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Sue Grant
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Bruno Kairet
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(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

The Najad 441 is a popular yacht for sailors aiming for serious sailing, and a yacht that can handle any ocean. The Najad 441 has a solid construction with a beautiful flush teak deck. The Najad 441 was developed from its precursor, the successful Najad 440. Even though the dimensions are similar, the Najad 441 has a new hull design, the balsa core is replaced by divinycell, it has a NACA (small) wing in the bottom of the keel, a semi balanced rudder and an integrated swim platform in the stern.

Najad 441 ALKIRA will be sailed to Sweden during the spring and summer of 2022 by its current owner. The owner is happy to show the yacht in suitable harbours en route to Sweden and to sell it before it arrives to our showing dock in Henån on the Swedish west coast.

Key Facts

  • In-mast furling.
  • Twin furling head sails.
  • Hydraulic aft stay tensioner.
  • Furling main (no battens) (2016).
  • Furling genoa (2021).
  • Furling jib (2019).
  • 1 x Electric winch for sails handling.
  • Teak deck, glued (2021).
  • Sprayhood (2021).
  • Bimini (2021).
  • Stainless steel frame at aft deck with solar panels.
  • Dingy with outboard.
  • Wind vane steering system (Hydrovane).
  • Bow thruster (Sleipner 8 kW) double propellors.
  • Yanmar 100 hp.
  • Plotter (Raymarine Axiom 9) (2018).
  • Washing machine.

Owner’s Comments

This Najad 441 was bought from the Najad Shipyard in 1999 and has been named ALKIRA since then. The name comes from an Aboriginal language, meaning ‘Bright and Sunny’.

The first owner was an English marine officer who let the typical ‘Najad Red’ trim lines turn into ‘British Racing Green’.

He sailed as far as the Pacific Ocean – if he did the whole lap around the world, I don’t know. After that, at least two English gentlemen have owned ALKIRA and sailed her mainly in the Caribbean, before the previous owner, a chief and agent from the British merchant fleet, took over Najad 441 ALKIRA in about 2012.

He sailed her from Southampton to Greece/Turkey. I bought ALKIRA in 2017, when she was in the area of Athens. So now ALKIRA finally has found her first Swedish owner, back home, you could say.

Our journey has gone from Albania, around the Peloponnese, up to and around the Aegean Sea, Istanbul, a small lap into the Black Sea and down the Turkish coast. We turned back at the south coast Antalya. During COVID-19 (2020), I replaced the teak deck in Kusadasi, south Izmir. Here I found a fantastic carpenter who could repair most things. Wood work, rigs and sails. Here we also purchased a new sprayhood and bimini. The rig was taken down for service of the in-mast furler and a total overhaul of the windlass was also done. After this ALKIRA was taken back west.

In autumn 2020 and spring 2021, ALKIRA was sailing in splendid isolation due to COVID-19 restrictions. To Sicily, Italy, Sardinia, the Balearics and the long Spanish coast from Barcelona down to Gibraltar.

In 2022, the sailing will be dedicated to sail back home to Sweden.

This yacht is very comfortable. It is heavy and smooth in the sea. She takes little water on deck and she can take a lot of wind without trouble. I have sailed her in storms up to 50 knots with control. She can sail down to 4-5 knots when tacking. I sailed her for 2 months with only the furling jib until I got the new genoa. Astonishingly well!! You could easily sail her one handed. Bless ALKIRA.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Najad
  2. Model: Najad 441
  3. Yacht Name: ALKIRA
  4. Hull Designer: Najad
  5. Year Built: 1999
  6. LOA: 44’4” / 13.5m
  7. LWL: 37’11” / 11.55m
  8. Beam: 13’1” / 3.99m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 6’7” / 2m
  10. Displacement: 14,500kg / 31,967lb
  11. Berths: 5 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine Count: 1 Yanmar (100hp) Diesel
  13. Country: Spain
  14. Asking Price: SEK2,250,000, VAT Paid in EU
Contact Details
magnus-kullberg, Berthon Brokerage

Magnus Kullberg
Berthon Scandinavia
Tel: 0046 304 694 000
E-Mail: magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthonspain.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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