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  • Manufacturer: Nelson
  • Price: £54,950
  • Location: Weymouth
  • Year: 1970
  • LOA: 42'0" (12.80m)
  • Beam: 5' 2'' (1.58m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 0.99
  • Keel: Semi Displacement
  • ID no.: 4665
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Engine Make: Cummins V8 504 185 bhp
  • Horsepower: 200hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 370 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 12

Broker Remarks

This Nelson 42 was built by Automarine on the Isle of Wight seeing active service as a pilot boat before conversion to a cruiser. Consequently, she is built to the highest standards and has a distinct feeling of solidity. in 1996 this Nelson 42 Pilot went under conversion and substantial process, which has continued throughout the current ownership. The end result you see today is a beautifully presented cruiser with all the creature comforts you might expect, achieved within a classic Nelson design combining the model's trademark solidity, ease of handling, sea keeping, practical deck layout, and traditional good looks.


Finished throughout in teak and mahogany with some marine ply, all upholstery, and installation of lights throughout completed under current ownership. Headlining fully insulated. At the stern ladder leads down to a good sized bathing platform, custom built for the boat.
Sleeps 5 in one cabin plus saloon

Forward Cabin/saloon

Open plan forward berth V-shaped seating converts to generous berths for two
Removable saloon table can be used in cockpit
Storage cupboards behind
Access to chain locker

Jabsco manual marine toilet
Washbasin with taps
Storage cupboard under the sink
Storage cupboard behind heads
Shower stall
Shower and drain

Ergonomic kitchen countertop
SS sink with mixer tap

Midship cabin
Twin bunks port and starboard
Engine access Port and Starboard

Helm seat with a full panoramic view from the helm position
Navigation instruments and gauge array at helm seat to port
Navigation seat to starboard and crew settee starboard 

Mechanical and Rigging

2 X Cummins V8 504 185 bhp 200HP Inboard diesel engines
Self-changing gears type 250 reduction 3:1
4 blade propellers 
1 x spare set of three-blade propellers

12KVA GM Volvo diesel generator

24V ring and engine start with circuit breakers
Automatic battery charging system from horsepower or switch over from generator
Newmar HDM 220-24-40 battery charger
4 X Batteries


Deck Equipment
Simpson Lawrence heavy-duty 24V Windlass/winch on foredeck
CQR anchor on SS bow roller
160 foot of 3/8 calibrated chain runs out of forward chain locker|
Aft Anchor stored on pushpit
Whitall SS davits
Wide working side decks with over SS guard rails and bow pulpit and pushpit

Navigation Equipment
Icom MC-3230 VHF DSC radio
Furuno Radar
Cetrek Autopilot
Plastimo Compass

Safety Equipment
Electric bilge pumps 
Hand operated gusher Whale bilge pumps
fire extinguishers with Halon automatic engine compartment units

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Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.