This Najad 331 is in our opinion an extremely well constructed and attractive looking yacht that oozes class. Built in 1997 to Lloyds standards, she has undergone a regular maintenance programme including full main dealer engine service in 2014 with sail drive overhaul, new seals & new exhaust. She has a Raymarine C80 plotter, new spray hood & sail cover (2013) & her rigging was replaced in 2007. Fitted with a Volvo 2030D, 28HP Diesel Engine she can achieve 7 knots & with 6 berths, a spacious saloon, galley & separate heads, she is a comfortable cruising yacht ideal for coastal waters, but equally capable of going further afield. In very good condition with attractive teak decking and solid mahogany joinery below, this boat is one you will be proud to own. Najad are known for their build quality & stunning lines & this 331 does not disappoint. In April 17 she had new antifoul, anotes and Polish. She is lying Southampton.
Stock Number : ABS 1313
Year of Build : 1997
LOA : 9.98 m
LWL : 8.15 m
Beam : 3.26 m
Draft : 1.70 m
Keel Type : Fin Keel
Displacement : 5300 Kgs
Engine : 1 x Volvo MD2030 ( 28 HP )
No of Berths : 6
Plotter: Raymarine C80 – Software & Charts updated 2014
VHF: Raymarine 54E with DSC & Handheld Icom – IC-M1 Euro
Autohelm : Navico TP 300CX
Other : Autohelm ST50 Display – Wind, Speed, Depth, Log
Water Tank : 170 Ltrs
Fuel Tank : 91 Ltrs
The quality interior is handcrafted in selected and unstained African Mahogany, hand polished and varnished to a satin finish. Cupboards and doors are in solid Mahogany with profile milled massive frames. The insulated mouldings are lined in Mahogany above the berth bottoms. Upgraded flooring of varnished teak plywood with holly inlay. Inspection hatches for the bilge. Headlining of white vinyl covered panels with Mahogany strips.
The L-shaped galley is located amidships allowing free passage between the cockpit and saloon. Separated from the saloon with a bulkhead with integrated grab rail. Stainless steel twin sinks. Pressure system with accumulator tank for cold fresh water. Gimballed twin burner gas cooker with oven. Fixed gas pipes with manual shutoff valve between cooker and gas bottle. Work top over cooker, easy to stow behind the cooker. Large work areas in a durable laminate that is easily cleaned. Well insulated 40 Ltr icebox with refrigeration unit. Plenty of storage cupboards for plates, cups and glasses. Cupboard under cooker for pans, etc. Waste basket fitting under sink. Drawers for cutlery etc. Folding shelf as extra work area. Lights over work area. Opening porthole.
Sails & Spars
Battened mainsail (2007 - Crusader Sails ), Furling Genoa (2008 - Crusader Sails ), Spinnaker, Storm Jib. Fractional rig, 19/20, with twin spreaders angled backward 17 degrees, forward lower shrouds and check stays. Running Backstays for use in heavy weather sailing. Seldén mast in silver anodised aluminium, height 13.70 m above deck, stepped on the coachroof. The mast is fitted with decklights, steaming light and prepared for spinnaker equipment. Stainless steel rigging screws. 3/8" for intermediate shrouds and all others 1/2". & Stainless steel chain plates, bolted to transverse bulkheads, laminated on both sides to the hull. Seldén boom in silver anodised aluminium. Sheets run in front of windscreen with control lines led aft to cockpit. Spinnaker pole on mast incl topping lift. Spinnaker halyard inside mast. Furlex for jib & Anchor with chain & Warp.
Full teak decks, large cockpit with removable table & bracket. Stainless steel mooring cleats, through bolted. 2 x 8" (20 cm) stainless steel spring cleats, amidships, through bolted. Bow fitting in acid resistant stainless steel and an anchor roller. Pulpit and pushpit in acid resistant stainless steel, through bolted. Teak Step in Pulpit. Spinnaker block fittings at the pushpit. Double lifelines with three pairs of stanchions, mounted on fittings through bolted to the hull below the teak capping. Folding safety ladder fitted in the integral swimming platform. 2 x 2,5 m long Genoa tracks with 2 x sheet blocks with trim lines adjustable from cockpit. Windscreen of toughened glass in an aluminium frame. 2 x skylights, 8 x portholes / hatches in the coachroof (3 opening). 1 x ventilator from the aft cabin to the cockpit (opening). All portholes of 8 mm acrylic glass in aluminium frames. 2 x Dorade ventilators with stainless steel protection bars. Teak grab rails on both sides of the coachroof. Spray Hood & Sail Cover new 2013. Tiller steering with canvass cover for tiller.
Mechanical & General
Volvo Penta MD2030 with S-drive, 3-cylinder direct injection 4-stroke marine diesel with fresh water cooling. Power output at propeller shaft is 28 h.p. (20.2 kW at 3 600 r.p.m.) Mechanical reverse gear with single lever control. Instrument panel with rev. counter and engine hour meter. Display for low oil pressure, high engine temperature and charging. Audible warning for oil pressure and water temperature. 2-blade Gori folding propeller. The engine is built together with the S-drive and mounted on rubber cushions for effective vibration damping. Engine fully serviced by Volvo Main Dealer in 2014 with new fresh water pump & new inductor, Sail Drive fully overhauled and new seals fitted. Soundproof engine room. Wet exhaust ( new 2014 ) with swan neck and effective rubber silencer. The engine is easily accessible for service behind the companionway steps and below the aft cabin bunk. Outlet for hot water boiler on the engine cooling system.
12 volt, twin electric pole system. 2 domestic lighting batteries. 1 x engine battery. 12 volt 60 A alternator. Battery Charger for start and domestic batteries. Electronic Bilge Alarm. Main switch panel with circuit breakers adjacent to chart table. Water and fuel meters, voltmeter. 12 volt power sockets in the forward cabin, at the navigation table and in the aft cabin. 230v shore power, 3x 13amps outlets. Eberspacher cabin heating.
Autohelm ST50 speed, depth, wind & Log Multi Display at Nav Station
Raymarine C80 Colour Plotter – Software & Charts updated in 2014
Autohelm ST50 Speed, ST50 Depth & ST50 Wind Displays above Companionway & Compass
Navico TP300 CX Tiller Pilot
Raymarine 54 E VHF with DSC
Icom IC-M1 Euro handheld VHF
Danbuoy Inflatable Horseshoe Buoy
Ocean Safety Horseshoe Lifebuoy
6-Man Automatic liferaft on Coachroof – In need of Service
Lee cloths in saloon
Built to Lloyd’s Register standard in a sandwich construction to give strength and insulation. The outer laminate is of ISO-polyester and is reinforced with handlaid multiaxial Rowing. The surface layer is of NGA gelcoat for maximum protection against water penetration. New S/S Rudder Shaft with new bearings fitted in 2008 Deck and coachroof are built in sandwich construction in glass fibre reinforced polyester. The colour is white with carmine red stripe. Hull and deck are laminated together. The gunwale is covered by a teak capping that serves as a rubbing strake. The deck and coachroof rails are teak. Large self-draining locker forward for chain, warps and fenders. Four 25 mm internal deck drains.
This Najad 331 Cruiser is a boat that has clearly been loved and cared for by her current owners who have had her for 15 years & is presented in very good condition. Originally built in 1997 to Lloyd’s Register standards, she appears to have been well maintained & has been continually updated. Her 28 HP Volvo 2030 engine was fully serviced in 2014 by a main dealer who replaced the exhaust. At the same time, they overhauled the Sail Drive and replaced the seals & in 2015 she has had an oil & filter service. In 2007 she had new standing rigging and she has had a Raymarine C80 plotter fitted in recent years. Also, in 2013 she had a new spray hood and sail cover made for her. She has a good sail wardrobe with battened main (2007), Furling Genoa (2008), Spinnaker & Storm Jib. Below decks, she has a quality spacious saloon with solid mahogany woodwork throughout, accommodation for 6, galley, heads & Navigation station all enhanced by navy cushions & a holly & teak flooring throughout.
In our opinion, this Najad 331 certainly lives up to it’s reputation of being extremely well built with attractive lines, all complemented by beautiful teak decks whilst still capable of achieving 7 knots under sail or power. One step onboard and you can feel the quality & craftsmanship that make these yachts really stand out from the crowd. This is a solid, stable & safe boat. This 331 is a well spec’d example that is in very good condition and must be viewed to be appreciated. She is currently lying Southampton.