Nicholson 32 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

£18,950 GBP

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Nicholson 32
Used sail boat for sale
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Name of boat
Year of manufacture
Length overall
10.05 metres
Length waterline
7.31 metres
2.80 metres
1.60 metres
6,211 kg
GRP with encapsulated ballast keel
Long Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom


Watermota Sea Panther
Fuel capacity
72 litres


Drinking water capacity
204 litres

About this Nicholson 32

With a production run spanning some 20 years the iconic Nicholson 32 could arguably be the most successful design of its type with models running from the MkI - MkXI. The later models MKX - MKXI benefited from modified mouldings for both the hull and coachroof given slightly more length and volume along with improved sailing performance.

MISAJA has been in the ownership of the one family since she left the builders yard in 1972. After a prolonged lay-up of nearly 20 years under cover she was brought out of her cosy barn in Ireland and re-commissioned. Since recommissioning in 2003 she has been based on Scotland's west coast. Still in very original trim below decks she offers accommodation for 5 in a traditional style layout with a large saloon and deep cockpit the boat is ideally suited to sailing with a young family or short handed long distance type cruising.

Currently lying ashore in North Argyll.


Now regarded as a modern classic the hull has the traditional lines which were synonymous with Camper and Nicholson designs. The Nicholson 32 MKX's were developments of earlier versions of the design with increased overhangs fore and aft with some constructed in a traditional method with hand consolidated GRP laminates for both the hull and deck mouldings. In this era GRP mouldings were massively over engineered and as such the mouldings are far thicker and more resilient than you would find on modern GRP boats.


Traditional full length encapsulated keel with lead ballast.

Full depth keel hung rudder.

Moderate over hangs fore and aft.

Traditional swept sheerline.

Topsides professionally painted spring 2018


Single piece moulding including coachroof superstructure, decks and cockpit.

Finshed externally in original eggshell gelcoat.

Moulded non-slip texture panels on decks and coachroof.

Moulded, self draining anchor locker.

Solid teak capping rail.

Teak grabrails on coachroof.

Teak cockpit seating


The traditional style rig on the Nicholson 32 offers an easily handled rig for a short handed crew. In comparison with more modern designs it offers a smaller mainsail with large overlapping genoa.

Keel stepped, mast head sloop rig.

Sparlight mast and boom manufactured in gold anodised alloy with cast end fittings and stainless steel mast fittings.

Removable inner forestay for use with storm jib.

Stainless steel standing rigging.

Boom originally rigged for on boom roller reefing, now converted to slab reefing.

Spinnaker pole.

3 Mast mounted halyard winches.


Primary Winches - Lewmar. Mounted on coaming.

Halyard Winches - 3 x mounted on mast

Sail Wardrobe

Mainsail - White Dacron, slab reefing. Saturn Sails

Roller Reefing Genoa - SCRR roller reefing sail with X-Furler.

Spare Mainsail - Dacron sail for use on roller reefing boom.

Spare Genoa - Dacron hank-on sail for inner forestay.

Cruising Chute - Fitted with snuffer and dedicated sheets.

Storm Jib

Canvas Work


Mainsail Cover

Cockpit Tent

Spray Dodgers


Main Anchor - Manson Supreme 35lb on 50m, 8mm calibrated chain rode. (2017)

Kedge Anchor - 35lb CQR and 35lb Bruce.

Kedge Rode - 50m chain(5m of 10mm)/Warp (45m, 14mm multiplat)

Chain Snubber - 14mm nylon warp with chain hook.

Windlass - Simpson Lawrence SeaWolf 520 electric with manual override.

Fenders - Selection

Warps – Selection


The revised deck moulding on the Nicholson 32 MKX with the stepped coachroof superstructre maintained the desirable wide side decks and deep well protected cockpit of the earlier versions. The additional beam and over hang aft adding to the cockpit size significantly.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails

Stainless steel guard wires supported by alloy stanchions running the length of the deck.

Moulded toerail upstand with teak capping rail.

Twin stemhead rollers.

Moulded, self draining anchor locker.

Moulded cockpit coamings extending out to toerail maximising beam of cockpit.

Moulded bench style cockpit seating with lids constructed of teak along port and starboard sides of cockpit.

Large cockpit lockers port and starboard.

Moulded seat spanning cockpit at aft end.

Mainsheet spanning cockpit aft of port and starboard seating.

Self draining gas locker within moulded aft cockpit seat.


Depth Sounder - NASA Clipper with repeater at nav station

Log - NASA Clipper

Wind - NASA Clipper

Chart Plotter - Garmin

VHF - Dancom

Handheld VHF - Entek HT, submersible.

Autopilot - Autohelm ST2000 tiller pilot.

Compass - Sestrel Minor Compass, cockpit mounted.

Handheld Compass

Electronic Barometer – Meteoman


Freshwater System - Manually pumped cold water only system with manually operated faucets in galley and heads. Fresh water tank capacity 204ltr.

Galley Stove - Origo 2 burner spirit stove.


Heating - Wallas parafin fuelled heater.

Heads - Lavac manual marine toilet, overboard discharge.


Below decks the boat is laid out in a traditional style for the time of build with all internal joinery work being of a high quality, manufactured from the best grade of teak available. MISAJA benefits from the port side saloon settee converting to a double berth providing a total of 5 berths.

Description of accommodation from forward:


Two single berths in the tradtional V-berth layout.

Storage lockers beneath bunks with large sail bin locker forward.

Shelves overhead, outboard of bunks


Spanning full beam of the boat immediately aft of forepeak.

Formed in a easily cleaned GRP moulding with teak trims.

Manual Lavac sea toilet to port.

Sink and vanity unit to starboard.


Generously sized for a traditional style boat of 32' in length.

Centrally mounted drop leaf table.

Bench settees running length of saloon port and starboard converting to double berth and single berth when required.

Good selection of locker space around saloon with lockers under and outboard of settees as well as overhead.

Navigators Station

Compact chart table area at aft end of port saloon bunk.

Chart table.

Chart storage.


Opposite Nav Station to starboard of companionway.

Origo 2 burner spirit stove.

Stainless steel sink.

Top loading coolbox.

Good selection of storage below and outboard of work surface.

Crockery and cutlery can be provided if required.


Manual Bilge Pump.

Electric Bilge Pump - Roving type, not permanently fitted.

Removable Boarding Ladder.

Bosuns Chair.


Liferaft - Seago raft, out of service.


Horseshoe Buoys - x2 with mounting brackets.

Safety Harnesses - x5


The engine is located in a machinery space beneath the companionway steps. Access to the area is provided by removal of the companionway steps.

Watermota Sea Panther, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, 27hp marine diesel engine.

J-Type gearbox.

Aqualarm exhaust overheating alarm.

Mainecraft drip free sterngland.

Stainless steel prop shaft.

Bronze, 3 blade, fixed prop.

Last full service May 2017.

Diesel tank capacity 72ltrs.

Ships Batteries

Domestic Bank - 1x 110Ah lead acid, leisure battery.

Engine Bank - 1x 95Ah lead acid battery.

The alternator is fitted with an Adverc smart charging controller to optimise the battery charging.


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 Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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