1978 Nicholson 30 for Sale



General Information

Make and Model Nicholson 30
Year 1978
Name "Spreadeagle of Lombard Street"
Length Overall 29 feet (8.84 m)
Length to Water Line 25.33 feet (7.72 m)
Beam 9.7 feet (2.96 m)
Draft 5.5 feet (1.68 m)
Displacement 3,302 kilograms

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) Volvo Penta MD2020
Engine Power 19 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 imperial gallon
Water Tank Capacity 42
Location Port Leucate, France


The Nicholson 30 is a pretty fast cruiser from this prestigious yard, offering slippery performance with a cosy interior sleeping up to six crew. Spreadeagle has been well maintained and updated over the years, and is based in a cost-effective region of the south of France. Ideal fast, fun cruiser for Med sailing.


Built by Camper and Nicholsons of Gosport to designs by Raymond Wall

GRP Hull, deck and superstructure
Fin keel
Skeg/transom hung rudder with tiller steering

Mechanical and Electricals

Volvo Penta 2020 19hp diesel engine
Shaft drive to two-blade propellor
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Max Speed 7.5 knots

2 x 12v batteries
Charged by engine alternator and 240v shore power
Shore power cable


Aluminium mast and boom
Slab reefing on mainsail
Roller furling genoa
Stainless steel standing rigging

Furling genoa
Additional sundry sails

2 x Lewmar two-speed genoa winches
2 x Lewmar spinnaker winches
2 x halyard winches on coachroof



Forward cabin with two single berths and infill
Storage below berths

Heads compartment with marine WC and wash hand basin

Saloon with single berth to port with pilot berth outboard (currently used for storage)
Table to starboard with U-Shaped dinette, converts to double berth
Stereo with Bose speakers

Chart table to starboard with navigation instruments and switchboard

Galley to port with two burner gas cooker with grill
Sink with cold water supply

Navigational Equipment

Autohelm ST Depth
Autohelm ST Wind
Autohelm ST Speed
Navicom RT450 DSC/VHF
Autohelm Tillerpilot

Deck Equipment

Anchor and chain
Sprayhood - new 2013
Mainsail Cover - new 2013
Spray dodgers - new 2013
2 x spinnaker poles
1 x reaching pole
Avon dinghy with Seagull outboard
Cockpit cushions


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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