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Nicholson 32 Mark VIII

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Boat REF# 100060
This boat has been sold
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 45hp, Watermota SeaPanther (1970)
Lying Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Charles Nicholson
Builder Halmatic
Lying Hayling Island
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 45hp
Engine make and model Watermota SeaPanther (1970)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares tick

AirX Wind generator with s/s supports new in 2008.
ARIES Wind Steer. A new white metal Cutlass bearing was installed in 2007.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 7.31m (24'0")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.60m (5'3")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Displacement 6,211kg (13,695.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail North Sails - Slab (2008)
Headsail - Furling (2000)
Other sails Storm-sail(Unused) (unknown year)
Try-sail(Unused) (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

BARTON Maintrack system new in 2009. The standing rigging was electronically tested in 2007 and certified accordingly. Brand new BARTON Boomstrut to be fitted.HOOD Lazy-jack system in 2008.FACNOR SD150 furler. Inner Forestay.The NORTH Sails fully battened laminated mainsail new in 2008 as yet unused.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator AVTO Night Light c/w Timer


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

The hull was treated for osmosis in 2002.The hull has just been treated to a new AWLGRIP finish which looks absolutely gorgeous in a deep blue. Freshly antifouled and re-anoded, ready to launch. All sea-cocks replaced in 2008 with bronze/dzr or gunmetal.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The SMEV 3 Burner/grill/oven was new in2008 with new gas installation.JABSCO large toilet c/w all new hoses in 2009.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick

RAYMARINE A65 Chartplotter c/w 2008 G28 charts. FURUNO 1623 Radar. SILVA DSC15 VHF new in 2009. NASA Navtex Clipper new in 2008. Magellen Meridien GPS linked to the Yeoman Plotter. STAR NEXUS Wind, Depth, Compass and Log new in 2007. SIMRAD TP20 Autopilot.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric LOFRANS windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
40.00m (131'3") of chain
ARIES windvane self-steering system
AVON Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)


RACNOR 15kg new in 2009. FORTRESS Kedge new in 2009. LOFRANS Cobra 1000 Windlass new in 2009. 40M of 8mm Anchor chain in 2009. 2nd Bow roller in 2008. New running rigging in 2007.

Safety Equipment

UKSA - 10% Discount on sail training!
Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

VIKING "Rescu-Me" Liferaft in Lockable s/s cradle.

Broker's Comments

If one looks up the word "classic" in the dictionary you will find the following entry.
clas·sic (klsk) adj.
1.Belonging to the highest rank or class.
2.Serving as the established model or standard.
3.Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.
4. Formal, refined, and restrained in style.
5.Simple and harmonious; elegant: the classic cut of a suit; the classic lines of a clipper ship.
It would be safe to say that this Nicholson 32 Mk8 meets all of those conditions with consummate ease.
This boat is, without doubt, a classic.
Lovingly maintained to an excellent standard whilst still maintaining most of the original features that just demand attention from even the most casual admirer.
This boat is only on the market due to the unfortunate ill-health of the owner who, like me, would love to see her go to a good home.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Nicholson 32 Mark VIII has been personally photographed and viewed by Ross of Boatshed Hayling Island. 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.