Nicholson 30 Mk 1


  • Boat REF#  ·  225714
  • Length  ·  8.84m
  • Year  ·  1974
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Torquay
Boatshed Torquay
Phil Key

Extra Details

Designer C E Nicholson
Builder Robert Ives/Camper & Nicholson Ltd. (UK)
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 ltr (16.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/06/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade 17" Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

New Starter Battery in 2016
Solar Panels by Separate Negotiation


Length 8.84m
LWL 7.49m
Beam 2.97m
Draft Max 1.73m
Displacement 3,152kg (6,950.2lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Sanders - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spare Genoa (unknown year)

Standing Rigging Checked in 2016

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Rudder Replaced 2013
Last Antifouled 2015


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Fresh water wash

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
50.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

AIS Receiver and Transponder
LED Navigation Lights

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Camper and Nicholson, the oldest yacht maker in the business and whose very name is synonymous with quality - originally designed this yacht to take part in the Quarter Ton Cup rule. These yachts have a really thick and thus tough GRP layup - unheard of in more recent yachts. The Nic 30 proved to be a really tough mini-ocean racer offering roomy accommodation for her size and an exceptionally spacious cockpit which is well designed for sail handling.

She has the advantage of being set up for single handed sailing with all lines leading aft. The current owner has completed several cross Channel cruises and has just returned from a single handed trip to Ireland for which he kitted her out 3 months ago (July16) with brand new…

Seago 4 man offshore life raft.
Two x 110 amp hour leisure batteries
One x starter motor battery
80w solar charger with additional removable 100w panel
VHF fitted with new Metz aerial and cable (advertised as the best in the world)
Lowrance HDS7 Chart Plotter
Mcurdo AIS transponder (send/receive)
3G radar (nice!)

In addition to this new gear the yacht has recently been fitted with a custom built Bow roller accommodating a 15kg Rocna anchor tethered to 50m of 8mm calibrated chain – an enviable setup indeed. The running and standing rig was professionally checked July 2016. LED lighting throughout. She benefits from a good survey in 2013 when priority work required was seen to.

She comes with tiller pilot, kedge anchor, danbouy, warps, fenders in fact everything you need to get going.

These yachts normally sleep 5, but Blue Fin has been configured for 3 which gives her spacious and comfortable accommodation. The fore cabin is made very comfortable with custom made twin zipped quality marine mattresses. The galley is fitted with two burner gas hob, grill, fridge and sink. Heads with sink and a good sized wet locker. The high standard of the fitting out is best described by the pictures and seeing her for yourself.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nicholson 30 Mk 1 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Key of Boatshed Torquay. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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