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1982 Camper & Nicholsons Nicholson 40 AC

Beaulieu, Hampshire


Some 39 Nicholson 40 ketches were designed and built by the prolific Camper & Nicholson yard and Sea Thyme is an aft cockpit version from 1982. She has just successfully completed the 2021 Round The Island Race. She has a 43hp Beta from 2010 ( with approximately 200 hours operation and last serviced Summer 2021 ) and a 4 blade Featherstream prop from 2016. Her hull is epoxied, her standing rigging and guardwires were replaced in 2014 and she has young Raymarine electronics. Shorepower, hot water, heating and wind vane steering. And, of course, heritage and those beautiful lines.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Sea Thyme
Make: Camper & Nicholsons
Model: Nicholson 40 AC
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Camper & Nicholson
Designer: Camper & Nicholson
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 40'0 ft / 12.20 m
Length Overall: 40'0 ft / 12.20 m
Beam: 11'4 ft / 3.45 m
Electrical Circuit: 240 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Beta
  • Model: 43
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 43hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Hours: 200
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Cruisers
Convertible Saloon Indicator: 1


William Rhys-Jones
BH Boat Sales


BH Boat Sales
BH Boat Sales Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour
Beaulieu, Hampshire, GB, SO42 7XB
Tel:+44 (0)1590 616316


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Dan Buoy




Boarding ladders

Cockpit cushions

Cockpit cover

Sprayhood frame

Windvane steering

Old Neco autopilot system


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