shore Power:
    • 220vAC shore power system, hardwired, RCD protected with internal ring main and 220vAC sockets


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised hot and cold-water system.
    • Jabsco 12vDC pressure pump with accumulator tank.
    • Hot water supplied from engine heated 40-litre Isotherm calorifier. 220vAC immersion heater fitted.
    • Single lever faucets in galley, forward heads and aft heads.
    • Dedicated shower faucet in forward heads.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Manual bilge pump.
    • 12vDC electric bilge pump, auto & manual switching.

    Deck Wash:
    • 12vDC, saltwater deck wash system with hose and pump.

    Gas System:
    • Gaslow gas cylinder autochanger system.
    • Remote gas shutoff.

    • Single stainless-steel fuel tank.
    • Approximately 185-litre capacity.
    • Located under starboard saloon settee.

    Fresh Water:
    • Single stainless-steel water tank.
    • Approximately 285-litre capacity.
    • Located under port saloon settee.

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

    Additional Portable Tanks:
    • 25-litre diesel container.
    • 10-litre water container.

    Tank Meters:
    • Offshore Instruments 3340 tank gauge at the Navigation Area for; both holding tanks, fresh-water tank and fuel tank.

    • Nexus Wind speed/direction
    • Nexus Log/temperature
    • Nexus Depth
    • Nexus digital GPS chartplotter
    • 2x NXR mast displays
    • 2x multifunction interfaces
    • Wind transducer
    • Nexus steerpilot autopilot
    • Garmin GND-10 NMEA2000 interface – 2019 (never used).
    • Panasonic Toughpad PC Chart plotter x 2 (to replace the original PC).
    • ICS Nav6 NAVTEX receiver
    • TrueHeading Carbon AIS Transceiver

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom MM 505 VHF with DSC and cockpit Command mike.
    • Iridium Go! Satphone.
    • 2x Icom hand portable VHF radios.


    • Twin stainless steel sinks with single lever faucet.
    • Eno two-burner, grill and oven gas cooker, gimbal mounted with pan clamps.
    • Danfoss Isotherm 3201 top loading, 65 litre, fridge with thru-hull cooler.
    • 2x Jabsco manual flush marine toilets.
    • Dedicated shower faucet and stall in forward heads.

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Eberspacher Airtronic D5, diesel fired, blown air heating system with outlets in all sleeping cabins, saloon and both heads and control at the navigation station.
    • 3x opening deck hatches and 6x opening portholes.

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

    • Agora flat screen TV with remote control positioned at the Navigation Area.
    • Sony Marine stereo head unit. Radio/CD/MP3 & AUX input. Remote control.
    • 2x TR speakers in saloon.
    • 2x Kenwood cockpit speakers.


    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 sole boards.
    • Faun coloured upholstery.
    • Fitted seat covering to the Navigator’s seat.
    • All portlights, portholes, deck hatches and washboards fitted with smoked grey Perspex and curtains or blinds as appropriate.

    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.
    • 4x Drawer storage provided under aft end of bunk with large bin type lockers forward.
    • Hanging locker to starboard.
    • Single large opening deck hatch.
    • 2x Reading lights.
    • USB double socket.

    Forward Heads:
    • Dedicated compartment accessed via door to port side of master cabin.
    • Moulded base to compartment incorporating; sole, toilet mounting plinth and countertop unit. finished with raised varnished mahogany trims.
    • Dedicated shower stall and faucet with a showerhead on a rail.
    • Pumped drain from sole of compartment for shower.
    • Jabsco manually operated marine toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
    • White laminate counter-top, inset stainless steel wash hand basin with single lever faucet.
    • Single opening deck hatch.
    • Shower curtain.
    • Cupboard with hanging rail.
    • Mirror with mahogany frame.
    • Recess for soap/shampoo behind shower rail.
    • Ventilation hatch to roof.
    • 4x Clothes hooks.

    Main Saloon:
    • ‘Option 2’ layout. Traditional style saloon.
    • Faun coloured upholstery in saloon.
    • 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 with front opening cupboard under.
    • Storage shelves and lockers provided outboard of settee backs.
    • Additional storage locker space accessible by removing settee backs.
    • 2x Portlights in hull sides with 6x portlights in coachroof and single opening deck hatch.
    • Reading lights and downlights.
    • USB socket.

    Navigation Station:
    • Starboard side aft of saloon.
    • Forward facing chart table with dedicated Navigator’s seat.
    • Large chart table to take full sized chart folded in half.
    • Ship’s switch panel, VHF, repeater, LCD battery monitor, stereo located outboard. Panel hinges forward for maintenance.
    • Storage within table for charts, Bosun’s drawers beneath and various storage compartments outboard.

    • Port side aft of saloon.
    • L-shaped worktop.
    • White vinyl countertop with varnished mahogany fiddles.
    • Double inset stainless steel sinks with single lever swivelling faucet.
    • Top loading 65-litre fridge outboard forward.
    • ENO stainless-steel gimbal mounted 2-burner gas cooker with oven.
    • Selection of storage lockers outboard of worktop with lockers beneath.
    • Opening porthole over to cabin superstructure.
    • Kitchen towel holder.
    • Down lights.

    Aft Heads:
    • Dedicated compartment located to the starboard side of the companionway.
    • Moulded base to compartment incorporating; sole, toilet mounting plinth and countertop unit. Finished with raised varnished mahogany trims.
    • Jabsco manual flush marine toilet discharging overboard or via holding tank.
    • White laminate countertop with inset stainless steel wash hand basin with single lever faucet.
    • Vanity unit outboard and further cupboard under wash basin.
    • Single opening porthole.
    • Mirror with mahogany frame hinges to access cupboard.
    • Separate cupboard with hanging rail.

    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.
    • USB double socket.

    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.
    • Axxon carbon mast with three sets swept back spreaders – clear-varnished 2022.
    • Axxon carbon boom - clear-varnished 2022.
    • Nitronic rod standing rigging – replaced 2022.
    • Running rigging has been replaced where required – 2022.
    • Selden rod boom vang.
    • Selden Furlex TD (thru-deck) roller reefing system on forestay.
    • Single line reefing mainsail with single line system for reefs 1&2.
    • Single adjustable backstay system with Selden blocks.
    • German mainsheet system.
    • Harken spinnaker pole track to the front of the mast.
    • Karver Code Zero Furler.
    • Axxon carbon spinnaker pole.
    • Spinnaker sheets & guys.
    • Stack Pack and lazyjacks for mainsail.
    • Halyards, reefing lines and control lines all lead aft to cockpit, where required, replaced - 2022.
    • Selden RCB side deck mounted 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 positioned just forward of the helm pedestal.
    • Rope clutches for halyard and reefing lines, port and starboard sides of companionway.
    • Power Clutches for mainsail and genoa/blade halyards.
    • Selden WinchFeeder crossover blocks for port and starboard halyard winches.
    • Selden jammers for mainsheet to free winches for use with roller reefing furling line.

    • 2x Harken 60 2-speed self-tailing manual primary winches to cockpit.
    • 2x Harken 46 2-speed self-tailing manual secondary winches to cockpit.
    • 1x Harken UniPower 900 single-speed self-tailing electric halyard winch positioned to starboard on coachroof.
    • 1x Harken 46 2-speed self-tailing manual halyard and control lines winch positioned to port on the coachroof.

    • Owen Sails Dacron mainsail with single line reefing – 2022
    • Owen Sails furling Jib – 2022
    • UK Sailmakers, Kungshamn, Sweden, spinnaker - 2011.
    • OneSails Code-0 – 2013.
    • Trysail.
    • Storm jib.

    • Stainless-steel step-through pulpit with teak step, stainless-steel pushpit with gate to bathing platform and matching stanchions with matching guard wires.
    • Guardwire gates port and starboard.
    • Mast mounted foredeck light.
    • Stainless steel grabrails to the coachroof between sprayhood and mast.
    • Large independent deck locker forward, accessible via single opening deck hatch and fixed internal stainless-steel ladder.
    • 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.
    • Hinged bathing ladder to the transom.
    • Fixed mast for detachable wind generator fixed to the transom and pushpit.

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans Project 1000 12vDC electric windlass located un the anchor locker with plug in remote control.
    • Single stainless steel bow roller
    • Dedicated anchor locker.
    • Bruce stainless-steel bow anchor (20kgs) with approximately 30m of anchor chain and; 30mm rode, (approximately 60m in total).
    • Bruce stainless-steel kedge anchor with approximately 30m of lead-weighted line.
    • Stainless steel cleats, forward, midships & aft.
    • Boathook.
    • Warps and fenders

    Covers and cushions:
    • Mainsail stackpack cover of green coloured canvas with lazy jacks.
    • Green coloured canvass genoa cover.
    • Helm bimini of green coloured canvas and stainless steel frame.
    • Sprayhood of green coloured canvas with stainless steel frame and additional side clears for added visibility.
    • Canvas sprayhood tonneau cover for when the sprayhood is stowed.

    Tender & Outboard Motor:
    • Zodiac inflatable tender.
    • Tohatsu 3.5hp outboard motor.

    • 2 x Brompton folding cycles


    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.

    • Liferaft – last inspected November 2019.
    • Jon Buoy recovery module – last inspected November 2019.
    • Throwing line.
    • Baltic Swede Buoy man overboard recovery system.
    • Lift strop with ‘NIGHTFALL’ on it.
    • Fire extinguishers.

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

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Afloat Southampton, Hampshire, UK

    Available to view strictly by appointment

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

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    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: James McNeil
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    Email: james@grabaiuinternational.com

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