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1966 Nelson 23 Cabin Utility/Harbour Launch - £1,400


Lying : Suffolk - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail

Nelson 23 Cabin Utility/Harbour Launch

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General Specification

Builder : Keith Nelson & Co Limited, Bembridge, Isle Of White
LOA : 7m (23ft 0in)
Beam : 2.5m (8ft 2in)
Draft : 1m (3ft 3in)


Mechanical & Electrical




The Nelson 23, which is a smaller version of the Nelson 30 Cabin Utility Launch (as exhibited at the 1961 International Boat Show - see link to advert at bottom of page), was built for use as a general runabout and day launch for utility use, and was based on the launches used by the Royal Navy to ferry officers, crew and supplies to frigates and destroyers on anchor or laid up in harbour. The Nelson 23 has a lovely classic shape, with her attractive cabin and wheelhouse, high cockpit combings, and clinker built hull. With some further work (understood to be predominantly cosmetic in nature) and general TLC, this example could be a lovely little craft, ideal for cruising or fishing on the Broads or coast, or as a utility boat, for example for ferrying crew and sails to a large racing yacht. Currently lying ashore.

Please note, the trailer shown in the photos is not included in the sale.


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