Sailing yachts

Camper and Nicholson Bermudan Yawl

(REF: 19932)


  • Designer: Nicholson, Camper and
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1963
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 47'
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 7'6"
  • Tonnage: 19TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Camper and Nicholson Bermudan Yawl

Designed and built by Camper and Nicholson, launched in 1963 for Sir Peter Green, then commodore of the RORC.  Raced successfully through the 1960’s winning the RORC points championship at least once, before being sold in 1970 and taken to the Caribbean and back.  Subsequently with various owners she has crossed the Atlantic several times and cruised to the Baltic, Russia, Norway, Spain, Azores and all of the UK.  At one stage she was used as a teaching yacht for offshore navigation with frequent trips to the Azores.

In her early years she was converted to a sloop by removing the mizzen and adding height to the main mast, only for the rig to be reverted to the original design as it is now.

Bought by the present owners in 2007, she has been a great family cruising boat, a regular at classic regattas and in 2016/2017 she went to the Caribbean again to compete in the 30th Anniversary Antigua Classics regatta  where she came 1st in class and received honours in the Concor’s de Regatta.  She underwent a period of refit before the Atlantic trip and has up to date, rig, machinery and systems.  A professional shipwright has overseen maintenance and repairs in the last 10 years with all the work well documented.

She is a powerful yet comfortable cruiser racer with great pedigree and history, presented in a well maintained and smart condition.  With 8 berths and plenty of volume below decks she has space for a large racing crew but can also be easily sailed by a crew of just two.

A very fine pedigree yacht in lovely condition.

Length on Deck                                 47′

Length overall                                   47′

Length Waterline                             35’3″

Beam                                                    11’6″

Draft                                                      7’6″

Thames Tonnage                             19TM




Planked in Honduras mahogany fastened to Canadian Rock Elm frames with copper rivets.  Hull repairs and replacement planks professionally done in present ownership.

Grown timber floors across the centreline.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts, last drawn in 2016.

Yacht laid teak deck over a marine plywood subdeck.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings with epoxy sheathed plywood deck.

Large self draining cockpit with split helm./crew area.  Overhanging dog house roof provides shelter.

Wheel steering with cables.




Masthead bermudan yawl rig on keel stepped alloy masts.  Slab reefing alloy booms.  All spars original.

Stainless steel standing rigging, well maintained with stays of various ages.  Internal galvanised chain plates.  Complete rig check in 2014.

Twin standing backstays for the main.  Running backstays on tackles for the mizzen.

Harken roller furling genoa.

4 x non self tailing Lewmar cockpit sheet winches.

4 x non self tailing Lewmar mast winches.

Large wardrobe of sails including recent Mainsail, mizzen, genoa and cruising chute.




Yanmar 4cyl 56hp diesel installed new in 2014.

Hurth gearbox with Aquadrive coupling.  Centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller gives 7 knots cruising speed at 4.5 litres/hour.

158 litre aluminium fuel tank.

3 x 12 volt batteries for domestics and engine starting.

Installed shore power system with 240 volt battery charger.

1 electric bilge pump and 3 manual bilge pumps.




9 berths including a small double in the fore peak.

6’3″ headroom in the saloon.

Clever interior design offering a huge amount of storage space and lockers with hand holds everywhere and good secure sea berths.

Steps down over the engine box with a quarter berth and chart desk to starboard and galley to port

Forward facing chart desk with ample storage space.

U-shaped galley with a Nelson gimballed 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus a manual salt water tap.  Top loading 12 volt fridge.

Half height bulkheads to main saloon.

Dropleaf varnished mahogany saloon table folds up against the forward bulkhead.  Settee berth either side, starboard side pulls out to make a more comfortable wider berth.  2 pilot berths either side one above the other.

Starboard side passageway forward with heads compartment to port.  Manual Jabsco sea toilet discharges directly overboard.  Stainless hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.

Forepeak with a small double to port and space for storing sails and gear.  Forehatch above.




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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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