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Old 09-04-2016, 03:12   #1
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Update: Nicholson 31 - Classic Cruiser

Still for Sale, now located in Southern France: - Our beloved Nicholson 31

Compared to most modern yachts this boat is massively strong built and known for her sea keeping qualities. She was equipped for a circumnavigation with mast steps, wind vane, bigger tankage, voluminous lockers etc.
Refit in 2006 with new electric system and teak deck among others; since then continuous modernization. Hull epoxy coated and osmosis free. 2016 complete engine check up. Interior in mahogany with white upholstery in very good condition. The boat is excellently maintained, extensively equipped and ready to sail.

Make: Camper & Nicholson 31
Year: 1976
LOA: 32' 6" (9.90m)
Sail Area: 624sqft (56qm)
Hull: GRP
Keel: Moderate Full Keel
Rig: Bermudian Sloop
Engine: Yanmar 22 HP Diesel
Tankage: Fresh Water: 352 litres, Fuel: 95 litres
Berths: 5 (Fore, saloon, quarter berth)
Headroom: 6ft (1,82m)
Tax exempt status
Located in Port Saint Louis, France; Transfer to other destinations in the Med possible

Recent major upgrades (among others)
2016 Complete engine check up and service
2015 Safety equipment: EPIRB, Radar reflector, Fire Extinguisher and blanket, Flare pack
2015 3x batteries
2014 Dinghy
2014 Storm jib
2012 Solar panel
2011 SSB/multiband receiver
2010 Cooling water pump
2008 Wind sensor/masthead unit
2007 Cutlass bearing
2007 Water-lubricated propeller shaft seal
2007 Upholstery
2006 Teak deckhouse
2006 Complete renewal of electrical system

Nicholson 31
Builder: Camper & Nicholson, UK
Designer: Raymond Wall
Year: 1976
Hull: GRP Hull in hand-laid construction
Keel: Full keel, encapsulated with lead ballast
Rudder gear: Rudder on full Skeg, Tiller steering
LOA: 32' 6" (9.90m)
LWL: 24' 3" (7.39m)
Beam: 10' 3" (3.12m)
Draft: 4' 11" (1.5m)
Headroom: 6ft (1.82m)
Displacement: 5.8 t (5,897kgs)
Ballast: 2.1 t (2,177kgs)

Osmosis protection with 6 layers of epoxy (1998)
Last antifouling 2015

Teak deck with 14mm in excellent condition
Rigid GRP-Teak deckhouse, fitted to very high standard (new 2006)

Pulpit with bowsprit, “step through” access and pull-out step (Prasolux)
NIRO Bow roller for two anchors
Locker with windlass and storage for anchors, etc.; deep self-draining chain locker

2x self-tailing double speed winches in cockpit (Lewmar)
Genoa sheet slides
Cockpit with alcoves, cockpit benches can be converted into outdoor bunks (1,95m)
Push pit with stern anchor and chain box
Extended to sugar-scoop stern, with bathing platform and boarding ladder

Cleats: 2x bow, 2x stern, 2x midship; Fair leads: 2x bow and 2x stern
Guard rail with two wires

Rig type: Bermudian Sloop
2 lower shrouds, 1 upper shroud, massive spreaders
Mast: Keel-stepped, gold anodized (Sparlight)
Mast steps to full height
2x winches (1 self-tailing) (Lewmar)
Rope clutch
Boom: Gold anodized (Sparlight)
2x reefing winches
Removable cutter stay

Main: Full battened system with sail slides, 3 reef lines, Lazy jacks (new 2013)
Genoa I: Tri-radial cut, Furling System (Furlex)
Genoa II: Tri-radial cut, Furling System (Furlex) (New condition)
Storm jib: Orange heavy weather material, on separate cutter stay (new 2014)
Spinnaker: Asymmetrical design, Tri-radial cut, with sock
Telescopic spinnaker/whisker pole for Genoa or Spinnaker (Pfeiffer)

Model: Yanmar 2 QM20
Power: 22HP
Hours: 2050
Fuel tank: 95 Litres
Last complete check up ad service 2016 (Yanmar Engineer)
Regularly maintained:
New fuel filter assembly (2015)
New main switch (2015)
Fuel tank cleaned (2014)
New mixing elbow (2014)
New cooling water pump (2010)
New cutlass bearing (2007)
Installation of water-lubricated propeller shaft seal (2007)
New Exhaust system (2003)
New engine bedding (2002)

Interior construction in mahogany in very good condition
White leather upholstery throughout the whole boat (new 2007)
A lot more storage than normal for this boat size; fitted for a circumnavigation
All cabinets fitted with slat doors for good ventilation
Deck hatches on fore cabin, saloon and galley (new 2010)
Fore cabin:
Fore cabin 2 full length single bunks, convertible into one double V-berth
Large cabinets in the front, on the side and further storage beneath
2 reading lamps
Lavac Sea Toilet
Sink with fresh water foot pump, locker behind mirror
Large wet locker which drains into the bilge
Settees extendible to full sized single bunks
Multiple ceiling spotlights
2-burner Gas cooker with oven, gimballed (Plastimo)
Gas system with regulator, electric solenoid for remote shut-off (Truma)
Separate storage for 2 gas bottles in self-draining locker
Very spacious cooler compartment (110 litres) with small icebox, compressor cooling
Double stainless steel sink with fresh water foot pump and salt water hand pump
Nav area:
Full-size chart table with all navigation instruments, switch panel and storage for charts Gooseneck lamps (white and red)
Navigator’s quarter berth with cabinets beside
Hi-fi system:
Car radio with input from Radio, CD, USB, SD-Card (new 2013)
Fitted with 4 speakers

Complete renewal of the electrical system in 2006
220V Shore power, with ground fault circuit interrupter and individual fuses
Multiple 220V sockets
Voltage 12 Volt
Inverter 12V to 220V (new 2015)
Battery engine 80 Ah (new 2015)
Batteries domestic: 2x Marine deep cycle batteries 104 Ah each (new 2015)
Switch panel with navigation light monitoring
Voltmeter and Ampere meter
Battery Monitor (NASA)
Emergency switch for battery link up
Charging booster for engine alternator (Sterling) (new 2006)
Pulse charger for shore power (Bosch)
Wind generator (Sunset)
150W solar system with charging regulator (one panel new 2012)
All important lights (indoor and navigation) are LED
Automatic solar-powered LED anchor light
Outdoor lights integrated in deckhouse

Freshwater tank with 352 litres built into the hull, with armholes for servicing
Carbon-impregnated cellulose filter for freshwater system (Pentek) (new 2015)
Freshwater foot pumps in Head and Galley
Seawater pump in Galley (Whale)
Electric sea water pump on deck (Jabsco)

3x Dorade vents
Automatic solar ventilator in fore cabin
Electric ventilator in saloon
Ventilation Sail: Wind scoop (Lee sails)
Mosquito nets for all hatches and companionway
Outlets and hoses for air heating system installed in the boat

3x wind instruments: Speed, direction, close hauled wind direction (VDO)
Wind sensor/masthead unit (new 2008)
Sum log (VDO)
Echo Sounder (Incastec)
GPS (Furono)
Steering compass (Plastimo)
Radar (Furono LCD)
Navtex Receiver (NASA)
VHF Radio with DSC, ATIS and loudspeaker in cockpit (NAVMAN)
VHF Handheld Radio
SSB/multiband receiver (new 2011)
Backstay with isolators
Autopilot (Raymarine)
Wind vane self-steering system (Hydrovane)

6 person Life raft Offshore, in container, last serviced 2012 (Zodiac)
EPIRB Ocean Signal Rescue me (new 2015)
Radar reflector (new 2015)
2x Fire extinguisher (new 2015)
Fire blanket (new 2015)
Flare pack (new 2015)
Horseshoe life buoy with lamp
Life buoy (Lifesling) with heaving line
Dan buoy
Lifejackets and harnesses
Hand-held searchlight
Self-draining cockpit through transom flaps
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Electric bilge pump with automatic float switch, alarm and control panel

Bow anchor
Original CQR (12kg) in Bow roller
70m NIRO chain 8mm
Electric Windlass 1000Watt, handling from bow or cockpit (Lofrans)
Stern anchor
Bruce (10kg) in special mounting
50m anchor rode (Ankarolina) with 10m chain forerunner
Third Anchor
Fisherman (15kg)

Inflatable Dinghy, storage possible on foredeck (new 2014)
3.3 HP Outboard (Mercury)
Grapnel Anchor (2.5 kg) with 30m rode
Canvas works etc.:
Bimini which can be extended to a full closed cockpit tent (new 2006)
Sun cover from mast to stern
Winter tarpaulin
Cockpit side covers
Cockpit cushions and mattresses (new 2005)
Miscellaneous and inventory:
Rigid gangway
Extra-long and sturdy boathook
4 long fenders, 4 ball fenders, 2 cushion fenders
Extensive equipment on lines and warps
Kitchen utensils
Tools and spare parts
A lot of further equipment for long term cruising

The boat is due to continuous maintenance and modernization in a very good technical and optical condition.
Photos are from December 2015.

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Old 09-04-2016, 06:22   #2
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Re: Update: Nicholson 31 - Classic Cruiser

Get those pics up!
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Asking price?

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:39   #4
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some pictures .. more pictures available on request.
Asking Price is 34.500 Euro (Or best offer)
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Old 09-04-2016, 20:16   #6
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Beautiful interior considering the vintage of the boat!
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Wow, what a beautiful boat, can you possibly keep it ?
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Beautiful boat, I love her! Please post more pictures.
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