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Nicholson 48

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14.63m (48'0")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 92hp, Caterpillar 3054B (2003)

Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Camper and Nicholson
Builder Camper and Nicholson
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 772.8 ltr (170.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,181.9 ltr (480.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 23/10/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 92hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3054B (2003)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1000 appro
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 4.5KVA

ONAN 4.5 KVA installed 2003
New refridgeration plant (fridge and freezer) 2003.
New Eberspacher heating 2003
Struder battery charger and Inverter. Excellent access to all mechanical and electical units. Droppers fitted where appropriate.


LOA 14.63m (48'0")
LWL 10.06m (33'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 1.75m (5'9")
Displacement 14,200kg (31,311.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On mooring


Ketch rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (2000) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


Mainsail - Slab (2000)
Headsail - Furling (2000)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Ample winch power and the benefits of a completely new rig in 2000 including sails. Easily managed ketch configuration.

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Built to last and endure the oceans moods the C&N 48 Ketch is a true oceangoing classic. This boat has been round the world yet shows no sign of it. Beautifully maintained and updated. Hull is epoxied and the 2007 survey revealed no problems in this area. Beautiful Awlgrip topside paint job.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Currently arranged a dedicated saloon living area and two cabins for sleeping. A wonderfully comfortable feel with extensive varnish work and leather upholstery. Vast amounts of storage with the mid cabin set aside as a workshop. Good headroom throughout(except for the workshop) A world girdling liveaboard of the highest pedigree.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Well appointed navigation station with adequate repeaters on deck.
All the nav. gear is from well known manufacturers.
2003 Installation of Raymarine Auto Pilot Radar chart plotter Furuno GPS and ICOM Radio. Gold chart system.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass
3 anchors
76.20m (250'0") of chain
Beautiful teak decks and a very clean layout. Easy passage fore and aft and a very secure feel. Plenty of space for lounging in the sun.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

1 x engine driven and 1 x manual bilge pumps.

Broker's Comments

Sometimes as a broker you step aboard a yacht and everything feels just right. I got that feeling immediately on board this boat. Beautifully maintained and upgraded, she is ready to circumnavigate again and in some style and comfort. The C & N 48 is a true bluewater classic and this one(the last ever built) has to be the best example around. Don't delay, she won't be here for long. Call us and arrange viewing. These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nicholson 48 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jon Roberts of Boatshed IOW. 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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