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Nicholson 31

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 30.54ft / 9.31m

Price £24,500

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Boat Details


  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Designer: Raymond Wall
  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 30.54
  • Length (Metres): 9.31
  • Beam: 10' 2"
  • Max Draft: 5' 0"
  • Displacement: 5899
  • LOA: 34' 6"
  • LWL: 25' 5"
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 90 L (20 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 1 x 280 L (62 Gal)
  • Holding Capacity: 1 x 45 L (10 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3GM30F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 844
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade
  • Total Power: 30
  • Cruising Speed: 5


Well thought all weather cruising yacht from Camper & Nicholsons. Built in 1978. No 31/077. Designed by Raymond Wall.

Aft cockpit five berth masthead Bermudan sloop with separate head. Surveyed spring 2015 for insurance. British SSR Registered.


Dark blue GRP hull, resprayed by Fox’s in 2014 with a white cove line and red and white boot stripe. Long traditional keel. Encapsulated lead ballast. Transom hung rudder, Tiller steered.

White GRP deck, superstructure and draining aft cockpit, Teak toe rail.

Teak internal joinery with cream GRP internal moulding. Underwater surfaces epoxy treated 2010 as preventative measure by Shotley Boatyard.


YANMAR 3GM30F 30hp three cylinder diesel engine – New 2004.

Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger & wet exhaust. Reversing reduction gearbox with shaft driven 3 bladed Darglow feathering propeller – new 2014.

Electric start. Single lever controls.

5.0 knots cruising @ 2,300 rpm – 1 ltr p.h. Max. 6.0 knots.

844 engine hours recorded. Serviced annually, last  March 17. Owner has log book.


Fuel – 20 Gallon/ 90 litre GRP tank beneath cockpit sole – tank cleaned 2016

Freshwater – 62 Gallon / 280 litre GRP tank beneath saloon floors.

Holding Tank – 10 Gallon/45 litre beneath fwd berth.


12 volt system - 3 x 12v batteries – 1 x engine, 2 x domestic.

Charging by engine alternator & Rutland 914i wind generator on stern post with regulator – 3 /4 years old.

12v cabin lights. Bow, stern, steaming, deck and masthead tri-colour.

240 volt system – Shore cable, inlet socket, RCB, 13amp sockets, battery charger.

Spars and Rigging

Masthead sloop rig. Keel stepped Kemp mast and slab reefing boom.

Stainless Steel 1 x 19Standing Rigging replaced in 2014.

Roller furling headsail system

Spinnaker pole – deck stowed

Running rigging, including Cruising Chute gear controlled at mast.


  • 2 x Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches – recently fitted
  •  2 x Lewmar 16 Winches at Mast


2007 Mainsail –Sanders Sails

2007 Furling Genoa – Sanders Sails


Cruising Chute

Sand Mainsail cover - new 2016 in Excellent condition


5/6 berths including the saloon

Navy upholstery, renewed 2010 including new foam. Curtains.

Teak internal joinery – teak & holly cabin sole

Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating

Manual cold water system

Clock and barometer

Stereo radio with cockpit speakers

Taylor charcoal heater

Forecabin V berth and infill to form double berth, storage lockers under and shelves outboard.

Full width head sliding doors to fore cabin and saloon, manual Lavac sea toilet to port with hanging locker outboard, wash basin with manual pump out to stbd.. Stowage under sink.

Saloon Settee berths to port and starboard with lee cloths. Drop leaf table midships. Pilot berth to port. Stowage lockers and shelves outboard to stbd

Chart table to Starboard with good size chart table, instruments, switch panel and stowage.

Quarter berth – aft to Starboard with single berth/navigators seat.

Galley to Port with S/steel sink, central tap, insulated cool box with Weaco 12v/240v fridge unit. Plastimo two burner gimballed gas cooker with oven and grill (gas system may not comply with latest B.S.), crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and good stowage.

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo bulkhead compass

Simrad IS11 Log/Speed, Depth, Windspeed/direction & Multi displays

Raymarine 530 GPS Chartplotter

Garmin 128 GPS – new 2016

Autohelm ST4000 Tiller pilotStandard Horizon Matrix DSC VHF radio with AIS receiver – new 2015

Deck and Equipment

Practical deck layout with a deep aft cockpit and wide side decks.

Cockpit storage and gas locker

Teak cockpit sole grating

Tiller extension

Folding Sprayhood, cockpit dodgers and hatch covers – new 2016

Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires

Bow and stern mooring cleats.

Double bow roller

Draining anchor locker

35lb CQR anchor and 60 + meters chain

Fortress kedge anchor and chain

Coachroof grabhandles

Opening hatches over saloon and Forecabin

1 x Tannoy vent

Mooring warps and Fenders. Boathook.

4 man inflatable dinghy

Safety Equipment

4 Man valise packed Avon Ocean Liferaft – serviced 2017

2 xFire Extinguishers

1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy


Radar reflector

Manual bilge pump

Electric Bilge Pump – manual/auto

Webbing Jackstays

Gas detector

Flares - 2017

Fog horn


In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.


Cd player

Marine head


Teak cockpit

Spray hood


Cockpit speakers






Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump



Furling genoa

Battened mainsail

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