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R6 450 000,00Price

Najad 520 for sale currently in Brazil


Class:                                     Cruiser

Length:                                                 51’ 10”                 

Waterline length:             44’ 6”’

Beam:                                   15’ 18”

Draft:                                    2,2m

Displacement:                   22t

Fuel type:                            Diesel

Hull Material:                     GRP

Keel:                                      Solid Lead


Barbara Ann is a Swedish built center cockpit blue water world cruiser, with one circumnavigation under her belt and completely ready to go again on short notice. To say she’s completely equipped is an understatement; her knowledgeable owner has spared no expense to keep her ready for her next trip to Brazil and beyond, should the boat not sell by early 2023. An excellent sea-going workhorse; she loves 25 knots of wind and a nice sea to plow through. Najad quality is legendary – they’re built on the same island in Sweden as Hallberg Rassy and are built to the same high standards as the Rassys. Yachts built to this 1990’s quality, with all the equipment onboard and ready to cross oceans, are a rare thing on the market today, especially in South Africa where the yacht is currently based.

Barbara Ann was just hauled, in early 2022, for an Awlgrip re-do of the classic red trim and boot stripes, as well as new bottom painting. She looks amazing with her new trim stripes. Lots of new equipment are included with the yacht; there’s very little that’s needed before setting off on her next adventure. Many custom additions and improvements throughout the vessel – too many to list.

 Rig & Sails:

Selden mast and boom, with optional tall rig from Najad;  in-mast furling with new (2021) North Sails high tech NPL Ultra mainsail

New backstays, forestay and inner forestay in 2020

Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioning system

120% Genoa (2016) on a Harken MKIV Unit 3 furler (new in 2019)

Staysail (new in 2019) on a Harken ESP 2 furler (new in 2019)

Furling Spinnaker (new in 2021) on Selden GX10 top down furler (2016)

Two Carbon fiber spinnaker/Genoa poles – newly spray painted in 2021 – each on its own car, track and dedicated lifting winch

Removable bowsprit for top down furler


Two Andersen 66 ST Electric primary cockpit winches

Five Andersen 46 ST two speed cockpit winches

Two Andersen 46 ST two speed winches on mast

Custom Garhauer heavy duty mainsheet traveler system

Much of the running rigging replaced in 2019

Mainsail can be furled and unfurled from cockpit

Machinery & Propulsion:

Volvo 6 cylinder TMD41D turbo diesel – 140 hp; Maxprop VP feathering prop with multiple pitch settings that are changeable in the water; 9+ knots max speed on flat water; engine rebuilt in 2016 – 1000 hours estimated since rebuild; PYI Flex coupling; spare fixed prop.

Sidepower 8 hp bow thruster with composite blades; new lower unit in 2016.

1 Engine battery - 12V start batter with separate 12V alternator and Balmar programmable regulator

Just aft of the nav station is a spacious workshop; a large, insulated door leads to the walk-in engine room that has ample headroom for standing up and working in the engine room. The 10.5 kW generator (encapsulated for a nice, low level of sound while running) can be accessed from the engine room, or by removing the companionway steps.

Generator & Electrical System:

Fischer Panda 10.5 kW generator in custom sound box

230v 50Hz AC system throughout vessel – with renovations in 2021

Victron Multiplus 3000 watt 70 amp 230v-24v Charger Inverter (new 2022)

120v 60Hz Xantrex 1800 watt Inverter system with plugs in galley and salon, for US 120v equipment

24v DC system, with extensive upgrades and main panel re-wiring in 2016

LiFePo4 Lithium battery system – 8 x 300 Ah 3.2v batteries for a 24v 300 Ah system, with BMS and remote parameter display panel

Victron GX Color Control AC & DC system monitor

24v Balmar 70 watt 24v alternator on engine with Balmar MC 624 Smart regulator

12v Start battery, with separate 12v alternator & Balmar programmable regulator

230v Sea-Fresh watermaker – 50L per hour


Pedestal wheel cable steering

Edson steering cables (New 2015) stainless steel cables

Emergency tiller

B&G Nac-2 Autopilot


NMEA 2000 networked electronics, using only Maretron cables and connections

B&G Trident2 instruments

B&G wind, depth, water speed, water temp transducers

B&G NAC2 autopilot with a type 2 linear ram drive

B&G Vulcan 5” monitor in cockpit instrument cluster

B&G forward looking Sonar – connected to the Vulcan monitor in cockpit

B&G Triton2 autopilot controllers in cockpit and at nav station


Raymarine E120 monitor at nav station

Raymarine RD424 24” Radar scanner – on mast

Maretron DSM410 multifunction monitor

Vesper XB8000 AIS Class B transponder with onboard Wifi network

Shipmodul Miniplex 3 multiplexor, with WiFi network (for instrument integration)

Standard Horizon Quantum DSC VHF, with RAM mic in cockpit

ICOM M802 SSB radio, with tuner and insulated antenna on backstay

External Iridium GO antenna on pushpit (note that Iridium GO is excluded)

Wifi Booster antenna on pushpit


Binnacle compass

Interior Accommodation and cockpit:

-              Salon:

A very spacious, open, custom interior (was featured in Najad’s model catalog), with two super comfortable chairs on the starboard side of the salon, across from 32” TV and a roomy table that seats 5-6 easily. All interior wood is African Mahogany, in excellent condition; new acrylic portlights installed in the salon in early 2022. Original teak and holly cabin sole that has just had a complete sanding and varnishing in early 2022 – impeccable condition; new (2021) custom carpeting throughout the vessel, based on insulating nonskid pads; carpeting is stored off the boat while in the marina. Salon table has an extra leaf that can be added to serve 6; great storage under the table and under the settee seats; off white leather interior seating; four reading lights in the salon; all lighting is LED; over 2m of headroom in main salon.

-              Galley:

The galley stretches for nearly 3m along the port side; two cold storage areas – either can be refrig or freezer; large double sinks and Corian countertops; 3 burner SMEV lpg stove and oven/broiler; microwave oven.

-              Nav Station:

Forward facing nav station close to companionway (plotter can be seen from the cockpit); chart table with storage under; a large chart cabinet above the nav table holds full size nav charts with ease; storage under nav table and under nav seat

 -             Master cabin (aft):

Custom queen-sized bed (new foam mattress in 2019) on the center line that folds to allow access to storage below. Hanging locker on port side; part hanging/part shelved locker in the center; cabinets and writing desk on the starboard side; changing seat; storage under bed; reading lights and overhead LED lights; Custom built-in valuables safe in salon; Custom liquor cabinet with glass & lead cabinet door – featured in Najad’s brochure; new salon portlight covers (2022)

 -             Forward Cabins & head:

Custom matching cabins forward with bunk beds in each cabin; comfortable berths for four guests forward; each cabin has storage cabinets and privacy doors with separate access to the large head forward. Forward head has Corian counter tops and floor. Lots of storage in forward head.

-              Heads/Shower room:

Aft head features a spacious separate shower room. Forward head can be used as a shower area, but has never been used as such. Both heads have Corian countertops and Corian soles. Manual Jabsco toilets in both heads.

Audio Visual/Entertainment:

Samsung 32” High Def (1080p) Smart TV; BluRay DVD player; JBL SB150 Sound Bar

Sony Car stereo with 4 waterproof speakers in cockpit

Systems and Tankage:

Two stainless steel diesel tanks – 800L total capacity

Four stainless steel water tanks - approx 1000L total capacity

Stainless steel holding tank – 60L (never used)

Central heating (throughout vessel):

Two Eberspacher diesel heating systems – one for the salon, galley and forward cabins and one for the aft cabin

Cruise Air 10,000 btu air conditioner for aft cabin (hasn’t been turned on since 2016 – may not be serviceable)

-              Cockpit & Canvas work:

Large cockpit - both cockpit settees are long enough to lay out on full length; folding, removable cockpit table; Glass in aluminum fixed windshield with a dodger over. Cockpit canvas can be configured as either an offshore dodger with connecting panel to the aft Bimini support arch, or a Bimini top that connects to the aft Bimini support arch; dodger can be lowered with Bimini top in place; side and aft clear panels close off cockpit from most of the elements (when offshore canvas is used)

Custom WeatherMax 90 awnings for complete sun coverage in the tropics – one for aft of the main, running back to the arch, and one over the area forward of the mast; closed cell cockpit cushions; sunscreen over windshield for UV protection; complete set of  Textalyne sunshades - 80% UV protection.


Life jackets

Safety harnesses

Life rings

Fire extinguishers

Radar reflector

Wooden bungs

Bosun’s chair

Gale Rider drogue with 1” deployment line and heavy-duty bridle

Viking 4-man life raft (new 2020).


Abus 3m Hypalon and aluminium dinghy with Sunbrella cover

2 Suzuki 2-stroke outboard motors - 9.9hp and 6hp (both new 2016)

Custom arch extended to pushpit and dinghy hoist

Spares and tools, fenders and mooring lines.

Custom heavy duty stainless steel arch on aft deck for raising and storage of 3m dinghy (dinghy remains on arch even in challenging offshore sailing); large 150 watt Solar panel on the arch, mounted laterally in a custom frame for a tasteful appearance. Arch supports two outboard engines and has an outboard engine crane that can be used to swing the outboard engine away from the boat while mounting or dismounting the OB engine from the dinghy. OB engine can be left on the dinghy when dinghy is hoisted, while inshore or local cruising; Pushpit extensions each hold one 80 watt panel; 300 watts total Solar capacity.

Additional equipment:

Lofrans Project 2000 vertical electric anchor windlass with handheld remote and cockpit controls; Chain gypsy and rope drum

90m of 10mm G4 chain (re-galvanized in 2021); Rocna 40kg anchor (new 2021)

Custom Stainless steel Dorades with stainless steel guards

6 inflatable fenders – heavy duty

Spare anchor chain and rope – ready to use with windlass; storm and misc. spare anchors

All original sea cocks were upgraded to Groco bronze sea cocks with high tensile strength G10 backing plates

Gale Rider drogue with heavy duty 1" deployment line and heavy duty bridle

Deck Jerry Jug fuel storage racks (removable) on deck, with eight 22L Jerry Jugs

Custom Sunbrella covers on all deck hatches

Comprehensive Spares & Tools Inventory

Magma Newport LPG BBQ grill on pushpit extension

Hot & Cold transom shower


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