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1971 Nicholson 43

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

£47,500

 

One of the classics, the Nicholson 43 is a beautifully elegant yacht that balances beautifully, sails to

windward like a dream and has spacious accommodation with good sea berths. They were

designed and built by Camper and Nicholsons, “Dark Horse” was built in 1971 for Lloyds Bank

Sailing Club, number 29 of 37 built.

The yacht was refitted by her previous owner between 2001 and 2014, since when her current

owner has continued the care and maintenance.

 

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Nicholson
Model: 43
Year: 1971
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 43'3 ft / 13.18 m
Length Overall: 43'3 ft / 13.18 m
Waterline Length: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Beam: 11'6 ft / 3.51 m
Max Draft: 6'9 ft / 2.06 m
Min Draft: 6'9 ft / 2.06 m
Displacement: 9,000 kg
Ballast: 4491 kg
Electrical Circuit: 12v
Single Berths: 4
Twin Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Nanni
  • Model: N4.50
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Feathering
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: V
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 2,693

Tanks

Fuel Tank Capacity: 48 L
Water Tank Capacity: 54 L

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Windlass Type: Electric
Stock Number: FB 2679
Boat Class: Cruisers, Antique And Classics

Contact

James Lancaster
Fox's Yachts

Office

Fox's Yachts
Fox's Marina
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP2 8NJ
Tel:+44 (0)1473 694694
Disclaimer

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.



Description

One of the classics, the Nicholson 43 is a beautifully elegant yacht that balances beautifully, sails to windward like a dream and has spacious accommodation with good sea berths. They were designed and built by Camper and Nicholsons, “Dark Horse” was built in 1971 for Lloyds Bank Sailing Club, number 29 of 37 built.

The yacht was refitted by her previous owner between 2001 and 2014, since when her current owner has continued the care and maintenance.

 

Construction

Grey painted GRP hull – over laminated and epoxied beneath waterline 2001

Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast

Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder

Teak laid GRP side decks – teak replaced/made good as required 2001

Coachroof varnished ply trunking & sheathed cream painted roof

White GRP aft cockpit

Varnished raised bulwarks and capping, margin boards, king plank

Teak laid cockpit seats and teak sole grating

Interior – combination of white paint and varnished teak.

Head compartment – white GRP moulded area.

 

Accommodation

For six in two cabins.

Comfortable saloon, large chart table, practical galley, forecabin and large heads

compartment.

White painted and varnished teak internal joinery

Blue / grey fabric upholstery – Renewed 2018

Hot & cold pressurised water system

Webasto diesel fired cabin heating

Chrome clock & barometer

Dedicated glassware locker

Opening deck hatches to saloon and forecabin

Chromed Tannoy vents

 

From forward:-

 

Forward cabin with extending berth to port, single berth to starboard and double infil l–

making a very large berth. Storage under.

 

Full width head moulded GRP compartment. Moulded wash basin with H&C pressure

water. Baby Blake sea discharge WC with electric conversion. Pull out shower head with

teak grating and auto discharge pump.

Saloon with L shaped settee to port with cupboards outboard, good size drop leaf table midships, settee berth to stbd with stowage beneath and outboard, pilot berth.

Navigation station aft to port with navigator’s seat, large chart table with stowage locker

below, instrument console and custom breaker board. Navigators berth outboard.

 

Galley aft to stbd with marbled worksurface. 2002 Force Ten three burner gimballed

cooker with oven and grill, deep s/steel sinks with manual discharge pumps and H&C

pressure water, large  top opening cool box with 12v fridge unit, top opening dry locker

and stowage lockers above and below work surface.

 

 

Engine

2002 Nanni N4.50 54HP four cylinder diesel engine.

Fresh water heat exchanger cooling.

Reverse mounted with hydraulic “V” drive gearbox

Shaft driven MaxProp 17.5” feathering propeller.

Flex’ mounts. Electric start. Single lever controls.

Engine hours: 2,693 Nov’ 22

Last serviced: Spring 2022

 

Tankage

Fuel –                          91 litre main and 91 litre auxiliary tanks

Fresh water –              205 litres

Hot water -                  40 litre heated by engine or 240v immersion heater.

 

Electrics

12 volt system :-

1 x 100ah engine start (new Nov’ 22) and 3 x 12v 100ah domestic batteries.

Engine alternator charging

Efoy 1200 fuel cell charger.

12v lighting throughout. Navigation lights.

Link Ten battery monitor.

240 volt system:-

Shore power cable with inlet socket and RCB

Immersion heater in hot water tank.

Marine battery charger

240 socket

2004 complete rewire using tinned wire. 2004 custom switch panel with Nich’ 43 schematic.

 

Spars & Rigging

Masthead sloop rig

Grey painted single spreader keel stepped alloy mast and slab reefing boom.

2 x 2002 Reckman headsail furling gear

1 x 19 s/steel wire standing rigging with backstay adjuster – Renewed 2019.

2002 running rigging.

Spinnaker pole adjustable mast track

Deck stowed spinnaker pole. Jockey pole.

Genoa tracks with adjustable cars

 

Winches

2 x Lewmar 52ST primaries

2 x Barient 22-39 secondaries

1 x Lewmar 8 mainsheet

2 x halyard winches on mast

1 x Lewmar 40 reefing on mast

 

Sails

Mainsail – 2019 by Ratsey, Full battened, slab reefing.

140% Genoa – 2019 by Ratsey

No.3 Jib (Solent Jib) 2020 by Gowan Sails

Cruising chute with Dark Horse logo – 2020 by Ratsey

2003 Tailored overall winter cover (stanchions out) by Jeckells.  

 

Navigation Equipment

Binnacle compass.

2002 B&G Hydra instrument system with 2 x FFD displays and 6 x analogue displays.

2002 B&G Hydra / Whitlock autopilot.

2007 Yeoman active chart table.

2003 ICS Nav 6+ Navtex.

2003 Icom M501 VHF R/T.

2003 Icom DSC100 DSC controller.

Raytheon C120 GPS plotter with mast mounted radome.

Raymarine AIS.

Phillips MK6 GPS.

 

Deck & Equipment

S/steel Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires with gates to P & S

Twin roller stemhead fitting, chain jammers, anchor locker.

45lb CQR anchor, chain & warp.

Lewmar VX Vertical electric anchor windlass – new 2012

Stern stowed Bruce anchor and chain plus warp.

Varnished  steering wheel

Varnished halyard boxes and folding boarding ladder

Bow & stern mooring cleats and fairleads

Grey folding sprayhood on s/s frame – Dolphin Sails – New 2018

 

Safety Equipment

Manual and electric bilge pumps

Horseshoe lifebuoy

 

Disclaimer

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.


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