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Nelson 37 Clinker

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Boat REF# 141102
removed from sale
Length 11.28m (37'0")
Year 1962
Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 2 x diesel 135hp, Perkins 6354T (1962)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Thornycroft
Builder Keith Nelson & Co, Bembridge IOW
Lying Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 204.5 ltr (45.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 135hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6354T (1962)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 11.28m (37'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Wood spars (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Believed to have originally been built for a commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron as a fast launch within spec of 37ft and 10 ton, therefore able to fly the white ensign.

Just undergone a major refurb. which also included engine rebuild, new wiring, new plumbing, new upholstery etc etc, she is ready to go!


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick

2 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick

Deck Gear

Bimini tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
40.00m (131'3") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

5 bilge pumps (2 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Nelson 37 Clinker built fast launch has an interesting local history, and has just undergone a year long major refit which include decking, engine rebuild, complete aft cockpit awning and many new / refurb period pieces which include a spotlight that saw action in the Falklands, all done to a very high standard, she has the largest engine option available at the time of build and is ready for her new owner to enjoy!

These boat details are subject to survey and contract.
Note: Close offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nelson 37 Clinker has been personally photographed and viewed by Andy O'Shea of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.