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Sailing boat For Sale - 1971 Camper & Nicholsons Nicholson 43, Second-hand

Lying: Brighton, East Sussex
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Brighton, East Sussex


Camper & Nicholsons / Nicholson 43

2 (exc saloon)


43'2 ft / 13.16 m

Boat Description

Nicholson 43 for sale Kent uk
This Camper and Nicholson 43 comes to us in good order for her vintage and is a true classic gentlemans sailing yacht.  Affectionately known as a " NIC " or a NIC 43 Nicholsons have been regarded in good standing from their inception in the 60s.
She has a good 5 sail wardrobe and can accommodate up to six on a racing weekend.  she has a very deep cockpit and beautiful classic lines.
Priced to sell quickly ready for the 2019 season.
See full details page for spec and inventory.
Camper & Nicholson has existed formally since 1855, though William Camper and Ben Nicholson had been associated since 1842. The yacht building yard which still bears their names was in fact founded as early as 1782 with William Camper's involvement dating back to 1809. By 1882 the Yachting Gazette considered the firm to be undoubtedly the first in the kingdom, a reputation in large part due to the formidable fleet of yachts designed by Ben Nicholson.
Price: £47,500
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Camper & Nicholsons
Model: Nicholson 43
Year: 1971
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel
Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43'2 ft / 13.16 m
Waterline Length: 30 ft / 9.14 m
Beam: 11'6 ft / 3.51 m
Max Draft: 6'9 ft / 2.06 m
Displacement: 9,000 kg
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Ballast: 4,491 kg
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2
Engines / Speed
Engines: 1
Make: Perkins
Model: 4108 (recon 2014)
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 48hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1971
Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn
Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:
Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Antique and Classics, Racers and Cruisers
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Boarding over the aft quarter to :
The Nic has a very deep cockpit with a synthetic teak finish on the seating. 
there are four large sheet  winches on the top of the coamings and open side pocket stowage lockers.
The helm is sat far aft with wheel steering on a binnacle with large compass, the helm has a small bimini top protects the helm from shower of shine!
instruments are repeated on each side of the helm giving a good commanding position.   The mainsheet car runs across a thwart   directly in front of the binnacle and is easily accessed by crew or the helm when short / single handed .
Forward there is a low profile sprayhood on the coach roof protecting crew sat well forward and the companionway.
Companionway steps down and in to:
The main saloon . the steps form the engine cover and are a dark hardwood. the flooring is laid to holly and teak.
At the bottom of the steps you are presented with:
Chart Nav area
The large forward facing chart table on the port side, master switch panel and ample stowage lockers for books etc.                                                                             The table has lift up top for chart storage beneath.
The chart area seat doubles as a sleeping bunk.
To starboard
The Galley
Plastino stainless cooker with two burners pan holders grill / oven below in a gimble. There stowage shelves with sliding fronts under the side decks.
The L shaped counter incorporates the stainless sink with H&C water drawers and lockers below. additional cold water via foot pump and separate tap the fridge is located across on the port side as part of the base unit to the chart table. it has a small freezer ice compartment.
 Moving forward through the half height bulkhead with stainless upright struts, opens to:
Main Saloon
On the port side the L shaped seating allows for 3 dining around the central drop leaf table, the sofa converts to a double bunk.
The seating opposite on the starboard side has its own drop leaf where there is room for a further 2 people. This sofa converts to a single pilot berth.
On the starboard side there is a Dickinson stainless cabin heater with flu. In the voids of the seat backs and under the side decks all round there are cubbies and lockers for stowage. 
Forward on the starboard side door to:
 The heads compartment occupies the full width of the ship with a jack & Jill door arrangement that closes it to both the forward cabin and the main saloon in configuration 1 whilst closing off the sea toilet separately in config 2 giving through access to all parts of the ship.
Comprising of sea toilet on the portside, with a very large hanging locker behind the seat toilet  and a basin unit on the starboard side with H&C water and pull out hand held shower .
Forward to: 
Forward cabin
The triangle berth is made up to be the full width double across the ship on this boat, but there is an infill board.  With this removed and the bedding stood into the sides of the hull a good sized space for dressing etc can be achieved.  Forward Hatch to deck.
Rigging and Sails
Spars are aluminum anodized, standing rig is stainless wire.
Sheets and halyards are braided polyester, 
The sail wardrobe consist of five sails and is in good order.
Hull, Deck, Safety and Canvas
GRP Hull with a navy blue gel coat finish. Guard rail wires and SS stanchions.
Spray hood and lazy jack sail cover. 
Perkins 4108 43hp

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Additional Contact Information
This Craft is on a mooring withing a gated marina complex, all viewings are by appointment only and with the local  East Kent  and sussex broker.
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Full Specifications

Length:43'2 ft / 13.16 m
Length at Waterline:30 ft / 9.14 m
Beam:11'6 ft / 3.51 m
Displacement:9,000 kg
Num Engines:1
Engine Make/Model:Perkins 4108 (recon 2014)
Fuel Type:Diesel
Keel:Full Keel
Max Speed:9 kn
Cruising Speed:7.5 kn
Num Cabins:2
Num Heads:1
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