Designed by the renowned Camper and Nicholson, the Nicholson 35 is a truly superb passage maker with stunning lines and a build quality to match.
Micaro (build #188) is a late-model tall-rig version with the much superior shaft drive and a recent low-hours engine and gearbox. She has been extensively upgraded and refitted by the current owner and is ready to go sailing.
The list of extras and improvements is listed within these details - please see the owner's comments.
Recent reviews of the Nic 35 in Yachting Monthly (Summer 2016) and PBO (March 2017) give very helpful insight into these classic sea-boats.
Currently ashore in Falmouth, pleas call us for more details or to arrange a viewing.
All inventory items marked with an asterisk (*) have been fitted during current ownership.
BETA 2203 50hp diesel. Fitted 2006. Hours: 527 *
Cruising speed 6.5 knots, max. 7.3 knots
ZF M1V V-drive gearbox (2006). Hours: 527
Variprop 3-blade feathering propeller. Pitch is adjustable ahead and astern*
S/steel propshaft and cutless bearing (2006)*
Ambassador Marine oil-filled stern gland and rope cutter*
Speedseal impeller housing*
Link 20 battery monitor *
4 x 105Ah batteries to form 420Ah house bank (2006)*
Barden Red Flash engine-start battery*
Barden Red Flash anchor winch battery in forepeak*
Mobitronic 45-amp battery charger (2006)*
100amp engine alternator (2006)*
Adverc smart regulator (2006). Complete spare new Adverc unit*
42 gallons imperial diesel (185 litres)
Lewmar Horizon 900 anchor winch with hand-held and remote operation from cockpit (2006)*
Anchors: Delta 20kg*. CQR 35lb
60mts 8mm chain spliced to 40mts rope *. Note that this rode self-stacks
Special oversize mooring bollards on foredeck*
Hood fully-battened main with Fredericksen battcar system * and stackpack.* Excellent condition.
Battcar system fully overhauled with new parts 2015 and new stackpack made by SKB Sails
Osen genoa on Furlex gear. Good condition.
Doyle UPS furling asymmetric gennaker on Facnor continuous-line furling gear*. Excellent condition
Hanked staysail for detachable inner forestay. This is an oldish sail but quite serviceable. Kept on board as an emergency headsail.
Storm jib (unused)
Butler Verner cruising chute with snuffer. Old but perfectly serviceable.
Harken extra genoa cars on caprail adjustable from cockpit for offwind sailing*
Harken fully adjustable mainsheet car system with triple ratchet-blocks mainsheet tackle*
Main halyard can be operated from cockpit*
Lewmar 44ST primaries. Lewmar 30 secondaries
Selden gas-strut rigid vang*
Scott Boomlock gybe preventer*
Raymarine C80 plotter on swingarm for cockpit viewing (2007)*
Raymarine GPS for above (2007)* Software updated 2015
Phillips AP8 GPS (interfaced with radar and Yeoman plotter)
Yeoman Plotter system embedded in chart table lid*
Furuno 1831 36-mile radar with MARPA system for target tracking*
Simrad/Dataline log/speedo, windspeed/direction/closehauled (with complete spare m/head unit)/depth sounder
Neco autopilot – rebuilt by Greenham Regis. 100% reliable and very robust
Plastimo steering compass
Navtex Plus Nav4 (printing version)
Extensive professional interior re-varnishing 2016
Upholstery in maroon/white broad stripes *. All professionally cleaned in 2015
Boat rewired with custom-made switch panel*
Spinflo Nelson cooker – 2 burners/grill/oven*
Frigoboat K35F fridge unit with keel cooler*
Large 135 litre capacity fridge box.
Fridge is very efficient in hot climates - has keel-mounted heat exchanger.
Lavac WC with spare pump
Shower H&C with Jabsco drain pump. Custom teak shower grille*
13amp ringmain with 9 x 3-pin sockets*
RCD Shorepower unit*
Engine-driven calorifier unit with 240v 1.25Kw immersion heater for hot water on shore power*
200watt inverter 12/240v for laptop etc*
Unisolar 32 watt flexible solar panel with controller*
NEW Omni-directional TV aerial at masthead with amplifier*
Sony radio/CD with JBL saloon speakers and Sony cockpit speakers*
65 galls imperial fresh water (290 litres)
NEW Gebo deck hatches 2014
Windpilot Pacific windvane steering system*
2 horseshoe rings with lights/ Lifesling MOB pack
Dinghy-Tow System. (Imported from Canada. This allows you to tow the dinghy with outboard on, backwards with just the tip of the bow in the water. Has towed a 3.10mt. Avon with a 15HP on across the Channel in a Force 7. System can be engaged/disengaged single-handed. Solves the dinghy stowage problem and allows a much larger tender for cruising. Tender can be swung up against backstay in marinas if required*)
Cockpit cushions custom-made to make large double berth in cockpit with teak-slat insert*
Ocean Covers sprayhood with re-leathered rear and side grab-bars (2013)*
Ocean Covers all-over weatherproof cockpit tent (2013)*
Removable teak cockpit table
Teak folding boarding ladder
Various good quality ropes/warps/sheets/bosun’s hardware/fenders/spares etc*
I have had Micaro since 1998, only her third owner. During my ownership, she has been extensively refitted, as may be seen from the inventory, and carefully maintained. Winters have always been ashore, heated and dehumidified. She is being sold in ready to go condition.
Since 1999 I have cruised Micaro, mainly singlehanded, in the Channel, Scillies, Southern Ireland, Brittany and Atlantic France down to Rochefort where she wintered in 2002/3. In 2003 she was trucked to Gruissan on the Med. and cruised South of France, Corsica, Sardinia, all of Western Italy, Sicily and Malta, from a base on the Tiber river near Rome from 2003 to 2008. She was re-engined (and gearbox) in 2006. Stern gear, engine controls, main batteries, battery charger and regulator and anchor winch were all renewed at the same time. All these have effectively only done three seasons, hence the low hours.
She was laid up ashore in Rome 2009-2011 as business and family commitments precluded her use. In late 2011 she was sailed up to Antibes and trucked straight to Falmouth Marina, where she has been very lightly used for local daysailing.
Micaro inspires great confidence and is a tremendous seaboat with surprising performance. She loves a blow and has an easy and comfortable motion. The furling gennaker gives her good light-air ability as well. She worked really well as a liveaboard for 6 months of the year in the Med, being well-ventilated below and with a spacious and comfortable cockpit.
I am selling as I have now bought a larger boat.