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Nicholson 32 MK 8

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Boat REF# 150645
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1970
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 45hp, watermota seapar ford (1970)
Lying Scotland


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Extra Details

Designer Charles Nicolson
Builder Halhatic
Lying Scotland
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/09/2008


Engine 1 x Diesel 45hp
Engine make and model watermota seapar ford (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 G) /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.


LOA 9.75m (32'0")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Max 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 6,211kg (13,695.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

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


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Mainsail North Sails - Slab (2008) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks,
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,


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

The hull was treated for osmosis in 2002.
Also the hull has had a AWL grip finish in deep blue


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

The SMEV 3 burner , grill , oven was new in 2008 , with new gas installation.
Jabsco large toilet c/w all new hoses in 2009

3 burner gas cooker

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
Echo sounder tick

b]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
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(Racnor - Fortress)
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

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

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

Broker's Comments

Boatshed sold this boat to the current owner in 2009 , when he moved her to north Scotland , where she has remained ashore and undercover.
The photos reflect a mixture of how she was then and her position ashore now. This is what the broker wrote about her in 2009
"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.
Unfortunately owing to the ill health of the owner she was not sailed ,
She is just waiting to be sailed

This Nicholson 32 MK 8 has been personally photographed and viewed by Edwin Malcolm of Boatshed Scotland. 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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