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Camper & Nicholson 12 metre 4th Rule

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Boat REF# 60517
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 19.20m (63'0")
Year 1936
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 55hp, Ford Mermaid with PRM 2:1 gearbox (2007)
Lying Poole


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Extra Details

Designer Charles E Nicholson
Builder Camper & Nicholson
Lying Poole
Fuel capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid with PRM 2:1 gearbox (2007)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed feathering Variprop
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 4KVA

The engine was installed in 2007 having had a major overhaul in 2006. There are 50 certified engine hours post re- commissioning to Oct 2008. The crusing range is approx 400 miles with good fuel efficiency for her size.


LOA 19.20m (63'0")
LWL 13.71m (45'0")
Beam 3.74m (12'3")
Draft Min 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Max 2.74m (9'0")
Displacement 30,476kg (67,200.0lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Yawl rigged 1936 Aluminium spars (1961) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Ratsey & Laphorn - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Hank on (2003)
Other sails Ratsey & Lapthorn Yankee foresail high cut (2003)
Ratsey & Laphorn Genoa (2003)
Ratsey & Laphorn Mizen (2003)
Ratsey & Laphorn storm trysail (2003)
Ratsey & Laphorn super yankee (unknown year)
5 Spinnakers and many more sails (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel

The Hull is Mahogany/teak carvel on elm/steel frames and finished with Awlgrip varnish system in 2007.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

2 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

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

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

5 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
1 anchors
(30kg Bruce)
60.00m (196'10") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Bloodhound once owned by the British Royal family with HRH Prince Philip actively sailing her all through their ownership. She would have followed the Royal Yacht Brittania on their British Isles tours and would have been the boat that both Charles and Anne learnt to sail on. Her history is extremely well documented with an excellent racing record from 1936 to January 1961 when she was bought by HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip.
Her current owners, however, have taken this Classic Yacht and with total dedication rebuilt her to her former glory. The workmanship is incredible and the attention to detail extensive. It was a real privilege to be on board with a great blend of the past and present. The rebuild from the keel up has been painstaking and the result is the rebirth of this famous classic yacht. She is now arguably stronger, more resilient, and more desirable than when she was first built. She is now offered with her rugged offshore characteristics coupled with the more delicate 12 metre original design either way she is ready to race or cruise but will always turn heads where ever she goes. She can be supplied with a MCA Charter Certificate if this is of interest.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Camper & Nicholson 12 metre 4th Rule has been personally photographed and viewed by Bob Iles of Boatshed Poole. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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