• Nelson Nelson 45' - SOLD

    "Island Fox"

    This Nelson 45 is in very good condition and has benefited from regular maintenance. She has until recently been used as a training vessel and was MCA coded. This has now lapsed, but it would take very little to bring her back to coding standard.
    Recently both main engines have been re-built and have only run 20 hours since. Serviced 2019.
    All her plumbing has been renewed.
    Main electrics have been replaced, except the wiring in the roof as there have been no issues with it.
    New Gas Cooker with oven, two burner gas hob and grill
    The woodwork on the coach roof has been replaced along the sides. Parts that have not needed replacement have been treated and repainted.
    The props are turned regularly and the engines turned at the same time.
    Her deck is teak and original. This has been looked at by John Hill and they have said there is plenty of life left in them.
    Life rafts were rented and have gone back. The two life raft cradles are in place.
    In 2018/9 her paint work was completely stripped back to the wood, primed and repainted.
    Since all the work was done she has been in undercover storage.

  • LOA: 44.9' / 13.7m
    LWL: - / -
    Beam: 12.8' / 3.9m
    Draft: 3.9' / 1.2m
    Year: 1972
    Hull Material: GRP

  • Engines: 2* Diesel Shaft drive
    Accom: 6 berths
    Builder: Auto Marine, Bembridge
    Designer: Peter Thornycroft
    Location: West Coast Scotland
    Price: ££59,950

  • For further information
    Please Contact:

    Steve: +44 (0) 780 320 2311
    Harry: +44 (0) 777 868 2909

  • Accommodation

    There are 6/7 berths below decks as follows. Arrangement from forward.
    Forward cabin has two single berths in 'V' formation with good stowage below berths. Heads to Port side of Frd. cabin and hanging locker and stowage cupboard and drawers to Starboard.
    Saloon has 'U' shaped settee to Port side with large dining table this converts to a double berth. good stowage above and below settee arrangement. Galley is situated opposite to Starboard in Saloon and is a 'L' shape with good work surface area lockers and cupboards. Sink, New Two Burner Cooker with oven and grill, Fridge.
    Wheelhouse has Helm position to Port side with helm seat and Chart Table settee which can make an occassional berth. Starboard side of wheelhouse has Nav Table passenger seat and cupboard and shelving aft.
    Aft Cabin has large large single berth to Port and Starboard side out boards also ensuite Heads and large hanging locker and cupboard space.

  • Mechanical

    2 x Ford Mermaid Dorset turbo charged marine diesel engines. Total Power: 520hp - 260hp each engine.
    6 x Cylinders each engine.
    Shaft drives
    2 x fixed blade Bronze propellers.
    Cruising Speed: 12knots approx
    Maximum Speed: 18knots approx.
    Both engines were reconditioned in 2017 and approx. Approx engine Hrs since rebuild 20hrs.
    Last serviced 17.9.2019

  • Electrical

    There are 24volt electrics throughout supplied by 8 x 12 volt batteries which in turn are charged by the engine alternators. Also 240v shore power or Gen set assisted Victron battery charger.
    240v shore power supply with Victron Centaur inline battery charger. Shore power cable.
    3Kva Generator set requires a service.
    Batteries replaced ( 2018/19 )

  • Navigation

    Navigation and Electronics
    Full navigation lighting.
    Francis Searchlight
    Moores Sestrel Compass
    Moores Hand Held Compass.
    Raymarine ST60 Log/Speedo.
    Raymarine ST60 Depth Sounder.
    Raymarine E90 Wide Colour GPS Plotter with Digital array Radar. Garmin 152 back up GPS.
    Icom M601 fixed base VHF Radio. Cobra Hand Held VHF Radio. Pinta Autohelm system.
    McMurdo Smartfinder Epirb.

  • Safety

    Safety Gear
    4 x foam fire extinguishers
    2 x Co2 Fire extinguishers.
    1 x Engine space automatic extinguisher system. 6 x Manual Bilge Pumps
    2 x Electric Bilge Pumps.
    2 x Liferings with lights and floating lines.
    14 x Lifejackets.
    Fire Blanket.
    Pilot mini gas alarm.
    Francis Searchlight.
    Air Horn.
    Full set of code flags.
    Radar Reflector Firdell Blipper typ

  • Deck

    Hull and Deck are of GRP with decks being overlaid in Teak. ( Hull colour striking Dark Blue )
    Superstructure is of high quality Marine Ply.
    Interior finish of Mahogany and Mahogany faced Marine Ply. Upholstery finished to a solid Blue cloth.
    2 x Stainless steel shafts.
    2 x Bronze fixed blade propellers.
    2 x Bronze 'P' Brackets.
    2 x Bronze rudders.
    Dual station helm positions with Hydraulic steering.
    Deck Gear
    Large Stemhead Bow Anchor Roller
    Lofrans Falcon Electric Anchor Windlass with rope drum. 45lb CQR Anchor & 54 metres of chain
    45lb CQR Anchor with 10 metres chain and 30m warp. Solid Stainless steel hand rails.
    Opening ports and hatches.
    Deck vents.
    Mooring cleats and fairleads.
    Liferaft cradles fitted on coachroof.
    Boarding ladder.

  • Features

    Classic Nelson 45 in very good condition for her age. Engines recently re-built. a great chance to aquire one of these legendary vessels at a very modest price.

  • Defects

    Two new windows required. One on the bridge and one in the aft cabin.
    Hull will require painting at some time in the future.

  • Owner's Comments

    In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Vendor 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 particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not in any way guaranteed. These particulars are intended as a guide only and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Prospective buyers are advised to check the specification and condition of the vessel for themselves, and where appropriate, at their own expense, to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and sea trial and/or to have an engine trial conducted.