Nelson 42 Weymouth

Gentleman's TSDY cruiser.
£78,500.00 (Approx US$106,941.34)
  • Boat REF#  ·  304677
  • Length  ·  12.62m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 150hp, Ford Sabre [port] & Ford Mermaid[stbd] (1978)
  • Lying  ·  North Wales
Boatshed North Wales
Boatshed North Wales
Chris Tindall

Extra Details

Builder Halmatic
Lying North Wales
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 85.0 ltr (18.7 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 22/01/2019


Engine 2 x diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Ford Sabre [port] & Ford Mermaid[stbd] (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
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

Originally fitted with 2 x Ford Mermaid engines that were both 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. Cutlass bearing renewed (2013). 600 hours approx since re-build.
Engine exhaust risers and injection elbows new 2015
Port engine and gearbox replaced with a fully rebuilt Ford Sabre unit in 2020, only 10 hours use since fitting.


Length 12.62m
Beam 3.60m
Draft Min 1.07m
Draft Max 1.07m
Displacement 9,000kg (19,845.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish 2 pack 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 upholstery in the saloon has been re-covered with simulated cream leather as part of the restoration works, together with new curtains. Upgrades to the heads include the fitting of electric flush toilets, new showers and drain pumps in 2020.

The hull has been professionally re-painted with International Perfection Plus and the superstructure is the original grp finish.
All brightwork sanded back and varnished in 2020.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

New electric toilets, showers and pumps fitted 2020.
Diesel powered warm air blown heating.

3 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

New electric toilets, showers and pumps fitted 2020.
Diesel powered warm air blown heating.

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
(Plough + CQR)
30.00m of chain
50.00m of rode
Plastimo 2.3m dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

The original radar, radio, autopilot, depthsounder/log are all present and functional however they have been recently supplemented with;
Raymarine Tridata with log/speed/depth.
Simrad DSC VHF radio
Simrad GPS/Plotter
Simrad AIS transmit/receive
ACR Epirb
6 batteries, 2 per engine and 2 domestic charged by Phase Three smart charger.

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (3 manual / 1 electric)

Seago 4 person liferaft, new June 2018.

Broker's Comments

The Nelson 42 Weymouth is a classic semi displacement cruiser from the renowned Halmatic yard. The Nelson semi-displacement hull is a British icon and can handle offshore passages with ease.

This particular Nelson 42 has been the subject of extensive restoration works over the last few years and she is now in super condition, a real credit to her owners.

You may have seen her featured in a recent nine page article in Powerboat and Rib magazine, issue no 165, detailing the restoration. Please contact us for a copy of the article.

Check out the pictures and videos. In particular, the videos of the interior giving a virtual walkthrough from stern to stem! Starting in the aft cabin, through to the saloon, from there into the galley and dining area and ending at the forward cabin. She's an impressive boat!

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

This Nelson 42 Weymouth has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Tindall of Boatshed North Wales. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Looking for something smaller.

Where have you sailed her?

North Wales and NW England coast

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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