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Nelson 42 (1979) (new engines 2016-17)

Sat at Upper Hamble Boatyard having her varnish re coated ( yearly job)


Hard to see Gloss on hull but back at berth June 2019, after full paint job..Wonderful.

Type Fast semi displacement with fine entry and three quarter length keel deep enough to take the ground ( deeper than props) Twin straight shaft drive. twin helm stations Dimensions Loa 41' (12.5m) beam 12' (3.66m) Draught 3'3" (1m) Displacement Dry approx 11 Tonnes
Built Designed by John Askham and Hand laid Heavy GRP moulded By Halmatic, finnished to a high standard by Fred Booker Marine. teak based interior woodwork. Navy "Awlgrip" Painted topsides Engines 2 x Beta 220 hp Turbo diesels, fitted brand new 2016, together with new Stern gear complete. but hardly used 2017 due to health, now have 90 Hours run. she will cruise at 16-17 Knots very readily, and has so far been run up to 20 knots, ( still running in, we expect them to make 22 Knots or so Max)
Tanks Fuel 2 x 150 Gallon tanks aft , fresh water of 100 gallons + Berths Six berth, ( Plus upper saloon) twin singles forwrad with drop infill possible, Double conversion to dinette to port, twin singles aft.



The Fine entry the "Nelson" is so renowned for, soft cutting stem and forefoot, there are few boats that are sofetr into a head sea.

the lower chine Teak Spray rail is in Raw Teak, with "D" rubber fender at sheer.

20KG Bruce anchor, with electric windlass. Lofrans Tigress 1200W , Soft Pattern "Treadmaster" over all deck areas,

OLD raft in chocks, Probably now U/S, but chocks etc are good, note hatch covers over NEW deck hatches, teak grab rails and capping all good and just re varnished

Wipers on lower screens, and a "Kent Screen" to central window. the spinning glass disc remains clear no matter what water / spray you throw at it,

(and having entered a tight harbour in very grotty weather I can totally confirm the value of this bit of kit!)

saloon / wheelhouse roof, note Tv antenna, left, Fabulous mast arrangement, more pics coming

starboard side decks, gas locker oval in deck, un used as the owners has no gas requirement aboard on purpose. note gate each side in cappings

mast base, huge construction in Stainless, with folding ability.

and can be folded in sections.. depending on height required..

Visiball radar reflector, with Tricolouir top light, Open array Furuno Radar 4KW

Inflatable dinghy with 6hp four stroke Yamaha. ( both recent) Extended arm simpson davits with manual winches

very smart aft deck with dodgers, neat aft control tonneau cover,

cabin entry, top hatch just having last varnish applied in workshop! Helm seat in reasonable order

twin hand sets to Standard horizon DSC VHF radio, as well as external speaker,

upper dash, simple manual Morse controls with cable cross over gates below, recent GPS plotter,

and Simrad Autopilot, with Log echo etc Note Bow thruster vetus controls right with bennet trim tab controls below.

New engine instrument panels with Rudder angle guage middle

AFTER varnish work has been done ! from here on..19th Septemebr 2018

wonderful deck stowage boxes, (

port side door entry,

cappings look super, and curved sections Jointed as only good builders do..

fore peak, access to anchor chain, simple twin singles with support rail for an infill panel if required, note heater outlet at floor

New hatch over

Heads set to port forward , Half drop windows

shower opposite, Door open "jack and Jill" to close whole space across ship, half drop window,

looking aft at galley set to starboard, note twin hob ceramic Electric, with microwave below, and fridge, NO GAS

dinette set to port,

infills to double

Galley looking forward

up to wheelhouse saloon looking aft, steps and door up to aft deck, access down to aft cabin right of shot,

side entry door to side deck, helm seat post attachment with various positions posible,

solid simple woodwork, Typical of Booker build.

starboard side,

copilot side , note code flag set built in .. nice,, good chart area, with stowage under,

Loose carpets lift and allow whole floor to come out as required off Steel support frames

new strainers fitted with new piping etc during new engine fit,

port engine, new everything..

Looking forward

Type plate

dash area, beautiful Laminate helm wheel,

new instruments, azimuth compass, bow prop left of shot, Furuno radar screen

Domestic control panel port by Helm and fisher Panda generator start panel

view aft down steps, not louvered door right of shot in to Giant "Boasuns Locker" well lit by window

aft cabin ahead, with en-suite left of shot


Wc /Shower,

good single berths each side, lots of good solid simple Cabinet work from Booker, durable unlike todays boats! aft deck cushions blue on right,

note heater outlet, Lift drop locks on drawers,

ashore May / June 2019 having her Topsides Painted.

Stunning fine Entry, and wonderful paint finish

Reflection shows it all,

stern gear being cleaned,

aft end view.. deep ladder, decent size tabs. Now back afloat July 2019.


Electronics Furuno navnet CX2 radar, open array scanner 12" screen , Simrad ap20 auto pilot, dual station, Recent raymarine Tridata, Simrad IS15 Electronic compass, MLR FX312 GPS plotter lower station, Standard VM 3500E dsc/vhf radio dual station, Azimuth electronic compass lower helm,
Extras Side power bow thruster , Fisher panda 4KV generator 2200 Hours, Eberspacher diesel fired central heating, Mastervolt charger with battery condition indicator, Trim tabs, Kent screen, extended arm davits with Zodiac 2011, and Yamaha 6hp four stroke outboard similar age,
History In current ownership for last 15 Years, boatyard serviced each year, lifted each year for a good period, New engines fitted 2016 but little used just 90 hours run in 2018. good title paperwrok,
Broker's Comments Nelson 42.. usual stuff, solid, able, Classic looking, few weeps at windows, quality woodwork, with tired old engines,,, Well No actually, WONDERFUL new engines fitted rather well, at great costs, The owners have lifted this boat for yearly drying periods every year since they have had her, and know she is sound so were not afraid to invest in brand new engines. These Beta 220 hp engines seem to be a perfect match for her, and NON electronic.

ASHORE Hamble £94,850 SOLD

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