$149 000

Radford R400 1995

Length LOA
40' 0" - 12.20m
Hull material

Radford R400 - Turn-key cruising yacht with an extensive inventory

From the drawing board of world-renowned naval architect Graham Radford, the Radford R400 is a world class blue water cruising yacht.

‘Capers’ was professionally built to an exceptionally high standard by Jack Hofland. At a glance, you would be forgiven for thinking that the round bilge steel hull was fibreglass. Look closer and you will notice that every join and corner on deck has been painstakingly rounded over. There is a complete absence of the harsh square edges that you typically find on the majority of steel boats. Structurally the R400 was designed and built to meet the ABS guide for offshore racing yachts and has ABS plan approval. It is very rare to find a steel yacht constructed to such exacting standards.

The R400 has a centre cockpit that is well protected from the elements and perfectly sized for offshore passage making. The primary winches and mainsheet are within easy reach of the helm making her easy to handle shorthanded. The side decks are spacious and easy to move around. The deep bulwarks add a touch of class and an additional degree of safety.

The interior has been fitted out with stunning West Australia Jarrah. The craftsmanship and joinery are first class. Storage is very well catered for with an abundance of cupboards and drawers everywhere you look. The saloon has full length settees on either side that double as great sea berths while underway. The centre piece of the saloon is the solid Jarrah dining table. Its large enough to accommodate half a dozen hungry sailors for dinner, and folds down on both sides to facilitate easy passage when not in use.

The galley features two large stainless sinks, under bench refrigeration and a top-quality Tudor gas stove with oven and grill. There is gas detector, and the installation is certified. Storage in and around the galley has been taken to the next level. The passageway leading aft from the galley is lined on both sides with a multitude of cupboards and working bench space.

Accommodation is very well catered for with two double cabins. The master cabin aft is luxuriously spacious and features a huge double bed. Full size drawers and numerous cupboards provide ample storage for a couple. The forward guests cabin also features a generous sized double bed, great storage options and some stunning Jarrah work.

The interior layout has been very thoughtfully designed and there is easy access to maintain the critical systems onboard. A good example of this is the inclusion of a small systems room just aft of the bathroom on the starboard side. This houses a number of electronic components including the water maker, and gives excellent side access to the engine to facilitate easy servicing.

Capers is on the Australian Ship Registry and the current owners has cruised extensively in Indonesia and Western Australia. The previous and first owners, sailed Capers around the world and wrote a book about their adventures titled ‘Are we having fun yet’.

Capers has been extremely well setup as a long range, live aboard, cruising yacht. The current owner has had her for 14 years, and over that period has maintained her to a very high standard. The inventory has been constantly updated. Capers is presented to the market as a turn-key cruising yacht and is ready to provision and sail off into the sunset tomorrow.


Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Some photos may be of the same model boats. 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

Engine Make Nanni
Engine description 4 Cylinder Nanni diesel. Regularly serviced.
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel consumption 2.2lt/hr
Propulsion Shaft drive with Dripless shaft seal and three blade Autostream feathering prop.
Horse power 43
Fuel type Diesel
Sails and Rigging
Mainsail Mainsail - Fully batterned with three reefing points.
Headsail 1 Headsail - North 3Di Nordc genoa - NEW 2019
Headsail other Lazy jacks and NEW boom bag.
Storm sails Tri Sail on seperate mast track. Strom jib.
Spinnaker Asymetrical spinnaker with sock.
Mast and boom Alloy deck stepped mast with mast steps. Mast is hinged and can be lowered.
Standing rigging Standing rigging has been regularly serviced. NEW forestay and inner forestay 2019.
Deck gear 9x Arco winches.
Dinghy Plaka 2.8m Polyethylene UV stabilised rigid dinghy. Oars stored in pontoons. Dinghy anchor.
Outboard 3.0hp Yamaha
Ground tackle
Anchor Manson Supreme 45lb primary anchor.
Secondary anchor Manson 35lb Plough anchor. Fortress FX-37 anchor in stowage bag. 100m of 16mm nylon rode.
Chain 100m 3/8 chain.
Rode 100m of 16mm nylon rode.
Anchor winch Maxwell HWC700 horizontal windlass.
LOA 40' 0" - 12.20m
Beam 3.66m
Draft 1.60m
Displacement 12,000kg
Keel / Ballast Lead
Cruising Speed 6kn
Maximum Speed 7kn
Designer Graham Radford
Builder Jack Hofland
Hull material Steel
Deck material Steel
Fresh water tanks 200lt in (4x 50lt Bladders)
Fuel tanks Tank 1 = 110lt. Tank 2 = 70lt. Tank 3 = 70lt. Total = 250lt
Safety equipment
Flares Yes - Offshore flare kit NEW 2019
Fire extinguishers 3x fire extinguishers, 1x fire blankets
Gas detector Gas detector and system upgraded and certified in 2020.
Other safety Life bouy. Jacklines.
Liferaft 4 man Coastal Liferaft NEW 2019.


  • L Shaped galley running aft on the port side
  • Numerous storage options
  • Top loading 12v fridge
  • Great offshore design with good bracing on either tack


  • Master cabin aft.
  • Guest cabin forward.
  • Two additional settee/bunks in saloon.


  • TV mounted on bulkhead – 12v.
  • Omnidirectional mast mount TV antenna.
  • Fusion stereo system with 4x speakers
Galley features
Refrigeration Ozefridge 12v refrigeration - Air and water cooled
Stove Tudor 2 burner stove with oven and grill
Microwave Yes
Hot water 35lt hot water storage unit. 240v and Engine driven.
Water maker Citor engine driven watermaker.
Accomodation features
Cabins 2x Double cabins.
Births 6
Toilets Lavac manual head.
Showers Yes


  • Raymarine es78 7″ Hybrid touch Chartplotter.
  • Navionic Platinum charts for whole of Australia.
  • Simrad IS20 wind.
  • Standard Horizon GPS Chart 175, at the Nav station.
  • Furuno 1621 Radar.
  • Barrett 5500 HF Radio.
  • ICOM IC-M412 VHF radio.
  • Pactor Modem.
  • Raymarine X30 Autopilot.
  • Raymarine P70s Autopilot controller.
  • Electric chain driven autopilot drive unit.
  • Navico Wheelpilot – Backup autopilot.


  • AGM 4x 80Ah (Total 320Ah) house bank.
  • Optima cranking battery.
  • Freedom Inverter/charger 100Amp.
  • Shore power.
  • Heart Interface Inverter 2000W.
  • Solar Panels 2x 145W (290W total)
  • Powertech 30Amp MPPT charge controller.
  • Eclectic D400 Wind gernerator – NEW 2018

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