Mark Cameron Yachts

Camper and Nicholson Nicholson 35


Mk1 example of this British built classic



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCamper and Nicholson Nicholson 35
DesignerRaymond Wall
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineBeta Marine 38 marine diesel engine (2016) 38hp Marinised Kubota base engine 4 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Hydraulic drive pack Single lever morse control
Engine Hours485
Fuel Capacity150l


Drinking Water Capacity275l


The Camper and Nicholson built Nicholson 35 enjoyed a production run spanning some 20 years and with over 200 examples being produced in that time. Her traditional lines and a high-quality finish create a design which is easy on the eye, rewarding to sail and pleasant to be aboard. With her deep well protected cockpit her crew are well protected on deck. Below decks the traditional layout to the accommodation provides comfortable living space whether at anchor or on passage. Now a much sought after modern classic the Nicholson 35 remains popular choice for those who like know they can depend on their yacht whatever the weather.

Underwater hull antifouled spring 2024
MkII rudder profile
Beta Marine 38 marine diesel engine (2016 – 485hrs)
New fuel and exhaust systems (2018)
New Racor primary filter unit (2021)
Darglow FeatherStream feathering propellor (2022)
Auto Steer by Clearway wind vane
Raymarine P70 control head (2023)
Raymarine autopilot Course Computer and linear drive unit direct to quadrant (2014)
Raymarine i70 navigation instrumentation (2022)
Icom IC-M510 DSC VHF (2022)
Plastimo Neptune 2000
Lavac manual marine toilet
Taylors bulkhead mounted paraffin heater
Sprayhood fitted new in 2020
Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass
Manson Supreme anchor on chain rode

Lying afloat and in commission on her mooring at Ardfern Yacht Centre, the Nicholson 35 TROGON is available for viewing strictly by prior arrangement.

‘Like all long fin-keeled heavy displacement cruisers the Nicholson 35 is designed to take almost any adverse weather and sea conditions in her stride. Her overhanging, deep-vee bow section means she parts the waves resolutely, with little drama or spray, exuding only a gentle rocking motion as she goes....
She makes good passage time due to her steadfast ability to drive through the rough stuff, and being so stable and sea kindly means you can live, sleep and cook aboard safely and comfortably, relaxing in the knowledge that these robust and resilient vessels have covered millions of sea miles in their lifetime......
She comes with an excellent pedigree and is fondly loved by those for whom safety and comfort at sea is more important than speed and agility. That’s not to say she can’t make impressive passage times. Given enough wind she’ll still be battling to windward in sea conditions that would make many a more modern cruising yacht owner run for the nearest cover.
The original deck gear was made from top quality materials and substantially engineered, thereby making it all simple to maintain regularly. Obviously, it depends on how they’ve been worked over the years, but it’s not unusual to find them still going strong with 40 year-old winches, tracks and cars.’

Yachting Monthly. Used Boat: Nicholson 35. Chris Beeson, February 2017


Hull Construction:
Traditional heavyweight GRP moulded hull
Polyester hand consolidated laminate.
Long moulded fin keel with encapsulated ballast
GRP formed stiffening members
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
Topsides professionally painted with Awl-Grip royal blue, two-pack paint
Underwater hull antifouled spring 2024
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Traditional heavyweight GRP moulded deck
Single-piece deck moulded incorporating superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Polyester, hand consolidated laminate.
Moulded bulkwark along deck edge
Teak capping rail
Teak veneered plywood panels to form seat tops
Hardwood grating on cockpit sole

Keel & Rudder:
Long fin keel moulded as part of hull
Encapsulated lead ballast
Skeg hung rudder
MkII rudder profile – Professionally modified to extend blade depth, improving performance when hard pressed.


Engine & gearbox:
Beta Marine 38 marine diesel engine (2016)
Marinised Kubota base engine
4 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Hydraulic drive pack
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually, last service autumn 2023
Engine hours, May 2024 – 485 hrs (will increase)
New fuel system plumbing (2018)
New Racor primary filter unit (2021)
New exhaust system (2018)
Cruising speed 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Darglow FeatherStream feathering propellor (2022)
Cable system wheel steering
Emergency tiller

Raymarine P70 control head (2023)
Raymarine Course Computer (2014)
Raymarine linear drive unit direct to quadrant (2014)

Wind Vane Self-Steering:
Auto Steer by Clearway
Transom Mounted


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Single engine driven alternator

Battery Monitor:
Voltmeter at chart table

Battery Monitor:

12V sockets at chart table


Fresh Water:
Full pressurised hot and cold water system
Hot and cold taps in galley
Manual fresh water pump in galley
Mixer tap in heads
Hot water provided from engine heated calorifier

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge
Electric bilge pump


Single diesel tank
GRP tank built-in to hull below cockpit sole
Approximate capacity - 150Ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single keel tank for freshwater
Approximate capacity – 275Ltrs


On Deck:
Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine i70S configurable display (2022)
Wind – Raymarine i70 configurable display (2022)
Depth/Speed/Log – NASA Clipper Duet, mounted on hinged board, visible below deck or in cockpit
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
GPS – Furuno GP32

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Icom IC-M510 (2022)


Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2000, 2-burner and grill. Gimbal mounted
Fridge – Engel portable fridge, 12VDC, sits on starboard pilot berth
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Manual fresh water pump

Blakes Lavac Zenith manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap

Taylors 079/KB paraffin heater
Mounted on bulkhead to starboard in saloon

Overhead lighting in saloon and galley
Bulkhead/reading lights in way of bunks
LED bulbs fitted 2022


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin berth forward cabin converting to double
Heads compartment
Saloon offering up to four occasional berths, including pilot berth
Nav Station

Accommodation Finish:
Traditionally built interior with joinery of teak and teak faced hardwood veneered plywood with solid teak hardwood trims and fiddles.
GRP mouldings to form the base of galley and heads units
Soles of teak hardwood veneered plywood with holly stripe
Vinyl headlining

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two berths in traditional V-berth layout
Central infill section with cushion converts the bunk into a double berth
Chain locker forward of bulkhead.
Locker space under V-berths with locker door access to avoid lifting bunk cushions.
Bulkhead mounted steps for escaping through forehatch

Immediately aft of the forepeak
Spanning the full width of the boat
Walk-through heads with sliding doors to close off from both the forepeak and main saloon areas.
Blakes Lavac manual sea toilet located outboard to port
Vanity unit with small countertop, mirror and inset wash hand basin to starboard
Wet locker outboard of heads to port

Open plan layout with no partition of space between the main bulkhead and companionway
Bench settee to starboard
U-shaped bench settee to port with infill to create compact double
Pilot berth above and outboard of settee to starboard
Saloon table mounted centrally with double drop leafs
Selection of lockers below settee bases, outboard of seat backs and overhead to port and starboard
Bookshelves with fiddles centrally and lockers forward and aft above port settee

Nav Station:
Aft facing chart table located to port side of companionway
Navigator sitting on aft end of port saloon settee.
Ships switch panel mounted outboard with GPS and VHF
Chart storage within table
Storage outboard to port above chart table
Large wet hanging locker aft of nav station with single ‘perch’ seat inboard

To starboard side of companionway
L-shaped galley
Gimbal mounted gas cooker centrally
Short section of worktop forward
Worktop aft with inset sink, drainer aft of sink, pantry locker beneath worktop


Keel stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Anodised alloy mast and spars (1992)
Standing rigging of stainless steel wire
Profurl roller reefing system on forestay
Slab reefing mainsail
Rod kicker
Spinnaker pole
Mast steps to masthead

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 43, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 25, single-speed
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 8, single-speed
Mast Mounted Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed

Mainsail – Heavily built cruising sail, white Dacron, slab reefing. Saunders Sails (2002)
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing, 140%. Owen Sails (2006)
Cruising Chute – with snuffer. (2015)
Storm Jib
Spare Mainsail
Spare Genoa

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – stackpack type cover with lazy jacks and mast boot. Owen Sails 2019
Sprayhood – Owen Sails 2020
Spray Dodgers – Owen Sails 2019
Wheel Cover
Boom Tent
Winter Cockpit Cover – Tonneau style cover

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35lb Manson anchor on 10mm chain (30m) / Anchor Braid (50m) rode
Kedge Anchor – 20lb CQR anchor with 100m + warp rode
Spare Anchors – 35lb CQR and 50lb fisherman
Electric Windlass – Lofrans Cayman 88, 12VDC, 1000w
Selection of mooring warps
Selection of fenders
Fender step

Inflatable Dinghy – Zodiac
Outboard – Honda 2.3hp, 4-stroke (2019)

Single stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stanchions supporting double-tier guardwires
Deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Fairleads mounted on capping rail forward and aft
Teak grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard edges
Teak deck cradle for jerry cans mounted on coachroof between sprayhood and mast
Dorade type ventilators immediately forward of sprayhood
Gas locker in starboard side deck with overboard drain
Primary winches mounted on cockpit coamings forward
Outboard storage bracket on pushpit rail
Transom mounted boarding ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead Tri-colour/anchor masthead light LED (2022)
Steaming light
Low level nav lights
Mast mounted deck flood light

Life saving:
Horseshoe buoy with light
Man Overboard Rescue Sling
Fire Blanket

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner 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 Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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