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    Default A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    I was in Bristol last week and got whisked from the airport by taxi. Return for my flight home was a more leisurely affair - yesterday was a lovely morning and I got the airport bus from "The Centre". Sitting on the upper deck I got lovely views and a guided tour! The next stop is...
    Anyway, I'll digress since this is a boaty forum. I spotted a lovely looking yacht very neatly parked here:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4466...i8192?hl=en-GB
    Can anyone help identify her? I've sailed on a couple of Nicholson 55s, on three separate occasions, and that was my initial thought - but the coachroof looks different and smaller. Is she a "Nicholson smaller than 55"? Or a 55 different from HMSTYs Dasher & Adventure?
    I'm simply trying to settle my curiousity.
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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Very handsome boat!

    The Ray Wall designed Nicholsons are here. If she is a 45 she is a very scarce and very desirable boat!

    https://sailboatdata.com/designer/wall-raymond

    I am of course completely biased.
    Last edited by Kukri; 30-11-19 at 21:17.

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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Thank you. I very nearly got off the bus to have a look - but didn't want to miss my flight! Somebody else, who I PMd, has suggested a 45...
    https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2...on-45-3494173/
    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/nicholson-45
    Last edited by A1Sailor; 30-11-19 at 19:11.
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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    There is a forumite here who posts occasionally who is one of the fortunate eight people lucky enough to own a 45, but I fancy his is one of the wooden coach roof ones. They were the swan song of the big Nicholson cruiser racers because of the oil price rise which triggered a world recession and put up the price of GRP at the same time.

    At present the Nic 55 owners group consists of five boats, one in Plymouth, one on the Orwell and three on the Solent and we know of one still owned by the MOD, one in Australia and one in Noumea but we are missing the other eighteen (we know two were lost).

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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Absolute cracker being offered by John Rodriguez, here:

    http://www.jryachts.com/yachts-for-s...son-45/1701303

    Wonderful, almost brand new, I tell you if I was 10 years younger..

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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    She's been there for many years (over 15). I always thought she was Adventure, but I'm not an expert.

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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterV View Post
    She's been there for many years (over 15). I always thought she was Adventure, but I'm not an expert.
    Adventure, the RN Nic 55 which took part in the first Whitbread RTW race (and finished second to Sayula iirc?) was given by the MOD to Russia in 2003. So far as I know she is still in Russia.
    Last edited by Kukri; 30-11-19 at 22:10.

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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterV View Post
    She's been there for many years (over 15). I always thought she was Adventure, but I'm not an expert.
    The Nich 55 ‘Adventure’ (a boat I’ve sailed many thousands of miles on and which has been round the world at least twice to my knowledge) was sailed to St Petersburg a few years ago and donated to the Russian Navy to encourage them in sail training. I assume they still have her.
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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    Thanks for all the responses. I was simply curious.
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    Default Re: A Nicholson presumably - what size?

    If you use the "measure tool" in google maps the boat appears to be 12.3 metres or 40ft

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