S/Y Liv

The Arcona 400 has excellent build quality. She is both stiff and fast and has comfortable living space. The more we learn about Liv the more we are impressed with the craftsmanship and design.

When we bought Liv we planned to use her of cruising in the Baltic Sea during the summers and for a few off-shore races per year. We wanted to extend our range when cruising to our neighboring countries in the Baltic Sea and do longer and longer cruising trips as well as having a boat that would perform well in off-shore races.

The design of Arcona 400 is not optimized for long time blue water cruising. She is a sailboat that excels when sailing. She lacks some comfort that you would like during long time cruising that would impede sailing performance. Our objective now is to prepare Liv for long time cruising without making her a barge that we would not enjoy once we return to Sweden. 


  • Build year: 2004
  • Hull color: Blue
  • Sail number: SWE-46
  • Loa: 11.98 m
  • Lwl: 10.50 m
  • Beam: 3.82 m
  • Draught: 2.1 m
  • Keel weight (lead): 2.5 ton
  • Deplacement: 7.7 ton
  • Fuel tank: 150 l
  • Water tank: 270 l
  • Holding tank: 55 l
  • Engine: Volvo Penta MD-2040E 39 hp
  • MMSI: 265651540
  • Call sign: SF4644


  • Main: 48,3 m²
  • Genua 150%: 48,7 m²
  • Jib: 33,6 m²
  • Self tacking jib: 30 m²
  • Storm jib on cutter stay: 15.8 m²
  • 4 x symmetric  spinnakers
  • 1 x asymmetric spinnaker


  • Raymarine e95 MFD plotter
  • Wind , Log and Depth data on SeaTalkNG network though Raymarine ITC-5
  • Raymarine displays above companionway
    • 2 x i70s
    • 1 x i60 Close Hauled Wind
    • 1 x ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine displays at helm
    • 1 x p70s Autopilot Control Head
    • 1 x i70
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with linear drive
  • Raymarine S100 Remote Control
  • Raymarine RN300 GPS
  • Raymarine RAY 54E VHF
  • AIS Trueheading CTRX Carbon+
  • ShipModul MiniPlex – 2Wi
  • 4G Router
  • Plastimo Contest 130 compass


  • 320 Ah LiFeYPO4 lithium batteries (2P4S)
  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor
  • Victron MultiPlus Inverter/Charger 12/1200/50
  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 75/15
  • Solara 55W M-Series Solar Panel
  • Balmar 120A 6-Series alternator
  • Balmar MC-614 external alternator regulator


  • Bow windlass, Lewmar HX1 800W
  • Stern windlass, Power Il Inside 1000W
  • Spade S100 20kg steel anchor at bow with 8 mm x 60 m DIN766 grade 40 chain
  • Bruce 15 kg stainless steel anchor at stern with 14 mm x 50 m leaded anchor line


  • Isotherm 3251SP ASU fridge
  • Isotemp slim 25 water heater
  • Eberspächer Airtronic M D4 heater

More information about Arcona 400 at Arcona’s site