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Considered a stylish and rakish boat when she came out in 1987, the Luhrs 400 Convertible balanced fishing and cruising features in an attractive, mid-price package. Running on a modified-V hull with a wide 14-foot beam, the 400 is a roomy boat with a large fishing cockpit and an efficient two-stateroom interior. A full-size dinette is forward in the salon, a feature not always found in a boat this size. The double berth in the bow stateroom is angled to save space, and while the guest cabinwith upper/lower bunksis small, the head compartment is surprisingly large and includes a separate stall shower. The 400s interior originally featured oak paneling but was revised in 1988 with updated fabrics and off-white mica surfaces trimmed in teak. Fishing accessories in the cockpit include fresh- and saltwater washdowns, an in-deck fish box, rocket launchers and flush rod holders. The half tower was standard, and the flybridge is notably large compared to other convertibles her size and age. The cruising speed of the Luhrs 400 with 320hp gas engines is only 1516 knots (around 25 knots top). Optional 375hp Cats cruise around 22 knots (mid 20s top).
Overview Traditional flybridge cruiser from late 1980s mixed fishing, cruising attributes in a well-priced package.
Features Spacious twin-stateroom interior boasts expansive salon with L-shaped dinette, complete galley with microwave, large head with shower stall. Fishing accessories include dual washdowns, in-deck fishbox, transom door, rod storage. Half-tower was standard.
Comments Flybridge is large for an older 40-footer.
Performance Twin 320hp gas engines cruise at 1516 knots; optional 375hp Cats cruise around 22 knots (mid 20s top).