Najad 405

When naval architects Judel/Vrolijk and interior designer Dick Young teamed up with this well-known Swedish builder, the result was bound to be stimulating. This 40-foot center-cockpit yacht has improved sailing performance and interior styling that enhances the cruising experience.

The cockpit is well configured, teak decks are standard, and a very nice cockpit table makes the evening meal something to look forward to once the anchor is down. Belowdecks, the interior is bright and cheerful with hand-crafted joinery in African mahogany and jatoba. The guest cabin, with an oversized V-berth, is all the way forward; the aft owner’s cabin is available with a two- or three-berth configuration. The single head is located directly across from the galley at the foot of the main companionway. Finish throughout is to the highest standard.

Scandinavian Yachts Inc., 40 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840; tel. 401-846-8404