2009 Arcona 400 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 2009 Arcona 400 ‘SEA FEVER’.

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 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.

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:

Maxi Yachts 1300 – full details here

Sly Yachts SLY 42 – full details here

Comar Comet 41s – full details here

X-Yachts IMX-40 – full details here

Baltic Yachts 40 – full details here

Sweden Yachts 390 – 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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