Camper & Nicholson Nicholson 38

  • Boat REF#  ·  267750
  • Length  ·  11.53m
  • Year  ·  1970
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 40hp, Volvo Penta D2-40 (2006)
  • Lying  ·  Cardiff
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Keith Doust

Extra Details

Designer John Alden & Assoc.
Builder Camper & Nicholson Ltd. (UK)
Lying Cardiff
Fuel capacity 386.4 ltr (85.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta D2-40 (2006)
Engine Hours Engine1: 50
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots


Length 11.53m
LWL 8.23m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Min 1.58m
Displacement 7,214kg (15,906.9lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina


Seldon Aluminium spars (1970) with Dyform standing rigging (2006)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spare main (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)

4 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
3 anchors
(Delta and 2 CQR)
80.00m of chain
Zodiac dinghy (2010)
9.9hp outboard, Yamaha (2010)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Nicholson 38 is an ideal motor sailor as she is capable both as a sailing boat or under motor. Her traditional lines enable her to to deal with the most severe weather conditions whilst keeping her crew safe and dry.
This example has been updated with a new engine and rigging fitted in 2006. She has lots of equipment and is ready for the more adventurous sailor to go blue water sailing.
She has been well maintained and is in good order, probably one of the best examples that I ave seen.
The accommodation has 6 berths. There are 2 in the forward cabin, which can convert to a double berth and the heads are next door to starboard. In the main saloon there is ample space around the cabin table, which also converts to another double berth. The galley is situated to port with the chart table opposite. The cockpit is both deep and safe, fully protected by the wheelhouse. The stern cabin is accessed from the cockpit and has 2 large single berths and access to a second heads so guests have their own privacy.
If you are in the market for an ocean cruiser at a reasonable price book an appointment now.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Camper & Nicholson Nicholson 38 has been personally photographed and viewed by Keith of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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