Camper & Nicholson Nicholson 38

£35,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  325120
  • Length  ·  11.53m
  • Year  ·  1969
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins 4.108 ()
  • Lying  ·  Clyde
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer John Alden & Assoc.
Builder Camper & Nicholson Ltd. (UK)
Lying Clyde
Fuel capacity 316.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 503.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 11/05/2023


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.108 ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

Engine cylinder head rebuilt, skimmed and valve timing adjusted (2022)
Majority of Thru hull valves replaced with Trudesign (2023)
Rewiring 12V – new battery isolators, circuit breakers, busbars, rewired and rerouted. Battery Monitor fitted (2023)
Rewiring 240V – new shore supply installation including circuit breaker, wiring and outlet sockets (2023)


Length 11.53m
LWL 8.23m
Beam 3.20m
Draft Min 1.58m
Displacement 7,214kg
Storage In water


Ketch rigged Spar Light Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2022)


Reefing mainsail Goacher Sails - Slab (2021) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Goacher - Furling (2018)
Other sails Mizzen (2020)

Cockpit and Sail covers new 2019
Running rigging and blocks replaced (2018)
New Furlex headsail reefing system (2018)
Chain plates, deck stanchions removed, inspected, and reset, new guard rail wire fitted (2020)
All Standing rigging replaced (2022)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

New Dometic CRX50 fridge fitted (2019)
New Plastimo Neptune 4500 Stainless Steel Cooker (2020)
New Cockpit iroko flooring fitted (2022)
All cabin berth cushions and seating reupholstered (2020)

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

New Dometic CRX50 fridge fitted (2019)
New Plastimo Neptune 4500 Stainless Steel Cooker (2020)
New Cockpit iroko flooring fitted (2022)
All cabin berth cushions and seating reupholstered (2020)

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)
35.00m of chain
New Sheet Winches: Lewmar 45 self-tailing (2019)
Anchor chain and anchor regalvanised (2020)
Chain plates, deck stanchions removed, inspected, and reset, new guard rail wire fitted (2020)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights

New Raymarine Hummingbird Helix 7 chart plotter with Navionics charts for UK and Ireland (2020)

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Nicholson 38, built by the esteemed yacht builder Camper & Nicholson, is a classic sailing yacht that embodies timeless elegance, excellent craftsmanship, and remarkable performance. As part of the Nicholson lineup, this model has earned a reputation for its seaworthiness and versatility, appealing to both avid sailors and cruising enthusiasts.

One of the standout features of the Nicholson 38 is its exceptional build quality. Camper & Nicholson, with a long and prestigious history in yacht construction, meticulously crafted each vessel to the highest standards. The hull is designed for ocean-going capabilities, making it well-suited for extended Bluewater passages and challenging conditions.

The yacht's sail plan and rigging are thoughtfully optimized to provide a balanced and responsive sailing experience. With its well-balanced helm and efficient design, the Nicholson 38 gracefully glides through the water, offering a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Onboard, the interior of the Nicholson 38 exudes a classic and welcoming ambiance. The traditional layout typically features rich wood finishes, creating a warm and comfortable living space. Thoughtful attention to detail ensures that every inch of the yacht's interior is utilized effectively, offering ample storage and practicality for extended voyages. This model has been modified to incorporate a round saloon table.

The Nicholson 38 provides generous accommodations, making it ideal for extended cruising with family or friends. Spacious cabins, including a comfortable owner's cabin, ensure that everyone on board enjoys a relaxing and private retreat. The saloon serves as a central gathering area, perfect for socialising, dining, or simply enjoying the views through large windows.

Safety is of paramount importance on the Nicholson 38, and Camper & Nicholson designs its yachts with durability and stability in mind. The vessel's sturdy construction, combined with its full-length keel, offers stability and predictability during various weather conditions, instilling confidence in both experienced and less experienced sailors.

Overall, the Nicholson 38 by Camper & Nicholson is a classic sailing yacht that continues to captivate boating enthusiasts with its timeless design, exceptional build quality, and impressive sailing capabilities. Whether embarking on long-distance cruising or coastal adventures, this yacht promises a rewarding and memorable journey on the water.

You will see from the inventory that this boat has been maintained and upgraded quite extensively to include sails, rigging, winches, engine partial rebuild, rewiring,
and much more to mention here.

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 Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

5 years

Why are you selling her?

looking for smaller boat

Where have you sailed her?

West Coast Scotland & N Ireland

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Comments 2

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Pleae contact directly and he will be happy to arrange a viewing for you.

John C2023-09-14 20:38:04

hello i would like to take a look at this craft in the not too distant future my name is andy could this be arranged for a week end soon thanks

andrew h2023-09-14 17:30:47
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