Nicholson 35

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Nicholson 35 – A classic C&N sloop which has been in the current British ownership since 1998, highly respected. Accom for 4/6 in forward double cabin and saloon berths. Nanni 4.195HE 40hp engine (2002) service history available. A well maintained and cared for yacht, equipped for long term cruising.  £29,995

The Nic 35 has always been a highly sought after cruiser, strong, reliable providing excellent performance whatever the conditions, attractive classic lines along with a traditional sailor friendly practical interior designed for serious sailing. C&N built over 200 35s over a period of 20 years and those we’ve seen and sold have certainly stood the test of time. The Nicholson 35 is a pedigree yacht for the discerning sailor. Respected test reporter and sailor Duncan Kent has a fantastic Yachting Monthly write up on the 35 (from 2016) and we have a copy if you’d like a read which by the end will highlight how good these yachts are.

Considerably more specific photos throughout the yacht on request.


Camper & Nicholson (Robert Ives Ltd) 1977 in UK
Designed by C&N with Raymond Wall
Aft cockpit ‘classic’ cruiser

GRP hull deck & structure - white hull, original pale grey deck and structure
Long encapsulated lead keel
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering
Preventative hull treatment in 2004 (carried out in Poole, UK 3 coats of Blakes epoxy)

LOA: 35’3 (10.7m)
LWL: 26’9 (8.2m)
Beam: 10’5 (3.2m)
Draft: 5’6 (1.7m)
Displacement: 7 tons
Ballast: 3.3 tons


Nanni 4.195HE 40hp engine (2002)
Hours - 1,527 (2 August 2021)
Serviced by owner August 2021
Hurth HBW15-2.8 RV
3 blade fixed prop
Shaft drive
(owners service history available on request)


Domestic batteries - 2 x TAB Magic Sealed, 100a/h, (2016)
Engine start battery - 1 x TAB Magic Sealed, 100a/h, (2016)

12/220v systems
Charging by alternator/solar/shore power and charger
Invac inverter 150w
Tecpro battery charger 25a
2 x BP 380 80w solar panels
Fused distribution panel
25w solar panel for winter storage.
Solar panels controlled by Steca control unit.
All battery and windlass cables replaced/installed 2005.
Adverc battery management system.
BEP VSR (Voltage Sensitive Relay) to protect engine battery.
Hot & Cold pressurised water system (Jabsco PAR pressure pump).
Pilot gas monitor with solenoid valve and two sensors.
Holding tank Tankminder 3 LED dual voltage unit.
Changed the following to LED lights: 4 x reading, main saloon, galley, engine compartment and anchor light


Fuel:      1 x 33.5gals 152 ltrs, GRP (with inspection hatch)
Water:    1 x 61 gals 277 ltrs, GRP (with inspection hatch)
Holding: 1 x 60 ltrs High density polyethylene (HDPE) Installed 2019

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged
S/S Standing rigging last replaced 1999
Sparlight spars
Spinnaker boom only (no sail)

Mainsail, Slab reefing in White, Polyester by Lucas (age Unknown 23yrs+ but considered in good working order and always covered)
Genoa, Roller furling in White, Polyester by Crusader 2003
Storm Jib, white, Polyester by Crusader 2003 (unused)
Trysail white polyester Crusader 2003 (unused).
Mainsail is fully battened and has three slab reefing points.
Crusader mainsail boom bag with lazy lines circa 2015.
Profurl genoa furling gear.
Detachable inner forestay with tensioner (for storm jib)

2 x Lewmar genoa sheet winches 44ST's
3 x Lewmar halyard winches - single speed
2 x Lewmar slab reefing winches - single speed


Accom for 4/6 throughout
2 double berths (forward cabin and saloon with table dropped + 2 singles in saloon)
Mahogany joinered interior
Headroom 6ft+ in saloon & heads
Re-upholstered 1999. Fabric scotch guarded
Majority of woodwork stripped and revarnished 2018.
Headlining replaced 2018.
Windows replaced (Perspex and polished stainless steel frames) 2018.
Single Lavac heads


Calorifier - Cleghorn CWB-18H (18ltr)
Cooker/oven/grill - Bainbridge, Neptune 4500 (spark ignition) 2019
2 hobs
BWT Carbon Block water filter, model 10BIWW34 (filtered water for galley cold tap)
Single s/s sink
Fridge - C&N with air cooled fridge unit
Cooking utensils, cutlery/crockery, assorted pots/pans


Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass 1000W
20kg Rocna anchor with 75m 8mm chain
35lb CQR anchor
4.7 kg Fortress anchor

2 winter covers
9 Warps
7 fenders
Boarding/swim ladder – bespoke/custom made.
3 x vinyl cockpit cushions with towelling covers
2 x cockpit locker lids replaced 2019 with teak salvaged from Cutty Sark restoration project
Aries Windvane Self Steering gear.
Cockpit dodgers 2014.


Radar Raytheon R10X
GPS Furuno GP32 (linked electronically to Autohelm autopilot)
Speed Log B&G Hornet
Wind Indicator B&G Hornet
Echosounder B&G Hecta
Autopilot Autohelm ST4000 MkII
Compass Sestrel Major
NavTex Included in VHF
VHF Silva S15 VHF & Navtex
Navigation lights - Tricolour, Steaming, Anchor and Deck
Autohelm personal hand bearing compass


Zodiac Cadet 2300 Aero tender, 2.3m - new June 2021 (only 5 weeks use)
Honda 2.3hp outboard – serviced end 2019 not used in 2020 season


6 person Lifeguard life raft (Feb 1999) – Valise non solas – last serviced June 2021
2 life jackets
2 jack stays
2 grab bags
Life buoy
Dan buoy
Radar reflector
Gas alarm
Electric and manual bilge pumps
3 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

British Part 1 Certificate of Registry
Copy Nanni engine invoice 2002
Copy Bill of Sale 1998 (to current owners)
Copy original VAT invoice 1977 (12.5%)
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid (current)
Old Dekpa (no longer required in Greece)
Exempt of RCD (on age – 1977)
Letter/Statement from the Boat Yard confirming the vessel was ashore on 31st December 2020 Preveza, Greece

Owners Comments

Owners Comments/Cruising History

Under present ownership:
1999 to 2004 Regular cruises to Channel Islands and Brittany
2004 – 2006 Poole to Ionian via Biscay, owners lived aboard fulltime
2006 to date Annual Ionian island cruising

No damage in current ownership and none advised from previous ownership.
2018 Decks resurfaced and this included rectifying the known Nic35 problem of the oxidising and expanding integral aluminium plates in the GRP lay-up for the deck rigging attachment fittings.
These plates were removed and replaced with thick solid GRP integral plates.
These together with the ss backing plates have dealt with this problem.

Very minor items not functioning or needing repair/replacement on listing:
Nanni engine pre-heaters (not required in Mediterranean waters)
Compass light
Starboard cabin radio speaker
Cockpit VHF speaker
Galley manual tap (spare on board not fitted)
Wind instrument mast head fitting (repaired but not fitted)

List of misc spares and accessories

Nicholson 35 owner’s handbook
2 x folders of boat information
Nanni, Honda, Zodiac, Furuno, Raytheon, Autohelm manuals
2 x winch handles (long)
2 x winch handles (short/floating)
Aries - 2 spare servo blade connectors
Aries - 2 spare ply wind vanes
1 x water filter cartridge
1 x water filter key
1 x gearbox oil extractor pump
1 x spare belt for Autohelm
Rudder gland packing material
Stern tube gland packing material
Lofrans windlass - spare brushes
Lofrans windlass - spare gasket
2 x storm jib deck blocks
1 x folding dinghy anchor and warp
Pilot gas monitor - 2 x spare control panels
Pilot gas monitor - 3 x spare sensors
2 x Nanni fuel filters
1 x Nanni oil filter
1 x Delphi pre fuel filter
2 x Nanni water pump seal
1 x Nanni rocker cover gasket
5 x Nanni water pump gaskets
2 x Nanni water pump impellers
1 x Nanni thermostat
2 x Nanni heat exchanger o rings
1 x set of spanner’s for Nanni and Honda
1 x MastaClimba (mast climbing aid)
1 x Whale V pump Mk 6 (to replace manual galley pump)
1 x Lavac toilet bowl seal
1 x Lavac toilet lid seal
1 x relief valve for calorifier
1 x Jabsco shower pump service kit
1 x Jabsco domestic water pump service kit
1 x gas regulator
1 x battery isolator switch
1 x holding tank deck key
1 x fuel filler and emergency tiller key
2 x deck locker keys for anchor and gas lockers
1 x 220v vacuum cleaner

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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Contact Information

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Contact The Seller

General Information

C&N - Raymond Wall
New or used




Length overall (m)
Length waterline (m)
Beam (m)
Draft (m)


1 x Nanni 4.195HE
Drive Type

About The Seller

Williams & Smithells Ltd

Wicormarine Cranleigh Road



PO16 9DR

United Kingdom

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