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Nicholson 40 AC

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Boat REF# 150072
This boat has been sold
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1982
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins Prima (1994)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Camper & Nicholsons
Builder Camper & Nicholsons
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 222.5 ltr (49.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 445.0 ltr (97.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/2006


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins Prima (1994)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade feathering (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

- Engine renewed in 1994, regularly serviced since.
- New gearbox in June 2006.
- Volvo shaft seal installed 2012.
- Max power bowthruster 2010.
- 3 x 100 a/h ships supply.
- New shore supply AC system installed 2005 with battery charging.


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.45m (11'4")
Draft Min 1.75m (5'9")
Draft Max 1.75m (5'9")
Displacement 11,000kg (24,255.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1982) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2005)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Parker & Kay - Slab (2001) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa by Osen (2005)
Mizzen by Osen (2004)
Spinnaker (1995)
Storm Jib by Parker & Kay (unknown year)
Genoa by Parker & Kay (2000)
Genoa by North (1998)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


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

- Preventative anti-osmosis treatmentby Suffolk Yacht Harbour (West Agents)
- New teak decks by Robertson, 2001.
- New polycarb windows, 2012.
- Rudder removed and new pintle forged and installed, 2002.
- All steering chain and wire renewed, 2006.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

- Blakes super Lavac WC, all pipes and pump renewed, 2011.
- Hot and cold water pipework renewed, 2011.
- Teak faced bulkheads and lockers.
- Fabric headlinings.
- Saloon re-upholstered, 2012.
- Cabins re-upholsted in 1996 with burgundy upholstery including new fabrics and mattresses.
- Galley re-trimmed in teak, 1996.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Depth sounder tick

- Windpilot Pacific plus windvane with it's own rudder and fittings for connection to tiller pilot.
- Raymarine tiller pilot.
- B&H system completely overhauled and intergrated with central Hercules processor. (2000)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick
Bow Thruster tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric SL windlass
3 anchors
(Delta, Bruce, Kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of rode
windvane self-steering system
Bombard dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Honda (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

- Flares & fire extinguisiers.

Broker's Comments

If you know your boats it is easy to get quite excited about this one. It's such a rare treat to have a boat listed for sale that is so very well found, equipped and presented. The current owners are a keen and knowledgeable cruising couple with years 0f experiance and it shows in the boat.
The Nic 40 is one of my all time favouites. It is a true blue water cruiser which will look after all on board whilst at a size which is managable short handed and cost effevtive to live with. A true bluewater cruising thoroughbred.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nicholson 40 AC has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike de Graaf of Boatshed Wales. 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.