Sailing yachts

Camper and Nicholson sloop

(REF: 18117)


  • Designer: Nicholson, Camper and
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholson
  • Year: 1960
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 43'9"
  • Beam: 11'
  • Draft: 7'3"
  • Tonnage: 16TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Camper and Nicholson sloop

An extremely good looking, fast and powerful yacht, designed and built by Camper and Nicholson in 1960 to Lloyds 100A1 for H.H. Edwards as one of a series of offshore race yachts he commissioned.  She was raced out of the Solent for a couple of years before he purchased his next boat

A truly classic design of the period and the ultimate in design and construction from that time.

This very fine, big fast yacht has had some major work done in the last few years to correct the usual problems that yachts of this period can suffer including centre-line work to strap floors, and new planking in way and a very smart new solid teak deck.

She is a powerful yacht but is easily handled by two from the safety of her exceptional cock-pit and capable of fast, comfortable passages.

This is an opportunity to acquire one of these lovely Camper and Nicholson yachts. Only 4 or 5 were built like this, all similar in design with the huge advantage of someone else having done all the expensive work.  Used in recent years for Classic regatta racing and local cruising, she always draws the crowds and is a joy at sea even when the weather turns foul.

Length on deck                                 43’9”

Lwl                                                         33’

Beam                                                    11’

Draft                                                      7’3”

Tonnage                                              16TM


43′ Camper and Nicholson sloop


Planked in Honduras mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.

Oak back bone with bronze through bolts

External lead ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts.

Galvanised strap floors all removed and re-galvanised in stages.

Solid yacht laid teak deck, caulked and payed, laid new in 2003.

Varnished teak coamings and cockpit with sheathed plywood coachroof deck.




Masthead bermudan sloop rig on her original keel stepped allo mast.

Varnished wooden roller furling boom

ProFurl headsail roller furling system

Ratsey main and genoa from 1994, refurbished in 2016.  Other sails included.

2 pairs of large self tailing cockpit sheet winches.




Volvo Penta MD22 50hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 1999.

Single lever control to stainless shaft and fixed 3 blade bronze propeller giving 6 knots cruising.

3 x 12 volt 110ah batteries charged from engine alternator.

Stainless steel fuel tanks under the side decks with a total capacity of 160 litres

Plastic Tek Tank fresh water tank under the saloon sole carries 225 litres




8 berths including a double in the owners cabin.

Steps down over the engine box with a newly built chart desk to starboard and galley to port.

Galley has a 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill, twin stainless sinks with gravity drain and manually pumped fresh water.  Ample stowage for galley equipment.

Main saloon has a solid teak dropleaf table with a full length settee berth either side.  Port side pulls out to give extra width when being used as a berth.

Pilot berth on the port side.  starboard side has original cupboards and shelves in varnished teak.

Port side doorway going forward with the heads compartment to starboard.  Baby Blake sea toilet discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin manually pumped fresh water.

Forward into the owners cabin with a double berth to starboard and a single to port with varnished teak cupboards.

Centreline doorway going forward into the fore cabin with twin V-berths, stowage and the anchor locker.  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.