Arcona 435 Mk II

The Arcona 435 Mk II illustrates the evolution of design and innovation for Arcona Yachts. She is a boat that will win regattas one weekend and then take the family for a comfortable and safe sail the next.

The Arcona 435 continues to uphold Arcona’s strong heritage of innovation and design excellence, using high quality materials and best workmanship. Launched by Arcona Yachts in 2018 and winner of the European Yacht of the Year 2019, she has become a favourite in the performance racer-cruiser sector. The Arcona 435 is a quick, modern and easy-to-manage 45-foot performance cruiser.

Following customer feedback, the new Arcona 435 Mk II features include:

  • A reprofiled joint between the bowsprit and hull.
    The Code Zero will be mounted (as standard) on the bowsprit. It is possible to work without a bobstay and therefore make it easier when anchoring.
    For hard racing we however still recommend a soft bobstay to be fitted to the front of the bowsprit to avoid unnecessary stress.
  • The hull height is raised so that there is +80mm in the bow and +100mm in stern, for increased headroom internally. This makes the height 200cm from floor to ceiling at the accommodation hatch and 189cm at the main bulkhead.
  • Hull dimensions have increased adding 60mm on each side which means the new beam is 4.04m. We’ve also added about 100mm of hull length.
  • The hull windows have changed.
    The three windows in the hull are larger and covered in a white printscreen that blends beautifully into the hull of the yacht, enables lots of natural light to come in.
  • The rig has the same aspect rig as standard however the Q measurement has been updated with a 60mm longer pipe.
  • Deckware.
    2 Tackline pipes – Under deck (coachroof) as standard.
    The options list now includes:
    a new double bend self-tacking track for low profile installation.
    Optional Cutter stay reinforcement.
    Optional electro-hydraulic backstay (Reckmann) with pushbutton controls.
  • Interior.
    Part wood veneer finish in both heads.
    Due to proximity of back burner, only 2 burner stoves can be fitted however this does not apply to electric hobs.
    New extra storage locker under galley lockers.

Stefan Qviberg, the designer, designed a masterpiece that appeals to owners who wants both comfort for long passages and sailing performance for racing. Stefan explained, “The 435 has an efficient sail design, a low weight and the characteristic stability exhibited in every Arcona yacht. The 435 is modern inside and out.”

The Arcona 435 epitomises the characteristics of a very comfortable fast family cruiser and a racing yacht, without making any compromises. She is both safe and stable with laminated bulkheads and Arcona’s galvanised steel girder. She is a joy to sail as she responds quickly to trim input and doesn’t weigh more than 8990kg. The Arcona 435 can also be specified with carbon hull, deck and spars which reduces her weight further. Arcona 435 has a slightly larger sail area than previous models to give optimised upwind performance.

Exterior Design

With her wider stern there is great space in the cockpit for crew, friends and family. It also gives more space down below in the aft cabins, galley and saloon. The wide stern gives her great sailing performance, especially downwind. There is also a choice between open or semi-open transom.

She has twin wheels configured as standard which can be upgraded to carbon. The cockpit table recesses down into the floor and is easy to deploy when needed, otherwise creating an open, comfortable area whilst sailing. The windows on the coachroof are long and wide allowing plenty of natural light in to the saloon.

The spacious cockpit has an integral bathing platform and a large storage locker aft, accessible from two recessed hatches in the cockpit floor. The sides of the cockpit have been designed for intelligent use of stowage and at the front edge of the coaming are two compartments that elegantly stow all halyards. The cockpit coaming, aft deck and sole are in teak. The side deck can be specified either in teak or in Arcona’s proven non-slip material.

Interior Design

The boat is designed to be sailed for extended periods of time and in any weather, so a comfortable relaxing yacht interior is an important attribute of an Arcona. We have specifically designed the interior to make the living onboard enjoyable.

The interior is in selected Khaya mahogany, varnished to a high-gloss satin finish, that successfully communicates a relaxed living space. For those who prefer lighter interior we offer oak as well. The mouldings, door frames and stairs are all laminated with varnished teak soles.

We offer a broad range of cushion fabrics and colour choices and you make that selection when you order your Arcona. The ceiling lighting in the saloon, cabins and in the heads consists of recessed spotlights. Below deck in the saloon, there are more spotlights with a dimmer in the navigation station to provide atmospheric saloon lighting. All cabins are equipped with roof lamps and two bulkhead-mounted reading lamps.


“Time spent on the wheel of the Arcona 435 is time you’ll value. You’ll soon become a helm hog – you’ll get up for your watch early to see if there’s any chance of getting a few minutes more. Try it, if you think I’m exaggerating.” – Yachting World

“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

“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 is she not a budget alternative, however that is not a Volvo XC90 either…” – Search Magazine, December 2018

“Pretty, award-winning and fast, this Swedish cruiser is a real all-rounder.” – Yachting World

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Winner - Performance Cruiser - European Yacht of the Year 2019 - Arcona 435

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She is praised by journalists and sailors, winner of European Yacht of the Year 2019 and nominated to the British Yachting Awards – Performance Yacht 2019. Check out what the journalists say about her.

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Stefan Qviberg
CE Category


Length overall (with bowsprit)
14.15 m (46.4ft)
Length overall
13.63 m (44.7ft)
Length waterline
12.47 m (40.9ft)
4.04 m (13.3ft)
Draft (shallow/standard/racing)
2.0/2.3/2.6 m
8 990 kg
Mast height above waterline (Standard without antennas & instruments)
21 m
Water capacity
270 L


Yanmar 4JH45C
Sail Drive
Fuel Tank
215 L


Main Sail
62 m2
Jib 107%
47.9 m2
172 m2

Technical Data



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