Scanyachts 400 DS (wessex 390)

twin keel fast sailing cruiser
£76,000.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  271276
  • Length  ·  11.90m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 50hp, BETA 4Y5450 (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

Extra Details

Designer Ed Dubois
Builder Robert Ives and Wilson & Manning
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 454.0 ltr (99.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 454.0 ltr (99.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model BETA 4Y5450 (2005)
Engine Hours engine1= 1029
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

GKN aqua-drive anti-vibration flexible drive fitted

Inter-connecting fuel tanks

4 x 100ah batteries for domestic supply
1 x 105ah battery for engine starting
1 x battery for bow thruster
Rutland 913 wind generator

fuel curve shows 5 Litres consumption at 2200 RPM


Length 11.90m
Beam 3.59m
Draft Min 1.50m
Draft Max 1.50m
Displacement 12,500kg (27,562.5lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2016)


Reefing mainsail North Sail - Slab (2018) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Arun - Furling (2013)
Other sails Cruising Chute with snuffer (unknown year)
Spinnaker with snuffer (unknown year)
Storm Jib and removeable forestay (unknown year)

Boom replaced 2011. Backing plates replaced 2016. Rotostay refurbished 2011.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull peeled by Osmotech 2005, surveyed and copper coated 2016 in an environmentally controlled workshop by JWS Marine.

Replaced rudder bearing 2016

Replaced hull valves 2014

Eberspacher heating

Manually pumped and filtered fresh water

12v fridge 2017

Headlining replaced 2012
Upholstery replaced 2012

12v Microwave 2012

Cabins – The boat does divide into 4 separate cabins. Aft, Deck House / Saloon,
Lower Saloon, Fwrd Cabin


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

All water and toilet pipes renewed 2005
Frwd toilet replaced 2012
Aft toilet replaced 2006

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

All water and toilet pipes renewed 2005
Frwd toilet replaced 2012
Aft toilet replaced 2006

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Seawolf windlass
1 anchors
(CQR & Bruce Kedge)
50.00m of chain
2 x Lewmar mast winches
2 x Lewmar self tailing winches 46 (2013)
2 x Lewmar self tailing winches
2 x triple XTS clutches one replaced (2013)

Bow thruster fitted 2005

s/s pushpit and pulpit renewed 2007
guardrails with gates 2013

Seawolf electric windlass serviced and motor upgrade 2013

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine E125 chart plotter, digital raydome 2013
AIS is transmit and receive 2013
Cantronic engine monitoring and display 2013
ST60 wind/speed/depth 2005
Autohelm 6001 with dual control
FLS echosounder/sonar 2013

Raymarine Navplotter at the chart table has a Wifi capability which can display the chart showing on the Navplotter on an i-pad or similar mobile phone. Wifi which can repeat the chartplotter screen on any portable device anywhere around the boat. See example picture of the ipad by cockpit helm position. Please note i-pad and case not included.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a twin keel fast sailing deck saloon cruiser. Built 1985 and evidence shows fitted out and completed 1992. Originally built as a wessex 390 12 of which were built then Scanyachts bought Wessex hence why she is now advertised as a Scanyachts 400. She really was beautiful when I was invited onboard loved her good condition teak deck, her stunning interior wood and all the clever ideas for use of storage and flip up shelves for foot rests or further extension on berths/seating. Really well fitted out and cared for, this boat will make you so proud if you become the new owner.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Scanyachts 400 DS (wessex 390) has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 wonderful years

Why are you selling her?

change of circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

Solent, West Country, France, and Channel Islands

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 0

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Be the first to leave a comment or ask a question...
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Login or register for free