2000-launched Najad 490 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 2000-launched Najad 490 ‘TANIWANI’.

Custom-built for her current owner and launched in April 2000, TANIWANI is hull No.11 of the Najad 490 range of Swedish-built centre-cockpit bluewater cruising yachts.

Named TANIWANI after a heroic young fish in an Austrian children picture book from the 1950’s, her engineer-owner has enjoyed cruising in some of the world’s finest cruising grounds including a full circumnavigation between 2004 and 2008. More recently TANIWANI has been based in around Madeira, cruising between the Atlantic islands and Portugal, wintering each year ashore and undercover.

Fitted out for serious bluewater adventures, she ticks almost every possible box, plus plenty more. Her specification highlights include:-
• Kevlar reinforced bow sections
• Full epoxy system to hull
• 2.00m draft keel
• 3-cabin, plus passage-making berth layout with master walkaround double aft and twin bunk cabins forward.
• Yanmar 96hp engine with 3-bladed Flex-o-Fold propeller
• Increased diesel tankage
• 24vDC retractable bowthruster
• In-mast furling rig with 2019 Elvstrom Hydranet triradial sails
• Full-time cutter rig
• Twin spinnaker poles
• Andersen electric sheet and mainsheet winches
• Fischer Panda 6.5kw generator
• Aerogen wind generator
• Solar panels
• 70lph reverse osmosis watermaker
• Eberspacher diesel heating system
• Twin fridges plus additional freezer
• Microwave oven
• Washer/dryer
• Dive compressor
• Tender & outboard with retractable davits
• Stern anchor with windlass
• Furuno touchscreen chart plotters with open-array digital radar
• Raymarine autopilot system and primary navigation instruments
• SSB radio with Pactor modem

“Designing a sailing yacht, capable of sailing all over the world and at the same time being comfortable and safe for the crew, requires a great experience of long-distance cruising yachts. The result is a Najad 490. A 49 foot sailing yacht with a powerful, extremely seaworthy hull of modern design.
The bolted keel of lead is relatively long in order to maintain course stability and a smooth action at sea. When handling on land the yacht can stand on the keel without support in the fore-and-aft line.
The rudder is semi-balanced with a strong skeg, which ensures the steering is light and positive.
The Strong floor plat construction and stringers are laminated into the hull in order to take the external and rig load. An integral swimming platform is built into the stern for comfort and safety.
The Najad 490 offers, due to her size and volume, a variety of individual layout solutions. These layouts are designed by our design department and together with the client the boat is planned for 2-8 persons. Hereby, the Najad 490 is always a very personal yacht in a class of her own.
Built according to Germanischer Lloyd’s Specification:
Each boat is designed and built to Germanischer Lloyd’s specifications for “GL100 A5.” This includes hull, deck, superstructure, main bulkheads, engine bed, chain plate attachments and sterm fittings as well as plumbing, electricity and electronics. A Germanischer Lloyd’s Certificate is supplied to each boat.”

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.





For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Hallberg-Rassy 53 – full details here

Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 48 – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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