Nicholson 38 ketch: Interim (1971) for sale

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    Anne Williams

    Since we became the proud owners of “Interim” in 1997, we have maintained her with regular engine services and surveys as well as carrying out various improvements, which made life on board very comfortable. She has been moored in marinas in the UK and in Spain, and we have made good use of the marine services available for maintenance and care during our absence.especially during her stay in Spain.

    The main saloon has two extra opening skylights in the coach roof.
    All the cushions have been reupholstered, and deck cushions added to the central cockpit. The forward cabin has been modified to create the option of a double berth with a triangular insert. The starboard berth in the aft cabin has been widened to make a more comfortable, if cosy, double berth.
    New basins and two new marine toilets have been fitted, with a holding tank to the main head, which has a Jabsco electric flushing system. There is a shower in the main heads compartment. Before her voyage to the Mediterranean in 2004 we had a helmsman’s seat made according to specifications obtained from Nicholson 38 records. Also the port curtains were replaced with Oceanair blinds for extra insulation and privacy.
    A boarding ladder to the stern and an electric windlass were fitted in 2012, and netting attached to the guard rails .
    In 2018 on her return from 14 years in Estepona and Santa Pola, Interim was fitted with new standing rigging, and mast and deck lights were checked and renewed where necessary. A new Furlex roller reefing headsail system replaced the Rotastay; the sails were laundered and repaired, and the Genoa’s UV strip was renewed.

    Boat Details
    A Classic Nicholson 38 Centre Cockpit Ketch originally built in the Camper Nicholson Yard, Southampton. 6 Berths in 3 Cabins (Including saloon), 2 Heads and Galley. Powered by a Perkins 4-107 Diesel Shaft Driven Engine. Raymarine RL70C Chart Plotter, Furuno GPS Navigator and Raytheon Autopilot.

    Nicholson 38 – Description

    Designed by John G Alden and built by Halmatic Ltd at the Camper Nicholson Yard in Southampton.

    This particular model was produced between 1966 – 1975 and 134 yachts in total were produced.

    1971 Year Model.

    LOA: 11.48 mtrs / 37’8″

    LWL: 8.22 mtrs / 27’0″

    DRAFT: 1.58 mtrs / 5’1″

    BEAM: 3.17 mtrs / 10’5″

    Displacement Weight: 7,214 kgs

    Part 1 Registered.


    GRP Blue painted hull, white GRP decks, coachroof & pilothouse. Stainless Steel Pulpit, Pushpit, Stanchions and Boarding Ladder.


    Perkins Model 4-107 Diesel Shaft Driven Engine.

    Morse Throttle Control.

    New Engine Starting Battery 2018.

    Cruising Speed: 5 knots

    Maximum Speed: 7 knots

    Fuel Tank Capacity: 170 Ltrs

    Engine Last serviced: 2018


    Six Berths in three cabins (including the saloon). Two Heads with marine toilets, wash basins and storage cupboards. Galley equipped with a two hob burner gas cooker, sink hot & cold water, 12v Fridge with dedicated separate battery and storage cupboards.


    Navigation Lights.

    Ritchie Steering Compass.

    Raytheon ST60 Wind Instrument.

    Raytheon TriData Instruments.

    Raymarine RL70C Chart Plotter.

    Raymarine Radar.

    Raytheon ST6000+ Autopilot.

    Raytheon ST60 Multi Display.

    Furuno GPS Navigator.

    Navicom RT550 DSC VHF Radio.

    Panasonic Cassette Stereo & Speakers.

    Warps & Fenders.

    Anchor Windlass, Anchor, Chain & Warp.

    Furling Head Sail System replaced in 2018.

    Price: £ 27,500


    Interim has been bought by Guy H, an existing member of our forum.

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