Nicholson 38 (1969) for sale in Portland, United Kingdom

£39,000 GBP
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The Nicholson 38, located in Portland, United Kingdom, is a classic long-keeled ketch rigged cruiser with a length of 11.53 metres and a beam of 3.20 metres, built by Camper and Nicholson in 1969. This well-maintained example has been sympathetically upgraded by its current owners over the past 14 years, including a new engine in 2002, a 2017 B&G navigation suite, new batteries in 2019, standing rigging in 2020, and new sails in 2021. Additional features include shore power, updated electrical systems, and comprehensive safety equipment. Surveyed in 2020, the boat was found to be in excellent condition and is considered a ready-to-sail, blue water cruiser. Available for viewing in Portland Harbour.

General information
Nicholson 38
Used sail boat for sale
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
11.53 metres
Length waterline
8.23 metres
3.20 metres
1.58 metres
7,200 kg
GRP Displacement
Full Keel
Portland, United Kingdom

About this Nicholson 38



Designed and Built by Camper and Nicholson in 1969, the Nicholson 38 is a Classic, Long Keeled, Ketch Rigged, Centre Cockpit Cruiser whose Design has stood the test of time.

This is a well-appointed example, the current owners (of 14 years) have spent much time and money, sympathetically upgrading the boat. Improvements include, but are not limited to: 2002 Engine, 2017 B&G Navigation Suite, 2019 Batteries, 2020 Standing Rigging and 2021 Sails.

The boat had an insurance survey in October 2020 which showed the boat to be in excellent condition ,this could be made available for inspection after a successful viewing.

Broker's view: " The Nicholson 38 is, rightly, well-renowned as a go anywhere, Blue Water Cruiser and this is a nice example of one. The boat has been significantly upgraded and is ready to sail away. On a mooring in Portland Harbour and ready to view."

Hull Number 47

SSR: 338292


2017 B&G Instruments

2017 B&G Vulcan 9 Chartplotter and 3G Radar

2017 B&G VHF/DSC Radio with AIS feed to Plotter, Cover and Handset

Raymarine Wheel ST4000 Autopilot

Garmin GPS128

Target NAVTEX PRO-plus



Water Heater


Battery Charger (40A, 12V, 2021)

12V System:

New Control Panel (2014)

40A Battery Charge (2021)

4 x 12V Batteries (2019 / 2020)

Solar Panels (2x50W 2011)

Internal Lights to LED (2016)


2002 Yanmar 55HP Inboard Diesel Engine on Shaft

Serviced May 2024 (Dan Stuttle Marine)

2600 Hours

2010 New Prop Shaft

Main and Reserve Fuel Tanks Emptied and Cleaned 2018

Diesel Polishing System Installed 2018

Through Hull Fittings serviced 2020

Coppercoated 2016


Navigation Lights, Anchor Light, Steaming Light (changed to LED 2016)

2 x Horseshoe Buoys mounted on Stern

6 Man Liferaft (in date until Feb 2025)

Fire Extinguishers in Cabins

Manual Bilge Pump

Electric Bilge Pump

Sails and Rig

2020 Standing Rigging (Apollo Marine)

2021 Furling Mainsail

2021 No. 1 Jib on Furlex Furler (refurbished 2018)

Mizzen Sail with Stackpack

Spinnaker Pole

Running Rigging (2014)

2 x Lewmar, Self-tailing Winches at Cockpit for Genoa Sheets


Cockpit: Glass Windscreen and Hard Top with Viewing Panels in Roof. Seating to Port and Starboard. Helm Position to Port. Canvas Covers to Sides and Back. Wooden Floor with Engine Access.

Central Double Door and Hatch to Saloon: Galley (Gas Hob, Grill & Stove, H&C Sink to Port). Forward is a small Sofa with Fridge/Freezer above. To Starboard is U-Shaped Seating / Dining Area and Table with Navigation Station to the Aft.

Further Forward is a Twin V-Berth in the Bow with Heads (Sea-Toilet, Sink and Shower to Starboard) and Hanging Storage to Port.

From the Cockpit and accessed by Double Doors and Sliding Hatch is a Twin Berth Cabin with Vanity Unit and Sea-Toilet in Heads Compartment.

Hot Water via Calorifier (2013) from Shorepower and Engine

Webasto Heating (2014) to Interior of Boat

New Headlinings 2018


2021 Cockpit Cover

Anchor (2018)

Davits (2017)

Swim Ladder

Canvas Cockpit Cover to Sides and Back

S/S Pulpit and Pushpit

S/S Guardrails (2012)

Wooden Handrails on Coachroof

Glass Windshield and Hardtop, with Viewing Panels in roof, with Helm Windscreen Wiper

16kg Delta Anchor (2018) and Chain

Lofrans 12V Windlass (2016)

CQR and Fisherman Spare Anchors

Beaching Legs

Owner's Comment

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1 x Yanmar
Number of cabins
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Broker/Dealer Information


Mr Nigel Smith
14 Westham Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NS
United Kingdom
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