Camper and Nicholson Gaff Cutter for sale


Listed price €4,950,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

Camper and Nicholson Gaff Cutter
General information
Camper and Nicholson Gaff Cutter
Used sail boat for sale
£4,142,956 GBP | Listed price €4,950,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Camper and Nicholson Gaff Cutter
Charles E. Nicholson
Length overall
34.10 metres
Length waterline
21.00 metres
5.44 metres
3.80 metres
Teak/Oak Frames
Long Keel

About this Camper and Nicholson Gaff Cutter


Merrymaid, 112ft gaff cutter, teak on oak frames, built by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport to the master design of Charles E Nicholson (Shamrock IV, Creole, Velsheda, Endeavour). She was launched in 1904 and successfully raced against the big names, winning the Kings Cup, among others. Preserved in Norway during first world war, her lead keel being removed during the second. Used and cherished as a houseboat in Essex for 50 years, she finally underwent two giant refits during the space of five years in both France and in the UK that brought her back to as new condition in 2008 for her current owner. All this to fulfil his dream to achieve the adventure of a circumnavigation on a yacht that represents the epitome of a bygone era.

Elegance, beauty, charm, atmosphere, luxury, and comfort.

Merrymaid will make you feel sensations impossible to reach with a modern yacht.

A unique privilege to enjoy custody of this wonderful maritime heritage and pass it on to the next generations

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Owner's Comment


Fridge - Frigoboat

Custom made Deep freezers x 2


Stove with 3 hobs

Microwave Bosch

Icemaker Isotherm

Washing/Dryer Miele WT2780


Onan Generator 17.5kVA - 80 amps max (consumption 3.4L/h at 40 amps for 5h per day)

Engine driven alternator 150 amp

3-blade fixed propeller RPM:knots 1400:8.5, 1800:10, Sails 12 knots

Gear Box PRM 1000 connected via Carden shafts to a

Aqua Drive-CVB-32-30 thrust bearing

Deep Sea seal on the inboard end of the stern tube

230v 50Hz AC / 24v DC

12# Dryfit A600 2v Gel cells with 1500ah/20 hr

Engine/Services separated and with parallel switch

24v separate DC bank for the NAV & COM with parallel switch

Mastervolt inverter 2.5kVA

Galvanic isolator

3# Mastervolt 100 amp battery chargers

Diesel 1400 litres (Bladders giving an extra 1000 litres) - Range 1120NM at 1400RPM, 1920NM with Bladders

Hamann chlorine waste system with 1 x 250 litre holding tank

2 x Sea Fresh water makers

AC unit 200 litres per hour

PTO Hydraulic 200 litres per hour

2 x C-Warm CWB78-VTC at 78 litres each with twin coils and double Heater elements

Duplex Racor Filter to engine

Simplex Racor filter to generator

Flexible armoured hose used for all pipe work.

Manually operated fuel cut offs to feeds and returns

220v bilge and main fire 1 ½” pump

24v Auxiliary fire 1 ¼” pump with deck outlets fore & aft

Manual deck mounted bilge pump

2 x automatic ‘Rule 2000’ in main bilge space with alarms

PTO clutch pump running off the engine

Crash pump 3” petrol driven


Furuno NavNet 3D System, SAT C, Radar with ARPA,

Chart Plotter

AIS unit, Fleet 33 BGAN, Iridium remote distress alarm

B&G H3000 wind instruments with XDR fins

B&G H3000 Auto-Pilot

Interphase forward looking sonar

Furuno Navtex, Furuno GPS back up unit

2 x VHF DSC fixed units with independent aerials

MacMurdo 406GHz EPIRB with GPS, 2 x S.A.R.T.

2 x Iridium Motorola 9505A

Max Sea Weather Routing Software

Full catalogue of world charts, paper and electronic


Master cabin aft with double bed, sofa, skylight and ensuite bathroom.

Port and starboard guest cabins each with bunks en-suite bathroom.

Captain cabin with one bunk plus hammock space

Crew cabin with two bunks

Third crew cabin in bow


Two 2” fire hydrants in the covering boards forward and aft

FE-227 manually operated extinguisher in the engine space

Machinery space intake/exhaust ventilation with manual/automatic shut down

Exhaust ventilation with automatic shutdown

Heat and smoke detectors in machinery space, lazarette and galley

Gas alarms below galley, saloon, galley bilge and aft bilge

2 kg Co2 extinguisher in galley/crew area

8 handheld extinguishers located throughout vessel

3 x Zodiac 8 man Liferaft with A Pack

MedLink WorldWide Service and MedLink MCA class A Kits

Ship’s Medicine Chest w/ Rx 3.0

First Responder Kit w/ Rx 3.0 x 2

Philips FRX Defibrillator

12 x ‘Kru’, self-inflating life jackets with harnesses

12 x M.O.B locator beacons (Mobilalarm V100) with EPIRB and onboard alarm


Air Conditioning:

Heating: Mikuni Diesel


Thomas Reid hydraulic windlass with double gypsy

Bronze Fisherman Anchor 140kg

CQR Anchor 108kg

14mm stud link chain 140m and 60m

Carbon fibre passerelle

Starboard side boarding ladder

Zodiac Pro 7 Man, 4.30m, Evinrude E tech 50hp

Classic Sailing Dinghy, built by Butler and Co.

Quicksilver Inflatable dinghy, 3.40 m, 4 hp Mercury outboard

2 x Scuba Sets with Bauer Junior II Compressor and accessories

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1 x Perkins Sabre
Fuel capacity
1,400 litres
Maximum speed
19 kph
Cruising speed
15 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths

The particulars in this specification are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed nor can they be used for contract. An independent survey is always advisable. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Dolphin Yachts

Mr Andre Barbier
Club de Mar
Palma de Mallorca
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