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Nelson 42

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12.50m (41'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 185hp, Cummins V8 (1995)



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Extra Details

Designer Keith Nelson
Builder Keith Nelson
Lying Bristol


Engine 2 x Diesel 185hp
Engine make and model Cummins V8 (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4
Fuel consumption (approx) 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots


4 new Batteried installed within last month. Replaced port and starboard engines 1995 and1996


LOA 12.50m (41'0")
Beam 2.80m (9'2")
Draft Min 1.90m (6'3")
Draft Max 1.90m (6'3")
Airdraft 2.90m (9'6")
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Unable to measure tank sizes


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick


Shower has not been tested


4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Navtex tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick


Electric Sea Wolf windlass
1 anchors
8.00m (26'3") of chain

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick


1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

An ex Dover pilot boat, this one offers masses of accommodation with a large aft cabin. The wheelhouse has been extended and creates a large saloon so makes a useful liveaboard. Renown as an all weather boat with a bulletproof hull and twin V 8 Diesels she would make a great dive boat too which gets you where you want to go quickly. Some updating wouldn't go amiss down below and anyone with basic skills should be able to compete this. All reflected in the keen price. Please note the mooring is not included in the sale and will need to be removed once the boat is sold.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nelson 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by John Stokes of Boatshed Bristol. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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