NICHOLSON 32 (sold) – £19,995

Year: 1969

LOA: 32′

Beam: 9′ 3″

Draft: 5′ 6″

Construction: GRP

Hull/Keel: Long keel



The Nicholson 32 was designed in 1962 by Peter and Charles Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons, then one of Britain’s most prestigious custom boatbuilders, as a good value mid-sized cruising boat. The Nicholson 32’s long-keel hull was a development of the wooden South Coast One Design hull form, and was aimed as a cruiser-racer type. The waterline length of 24 ft was at the time the minimum allowed to compete in offshore racing events. The hulls were all moulded by Halmatic, and from 1966 onwards the boats were both moulded and completed by Halmatics. The design went through many minor modifications over the years from MkI to MkVIII – ‘Fals Cappa’ is a MkVII.


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Perkins Perama M20, 20hp diesel (new in 1998, repainted in 2018). Last serviced: June 2019. Drive type: shaft & prop. Maximum speed under power: 6.5kts. Fuel capacity: 70 litres. Twin batteries charged from the engine. 2 x 10w NASA solar panels.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

5 berths, 2 cabins, cloth upholstery, teak veneer plywood cabin sole, curtains (new in 2013), full size chart table, saloon table, wet locker, CD stereo, hanging lockers, catalitic gas heater, sea toilet, wash basin, galley sink, gas cooker, gas oven, coolbox, 220 litre water capacity.


Deck & Canvas:

Bermudan rig, aluminium spars, stainless steel standing rigging (new in October 2019), aluminium spinnaker pole, keel-stepped mast, slab mainsail reefing, modern braid running rigging, Jeckels mainsail (new in 2012), Jeckels headsails (new in 2013), spinnaker, 2 x Lewmar 40CST sheet winches, 2 x Lewmar 16 sheet winches, 10kg delta anchor, 10kg bruce anchor, pushpit, pulpit, manual anchor windlass, boarding ladder, forehatch, boathook, warps, fenders, sprayhood (new in 2013), mainsail cover (new in 2013), cockpit cushions,


Navigation & Safety:

Garmin chart plotter (new in 2016), Simrad TP32 autopilot (new in 2012), B&G Triton log/speed indicator, ICOM DSC VHF, Sestrel compass, B&G Triton echosounder (new in 2013), B&G Triton wind speed/direction indicator (new in 2013), barometer, navigation lights (new tricolour in 2019), LED deck lights (new in 2019), floating lights, lifejackets, foghorn, radar reflector, 2 fire extinguishers, lifebouys, harnesses, jackstays, fire blanket, manual bilge pump, 12v bilge pump.



A full survey for valuation was carried out in 2013 by Alan Staley Shipwrights. A fully reconditioned Aries windvane is available at extra cost. A full osmosis treatment was carried out in 2010/2011 by her current owner. The topsides were professionally repainted by Hollowshore Marine Services in October 2019. Maintained to a high standard by her present owner over the last 10 years. Viewings are by appointment only. For an instant insurance quote call Euromarine Insurance Services on 01843 603345 or click on the link below:

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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