40 ft | 1987 | Norseman - 400

Price: $69000.00 USD

Marion, MA US

One look at the hull and keel of this boat and you will know she is going to comfortably take you where you want to go. Designed by Gary Grant, a notable naval architect, for fast, safe and comfortable offshore or inshore passages. Renowned for sailing beautifully in both light and heavy airs, these boats are hard to come by.  The Norseman 400 has a comfortable cockpit, clear decks, and spacious, pleasing and bright accommodation below with 6’4″ headroom. Warm wood trim and generous nav station and galley spaces. Two double cabins, one aft and one forward, both with good hanging lockers.  The forward cabin has access to the head, the shower compartment and directly to the main saloon.  A cruising sailor will be spoiled by the great amount of storage space  below, and in the lazarettes.
The boat has been with current owner for the past 24 years ( since 1998) and she has mainly sailed single handed with reefed main and jib, and never pushed the boat too hard.  She has sailed summer seasons in New England and occasionally up and down the east coast and Bahamas.   Accommodations
Descend the companionway steps to enter a very bright, spacious saloon with warm wood finish and a white headliner with nice wooden trim.
Immediately to your left is a galley – first on your left are two huge iceboxes, ahead is the stove and to your right is the sink and a long narrow built in trash compartment. Plenty of locker storage above and below.  The woodwork then curves around gracefully into the settee area.  The dining table has a leaf that can open to accommodate seating for eight or more around the u shaped settee and the berth opposite.
To your right as you descend the companionway is the door into the aft stateroom which has a lighted cedar hanging locker, two hatches, fans and ample climb-in double berth. There is good access to the side of the engine from this berth.  Next  forward on the starboard side is the very substantial chart table and pivoting armchair.   Past this is the single berth/settee. On the bulkhead ahead is the Force 10 Propane heater.
0pposite the heater to your left is the door into the shower compartment, which has a glass door separating it from the head compartment.  The head compartment has another door which leads into the forward double cabin.  Prism deck lights deck give excellent additional light to the head compartment which has sink, mirror and composting toilet.
The forward cabin has a double vee berth, lots of cabinet storage and a generous lighted cedar hanging locker and wide shelf under the window and fans.  This cabin has direct access to the main saloon, and separate access to the head and shower compartment.
Ariel’s Song has very nice wood trim  throughout which makes the entire interior feel warm and welcoming.

Three Burner propane stove with oven. One burner is not working
Good counter space and plenty of storage
Hot water  (only when engine has been running)
Pressurized water system 
Top and front loading Seafrost refrigeration (unit is inoperable)
2 x foot pump Salt is disconnected. Fresh is connected.
1 x hand pump Lighted, spacious liquor cabinet
Westerbeke W-46 with 3,000-4,000 hours
V drive
3 bladed folding Max Prop
New Transmission 2019
New Prop Shaft 2020

B & G Depth Sounder
Furuno GPS

110v and 12v
1 x shore power outlet
1 x shore power cable
2 x Starting batteries (2016)
2 x House batteries (2015)
Constavolt Inverter
Solar Panels 150w
12v Cabin fans

Deck & Cockpit
Anchor 2 x 45 lb CQR
Anchor 1 x 30 lb Danforth
SS double bow roller
Maxwell Nilsson Electric Windlass
Dorade Vents
2 x Deck prisms add nice light
Dodger (good condition) and canvas deck cover.
Lewmar 55 winches
Cockpits Cushions
WInch covers and line holders Window and hatch sceens Folding cockpit table
Dock lines, fenders
Stern ladder for swimming and safe dinghy access
Raw water pump for Anchor/deck wash down

Sails and Rigging
Fully battened mainsail well used
150% lightly used Furling Genoa
100% Furling Working JIb well used
Hood roller furling
Spinnaker lightly used
Standing rigging, stainless steel, replaced in 2016
LIfelines replaced 2016

Additional Information
Force 10 Propane heater
Composting Head
Hanging lockers with automatic lights
Headroom 6’5″


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.


Boat ID:9035975

Sales Rep

Keith Chmura
Keith Chmura
Yachts New England
Groton, CT


  • Number Of Engines: 1
  • Make: Norseman
  • Year: 1987
  • Model: 400
  • Category: Sail
  • Boat Class: Sail
  • Beam Measure: 13 ft
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity Measure: 60|gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Fuel Tank Capacity Measure: 75|gallon
  • Number of Heads: 1
  • Boat Hull Material Code: Fiberglass
  • Nominal Length: 40 ft
  • Length Overall: 40 ft
  • Max Draft: 5.33 ft


  • Engine Make: Westerbeke
  • Engine Model: 46
  • Engine Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Power:
  • Engine Type:
  • Engine Year:
  • Engine Hours: 2690

Photo Gallery