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Nicholson 303

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Boat REF# 165062
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.14m (30'0")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp, Yanma 2QM15 (unknown year)
Lying South Devon


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Extra Details

Designer Ron Holland
Builder Camper and Nicholson
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.0 ltr (29.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Yanma 2QM15 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade folding (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine overhauled 2012
Rope/net cutter installed.
Tiller extension.
Brunton 2 blade folding prop 2009.


LOA 9.14m (30'0")
LWL 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 3.12m (10'3")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 2,948kg (6,500.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Boom Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Rowsell - Slab (2010) 3 Reefs
Headsail Rowsell - Furling (2010)
Other sails Spare main (unknown year)
Spare Headsail (unknown year)
No3 Jib (2011)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Running rigging (except genoa furling line) replaced between 2010 and 2011.
2 sets of spare Mainsail and Headsail.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hull fully treated and epoxied below waterline 2008.
New plastic fuel tank, re-positioned 2009.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Manual water system tick

New 'Flavel Vanessa' installed 2012.
Seating/berths reupholstered 2007.
LED cabin lighting.
New headling 2012

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine ST60+ speed/log/depth/wind speed and
Icom M421 DSC VHF
Navionics Geonav 11' colour GPS/chart plotter.
Raymarine ST5000 autohelm.
Seatalk network repeater.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
25.00m (82'0") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
New Harken traveller 2013.
1 x Mast winch for reefing.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Webbing jack stays.

Broker's Comments

Recently reduced this Boat is now a great bargain, designed by Ron Holland, the Nicholson 303 is a much sought after racing cruiser with a long standing reputation. From the moment I stepped onto her I could see that she was maintained to a high standard by the present owner who evidently knows what they are doing. I was suitably impressed by the tidiness and cleanliness of her above top and down below.
The accommodation is neat and organised with plenty of room for 5 people. Thus making this a boat for all occasions, whether you want to go racing and/or go cruising. This year the owner has started to restore the woodwork down below, this looks great. There is a small section that needs completing.
As you can see from her specification, no expense has been spared in upgrading and installing an array of quality navigational and sail equipment.
If you would like any further information or if you would like organise a viewing then please contact me.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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.

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