NAJAD Najad 391 for sale

Lymington, United Kingdom

£99,950 GBP

General Information

NAJAD Najad 391
Used sail boat for sale
Price comment
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Name of boat
Year of manufacture
Length overall
12.09 metres
3.63 metres
Lymington, United Kingdom


Fuel capacity
341 litres


Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
455 litres

About this NAJAD Najad 391

Bluewater spec Najad 391 from 1997. She has an in mast furling rig and generator. Very well cared for and in good condition, including her decks. Split aft cabin layout and twin heads making her a very desirable layout.

Sailboat Buyer Guide 2001 Comments

The Najad 391 is designed with a large, uncluttered, flush teak deck.  The teak planks are curved to follow the shear of the hull with solid teak fitted around the outer deck edge and hatches. 

The cockpit provides good protection behind the toughened glass windscreen which is further enhanced by a sprayhood that folds flat when not in use.

The hull has been completely redesigned and now has an integral bathing platform in the transom.  The new, sleek hull has a long sailing waterline and a flatter stern, which improves water flow.

Najad pay a lot of attention to the interior layout of their yachts because they feel it must be practical at seas as well as comfortable in the harbour.  To achieve this, Najad have utilised the space to provide ample storage and a safe working environment which will suit both long distance and weekend sailors.  The style and finish of the mahogany interior is very special and gives the boat a natural feeling of quality.

Builder's Remarks

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 section.  The fin keel is relatively long for good course stability and motion at sea.  The ballast lead keel with a ratio of 44 per cent is bolted on and a small wing at the bottom of the keel reduced waterflow which results in less drag.  The rudder is semi-balanced with a strong half-skeg, which ensure that the 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 10/14 degrees and this has resulted in increased performance and speed.  The strong bottom grid and stringers are laminated into the hull in order to take the external and rig loads. 

The 391 has got an open uncluttered flush deck with a small coachroof aft which improves the 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 back rest.  An integral swimming platform is built into the stern for comfort and security.

Below deck the layout is basically the same as in many of the other Najad models.  Our experience has shown that this layout process 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: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP sandwich hull construction using balsa core and Isophthalic resin and NGA gelcoat for improved osmosis resistance.
  • GRP sandwich deck with balsa core, laid with solid caulked teak, screwed with acid resistant stainless steel screws and deck laid in silicon.
  • Coachroof, cockpit seats, and bathing platform are also teak laid.
  • Cockpit sole has removable teak grating.
  • Substantial teak-capped bulwark
  • Brass-capped rubbing strake which is an integral part of the hull moulding.
  • Decks recaulked and lightly sanded (2012).
  • Coppercoat antifouling applied (2005).
  • The yacht has been out of the water annually for bottom scrub, andoes and hull and super structure polish.

Keel & Rudder:

  • Bolted lead keel with small wing at bottom to reduce water flow beneath keel.
  • Semi-skegged GRP rudder blade with 50mm stainless steel rudder post. Rudder fittings are cast bronze.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Yanmar 4 JH2-T (B) E, fresh-water cooled, 60HP, diesel engine.
  • Cummins Diesel Prom high efficiency filters parallel with standard primary filter.

Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine serviced annually.
  • Engine Hours: Approx 4179.8 as of June 2019.

Propulsion & Steering:

  • Flexible shaft connection and mechanical reverse gear.
  • 3-Bladed fixed bronze propeller.
  • Bowthruster (2010) with dedicated battery.
  • Steering pedestal with chain and wire-cable operated steering.
  • Leather covered 900mm stainless steel wheel.

Electrical Systems

Battery Banks:

  • Engine battery – 1 x 12v Red Flash 1000.
  • Service batteries – 5 x 12v 105Ah giving a total of 525Ah.
  • Bowthruster battery – 1 x 12v 100Ah Red Flash 1800 battery located in forepeak.
  • Domestic and engine batteries can be linked in emergency.
  • Heart Interface Battery management system.

Battery Chargers:

  • Victron 12v 50amp battery charger.


  • Upgraded 120 Amp 12v engine alternator.


  • Aqua/Aerogen 6 (rewired as Aerogen to 4 for greater efficiency in wind mode) mounted on 4 anti-vibration mountings.

Other Electrical:

  • Adverc DCM Mk III power management display.
  • Victron charger display.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot and cold pressurized water.
  • Hot water obtained from an insulated 40 litre calorifier heated via engine heat exchanger or immersion heater powered by 220v shorepower.

Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual diaphragm bilge pump in cockpit.
  • High output electric bilge pump (auto and manual).



  • Total capacity of 341 litres (70 gallons)
  • 1 x stainless steel tank.

Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 455 litres (100 gallons).
  • 2 x stainless steel tanks (original was 75 gallons and additional 25 gallons added).

Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Total capacity of 145 litres (32 gallons);
  • Stainless steel blackwater tank in heads with deck pumpout located in starboard locker.

Navigation Equipment

Chart Table:

  • ICS Nav6 Plus Navtex with instrument repeater (2006).
  • Garmin GPS 120.
  • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control.
  • Autohelm Multi display.
  • Icom IC-M710 SSB radio.
  • Shipmate RS 8300 VHF.
  • Icom BC-162 handheld VHF.


  • Raymarine Chartplotter C90W (2009).
  • Autohelm Speed, Depth and Wind.
  • Suunto D-135 Binnacle compass.

Domestic Equipment


  • Force 10 3 burner hob and oven.
  • Electric gas valve (fail safe) in gas locker switched from galley.
  • Waeco DC 12V electric driven 100 litres capacity refrigerator.


  • 2 x Jabsco PAR manual heads with discharge directly to holding tank.
  • 2 x Showers with electric pump-out.
  • Fresh water shower on transom with hot and cold supply.

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher D5L-C cabin heating with outlets in heads, aft cabin, saloon, forward cabin and shower.


  • Sony radio/CD player.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Un-stained African mahogany with satin finish throughout interior.
  • The interior is handcrafted in selected and unstained African Mahogany, hand polished and varnished with a satin finish.Cupboards and doors in solid Mahogany with profile-milled frames.Hull sides above berths are lined in Mahogany.
  • Flooring of varnished teak plywood with holly inlay.
  • Light cream fabric upholstery with cream curtains and light grey carpets throughout.
  • White vinyl headlining’s.
  • Standing headroom in saloon 6’4 (1.93m).

Description of layout from forwards:

V berth up forward, which can be used as 2 singles of infilled to make a double. Berth length is 6’7”. Ensuite heads and shower with pull out sink.

Saloon with light upholstery making her bright below decks despite having no coachroof. Fold out table so seating can be used on both side of the saloon.

Aft of saloon to starboard is an outward facing chart table with pull out seat. Heading aft again is the large main heads which also has a shower.

Heading over to the port side we have the linear galley which leads aft to the master cabin with split double berth so you can always sleep on the comfier tack.

Deck Equipment


  • Masthead sloop with deck-stepped mast and 2 sets of spreaders.
  • Aluminium Selden inmast furling.
  • Standing rigging - S/S wire 10mm 19 strand with 8mm intermediates and babystay.
  • Selden Rodkick rod vang with gas damper.
  • Lewmar mainsheet track with ball-bearing car.
  • Selden Furlex genoa furler.
  • Removable inner forestay for storm and working jibs.
  • Separate halyards and cleats for storm and working jibs.
  • Spinnaker pole.
  • Spinnaker topping lift, stopper at mast and ball-bearing sliders with track on mast.
  • Mechanical backstay tensioner.


  • 2 x Anderson 52 genoa manual self-tailing 2 speed winches.
  • 2 x Anderson 40 spinnaker manual self-tailing 2 speed winches.
  • 2 x Anderson 28 halyard manual self-tailing at mast 2 speed winches.
  • 1 x Anderson 10 reefing manual self-tailing at mast 1 speed winch.


  • Quantum mainsail (2009).
  • Quantum genoa (2009).
  • Syveson Working jib – Dacron Radial-cut with piston hanks and UV strip (1997).
  • Syveson Storm jib – 12 sqm on hanks (orange, 1997).
  • Crusader Cruising Chute – 105 sqm tri-radial nylon with squeezer/snuffer (2002).


  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and guardrail stanchions.
  • Boarding gates to port and starboard.
  • Bathing ladder.
  • Teak seats mounted in pushpit.
  • Glass sprayscreen with aluminium frame and grab-bars.
  • Gloss varnished companionway top.
  • Storage for 2 x camping gas butane bottles.
  • Varnished cockpit table.
  • Aluminium passerelle.

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Lofrans Airon 1000w 12v electric/manual anchor windlass.
  • Rocna anchor stowed on stainless steel twin roller stemhead fitting.
  • Chain: 80 metres of 8mm chain.
  • Spring cleats.
  • Various warps and fenders.

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Cream canvas sprayhood.
  • Cream canvas cockpit tent (2018).
  • Cream canvas bimini.
  • Cream canvas cockpit cushions.

Tender & Outboard:

  • Dinghy.
  • Mariner 3.3 2 stroke outboard.
  • Teak outboard bracket on pushpit.

Safety Equipment:

  • Liferaft on Pushpit.
  • OSCAR man overboard recovery system.
  • Inflatable Jonbuoy danbuoy.
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy.
  • Full navigation lights with tricolour at masthead and anchor light.

Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguishers.

Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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