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Nelson 40

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12.19m (40'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 212hp, Ford Sabre 212c (2007)

Isle of Wight - Viewing by Appointment Only


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Extra Details

Designer TT Boat Designs
Builder Automarine, Bembridge
Lying Isle of Wight - Viewing by Appointment Only
Fuel capacity 1,363.6 ltr (300.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2015


Engine 2 x Diesel 212hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre 212c (2007)
Engine Hours Engine1: 350 engine2: 350
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots
Engine spares tick

Commercially rated engines serviced annually regardless of hours run.
12/24/240v electrical systems Batteries new 2015


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 11.58m (38'0")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Min 1.06m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.06m (3'6")
Displacement 12,000kg (26,460.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Original V class Nelson built to Lloyds 100A1 for Trinity House. Full survey 04/15 including moisture readings. 4 watertight compartments. Heavy GRP construction with teak trim and double D section rubber gunwhale. Hull and wheelhouse repainted 2014


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick

She has been sympathetically fitted out for cruising or as a liveaboard whilst retaining her integrity as a Nelson workboat.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Foruno Radar
Foruno GPS
2 x VHF
Francis search light
Removable chart table
KAB 301 helm and pilot seats

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and Fisherman)
18.00m (59'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

7 bilge pumps (5 manual / 2 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 01-05-2017

Additional safety equipment includes: 4 x life rings with reflective Tape (2 with lights),
2 x helicopter rescue strops,
6x cosalt 32kg life jackets,
sea anchor,
3 x window boards,
6 man liferaft (in date until 05 /17),
Lazymate man overboard recovery pole,
man overboard recovery davit (fixed) with self tailing winch
Hadrian's safety rail including 4 clip on harness's,
Co2 fire protection in engine room,
Each compartment fitted with bilge alarm and manual bilge pump,
2x 24volt bilge pumps, one in engine room, one in wheelhouse,
manual firepump

Broker's Comments

When I first looked at this boat I saw a very up-together workboat. She has lots of safety equipment aboard but everything stowed correctly and the decks still clear for working. She has all the lovely features of a 1970's Nelson, sleek lines, the teak trim well varnished and the recently painted hull making her look like she really has been cared for.

When you go below you get a surprise as she has been fitted out by her current owner for cruising and is light and comfortable and unexpectedly well equipped. Al the safety gear is still there but you feel much more like you are aboard a motor cruiser rather than a workboat.

And there are many more things to recommend her - access to the engines is superb and whilst I was aboard they were started cold and ran quietly and extremely cleanly.

She had a full survey undertaken in April 2015 and could be very easily re-coded and put back into service or for those cruisers or liveaboards who want to go a bit further and feel they are always going to get home again she has the style and comfort to make it a pleasure

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

This Nelson 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. 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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