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Najad 490

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Boat REF# 110563
removed from sale
Length 15.00m (49'3")
Year 2002
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 97hp, Turbo Diesel Yanmar 4JH3-HTE (2002)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Designer Judel/Vrolijk & Co
Builder Najad Yachts
Lying Gibraltar
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 2,700.0 ltr (594.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 550.0 ltr (121.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 97hp
Engine make and model Turbo Diesel Yanmar 4JH3-HTE (2002)
Engine Hours engine1:   1468
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Water-maker tick

The Seafreash watermaker produces 69 l/hr

24 Volt system with 6x140 Amperehours deep cycle 12 volt batteries.

Installed with bow thruster.

1x12 volt engine start battery.
DCC4000 battery monitor system.


Length 15.00m (49'3")
Beam 4.50m (14'9")
Draft Min 2.35m (7'9")
Airdraft 21.00m (68'11")
Displacement 18,200kg (40,131.0lbs)
Headroom 2.20m (7'3")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2002) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2002)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Doyle - Inmast (2009)
Headsail - Furling (2002)
Other sails Asymetric spinnaker (2002)
Storm Jib (2002)
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3 of the six sheet winches are electric. This makes this large and comfortable boat a doddle to handle by a crew of just two persons.

The storm jib has only be flown once since new!

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator GenAcis Lombardini


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Everything about this boat exudes quality workmanship.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
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Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Exquisite design and construction make this yacht ooze class and comfort.

The saloon is warm and and airy at the same time. It brings on a feeling of solidity and quality not often found on other yachts.

The forward head is manual and the aft electric.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Raytheon marine electronics suite.

Radar equipped with "MARPA" enabling the skipper to know the heading and speed of selected targets.

A electronic barograph is also installed.

Equipped with standard navigation lights AND masthead tri-light.

Deck Gear

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Boathook tick
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1 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(2 Bruce & Fortress)
65.00m (213'3") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode
The sprayhood was renewed a year ago.

The Davits are retractable ensuring you are always within the 15m berthing rate applicable at most marinas.


A pressurized snorkel allows the crew to inspect the hull without the need for SCUBA gear.

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Installed with "Seame" radar transponder to enhance visibility to other radar equipped vessels.

Broker's Comments

This is a dream boat. In every respect she stands for class and quality. Her level of equipment is precisely what you would expect from an ocean going yacht that is self sufficient at sea for weeks on end.This particular boat has had one single owner from new. He and his wife have cruised the Med, Atlantic, Caribbean and then the Pacific all the way to New Zealand. They make great advocates for Najad yachts because their boat never let them down and protected them from the most frightening of mid-ocean squalls. This boat is now tied up in Gibraltar and she is pulling on her dock lines wanting to put to sea and re-acquaint herself with the dolphins and whales she has already met.

In excellent condition this is a must-see if Najad or solid quality built boats is your dream.

This Najad 490 has been personally photographed and viewed by of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.