2016 Broadblue Rapier 400, 40 ft | asking $249,000

A’R M�R DIRION

Meet the Rapier 400, crafted by Broadblue, A'r môr dirion. It's not just a catamaran; it's a fusion of safety, speed, and family comfort. Designed to thrill like a racing yacht yet provide the security of a family cruiser, this vessel boasts ultramodern lightweight composite construction and a high-performance rig, delivering the sailing excitement every enthusiast craves.

What sets the Rapier 400 apart is its exceptional sea-keeping abilities and the innovative Broadblue Rapier single saloon and cockpit layout, creating ample space for the entire family to enjoy. Its clever sail plan ensures all lines lead back to the fully enclosed cockpit/salon area, allowing you to operate the vessel safely offshore without sacrificing performance.

This versatile three-cabin owner's version catamaran is a rare gem, meticulously outfitted for safe and efficient offshore cruising. Creature comforts such as a watermaker, generous solar array on a rigid stainless steel frame, dinghy davits, electric halyard winch, electric heads, heated cabin sole, new batteries and more...

EU VAT PAID. This vessel has taken part in the ARC Portugal and is so equipped for long-distance, independent cruising and living. Being ARC compliant it is all ready for ocean cruising, a return to the Mediterranean or a trans -Atlantic crossing.

A'r môr dirion just crossed the Atlantic (April 2024) and is located here in the BVI, awaiting her new owner to carry on her adventures. 100% turn key and ready to cruise anywhere. Contact Chesnee Cogswell today for more information, recent photos or to schedule a showing. Someone is going to get an amazing deal on this Catamaran!



Owner's Comments:
When we were looking to buy a catamaran, my primary concern was safety with an ability to sail well. Since owning R5 I have sailed down to the med and back for two summers. I would leave with a couple of crew, and my family would fly out once we got there. The most we had on her at one time was 6 of us, and it was comfortable and worked well.
Sailing in the UK, the covers are always on, we are warm and safe inside as all sailing can be done from the saloon. Once we had crossed Biscay and reached Spanish waters the covers come off and it’s like having a different boat. There are secure hatches down to the cabins, so security is never a concern and the covers don’t go on again until a similar position on the return journey. On the first journey home we encountered a F10 subtropical storm in Biscay...sub-tropical storm Stephanie. We had 6-7 m seas, with occasionally waves breaking over the top of the boat. All the covers were on and we were inside in normal clothes… safe and dry!

There is 360* view from the helm and I can leave and return to a mooring or a pontoon on my own. All lines lead to the cockpit, and the view of the boat and sails is great. Single / shorthanded sailing is very easy. Before we bought her, we chartered a boat of another brand for two weeks in Greece, with 7 of us. 4 cabins, 4 head, lots of room. A good boat to charter. But we motored a lot. On one sail we had 20kn on the beam and we were doing 7.5kn. In R5, we would be doing in excess of 12kn. I also wouldn’t want to be in a F10 in that boat!

Price

$ 249,000

Length: 40 ft
Location: Nanny Cay

Yacht Broker

Chesnee Cogswell

Nanny Cay Office

(284) 494-3260

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