Nicholson 32

1962 — 1981
Designer
Charles A. Nicholson
Builders
Halmatic Ltd.
Camper & Nicholson
Association
Nicholson 32 Association
# Built
369
Hull Type
Long Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
31 11 / 9.8 m
Waterline Length
24 0 / 7.3 m
Beam
9 3 / 2.8 m
Draft
5 6 / 1.7 m
Displacement
12,200 lbs / 5,534 kg
Ballast
6,800 lbs / 3,084 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
470 ft2 / 43.7 m2
Total Sail Area
469.6 ft2 / 43.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
228.4 ft2 / 21.2 m2
P
33 1 / 10.1 m
E
13 9 / 4.2 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
241.3 ft2 / 22.4 m2
I
38 3 / 11.7 m
J
12 7 / 3.8 m
Forestay Length
40 3 / 12.3 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Watermota
Model
Panther
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
53 gal / 201 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.56 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.19
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
55.74
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
393.98
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
36.64
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.61
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

One of the most successful yachts built by Camper & Nicholson. Hulls were molded by Halmatic, at the time, sister company under the same corporate umbrella. A number of changes were made to the design during it’s nearly 20 year production run. Beginning around 1968, a number of boats were built under license by Rudder Yachts of Australia. Some of the later boats were sold directly from Halmatic.


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