2001 NAJAD 391

£159,500 tax paid

Lightly used and very well maintained Najad 391

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNajad 391
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingWhitehills, Scotland, United Kingdom


EngineYanmar 4JH3-TBE 71hp
Engine Hours914
Fuel Capacity275l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity145l


Great example of this late model Najad 391. Launched in 2001 and with boasting a fantastic cruising specification. Low hours and very well maintained.


Listed in association with our Scottish partners Mark Cameron Yachts, FARAHBOUT is a very well presented example of the popular Najad 391. With only her third owner since new she has been maintained to a very high standard by three very consensus owners. Bought by current owners in Holland she had previously been very lightly used for cruising on the inland seas.

Built by one of Europe’s premium boat builders the quality of finish above and below decks is excellent with the wood work and upholstery throughout the accommodation in excellent condition for a boat of this age.

Her specification highlights include:-
• Blue style lines
• Teak decks
• Skeg-hung rudder
• Yanmar 71hp engine with low hours
• Bowthruster
• Maxprop
• Holding tank
• Raymarine instruments with radar and chart plotter
• AIS transponder
• Eberspacher diesel heating
• Force 10 stove
• Forward shower
• Removable inner forestay
• Selden RCB car system with fully-battened mainsail
• Cruising chute
• Recent sail wardrobe
• Sprayhood and cockpit tent
• Liefraft


I sold my Jeanneau Sun Legend in 1995 with the intention to move to a heavier cruising boat. However, family and business conspired to curtail my sailing.

Following retirement in 2012 I decided to invest in another boat to be enjoyed by my sons and grandchildren. I also harboured hopes of reliving “glory days” with my old crewmates.

After a visit to the boat show in London an old friend suggested I would get far more satisfaction from a pre-owned quality cruising boat than the current high-volume production boats. Having always admired the flush deck look of the Najad 391 together with the inherent strength and quality the search began. I considered three vessels in UK, but on examination found them a little tired if not heavily worn. Deflated by the results of my search to date I was reconsidering my options when I spotted a 391 for sale in Netherlands. I called Kees Hundersmark of Najad Benelux, who simply stated “if you want a 391 you will buy this one”! A visit to Haven Kloosternol found my boat in their show hall indistinguishable from the new boats on display.

It had been commissioned by an elderly gentleman who had rarely used it and never slept aboard. After a short time, it was purchased from him by his friend, a family man, who sailed (Baseline) lightly; primarily on the Ijsselmeer; with indoor winter storage. Unfortunately the second owner had relocated for work and his family had moved away, making keeping the boat impractical. Until my ownership in 2013 it had rarely seen salt water.

After successful survey I became the proud owner of my very own Najad 391. I considered sailing home but felt I was probably too rusty to be comfortable. Delivery crews discounted, I decided to bear the cost of road transport to Whitehills in NE Scotland.

My hopes of reliving glory days with old crew did not materialise and family could not commit to my timescales of meaningful cruising. Turning the age of seventy I find it a little too big without regular crew and my wife, who is no sailor worries if I am on my own.

Farahbout is a great boat and I enjoy the maintenance programme but reluctantly now must downsize.


The Najad 391 is designed to be a modern long distance cruiser with the highest sailing performance.
The keel and rudder are built up by NACA wing sections. The fin keel is relatively long for good course stability and motion at sea.

The ballast lead keel with a ratio of 44% is bolted on and a small wing at the bottom of the keel reduces the water flow and which results in less drag.

The rudder is semi-balanced with a strong half skeg, which ensures steering is light and positive.
This combination of keel and rudder design enables the boat to have a turning circle of her own length.
The hull, keel, rudder and rig design have improved the sheeting angles to 10/14o and this has resulted in improved performance and speed.

The strong bottom grid and stringers are laminated into the hull in order in order to take the external rig loads.

An integral swim platform is built into the stern for comfort and security.

The 391 has an open and uncluttered flush deck with a small coachroof aft which improves headroom in the aft cabin.

The windscreen is forward of the instrument panel in the cockpit to create more space below the sprayhood.
The cockpit recesses in the coamings are flush which gives a more comfortable backrest.

Below deck the layout is basically the same as in many other Najad models. Our experience this has shown that this layout proves to be the best at sea.

Based on modern techniques and many years of experience the Najad 391 is a product of perfection from Najad.



RCD Status:
• RCD Status: The yacht meets the requirements of the EC Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) with Boat design category: A (Ocean).

Hull Construction:
• GRP moulded Hull.
• Hand laid-up hull moulding of sandwich type form using ISO polyester resin and tri-axial rovings.
• External surface finished with NGA gelcoat in an off-white colour with blue sheerband.
• Hull reinforced with transverse floor plate construction and longitudinal stringers.
• All main bulkheads and transverse chainplate fittings laminated into hull.
• Galvanised mast pillar bolted to the floor plate construction.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP moulded deck and superstructure.
• Hand laid –up moulding of sandwich type construction.
• Additional reinforcing laminate in way of high load deck fittings.
• Substantial solid teak capping rail.
• Traditional solid teak, swept laid teak on deck, coachroof and swimming platform.

Keel & Rudder:
• NACA foil section keel.
• External lead ballast keel bolted to hull with 13 stainless steel bolts.
• Stepped keel to hull joint to minimise sheering forces in the event of grounding.
• Small wing along bottom edge of keel reduced waterflow beneath the keel resulting in less drag.
• Skeg and rudder in NACA section.
• Semi-balanced rudder of GRP construction with 50mm stainless steel rudder stock.
• Rudder fittings in cast bronze, bolted to skeg.
• Rudder tube sealed with stuffing gland.


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH3-TBE marine diesel engine producing 71hp at 3600rpm.
• 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled, diesel engine.
• Kanzaki reversing marine gearbox.
• Engine located within a dedicated, sound insulated machinery space beneath the cockpit sole. Access to the compartment is provided via a large opening hatch from the passage way to the aft cabin. The cabin sole can also be lifted to provide access from above if required.

Maintenance & performance:
• 914 recorded running hours.
Last serviced autumn 2017, currently in a winterised condition.
Propulsion & Steering:
• Sidepower SP95T 12vDC bowthruster
• 35mm stainless steel propeller shaft.
• Volvo Penta type, maintenance free shaft seal.
• MaxProp 3 blade, bronze feathering propeller. Fully serviced by manufacturer 2015.
• Bronze quadrant with stainless steel wire and chain to pedestal
• Leather covered stainless steel wheel.


Voltage systems:
• 12v electrical system with twin battery isolation switches.
• 240v shore power system with connection sockets in cockpit and anchor locker.
• Hardwired system with RCD protection.
• Galvanic isolator system.

Battery Banks:
• Engine Bank – 1 x 12v. Wilco 108Ah, lead acid type battery. (2013)
• Domestic Bank – 3 x 12v. AGM Marine 140Ah. (2013)

• Victron battery charger – Pallas-TG 12v 50amp. Remote indicator panel

• Hitachi 80amp engine driven.

Other Electrical:
• 220vAC and shore power inlet
• Battery Monitor – Victron Energy BMV-501 at chart table


Fresh Water:
• Fully pressurised hot and cold water system.
• Hot and cold faucets provided in Galley and heads.
• Showers provided in heads.
• 45 litre hot water tank, heated from engine or 240v immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• Manual bilge pump
• Electric bilge pump with automatic or manual switching

Gas System:
• Two Camping Gaz 907 cylinders. Located in Anchor locker
• Gas solenoid isolation valve.


• 275 litre capacity.
• Single stainless steel fuel tank.
• Analogue gauges for tank at switch panel.

Fresh Water:
• Combined tank capacity of 305 litres
• Three tanks in total. Wing tank and forward tank linked as one.
• Central tank located in bilge space amidships.
• Wing tank under starboard settee bunk in saloon.
• Tank gauges for forward and aft tanks

Holding Tanks:
• 145 litre stainless steel tank.
• Tank located under sole of cockpit locker.


In Cockpit:
• Raymarine ST60 depth instrument.
• Raymarine ST60 log instrument.
• Raymarine ST60 wind instrument.
• Raymarine ST60 close hauled wind repeater.
• Raymarine C80 MFD showing plotter, radar (Raymarine 2kw mast mounted scanner), GPS & AIS data.
• Raytheon ST6000 autopilot with linear drive

At Chart Table:
• Raymarine C80 MFD showing plotter, radar(Raymarine 2kw mast mounted scanner) , GPS & AIS data
• Furuno NX-300 Navtex
• Raymarine AIS650 transponder (2017)

Communications Equipment:
• Icom IC-M421 VHF
• Shipmate RS8300 VHF


• Force 10 gas galley range. Gimballed. 3 burner and oven.
• 100ltr volume top loading Coolmatic fridge below worktop with ice box.
• Double stainless steel sink with single faucet.
• Stainless steel insulated coffee pot with bulkhead mounting.

• Jabsco manual marine toilet. Discharge overboard or via holding tank.
• Wash hand basin with single hot and cold faucet.
• Vanity unit and storage.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher D5 diesel fired blown air system.
• 5 outlets in total. Forward cabin, forward shower, saloon, heads and aft cabin
• Thermostatic control at chart table.
• Forward cabin: Opening skylight.
• Shower cabin: Opening skylight.
• Saloon: 2 opening skylights, 2 dorade vents through deck, louvers in washboards.
• Galley: Opening porthole.
• Heads: 2 opening portholes. Ventilator to cockpit.
• Aft Cabin: Opening skylight, 2 opening portholes, two ventilators.
• Curtains for all portlights.
• Combined roller shutters and fly screens for all deck hatches.

• Halogen down lighters in all cabins.
• Reading lights in saloon
• Reading lights above each bunk.
• Downlighters within open storage shelves in saloon.

• Blaupunkt Heidelberg CD50. Radio & CDs. Speakers in saloon and cockpit
• Blaupunkt Heidelberg CD50. Radio & CDs. Aft cabin only


Summary of Accommodation:
• The accommodations provide two double cabins, large open plan saloon, navigation station with forward facing chart table and navigators seat, linear galley, dedicated shower compartment forward, large heads compartment and double master cabin aft.

Accommodation Finish:
• Mahogany joinery finished in a rich satin varnish
• Teak and Holly soleboards throughout.
• Off white vinyl headlining in the traditional Scandinavian style with mahogany trims between the panels.
• Lightly patterned faun upholstery throughout with matching cushions in saloon.

Accommodation Layout from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• Two single berths in V-layout.
• Central infill section to create full width double.
• Small dresser unit to starboard at aft end of cabin.
• Lockers and drawers below bunks with additional bin lockers outboard.
• Overhead lockers running the length of the bunks outboard.
• Large opening deck hatch with step on bulkhead to allow access from deck.
• Shower compartment accessed from within the forward cabin, located to port and aft end of cabin.
• Moulded finish to shower with teak seat and corrian sole plate.
• Deck hatch within compartment.

Main Saloon:
• Taking advantage of the full width of the vessel.
• Open plan to Nav Station and Galley aft.
• Bench seating running length of saloon to starboard. L-shaped seat to port.
• Seat backs removable with storage lockers outboard.
• Centrally located double drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage in table.
• Storage lockers and shelves above seating outboard.

Nav Station:
• Located to starboard aft of saloon.
• Forward facing chart table with chart storage within table.
• Dedicated navigators seat.
• Bosuns drawers and lockers beneath chart table
• Ships switch panel outboard with navigation instrumentation mounted forward.

• Large compartment located immediately aft of Nav Station.
• Moulded constructing with easy clean surfaces.
• Corrian sole plate.
• Forward facing manual marine toilet at aft end of compartment.
• Vanity unit and storage.

• L-shaped linear galley running along port side to aft cabin.
• Double stainless steel sink.
• Force 10 gimballed, gas galley range.
• 100ltr top loading fridge with inbuilt ice box.
• Large below worktop storage locker outboard.
• Selection of drawers and lockers below worktop.
• Selection of lockers above worktop outboard.

Master Cabin:
• Accessed through galley.
• Full width cabin.
• Two large single berths in V-formation.
• Small armchairs port and starboard, forward of bunks.
• Fold up dressing table centrally.
• Hanging locker and storage drawers outboard forward to port.
• Overhead storage lockers aft.
• Fitted carpets protecting the varnished teak and holly sole boards.


• Deck stepped, twin spreader masthead sloop rig.
• Mast and spars in silver anodised alloy, manufactured by Selden.
• Standing rigging in 1x19 stainless steel wire with roll swage terminals & Hasselfor bottle screws.
• Removable inner forestay.
• Mechanical backstay adjuster.
• Furlex roller reefing system on forestay.
• Selden rod kicker.
• Spinnaker pole, stowing on mast track.
• Selden RCB car system for mainsail.
• Selden alloy bottle screw protectors on all shrouds.

• Primary Winches – 2x Andersen 52, two speed, self-tailing.
• Halyard Winches – 2x Andersen 28, two speed, self-tailing

• Mainsail – White dacron. Fully battened on Selden RCB cars with loose foot. Hyde Sails 2014
• Genoa – 140% roller reefing. White dacron with blue UV stripe. Hyde Sails 2014
• Spare Mainsail
• Spare Roller Reefing Genoa
• Cruising Chute – Tri-radial cut. Used only twice. Hyde Sails.
• Strom Jib – as new

• Boarding Ladder – Transom mounted folding ladder
• Outboard Storage Bracket
• Jacobs 6 leg cradle - Available by separate negotiation

Covers & Canvas:
• Cockpit tent – With roll up panels port, starboard and aft.
• Mainsail Cover – Stack-pack type with mast boot and lazy jacks.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Main Anchor – 20kg Bruce on 40m, calibrated chain rode.
• Kedge Anchor – 15kg Folding anchor with chain(3m)/warp(40m) rode.
• Windlass – Lofrans vertical windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. New remote control in 2017
• Mooring Warps – Selection
• Fenders - Selection


Navigation Lights:
• Low level port, starboard & stern.
• Mast mounted steaming light
• Mast head tri-colour
• Masthead anchor light

Life saving:
• Liferaft – Autoflug 4 person cannister raft. Service due 2018.
• Lifejackets – 6 off
• Dab buoy
• Life buoy

Fire control:
• Fire extingushers new 2017 – 2x 2kg.

Viewing arrangements

Lying : Whitehills, Scotland, UK

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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