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Nelson 40 Aft Cabin

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Boat REF# 103454
removed from sale
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 7
Engine 2 x diesel 225hp, Sabre Perkins (2005)
Lying Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Nelson/ TT Design
Builder Bembridge Boat Company
Lying Isle of Wight
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 2,400.0 ltr (528.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 225hp
Engine make and model Sabre Perkins (2005)
Engine Hours engine1:   1208    engine2:   1204
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) £ blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 14 knots
Max speed (approx) 19 knots

2005 Engines that appear to be in pristine condition. The vessel is equipped with a generator but this requires attention. Batteries were replaced 2009.


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 11.28m (37'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Max 1.30m (4'3")
Airdraft 3.66m (12'0")
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Little need to be said of the Nelson Class build quality. This model was built by the Bembridge Boat Company, the birthplace of the Nelson. Lovingly maintained by the current owners she has the benefit of a professional Awlgrip paint job and positively gleams. The aft cabin has been totally modified to give extra headroom and the added benefit of this is a large, raised aft deck with teak decking and comfortable seating. All brightwork is well varnished and the main decks are fitted with Treadmaster.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
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Nelson always have a warm and welcoming feel and this one is no exception. Varnished wood abounds and she is well appointed on the domestic front. New sea toilets fitted last year and a new cabin heating system. Fore and aft cabins are spacious en suite areas. Aft cabin has a double and a single berth. Main deckhouse is light and airy with a good helm position. Deck access is via a port side companionway with step up to the aft deck.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Comprehensive instrumentation sensibly arrayed at the helm station. Small nav. table to stbd.

Deck Gear

Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Avon R3 dinghy (unknown year)
3.3hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (unknown year)
Well protected deck areas with Treadmaster non skid. Plenty of hand rails. High quality S/steel fittings. Dinghy and davits easily handled from the stern deck with good access via boarding ladder.

Safety Equipment

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6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 electric)

All deck areas feel secure with good non slip finish and high guard rails. Ample hand holds throughout. The liferaft is included but requires servicing.

Broker's Comments

The older style Nelsons are arguably the prettiest and this one proves it. Classic dark blue hull and white superstructure with beautiful varnish work. The recent Awlgrip paint job enhances her and she would make anyone proud. Well appointed with good sized engines giving very capable performance in one of the most seaworthy hulls built. Regularly used she is offered in full commission to sail away now. These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nelson 40 Aft Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Jon Roberts 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.