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Nelson 46

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Boat REF# 50300
removed from sale
Length 14.02m (46'0")
Year 1994
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 425hp, Caterpillar 3208 (1994)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Designer TT Boat Designs
Builder Aquastar
Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 2,956.0 ltr (650.3 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,364.0 ltr (300.1 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2007


Engine 2 x diesel 425hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208 (1994)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Twin 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 18 knots
Max speed (approx) 26 knots

Very low engine hours, approx 800h on each.
Engine fully serviced and April 2008. Note that Caterpillar engines are uncomplicated with no electronics. Spare parts are easy to come by so they are not relatively expensive to maintain.

Wesmar Electronic Gyro Fin Stabiliser Model RS400-4.5,Micro commander engine controls,
Whispergen by Victron supplying AC power and heating,Bennett trim tabs, Sea Star dual Station hydraulic steering,sleipner stern and bowthrusters with remote control.


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Length 14.02m (46'0")
Beam 4.26m (14'0")
Draft Min 1.09m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.09m (3'7")
Displacement 16,000kg (35,280.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

GPR Hull with heavey duty "D" fendering,deck and superstructure constructed to Lloyds Register of Shipping recommendations under the supervision of a Marine Surveyor.
GPR reinforced flybridge.
The cockpit has an integral transom gate for seay access to the bathing platform which is laid in teak.
Full repaint of Dark Blue Hull and superstructure (new 2003) in Awlgrip.
Aft deck hatch to lazarette modified and fitted with 2 x electro hydraulic lifting rams (new 2003).
Teak decks and teak to flybridge all replaced 2003.
The complete rebuild was undertaken in 2002/03 by Berthon.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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The interior has been completely remodelled and rebuilt in Honey Teak with warm colours throughout.
It is both functional and very attractive and the attention to detail is clear to be seen everywhere.
Duverts and fitted linen for all berths (new mattresses 2003).
Forward cabin with double berth,warm air heating ample storage,hanging laockers,vanity units and deck hatch.
Ensuite heads compartment on Port side,with basin,stainless steel vanity unit and electric fresh water toilet discharging to holding tank or overboard or deck suction.
Additional heads compartment with basin,stainless steel vanity unit.
Twin berth guest cabin with warm air heating,deck hatch and large storage locker on starboard side.
Large open plan"U" shaped seating area with stowage under seats,
LCD screen TV,
flush teak top galley area,warm air heating throughout deck saloon,sliding doors to deck port area and 4 solid teak bi-folding doors to sheltered cockpit area.

2 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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Raydome open array scanner
Raystar 125 GPS Sensor
Raymarine E120 High Performance Multifunction Display with a 12.1" Ultra Bright Sunlight Viewable Colour Display
DSM300 Digital Sounder / Fishfinder Module
S3G SmartPilot Core Pack including:- course computer, fluxgate compass, transducer
ST8002 Auto-Pilot Control Head
Raymarine ST60 tridata display showing speed/depth/log
SeaTalk hs Network Switch
Raymarine full function remote keyboard
RayTech RNS 6.0 Software

Upper Helm

Raymarine E120 High Performance Multifunction Display with a 12.1" Ultra Bright Sunlight Viewable Colour Display
Raymarine ST8002 Auto-Pilot Control Head
Raymarine ST60 tridata display showing speed/depth/log
Danforth binnacle Compass

Raymarine RayVHF VHF radio with DSC controller (lower helm)
Raymarine external speakers for VHF’s at lower & upper helms

Deck Gear

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Electric Heavy Duty Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
35.00m (114'10") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode
Avon 3.4 dinghy (2003)
15hp outboard (2003)
2 x250kg Cooney 12v davits,cockpit storage lockers and LED lighting,extra kedge anchor,stainless steel radar arch with has been modified with hinges to allow for lowering,3 x windscreen wipers with screen wash and demisters.New flybridge cushions.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Simpson S250 12v electric stainless steel davits (combined lifting capacity 500kgs) with remote control.
Sea-Safe 8 man self-righting liferaft (new 2007) mounted at aft starboard side of flybridge with hydrostatic release
Avon 8-man canister liferaft mounted at aft port side of flybridge (serviced 2007) with hydrostatic release
First aid kit (2007)
RORC flare pack (2007)
OSCAR Man Overboard Rescue Sling (2007)
Engine & bilge alarms
Horn (2003)
LED navigation lights
Life Jackets and Vests
5kg automatic fire-extinguishing system in engine room with manual discharge option.
Exhaust overheat Alarms
Fire-extinguishers throughout yacht

Broker's Comments

Built in 1994, but rebuilt by Berthon in 2003..with an extensive refit and improvement programme...
The words "No Expense Spared" are often over used, this is simply not the case this time.....your ultimate Aqua-Star Nelson 46 has to be the Best extensive refit from the shafts upwards, including the installation of computer controlled Stabilizers.A Great deal of money and superb craftsmanship has gone into delivering exactly what the owner's wanted.
This is unlike any other Aquastar 46,She is quite exceptional and offers excellent sea-keeping together with completly revamped systems and cosmetics,she
must be seen to be appreciated.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Nelson 46 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. 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.