I have a Najad 371 bult in 1986.
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
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.
, 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.
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.