Arcona 435

Greyhound of the Sea

Building on the success of the Arcona 430, which won European Yacht of the Year in 2009, the 435 continues to uphold Arcona’s strong heritage of innovation and design excellence, using the finest materials and best workmanship. The Arcona 435 is a quick, modern and easy-to-manage 43-foot performance cruiser and in 2019, she was named European Yacht of the Year in the Performance Cruiser category too.

The Designer, Stefan Qviberg has once again fulfilled Arcona’s brief to create a yacht that fits exactly in the intended slot of the market – for the owner who doesn’t want to compromise on sailing performance and comfort.

Stefan said “The 435 has an efficient sail design, a low weight and the same stability known in every Arcona yacht. We liked the hull shape and line of the 430 so for the 435, we’ve built on our learning from her predecessor while modernising the boat inside and out.

The sail plan will be with a 106% overlapping headsail and a relatively larger mainsail than previous models. The 435 is easy-to-handle no matter if you are sailing shorthanded or fully crewed. Compared to the Arcona 430, the Arcona 435 is more modern in many aspects. She has a wider stern which gives her a more spacious saloon and a larger cockpit without compromising on her sailing ability on all angles. An efficient sail design in combination with optimised weight will ensure that the Arcona 435 performs superbly. She is a boat that will win regattas one weekend and then take the family for a comfortable and safe sail the next.

The side decks are wide and the cockpit is spacious with plenty of room for crew, family and friends. There are twin carbon wheels and the cockpit table will recess into the cockpit floor. There is a choice between an open transom or semi-closed. With her plumb bow and wide stern she will offer plenty of speed and comfortable sailing.

Arcona yacht interiors have typical features, using high-quality woodwork and practical designs in clever locations. They are light and modern, reflecting classic Scandinavian design. The generous saloon has been carefully thought out for optimum entertaining purposes. Taking in the full 3.98m beam of the yacht, there is plenty of space around the table and she has a spacious galley, three cabins and two heads.

We know that all sailors have different demands. That’s why we never build boats for stock. Each boat is hand-built for its owner.

Ultimately, the yacht sailed like a dream. Given that the hull shape is fairly conservative, I would also imagine that she would look after you in a blow and also offer you a decent opportunity to outrun adverse weather. I was once asked why the yachting press always raved about Arconas. The answer is simple; they sail bewitchingly, they look good and they are easy to handle.” – Sam Jefferson, Sailing Today, December 2018

Greyhound of the sea unleashed.” – Yachting Monthly, Dec 2018. Read their Arcona 435 Test here.

Swede dreams are made of these.” – Sailing Today, Dec 2018

The deck is peeled and the cockpit large. Spaces feel well thought-through for comfortable and easy sailing, no matter if you sail with a small or large crew. Details like the stowable cockpit table, wheels in carbon, well-placed tilting steps and the ability to adjust the position of the instruments speaks for accuracy and care throughout the whole process. With a price tag of approximately 360 000 EUR she is not a budget alternative, however, that is not a Volvo XC90 either…” – Search Magazine, December 2018


Design: Stefan Qviberg
Length (Overall): 13.2m
Length (Waterline): 12.2m
Beam: 3.98m
Draft: (2.0) 2.3 (2.6) m
Displacement: 8900kg
Keel Weight: 3400kg
Fresh Water: 300 litres
Engine: Yanmar 4 JH 45C/ SD 60
CE-Class: A/123/42
Hot Water Cylinder: 40 litres
Fuel Tank: 200 litres
Holding Tank: 2 x 60 litres
Main Sail: 61.9m²
Genoa: 48.6
Spinnaker: 165m²
I: 17.8m
J: 5.04m
E: 6.0m
P: 17.2m