The Ta-Shing-built Norseman 400, designed by Gary Grant, is a well-constructed and finished, fast, stable, weatherly, and seaworthy vessel. Norseman 400's have crossed both Atlantic and Pacific. The design features a long waterline, moderate beam, a long fin keel with 5' 7" draft, encapsulated lead ballast, and a skeg-hung rudder. Minimal exterior wood (hand rails and companionway wash boards) greatly minimizes maintenance. The Norseman 400's warm, elegant, varnished teak interior is light, spacious, well ventilated. Two private sleeping cabins, both with standing headroom, a generous-sized galley, and a head with separate shower stall provide for comfortable living, whether offshore, dockside, or on a family cruise.
Chris Caswell, in a July, 1987 review of the Norseman 400 in YACHTING, wrote,
"The problem with the Norseman 400 (and a pleasant problem, indeed) is to decide how to describe a yacht with fine attributes all-round. From a sailing standpoint, I can't find a fault: she sails magnificently in heavy as well as light breezes. 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 of the little details that make an exceptional yacht. Perhaps you've already broken the code: I liked this yacht.”
Ariel's Song's current owner has owned her for 20 years and has given her good care. She is on a mooring in Marion, MA and may be easily inspected.
For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:
Cell phone: 617-694-8455
V berth forward. Shelves and lockers above and outboard, drawer storage under. Head next aft to port with composting toilet, vanity, and separate shower stall. Lockers and hanging locker opposite to starboard, Main cabin features a U-shaped dinette to port with fixed centerline table with leaf and settee to starboard. Shelves and lockers outboard of settees, port and starboard. U-shaped galley next aft to port, nav station opposite to starboard. Private owner's stateroom aft with access to starboard, aft of nav station. Teak and holly sole. Force 10 model FT 100 PR OXD Cozy Cabin bulkhead-mounted propane cabin heater.
U-shaped galley features Mariner Regal stainless steel three-burner propane stove with oven, Seafrost engine-driven coldplate refrigeration (disconnected, not run in years), double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurized water, foot pump, and two hand pumps. Marinetics electric propane shut-off switch.
12 volt DC and 110 volt dockside systems with Bass circuit breaker distribution panel with ammeters and voltmeters. Four 12 volt batteries, two for starting, two for house. Battery selector switch. Solar panel mounted on starboard stern rail. Ferris solar monitor regulator. Tripp Lite Powerverter 140 watt inverter. Shore power cord.
Furuno Navigator GPS; Robertson AP1000 autopilot (needs calibration); Brooks and Gatehouse Hornet 4 Sailing Monitor (speed/log/apparent wind) and Hecta Hornet depth sounder at nav station, displays in cockpit; Icom IC-M402 VHF radio transceiver, Ritchie pedestal-mounted compass.
Hull has encapsulated lead ballast, fin keel, and skeg-hung rudder. Double stainless steel bow rollers, Maxwell-Nilsson electric windlass (up only), recessed anchor locker in foredeck with deck washdown connection, five overhead opening hatches, four opening ports, four vents in foredeck, solar vent over head compartment, deck prism above head, double stainless steel lifelines with gates port and starboard, stern gate also, Edson pedestal wheel steering, midship cleats, molded-in transom swim/boarding platform, stainless steel transom-mounted swim ladder with nonskid fiberglass steps, and teak cockpit grates.
Keel-stepped, double-spreader, painted mast, baby stay, fully-battened mainsail, roller-furling genoa, older roller-furling jib, spinnaker, Hood Seafurl 2 headsail roller-furling system, solid boom vang, mainsheet traveller mounted on coachroof, spinnaker pole and gear. Lewmar winch inventory includes two #52 self-tailing genoa sheet winches, #43 self-tailing mainsheet winch mounted to starboard on coachroof forward of cockpit, #40 self-tailing winch mounted to port, forward of cockpit, and three #40 self-tailing mast-mounted halyard winches.
Dodger with removable side curtains, cockpit cushions, 45 lb. CQR plow anchor with all chain rode, Danforth anchor with nylon rode stored in recessed anchor locker in foredeck, Tank Tender, three winch handles, Weems & Plath bulkhead-mounted clock and borometer. Whale Gusher manual bilge pump, electric bilge pump, Lifesling, horseshoe life ring.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.