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Nelson 40 (1970) for sale in Weymouth, United Kingdom

£45,000 GBP
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This classic Nelson 42 Cruiser - "Gazelle" - is offered for sale by the current owner in excellent condition. Featuring twin Cummins 185HP engines, and a 10kW generator, it cruises at 12 knots and gives an economy of 12L per hour per engine. With a Cetrek Autopilot, Furuno Radar, iCOM MC 3230 VHF / DSC Radio and Plastimo Compass, this boat also boasts features such as a Shorepower connection with sockets and battery charger, four batteries, 24V Boat Circuit, Onan 10kW Generator, 3x tanks, a Simpson Lawrence 24V Electric Windlass and an array of pumps and fire extinguishers. It provides comfortable accommodation with a Wheelhouse with seating and helm position, berths around the engine compartments, a heads compartment with sea-toilet, a sink and separate shower, and a seating and dining area in the bow. An additional point of note is the recently reduced price.

General information
Nelson 40
Used power boat for sale
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
12.20 metres
Length waterline
11.60 metres
3.25 metres
1.00 metres
12,000 kg
GRP Semi-Displacement
Weymouth, United Kingdom

About this Nelson 40



*** Recently Reduced Price ***

Seakers of Weymouth is delighted to present this classic Nelson, "Gazelle". A Twin-Engined Cruiser, that has been kept in excellent condition by the current owner.

Twin Cummins 185HP engines give a cruising speed of 12 knots with an economy of 12L per hour per engine. Nelson boats are renowned for their sea-keeping qualities and this example is no exception.

Broker's view: "A really excellent example of this classic British Cruiser, this boat is mechanically sound and in excellent cosmetic condition. Early viewing is recommended."

This Nelson 42 was built by Automarine on the Isle of Wight in 1970, originally configured and used as a Pilot Boat before being re-configured as a Cruiser in 1996.


Cetrek Autopilot

Furuno Radar

iCOM MC 3230 VHF / DSC Radio

Plastimo Compass


Shorepower with Sockets and Battery Charger

4 x Batteries (2 x engine, 2 x Leisure) charged by Engine and Shorepower

24V Boat Circuit


10kW Generator


2 x Cummins 185 HP engines, with 4 Blade Propellors on S hafts. Regularly serviced and maintained by owner, giving a top speed of 16 knots. Cruises at 1600rpm, 12 knots and fuel use of 12L per hour per engine

12kVA GM Volvo Diesel Generator

Fuel Tank - 450L

Water Tank - 300L

Waste Tank - 180L

Simpson Lawrence 24V Electric Windlass


Electric Bilge Pump

Manual Bilge Pump

Fire Extinguishers

Halon Fire Extinguishers in Engine Compartments


Access to the boat is via the Aft Cockpit with Seating to Port and Starboard and covered in a Blue Canvas. Generous Side Decks lead with Stainless Steel Rails lead to the Foredeck with Electric Windlass.

Access to the Wheelhouse is via a Lockable Door to the Aft of the Wheelhouse. The carpeted Wheelhouse has seating to Starboard and Helm Position and Seat to Port. The quality of the upholstery and woodwork is excellent and it is obvious that much care has been lavished by the current owner. The Helm Position is equipped with Engine Controls and Gauges, Radar, Chartplotter, Autopilot and VHF/DSC Radio.

Moving forward and down two steps the Engines are mounted to Port and Starboard with berths above.

Further forward the Heads are to Port with Sea-toilet, Sink and separate Shower Compartment. In the Bow of the boat is the Seating and Dining area


Stainless Steel Rails around Side and Fore Decks

CQR Anchor on SS Bow Roller and Chain (160ft 3/8) on Electric Windlass

Aft Anchor, stored on Pushpit

Whitehall Stainless Steel Davits

Stainless Steel Cleats

Stainless Steel Guard Rails on Side and Fore Decks

Lines and Fenders

Owner's Comment

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2 x Cummins V8 504
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information


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