The Nicholson 31 needs no introduction, a traditionally styled yacht with pretty lines, it was designed as the successor to the Nicholson 32 - although a foot shorter it proved to be roomier and faster. A hugely seaworthy vessel, they have a comfortable motion with a sensible layout below and make excellent long distance cruisers. This good example has been completely upgraded with new engine, electronics, central heating, sails and standing rigging and is ready to go.
Viewing by appointment through the Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.
The accommodation offers six berths in two cabins. In forecabin, V berth with infill. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin. In saloon, two settee berths, with a pilot berth outboard to port. Fixed table with drop leaves. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Twin stainless steel sinks. Manually pumped water supply. 280litre freshwater capacity. Refrigerator. Television. Eberspacher D$ diesel fired hot air central heating (2017).
Located abaft the companionway, Beta Marine three cylinder 30hp diesel engine, installed new in 2016, with new shaft and propeller. 164 engine hours. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. 95 litres fuel capacity. 5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots. Single lever control. Vetus bow thruster (2016).
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom (new boom 2016). Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2017). Terylene running rigging. Sailspar headsail furling system (2016). Slab reefing mainsail. Two Lewmar 42 self tailing sheet winches. Two halyard winches. Spinnaker pole.
The Autohelm wind and speed are no longer operational.
Built in 1976 by Camper & Nicholson to a design by Raymond Wall. Dark blue painted GRP hull with white sheer stripe and boottop Teak rubbing strake. White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck. Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. The antifoul was stripped and the hull below the waterline epoxied as a preventative measure in 2017.
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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.