1978 Camper & Nicholsons 31

Type Sailboat
Make / Model Camper & Nicholsons / 31
Year / Condition 1978 / Used
Length / Width 31' / 10' 3"
Engine Single
Engine Description 28hp Yanmar 3GM30 3-cylinder
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Stock # 110536
Boat Location Saint Johns, FL
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Boat is located in St. Johns, Florida.

This classic Nicholson 31 was designed and built as an exceptional ocean cruiser by the renown Camper & Nicholson yard in England.

Hull #083, Taurus has been extensively refurbished and improved by expert James Baldwin of Cruising Yacht Services and is ready to sail anywhere.

Except where noted the refit work listed below was completed in 2019-2021.

More photos and links to videos available on request.

Hull and bottom:
- Sturdy transom-hung rudder
- Solid fiberglass hull with no blisters evident
- Repainted topsides with Proline 4800 polyurethane (2022)
- Two Interlux barrier epoxy coats and Pettit Trinidad Pro Blue antifouling (2022)
- All seacocks replaced with thru-bolted bronze Groco flanged base type

- Tiller steering
- Decks repainted with Kiwi Grip
- Deck trim areas repainted with Awlgrip
- Lifelines replaced with uncoated 1x19 stainless steel wire
- Sunbrella dodger and bimini
- Winches serviced, including two self-tailing winches in cockpit
- Teak handrails
- Two opening hatches
- Electric anchor windlass in recessed deck locker

Chart table with quarterberth, two bunk/settees with lee cloths in saloon, head and vanity with shower amidships with sliding door and v-berth forward. 6 headroom.
- Pressure water with 65-gal water tank in bilge
- Watertight collision bulkhead and door added aft of chain locker
- New overhead liner panels trimmed with sapele
- Varnished sapele lockers in forepeak and saloon
- Origo 3000 alcohol stove with locker under
- Lavac manual vacuum toilet with waste tank
- Icebox/fridge (not currently connected)
- Lagun table in saloon, also mountable in the cockpit


Sails and Rigging:
- New standing and running rigging
- Sturdy keel-stepped mast with Spartite deck seal
- New North Sails mainsail with three reef points, jack tackline for easy slab reefing
- Mack Pack stacking and reef system for the mainsail
- Tides Marine low friction mainsail track on mast
- Two halyard winches on mast
- Older 135% furling genoa in good condition with new Harken MKIV furler
- Boom vang
- Whisker pole

- Yanmar 3GM30 - 28hp 3-cylinder diesel, completely overhauled (new shaft and stern tube bearing)
- Bulmar high-capacity alternator with upgraded Electro max pulley and serpentine drive belt
- 16-gal fuel tank with Racor prefilter and fuel polisher
- Fuel tank top remade for tank gauge sender
- New prop shaft and Campbell Sailer 3 blade high thrust, low drag prop
- New exhaust system

Electrical and electronics:
- Six 100AH AGM batteries
- All LED lighting inside and out
- Lightning ground system from Marine Lightning Protection Inc.
- New switch panels
- 4 X 50W solar panels, including 2 on pole mount Solar-Trackers.
- Pro Safe Galvanic Isolator
- Blue Seas battery combiner
- Victron battery monitor
- 2000 W pure sine inverter/charger
- B&G instrument suite with Zeus3 9 display and two Triton repeaters
- B&G Halo radar (2022)
- AIS and VHF
- Forward Scan sonar
- Pelagic autopilot
- 30A shore power cord

Ground Tackle:
- Maxwell HR 10-8 electric anchor windlass.
- 175 of 5/16 G4 anchor chain with 100 nylon extension.
- Mantus primary anchor
- Danforth-type secondary anchor
- Surflo Pro Blaster salt water washdown pump system with bow and stern outlets

Other equipment:
- Monitor Wind Vane.
- Winslow 4-man life raft in valise.
- 7.5 inflatable dinghy (new)
- 50 water hose
- fenders and dock lines.
- Para-Tech sea anchor

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