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1976 Nicholson 31

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom

£26,000

The Nicholson 31 needs no introduction,  a traditionally styled yacht with pretty lines, it was designed as the successor to the Nicholson 32 - although a foot shorter it proved to be roomier and faster.  A hugely seaworthy vessel, they have a comfortable motion with a sensible layout below and make excellent long distance cruisers.  This good example has been completely upgraded with new engine, electronics, central heating, sails and standing rigging and is ready to go.

Viewing by appointment through the Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £26,000
Boat Name: Grace
Make: Nicholson
Model: 31
Year: 1976
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Designer: Raymond Wall
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 31 ft
Length Overall: 30'7 ft
Waterline Length: 24'2 ft
Beam: 10'3 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 5,898 kg
Ballast: 2,360 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta Marine
  • Model: 30
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 164
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 96 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 280 L

Contact

Office

Suffolk Office
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
Tel:+44 (0)1473 659681
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.



Accommodation

The accommodation offers six berths in two cabins.  In forecabin, V berth with infill.  Full width heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin.  In saloon, two settee berths, with a pilot berth outboard to port.  Fixed table with drop leaves.  Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite.  Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks.  Manually pumped water supply.  280litre freshwater capacity.  Refrigerator.  Television.  Eberspacher D$ diesel fired hot air central heating (2017).

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Beta Marine three cylinder 30hp diesel engine, installed new in 2016, with new shaft and propeller.  164 engine hours.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed propeller.  95 litres fuel capacity.  5 knots cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 6 knots.  Single lever control.  Vetus bow thruster (2016).

Electrical Systems
  • 3 x 12 volt batteries in three banks
  • Alternator charging
  • Solar panel
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom (new boom 2016).  Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2017).  Terylene running rigging.  Sailspar headsail furling system (2016).  Slab reefing mainsail.  Two Lewmar 42 self tailing sheet winches.  Two halyard winches. Spinnaker pole.

  • Mainsail  -  2017
  • Furling genoa  -  2017
  • Spinnaker (rust stained)
Deck Equipment
  • Two anchors with warp and chain
  • Self draining anchor locker
  • Substantial twin bow roller
  • Mainsail cover
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Three Dorade deck ventilators
  • Sprayhood
  • Removable boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest steering compass (2019)
  • Sailor R109 radio receiver
  • Furuno GPS
  • Standard Horizon DSC VHF with AIS and GPS
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter with depth (2017)
  • Raymarine ST2000 autopilot (2017)

The Autohelm wind and speed are no longer operational.

Safety Equipment
  • Foghorn
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Two lifebuoys
Construction

Built in 1976 by Camper & Nicholson to a design by Raymond Wall.  Dark blue painted GRP hull with white sheer stripe and boottop  Teak rubbing strake.  White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck.  Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast.  Keel hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit.   The antifoul was stripped and the hull below the waterline epoxied as a preventative measure in 2017.

Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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