The Nicholson 32 Mark II is a safe comfortable all weather family cruiser with spacious five
berth accommodation. She is easy to handle under sail or power.
Rhuna has benefits from Beta 1005 Engine with 30 Hp New Simpson Lawrence windlass and resent GPS chartplotter upgrades.
Excellent project to buy and spend time finishing her to high standard.
The Nicholson 32 was designed in 1962 by Peter and Charles Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons, then one of Britain's most prestigious custom boatbuilders, as a good value mid-sized cruising boat.
The Nicholson 32 was the first time the company had set up series production, and early boats were completed by an aircraft company under contract, as Nicholson's yard was not set up for mass production.
The hulls were all moulded by Halmatic, and from 1966 onwards the boats were both moulded and completed by Halmatics.
The design went through many minor modifications over the years from Mk I to Mk VIII,
The cockpit is deep, safe and self draining.
Fabric sprayhood with stainless steel grab bar.
Long Keel with protected rudder.
Engines and Mechnicals
Beta 1005 28 H.P. Diesel engine.
Shaft drive to the propeller.
The vessel was re-engined in 2010
Cruising speed 6 knots.
Maximum speed 8 knots.
The ships electrical system is 12 volts throughout with power being supplied by Three 12 volt heavy duty batteries via an engine driven alternator
12 volt with 3 batteries all replaced 2008 with fibreglass Optima batteries
Shore power and cable
1 x Water Tank 45 Gallon's
1 x Diesel Tank 16 Gallon's
Mast and Rigging
Mast and Rigging
The vessel is sloop rigged and all masts and spars are alloy.
All standing rigging is 1/19 stainless steel
Rotostay For Genoa Furling
Slab Reefing main
2 Genoa, Lewmar 2 Speed self tailing winches
1 Reefing winch below boom
1 Halyard Winch on Mast
One Genoa Roller Reefing
One Mainsail Slab reefing
One Mainsail Boom Furling
Accomodation for 5 persons in two cabins (includes the saloon)
The forward cabin has two single berths in the usual 'V' configuration.
Just aft of the forward cabin is the head with sea toilet to port and wash hand basin to
The saloon has one single settee berth and one double berth. A single sea berth is to port just aft of the chart table.
Within the saloon there is a dining area that will seat a full crew. This area is local to the galley for ease of catering and entertaining.
The galley is to starboard at the after end of the saloon and equipped with a gimballed Taylors Parafin 2 burner cooker at the end of the saloon to port.
Eberspacher warm air heating
Headroom six feet.
2 x Autohelm TIller pilots
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Full stainless steel guardrails.
Navigational lighting to M.C.A. standard.
2x C.Q.R. anchor with chain.
Simpson Lawrence anchor windlass.Never used.
2x Boat hook.
Tinker Tramp Dinghy
Clock and Barometer
I Started this project in 2000
New Engine 2010
New Marine Heads
New GPS and Plotter
Replaced Genoa Winches with 2 speed self tailing units
New Simpson Lawrence Windlass
- Battened mainsail - x 2
- Manual bilge pump
- Marine head
- Plotter - Raymarine A65 and Magellan Colour handheld linked to Yeoman Plotter
- Shore power inlet
- Furling genoa - 2000: Crusader
- Autopilot - x 2 Tiller pilots
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Vendor 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 particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
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