1978 Nicholson 31
Sale Pending

Price

£19,950

Year

1978

Length

30.58 ft (9.45m)

Location

Levington

The Nicholson 31 needs no introduction, a traditionally styled yacht with pretty lines, this model 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.  Halys is a good example and presents well with her stylish blue hull and grey decks. 

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Description

Specification

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Basic Boat Information

Make

Nicholson

Model

31

Designer

Raymond Wall

Price

£19,950

Condition

Used

Year

1978

Construction

Fiberglass

Keel Type

Full Keel

Dimensions

Length

31 ft

Length Overall

30.58 ft

Waterline Length

24.17 ft

Beam

10.25 ft

Max Draft

5 ft

Displacement

5,898 kg

Ballast

2,360 kg

Engines/Speed

Engines

1

Engine Make

Yanmar

Engine Model

3GM30F

Drive

Direct

Fuel

diesel

Engine Power

30 horsepower

Type

Inboard

Engine Year

2004

Tanks

Fuel Tanks

1

Fuel Tank Capacity

90 l

Water Tanks

1

Water Tank Capacity

280 l

Holding Tanks

1

Holding Tank Capacity

45 l

Accommodation

The accommodation offers five/six berths in two cabins.  In fore cabin, V berth with infill.  Full width heads compartment with marine toilet (45 litre holding tank) 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.  280 litre freshwater capacity.  Refrigerator.  Television.  Curtained. Eberspacher diesel fired hot air central heating.

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway. Yanmar 3GM30F, three cylinder 30hp diesel engine, installed in 2004.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed Darglow feathering propeller.  90 litres fuel capacity in plastic tank.  5 knots cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 6 knots (fouling and loading dependant).  Single lever control. The engine has logged a total of 1,005 hours and for the last three years has been professionally serviced.

Electrical Systems
  • Three domestic 12v batteries, 2021
  • Engine start battery.
  • Alternator and 240v charging
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast (keel stepped) and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging (2014).  Terylene running rigging.  Sailspar headsail furling system.  Slab reefing mainsail.  Lazyjacks. Two Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches.  Two Lewmar 16 halyard winches at mast. Spinnaker pole.

  • Mainsail  -  Sanders Sails  -  2007  -  Good, valeted April 2024
  • Furling Genoa  -  Sanders Sails  -  2007  -  valeted April 2024
  • Spinnaker
  • Cruising Chute
  • Storm Jib
Deck Equipment
  • 35lb CQR anchor with 60m chain
  • Self draining anchor locker
  • Substantial twin bow roller
  • Teak coachroof grabrails, new 2023.
  • Stack pack sprayhood with lazyjacks, new 2016
  • Cockpit dodgers - 2016
  • Mainsail cover, 2016
  • Removable boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Tiller extension
  • Aqua Marina, 2.5m tender, new 2021
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest steering compass, bulkhead mounted
  • Simrad IS11 Log/speed, Depth, Wind speed & direction displays
  • Raymarine 530 GPS Chart plotter
  • Garmin 128 GPS - 2016
  • Autohelm ST4000 Tiller pilot
  • Standard Horizon Matrix DSC VHF with AIS receiver - 2015
Safety Equipment
  • Lalizas 4 person life raft - new April 2024
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • CO detector
  • Danbuoy
  • Deck flood light
  • Lifebuoy
  • Various life jackets
  • Radar reflector
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Navigation lights
Construction

Built in 1978 by Camper & Nicholson to a design by Raymond Wall.  Dark blue painted GRP hull done in 2014 by Fox's.  Teak toe rail.  Light Grey GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck.  Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast.  Keel hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit.  New teak coachroof handrails in 2023. Antifouled in May 2024. Last surveyed in 2017 and all recommendations carried out.

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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