• 40'
  • 1987
  • Marina del Ray, California, United States
  • $219,000


In 2015 $150,000 was spent on refitting this Gary Grant design She built at the Shing Sheng boat yard in Taiwan. She features a modern underbody with internal ballasted fin keel and skeg hung rudder. The quality of construction, materials used and joinery is all top quality. The three stateroom layout is very well thought out and accommodating.

Obtaining three staterooms in a forty foot boat sounds crowded but the Norseman 400 achieves this while still keeping an open comfortable feel.  Come and view InSieme and see for yourself.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Classic Yacht
  • Model: 400
  • Model Year: 1987
  • YearBuilt: 1987
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 40' 0" (12.19m)
  • LWL: 35' 10" (10.92m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 4" (4.06m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 6" (1.98m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 2,000 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 7 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 12,300 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 120 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 30 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 70 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Westerbeke
  • Model: W46
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


InSieme has the three stateroom layout.   All interior upholstery was renewed in 2015.

Starting forward there is a V-berth stateroom.  The head/shower are next aft to port. Hanging and storage lockers are to starboard. The salon features a U shaped dinette is to port and settee to starboard. The outboard facing navigation station is next aft to starboard with a fixed swiveling chair. Opposite to port  is the U-shaped galley. Aft to starboard of the companionway ladder a comfortable stateroom with double berth. An additional guest/crew cabin with upper and lower berths is to port of the companionway and aft of the galley.  Headroom is 6'5" in the salon/galley.

  • Opening ports in hull sides and coachroof
  • Five opening hatches overhead
  • Four dorade vents
  • Two deck prisms
  • 12V cabin fans
  • Red floor-illuminating courtesy lights
  • Hanging lockers with automatic lights


The forward facing U-shaped galley is on port and boasts good counter space, excellent storage in cabinets and lockers and even a dedicated trash receptacle.  The galley features include:

  • Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps
  • Regal Mariner stainless steel three burner LPG stove with oven
  • Front and top loading refrigerator
  • Top loading freezer
  • Temperature gauges for both refrigeration boxes
  • Sea Frost 110 volt/engine driven refrigeration with chill plates in freezer and spill-over cooling in fridge
  • Exhaust fan over stove
  • Microwave oven

Electronics & Navigation

  • Robertson AP 2000 DL autopilot
  • Raymarine A9X Radar, GPS, Plotter, Depth, Speed, etc at helm (2015)
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Hecta Depth-sounder
  • TackTick wind instruments
  • Icom IC M-100 VHF radio
  • Simrad shipmate GPS/plotter at chart table
  • CD/stereo with Satellite/USB/Bluetooth capability
  • Compass
  • Electrical Equipment

  • 110 volt AC and 12 volt DC systems
  • Magnum 2KW inverter/charger
  • Magnum inverter/battery monitor
  • Heart Link 1000 battery monitor
  • High output alternator with smart regulator
  • Four six volt golf cart batteries in two banks
  • 12 volt engine start battery
  • Shore power cord, 50', 30 amp
  • 12V DC and 110V AC switch/breaker panels with analog volt and ammeters
  • 5KW generator (Currently not installed on boat)
  • Deck Equipment

  • Stainless steel double bow roller
  • 45# CQR primary anchor with chain/rope rode
  • Maxwell Nilsson V-100 vertical capstan electric windlass
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit, stern pushpit and mast pulpits
  • Double lifelines with port, starboard and stern gates
  • varnished teak grab rails on coachroof
  • Cockpit dodger and bimini with stainless steel frame
  • Screens for cockpit enclosure and hatches
  • Covers for dodger windows
  • ShadeTree full boat cover
  • Propane BBQ
  • Salt water deck wash pump
  • Six large aluminum mooring cleats
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Edson steering pedestal with dual lever engine controls
  • Leather covered destroyer wheel
  • Cockpit table
  • Canvas cover for wheel and pedestal
  • Stainless steel swim ladder on transom
  • Sails & Rigging

    In 2015 the mast, standing rigging, and running rigging were replaced with new by SeaTek Marine.

    • Cruise equipped
    • Keel stepped aluminum mast
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
    • Rigid boomvang
    • Harken roller furling on headsail
    • 150% genoa (Quantum)
    • Full batten main (Quatum)
    • Asymmetrical spinnaker
    • Spinnaker pole
    • Lewmar #55 primary winches in cockpit
    • Running backstays
    • Lewmar mainsheet traveler


  • Engine compartment blower
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps
  • Cockpit engine controls
  • Engine Alarm system
  • Fresh water cooling on engine
  • Manual head with Y valve for overboard and holding tank discharge
  • Manual wheel steering
  • Maxprop three bladed feathering propeller
  • Broker Comments

    This very well maintained vessel has been in the hands of the same owner for the last 19 years.  In 2015 he spent $150,000 on new mast and rigging, upgraded electronics, and new upholstery throughout.

    Boat Review by Chris Caswell

    The problem with the Norseman 400, (and a pleasant problem, indeed) is to decide how to describe a yacht that is all-around fantastic. From a sailing standpoint, I can't find a fault: it sails magnificently in light as well as heavy airs. The interior is open, airy, and perfectly laid-out for both offshore work and dockside living. And the builders have obviously spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all the little details that make an already great yacht into an exceptional one. Perhaps you've already broken the code: I really liked this yacht!

    The Norseman 400 is the second design (third, if you count two deck layouts on their 44-footer) from Norseman Yachts, a Southern California based builder/importer. President Wally Freeman started the company in the late 1970s when he saw a need for an offshore cruising yacht with higher performance, more usable interior room, and better aesthetics than were available. The first yacht, the 447, started life with an aft cockpit, followed by a center-cockpit version, and now the slightly smaller sister, the 400.

    But the Norseman 400 doesn't have to apologize to anyone for being 40 feet long. Not when you get an aft stateroom with enough floor space so that you can actually stand and get dressed normally, or a full-sized navigational station, complete with a comfortable swivel chair, that doesn't intrude on the salon. 

    Freeman, with naval architect Gary Grant, came up with a clever idea in the arrangement of the forward cabin and head area. By reversing the usual head/shower arrangement, the forward stateroom has its privacy, while the shower is still available to the rest of the crew.

    Certainly the most pleasing feature of the Norseman 400 is the visual openness that has been achieved without wasting space. The living areas of the boat offer an airiness that is the result of both layout and some innovative thinking. The protective sea hood for the main hatch slide is a skylight so that there is plenty of light even with the hatch closed. With six opening hatches, seven opening ports, four Dorade vents, and two light prisms in addition to the fixed cabin windows, there's no shortage of either fresh air or sunlight in this yacht.

    The hull has Airex coring, while the deck uses end-grain balsa for strength. The keel has internal ballast and the sturdy skeg protects the rudder from any cruising misadventures.

    On deck, the non-slip surface covers every area that a crew member might step, and a teak deck is optional. Wheel steering is standard, and the helmsman has an arched seat for comfortable sailing at all angles of heel.

    The lazarette areas are truly immense, with sealed space for gas bottles and a cavernous area that easily solves the problem of sail storage as well as providing enough room for a generator.

    Power is supplied by a Westerbeke 46-horsepower diesel through a Hurth V-drive to a two-bladed prop. The engine compartment is heavily insulated and, with 70 gallons of fuel, there is good cruising range under power.

    Under sail, the Norseman 400 has all the attributes of a thoroughbred with none of the twitchiness of many performance cruisers that can't be left untended for a moment. Steering is light but positive, with enough sensitivity to satisfy the sailor who wants to feel the balance of the yacht. Light air and heavy air performance are equally strong — this is a yacht obviously designed for fast, easy passages.

    It's no surprise that Freeman and his team have spent a lot of time offshore, because the entire yacht is engineered for utility. The overhead panels, for example, are easily removable for installation or repairs to wiring and electronics. The galley is supplied not just with pressurized hot and cold water, but with a salt water pump, a water purifier, and even a built-in soap dispenser. 

    The icebox is better insulated than any I've seen on a production yacht, a block of ice should be a long-term investment even in hot climates. There's even a fiberglass trash bin hidden under the galley counter.