Sailing yachts

Nicholson Jolina Class Sloop

(REF: 27142)


  • Designer: Charles Nicholson
  • Builder: Clare Lallows of Cowes
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 35'
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 5'10"
  • Tonnage: 9TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Nicholson Jolina Class Sloop

36’ bermudan sloop designed by Charles Nicholson of Camper and Nicholson, built by Clare Lallows, Cowes  in 1961 to Lloyds 100A1.

The design is called the Jolina and was built in large numbers in the 1960’s as a fast cruiser racer.  These boats were reasonably priced for the day, enabling more people to take part in the regatta racing and proved to be fast boats, easily handled and with beautiful lines.

This is one of the best Jolinas afloat without doubt, partly due to her rigorous recent maintenance work, but also because she seems to have been built and finished to a higher standard than many other Jolinas, with a particularly nice interior finish.

Bough by the current owner in 2014 from Ireland, since when she has been thoroughly upgraded and improved with a long list of work done, see below.  All work has been carried out by Nick Gates of Emsworth regardless of cost and this shows in the quality and level of finish of this yacht.

Known to be fast boats, she came 2nd in class at the Panerai British Classics regatta and won Concours d’Elegance at the 2022 Hamble Classics.

A truly beautiful looking boat in very nice condition with a detailed list of professional work done in recent years.


Length on Deck                 35’

Length Waterline             25’

Beam                                    9’

Draft                                      5’10”

Thames Tonnage             9TM


Recent Refit List

  • Transom rebuilt, 2016
  • Painted white and repainted every other year
  • Chain plates removed and replaced in bronze, 2017
  • New sails from Elvstrom, 2017, lightly used
  • New all over deck cover
  • New cockpit coaming. Bow fitting removed, galvanised and re-fitted, 2018
  • Keel bolts replaced with galvanised steel, 2020
  • Cabin sides stripped back and re-varnished, 2022
  • Window frames re-chromed, 2022
  • Seacocks checked and serviced
  • Topsides repainted 2021
  • New bronze floor bolts and graving pieces and floors re-galvanised, 2022
  • Re-varnished all round, 2022
  • New bronze rudder shoe, 2022
  • Cabin sides stripped back, re-splined and re-varnished, 2022
  • New shaft and Darglow feathering propeller 2022


Planked in Honduras mahogany all copper fastened to steamed Canadian Rock Elm timbers.

Grown afromosia floors across the centreline.  Galvanised strap floors in way of the mast step.  Floor bolts replaced in bronze with insulating sleeves between the bolt and floor, done in 2021.

External lead ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts.  Bolts all new in 2020.

Solid yacht laid Burma teak deck screwed to the deck beams, caulked and payed with sikaflex.  Laid in a swept formation and joggled to a king plank.

Varnished mahogany coamings  with chromed bronze portlights and windows.  Window frames re-chromed in 2022.

Coachroof deck of marine plywood sheathed in GRP.  Varnished teak grab rails and a varnished mahogany forehatch.

Self draining cockpit with scrubbed teak thwarts and bridge deck.  Wheel steering on a wooden pedestal.  Varnished coamings, port coaming new in 2018.

Varnished mahogany hatch on the aft deck to access lazarette locker.


Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy mast, believed to be her original spar.

Varnished wooden boom, originally roller reefing but now converted to slab reefing.

Stainless steel standing rigging approximately 10 years old.  Bronze chain plates fitted new in 2017.  Twin lower shrouds, intermediate and cap shroud.  Twin standing back stays.

Profurl roller furling headsail system.

Mainsail, genoa and asymmetric spinnaker all new from Elvstrom Sails in 2017.


New Lewmar 46 self tailing primary cockpit sheet winches new in 2022.

Pair of Gibb non self tailing secondary cockpit sheet winches.

3 x Lewmar self tailing mast winches.


Double tailed mainsheet to blocks on the aft deck.

Spruce spinnaker pole stripped, re-glued and re-varnished in 2022


Perkins 4108 4cyl 46hp diesel engine.  Rebuilt in 1998.  Annual professional service.  New alternator in 2018.  New injector pump in 2021.

TMP mechanical gearbox to a 3 blade Darglow feathering propeller gives 5-6 knots cruising speed.  Shaft and propeller new in 2022, stern gland re-packed.

These engines are economical and reliable with parts still easily available.

2 x 12 volt 100ah batteries charged from the engine alternator.

Large stainless steel fuel tank under the cockpit sole.  Size unknown, gives the yacht a range of approximately 150Nm.

2 x manual bilge pumps and 1 x auto electric bilge pump.


5 berths including a quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths and 2 single berths in the forepeak.

The interior is in stunning condition and very original.  The commissioning owner obviously specified a higher level of finish than was common in the Jolina yachts, this boat has an exceptional feel to the cabin and is in stunning condition.

Steps down into the main cabin over the engine box.

Galley to port with a Vanessa Flavel 2 burner hob and grill.  This is a new unit fitted recently to match the original stove.  Single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water.

Large deep locker aft of the galley for storage.  Access aft under the cockpit thwart.

To starboard is an easily accessed quarter berth plus a chart desk.  Storage space beneath the chart desk with a switchboard below the deckhead.

Elegant saloon with a single settee berth either side.  The backs lift to make the berths wider.  Centreline dropleaf varnished teak saloon table that has top accessed drinks locker.

Storage lockers under the deckhead all with original varnished locker doors.

Port side passageway going forward with a hanging locker to port and heads compartment to starboard.

Heads has a manual Simpson Lawrence sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.

Sliding door into the fore cabin with twin V-berths and forehatch above.


Sestrel steering compass

Target log

Target sounder

Kelvin Hughes VHF radio

Simrad WP500 belt driven autopilot

Raymarine Axiom GPS and chart plotter,  new 2018

Integrated AIS transponder

Hand held compass


4 person canister life raft, needs a service

1 x life buoy

Pair of jackstays

Auto electric bilge pump

Whale manual bilge pump

Original Whale chromed bronze manual bilge pump


35lb CQR anchor

30m of chain and 30m of warp (new in 2015)

Manual Simpson Lawrence Hi-Speed windlass

Mooring warps



Bunk and berth cushions

Flavel Vanessa 2 burner hob and grill

Cabin oil lamp


Pair of Lewmar 46 self tailing primary cockpit sheet winches

Pair of Gibb non-self tailing secondary cockpit sheet winches

3 x Lewmar self tailing mast winches

Mainsail cover

Varnished spinnaker pole


Mainsail                               Elvstrom              2017                       Excellent condition

Genoa                                  Elvstrom              2017                       Excellent condition

Asymmetric spinnaker   Elvstrom              2017                       Excellent condition


Older Sails include mainsail and genoa from Crusader Sails plus a spinnaker from Ratsey and Lapthorn.


Canvas deck cover encompasses whole coachroof and cockpit.

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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.