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|Location||Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom (Fox's Marina, Ipswich - Ashore)|
|Tax Status||Tax Paid|
|Length at Water Line||9.14 m|
|Max Draft||2.06 m|
|Min. Draft||2.06 m|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Engine usage (hours)||2693|
|Builder||Camper & Nicholson|
|Fuel Tanks||182 litres|
|Fresh Water Tanks||205 litres|
One of the classics, the Nicholson 43 is a beautifully elegant yacht that balances beautifully, sails to
windward like a dream and has spacious accommodation with good sea berths. They were
designed and built by Camper and Nicholsons, “Dark Horse” was built in 1971 for Lloyds Bank
Sailing Club, number 29 of 37 built.
The yacht was refitted by her previous owner between 2001 and 2014, since when her current
owner has continued the care and maintenance.
One of the classics, the Nicholson 43 is a beautifully elegant yacht that balances beautifully, sails to windward like a dream and has spacious accommodation with good sea berths. They were designed and built by Camper and Nicholsons, “Dark Horse” was built in 1971 for Lloyds Bank Sailing Club, number 29 of 37 built.
The yacht was refitted by her previous owner between 2001 and 2014, since when her current owner has continued the care and maintenance.
Grey painted GRP hull – over laminated and epoxied beneath waterline 2001
Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast
Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder
Teak laid GRP side decks – teak replaced/made good as required 2001
Coachroof varnished ply trunking & sheathed cream painted roof
White GRP aft cockpit
Varnished raised bulwarks and capping, margin boards, king plank
Teak laid cockpit seats and teak sole grating
Interior – combination of white paint and varnished teak.
Head compartment – white GRP moulded area.
For six in two cabins.
Comfortable saloon, large chart table, practical galley, forecabin and large heads
White painted and varnished teak internal joinery
Blue / grey fabric upholstery – Renewed 2018
Hot & cold pressurised water system
Webasto diesel fired cabin heating
Chrome clock & barometer
Dedicated glassware locker
Opening deck hatches to saloon and forecabin
Chromed Tannoy vents
Forward cabin with extending berth to port, single berth to starboard and double infil l–
making a very large berth. Storage under.
Full width head moulded GRP compartment. Moulded wash basin with H&C pressure
water. Baby Blake sea discharge WC with electric conversion. Pull out shower head with
teak grating and auto discharge pump.
Saloon with L shaped settee to port with cupboards outboard, good size drop leaf table midships, settee berth to stbd with stowage beneath and outboard, pilot berth.
Navigation station aft to port with navigator’s seat, large chart table with stowage locker
below, instrument console and custom breaker board. Navigators berth outboard.
Galley aft to stbd with marbled worksurface. 2002 Force Ten three burner gimballed
cooker with oven and grill, deep s/steel sinks with manual discharge pumps and H&C
pressure water, large top opening cool box with 12v fridge unit, top opening dry locker
and stowage lockers above and below work surface.
2002 Nanni N4.50 54HP four cylinder diesel engine.
Fresh water heat exchanger cooling.
Reverse mounted with hydraulic “V” drive gearbox
Shaft driven MaxProp 17.5” feathering propeller.
Flex’ mounts. Electric start. Single lever controls.
Engine hours: 2,693 Nov’ 22
Last serviced: Spring 2022
Fuel – 91 litre main and 91 litre auxiliary tanks
Fresh water – 205 litres
Hot water - 40 litre heated by engine or 240v immersion heater.
12 volt system :-
1 x 100ah engine start (new Nov’ 22) and 3 x 12v 100ah domestic batteries.
Engine alternator charging
Efoy 1200 fuel cell charger.
12v lighting throughout. Navigation lights.
Link Ten battery monitor.
240 volt system:-
Shore power cable with inlet socket and RCB
Immersion heater in hot water tank.
Marine battery charger
2004 complete rewire using tinned wire. 2004 custom switch panel with Nich’ 43 schematic.
Spars & Rigging
Masthead sloop rig
Grey painted single spreader keel stepped alloy mast and slab reefing boom.
2 x 2002 Reckman headsail furling gear
1 x 19 s/steel wire standing rigging with backstay adjuster – Renewed 2019.
2002 running rigging.
Spinnaker pole adjustable mast track
Deck stowed spinnaker pole. Jockey pole.
Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
2 x Lewmar 52ST primaries
2 x Barient 22-39 secondaries
1 x Lewmar 8 mainsheet
2 x halyard winches on mast
1 x Lewmar 40 reefing on mast
Mainsail – 2019 by Ratsey, Full battened, slab reefing.
140% Genoa – 2019 by Ratsey
No.3 Jib (Solent Jib) 2020 by Gowan Sails
Cruising chute with Dark Horse logo – 2020 by Ratsey
2003 Tailored overall winter cover (stanchions out) by Jeckells.
2002 B&G Hydra instrument system with 2 x FFD displays and 6 x analogue displays.
2002 B&G Hydra / Whitlock autopilot.
2007 Yeoman active chart table.
2003 ICS Nav 6+ Navtex.
2003 Icom M501 VHF R/T.
2003 Icom DSC100 DSC controller.
Raytheon C120 GPS plotter with mast mounted radome.
Phillips MK6 GPS.
Deck & Equipment
S/steel Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires with gates to P & S
Twin roller stemhead fitting, chain jammers, anchor locker.
45lb CQR anchor, chain & warp.
Lewmar VX Vertical electric anchor windlass – new 2012
Stern stowed Bruce anchor and chain plus warp.
Varnished steering wheel
Varnished halyard boxes and folding boarding ladder
Bow & stern mooring cleats and fairleads
Grey folding sprayhood on s/s frame – Dolphin Sails – New 2018
Manual and electric bilge pumps
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.