The 410 was the first Arcona to have twin wheel steering and it’s beam is carried aft to make the twin wheels and a spacious cockpit possible, not to mention more spacious aft cabins down below. And like every Arcona, the 410 has a substantial and rigid steel chassis support structure that anchors the rigging and to which the keel is bolted to making it stiff and light – a real asset that you won’t notice at the dock, but you will definitely notice out on the water when you are sailing upwind and the bow slices through the waves without the vibrating shutter that you may have grown accustomed to on boats with fiberglass support structures. Encasing the steel structure is the hull made with vacuum-bagged sandwich construction over a Divinycell core. Overall the Arcona 410 offers a great, easy performance at a high level of comfort and simplicity.
The cockpit and deck layouts are spacious and very functional. For a 41-footer the cockpit feels big and wide.
With her keel design and balanced rudder, it is easy to handle with just finger-tip steering even when puffs of wind hit the sails and this extra power becomes acceleration rather than difficulty steering. And, the inhaulers on the jib allow for close angles upwind with no obvious loss of speed. Overall, this makes the 410 easy to handle and fast for all points of sail.
Not only is it easy to handle, but the Arcona 410 is fast – fast enough to outclass most other sailing yachts.
The furling headsail has a really good, adaptable shape. In fact, you might only remembered that it is a rolling sail when it comes time to put it away. A bowsprit prodder and masthead halyard give downwind sails clear air, meaning maximum efficiency from the sails on a broad reach.
The 410 has all the quality handcraftsmanship and sophisticated looks you would expect from a premium Scandinavian builder with loads and loads of natural light, really good space and a nice, conservative mahogany or light oak finish. The proportions below deck are great with an excellent salon area and a big fold-out table with a clever little drinks cabinet that slides out from inside. To starboard there is a full-length settee and aft of it the excellent nav station. The heads are also well proportioned, easily kept and simple, again with good natural light.