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Camper and Nicholson 32 Mk 8

  • Located at Bursledon
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Year: 1972
LOA: 32


  • Make: Camper and Nicholson
  • Model: 32 Mk 8
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 0
  • Watertank size: 0 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yahmar
  • Horsepower: 20|horsepowerhp
  • Drive Type: Sterndrive
  • Fuel Type: 0
  • Fuel Tank Size: 0 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5 kn
  • Top Speed: 7 kn
  • Price: £9500
  • Location: In Bursledon
  • Year: 1972
  • LOA: 32' (9.75m)


The current owner has owned Gulliver Of Hamble for 16 years and used her for light cruising around the Solent. Gulliver has been loved and she has had some important work done on her i.e. rigging and light engine work. This being said, she will need to have further work on her to get her looking like a true "Nic". 
Gulliver has some nice features on her like in-mast mainsail furling, bow, and stern thrusters (So you can dock like a pro!). 



4/5 berths in forward cabin, aft and saloon

Matching light blue upholstery throughout (New)
Separate heads compartment and washbasin
Galley with 2 x hobs gas oven and grill
Coolbox, stainless steel sink, and storage.
x2 Paraffin lamps
Aft facing navigational station
12 volt electric lighting throughout the cabin
Central folding leaf table

Deck Equipment

Bow anchor
Approx 50m chain
Manual windlass
Spray Dodgers
Spray hood
x2 Boathooks
Boarding ladder
Teak Cockpit seats
Wooden washboards
Cockpit Table

Safety Equipment

Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
2 x Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Horseshoe lifebuoy (new)
Stainless steel lines for lifelines on deck
Navigation lights


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.

Mechanical & Rigging

Yanmar Diesel Engine 2GM20
Engine instruments: Oil Pressure gauge, tachometer, exhaust temperature gauge, ammeter, voltmeter
New (unused) starter motor
3 Bladed Prop


Sloop rig with alloy spars
Stainless steel standing rigging
(Standing rigging and running rigging New in 2016)
Genoa: Forestay furling (furling gear new in 2012)
Mainsail: In-mast furling system
Spinnaker pole
2 x self-tailing winches for genoa sheets
2 x mast mounted halyard winches
1 x coachroof mounted winch for in-mast furling
1 x deck winch for genoa furling

Main (furling) genoa
No. 2 genoa
Storm jib
Mainsail (with in-mast furling)



The Nicholson 32 was designed in 1962 by Peter and Charles Nicholson of Camper & Nicholson, then one of Britain's most prestigious custom boat builders, as a good value mid-sized cruising boat.

The rudder was split and rebuilt professionally in 2016.

This Nicholson 32 is a Mark VIII built by Halmatic in 1972. It has a long keel, tiller steered with a keel hung rudder

By modern standards, Nicholson 32s are massively strong in their build and remain popular as economical go-anywhere cruisers. They have a very high reputation for seaworthiness, many having made long ocean passages.

Length Overall: 32' 0" 9.70m
Beam: 9' 3" 2.80m
Draft: 5' 6" 1.60m
Displacement: 6,211 kg
Ballast: 3,100 kg

2 No. 12 volt 90 amp-hour engine batteries
2 No. 12 volt 90 amp-hour domestic batteries
1 No. 90 amp-hour battery for bow thruster
240-volt wiring system, to feed 4 domestic sockets from shore power

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