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Old 22-11-2011, 13:33   #16
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

All current Malo designs are either spade and fin or very small partial skeg and fin. yes ,Shock horror, fin and spade rudders.:deadhorsebe at:

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Old 22-11-2011, 13:36   #17
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

no they have been rescued by NordWest , an other swedish builder

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Old 22-11-2011, 14:03   #18
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

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Old 22-11-2011, 14:10   #19
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

Najad almost went out of business but was bought by another local boat building company, Nord West Yachts.
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wait a minute. I thought najad went out of business.
Allmost near but Nordwest Yachts, bought it.
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Old 24-02-2015, 06:49   #21
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

I have a Najad 371 bult in 1986.
The boat have changed engine to a Volvo D 55 - 53HK, and that is more than enough. It have run for 500 hours now.
I am very happy with the boat. It have been tre times over the sea from the west coast of Norway to Faroe islands, and form the Oslo fjord to Scotland, several times ower the North sea. No problems!
The only thing I miss is grabrails from the cockpit, below the windows, to the mid deck. But meny people mount seach grab rails them self.
Main halyard, reefing lines, and winches for these, are all on the mast. But allso here, many people extend them back to the cockpit. And ad two more winches on the sides of the cockpit. There is plenty of room for that.
As a long keeled boat it can be a litle tricky reversing. My boat have a bow truster - that makes that a peace of cake.
The keel have a approx two inch of fiber/epoxy incapsulation. And the keel and the hull is one piece. I do not know if it is posible to brake the keel at all. Even if you manage to make a hole in the keel the water will not come in to the boat.
The hull speed is 8 knots. I have once sailed the boat in 9,5 knots, dipping the cap rail. Remember to close the drains from the sinks if you do that :-).
I bought the boat used 3 years ago for 980000 Norwegian kroner, with a nearly new engine (run 200 hours), a 4 year old teak teck, 3 year old mainsail.
I am very happy with the boat.
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Old 24-02-2015, 08:11   #22
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

Ahhh... just as I thought. Another miraculous Lazarus resurrection due to a newbie...

Welcome aboard but do read the last posting date; you might be looking at a dead horse.... like this one!

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Old 24-02-2015, 08:23   #23
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

Hey! I joined this site years ago, and I still do this from time to time! It adds info to the thread that someone will find useful.


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Old 24-02-2015, 16:38   #24
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Re: New Najad Hull Shapes: Are They Good for Cruising?

Nothing new with Najad anyway: They still have the 44AC as one of the main boats, I mean they went out of business again and they were bought this time by the guys that own Swedstar yachts (great sailboats)....but then I cannot open their site anymore....anybody knows if they went bankrupt? If that is the case it is a real shame: I liked more Swedestar sailboats then Najad
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