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* (or equivalent) laminates for low weight, high strength and extremely high stretch resistance, Premium Paneled 400 & 480 sails are nearly perfect for high performance cruising sails. 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 at sea.

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 North Gatorback™ X-yarn reinforcement for additional shapeholding.



Premium Paneled 480 Dyneema* laminates feature additional warp direction carbon fiber and special off-axis reinforcing fibers for race-level performance and long-term shapeholding.
Marathon/Performance Series 400 Mainsails and Headsails
  • Spectra/Dyneema laminate sailcloth
  • Radial paneled layout with vertically shaped seams for mainsails and genoas
  • Loose-footed main with Integral Foot Skirt for shape and control
  • Luff customized to mast/boom or headstay system (except for custom luff cars)
  • Teardrop corner reinforcements
  • Stainless steel round rings (Titanium if loads indicate a better fit) and Rutgerson press rings
  • RBS epoxy “E-glass” battens
  • Pockets with tie in closure
  • Cunningham adjustment on mainsails
  • Pre-stretched Dyneema leech and foot cords with purchase adjusters
  • Telltales
  • Drawstring sailbag
Marathon Series 400 Mainsail Options
  • Full length battens
  • Leech battens
  • Reefs
  • Water Reef
  • Reef keepers and flaking handles
  • Overhead leech cord
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Insignia
  • Trim stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • Custom reinforcements
  • UV protection
  • VB+ vertical 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
Marathon Series 400 Headsail Options
  • Telltale window
  • Leech battens
  • Full length battens
  • VB+ vertical battens
  • Inflatable batten pockets
  • Reef
  • Soft hanks
  • Soft clew
  • North Clewboard
  • T-ring clew
  • Tack Snap Shackle
  • Spreader and stanchion patches
  • Roller reefing patches
  • Rope Luff Reefing Pad and patches
  • UV protection
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Insignia
  • Trim stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • SailKote Anti-Mildew Treatment
  • Custom or zippered sausage bag
Performance Series 400 Mainsail Options
  • Higher roach profiles through additional area
  • Full length battens
  • Leech battens
  • RBS Carbon leech battens
  • Flutter battens
  • VB+ vertical battens
  • RBS Carbon full length battens
  • Reefs
  • 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
  • Custom or zippered sausage bag
Performance Series 400 Headsail Options
  • Telltale window
  • Leech battens
  • Full length battens
  • VB+ vertical battens
  • Inflatable batten pockets
  • Customized patches, pads and reinforcements
  • Spreader and stanchion patches
  • Soft hanks
  • Soft clew
  • North Clewboard
  • T-ring clew
  • Adjustable head loop
  • Tack Snap Shackle
  • Sail numbers
  • Country code
  • Trim stripes/Glow Fast stripes
  • Photo and corner codes
  • Certified measurement
  • Roller reefing patches
  • Rope Luff Reefing Pad and patches
  • Foam Luff with reefing patches
  • Reef
  • UV protection
  • Custom or zippered sausage bag
Premium Paneled 400
  • Lightweight, low stretch
    Dyneema laminates
  • Available with
    Gatorback™ X-yarn
    reinforcement
  • Radial paneled
    construction

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