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Essex Yacht Builders Cleopatra 23 Blue Nile Yacht Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Essex Yacht Builders
  • Location: Conwy Marina
  • Year: 1972
  • LOA: 22'9" (6.93m)
  • Beam: 8' 6'' (2.59m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Keel: Planing
  • ID no.: 073032
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: Eberspacher D1LC
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 20 Gallons
  • Engine Make: GMC V8
  • Horsepower: 190hp
  • Drive Type: Sterndrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 38 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 6
  • Top Speed: 20
  • Engine Hours Port: 292

Broker Remarks

"Sulu", a Cleopatra 23 Blue Nile built in 1972 by Essex Yacht Builders to an Alan Hill design. She offers great accommodation for a 23' boat, ideal for weekends or exciting family cruises for up to a week or more. The Cleopatra range of boats are renowned for being safe, comfortable, practical and economical. This particular craft is a fine example having been maintained to a high standard by her owner. Early viewing recommended. Priced to Sell.

Owners Remarks - 'Sulu', 1972 Cleopatra 23 Blue Nile, full inventory. For Sale with NYB Conwy, Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales. Contact us for more information or to arrange a viewing. Tel: 01492 580001 or email:

The Cleopatra 23 Blue Nile has a medium V hull in semi-displacement form enabling the boat to produce a reasonable sea performance. The boat was designed and built in two versions. The Blue Nile as a family cruiser with larger cabin and the Express Fisherman had a larger cockpit.

2014 new sea toilet, Engine and Outdrive fully serviced sept 2014


Berthing for four in one cabin (Open plan). 6' 1" Full headroom;
Complete set of upholstered 4" cushions, fitted carpet with complete set of independent cabin lights and switches;
Fore cabin shelf/cave locker;
Full length wardrobe;
Folding cabin table;
Sliding cabin windows;
Eberspacher D1LC diesel heater.
Porta Potti - New 2013
Toilet roll holder, mirror, towel rail, coat hooks.


2 burner Flavel Vanessa gas stove and grill;
Moulded sink and draining board;
LEC Fridge;
Storage beneath worktop.

On Deck:
Fitted st.steel bow pulpit;
Varnished teak rail each side;
1 set of fairleads forward;
1 large centre foredeck mooring bollard;
1 set of cleats on stern quarter
Wooden mast mounting VHF antenna, nav lights and courtesy flags.

Self draining cockpit;
Calor gas bottle compartment with regulator and piping;
1 Fuel tank: 38 gallons;
1 Water tank: 20 gallons;
Teak after rail and st.steel supports;
Fully upholstered Helmsman seat with pedestal and footrest with navigator seat to port.

Mechanical and Rigging

Powered by a single GMC V8 190hp diesel engine (yr 2000) on a Volvo sterndrive (Alloy 3 bladed prop)
Trim tabs
292 hours
Last serviced April 2013 to include leg.

Full range engne instruments
Teleflex steering and single lever controls

Auxiliary Engine:
Mercury 15hp 2-Stroke (2002) mounted on drop down bracket

12v Battery x 4
Sterling battery charger and inverter
Shore power (240v)
Shore power cable

The hull is of a single chine planing hull form with a raked stem and transom stern. The superstructure consists of a foredeck and narrow side decks, with a coach roof and large aft cockpit.


Navigation Equipment:
Garmin GPS 126
Compass (Offshore 101)
Nasa Clipper Duet (log/Speed/depth)
VHF radio

Deck Equipment:
Mooring warps and fenders (7)
Anchor, chain and warp
Cockpit camper canvas - New 2009
Cockpit winter cover
Navigation lights
Horn (Electric)
Bathing platform with drop down ladder
Boat hook x 2


Manual and electric bilge pump
Fire extinguisher (Manual) x 2
fire extinguisher (Auto) x 1
Fire blanket
Horseshoe buoy
Lifejackets (4)

Disclaimer : The company 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.