Opua, Bay of Islands
A real sailors catamaran, the Dean 400 has a beautifully balanced sail plan to keep the center of effort over the keels, and the mast rake is a feature of this.
This Dean has had a 2ft extension on the transom which is common on this model. This allows for much nicer access on the water.
Unlike a lot of production catamarans this one is solid fiberglass under the waterline. The bridegdeck clearance has a minimum of 800mm rising to 1.2 at the stern. The inside of each hull features a wave turnover flare reducing the likelihood of pounding.
This boat has some really lovely sweeping lines and a racy aerodynamic cabin top that doesn’t compromise internal volume.
This boat is a really solid platform for ocean sailing and very safe for cruising with your loved ones.
There is a huge amount of living space in the saloon, with good size cabins slightly raised from the bridgedeck. There is also a lot of storage space for a boat of this size.
The dodger provides great shelter with no compromise to vison. It also acts as a water catchment system to fill the tanks. This boat is easy to sail shorthanded with the twin helm stations and autopilot in the saloon, making it easy to plot a course out of the weather.
The owner is a whizz with electronics so this boat has been well set up with self-sufficient charging systems and modernized electronics.
The gelcoat in good condition and has been polished regularly.
This boat has been set up to go away for extended periods, with a diesel heater that give the new owner the ability to sail south to very cold climates and explore shallow parts of the coastline with ease. Some of the other great features of this boat include:
- New Genoa 2019
- New main 2020
- Garmin Chart Plotter 2019
- New 750 watts of solar installed Dec 2019, with new 40 amp MPTT charge controller.
- New house batteries installed Dec 2019.
- New Engine start battery 2020.
- New Kiwi Props purchased and installed Feb 2021.
- New antifoul Feb 2021.
- Honda four stroke 6 hp outboard 2021.