Mark Cameron Yachts

Camper and Nicholson Nicholson 35


Well equipped and much loved example



Lying: Campbeltown, Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

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


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineYanmar 3JH-4E marine diesel engine (2008) 39hp @ 3000rpm 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing V-drive gearbox Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity182l


Drinking Water Capacity364l


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.

Yanmar 3JH-4E marine diesel engine, 39hp (2008)
MaxProp 3 blade, bronze feathering propeller
Hydrovane Self-Steering gear
Rutland wind generator
12V PC – Onboard 12VDC PC running Open CPN charting software with NOA screen, flexible keyboard and mouse
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS DSC VHF
Furuno 1623 radar with mast-mounted scanner
Furuno GP32 GPS
Force 10 gas fired heater
Tecma Nelson gas cooker, two burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted
Standing rigging of stainless steel wire, fully replaced in 2008
Profurl C320 roller reefing system on forestay (2018)
Twizzle rig, twin furling headsails on single foil with twin poles and universal joints
2x Pontos Compact, 4 speed, self-tailing winches
Tri-sail and storm Jib
Rocna bower anchor on chain rode
Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass (2008)
Avon inflatable dinghy with outboard

Lying afloat and on her berth in Campbeltown Marina the Nicholson 35 BLUE TERN is available for viewing by prior appointment.

‘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
Underwater hull antifouled 2023
Finished in grey/blue two-pack paint

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
Laid teak decking to finish side decks and foredeck
Laid teak panels to form cockpit seat tops
Hardwood grating on cockpit sole

Keel & Rudder:
Long fin keel moulded as part of hull
Encapsulated lead ballast
Skeg hung rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 3JH-4E marine diesel engine (2008)
39hp @ 3000rpm
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Mechanical reversing V-drive gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually, last service July 2022 (little use during 2023)
Cruising speed 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Stuffing type conventional sterngland
MaxProp 3 blade, bronze feathering propeller
Cable system wheel steering
Stainless steel wheel with hyde cover
Emergency tiller

Windvane Self-Steering:
Hydrovane Self-Steering gear
Transom mounted


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, 105Ah Trojan TMX27 deep cycle traction batteries

Single engine driven alternator
12V – 80amp

Wind Generator:
Rutland wind generator – Not currently fitted
Stainless steel mounting pole

Victron Energy Blue Power Phoenix Inverter
12VDC, 300W

Battery Monitor:
Victron Energy BMV712-SMART battery monitor

12V socket at chart table


Fresh Water:
Full pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Manual fresh water pump in galley
Mixer tap in heads, pulls out for use as shower head
Hot water provided from engine heated calorifier

Salt Water:
Manually pumped salt water tap at galley

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump


Single diesel tank
GRP tank built-in to hull below cockpit sole
Approximate capacity - 182 Ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single keel tank for freshwater
Approximate capacity – 364 Ltrs

On Deck:
Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+

Below Decks:
12V PC – Onboard 12VDC PC running Open CPN charting software with NOA screen, flexible keyboard and mouse
Radar – Furuno 1623 radar with mast-mounted scanner
GPS – Furuno GP32
Wind – Thomas Walker & Sons wind direction and speed instruments – no longer operational

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS DSC VHF


Galley Stove – Tecma Nelson gas cooker, two burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Manual fresh water tap
Manual salt water tap

Blakes Lavac Zenith manual marine toilet with Henderson Mk V pump
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap which can be pulled out for use as shower head

Force 10 gas fired heater
Fitted at aft end of saloon table

Overhead lighting throughout the interior
Bulkhead/reading lights in way of bunks


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin berth forward cabin converting to double
Heads compartment
Saloon offering up to three occasional berths, including quarter berth
Nav Station / Quarter Berth

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 traditional V-berth layout
Lee cloths fitted to both bunks
Central infill section with cushion converts the bunk into a double berth
Chain locker forward of bulkhead.
Locker space under V-berths.

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 to port, outboard of toilet

Open plan layout with no partition of space between the main bulkhead and companionway
Settee to starboard with pullout base to form good sized single berth with lee cloth
U-shaped bench settee to port with infill to create compact double
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 above port settee

Nav Station:
Forward facing chart table located aft of port settee in saloon
Navigator sitting on forward end of quarter berth facing forward with removable back rest.
Quarter berth extending aft along port side
Ships switch panel mounted outboard of chart table
12V PC housed within case outboard of table
NOC screen, Furuno GPS and radar displays mounted forward of table
Chart storage within table
Bookshelf outboard to port above chart table

To starboard side of companionway
U-shaped galley
Gimbal-mounted gas cooker mounted centrally outboard
Short section of counter top with coolbox locker beneath forward
Worktop aft with inset sink, drainer aft of sink and top loading coolbox outboard of sink


Keel stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Anodised alloy mast and spars
Standing rigging of stainless steel wire, fully replaced in 2008
Profurl C320 roller reefing system on forestay (2018)
Removable inner forestay
Slab reefing mainsail
Rod kicker
Spinnaker pole
Twizzle rig, twin furling headsails on single foil with twin poles and universal joints, included but not currently fitted
Mast steps to spreaders

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 43, two speed
Secondary Winches – 2x Pontos Compact, 4 speed, self-tailing
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed. 1x Lewmar 8, single-speed
Mast Mounted Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 8, single-speed

Mainsail – White dacron, fully battened, slab reefing
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing, 150%, UV Strip. North Sails
Tri Sail
Storm Jib

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – stackpack type cover with mast boot and lazyjacks
Sprayhood – With additional stainless steel grabrails external to hood port and starboard

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 20kg Rocna anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – 35lb CQR anchor
Electric Windlass – Lofrans Cayman 88 electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on foredeck (2008)
Selection of mooring warps
Selection of fenders

Inflatable Dinghy – Avon inflatable dinghy
Outboard – Mariner 2hp, 2-stroke

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Double bow roller built into stem
Stainless steel Samson post on foredeck
Deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Midships cleats on genoa tracks
Fairleads mounted on capping rail forward and aft
Teak grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard edges
Dorade type ventilators immediately forward of sprayhood
Gas locker in starboard side deck with overboard drain (gas hose and regulator replaced 2023)
Primary winches mounted on cockpit coamings forward
Outboard storage bracket on pushpit rail
Boarding/Swimming ladder
Ensign staff


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
Steaming light
Low level nav lights
Mast mounted deck flood light

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago 4 man valise, first service now due
KIM MOB rescue sling
Horeshoe Lifebuoy x2
Gas Alarm – Pilot gas alarm system
Fire Blanket
Grab Bag

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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