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Nicholson 40 AC

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Boat REF# 150072
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1982
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
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
Fuel capacity 222.5 ltr (49.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 445.0 ltr (97.9 G) 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 Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 G) /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.


LOA 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)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
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


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
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
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains 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 gas cooker

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
Echo 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
Warps 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 warp
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
Boarding 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.
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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