1979 Nicholson 32 Mk10 for Sale

£18,000 tax paid


General Information

Make and Model Nicholson 32 Mk10
Year 1979
Name "Spindrift of Dart"
Length Overall 32.08 feet (9.78 m)
Length to Water Line 24 feet (7.32 m)
Beam 9.25 feet (2.82 m)
Draft 5.5 feet (1.68 m)
Displacement 5,534 kilograms

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) Beta Marine 3 - Cylinder
Engine Power 29 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 imperial gallon
Water Tank Capacity 50
Heads 1
Location Bursledon, United Kingdom


Nicholson 32 (Mk10) built-in 1979 by Halmatic. One of the classic long keelers and great value go anywhere cruisers. This Nicholson 32 is in good condition and had a new Beta diesel inboard along with a full Osmosis job along with a newly painted hull in 2012, New sails in 2015 as well.  CURRENTLY ON THE HARD STANDING, AVAILABLE 6 DAYS A WEEK AT DEACONS MARINA - WHYBOATS


The Nicholson 32 was designed in 1962 by Peter and Charles Nicholson of Camper & Nicholson, then one of Britain's most prestigious custom boat builders, as a good value mid-sized cruising boat.

This Nicholson 32 is a Mark X built by Halmatic in 1979. It has a long keel, tiller steered with a keel hung rudder

By modern standards Nicholson 32s are massively strong in their build and remain popular as economical go-anywhere cruisers. They have a very high reputation for seaworthiness, many having made long ocean passages.

Hull fully osmosis treated and painted hull by Desty Marine in 2012

Length Overall:     32' 0"      9.75m
Beam:                   9' 3"        2.85m
Draft:                    5' 6"        1.68m
Displacement:                      5534 kg
Ballast:                                3084 kg

Mechanicals and Electrics

Beta Marine 4-Clyinder Diesel inboard, 35HP New in 2008
Full engine service in 2018
Heat exchanger serviced in 2018
Shaft to 3 blade Maxprop
Cutlass bearing changed in 2018

One 12 volt 90 amp/hour engine battery
One 12 volt 90 amp/hour domestic battery
One 12 volt 90 amp/hr Bow thruster battery
Shore power


4/5 berths in forward cabin and saloon
Matching light blue upholstery throughout
Separate heads compartment with Lavac sea toilet and washbasin
Galley with Thetford 2 x hob gas and grill
Coolbox, stainless steel sink, stowage.
“Pansy” bulkhead mounted charcoal burning cabin heater
Paraffin lamp
Aft facing Navigational station
Central folding leaf table

Deck Equipment

Bow anchor
Approx 50m chain
Electric windlass
Fenders, warps/ lines
Spray hood
Boat hook
Boarding ladder
Kedge anchor
Teak laid cockpit seats and sole 


Sloop rig with alloy spars. Keel stepped mast,
Stainless steel standing rigging
Genoa furling
Mainsail single line reefing
Spinnaker pole
2 x Harken 40 Self tailing winches for Genoa
2 x Mast mounted halyard winches

Mainsail (New 2015)
Genoa (New 2015)
Cruising chute with snuffer
Spinnaker (Old,poor condition)

Navigational Equipment

Raymarine C120 Chartplotter
Garmin GPS 65
Nasa Marine Navtex Pro
Raymarine Tri-data
Autohelm GPS / Wind / Wind / Compass
Speed / Depth
Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot

Safety Equipment

Manual bilge pump
Fire extinguishers
Horse shoe buoy
Navigational lights
Electric Bilge pump


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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