Nicholson 38 Ketch

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Nicholson 38 Ketch Aft view
Nicholson 38 Ketch Bows
Nicholson 38 Ketch Forward view of hull, port side.
Nicholson 38 Ketch Below Waterline, Starboard Side
Nicholson 38 Ketch Below waterline, port side
Nicholson 38 Ketch Rudder & Prop
Nicholson 38 Ketch bow roller & furling gear
Nicholson 38 Ketch Foredeck
Nicholson 38 Ketch View aft on deck
Nicholson 38 Ketch Side deck, starboard side
Nicholson 38 Ketch Main mast base
Nicholson 38 Ketch Cockpit enclosure
Nicholson 38 Ketch View forward, from the cockpit
Nicholson 38 Ketch View forward
Nicholson 38 Ketch Cockpit enclosure
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Nicholson 38 Ketch - Details

Around 150 'Nic 38's, were built between 1966 and 1973, and due to their solid construction and continuing ability to charm they are to be found all round the world, with at least one completing a full circumnavigation.

This one is in sound condition and was fitted with a new Beta 37 HP engine in 2002. The main cabin has a Reflex diesel cabin heater.

Camper & Nicholsons bought the design rights in the mid sixties from the American designer John Alden. Originally conceived by C&N as a motor-sailer, this label was quickly forgotten when she won the yachting World One of a Kind Rally for motor-sailers being by far the fastest under sail and sail and power combined. The accommodation comprised of three separate cabins and two heads and the standard of finish was top class. Many 38s had teak laid decks laid on the GRP deck. Production ceased in the mid-70s when they were found to be too expensive to build.

In pretty much original and unspoilt condition inside with good quality woodwork as expected with a Nicholson.

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Hull : GRP
Year : 1970
Berths : 6
LOA : 37' 10" (11.5m)
LWL : 27' 0" (8.2m)
Beam : 10' 6" (3.2m)
Draft : 5' 2" (1.6m)
Displacement : 15904lbs
Keel : Long
Rig : Bermudan Ketch
Engine Type : 37 HP
Engine : Beta
Fuel : Diesel
Fuel Capacity : 173 litres
Water : 340 litres
Location : South Cowal, Argyll


Forward cabin: two single berths
Rear Cabin: two very large single berths
Main cabin : Salon area converts to double berth


Stainless steel sink
2 burner stove w/grill & oven
water heater
teak crockery storage


Foresail - roller reefing genoa, good condition
Main ? Hood, good condition, two slab reefs, stows in lazy jacks with stack pack.
Mizzen ? Owen, fully battened (as new), lazy jacks & stack pack
Mizzen staysail
Cruising chute
Storm jib
(all as new)


B&G Depth sounder
Autohelm 3000
Nasa Speed & Log
Kelvin Hughs VHF
Garmin GPS
Binnacle Compass
Hand bearing compass

Electrical System:

12V ships systems


35lb CQR Anchor
120ft Galvanised chain
Simpson Lawrence Electric/Manual Anchor winch
2 x Horseshoe buoy
danbuoy & flasher
AM/FM radio and cassette player
Assorted fenders
Bosun?s chair, wooden bungs, first aid kit, bolt cutters, safety raft mount, mahogany and brass boat hook, electrical and mechanical spares, torches, brass ships clock, Plastic sextant parallel rules etc. emergency life jackets Cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, rubbish bin, dust pan, Buckets, cleaners, Fire extinguishers (old) and more.

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Listing started in March 2007

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