A comfortable cruising yacht with traditional lines, the Nicholson 38 has stood the test of time well. They have been cruised far and wide and have a well deserved reputation for sea kindly performance in any weather.
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The layout offers up to six berths with two separate double sleeping cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Separate heads to starboard with marine toilet (has a holding tank), shower and washbasin. In saloon, dinette to starboard converting to double berth with occasional seat and galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with oven. Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water system. 90 gallon freshwater capacity. Refrigerator. Steps up to cockpit with helm position to port. Wheelhouse shelter with rigid top and canvas side curtains. Steps down to aft cabin. Two single berths. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin.
Located under the cockpit sole, Perkins 4.108 four cylinder 50hp diesel engine. The engine was installed new in 1995 and has completed approximately 9000 hours since. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Single lever control. 60 gallon fuel capacity in two steel tanks giving around 400 mile range at 5.5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots. Last service February 2017, new injectors fitted and replacement high pressure pump.
Ketch rigged. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (1995). Terylene running rigging. Three Lewmar sheet winches. Four halyard winches. Slab reefing mainsail and mizzen. Harken headsail furling system.
Built in 1972 by Camper & Nicholson to their own design. White GRP hull with cove line. Teak toe rail. White GRP superstructure with open backed wheelhouse. Teak laid decks. Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Wheel steering. Centre self draining cockpit. Vessel grounded in 2002 after mooring failed in storm. Professionally repaired and at the same time the hull was given a full osmosis treatment including hull peel and relamination with epoxy glass. Last survey 2013.
The present owners have cruised widely over the last 16 years in the Med and Northern Europe, from the North Cape to the Adriatic and Voltair has proved to be sea kindly and comfortable in all weathers. They are only selling due to advancing years.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.