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Sovereign - 400

The Sovereign 400 was designed by Rob Humphries as a fast and powerful offshore cruiser, suitable for blue water sailing with minimal crew. She is heavily constructed, and has a full lead keel for maximum performance. There is accommodation for seven persons on board in an attractive hand-finished interior with two heads/shower compartments, and she is equipped to a high standard.


Built by Sovereign Yachts, Southampton UK in 2007 to designs by Rob Humphries
CE directive 94/25/CE (Category A - 'Ocean') for recreational craft.

GRP and Balsa sandwich construction.
The hull incorporates 2 transverse longitudinal stringers with 9 ring frames to provide added hull strength and stiffness.
Hull to deck joint with polyurethane sealant and mechanical fasteners.
Bulkheads bonded to hull and deck.
The keel is lead antimony.
Standard draft 1.95m/6'4"
Spade rudder with solid stainless stock and self-aligning bearings. Top bearing serviced 2014
Lewmar Whitlock precision rack and pinion steering system. Full service 2014
Space saving Lewmar steering wheel
Monitor Wind steering system (new 2014)

Mechanical and Electricals

Yanmar 40hp. 3JH (serviced 2014)
Shaft drive transmission (cutlass bearing replaced 2012)
Heat exchanger
Alternator with battery isolator
Engine room blower
2 blade fixed propeller

Blue Sea systems backlit switch panel with AC/DC
Solaris solar panel (new 2012 - $840)
Voltmeter/amp meter
Galvanic isolator
1 x 85 amp engine battery
2 x 160 amp service batteries
VSR Battery management system - located next to engine battery
Shorepower Battery charger (Sterling)
12v lighter socket
Inverter 300w
Shorepower lead (220v.)

Rigid polyethylene tanks. 32 gallons on port side saloon under seating and 30 gallons on starboard saloon side under seating. Inspection plates and gauges at electrical panel
Water heater 5 gallon capacity – heat exchanger on engine and shorepower (220v)


Keel stepped aluminium anodised mast, twin spreaders, stainless steel standing rigging
Lazyjacks for mainsail
Headsail furling system –Profurl
Spinnaker halyard
Spinnaker pole lift (moused)
Anchor and steaming lights
Rigid boom vang

Mainsail 39.5m² / 425 sq. ft - 3 reef points
Genoa 140% 58.3m² / 628 sq. ft furling - UV strip
Genoa 120% BRAND NEW 2015
Cruising chute
Storm jib


Steering pedestal with compass and stainless steel arch. Engine control lever on pedestal
Engine control panel
2 winch pockets
3 harness attachment points
240 V shore power supply
2 lazarettes behind steering wheel
Electric bilge pump
Cockpit cushions x 3
Emergency steering tiller
Anchor windlass cockpit control



Teak steps - fitted to engine compartment cover
Access to engine from front, top and sides
Large U-shaped settee to starboard
Saloon folding leaf table with drinks storage
Sea berth to port and starboard
Lockers behind seats
Deck hatch
7 opening port lights - Lewmar
LED spotlights in ceiling - 2014
Stereo (Alpine) with interior and exterior speakers

L-shaped galley on starboard side
Top opening insulated fridge /freezer compartment
Double stainless steel sink with mixer tap for pressurised hot/cold water. Hot water from heat exchanger/shore power
Cooker with 2 burner stove/oven on gimbals. LPG gas bottle storage external
LED lights in galley area
Storage under sink with shelf and door
Swing hinged waste bin
Shelves and lockers above work-top and cooker
Galley utensils
Crockery and cutlery

Forward facing chart table with hinged desk Seat with vinyl covered cushion

A V-berth for two with removable infill piece. 
Cupboard space either side.
Storage compartment below berths on port side and forward for sails etc.
Cooling fan

Aft Starboard Cabin:
Starboard - Double berth Thick foam mattress
Hanging locker with side locker
Large Storage locker to port above engine
Shelf with fiddle over berth
Fuel tank under berth
Lighting and ventilation
3 downlighters
1 reading light

Port aft Cabin:
Utility cabin with double berth mattress and stowage below

Aft Head:
Electric shower pump
Washbasin unit in stainless steel
Chrome plated mixer tap with shower
Ventilation from hatch

Forward heads:
Electric shower pump
Washbasin unit in stainless steel
Chrome plated mixer tap with shower
Ventilation from hatch

Navigational Equipment

Lorenz Chart plotter (new 2012) with AIS receiver
Furuno GPS
Mcmurdo weather fax
Display switch panel
Autohelm 6002 autopilot
Raymarine DSC VHF radio
Tacktick boat speed/log, depth and wind instruments – solar charged, wireless units
LED Tricolour and anchor light

Deck Equipment

Electrical anchor windlass – 1000 W (Simpson Lawrence) with remote control switch in cockpit and at bow
CQR anchor – 35 lbs – 100 feet of chain and 50 feet of warp approx.
Kedge anchor with chain and warp

Stanchions with two levels of guard rails
6 Mooring cleats
2 Deck filler plates
2 Lazarette lockers
2 Self-tailing 54ST Lewmar winches
4 Self-tailing 44ST winches
2 Lewmar opening deck hatches
10 Lewmar opening portlights
4 Mushroom vents
2 Stainless steel grab rails
2 folding padeyes in cockpit
10 sheath deck organisers for halyard returns
10 Spinlock clutches on coachroof
Sliding companionway hatch. Washboard in plexiglass stops and lock
Genoa sheet track with piston blocks
Mainsheet bridging track in cockpit with adjustable traveller
2 Folding pad-eyes
2 x Genoa turning blocks
4 fenders
Mooring warps
3 winch handles
Manual bilge pump feeding from sump, operated in cockpit
Electric bilge pump with strainer serving aft and saloon area
Electric bilge pump in aft cockpit lockers

Safety Equipment

6 man liferaft (Plastimo) (serviced 2012)
Epirb emergency Beacon (serviced 2014)
6 lifejackets with harnesses
Boarding ladder
First aid kit

Additional Equipment

Suzumar dinghy and oars
Dinghy outboard – Mercury 3.3hp
Tupperware boxes of spares:
Fuses, tape, string, batteries etc.
Engine spares
Car vac.
Water container 
Charts, pilotage guides
Tools inc. ratchet set
Handheld VHF Cobra 2011
Makita cordless power drill
Binoculars (new 2012)
Large portable icebox
Charts – Caribbean region


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.
Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:United States of America
Year built:2007
Sales status:available
LOA:12.29 m/40 ft
Length:12.28 m/40 ft
Width:3.84 m/13 ft
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