Broadblue Rapier 400 (2016) for sale in Nanny Cay, Virgin Islands, British

£192,842 GBP
Listed price $249,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote

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The Broadblue Rapier 400, located in Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands, is a 12.19-meter catamaran built in 2016. This vessel seamlessly blends safety and speed with family-friendly comfort. Noteworthy features include ultramodern composite construction, a high-performance rig, and excellent sea-keeping abilities. The innovative single saloon and cockpit layout ensures all lines lead back to the fully enclosed area, ideal for secure offshore operation. Outfitted lavishly for long-distance cruising, this three-cabin owner's version offers amenities such as a watermaker, solar array, electric winch, and heated cabin sole. EU VAT is paid, and the yacht is ARC compliant and ready for any ocean adventure, having just completed an Atlantic crossing in April 2024. This catamaran is a turn-key option for those seeking a capable and well-equipped vessel.

General information
Broadblue Rapier 400
Used sail boat for sale
£192,842 GBP | Listed price $249,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
A'R Mor Dirion
Length overall
12.19 metres
Nanny Cay, Virgin Islands, British

About this Broadblue Rapier 400


Meet the Rapier 400, crafted by Broadblue, A'r môr dirion. It's not just a catamaran; it's a fusion of safety, speed, and family comfort. Designed to thrill like a racing yacht yet provide the security of a family cruiser, this vessel boasts ultramodern lightweight composite construction and a high-performance rig, delivering the sailing excitement every enthusiast craves.

What sets the Rapier 400 apart is its exceptional sea-keeping abilities and the innovative Broadblue Rapier single saloon and cockpit layout, creating ample space for the entire family to enjoy. Its clever sail plan ensures all lines lead back to the fully enclosed cockpit/salon area, allowing you to operate the vessel safely offshore without sacrificing performance.

This versatile three-cabin owner's version catamaran is a rare gem, meticulously outfitted for safe and efficient offshore cruising. Creature comforts such as a watermaker, generous solar array on a rigid stainless steel frame, dinghy davits, electric halyard winch, electric heads, heated cabin sole, new batteries and more...

EU VAT PAID. This vessel has taken part in the ARC Portugal and is so equipped for long-distance, independent cruising and living. Being ARC compliant it is all ready for ocean cruising, a return to the Mediterranean or a trans -Atlantic crossing.

A'r môr dirion just crossed the Atlantic (April 2024) and is located here in the BVI, awaiting her new owner to carry on her adventures. 100% turn key and ready to cruise anywhere. Contact Chesnee Cogswell today for more information, recent photos or to schedule a showing. Someone is going to get an amazing deal on this Catamaran!

Owner's Comments:

When we were looking to buy a catamaran, my primary concern was safety with an ability to sail well. Since owning R5 I have sailed down to the med and back for two summers. I would leave with a couple of crew, and my family would fly out once we got there. The most we had on her at one time was 6 of us, and it was comfortable and worked well.

Sailing in the UK, the covers are always on, we are warm and safe inside as all sailing can be done from the saloon. Once we had crossed Biscay and reached Spanish waters the covers come off and it’s like having a different boat. There are secure hatches down to the cabins, so security is never a concern and the covers don’t go on again until a similar position on the return journey. On the first journey home we encountered a F10 subtropical storm in Biscay...sub-tropical storm Stephanie. We had 6-7 m seas, with occasionally waves breaking over the top of the boat. All the covers were on and we were inside in normal clothes… safe and dry!

There is 360* view from the helm and I can leave and return to a mooring or a pontoon on my own. All lines lead to the cockpit, and the view of the boat and sails is great. Single / shorthanded sailing is very easy. Before we bought her, we chartered a boat of another brand for two weeks in Greece, with 7 of us. 4 cabins, 4 head, lots of room. A good boat to charter. But we motored a lot. On one sail we had 20kn on the beam and we were doing 7.5kn. In R5, we would be doing in excess of 12kn. I also wouldn’t want to be in a F10 in that boat!


Stepping into the cockpit, it's evident that this catamaran is far from ordinary. A sense of offshore safety envelops you as everything appears meticulously placed. Custom cork decking lines the cabin sole and seats, complemented by a full enclosure that can be conveniently rolled up, along with large hatches for fresh breezes and shade screens. All lights are LED. All hatches and portlights have mosquito screens. All deck hatches have canvas sun covers. The companion ways' steps are teak and holly with red courtesy lights.

Moving aft, you encounter the helm area, complete with Raymarine chartplotter, multifunction displays, and engine indicators. Access to all switches for interior lighting, navigation lights, and even floodlights illuminating the sails for night trimming is conveniently located here. Just forward, a spacious refrigerated bench seating area awaits, surrounded by folding teak chairs and a stylish teak table. To port and starboard, winches and jammers facilitate sail handling, with dedicated storage space to keep lines tidy.

Forward lies a generously sized countertop with ample storage below, featuring a double stainless sink and a glass/propane cooktop, a unique find that caught my attention.

The owner's cabin resides to port. Descending the stairs reveals a queen-sized berth flanked by ample storage and a screened hanging locker ensuring proper ventilation. Just forward, the navigation station boasts a fold-down seat, well-equipped for serious offshore cruising. Continuing forward, you find a head with a spacious vanity and an electric toilet.

To starboard, an identical berth awaits, with additional refrigeration and dry goods storage located forward and inboard. Thoughtfully crafted cabinetry is abundant throughout the vessel, maximizing storage efficiency. Everywhere you turn, you'll notice clever utilization of space. Further forward, a crew berth and another head are neatly arranged, completing the accommodations.


1.9m / 6 Ft


1.9m / 6 Ft

Galley Equipment

  • Electronic Hob Solgaz 3
  • Thetford Duplex 700 Propane Oven
  • Panasonic Microwave (2022)
  • Waeco CR-0050E Refrigeration
  • Frigoboat top Load Chest Freezer
  • Pos, Pans, cutlery & galley essentials

Aft cabins

  • Standard double berth (190×130 and 200×135)
  • Screen hanging lockers
  • Drawers and shelves
  • LED courtesy & main lighting
  • Reading light
  • USB ports and mains outlets
  • Large deck hatches and portlights
  • Lewmar hull hatches and port holes

Pilot berth

  • Standard single berth (210×80)
  • Main lights and reading light
  • USB port
  • Hanging locker
  • Shelves
  • Dressing table with drawers and folding chair.
  • Large Gebo deck hatch and Lewmar porthole


Toilet outlets are direct to sea or to blackwater tanks w/ tank indicators, dockside pump out or electric pump out fitted.

  • (2) Toilets (Port electric, Stbd manual)
  • Showers w/ curtains
  • Electric Shower drains Atwood Sahara 4505
  • Sinks
  • Handrails
  • Automatic Whale shower pump outflows and sea toilets
  • Hull escape hattch & deck hach
  • Backlit mirror (50-40cm) over sink w/ Armitage Shanks Sensor flow 21 automatic faucet, adjustable thermostat and 110/220/240 volt shaver point.
  • Ample storage
  • Medicine cabinet with drawer and folding chair

Water systems

The hotwater comes from an Isotemp Spa 20 insulated tank w/ an electric immersion heater and engine heating from the starboard engine. The cold water comes from a 250 litre tank with Oceanic systems tank level NMEA sender to the Raymarine MFD display. Fresh water is supplemented by a Schenker Modular 60 digital watermaker. Dockside the water system can be connected directly via a Caleffi DN25 mains water pressure restrictor (set at 4bar) and a Whale Aqua source water filter (2023) On deck, there is a saltwater shower/anchor washdown (port) and a freshwater shower (starboard).

  • Schenker Modular 60 digital watermaker (30L/HR at 8.4 amps or 60L/HR at 20 amps)
  • Isotemp Spa 20L insulated tank (2021) w/ an electric immersion water heater
  • Oceanic systems tank level NMEA sensor
  • Whale Aqua source water filter (2023)
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps on float swiches
  • (2) Plastimo 1038 Manual bilge pumps

Additional Equipment

  • Sailrite Sewing Machine 2019
  • Full set flags
  • Paper charts and Cruising guides

Deck & Cockpit Equipment

  • Full cockpit enclosure & shade screens
  • Canvas covers for all windows
  • Canvas covers for all hatches
  • Canvas covers for winches
  • Mosquito screens all hatches
  • 2 speed windscreen wipers
  • Simpson dinghy davits
  • Main anchor: Lewmar with 8mm galvanised chain 100m
  • Secondary anchor: KOBRA II with 100m rode and chain
  • Electric windlass: ITALWINCH Smart 500 12v

Sails & Rigging Equipment


  • Mainsail: Banks Sails,Fully battened w/ 3 reef points 2017
  • Jib: Banks Sails, furling & saelf-tacking 2017
  • Genoa: Banks Sails, furling 2017

Rigging & Equipment

  • Selden mast and boom
  • Dyneema and rod rigging
  • Sainlass Seel Bowsprit
  • (2) Harken MKIV headsail furlers
  • (2) Harken 46 2 Speed winches w/ COvers
  • (1) Electric Harken 900
  • Spinlock clutches
  • Lazy Bag for Mainsail

Electrical Systems


  • Engine: (2) ArananqueAEN 85ah (2016)
  • House: (6) Victron Gel 90Ah (2022)

Electrical Equipment

  • Charger: ProMariner ProNautic 12v/50a
  • Inverter: Waeco PP2002 3000W 240v/10A
  • (3) 300w Solar panels
  • Vicron BlueSolar MPP 100/50 charge controller w/ Bluetooth
  • Alternators, ISKRA 75amp.
  • Shore Power cable (with just about every different connection known to man...)
  • 240V sockets and USB sockets throughout the vessel

Mechanical Equipment

  • (2) Beta marine 3-cylinder diesel engines 2016 (20hp)
  • Engine Hours: Port - 1147hrs, Sbd - 1110hrs
  • Seaprop 60 gearbox saildrives (New seals and bearings 2023)
  • New transmission (Sbd side 2024)
  • Spare transmission on board
  • (2) 3 bladed fixed Helice LHD propellors (2023)
  • Engines regularly serviced.
  • Additional fuel prefilters.
  • (2) Alternators, ISKRA 75amp

Navigation & Electronics

  • Chartplotter: Raymarine eS Series Hybrid touch.127 12" 2016
  • Windspeed Depth, Speed: Hydraulic, Raymarine i70
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ACU200
  • AIS transceiver: Raymarine AIS650, Furuno NX-300 AIS 650 +splitter
  • VHF: ICOM M424G with GPS
  • VHF Command Mic: ICOM HM 195
  • Handheld VHF: IC-72
  • Navtex Receiver: Furuno NX-300
  • Global emailer position weather: Skymate 11000
  • Echomax EM 230(BR) mast mounted Radar reflector


  • Radio: Fusion 750 MS-UD/AV750
  • Speakers;.Fusion MS-OS420 x 2
  • Subwoofer; Fusion-402 2017 & MS-SW10
  • LED Projector and Screen

Additional Units Included

  • 2020 Honwave 230 Dinghy


The company 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.

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The Company 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.

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BVI Yacht Sales

D Dock Nanny Cay Marina
Virgin Islands (British)
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