Nicholson 38 “Caol Ila” (Sound of Islay) is for Sale

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    Ken & Jan Cowan

    It is with some mixed feelings that we have decided to sell “Caol Ila”. Listed here

    “Hull no. 22 was originally built for H.R.H. Prince Ibrahim of Egypt who kept her in Cannes with two full time crew” Jeremy Lines Voluntary Archivist for Camper & Nicholsons

    We have been owners/ custodians of the hull no 22 for just over 5 years and enjoyed many adventures on the West Coast of Scotland. During this period, we have undertaken annual maintenance and required improvements as necessary, including;

    –      New Furlex headsail reefing system (2018)
    –      New sails: Furling Genoa (2018), Mizzen (2020), Fully Battened Main with slab reefing (2 Reefs), Stack Pack and Lazy Jacks (2021)
    –      Running rigging and blocks replaced (2018)
    –      New cockpit and sail covers (2019)
    –      New Sheet Winches: Lewmar 45 self-tailing (2019)
    –      New Raymarine Hummingbird Helix 7 chart plotter with Navionics charts for UK and Ireland (2020)
    –      All cabin berth cushions and seating reupholstered (2020)
    –      Anchor chain and anchor regalvanised (2020)
    –      Chain plates, deck stanchions removed, inspected, and reset, new guard rail wire fitted (2020)
    –      All Standing rigging replaced (2022)
    –      Engine cylinder head rebuilt, skimmed and valve timing adjusted (2022)
    –      Gearbox refurbished and bearings replaced (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)

    The boat is in excellent condition and ready for a new owner and new adventures.


    This boat has been sold, and her new owner has asked to join the forum.


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