• Nelson Nelson 40'

    "Bold Ranger"

    Bold Ranger is one of the later built Nelson 40's with a grp superstructure. She has been very well maintained over her lifetime and has been used as a training vessel over the last 12 years. She had her out of the water survey in August 2021 for the renewal of her 5 year COP Category 2 for 8 persons. A stability /heel test was also completed at the same time. Everything to keep her in code will be sold with the vessel, with the exception of the liferaft which is hired.

    She comfortably sleeps 6( one twin aft, one twin forward that can be a double with an insert and a double in the lower saloon which requires the table to be lowered. This is a very useful passage berth when on a long trip. There is an extra single berth in the wheelhouse).

    She comes with brand new Houdini Marine windows for the wheelhouse and forward, recently fitted.

    Brand new cover for the windlass, aft box covers, flybridge cover, wheelhouse covers and hatch covers.

    New propellors were fitted in September 2020(FAL Propellors).
    Cutlass bearings were replaced in January 2017. The port shaft was replaced at the same time.
    All seacocks were serviced or replaced in May 2021.
    Both toilets renewed in 2019.
    New bench seat cushions in the wheelhouse and carpets replaced throughout in 2019.

    Both engine turbo's, injectors & rocker cover gaskets replaced/rebuilt 2018
    All cooling pipework & coolers cleaned or replaced, both fresh water pumps replaced, tappets checked and port header tank replaced 2017/8.
    Port engine starter replaced 2019. Spare aboard.
    Alternators for both engines, tachometers and alarms replaced 2019.
    New flybridge dials and panel, oil pressure gauges and alarms replaced 2021.

    There is a comprehensive spares package built up over many seasons including starter motor, prop shaft, drive plate, filters, impellors,pumps, most flexible pipes for the engines, and a lot more!

    Bold Ranger has just completed her 5 year survey and is afloat, ready to work or she would make a very comfortable family boat.


    Engine start up from cold


    and other videos showing foredeck tour and aft, and videos of the boat interior.





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  • LOA: 40.66' / 12.4m
    LWL: - / -
    Beam: 11.8' / 3.6m
    Draft: 4.9' / 1.5m
    Year: 1978
    Hull Material: GRP

  • Engines: 2* Diesel Shaft drive
    Accom: 7 berths
    Builder: Guernsey Boatbuilding
    Designer: John Askham TT Boat designs
    Location: Scotland West Coast
    Price: ££62,500

  • For further information
    Please Contact:

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

  • Accommodation

    2 double berths, 1 twin berth and on e single berth in 4 cabins including saloon and wheelhouse.
    Plastimo gas stove with twin burner and grill. Microwave cooker.
    3 sinks in plastic and stainless steel
    2 Jabsco toilets
    Refrigerator running off 24 volts or 240 volts
    Pressurised Cold and hot water from calorifier headed from starboard engine and immersion heater when on shorepower.
    Uphostery is in teak and mahogany.
    Carpets throughout replaced in 2019
    Bench seat cushions replaced in 2019
    Blue curtains
    Carpets throughout boat
    Stereo Radio with CD player

  • Mechanical

    Twin Ford Sabre 212hp indirect cooled 6 cylinder turbo marine diesels with Borg Warner gearboxes coupled to shaft drive. Gearboxes were renewed in 2018/2019 and have only run 500 hours since. The engines were last serviced in 2021.Extensive engine spares.

    Beta 8Kw marine generator

  • Electrical

    6 batteries 12 volt 105Ah each. New in 2019
    Batteries charged by engine driven alternators or generator or from mains powered Chargemaster 24/20-3 charger.
    240 volt shore power with 6 socket outlets

    Full navigation lights including Anchor light and NUC (Not under control) lights
    Comprehensive interior lighting.

    Wynn Screen wipers.

  • Navigation

    2 Sestrel binnacle compasses
    Raymarine Log/Speed. New 2019
    Raymarine Depth Sounder. New 2019
    Icom VHF and Standard Marine VHF. DSC.
    3x Raymarine GPS. New 2019
    Raymarine Chart Plotter with integral GPS. New 2019
    Raymarine autopilot. New 2018
    Ramarine Radar. New 2018

    2 Clocks and barometers.

  • Safety

    10 Kru lifejackets with lights
    2 Horseshoe lifebuoys
    2 Harness sets
    Gas Detector
    Fixed and hand held foghorns
    Permanently fixed radar reflector
    Fire extinguishers throughout the vessel and serviced annually
    3 Electric automatic bilge pumps and one manual pump

  • Deck

    Stainless Steel Pulpit and stanchions with mahogany cappings.
    Stainless steel davits
    Blue spray hood. New
    Cockpit cover. New
    Lofrans Tigres electric windlass with New Cover.
    Delta main anchor with 50M chain
    Danforth kedge anchor with 50M Warp
    One cockpit cushion
    Boat hook
    Warps & Fenders

  • Features


  • Defects

    Certain wheelhouse and forward windows need replacing. The necessary new windows come with the boat and only need fitting

  • Owner's Comments

    As Bold Ranger has been used as a training vessel and is coded she has to be kept in tip top condition.
    Every auxillary part of the engines either replaced or overhauled in the past five years, as well as two new gearboxes
    The engine hours are higher than normal as she has been well used. The high engine hours should be of no concern as they have been meticulously maintained. Ther condition is in my opinion much better than most boats of the same age with similar engines.

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.