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Priced to sell!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Guernsey, Guernsey
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- £ 59,950 Tax Not Paid (US$ 76,322)
This Sovereign 400 'Kaiso' was designed by Naval Architect, Rob Humphreys, and built by Sovereign Yachts in England. She is an ideal passage making performance cruiser, built to a high standard of construction and benefits from quality fittings such as Lewmar winches and hatches.
She comes from an era where boats were designed for sailing rather than being built to sell in volumes at boat shows, this means that she is sea kindly however has a smaller (although deep and well protected) cockpit and smaller internal volume than found in some latter day designs.
Set up for performance she has a traveller in front of the helm and oversize Lewmar 54 primary winches, her deep cockpit makes her a safe comfortable boat and her folding wheel provides extra room when moving around the wheel. The elliptical lead fin keel is of lead with a ballast ratio of 0.46 which means that she is stiffer and more reliable in tougher weather conditions and she will hold sail for longer compared to many lighter cruising boats of a similar size.
Her interior joinery of contrasting wood gives her a modern light feel and demonstrates the attention to detail in her build compared to most modern / cheaper production brands. She sleeps eight in a master forward ensuite cabin, two aft cabins with day head and saloon.
Her aft cabin which is accessed via the aft head, easily converts to a utility storage cabin "garage" and is a real benefit for those wanting to cruise longer distances. She benefits from opening port lights and plenty of storage throughout, and a drop leaf saloon table makes her very spacious.
The Sovereign 400 is designed and built to meet the requirements of the CE directive 94/25/CE (Category A - 'Ocean') for recreational craft.
Note - this vessel is currently shrink wrapped for winter protection although she is still accessible by ladder at ground level.
I have done many thousands of miles cruising on "Kaiso" and found her safe, enjoyable and rewarding to sail. Her specification has been gradually upgraded in recent years and most recently with safety gear for long distance cruising.
She was launched in 2007 in Southampton, UK and sailed across the Atlantic towards the end of the year. She has been widely sailed in the Caribbean, being used for pleasure cruising and occasional skippered chartering and regatta use. In the last two years she has been used for cruising on the Eastern seaboard.
Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years, Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001. His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees. An experienced sailor (200gt Commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer. While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specializes in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.
Contact Adrian Nicolle by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7013, M +44 (0)77 6883 4664 for more details.
Please contact Adrian Nicolle at +44 (0)23 8115 7013
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Sovereign Yachts
Designer: Rob Humphreys
LOA: 40 ft 4 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 32 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 18450 lbs
Total Power: 40 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 820
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 40 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (175 Liters)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of bathrooms: 2
GRP and Balsa sandwich construction. The hull incorporates 2 transverse longitudinal stringers with 9 ring frames to provide added hull strength and stiffness.
Hull to deck joint with polyurethane sealant and mechanical fasteners. Bulkheads bonded to hull and deck.
The keel is lead antimony. Standard draft 1.95m/6'4"
Spade rudder with solid stainless stock and self-aligning bearings. Top bearing serviced 2014.
Lewmar Whitlock precision rack and pinion steering system. Full service 2014 Space saving Lewmar steering wheel.
Steering pedestal with compass and stainless steel arch.
Engine control lever on pedestal
Engine control panel
2 winch pockets
3 harness attachment points
240 V shore power supply
2 lazarette’s behind steering wheel
Electric bilge pump
Cockpit cushions x 3
Emergency steering tiller
Anchor windlass cockpit control
Mainsail 39.5m2 / 425 sq. ft - 3 reef points
Genoa 140% 58.3m2 / 628 sq. ft furling - UV strip
Rigging and deck gear
Stainless steel pushpit, stainless steel pulpit
Keel stepped aluminum anodised mast, twin spreaders, stainless steel standing rigging
Lazyjacks for mainsail
Headsail furling system –Profurl
Spinnaker pole lift (moused)
Anchor and steaming lights
Rigid boom vang
Stanchions with two levels of guard rails
6 Mooring cleats
2 Deck filler plates
2 Lazarette lockers
2 Self-tailing 54ST Lewmar winches
4 Self-tailing 44ST winches
2 Lewmar opening deck hatches
10 Lewmar opening portlights
4 Mushroom vents
2 Stainless steel grab rails
2 folding padeyes in cockpit
10 sheath deck organisers for halyard returns
10 Spinlock clutches on coachroof
Sliding companionway hatch. Washboard in Plexiglass stops and lock
Genoa sheet track with piston blocks
Mainsheet bridging track in cockpit with adjustable traveler
2 Folding pad-eyes
2 x Genoa turning blocks
3 winch handles
CQR anchor – 35 lbs – 100 feet of chain and 50 feet of warp approx.
Kedge anchor with chain and warp
Headroom 6ft 2 ins in each cabin.
Teak steps - fitted to engine compartment cover
Access to engine from front, top and sides
Large U-shaped settee to starboard
Saloon folding leaf table with drinks storage
Sea berth to port and starboard
Lockers behind seats
7 opening port lights - Lewmar
LED spotlights in ceiling - 2014
Forward facing chart table with hinged desk
Seat with vinyl covered cushion
Lorenz Chart plotter (new 2012) with AIS receiver
McMurdo weather fax
Display switch panel
Autohelm 6002 autopilot
Raymarine DSC VHF radio
Handheld VHF Cobra 2011
Tacktick boat speed/log, depth and wind instruments – solar charged, wireless units
LED Tricolour and anchor light
Charts (Caribbean region), pilotage guides
Binoculars (new 2012)
L-shaped galley on starboard side
Top opening insulated fridge /freezer compartment
Double stainless steel sink with mixer tap for pressurised hot/cold water. Hot water from heat exchanger/shore power
Cooker with 2 burner stove/oven on gimbals. LPG gas bottle storage external
LED lights in galley area
Storage under sink with shelf and door
Swing hinged waste bin
Shelves and lockers above work-top and cooker
Aft Starboard Cabin:
Starboard - Double berth Thick foam mattress
Hanging locker with side locker
Large Storage locker to port above engine
Shelf with fiddle over berth
Fuel tank under berth
Lighting and ventilation
3 down lights
1 reading light
Port aft Cabin:
Utility cabin with double berth mattress and stowage below
Electric shower pump
Washbasin unit in stainless steel
Chrome plated mixer tap with shower
Ventilation from hatch
Forward / ensuite head
Electric shower pump
Washbasin unit in stainless steel
Chrome plated mixer tap with shower
Holding (waste) tank – 27 gallons
Ventilation from hatch
Rigid polyethylene tanks. 32 gallons on port side saloon under seating and 30 gallons on starboard saloon side under seating.
Inspection plates and gauges at electrical panel
Manual bilge pump feeding from sump, operated in cockpit.
Water heater 5 gallon capacity – heat exchanger on engine and shore power (220v)
Electric bilge pump with strainer serving aft and saloon area
Electric bilge pump in aft cockpit lockers
Blue Sea systems backlit switch panel with AC/DC
Solaris solar panel (new 2012 - $840)
Each cabin has a cabin light switch fixed on the nearest bulkhead
1 x 85 amp engine battery
2 x 160 amp service batteries
VSR Battery management system - located next to engine battery
Shore power Battery charger (Sterling)
12v lighter socket
Electrical anchor windlass – 1000 W (Simpson Lawrence) with remote control switch in cockpit and at bow
Stereo (Alpine) with interior and exterior speakers
Shore power lead (220v.)
Yanmar 40hp. 3JH (serviced 2014)
Shaft drive transmission (cutlass bearing replaced 2012)
Alternator with battery isolator
Fuel tank. 38.5gals / 175l
Engine room blower
2 blade fixed propeller
6 man liferaft (Plastimo) (serviced 2012)
Epirb emergency Beacon (serviced 2014)
6 lifejackets with harnesses
First aid kit
Additional equipment, tools, spares etc
Tupperware boxes of spares: Fuses, tape, string, batteries etc.
Crockery and cutlery
Tools inc. ratchet set
Makita cordless power drill
Large portable icebox
Tender and Outboard
Suzumar dinghy and oars
Mercury 3.3hp outboard
Monitor Wind steering system (new 2014)
Humphreys Yacht Design
Humphreys Yacht Design boasts a portfolio of work that is as diverse as it is successful. Founded in 1974, HYD’s roots lie in the design of racing yachts and small custom sailing yachts, but over the years the office has expanded into the series-production and large custom sectors, for both sailing and motor yachts.
HYD founder, Rob Humphreys, has over thirty years experience in production yacht design, commencing with the Conquest 23 Mini Tonner in 1978 and then, soon after, the Trapper 950 – the most famous of which, Roller Coaster, finished second at the 1979 Half Ton world championship. From there followed a wide range of very popular and now sought after production yacht designs, such as the Contessa 33, Contessa 27, Sigma 400 and the Gib’Sea 414, to name but a few.
HYD’s current range of production yacht designs for Oyster, Elan and Southerly are built on long-standing relationships with each company, going back almost two decades. The portfolio includes luxury global cruisers such as the Oyster 82, performance cruiser-racers like the Elan 410 and affordable cruising boats such as the Impression 344.
Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
- As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
- This boat is lying in Guernsey, UK Channel Islands.
- This boat is VAT not paid
- © 2015/16 Nicolle Associates
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