Nelson 29 - A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a beautiful example of this hardy British boat, built with a total sense of 'fit for purpose'. This capable twin-screw coastal cruising boat, based on the legendary Nelson semi-displacement hull form, will appeal to perhaps a Yachtsman moving to power, but still wanting to cross the channel and cruise the West Country. Originally fitted out by the very reputable Bucklers Hard Boatyard, she's finished to high-standards and to a more indulgent specification than a great many of her workmanlike peers. Between 2018-2020, she underwent a 'top to bottom' refit and comprehensive renewal and upgrade of systems, devices and fittings with a goal of returning "Nellie" to her original 'just launched' condition: Viewing highly recommended.
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Raymarine C80 Colour Chartplotter with Navionics chart for SW UK & Ireland
Icom IC-M330 VHF/DSC Radio (NEW 2018) with stand alone GPS antenna
Autohelm ST50 Speed/log
Autohelm ST50 Echosounder
Autohelm ST6000 autopilot
Autohelm ST50 digital steering compass
Autohelm ST50 rudder angle indicator
Self-stowing 16kg Delta anchor.
Anchor chain (30m) and warp (30m) (NEW 2018).
SL Electric anchor windlass with Lewmar foot switches (NEW 2019) to foredeck and internal operating controls at helm position. (windlass serviced in 2018).
Stainless steel and teak bathing platform with swimming ladder.
Snap-Davits to secure dinghy on swimming platform.
Teak outboard engine bracket.
Stainless steel pulpit and guardrails.
Twin screen wipers with stainless steel cantenary-action arms.
Electric horn (NEW 2018).
Searchlight with wireless remote control. (NEW 2019).
VHF/AIS 2.4m whip aerial (NEW 2019)
Refurbished hardwood flag mast with new mast pad.
Full cockpit enclosure in blue acrylic (NEW 2018).
External, forward windscreen covers (NEW 2018).
Blue vinyl covered and piped cockpit cushions.
New blue-coloured, inflatable fenders.
Dinghy & outboard engine: Avon RIB 260 'Lite' inflatable dinghy with oars and seat + Suzuki DF2.5hp four stroke outboard engine (NEW 2019)
LED running lights (NEW 2018).
Manual and automatic bilge pumps (NEW 2020).
Simpson Laurence SA-1 gas detector.
Automatic fire extinguishers to engine spaces. (NEW 2018)
2 kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
1 kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
1 x Jon Boy automatic inflatable lifebuoy (NEW 2019
1 x Plastimo inflatable lifebuoy (NEW 2019)
Moulded by Tylers Boat Company Ltd. and fitted out using American Cherry by the renowned Bucklers Hard Boatyard Ltd. at a cost of over £95,000 in 1992.
"Nellie" benefited from a 'Premium Yacht' specification fit-out in high-quality materials, significantly more luxurious and less functional than many of her more workmanlike peers.
Only four Owners from new and a well respected head-turner wherever she appears.
GRP hull, deck and superstructure with semi-displacement hull design.
Dark blue hull; still in it's original gelcoat, with heavy duty fendering.
Underwater sections epoxied.
Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling protection.
2018-2020 - A top to bottom refit and comprehensive renewal and upgrade of systems, devices and fittings based on recommendations from her survey report and a goal of returning 'Nellie' to her original just launched condition:
- Underwater sections shot blasted, epoxied under a surveyor's supervision and finished with Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling protection (2018).
- Re-gelcoat of entire topsides in matching off-white original finish. Every deck fitting removed and 90% replaced with new items or refurbished (2019).
- Teak badging to hull and transom sanded to bare wood and 10 coats of Epifanes applied (2019).
- All wheelhouse windows removed, new seals and refitted, new forehatch.
- New glands for all thru-deck electrical connections.
- Flexi-Teek 2G to side decks, cockpit, engine boxes and for'deck. Fully margined finish in cockpit, finished in scrubbed patina, weathered finish to decks.
- All headlining removed internally, cleaned, re-furbished/repaired where necessary and re-fitted.
- All interior woodwork re-varnished in satin Epifanes.
- All interior cushions removed, repaired as necessary and professionally dry-cleaned.
- Planar 4kw brushless digital diesel fired hot air heating system (NEW 2020).
- Anodes replaced autumn 2020.
LOA: 28 ft 6 in / 8.69m
Beam: 10 ft 4 in / 3.15m
Max Draft: 3 ft 5 in / 1.04m
*All figures are approximate
TWIN FORD MERMAID MELODY 90HP DIESEL ENGINES
Naturally aspirated with Hurth gearboxes.
Conventional prop. shafts via 'V'-drives driving 3-bladed propellers, giving approx.14 knots maximum speed, and an 8-10 knot economical cruising speed.
Fuel consumption approx. 1.5l
m at a cruising speed of 9kts, giving a usable range of more than 250nm.
Single lever controls and full, duplicated instrumentation for each engine.
PSS stern seals fitted in 2003, inspected and checked in 2019.
Hydraulic steering system.
Both engines and gearboxes fully serviced over 2019/20 winter, impellers replaced 2020 as a preventative measure.
Port engine rear section exhaust hose renewed in 2018.
Port engine new ventilation fan, 2019.
Recorded Engine Hours (Feb. 2021) : Port engine: 619.5 hrs. Stb'd engine: 613.5 hrs.
Engine cranking battery (NEW 2020), plus 2 Service batteries (NEW in 2018) selected and isolated through double pole switches and provided with a 'bridging' link switch.
Batteries charged by the engine driven alternators (stb NEW 2020) and an AC electrical battery charger.
Shore power system with in-line galvanic isolator (2020)
3 x double 13 Amp points (2020) to saloon and cabin.
RCD and individual circuit breakers outboard of helm's position.
Double USB charging point.
Domestic hot water is provided by a calorifier with a 220/240V AC immersion heater and circulation from the port engine.
Fuel capacity: 440 Litres in a single stainless steel tank on the centre-line, amidships. Inspection/access hatches fitted, together with a readily accessible dipstick.
Water capacity: 166 litre stainless steel tank (removed, cleaned, refitted 2020), plus a 30l domestic hot water tank mounted abaft the fuel tank, on the centre-line.
ACCOMMODATION FOR 3 IN 1 CABIN PLUS SALOON
Planar 4kw brushless digital diesel fired hot air heating system (NEW 2020).
LED lighting (NEW 2018) throughout cabin, heads and cockpit.
Curtains and blinds throughout (NEW 2019).
Two V-shaped berths and stowage under the berths. Infill to convert to a large double.
Hanging locker to port, vanity unit with drawers below.
Forward hatch and interior trim (NEW 2018).
Fiddled, wide side stowage shelves.
Two opening portlights in addition to fixed ports.
Jabsco manual toilet (new toilet hoses and seacocks 2018).
Hand basin with shower mixer tap (tap unit replaced 2018).
Shower curtain, solid teak grating to shower sump.
Whale 'Run-Dry' shower drain pump with three-way valve to pump from shower sump or the bilge (NEW 2018).
Tannoy-type vent to deckhead above and opening portlight to coachroof side.
Helm's seat to port and Navigator's seat to starboard (both re-covered in blue leather, 2018).
U-shaped 'dinette' and single berth opposite the galley facilitated by the Navigator's seat being able to fold forward.
Pedestal-mounted leafed table (removable).
Comfortable seating height to be able to enjoy all round external views.
Sony DAB/Bluetooth radio with saloon speakers (NEW 2020)
Two burner LP Voyager 4500 gas cooker with oven and grill (NEW 2018), together with new regulator & gas pipes.
Hinged cover board/work surface over cooker & the helm's seat hinges forward to provide useful additional working area beneath.
Stainless steel sink with mixer tap (sink waste drain's seacock replaced 2018).
Large, practical lockers with fiddled shelves.
Cutlery tray under helm seat.
Front-opening refrigerator 12v/240v.
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