As you move about the Najad 332--designed by the German/Dutch firm of Judel/Vrolijk & Co. and built in Henån, on the island of Orust off Sweden's western coast--you feel as if you've been on this boat before. This is because the layout is traditional and cruising oriented. Wide side decks, low bulwarks capped with teak, and stout handrails on the coachroof enhance safety. Solid-teak seats in both the pushpit and the bow pulpit add comfort.
The cockpit is seamanlike, with excellent 360-degree visibility, even for a short helmsman sitting at the wheel, and no sharp edges on which to bark shins and elbows. A fixed aluminum-framed windscreen with attached canvas dodger offers good protection.