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Nicholson 48 Mk II Ketch

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Boat REF# 207522
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.63m
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 75hp, Perkins 4236 lowline (unknown year)
Lying West coast od Scotland.


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Extra Details

Designer Camper and Nicholson
Builder Camper and Nicholson
Lying West coast od Scotland.
Fuel capacity 360.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 75hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4236 lowline (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   2940
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Maxi prop 3 blade. (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Original engine block, completely rebuilt 2004 to Perkins Sabers standard
New 24 volt sterling shore power battery charger installed 2016
New max prop fitted in year 2000 this is the infinitely adjustable propeller which could even be adjusted by a diver, however the owner believes he has found the perfect setting for for it.
The four solar panels on the top of the cockpit provide enough power, even in Scotland , so that visits to Marinas is quite unnecessary. .


LOA 14.63m
LWL 10.06m
Beam 3.96m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.75m
Airdraft 19.20m
Displacement 19,051kg
Headroom 1.98m
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Spar Lite Aluminium spars (1978) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Saturn - Slab (2012) 2 Reefs
Headsail Lietch - Furling (2004)
Other sails Mizzen (2003)
No 2 Hank-on (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Reacing Jib (unknown year)
Yankee cut headsail (unknown year)
Tri-sail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick

Mikuni cabin heating.
Linen, crockery & cutlery included.
Top of the range cooker by Taylor fitted 2005 at a cost of £2500. Fully gimballed with clamping fiddle system on the top to enable safe usage in a rough sea.
Large oven with thermostat. Large grill.
The upholstery was completely recovered in Trinidad in the late 90's and a bolt of spare material is still available.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Computer tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bow Thruster tick

6 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric windlass (with remote control)
5 anchors
(CQR 65lb & 45lb, Fortress 35, Light Danforth, Delta.)
70.00m of chain
70.00m of warp
Portugese Valliant 3M dinghy (2002)
3.3hp outboard, Long Shaft (2004)
Slipner 7hp Bow-thruster.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

She is a fine example of the Nicholson 48 and one of the last of this type
The current owners have travelled extensively in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Scottish waters and fitted her out accordingly , definately a motor sailer deck saloon ,with such a detailed inventory, it is difficult to determine what else you may require to sail her far and wide.In fact the owner advises me that the purchaser will be well advised to bring a van to collect all the spares.
Pictures taken June 2015.

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

This Nicholson 48 Mk II Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. 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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