History and Construction - Built in the UK in 1964, a Mark IV, this Nicholson 32 was designed for offshore cruising and racing. These boats are well documented, and a well supported owners club and website, the Nicholson 32 Class Association. These Nic 32's are one of the first GRP production boats, before that most boats were wood or steel only, and then "Mass production" began in the 1960's and not many of the types of boats built then are still popular today. (Maybe Albin Vega and Contessa 26 would be two we could count?) But because of her bigger size than these she is more suited to long distance cruising, which became ever popular over the years and these boats are "long legged", sailing comfortably and easily handled with the long keel, big enough to take a couple going across oceans and small enough to be cheap to purchase and maintain. So this range of yachts continued to be built for over a decade, with various slight modifications and improvements, and as previously said, this is a Mark IV.
"Stowaway" has been based in Plymouth, UK with the current owner who bought the boat in 2009, and has been given lots of tlc and not been sailed. Records show three previous owners.
The interior is narrow beam by modern comparisons, with the galley is to port of the companionway, a small work area with cooker and sink. The chart table of generous size is to starboard. The two single berths in the saloon have had new cushion covers, and there has been a modification to the port bunk, which is raised and therefore wider. The saloon table is also newer addition, no longer a heavy drop-leafed affair, this is a simple teak-faced ply table on a modern pedestal.
Forward of the saloon is the toilet compartment with sink and new loo, and the forepeak is dedicated to the twin V berth, converting with infill to make a double. Removeable doors hide the anchor compartment.
The engine is a replacement, a Volvo Penta diesel, but there is now no record of when this was done but we could say late 1990's. These engines were manufactured from 1995 to 1998. The stainless tank is recorded as being cleaned in 2006. The engine is easily accessed for maintenance with the steps removed and a large cupboard door opened. The manual gearbox is a reverse gear type MS2LD.
This Nicholson yacht has the standard cockpit with short seats each with lockers under and a wider cockpit floor furthest aft. All gelcoat has been painted, deck and topsides and look to be in good condition. The teak rubbing strake and cockpit coamings are of good appearance. The underwater sections were apparently treated with epoxy paint for osmosis treatment in April 2005, but there are no receipts, however the paint layer could be seen by your surveyor if you choose to have a survey carried out.
Comments - If you are looking for a ready to use Nicholson 32 and have a love of the sensible cruising yacht then come to see this one soon. As you can see in the 70 photos here on the webpage she is looking very clean and tidy and waiting for a new owner whose sights are set on the distant horizon. Eat up those miles in a classic boat that knows how to take care of you.
All viewings are accompanied by a Quay Boats Broker. Call us now to book an appointment to come and view the Nicholson 32 "Stowaway".
Lying - Ashore, near Plymouth, UK.
|Builder ||Camper and Nicholson, UK |
|Make ||Nicholson 32 Mk IV |
|Hull Material ||Fiberglass|| || || |
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|Builder||Camper and Nicholson, UK|
|Make||Nicholson 32 Mk IV|
|Design||Peter and Charles A. Nicholson|
|Style||Cruising Yacht, Aft cockpit|
|Draft (Feet)||5'6"|| |
|Displacement||6.1 ton / 6,211kg|
|Ballast||3 ton / 3,100kg|
|Engine/s||Volvo Penta MD 2030B diesel, 3 cylinder / 29hp / last serviced 2012 (by owner) / 5 knots top speed under engine / 260 hours|
|Drive||Single shaft to fixed pitched three bladed propeller|
|Fuel Tankage||15 Gallons approx. in stainless steel tank / range 200 miles|
|Water Tankage||30 gallons approx. in integral GRP keel tank|
|Accommodation||4 berths arranged in two cabins; forecabin twin berths with V berth infill, saloon with two settee berths / galley area / separate toilet compartment / chart table / shelving and cupboards around saloon / dining table on pedestal / clock and barometer / radio CD player (2012)|
|Galley||Two burner "Tasman 250" gas cooker with grill / sink with cold water from electric pump / cool box opposite galley plus two keel boxes under floorboards / storage cupboards|
|Heads||Jabsco sea toilet (2011) / sink opposite, cold water to sink / storage unit|
|Navigation Equipment, Electronics and Electrics||12V lights, standard bulbs; navigation, interior, anchor, deck light / 2 no. 12V batteries (one domestic, one starter) / alternator / Cockpit traditional compass plus wind, depth and log displays (Raymarine 2008) / Navico TP5000 autopilot / Chart Table has: Magellan handheld GPS, Midland Neptune 100 VHF (2012) / Engine has hour meter (Not working), alarm tester, temperature, oil guage, voltmeter and RPM counter / there is shore power socket, new cable but not fitted and connected below decks yet|
|Deck Equipment||Danforth Anchor with 100' chain / second kedge anchor / ropes and lines / 4 no. sheet winches / 4 no. halyard winches / 6 new fenders / stainless steel pushpit and pulpit / guard wires / boathook / dinghy outboard storage bracket / temporary boarding ladder|
|Sails & Spars||Aluminium spars; mast, boom, spinnaker pole / stainless steel standing rigging (2004) / Slab reefing Mainsail, age unknown / Roller furling Genoa, age unknown / No.2 Genoa, age unknown / running rigging partly replaced 2008 and more in 2012|
|Safety Equipment||2 no. manual fire extinguishers in cabin / fire blanket / manual bilge pump / horn / Radar reflector / 2 no. Horseshoe buoy without lights / CO detector|
|Canvaswork||Sprayhood / mainsail cover|