Mark Cameron Yachts

Nicholson 32 MkX


Lovely original condition


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNicholson 32 MkX
DesignerCamper & Nicholson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine 19hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing saildrive type marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity68l


Drinking Water Capacity227l


The introduction of the Nicholson 32 in 1963 marked the advent of series GRP production boat building in the UK. In the following 20 years the Nicholson 32 would see a total of 11 different marks produced, each honing the design and improving its appeal to buyers. The introduction of the MkX in 1972 saw a fundamental re-design of the hull with a completely new deck moulding. The hull for the MkX was lengthened slightly in aft end with the freeboard increased. The deck and cockpit were also completely replaced with a new design modernising the appearance while improving living space below and providing a larger cockpit, better protected from the elements.

The Nicholson 32 MkX LANAI has been in the ownership of the same family since 1978. She has proven to be a dependable and loyal member of the family cruising in the waters of Scotland predominately with periods based abroad while cruising in Brittany, France and Majorca. Benefitting from continual upgrading and maintenance her comprehensive inventory includes:

Original eggshell gelcoat to finish topsides and deck
Cockpit seat tops fitted new in 2019.
Yanmar 3YM30, 29hp marine diesel engine, installed new in 2004
Custom made stainless steel tank, installed new 2016
Teak tiller, custom made in 2007
Shore power system
Victron Centaur battery charger
Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot system
Raymarine Axiom 7 MFD (2018)
Raymarine RAY63 DSCVHF with integral GPS Antenna (2019)
Raymarine ST60 navigation instrumentation
McMurdo ICS NAV6 Navtex (2006)
Fusion MS-RA50 Bluetooth head unit
Lewmar self-tailing primary winches
Lines for on-mast roller furling mainsail lead aft to cockpit
Lewmar 12V Pro-Series electric windlass (2015)

Afloat and incommission on her berth in Ardfern the Nicholson 32 MkX LANAI is still being enjoyed by her owners and as such is available for viewing strictly by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:
Heavy weight traditional GRP construction
Single piece GRP moulded hull, moulded in two halves and joined; with integrated encapsulated keel
GRP formed internal structural members
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
Original eggshell gelcoat to finish topsides
Underwater hull finished with red antifouling applied spring 2022

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck with integrated superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Alloy reinforcing plates in deck in way of fittings
Original eggshell gelcoat to finish decks and superstructure
Cockpit seat tops fitted new in 2019. 3mm teak veneer on a marine ply base.

Keel & Rudder:
Encapsulated long fin keel with lead ballast
Full depth keel hung rudder


Yanmar 3YM30 (2004)
Three cylinder, naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced spring 2022
Engine running hours recorded at July 2022 – 310hrs
Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stanless steel prop shaft
New cutlass bearing fitted 2020.
Bronze 3 blade, fixed propellor. (2020)
Teak tiller, custom made in 2007

Raymarine ST4000+ control head
Raymarine tiller pilot drive ram.


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Single 16amp connection
Extension lead to connect
Consumer unit with RCD protection (2022)
3 pin sockets and battery charger

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12V, lead acid (2019)
Domestic Battery – 1x 12V, lead acid (2021)

Battery Charger:
Victron Centaur charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp

Battery Monitoring:
Voltmeter on panel

Majority of domestic internal wiring replaced winter 2012/13
Mast re-wired in full 2012
12VDC charging socket


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
Manually pump taps in galley and heads

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump – New pump fitted 2016
Electric bilge pump – Manual and auto switching (2016)


Single diesel tank
Stainless steel tank, installed new 2016
Approximate capacity 68ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Approximate capacity 227ltrs


On Deck:
Depth – Raymarine ST60 (2006)
Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60 (2006)
Wind – Raymarine ST60+ (2006)

Below Decks:
Plotter – Raymarine Axiom 7 MFD (2018)
Radar – Raytheon R10X

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Raymarine RAY63 with integral GPS Antenna (2019)
AIS – Raymarine AIS250 receiver
Navtex – McMurdo ICS NAV6 (2006)
VHF coaxial cable replaced 2021


Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas stove. 2 burner, grill and oven.
Stainless steel sink
Manual cold water tap

Lavac manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Manual cold water tap

Stainless steel charcoal stove mounted on saloon bulkhead.

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights in saloon

Fusion MS-RA50 Bluetooth head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Forward cabin with two single berths
Saloon with upto 3 occassional berths

Accommodation Finish:
Traditionally built furniture of teak veneered plywood and solid teak trims
Joinery work finished in a satin varnish
Teak and holly veneered plywood soleboards
Headlinings replaced in 2010

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths outboard port and starboard
Sail storage bin locker forward of berths
Hawse pipe running between berths with chain locker built between bunks forward
Storage lockers with front access doors beneath aft ends of bunks port and starboard

Thwart ships heads spanning full width of boat.
Doors to separate compartment from forward cabin and saloon.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard to port.
Storage locker outboard of heads to port
Counter top with inset wash hand basin to starboard.
Vanity locker outboard of countertop

Fixed saloon table located centrally forward with double drop leafs
Full length L-shaped bench settee to port, converting with pull out base to a double berth
Short bench settee to starboard with trotter box extending aft beneath worktop unit.
Front opening storage lockers beneath settee bases.
Lockers and bookshelves above settee backs outboard.

Nav Station:
Located at aft end of port saloon settee.
Aft facing chart table with navigator seated on aft end of saloon settee
Chart storage within table top.
Navigation instruments mounted above table aft, VHF located outboard.
Ships switch panel beneath companionway threshold
L-shaped galley to starboard of companionway
Worktop unit forward with trotter box beneath
Gimbal mounted galley stove with pan clamps outboard, centrally.
Worktop outboard aft with coolbox type locker beneath, crockery storage outboard
Single stainless steel sink inboard aft


Keel stepped, single spreader, masthead rigged sloop
Gold anodised alloy mast and spars
Standing rigging of stainless steel wire.
Cap shrouds replaced 2021. All other standing rigging replaced 2009
Selden 200S Furlex roller reefing system on forestay (2009)
External to mast, roller reefing mainsail system
Rod kicker (2021)
Spinnaker pole, stowing on deck chocks
Barton mainsheet system with towable car fitted new along with teak thwart in 2007.
Mainsail halyard replaced 2021
All other running rigging replaced since 2016
Lines for mainsail reefing and topping lift lead aft to cockpit with dedicated winch.

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 43, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winch – 1x Gibb 7STA, single speed, self-tailing
Cockpit Halyard Winch - 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed (2007)
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed (2012), self-tailing. 1x Lewmar 7, single speed.

Mainsail – White dacron, roller reefing. Saturn Sails
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing. Hood Sails

Canvas Work:

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor - 35lb CQR anchor on 60m, 5/16” chain rode.
Kedge Anchor – Fortress alloy anchor with chain/warp rode.
Electric Anchor Windlass – Lewmar 12V Pro-Series, 1000w. (2015)
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Inflatable Avon dinghy
Outboard – Honda 2.3hp, 4-stroke

Single stemhead bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires.
Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward and aft
Windlass mounted at aft end of foredeck
Teak grabrails running length of coachroof, port and starboard in two sections
Liferaft mounting on deck cradle aft of mast.
Deep moulded cockpit coamings protecting a deep cockpit.
Cockpit bench seating forward port and starboard with lockers beneath both seats.
Mainsheet spanning cockpit aft of bench seating
Transom thwart seat aft of mainsheet with storage locker beneath


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead Tri-colour and anchor light, LED. (2017)
Steaming light
Low leve navigation lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Ocean Safety Standard 4C cannister raft (2021)
EPIRB – Ocean Signal RescueMe (2016)
Flare Pack (2021)

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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