The Najad 490 was the first Najad yacht involving designer Judel/Vrolijk & Co. Together with Najadvarvet this specific yacht model was the beginning of a long-term cooperation between the companies which has resulted in numerous world class Najad cruising yachts. Compared to most previous Najad models, the Najad 490 has a more efficient hull shape, keel and rudder design, resulting in fantastic sailing characteristics, especially in lighter winds. The Najad 490 is a dream to sail on the oceans, yet relatively fast and easy to handle for coastal sailing.
All sail handling is easily done from the centre cockpit which is equipped with a solid fixed windscreen and a sprayhood with grab rail, allowing for great protection from any cold, windy and rainy weather. The wide side decks together with numerous solid grab rails makes moving around on deck both safe and effortless. On the forward deck is a large sail locker, making the handling downwind sails very efficient. The new Flexiteek deck installed in May 2023 is not only stunning to look at but also offers an excellent anti-slip surface, easy to clean and maintenance free.
Najad 490, LAHAINA has had an adventurous life and has proven to be a superb bluewater cruiser. The previous owner sailed LAHAINA around the world and the current owner, who bought the yacht in 2019, has sailed in northern Europe and in the Mediterranean. During recent years LAHAINA has had several costly upgrades, including a new deck (Flexiteek), new rigging, new electronics and a custom made stainless steel arch with solar panels in the stern.
The layout includes an aft owner’s cabin with a wide centered double berth, ensuite heads / shower and plenty of storage for long term live aboard. The galley, which is located directly to port of the entrance, is longitudinal and extends aftwards. Directly to starboard of the entrance you will find a large navigation area which also can work as an office. The saloon has a sofa to port, a solid table and two very comfortable chairs to starboard. In front of the mast bulkhead you will find a guest cabin with bunk beds to port and heads with separate shower compartment to starboard and the forward cabin with a double berth.
Najad 490, LAHAINA is currently located in Gibraltar and will be sailed by her owner in the Western Mediterranean during the spring 2024.
Please feel free to contact Berthon Scandinavia for further information and to book viewings!
Flexiteek deck – 2023.
Standing and running rigging – 2023.
Custom built solar arch incorporating seats and lifting davits – 2023.
Three cabin layout.
Owner’s aft cabin with centre berth and ensuite.
Saloon with one sofa and two comfortable chairs.
In mast furling.
Twin furling head sails.
Hydraulic aft stay, boom vang and baby stay.
3 x Electric winches (Andersen).
Yanmar 100 hp engine.
Fischer Panda 8000i generator.
Plotter (Raymarine Axiom 12 Pro RVX) – 2021.
Radar (Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler) – 2021.
Autopilot (Raymarine EV-400 Autopilot) – 2021.
AIS (Raymarine AIS 700 Class B transceiver) – 2021.