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1978 Nicholson 32 MkXI



This 1978 Nicholson 32 Mk XI was commissioned in 1979, after having been built for a boat show and has been owned by the same family in Jersey since 1982. It benefits from a continual programme of maintenance and upgrades with a fairly extensive re-fit in 2014/15. One of the classic long-keel yachts, renowned for their seaworthiness and strength, which remain popular as economical go-anywhere cruisers. Part 1 British Registered

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Make: Nicholson
Model: 32 MkXI
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 33 ft / 10.06 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lombardini
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 39hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2002
  • Engine Hours: 1150


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Martin Lovell
Lovell Yachts Limited


Lovell Yachts Limited
Castle Emplacement St Peter Port
Guernsey, GB, GY1 1AU
Tel:+44 (0)1481 716880

  • Length overall: 33’2” (10.10 M)
  • Waterline length: 23’11 (7.30 M)
  • Beam: 9’6” (2.90 M)
  • Draft (lead encapsulated long keel): 5’6” (1.68 M)
  • Displacement: 6,209 Kg
  • Diesel: 15 Gal (68 Lt)
  • Fresh water (approximate): 35 Gal (159 Lt)
Mechanical and electrical
  • 39 hp Lombardini diesel engine (2002) driving 3 blade fixed propeller
  • Full instrumentation (approximately 1150 hours) and single lever control
  • New engine mounts (2015)
  • Stripper rope cutter (2015)
  • Wheel steering (new rudder pintles and bushes in 2015)
  • New seacocks and skin fittings (2015)
  • 12 volt DC electrical system (3 batteries) with full circuit breaker protection (new switch panels in 2015) and isolator switches
  • 240 volt AC shore supply with Victron Energy smart battery charger (2015) and 13 amp sockets in both cabins
  • Inverter for galley chest fridge (2015)
  • Quick electric anchor windlass
  • Overhead white / red cabin lights
  • Electric bilge pump
  • New gas hoses and detector (2015)
  • Phillips radio in saloon with cockpit speakers
  • Separate radio in forward cabin
  • Glomex TV antenna
Spars and sails
  • Gold anodised single spreader keel stepped mast (re-wired in 2002), boom and spinnaker pole
  • S/s standing rigging with genoa furling / reefing system
  • Lewmar 40ST primary winches (2)
  • Lewmar halyard winches on mast
  • Sail wardrobe includes full batten slab reefing mainsail (Jeckells 2015), roller genoa (Jeckells 2014), storm jib, storm trysail, spinnaker and drifter / cruising chute (Lee Sails)
  • Mainsail stackaway / boom cover with lazy jacks
Navigation equipment
  • Raymarine C70 colour radar / chartplotter with additional mounting bracket in cockpit and radome mounted on mast
  • Yeoman Plotter linked to Shipmate GPS
  • Icom IC-M411 DSC VHF radio with cockpit speaker and emergency antenna
  • ICS NAV6 navtex receiver
  • Silva Nexus Steer Pilot, Fluxgate compass, Wind direction / speed and 2 Multifunction displays (GPS / speed / depth) mounted in coachroof / cockpit garage
  • Sestrel pedestal mounted compass
  • Blipper radar reflector mounted on front of mast
  • Navigation lights including chart table, steaming, deck, anchor and mast head tri-colour lights
  • Spacious accommodation for 6 persons in 2 cabins 
  • Forward cabin with 2 single berths (infill converts to double) and deck hatch
  • Full width heads compartment with ITT Jabsco marine toilet to port and wash hand basin (manual hand pump) opposite
  • Comfortable saloon with dinette arrangement forward (converts to double berth on portside with additional settee berth opposite)
  • Galley to starboard with s/s sink (manual hand pump), gimballed Techma Nelson 2 burner gas cooker / grill / oven (2015) and 12 / 240 volt top loading chest fridge (2015)
  • Navigation station / chart table and quarter berth opposite
  • Lee cloths fitted to all sea berths  
  • Companionway steps over engine compartment up to good sized cockpit with synthetic teak seats and teak table (2015)
  • Good stowage throughout yacht including cockpit lockers and wet locker
  • 6 man RFD liferaft mounted on coachroof with cover (in service)
  • Avon Redstart inflatable tender
  • 3.5 hp Honda outboard motor with pushpit storage bracket and cover
  • Gold anodized beaching legs with steps
  • Lifebelts (2)
  • Blue sprayhood (2015)
  • Cockpit table storage bag (2015)
  • Wheel / pedestal cover
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 25 lb CQR anchor with chain
  • Fortress kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Warps and fenders
  • Bulkhead mounted oil lamp

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

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