Nicholson 38

Used Boats

Nicholson 38

Year: 1972, Location : Salcombe

£ 34,950

  • Builder/Designer
    £ 34,950
    Hannah Penn
  • Dimensions
    11.53m 37'9"
    3.44m 11'4"
    1.58m 5'2"
  • Engine
    Volvo Penta
  • Tanks
    283L Total
    453L Total

Nicholson 38 Ketch for sale lying Salcombe, Devon. The Nicholson 38 Ketch has the reputation of a vessel built to last. This particular vessel “Hannah Penn” was commissioned in 1972 and has had only 2 owners since new, the last owner has owned her for nearly 30 years. The owner has spoken of her always looking after him, and he has always looked after her and with her not being sailed as regularly as he would like, he is now looking for a new loving home for her.  She has benefited from many improvements including a new engine in 2009 and new rigging in 2011, and new galley in the same year. The Nicholson 38 Ketch has 6 berths in 2 cabins 2 heads, making for a very comfortable time aboard.

Nicholson 38 Interior Layout

Interior Layout

GRP Hull Deck and Superstructure.
Teak Laid Deck.
Painted Hull.
Long Keel.
Transom hung rudder.

Volvo Penta D2-40. (New 2009).
2 Cylinder Diesel Engine.
On Shaft to 3 blade Propeller with Rope Cutter.
242 Hours (March 2020).
Cruising Speed: 5-6 Knots.
Top Speed: 8 Knots.

Ketch Rig.
Stainless Steel Rigging (New 2011)
Harken Roller Reefing Headsail.
Slabbed reef main.
Spinnaker Pole.

Cruising Chute.
Mizzen Staysail.
Storm Jib (Hanked).
Spitfire Jib (Hanked).
Working Jib (Hanked).
No 2 Jib (Hanked).
Ghoster (Hanked).

3 Main Sheet Winches.
1 Mizzen Sheet Winch.
3 Genoa Winches.

Navigation Aids
Garmin GPS Linked to Yeoman Plotter.
Raytheon 10x Radar.
Binnacle compass.
2 x Handbearing Compass.
Sailor Radio with RDF.
Raymarine Log.
B&G Harrier Log.
Walker Log.
Raymarine Autopilot with Fluxgate Compass.
Echo Sounder.
Raymarine ST50 Wind instruments.
NASA Target Weather Info.

3 x 12v Batteries – One Engine (2019) and Two Domestic.
Charged Via Alternator.
Solar Panel.
Shore Power.

Ground Tackle
Anchor with Chain.
Manual Windlass
1 x 45Lb CQR Anchor.
1 x 25LB CQR Anchor.

Fuel Tanks x2, 170L Main Tank, 113L Wing Tank.
Water Tank x 2 340L Main Tank, 113L Wing Tank.
Pressurised Water System.
Valiant Geyser Water Heater in Galley.


  • Bilge Pumps Manual and Auto.
  • Navigation Lights.
  • Pushpit Pulpit and Gaurdwires.
  • Dodgers
  • All Over Cover.
  • Tonneau Screens.
  • Winter Cockpit Screens.
  • Canvas Cover.
  • Clock and Barometer.
  • Gas detector.
  • Searchlight.
  • Horn.
  • Warps and Fenders.
  • Boathook x 2
  • Boarding Ladder.
  • Engine Spares.
  • Cutlery and Crockery.
  • Spotlight
  • Zodiac Dinghy
  • Life raft.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Lifebuoy x 2
  • Fire Blanket.
  • Fire Extinguishers (Exp. Unknown)
  • 11ft Dory with Mariner 3.3hp 2 Stroke (By separate negotiation)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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