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Nicholson 30

Nicholson 30

£9,800 VAT paid

Built: 1974
Currently lying: Torquay, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

PRICE FURTHER REDUCED to £9,800 - Owner has now found his new boat and is keen for a quick sale.
Blue Fin is one of the best Nic 30s (Mk II) we have seen - an elegant yacht, built by one of the most famous yards in Britain being Camper & Nicholson to a traditionally high specification. As a cruising yacht she is designed to provide safe sailing in every respect, with a superb sailing performance at sea in all conditions.

Deck layout is efficient, with roomy and safe cockpit, self-tail winches and slab reefing.

Interior is comfortable with plenty of storage and locker accommodation and many attractive features - even the forepeak is spacious with vee-berths, making to a comfortable double with 6" mattress! - all in exceptional condition and providing comfort afloat.

Chart table is well placed and galley is well designed, with cool-box refrigeration and full size Nelson Spinflo cooker.

Blue Fin is a perfect example of the "best of Britain" yachts which emerged in the formative years of the 70s, when new designs were being developed to embody the latest trends, but reasonably conservative hull shape, so as to optimise sailing efficiency and comfortable motion at sea.

This yacht offers serious off-shore cruising potential and is a realistic choice for a live-a-board sailor.

Call Mike for further information and an opportunity to talk to the experienced owner who has cruised Blue Fin extensively and done much of the latest work on her.

Blue Fin is an impressive Nicholson 30, sale price now further reduced to £9,800!


LWL: 24.6 ft
LOA: 30 ft
Beam: 9.7 ft
Draft (fixed): 5.7 ft
Displacement: 3.15 tonnes
Water capacity: 75 l
Fuel capacity: 50 l


Engine: Volvo Penta 2002 - 18hp diesel
Propeller(s): bronze 2-blade fixed
Drive type: shaft


Engine battery: 1 qty
Domestic battery: 2 qty - 110
Bass reading lamp in forepeak
12v system

Rig and sails

Mainsail: by Sanders - fully battened (3 reefs)
Genoa: spare
No.1 genoa
Standing rigging: checked in 2016
Genoa furling: Furlex 200s
Sail controls: all led aft

Safety equipment

Bilge pump: 1 qty electric plus 1 qty manual
Fire extinguisher(s)
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Dan buoy
Fire blanket

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights: LED
Compass: Silva
Depth sounder: NASA Clipper
Wind instruments: NASA Clipper
Autopilot: Raymarine ST1000+
VHF radio: standard horizon Quest-X GX1500E with DSC
Electronic chartplotter: Lowrance HDS7
Radar: Lowrance (3G)
AIS: McMurdo receiver and transponder
Battery monitor: NASA Clipper BM-1
Fish finder: Humminbird 143
New Metz aerial and cable for VHF


Cooker: Nelson Spinflo (gas) with two burners, oven plus grill - gimballed
Insulated cool box: refrigerated
Number of berths: 3 qty - double v-berth in forepeak plus 1 qty single berth in main saloon
Toilet: Jabsco
Pressurised water
Zipped 6" marine mattress in forepeak
Cabin table: 'doubles up' as a cockpit table


Superstructure colour: cream
Hull colour: blue
Deck colour: cream
Deck construction: grp
Steering: tiller
Designer: C E Nicholson
Hull construction: grp
Keel construction: iron
Superstructure construction: grp

Deck gear

Bow anchor: 15kg Rocna with 50m 8mm chain (calibrated)
Kedge anchor
Clutches: 6 qty Barton
Transom boarding ladder: new
Mainsail cover: by Sanders - stack-pack (cream)
Sprayhood: orange
Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar ST30
Secondary winches: 2 qty Lewmar 16
Coachroof winches: 2 qty 2-speed Barton G16
Red ensign and staff
Bow roller: custom built
Cockpit table: 'doubles up' as a cabin table

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