Haines Marine have announced the completion of the latest model in their range of luxury bespoke offshore cruisers. The 400 was officially launched at Coldham Hall in July with its first International debut showing at Southampton Boat Show in September 2010.
This new Haines is an eagerly awaited larger addition to the range of Award Winning coastal and inland cruisers produced by this family owned British company, that this year celebrates their 30th year in business.
The sea-going Haines 400 is the new flagship of the Norfolk Company, known for their craftsmanship and customer service. This new 40 foot aft cabin is based on a proven restyled planing hull, with a new superstructure designed by Justin Haines. A semi displacement version also on offer for those not requiring as much speed or wanting to do more river cruising.
Having elegant contemporary looks with proven sea keeping ability, the 400 represents a major leap forward for the company into the larger offshore cruiser market. Incorporating the latest trends toward light spacious living areas, with large bonded windows and roof hatches to maximise light throughout the boat. Giving the whole boat a feeling of space and light and allowing good vision from all windows. It offers a large enclosed aft deck area with seating for 6/8, double helm to starboard with an easy to operate forward /aft canopy.
The 400 has wide side decks for safety and a sunbathing area with sun deck cushions forward. With easy access moulded steps at the transom from the bathing platform, to both port and starboard sides. Following the success of the popular 350 model, the 400 is a significantly larger serious Category B craft, capable of speeds of up to 30 knots.
Fitted with the latest bonded frameless window designs, two large double master cabins with spacious en-suites give the impression of a much larger craft. With Haines thoughtful use of storage space needed on longer cruises making it a comfortable craft for offshore cruising. A feature of all Haines models is a stylish spacious well equipped galley and in the 400 an offset galley to both port and starboard sides, including a large 187 litre stainless fridge freezer, a large four burner hob, a combination oven/microwave, and good work top space.
The demonstrator is also fitted with 6kw generator providing 240v power throughout. A dinette to port is also an option if required allowing for a slightly smaller galley layout. Fitted in light oak veneer finish with walnut steps, walnut flooring to the galley with walnut feature panels throughout the boat, along with blinds to all windows giving a contemporary look throughout the boat. Other finishes are also available.
The saloon features a large U-shaped leather settee to starboard which can be converted to a double with smaller settee to port. On the aft saloon bulk head is a large flat screen TV, one of the 3 TV’s offered in the entertainment package, making this a home from home coastal cruiser with multimedia entertainment system available to suit all ages. Offering good all round vision when seated or dining at the large saloon table.
This first model is fitted with Twin Volvo D6 330 hp diesel engines, other engines are available. With a Bowthruster and Sternthruster fitted on the demonstrator making it very user friendly. The 400 is available with single or twin engine installation. Whilst the Offshore provides a 30 knot performance with larger engine options.
Haines 400 Offshore in action at Southampton Boat Show 2010
The Haines 400 is a welcomed addition to their widening range and is testament to the focus and future growth of this family boat builder from Norfolk.
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