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Nelson 34

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Boat REF# 44621
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.39m (34'1")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 2 x Diesel 120hp, Thorneycroft 2715E Ford Marinised (1984)
Lying North Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Keith Nelson
Builder Anzo Marine Engineering, Benbridge Isle of Wight
Lying North Wales
Last survey 01/01/2004


Engine 2 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Thorneycroft 2715E Ford Marinised (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots

The diesel engines were new in 1984. The engine is cooled by freshwater (antifreeze) coolant with intercooler circulated by raw sea-water.


LOA 10.39m (34'1")
LWL 9.78m (32'1")
Beam 2.97m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.02m (3'4")
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

There is a forward v-berth providing accommodation for two people.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

R10X Radar, Raytheon Raystar 390 GPA, New Silva DSC VHF radio, Combined speed/log, Autohelm 6000 autopilot

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Beaching legs tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric 1998 Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

6 fire extinguishers (automatic & manual).

Broker's Comments

The Nelson 34 is a familiar sight to thousands of boaters. Designed by the late Peter Thorneycroft, the originator of the Nelson range, it is the archetypal police boat. This boat boasts 2 Thorneycroft Ford engines which have been marinised. They are easy and economical to maintain. She has a forward double berth and is built to manage trips in rocky seas. Indeed, she was used to transport the film crew for the Three Peaks Race in 2007. With lots of new and renewed extras – a new cockpit cover, new batteries, antifouled last year, dingy and davits and two aluminium beaching legs as can be seen in the underwater profile shot. Her last survey was in Jan 2004. There is a high probability of aquiring a berth for this boat - a real bonus!

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

This Nelson 34 has been personally photographed and viewed by Rob and Lydia of Boatshed North 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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