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1996 Nelson 42 MkII commercial pilot

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

£70,000

The Nelson 42 MKII is the commercial boat of choice for pilotage, surveying, crew transfer, and general patrol duties, Alert IV began life as a Customs patrol vessel and then became a coastal patrol vessel for Essex Police. In 2010 she was upgraded with two new Volvo Penta D9-425 commercially rated engines which have less than 4000hrs logged and is only now being retired from service as a higher-speed replacement more suited to modern tactical duties is on order. This represents a great opportunity to acquire a well-maintained Nelson 42 MkII which has benefitted from lighter duties than many in her class and could easily be adapted for a wide range of tasks, or even converted for go-anywhere leisure use!

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office on 01621 785600.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Boat Name: Alert IV
Make: Nelson
Model: 42 MkII commercial pilot
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Halmatic Ltd
Designer: Arthur Mursell
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 41'2 ft
Waterline Length: 37'6 ft
Beam: 12'10 ft
Max Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 15,330 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D9-425
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D9-425
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Location: Center
Total Engine Power: 850hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 22 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,500 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 85 L

Contact

Office

Essex - Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600
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 'Alert IV' Nelson 42 MkII commercial layout offers dedicated navigation and radar positions, good provision for crew seating, and up to four berths in the saloon and forward cabin, all with good headroom throughout. 

FORECABIN - Fitted with settee berths either side of a central dining table, with a pipecot to port, and storage cupboards to starboard. Further storage area forward with access to the chain locker. 

GALLEY - L-shaped galley to port equipped with a Belling two burner electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, sink with hot and cold pressurised water system, and storage. 

HEADS - Separate heads compartment to starboard fitted with an electric marine toilet, holding tank, washbasin, shower with pump out, and storage. 

WHEELHOUSE SALOON - Helm position to starboard forward of a navigation station, and radar position to port, all fitted with adjustable KAB sprung seats and providing excellent visibility. Excellent provision for storage with a large lazarette and settee berth aft to port.  

EXTERIOR - Unusually for a commercial vessel the large aft deck is fitted with twin stainless steel and teak bench seats which lift to provide useful storage, and a large fender rack aft, creating a secure and adaptable working area which could also suit leisure use. Wide, easily accessed side decks and Hadrian clip-on safety rails allow for safe passage around the boat and confident deckwork when required. Easily accessed engine compartment with excellent access for servicing and running repairs. 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT - Pressurised hot and cold water system via a calorifier. Eberspacher warm air screen demister and heating system. 

Mechanical Systems

Located under aft deck and accessed via a water tight hatch with fixed ladder, twin Volvo Penta D9-425 9.4L 6-cylinder commercially rated 425hp turbo diesel engines. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Morse dual single lever controls with EVC electric start. 1500L total fuel capacity in GRP tanks providing an approx. 220nm range. Full engine instrumentation including integrated digital smart gauges and separate exhaust temperature alarms. Heavy-duty engine stop solenoids and comprehensive fuel and associated systems stops. Twin shaft drives via ZF IRM302IV V-drive gearboxes to bronze 3-bladed propellers. 

The engines were installed in 2010, have run for under 4000hrs (exact hours to be confirmed), and have regularly been serviced with the last service carried out in 2022 using genuine Volvo Penta parts and lightly used since. Included within the sale is a spares package servicing consumables, alternator, spare refurbished propellers, and more useful items.   

Electrical Systems

4 x 12v 215ah Batteries arranged in 24v banks and charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with Victron Skylla dedicated automatic battery charger, immersion coil, and ring mains. Paguro 6.5kva diesel marine genset with dedicated start battery and remote panel. Electrical distribution panel. Battery isolator switches. 

A Victron combined charger/inverter is also currently fitted, this is not operational but would allow for easy installation of a replacement if inverter power was required in the future.

Deck Equipment
  • Claw anchor with chain
  • Danforth kedge anchor
  • Lewmar H2 24v 1000w electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel grabrails with Hadrian clip-on safety rail system
  • Stainless steel fender baskets and aft deck storage
  • Assorted warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Sestrel steering compass
  • Navitron heading repeater
  • Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed/log
  • Raymarine C120 GPS chart plotter
  • Seiwa Barracuda secondary GPS chart plotter
  • Koden MRO102 high-resolution large screen radar
  • Koden radar scanner
  • Cetrek ProPilot 725 autopilot (untested)
  • MLR basic GPS navigation system
  • B&G GPS Plus repeater
  • Clock and barometer
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CO2 engine compartment flooding fire extinguishing system
  • Fire blanket
  • CO detector and smoke alarm
  • Radar reflector
  • Remote control searchlight
  • Clip-on safety rail system
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Engine-driven emergency bilge or fire pump
Construction

'Alert IV' (originally 'Lynx') was built by Halmatic to a custom commercial specification as a coastal patrol vessel, commissioned in 1995 and first launched in July 1996. Grey GRP hull with GRP-encapsulated foam framing, superstructure, and decks. Watertight bulkheads. Heavy duty D fendering. 

In 2008 the hull from the waterline down was professionally taken back to gelcoat and epoxy coated. Since this date she has been regularly ashore for annual maintenance and appears to be in good general order but is now in need of some remedial works such as resealing windows and refitting to suit her next owner's requirements. 

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.