Premium Paneled 400
Superior shapeholding and UV resistance for 40 ft.+ cruisers

Premium Paneled 400 and 480 sails are a preferred choice for cruising boats from 40 feet to Superyachts, delivering high performance and easy handling around the bay or around the world.

Made with Dyneema®laminates, equivalent products that are nearly perfect for high-performance cruising sails because of their low weight, high strength and extremely high stretch resistance. Perhaps more importantly for the offshore sailor, Dyneema also delivers unequaled resistance to wear from creasing and flex plus excellent UV resistance. Radial construction also contributes to superior shapeholding. Premium Paneled 480 sails feature carbon fiber reinforced Dyneema laminate.

Premium Paneled 400 & 480 sails are designed for cruising boats 40 feet to SuperYachts and can be specifically optimized for performance cruising, class racing, handicap rules or rating rules. 400 sails are also available with North's Gatorback™ diagonal X yarn reinforcement for additional shapeholding resulting in race level sail performance suitable for a long life atsea.

Product Highlights
  • High performance laminated Dyneema* fabrics
  • Light weight combined with low stretch for superior shapeholding
  • Superior flex and UV resistance for extended sail life
  • Radial paneled construction

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* Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, produced under the trademark Dyneema® or Spectra®.

North Dyneema* laminates combine low stretch, light weight and high resistance to flex fatigue and UV. They are also available with Gatorback X-yarn reinforcement for additional shapeholding.

Premium Paneled 480 Dyneema laminates feature additional warp direction carbon fiber and special off-axis reinforcing fibersforrace- level performance and long-term shapeholding.
Premium Paneled 400 & 480 Features - Mainsails and Headsails
  • Dyneema laminate sailcloth (400)
  • Carbon fiber reinforced Dyneema laminate sailcloth (480)
  • Low stretch North TrueRadial paneled construction
  • Foil tape or bronze hank luff attachments (headsails)
  • Loose-footed main with Integral Foot Skirt for shape and control
  • Teardrop corner reinforcements
  • Stainless steel round rings (Titanium if loads indicate a better fit) and Rutgerson press rings
  • Batten pockets with tie in closure
  • Cunningham adjustment
  • Standard or Allslip slides
  • Dyneema leech and foot cords with purchase adjusters
  • Telltales
  • Drawstring sailbag
  • Higher roach profiles through additional area
  • Full length battens
  • Leech battens
  • RBS Carbon leech battens
  • Flutter battens
  • Reefs
  • Custom Luff & Batten Car system
  • Water Reef
  • Reef keepers and flaking handles
  • Overhead leech cord
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Insignia
  • Trim stripes/Glow Fast Stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • Certified measurement
  • Custom reinforcements
  • UV protection
  • VB+ vertical battens
  • RBS Carbon full length battens
  • Clew block with Dacron UV corner cover on roller furling mainsails
  • Reinforced in boom furling construction
  • SailKote Anti-Mildew Treatment
  • QuickCover
  • Custom or zippered sausage bag
  • Telltale window
  • Leech battens
  • Full length battens
  • VB+ vertical battens
  • Inflatable batten pockets
  • Customized patches, pads and reinforcements
  • Reef
  • Soft hanks
  • Soft clew
  • North Clewboard
  • T-ring clew
  • Adjustable head loop
  • Tack Snap Shackle
  • Spreader and stanchion patches
  • Roller reefing patches (not recommended without Luff Pad)
  • Rope Luff Reefing Pad and patches
  • UV Protection
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Insignia
  • Trim stripes/Glow Fast stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • Certified measurement
  • SailKote Anti-Mildew Treatment
  • Custom or zippered sausage bag
Premium Paneled 400
  • Lightweight, low stretch
    Dyneema laminates
  • Available with
    Gatorback™ X-yarn
  • Radial paneled

  • Premium Paneled 480
  • Optimized for
    performance cruising,
    class racing, handicap
    rule or rating rule
  • Added carbon