Nelson 34 - 1986 commissioned - 2006 Mermaid Mistral engines - £34.950 Classic Nelson 34 launch originally moulded by Tylers for the Admiralty, then sold to a private owner who completed her to a high standard. She was based in Cowes for many years then latterly on the East Coast. She is now based in Plymouth where she is ashore for the winter. "French Franks" has been the subject of continuous update and improvement including new engines, shafts and props in 2006, full osmosis treatment including rebuilding the rudders also in 2006, more recently all the windows have been removed, refurbished and refitted. Regular servicing with the latest service September 2016Construction and General
GRP hull deck and superstructure Dark blue hull with hardwood trim White superstructure Hydraulic steering with mechanical emergency tiller Full epoxy treatment 2006 New rudders and stern gear 2006 New engines 2006 with 280 Hrs Windows removed, refurbished and resealed 2015 Part 1 Registered from new
Accommodation layout and details
Original upholsteryHeating2 en suite cabinsThe Nelson 34 is a comfortable cruiser for a couple and occasional guests, sleeping 4 in 2 cabins, both with heads;
Fwd cabin with V berth and infill (double) storage cupboards and drop down chart table / desk, en suite head with Jabsco sea toiletAft cabin / saloon with dinette arrangement aft that converts to a double berth, Seats 4 in comfort and panoramic views from the windows.Linear galley to port with 2 burner cooker with grill and oven, large fridge, ss sink with H/C water, worktop with SS insert for cooker, mug rack and lots of storage.Head with Jabsco seatoilet, sink with H/C water, seperate shower unit with teak grating, solar vent.The Wheelhouse / cockpit is central in the boat with adjustable Helmsman and crew seats, 2 further jump seats, desk area to port, controls to starboard, 2 fans, hot air demister, open area with access to the side decks with storm boards.Externally there a high guardrails around the boat, with central and rear rail gates, access all around the boat, SS davits aft (not fitted) and foredeck with windlass and substantial cleats.
Engine, Mechanical, Electrical and Tankage
Twin Mermaid Mistral 6 cylinder turbo diesel engines370 Hp TotalFitted 2006Gearboxes completely refurbished by Mermaid in conjunction with new engines3 blade propellors280 Hrs total (70 Hrs in this ownership)Regularly servicedMechanical
Calorifier (engine and immersion)Ardic 432 DL heating system (serviced 2015)Electrical
12V DC system1 engine battery2 domestic batteries (2015)1 fridge battery (2015)Isolator switchesAlternator on each engine240 V AC shorepower system240 V Sterling battery charger240 V outletsTankage
4 Fuel tanks - 682L (150G) Total2 water tanks - 173L (38G) Total
Lofrans Royal anchor windlass and gypsy (manual) CQR anchor and chain Brittany kedge anchor with chain and warp Rail gates Spring cleats Outboard motor bracket Ensign staff Windscreen wipers Whitlock SS Davits (not currently fitted)
Seiwa Explorer 3 multifunction chartplotter / GPS / Radar Seiwa 2 KW radome 15" display Nasa AIS reciever (recieving power, not recieving targets at present ashore) NASA Clipper compass (2017), log and depth displays Northstar explorer 710 DCS VHF radio Nasa Target navtex unit (2017) Ritchie steering compass Hand bearing compass Clock and barometer Navigation lights Anchor ball day shape
Ships bell3 Manual bilge pumpsLifebuoy and lightFog hornRadar reflectorHorn
Fenders and warps Boat hook Storm boards for cockpit Bilge pump handles Windlass handle
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