Nicholson 55

1971
Designer
Raymond Wall
Builders
Halmatic Ltd.
Camper & Nicholson
Associations
?
# Built
26
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG/Aluminum

Dimensions

Length Overall
53 9 / 16.4 m
Waterline Length
39 1 / 11.9 m
Beam
14 3 / 4.4 m
Draft
8 2 / 2.5 m
Displacement
38,030 lbs / 17,250 kg
Ballast
17,900 lbs / 8,120 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
1,625 ft2 / 151 m2
Total Sail Area
1,140.4 ft2 / 106 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
508.1 ft2 / 47.2 m2
P
54 11 / 16.7 m
E
18 6 / 5.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
632.4 ft2 / 58.8 m2
I
61 4 / 18.7 m
J
20 7 / 6.3 m
Forestay Length
64 9 / 19.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
?
HP
72
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.38 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
22.99
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
47.07
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
283.14
heavy
Comfort Ratio
38.75
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.7
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

12 of these yachts were purchased by the English Ministry of Defence where they were in service for many years. A few hulls were built of aluminum.
Thanks to Ray Wall for providing photo and updated information.


For Sale

Have a sailboat to sell?
List it for free and it will show up here.

Subscribe

Get occassional updates about new features or featured sailboats.
You can opt out or contact us any time.