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Nicholson 40 DS

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Boat REF# 116305
This boat has been sold
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1980
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 60hp, Nanni Turbo Diesel (2007)
Lying Kent, Medway


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Extra Details

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Designer Camper and Nicholson
Builder Camper Nicholson LTD UK
Lying Kent, Medway
Fuel capacity 545.4 ltr (120.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 872.8 ltr (192.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Nanni Turbo Diesel (2007)
Engine Hours engine1:   150
Engine Cooled
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 9.19m (30'2")
Beam 3.51m (11'6")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 10,600kg (23,373.0lbs)
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1980) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2002)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Inmast (2009)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Headsail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Really solid build, designed to take on rougher northern seas. Fabulous sailing yacht for the serious sailor.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

Spacious, cosy, great interior helm position and all your creature comforts.
Ideal for those days where you want to sail without getting wet and windswept.
Good finish, the workmanship on the Nicholson sailing yachts is excellent as you would expect from the Camper Nicholson boat builders.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
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Log tick
Wind tick
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Stereo tick
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Navigation lights tick
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Deck Gear

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Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
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Electric Capstain windlass
2 anchors
(Bower and Kedge)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Good quality deck fittings, mid ships cleats and uncluttered.

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This Nicholson 40DS sailing boat, is sail number 17 out of the 19 that were built. She was designed to take on the Northern waters and has a great displacement. The Camper Nicholson plate is a sure stamp of quality. This boat is presented for sale in nice condition and would suit a family who would like to travel to France and beyond. In the evening you will find this boat comfortable and roomy. A must for the real sea dogs.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nicholson 40 DS has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents 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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.