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2004 Nicholson 45

A$  153,541*
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)7505 485950
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Located In:
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Current Price:
£ 79,950 Tax Paid (A$  153,541) 

Nicholson 45 for sale  

When first introduced the Nicholson 45 was highly regarded as the very latest in ocean racer design.

Her graceful lines were the epitome of her time with almost flush decks, a retrousse stern, balanced overhangs and attractive tumblehome. 

“Mertice” is believed to be the last of this modern classic design and is an absolutely fascinating vessel.

Moulded in 1998, but not commissioned until 2004, her hull is fitted with a Volvo 40hp saildrive and consists of a long fin fully encapsulated lead keel and full skeg hung rudder. Her cockpit is deep and well protected and she is a comfortable and stable ocean passagemaker. Her interior fit out is perhaps a little basic, as she was built originally for a sail training trust, but her upholstery and range of recently fitted storage cupboards are of a high quality and she is extremely bright and spacious down below.

Topsides her lines are breathtaking. 

In short, she is absolutely beautiful to look at.

Re-fitted twice in recent years by private owners, and being of comparably recent construction, she has the benefit of modern equipment as well as being blessed with gorgeous classic lines.

Due to an increase in family size, her current owner now wishes to buy a larger yacht, so much of her recent upgrades and preparations for blue water sailing have seen relatively light use.

Full details are in the main specification but her highlights and upgrades include:

Coppercoated (2018)
Hydrovane Self Steering Gear (new 2016)
New Sprayhood (2016)
New Bimini (2016)
New Standing rigging (2015)
New guard wires (2015)
New Granny bars (2015)
Most running rigging renewed (2015)
New Selden gennaker pole and downwind sail (2016)
New Sailbag and lazy jacks (2016)
Engine and Saildrive- out/overhaul including new diaphragm (2015)
Seacocks replaced 2016
Teak in cockpit area renewed 2016
Webasto cabin heating (2010)
Raymarine E80 chart plotter at chart table and repeater on pod at steering position (2010)
Raymarine ST6002+ Autopilot with linear drive and remote control (2010)
Raymarine ST60 instruments
Radar with scanner on post on stern
Feathering propeller (2009)
Liferaft (2010)
EPIRB (new 2016)
Dinghy and outboard


LYING: En-route Solent UK, expected available mid Dec 2019

Available to view by appointment

Please note all our listed yachts are privately owned and located at the owner's individual home port, marina or mooring and not one central location. Therefore due to the varying geographical locations of our yachts and the subsequent travel time and distances involved, please only make arrangements to view if actively considering purchase.

Office Hours Mon- Fri 09.30 – 17.30

Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact John Rodriguez Yachts

Tel: +44 (0)7505 485 950


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