About this Yacht
San Pedro, CA
40 ft 0 in
Engine / Fuel Type:
Designer: Gary Grant
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
LWL: 35 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 18500 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7400 lbs
Total Power: 46 HP
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1987
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1109
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 46 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 2400 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (90 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (20 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Electrical Circuit: 12V
- All new B & G electronics,
- Zeus 2 GPS Plotter
- Broadband Radar integrated into Plotter
- New VHF radio with AIS and remote.
- Go Free wifi which allows use of I pad or I phone and remote use of chart plotter, radar,
- Custom 316 Stainless Steel Radar Pole.
- 42 inch Flat screen TV with Fusion combination Stereo/DVD player
- Auto Nav Autopilot commercial grade mounted under the deck
- 110 AC / 12VDC
- 4 New AGM house batteries for a total of 720 Amp Hours
- New Starting Battery
- New 120 Amp Alternator,
- Spare alternator,
- Spare regulator
- 2000amp Inverter
Sails and Rigging
- She was professionally re-rigged by Seatek,
- Mast and boom removed and professionally painted.
- New tricolor and steaming LED lights
- New standing rigging
- Chainplates examined and re bedded
- New Tides Strongtrack slide system for main
- New Running Rigging
- New Hydranet full batten Main
- New Quantum Hydranet 105% roller jib
- New Hydrovane wind vane
- Lifelines are new and 32" tall, feels very secure on deck.
- Roller furling 105 and slab reefing main (with aft furling lines to a winch, hook for the luff). All hardware is extreme quality and the same size and stuff as used on the 447. She has 7 or 8 self tailing winches, with 55 mains. She is incredibly weatherly with the 105% and deep skeg, outpointing just about everything except all out race boats.
- New Dodger
- New Bimini
- Cockpit Cushions
- UV Genoa Cover
- Main Sail Cover
- Electric Maxwell windlass
- Bow Anchor 290 feet of chain with 60 feet of line and a 55lb Rocna anchor.
- Stern Anchor 66 feet of chain with 84 feet of rode
- New uncoated Stainless 32 inch high life lines
- Oversize self tailing winches
- All teak plugs and screws removed and sealed. new teak installed bonded to the deck no screws.
- Engine runs perfect and cool, I boiled the heat exchanger and replaced the mixing elbow.
- Flat Screen TV mounter on bulkhead
- Fusion Stereo and DVD player
- Cockpit Speakers
- There are numerous filters both oil and Fuel
- Spare Water Pressure pump
- life Jackets, horn, flares, and throw able MOB
- New starter for the engine
- Full original manuals for the boat engine and all of the equipment
A write up by Chris Caswell.....
The Norseman 400 is an all-around Fantastic Yacht
The problem with the Norseman 400, (and a pleasant problem, indeed) is to decide how to describe a yacht that is all-around fantastic. From a sailing standpoint, I can't find a fault: it sails magnificently in light as well as heavy airs. The interior is open, airy, and perfectly laid-out for both offshore work and dockside living. And the builders have obviously spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all the little details that make an already great yacht into an exceptional one. Perhaps you've already broken the code: I really liked this yacht!
The Norseman 400 is the second design (third, if you count two deck layouts on their 44-footer) from Norseman Yachts, a Southern California based builder/importer. President Wally Freeman started the company in the late 1970s when he saw a need for an offshore cruising yacht with higher performance, more usable interior room, and better aesthetics than were available. The first yacht, the 447, started life with an aft cockpit, followed by a center-cockpit version, and now the slightly smaller sister, the 400.
But the Norseman 400 doesn't have to apologize to anyone for being 40 feet long. Not when you get an aft stateroom with enough floor space so that you can actually stand and get dressed normally, or a full-sized navigational station, complete with a comfortable swivel chair, that doesn't intrude on the salon.
Freeman, with naval architect Gary Grant, came up with a clever idea in the arrangement of the forward cabin and head area. By reversing the usual head/shower arrangement, the forward stateroom has its privacy, while the shower is still available to the rest of the crew.
Certainly the most pleasing feature of the Norseman 400 is the visual openness that has been achieved without wasting space. The living areas of the boat offer an airiness that is the result of both layout and some innovative thinking. The protective sea hood for the main hatch slide is a skylight so that there is plenty of light even with the hatch closed. With six opening hatches, seven opening ports, four Dorade vents, and two light prisms in addition to the fixed cabin windows, there's no shortage of either fresh air or sunlight in this yacht.
The hull has Airex coring, while the deck uses end-grain balsa for strength. The keel has internal ballast and the sturdy skeg protects the rudder from any cruising misadventures.
On deck, the non-slip surface covers every area that a crew member might step, and a teak deck is optional. Wheel steering is standard, and the helmsman has an arched seat for comfortable sailing at all angles of heel.
The lazarette areas are truly immense, with sealed space for gas bottles and a cavernous area that easily solves the problem of sail storage as well as providing enough room for a generator.
Power is supplied by a Westerbeke 46-horsepower diesel through a Hurth V-drive to a two-bladed prop. The engine compartment is heavily insulated and, with 70 gallons of fuel, there is good cruising range under power.
Under sail, the Norseman 400 has all the attributes of a thoroughbred with none of the twitchiness of many performance cruisers that can't be left untended for a moment. Steering is light but positive, with enough sensitivity to satisfy the sailor who wants to feel the balance of the yacht. Light air and heavy air performance are equally strong — this is a yacht obviously designed for fast, easy passages.
It's no surprise that Freeman and his team have spent a lot of time offshore, because the entire yacht is engineered for utility. The overhead panels, for example, are easily removable for installation or repairs to wiring and electronics. The galley is supplied not just with pressurized hot and cold water, but with a salt water pump, a water purifier, and even a built-in soap dispenser.
The icebox is better insulated than any I've seen on a production yacht, a block of ice should be a long-term investment even in hot climates. There's even a fiberglass trash bin hidden under the galley counter.
Interior Appointment and Accommodations
- There is a functioning diesel fireplace with weatherhead, fed from the main tank.
- 1 hatch and 1 porthole in forepeak, 2 hatches and 2 portholes in salon, 2 portholes in head, 1 hatch over galley, 1 hatch and 1 porthole in aft stateroom
- The aft stateroom is a double that easily sleeps two people.
- There is a very well insulated freezer compartment adjacent to the fridge, but there is no freezer unit in it.
The Norseman 400 is a very well-conceived and executed cruising vessel. After examining her modern lines and deck layout, one is surprised to find such a spacious and elegant interior. Her builder, Shing Shang is located adjacent the renowned Ta Shing yard and workmanship is equal to the Mason and Taswell lines of sailboats.
"Ditto" is one of the roomiest 40 footers we’ve seen, with a spacious salon, well-appointed galley, two comfortable staterooms and Tremendous storage space. Her interior is finished in teak with generous use of solid wood in louvered locker doors and trim. Her cabin sole is teak and headliner is white laminate with teak trim. Hull ceilings are trimmed with teak battens. Solid handholds and laminated teak fiddles and doorframes create a feeling of comfort in the strength of her construction. Reading LED spot lights (red/and white are located throughout and teak framed Alpenglow compact fluorescent lights are surface mounted in each space on the overhead.
Starting forward is the master stateroom with Huge V-berth. There is a new Custom forepeak mattress.There is generous storage space in lockers outboard along the hull side, drawers beneath the berth and aft to starboard. An opening hatch and one opening port in the hull side provides ventilation. Cedar lined hanging locker. A pocket door adds to easy access.
The head and shower are next aft to port. The head compartment is finished in easily maintained white molded fiberglass with white laminate and teak trim. A shower stall is aft with its own door to the salon. A smoked acrylic door separates the shower from the head. There's an adjustable height shower wand mounted on the forward bulkhead. A double door storage locker is outboard, beneath the deck edge. The head is located at the forward end of the compartment facing aft. Another door, inboard leads to the forward cabin. There are a number of lockers outboard and beneath the sink including a teak-trimmed mirror door medicine cabinet above the sink. The stainless steel oval sink is fitted with a single lever faucet and manual foot pump (with a dedicated faucet). A deck prism, hull side port, and small overhead hatch help ventilate and illuminate this space.
"Ditto's" comfortable salon is made more spacious by large fixed windows and two opening hull side ports. To port is a U-shaped dinette with finely constructed teak table with drop leaves and removable fiddles. There is a straight settee to starboard. The upholstery is a tasteful light blue fabric. The seat bottom and back cushions are sculpted for comfort. Extensive lockers outboard of the settees to port and starboard provide excellent storage space.
Aft and to starboard in the salon is the nav station. There is a large nav table and good access to "Ditto's" instrumentation. The table lifts to reveal storage below and there is additional storage forward below the chart table in two drawers and outboard of the bench seat. Navigation and communications electronics and electrical system breakers, meters, and controls are flush mounted in a cabinet outboard, beneath the deck edge.
"Ditto's" U-shaped galley is as big as one might conceive on a boat 45 feet or larger. Finished in white laminate with white laminate counters and teak trim and locker doors, the space is easily wiped down. A tall teak fiddle surrounds the large counter space. At the aft outboard end of the counter is the top loading access to the Sea Frost refrigeration and freezer compartments – there is also a front loading access to the fridge. There are a number of large lockers above and outboard – perfect for pantry and dish storage. Proceeding forward a bank of four drawers is beneath the counter while a knife block and cupboards are above the counter. The three burner stove/oven is next forward, a stainless crash bar running across the inboard end. There is a locker for pots and pans beneath the stove. Forward and outboard there is a dry storage locker beneath the counter, a large double door locker above the counter. A deep double stainless steel sink with fresh and salt water foot pumps, hot/cold pressure water, filtered water and soap dispenser is forward. There is a large locker beneath the sink. An elegantly curved peninsula counter is inboard. A built in trash bin is located inside the aft curved door while a spirits locker with acrylic bottle and glass holders is inside the forward curved door.
Aft and to starboard is the guest stateroom with quarterberth. There is a tall cedar lined hanging locker and three drawers outboard and forward of the berth. Additional lockers are above and aft of berth.