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Nelson Weymouth 42

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12.50m (41'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 180hp, Ford Sabre (1978)



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Extra Details

Builder Halmatic
Lying Helford
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 07/10/2003


Engine 2 x Diesel 180hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre (1978)
Engine Hours Engine1: 600 approx engine2: 600 approx
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 15 knots
Max speed (approx) 18 knots
Engine spares tick

The Engines were fully rebuilt in 2004 with new liners, pistons,shells,valve guides, oil pump, valve seats and valves recut. stbd engine new main heat exchanger. (photographic evidence available). New turbocharger to stbd engine. Fuel injection pumps and injectors overhauled. Gearboxes stripped and rebuilt with new clutch packs. Generator new pistons rings. cutlass bearing renewed (2013). 600 hours approx since re-build.
Engine exhaust risers and injection elbows new 2015
annual service of engines and generator.
2 new batteries were fitted in 2016


LOA 12.50m (41'0")
Beam 3.60m (11'10")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The layout of the boat has been arranged to provide practical sea comfort. A large master cabin, with en-suite facilities is provided aft and a twin berth cabin forward. For extra guests the dinette converts to a double berth and the settee in the wheelhouse provides an additional single berth.

The hull has been re-painted but the superstructure is the original grp finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Echo sounder tick

The radar,chartplotter, radio,autopilot,depthsounder/log,anchor windlass,electric toilets are all functional, along with the generator and and battery charger which is a 3 stage 40 amp 24 volt unit.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
(Plough + CQR)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (3 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Nelson 40 needs no introduction as the boat of choice for Pilots and the older style Nelsons are arguably the prettiest. Well appointed with good sized engines giving very capable performance in one of the most seaworthy hulls built.

This Nelson 40 is in great condition. Bought by its current owner 12 years ago she has undergone a full refit including a full rebuild of the engines. Since then all the necessary maintanance issues have been attended to.

Built in 1978 she was first in class of this class of boat built by Halmatic and she was displayed at the 1978 Boatshow as well as featuring in the Halmatic Brochure.

She has all the lovely features of a 1970's Nelson, sleek lines, the teak trim well varnished and the recently painted hull making her look like she really has been cared for.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Nelson Weymouth 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by Christopher Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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