Mark Cameron Yachts

Nicholson 36


GRP hulled Nicholson classic


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNicholson 36
DesignerPeter Nicholson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with external ballast keel
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineBeta BD1005 marine diesel engine 28hp @ 3,200rpm 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. PRM Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity40l



The Nicholson 36 was one of the first GRP constructed yachts to be produced from designed by Peter and Charles Nicholson. As was typical in the early days of GRP construction the hull and deck with timber built in a traditional style. With the hulls moulded by Halmatic the traditional timber built deck and coachroof were built and the vessels fitted out by either the Camper and Nicholson or St. Osyths boat yards. In total 25 examples of the class were built between 1962 and 1968.

JOSEPHINE is a rareity among the Nicholson 36 class in that the yard of AH Moody and Sons built the deck and fitted out the interior to her first owners specifications. There is an extensive file of historical information on the boat collated by previous owners. A powerful and capable yacht she has proven to be a rewarding boat to sail. After 13 years with her current owner JOSEPHINE is reluctantly offered for sale as her owner looks to upsize. Her inventory including highlights such as:

GRP moulded hull
Traditional timber built deck, coachroof and cockpit
Mahogany rudder constructed on bronze rudder stock
Beta BD1005 marine diesel engine, 28hp
Shore power system
Solar panel
Raymarine ST60 navigation instrumentation
Garmin GPS Map 551 chart plotter
Standard Horizon GX2100 DSC VHF
Eberspacher heating system
Plastimo 2500 gas cooker, gimbal mounted
Fortress alloy kedge anchor
Inflatable dinghy with outboard
2020 survey available upon request

Afloat, incommission and lying on her mooring ready to sail away the Nicholson 36 JOSEPHINE is available for immediate viewing.


Hull Construction:
GRP moulded hull
GRP keel aft
Topsides finished in a single pack cream paint
Below waterline finished in Navy antifouling applied spring 2022

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Traditional timber built deck, coachroof and cockpit
Oak deck beams
Plywood decks and coachroof top, sheathed and finished in deck paint
Mahogany coachroof sides
Mahognay toerail

Keel & Rudder:
GRP moulded keel aft.
Bolt on lead ballast keel forward
Bronze keel bolts
Mahogany rudder constructed on bronze rudder stock
Full depth pintle hung rudder
Laminated hardwood tiller


Beta BD1005 marine diesel engine
28hp @ 3,200rpm
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
PRM Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced June 2022
Cruising speed under engine ???

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Conventional greased type stuffing gland
2 blade bronze prop
Tiller steering

Raymarine ST4000+ control head
Raymarine tiller pilot drive


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

Shore Power:
Extension lead
3 pin sockets
Battery charger
Water heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Solar Panel:
Single mobile panel, lashed to deck
Regulator with battery voltage and panel status display

Battery Monitoring:
Axon battery status indicator
Battery voltage display on solar panel regulator

12VDC auxiliary charging socket
12VDC USB charging socket x2


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system.
Mixer tap fittings in galley and heads
Heads mixer fitting pulling out to be used as shower heard
Hot water provide by calorifer heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 40ltr

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.


On Deck:
Depth – Raymarine ST60
Speed - Raymarine ST60
Wind - Raymarine ST60
Close Hauled Wind - Raymarine ST60
Chart Plotter – Garmin GPS Map551

Below Decks:
GPS – Furuno GPS Navigator

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon GX2100


Galley Stove – Plastimo 2500 gas cooker, two burner and grill. Gimbal mounted
Mixer tap

Jabsco manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Mixer tap, pulls out for use as shower

Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Single outlet in saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Bulkhead mounted lamps in saloon

Fusion MS-IP500 bluetooth head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Two single berths forward
Saloon with four single berths
Nav Station

Accommodation Finish:
Traditional timber built interior
Mahogany faced plywood and solid timber panels
Solid hardwood sole
Green Upholstery

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths in V-formation
Hinged lee board on both berths
Standing room between bunks extending forward to forward bulkhead.
Drawer and locker storage beneath bunks

Heads compartment between saloon and forward cabin.
Sliding doors to separate from saloon and forward cabin
Inboard facing manual marine toilet outboard to port
Pull out wash hand basin unit above toilet with mixer tap/shower fitting
Locker outboard
Full height hanging locker opposite toilet to starboard

Bench settees to port and starboard
Pilot berths above settee backs outboard with berth extending aft behind galley and nav station
Bench settees converting to single berths with trotter boxes beneath galley and nav station
Open fronted storage lockers beneath settee bases
Lockers behind settee back rests.
Nav Station:
To port side of companionway
Navigator sitting on engine box/companionway step facing outboard
Hinged chart table
GPS and VHF inboard of chart table
Small countertop unit forward of chart table.
Bookshelves and storage aft and outboard of chart table

U-shaped galley to starboard of companionway
Coutertop unit forward with locker above outboard
Gimbal mounted galley cooker outboard
Worktop aft with inset sink and mixer tap
Storage rack outboard


Keel stepped, single spreader, mast head sloop rig.
Gold anodised alloy mast
Silver anodised boom
Stainless steel standing rigging
Plastimo roller reefing system on forestay
Slab reefing mainsail
Selden rod kicker
Spinnaker pole

Primary Winches -2x Gibb two speed bronze winches
Secondary Winches – 2x Gibb 7CR single speed winches
Mast Mounted Halyard Winched – 2x Lewmar Evo 16, self-tailing, two-speed

Mainsail – Roller reefing
Genoa – Slab reefing
Cruising Chute

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with mastboot and lazyjacks
Deck Cover – Covering from mast to aft end of cockpit

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 35lb CQR anchor with chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Fortress alloy anchor
Manual Anchor Windlass – SL Hyspeed windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Inflatable dinghy – 2.3m Seago
Outboard – 2hp, 4-stroke Suzuki

Single bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Samson post on foredeck centrally
Belfast type mooring cleats mounted on deck forward and aft
Manual anchor windlass on foredeck
Hardwood grabrails runnin along coachroof edges.
Timber cockpit coamings with primary and secondary winches mounted outboard
Bench seating along port and starboard sides of cockpit with storage lockers beneath
Thwart seat spanning width of aft deck.
Mainsheet track located aft of cockpit.


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:
Steaming light
Navigation lights
Anchor light

Life saving:
MOB Rescue sling
Throwing line
Rescue ladder


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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