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Nelson 26 Clinker

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Boat REF# 137372
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.92m (26'0")
Year 1964
Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 2 x Diesel 35hp, Volvo Penta MD4 (1964)
Lying North


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Extra Details

Designer John Askham of TT Boat Designs Ltd
Builder Keith Nelson & Co,Bembridge IOW
Lying North
Fuel capacity 680.0 ltr (149.6 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD4 (1964)
Engine Hours engine1:   660
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Engine hours approx 660 since full strip down,overhaul.The Volvo MD4 engines are naturally aspirated and original to the boat and are based on the long serving and high reliable Mercedes OM636 which Volvo marinised. All engine spare parts (with the exception only of heat exchangers and gearboxes) are available and will remain available for the next 25 years. More details are available.


LOA 7.92m (26'0")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Mahogany clinker planking on oak framing,keel and hog with marine ply superstructure.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Sink tick
Manual water system tick
Microwave tick

Cabin with two settees/berths with ventilated storage underneath.Wheelhouse (enclosed 1990) with roof sliding hatch.Aft cockpit with stowing mahogany table with seating capacity for 8 people. Two heaters with integral thermostats both 240V. A portable gas ring and spare gas cartridges.

Nav Equipment

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

Raytheon RAY200 VHF with telephone handset.
Phillips AP9 GPS interfaced to Yeoman Plotter.
Autohelm4000+ autopilot & fluxgate compass.
Sestrel handheld magnetic compass.
Autonnic electronic log.
Autonnic electronic depth sounder.

Deck Gear

Boathook tick

Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
Avon Redstart dinghy (unknown year)
Dinghy with varnished oars.
New hatch covers and covers for searchlight and windlass.
New window 'pop on' blackout blinds to cabin.
Bimini to cover aft cockpit.Two Cabin

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (3 manual / 2 Electric)

Approx 6 Life jackets
Emergency Plastimo folding overboard boarding ladder.

Broker's Comments

What a unique boat. This Nelson 26 foot twin diesel clinker was built for Sir James Horlick 1st Barnet (of the drinks family) to ferry guests and provisions to the island of Ghia that he then owned off the West coast of Scotland. She is strongly built and with two stainless steel fuel tanks she is more than capable of long cruising or fishing. Please contact Andy Wood to arrange an early viewing.

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

This Nelson 26 Clinker has been personally photographed and viewed by Andy Wood of Boatshed North Wales. 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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