Najad 490

199,950 Tax Paid | Brighton Marina United Kingdom


  • Make Najad
  • Model 490
  • Year 1998
  • LOA 49ft/15m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Cutter
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 42241
  • Name Windsong


Blue water cruiser with long distance capability first commissioned in 2000. White GRP hull with lead fin keel. Yanmar 96hp diesel. Huge solar stainless steel gantry and solar array. Hydrovane, Raymarine navigation equipment, satellite communication, radar, autopilot, watermaker, generator, bowthruster etc. Tender & outboard. Massive specification and spares to take you around the world. Fitted out to the Swedish high standards. Sparkling performance from the Judel-Vrolijk hull is the icing on the cake. For further information and viewing please contact the Brighton office 01273 673232.


NAJAD 490 built in 1998 to a 1999 specification, 1st commissioned in 2000
Build #:006
Blue water offshore cruiser by Najadvarvet AB to designs by Judel/ Vrolijk & Co., Schweden.

White GRP hull, deck & superstructure.
Grey livery.
Lead fin keel.
Teak decks & cockpit.

LOA: 15m (49’2”)
LWL: 13.13M (43’1”)
BEAM: 4.50m (14’9”)
DRAFT: 2.35m (7’8”)
DISPLACEMENT: 18T (18,000kg)

*new rudder bearings- January 2023


Selden mast in silver anodised aluminium.
Masthead rigged with three pairs of spreaders, twin lower shrouds & baby stay.
Re-rigged 2017.
New lower stays- 2023
Removable inner forestay with adjuster.
Running backstays.
Manual hydraulic backstay, baby stay and boom vang.
Selden 12D roller reefing for headsail.
(Genoa furler to port & staysail to starboard for poled-out downwind sailing).

In-mast furling Saunders Mainsail- 2018, c/w winch at mast & led back to cockpit.
Saunders Furling Genoa- new 2017.
Saunders Running Staysail- 2023.
Storm Jib
Asymmetric cruising chute with snuffer

Spray Hood new 2023

2 x self-tailing Anderson 68 ST electric primary sheet genoa winches.
1 x self-tailing Anderson 52 ST electric spinnaker winch- starboardside.
1 x self-tailing Anderson 52 ST spinnaker winch- portside.
Lockable winch handles.
2 x spinnaker poles.


2 heads aft en-suite heads.
Upholstery in grey Alcantara cleanable fabric.
12v Lighting throughout- with spare fittings
Interior finished in light mahogany.
Spotlights / recessed ceiling lights.
Teak & holly sole.
Wood handles at companionway & saloon.
Eberspacher heater D3L-C (aft cabin and galley) – engine room ducting needs repair
Eberspacher heater D5L-C (saloon and forward)

Excellent headroom throughout including galley passage.
Skylight blinds w. mosquito screens in all cabins; white blinds to portlights.
7 x Hella 2-speed Turbo fans in cabins, saloon and galley- plus 2 spare

Forward double V-berth cabin.
Stowage, hanging locker.
Manual Jabsco toilets in heads.

Double twin-bunk cabin to portside with hanging locker & vanity unit.
Heads with manual w.c., wash-basin & dedicated shower cubicle.
Manual Jabsco toilets in heads.

L-shaped dinette to port with dining table seating 6 in comfort.
2 comfortable armchairs with centre cabinet to starboard.
TV cupboard with power 220volt/ 12volt and aerial connections (currently houses SSB & printer for laptop)

Dedicated navigation console with navigator’s seat to starboard.

Galley to portside in passage through to aft cabin.
Good working top-space (Corian) with extra storage cupboards.
Dedicated door-access to engine room with light.
Pressurised hot/cold water system with accumulator tank & powerful on-demand pumps (new 2023).
Twin s/s sinks with single level mixing tap at galley & extra foot pump.
Active carbon filter unit in drinking water galley + spare fixtures.
Microwave oven
100 litres refrigerator and 40 litres freezer- new compressor 2023.
Force 10 three burner gas cooker c/w oven and grill (2004).

Master stateroom with king-size island double berth.
Settee to port, hanging lockers & plenty of storage cabinets.
En-suite heads with w.c., washbasin & dedicated shower cubicle.
Manual Jabsco toilets in heads.
Cupboard to house washing maching, plumbed but no w.machine.

Full length raised coachroof- teak laid.
Various opening deck hatches with covers, oceanview sky screens,
Deck storage locker.
Dorade vents with stainless steel protectors.
Fixed windscreen with sprayhood and stainless steel grab handles.
Cockpit extension to fully enclosed cockpit.
Bimini- new 2023

Full teak decks- (needs attention)
Teak raised bulwarks
Stainless steel pulpit & pushpit,
Stainless steel guard wires with gates and stainless steel stanchions
Pulpit with corner seats.
Stepdown onto bathing platform to transom.
Fold-down stainless steel bathing ladder.
Stern deck shower.
Locker storage.
Varnished teak cockpit table x 2 (one small & a larger one).
Fixed stainless steel boarding ladders.


Fresh water cooling.
Propellor shaft output. 3-blade Gori folding propellor.
Single lever engine control. Flexible shaft connection.
‘Aquadrive’ anti-vibration system.
Maxpower bow thruster, 110kg, 24v.
Range under power approx. 1,200nm.

24v automatic Mastervolt charger. (new 2023)
24v 100 amp alternator (+ one spare).
Computerised battery regulation system.
12v charger from shore power for engine start battery.
240v shore power cable (25m).
24v Balmer 65Amp alternator & regulator plus spare
Spare autopilot motor (£2.5k)
Spare starter motor for engine.
4 x 160 watt solar panels on custom made solar arch. (High output solar charging system in optimum circumstances)
2 x Victron MPPT controllers with Bluetooth.

Fuel capacity: 605 litres (133 gallons), plus extra 200 litre fuel tank. (tank is full)
Water capacity: 730 litres (160 gallons).
Holding tank, forward at starboard: 70 litres (15 gallons)
Holding tank, forward at port: 100 litres (22 gallons)
Holding tank, aft: 75 litres (16 gallons)

Pressurised H&C water system,
1000W immersion heater for hot water (2005).
Watermaker 24v Yachtsman


Vetus 1300W 24v electric windlass- new 2023
10mm gypsy
Rockna anchor
100m approx. calibrated 10mm chain- can be dropped and hauled from cockpit
15kg Bruce kedge anchor & warp

Autohelm ST80 system (Raytheon ST7000+ as spare)
Mamba drive unit (with spare motor £2500)
Raytheon ST7002+ Series Control Head (Nov 2009)
Raytheon Multifunction C140 Chartplotter/Nav Displays (1 in cockpit) (Dec 2009)
Raytheon 24in 4kw HD gimballed Raydome (Dec 2009)
Echopilot Silver Forward looking depth display unit (2001)
Shipmate RS8300 VHF c/w NMEA cable + cockpit extension - used as backup only
ICOM M505 DSC VHF c/w HM 160 handset (new Dec 2009)
lcom IC-M710 MF/HF Marine Transceiver with antenna tuner and insulated backstay antenna
RR Atlantic antenna for VHF, TV, AM/FM Radio
Sailor 250 fleet broadband satphone (Feb 2010)- never used
AIS 500 Class B transceiver (Feb 2010)
SeaMe active radar reflector & large tri-lens passive radar reflector (May 2009)

Cockpit harness points and jackstays
Bow, stern & mooring lights
Steaming & deck lights
Aquasignal tri & white LED light at masthead
6-Man liferaft (new 2017)
Safety line jackstays

Speakers in cockpit
All locker catches replaced with new chrome finished catches (2010)
Weems & Plath ship’s clock and barometer in chrome.
Antenna satellite telephone
Fusion c/w 2 speakers aft cabin- 2023
Fusion c/w 2+2 spkrs saloon + cockpit- 2023
Location for Washing machine- aft cabin.

Other inventory;
Bezenzoni retractable dinghy davits
Brand new dinghy- never been used- Wavec 2.3m
2.5hp Suzuki 4 stroke outboard- 2016 (serviced 2022)
Full tool kit
Universal Gas Boat Gas bottle connector system
UV Winch covers- 2022
UV hatch covers- 2022

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