40ft 1987 Norseman 400 Yacht for Sale 40' Norseman

Marina del Rey, California United States


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Yacht Overview

  • Yacht Details 40' Norseman 1987
  • Location Marina del Rey, California United States
  • Engines 46 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Westerbeke
  • Days on Market1,069 days
  • Last UpdatedDec 10, 2019
  • Asking Price$169,000
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40ft 1987 Norseman 400 Yacht Description

Designed by naval architect, Gary Grant, the Norseman 400 is a thoroughbred offshore cruiser that is capable of making fast, easy passages. It performs equally well in light or heavy air, and is strong enough to cross oceans.

This boat is the rare 3-stateroom layout.  It has remained in the hands of one owner for nearly twenty years, and has benefited from improvements to the tune of around $150,000 in the last couple of years:

New mast & rigging

New fully-battened mainsail & 150% genoa

New gelcoat on hull & deck-house

New electronics

New generator

New rudder & steering

New interior upholstery & bedding


Etc. etc...


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  • Beam: 0'
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 0'


Starting forward there is a V-berth stateroom. The head/shower are next aft to port, with hanging lockers to starboard.

Moving aft, the salon features a U shaped dinette to port and settee to starboard.

Next aft to port is the U-shaped galley, while opposite to starboard is a navigation station.

Finally there is a guest / crew cabin to port aft of the galley with upper and lower berths, while opposite to starboard is a comfortable stateroom with a double berth.

  • 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
  • Headroom is 6'5"


The forward facing U-shaped galley boasts good counter space, and excellent storage in cabinets and lockers. 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 110v / engine driven refrigeration with chill plates in freezer and spill-over cooling in fridge
  • Exhaust fan over stove
  • Microwave oven


  • 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


  • 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 x 6v golf cart batteries in two banks
  • One x 12 volt engine start battery
  • Shore power cord, 50', 30 amp
  • 12V DC and 110V AC switch/breaker panels with analog volt and ammeters

Deck & Hull

  • Hull & deck have been completely re-gelcoated - shiny!
  • Teak deck in good condition (boat is kept covered)
  • Skeg rudder (replaced 2015)
  • Stainless steel double bow roller
  • 45# CQR primary anchor with chain & rode
  • Maxwell Nilsson V-100 electric windlass
  • Stainless steel bow & stern pulpit
  • Mast pulpits
  • ShadeTree full boat cover
  • Cockpit dodger and bimini with stainless steel frame
  • Propane BBQ
  • Salt water deck wash pump
  • Six large aluminum mooring cleats
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Edson steering pedestal with dual lever engine controls
  • Cockpit table

Sails & Rigging

In 2015 the mast, standing rigging, and running rigging were replaced 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


  • Fresh water cooled Westerbeke diesel engine
  • Maxprop three-bladed feathering propeller
  • Water-maker
  • Generator



Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. This boat may be listed with another yacht broker.

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