AU $215,000 Negotiable Need Finance?
40' 3" - 12.27m
Cruising, Live Aboard
Geelong, VIC
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP heavily laminated with integrated keel and rudder skeg.

AU $215,000 Negotiable    Need Finance?
Description: Bluewater Cruising Yachts 400 Raised Saloon
NOW SOLD. We are proud to offer for sale this magnificent 1996 launched, Joe Adams designed and Australian Registered, Bluewater 400 Raised Saloon cruising yacht. Strongly built to exacting standards and superbly craftsman fitted in classic teak, the Bluewater 400 Raised Saloon combines exceptional space, light and comfort with outstanding sailing performance. Unique among the renowned Bluewater 400s, this yacht has circumnavigated the globe twice and is poised to do so again when the world's situation allows!

Her spacious and welcoming six-berth interior has three private cabins, two heads with hot & cold showers, a spacious main cabin with a generous saloon table and entertaining space together with a dedicated navigation centre with electronics and communications close at hand. Many opening ports provide excellent ventilation when required. The well-equipped galley features a Broadwater gas stove with oven and grill, micro-wave oven, 12v eutectic refrigeration, a gas BBQ on the stern rail and extensive storage capacity.

Her inventory is as comprehensive as you would expect of a twice world-girdling yacht. She has been set up to be safely and easily navigated and sailed short-handed in any conditions. The cutter rigged sail plan has a fully battened 3-reef mainsail, a furling genoa on the forestay and a hanked heavy weather staysail on the detachable inner forestay. The storm trysail has a separate luff track on the mast. A spinnaker and an asymmetrical Cruising MPS provide added sparkle when sailing downwind. Andersen winches including the electric mainsail halyard winch take care of the hard work. A boom brake is fitted ensuring safe control of the boom when gybing in heavy weather. The stainless-steel standing rigging was all replaced in 2019 so she is good to go!

The yacht is well powered by a well maintained and always reliable Yanmar 4JH2E 51 HP diesel engine driving an Autostream 3 blade feathering propeller. She has extensive storage and tankage along with large solar panels ensuring she can be self-sufficient for extended passages at sea. She is easily sailed short-handed in all conditions.

Safety at sea is paramount and this yacht is well found in that regard including a life raft and a custom built unsinkable outboard or paddle powered alloy dinghy that can be stowed aft in custom davits or inverted on the foredeck.

There is so much more to see on this outstanding offshore cruising yacht. Perfect for coastal and offshore cruising or as a comfortable extended live-aboard, this is a yacht that serious cruisers should view. Reasonable Offers Considered.

For further information, additional photos or to arrange inspection in Geelong, please call Chris Furey on 0410 551 977 or complete the on-line enquiry form

Geelong, VIC
Launch Year
ON 855 525
Joe Adams
Bluewater Yachts
40' 3" - 12.27m
12,000 Kgs
Keel / Ballast
4500 Kgs one piece lead encapsulated in GRP Keel fin.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP heavily laminated with integrated keel and rudder skeg.
Deck Material
Laid teak over solid fibreglass. Coach house is GRP with foam core
Engine Make
4JH2E 4 Cylinder marine diesel, fresh water cooled with triple fuel filtration system. Engine has always been professionally maintained and regularly serviced. Fan vented engine compartment with excellent front and side access for service and maintenance.
Number Engines
Horse Power
Fuel Type
Diesel with dual primary filters.
Engine Hours
Approx 5000
Fuel Consumption
5 Lts per Hr at cruise speed 6-7 Knots
Cruise Speed
6-7 Knots.
Shaft drive with 3 blade stainless steel Autostream feathering variable pitch propeller plus spare original 3 fixed blade propeller. PSS Stern gland.
Approx 500 Litres in 2 x S/Steel tanks. Range 650+ NM.
1150 Litres in 3 baffled tanks
Forward double berth owners cabin with ensuite toilet and shower, Main cabin with dinette to port, nav station forward to starboard, Two aft cabins, port side has double berth with adjacent toilet and shower, stbd side aft of galley has single berth. Classic teak interior fitout with many opening ports and hatches. Quality fabric upholstery.
2 double and 1 single sleeping cabins plus main cabin with u shaped settees around saloon table to port and settee berth to starboard with Nav station at forward end. Extensive storage throughout.
L Shaped at port side aft of main cabin. Corian bench tops. Plenty of bench space and storage lockers / cupboards. 2 Stainless steel sinks with electric pressure hot & cold water provided. Micro Wave oven and stern mounted GalleyMate stainless steel gas BBQ. 2 x Gas bottles.
Top opening stainless steel 12v eutectic fridge / freezer with storage racks. New in 2016. Closed recirculating freshwater cooling system.
Broadwater 2-burner gas stove with oven and grill. Gimballed for safe use at sea.
Hotwater System
50 Litre storage tank, heats via 240v shore power or via engine heat exchange
2 fully enclosed in head compartments, 1 at stern for after-swim rinse. All hot & cold.
2 Marine toilets with wash basins. 350 Litre hoilding tank
AM FM CD Player stereo with Fusion speakers in cabin and cockpit. 19" LCD TV and DVD player.
Air Conditioning
Electric fans for ventilation. Many opening ports and hatches promote good airflow.
Custom unsinkable alloy with in-built flotation, stows in davits or on deck. Transom wheels for beaching.
7 HP Yamaha outboard with stowage mount plate on stern rail.
Spray dodger with clears, Bimini sunshade. Hatch shade covers. Mainsail cover boom bag with lazy jacks. Boom Tent
Ground Tackle
Muir electric anchor winch with chain gipsy. 2 x 65Lb CQR anchors, spare 65 Lb Fishermans anchor.
55m Short link tested chain, 30m warp. Chain for spare anchor. Salt water anchor washdown at foredeck. Anchor marker buoy and line.
S/S Grappling Anchor.
Safety Gear
Regulation heavy duty stainless steel bow and stern rails with stanchions and wire lifelines. Side access gates in lifelines with adjacent S/S hand rails for safe boarding. Life ring and Strobe, Life Sling MOB recovery system. Gas and Fume alarm. Blue rotating security light. Bosuns Chair, Sail Repair kit. Stern boarding ladder. Emergency tiller. Unsinkable alloy dinghy with foam flotation. Wichard boom brake.
Bilge Pumps
2 Electric and 1 Manual bilge pumps
GME Accusat 406 Meg EPIRB (2010)
Life Jackets
6 Life Jackets and 6 Harnesses with Jackstays.
Inshore kit, current date plus many offshore flares Expiry dates applicable.
Fire Protection
4 x Fire extinguishers and fire blanket.
12v and 240v circuits with outlets. 80AH alternator on engine plus spare towing alternator. Switch panels. 4 X Solarex Solar Panels mounted on top of Bimini sunshade maintain batteries charge and run refrigeration. 4 x 12v Batteries plus Engine start battery.
240v shore power with Xantrex battery charger, inverter and power management system with Heart Interface.
Interior lighting throughout. Navigation lights at deck level on pulpit, with tricolour at masthead and stern light on Bimini arch. Electric main halyard winch on cabin top.
Laptop computer at chart table with C-MAP charting, SmarterChart Chart Plotter with AIS, Furuno GPS, Furuno 16nm Radar, Humminbird GPS & Plotter with repeater at Helm station. Autohelm Tri-Data Log, Speed and Depth, Plastimo Contest steering compass at Helm. Autohelm Navdata multi-function display at Helm. Autohelm ST6000 autopilot with linear drive to Quadrant.
Codan HF radio transceiver. Lowrance VHF radio transceiver. Iridium Satellite Phone.
Sail Inventory
Heavy duty fully battened mainsail with Rutgerson RCB luff cars. 3 Reefs. Separate luff track on mast for Storm main. Furling Genoa with UV protective foot and leech strips. Hank on staysail and heavy weather jib fits to detachable inner forestay.
MPS asymmetric crusing spinnaker flown from short detachable prod pole.
Masthead symmetric spinnaker.
Mast / Rigging
Alloy mast with double in-line spreaders. Cutter rig with detachable inner forestay for heavy weather jib / storm sail. Fore and aft lower shrouds. Alloy boom with cylinder vang and boom brake. In-boom single line reefing led aft to cockpit. Intermediate heavy weather running backstays for use when reefed. Furler on forestay.
Note: stainless steel standing rigging was replaced in 2019.
Deck Gear
8 Andersen winches including No 56 primary and No 40 secondary two speed self tailing sheet winches and electric main halyard winch, Spinlock rope clutches, controls led aft to cockpit for short handed sailing. Genoa tracks on deck, heavy weather jib tracks on cabin trunk forward. Mainsheet track on cabin top forward of spray dodger for safe entry and exit to companionway. Stainless steel hand rails. Stainless steel bimini frame incorporating heavy duty davits aft, stern boarding platform and steps with shower

Broker / Dealer
38 South Yacht Sales
Unit 5 227 Wells Road
Chelsea Heights