Mark Cameron Yachts

Nicholson 35


British built classic cruising yacht.



Lying: Gourock, Inverclyde, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNicholson 35
DesignerRaymond Wall
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingGourock, Inverclyde, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeLong Keel


EnginePerkins 4.107 diesel engine. 47hp 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Hydraulic drive system with engine mounted pump.
Fuel Capacity150l


Drinking Water Capacity270l


The Camper and Nicholson built Nicholson 35 enjoyed a production run spanning some 20 years and with over 200 examples being produced in that time. Her traditional lines and a high quality finish create a design which it easy on the eye, rewarding to sail and pleasant to be aboard. With her deep well protected cockpit her crew are well protected on deck. Below decks the traditional layout to the accommodation provides comfortable living space wither at anchor or on passage. Now a much sought after modern classic the Nicholson 35 remains popular choice for those who like know they can depend on their yacht whatever the weather.
With only three owners since new, LEVINGTON LASS is an early example of the class with the more versatile Mk1 layout below decks providing 6 berths over the two cabins. In the previous ownership she has enjoyed many trips from the UK to Portugal and is set up for easy single handed sailing with all lines for the mainsail lead aft to the cockpit. She is offered for sale with a comprehensive inventory including:

Perkins 4.107 marine diesel major engine re-built (cost over £3000) in Nov 2016

Lewmar rod linkage steering system
Vetus bow thruster
Mast steps
Neco autopilot with remote
Sailomat 3040 windvane self-steering gear
Battery charger
Solar panel
Roller reefing genoa
Single line slab reefing mainsail – all lines lead aft to cockpit
4 person liferaft
Zodiac tender with 2.3 hp Honda outboard

Lying afloat and in commission on her private mooring in Inverclyde LEVINGTON LASS is available for viewing strictly by prior arrangement.

‘Like all long fin-keeled heavy displacement cruisers the Nicholson 35 is designed to take almost any adverse weather and sea conditions in her stride. Her overhanging, deep-vee bow section means she parts the waves resolutely, with little drama or spray, exuding only a gentle rocking motion as she goes....
She makes good passage time due to her steadfast ability to drive through the rough stuff, and being so stable and sea kindly means you can live, sleep and cook aboard safely and comfortably, relaxing in the knowledge that these robust and resilient vessels have covered millions of sea miles in their lifetime......
She comes with an excellent pedigree and is fondly loved by those for whom safety and comfort at sea is more important than speed and agility. That’s not to say she can’t make impressive passage times. Given enough wind she’ll still be battling to windward in sea conditions that would make many a more modern cruising yacht owner run for the nearest cover.
The original deck gear was made from top quality materials and substantially engineered, thereby making it all simple to maintain regularly. Obviously, it depends on how they’ve been worked over the years, but it’s not unusual to find them still going strong with 40 year-old winches, tracks and cars.’

Yachting Monthly. Used Boat: Nicholson 35. Chris Beeson, February 2017


Hull Construction:

Traditional heavyweight GRP moulded hull
Polyester hand consolidated laminate.
Long moulded fin keel with encapsulated ballast
GRP formed stiffening members
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull and deck
Underwater hull antifouled spring 2021
Topsides professional respray finished in two-pack blue paintwork
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Traditional heavyweight GRP moulded deck
Single piece deck moulded incorporating superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Polyester, hand consolidated laminate.
Deck moulding finished in two-pack paint with non-slip deck painted panels on side decks
Mouled bulkwark along deck edge
Teak capping rail
Teak capping on cockpit coamings
Laid teak panels to form cockpit seat tops
Hardwood grating on cockpit sole
Keel & Rudder:
Long fin keel moulded as part of hull
Encapsulated lead ballast
Skeg hung rudder
Rudder blade extended to match revised MkII design, improving performance when hard pressed


Engine & gearbox:

Perkins 4.107 diesel engine.
4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Hydraulic drive system with engine mounted pump.
Hydraulic motor in bilge space below sole.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced winter 2020/21
Details of re-build – New Main pistons, New Big End, New Mains, New injectors, New Thrust Drive Plate, New Alternator & Belt, New Starter motor, New solenoid, New Bowman oil cooler stack, New heat Exchanger, Diesel Pump reconditioned, New Oil cooler. Additionally, the head was removed and machine polished as no sign of wear or need for re-skimming.
Less than 50 hours of estimated running since rebuild
Cruising speed 6kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
3 blade, bronze fixed prop
Rod linkage wheel steering
Timber laminated and varnished steering wheel
Emergency Tiller
Bow Thruster:
Vetus bow thruster
Push button control panel at helm
Neco autopilot – main control unit at helm
Remote control unit below deck
Chain drive unit quadrant
Windvane Self-Steering:
Sailomat 3040 of Sweden
Transom mounted
Not used in current ownership


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system
Shore Power:
Single connection point
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
RCD protection
Ring main, battery charger.
Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC lead acid
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC lead acid
Bow Thruster – 1x 12VDC lead acid
Single engine driven alternator (2020)
12VDC, 110amp
Battery Charger:
Three outputs
Wind Generator:
Rutland 913 generator – Not currently working
Mounted on stainless steel pole at aft end of cockpit
Rutland RWS200 charge regulator, controlling charge from wind generator and solar panel
Solar Panel:
Plug in trickle charge panel on coachroof.
Battery Monitor:
Auxiliary USB charging socket at chart table, dual output


Fresh Water:

Full pressurised hot and cold water system
Hot and cold taps in galley and heads
Heads tap extending to serve as shower.
Hot water provided from engine heated calorifier
Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Raw water pump on engine plumbed to allow suction from bilges in emergency



Single stainless steel diesel tank
Approximate capacity - 150 Lts
Fresh Water:
Single keel tank for fresh water
Approximate capacity – 270 Lts


On Deck:

Depth – B&G Network
Speed/Log – B&G Network
Wind – B&G Network
Close Hauled Wind – B&G Network
Plotter – Raymarine C70 Classic
Below Decks:
Radar – Raytheon R10X radar, mast mounted 2kw scanner
Plotter – Yeoman Sport paper chart plotter
GPS - Garmin GPS 128, connected to Yeoman
Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – NASA marine SX35
Navtex – NASA Clipper



Galley Stove – New Origo 3000 spirit cooker, gimbal mounted two burner. Installed 2021.
Stainless steel sink
Blakes Lavac Popular manual marine toilet. New Henderson Mk V pump 2020.
Wash hand basin
A stainless steel holding tank with pump and diverter valve is fitted but not plumbed in.
Overhead lighting throughout interior
Bulkhead/reading lights in way of bunks
Kenwood CD/Radio head unit
Speakers in cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:

Mk I layout below
Twin berth forward cabin converting to double
Heads compartment
Saloon offering four occasional berths
Nav Station
Accommodation Finish:
Traditionally built interior with joinery of teak and teak faced hardwood veneered plywood with solid teak hardwood trims and fiddles.
GRP mouldings to form the base of galley and heads units
Soles of teak hardwood veneered plywood with a black stripe
Vinyl covered ply panels to form headlining
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two berths in traditional V-berth layout
Central infill section with cushion converts the bunk into a double berth.
Forward a bin type locker provides some sail storage.
Locker space under the aft ends of the berths is accessible through fold down doors.
Immediately aft of the forepeak
Spanning the full width of the boat
Walk-through heads with sliding doors to close off from both the forepeak and main saloon areas.
Blakes Lavac manual sea toilet located outboard to port
Vanity unit with small countertop and inset wash hand basin to starboard
Heads faucet also serving as showerhead.
Open plan layout with no partition of space between the main bulkhead and companionway
Bench type seating is provided to starboard
U-shaped bench settee to port
Both settees converting to occasional berths with infill cushion creating compact double to port.
Pilot berth above settee backs, outboard to starboard
Saloon table mounted centrally with double drop leafs
Selection of lockers below settee bases, outboard of seat backs and overhead to port
Nav Station:
Aft facing chart table located aft of port settee in saloon
Navigator sitting on aft end of settee facing aft
Ships switch panel mounted outboard
GPS and radar display mounted forward of table
Chart storage within table
Large hanging locker aft of chart table
To starboard side of companionway
L-shaped galley
Gimbal mounted galley stove outboard.
Short section of counter top with coolbox locker beneath forward
Worktop aft with inset sink and top loading fridge beneath.



Keel stepped, single spreader, mast head sloop rig.
Anodised Proctor alloy mast and Kemp Boom spars
Standing rigging of stainless steel wire with chromed bronze rigging screws
Removable inner forestay
Hood Seafurl roller reefing gear on forestay
Single line Slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle kicker
Spinnaker pole
Telescopic whisker pole
Mast steps to masthead
Lazyjacks & Stackpack
All lines lead aft to cockpit for mainsail and reefing
7 Spinlock jammers in cockpit
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 40, two speed
Halyard/reefing winch – 1x Lewmar 30, self tailing, two speed.
Mast Winch – 1x Lewmar 8, single speed.
Mainsail – White dacron slab reefing, single line reefing, lines lead aft
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing
Spare Mainsail
Spare Genoa
Storm jib
Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover –Fawn/beige Stack pack type cover with lazyjacks
Sprayhood – matching fawn/beige.
Bimini – On stainless steel frame over aft end of cockpit
Spraydodgers – matching fawn/beige - As new, never fitted.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35 Lbs CQR anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – 33Lbs Danforth
Electric Windlass – Lofrans Tigres, control on foredeck or at pedestal
Selection of mooring warps
Selection of fenders
Zodiac inflatable dinghy, slat floor with hard transom
Honda 2.3hp 4 stroke outboard
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Single bow roller built into stem
Stainless steel Samson post on foredeck
Deck mounted mooring cleats midships and aft
Fairleads mounted on capping rail forward and aft
Teak grabrails running the length of the coachroof outboard edges
Dorade type ventilators immediately forward of sprayhood
Primary winches mounted on cockpit coamings forward
Outboard storage bracket on pushpit rail to port

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 anchor light
Tri-colour masthead light
Steaming light
Deck flood light
Low level nav lights
Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago Cruiser, 4 person valise 1st service due end of 2021
Emergency rescue ladder
Horseshoe buoy
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Smoke alarm
Three Fire extinguishers – one in engine compartment, one in locker lid, one in main saloon.

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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