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1980 Nelson 34

Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada

C$89,900

Puffin – Nelson 34, GRP, rare Diesel Pilot Launch, Twin Screw, Semi-displacement

PLEASE WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IN THE LINK BELOW: (copy & paste)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD2-LE8VSZE

Design, Roland Paxton, Yacht Designers of Cowes, Isle of Wight and the legendary Nelson line of seaworthy and fast Pilot launches (18 knots) conceived by Commander Peter Thorneycroft, of Cowes. The active global Nelson Boat Owner’s Club, which he founded with Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, hosts European cruises and member’s annual dinner at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London.

Builder: Hinks of Appledore, Devon (circa 1980) and GRP Hull by Halmatic with refits 2005, 2015 and 2019 and always professionally maintained to a very high standard

A smart sea boat, this incomparable twin screw harbor launch is uniquely designed to power and plane with ease at 18 knots in the heaviest chop or swells and cruise at 15 knots.

This Nelson 34 was built as Her Majesty’s Custom and Excise Launch Puffin in 1980, but was finished to yacht standards with teak floors, trim and cabinetry and was sold into private hands four years later and in (2005) became “the toy” of boating enthusiast and famous British rock star and lead singer and composer of “The Who” – Pete Townshend from whom the present owner purchased her in 2018. Puffin was imported directly to Halifax, N.S. from Falmouth, Cornwall.  after a further refit by Falmouth Boat Works.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: PUFFIN
Make: Nelson
Model: 34
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NEL456798880
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 34 ft / 10.36 m
Length Overall: 34 ft / 10.36 m
Beam: 11 ft / 3.35 m

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Pilothouse, Trawlers, Tug

Contact

Scott Carroll
Atlantic Yacht Sales

Office

Atlantic Yacht Sales
4425 Hwy 3
Chester, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902-593-1280
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Full Specs

This eye-turning and highly seaworthy boat is lightly used and in top condition, boasting two Perkins Sabre marine, 6-cylinder, 225 hp (each) dependable, and fuel saving diesel engines reconditioned in 2015. New shafts and rudder glands were installed in 2018 with new engine wiring.

Fully functioning extensive electronics and Nav system, boasts a complete Raymarine package including open scanner radar and chart plotter, autopilot, wind instruments. Other features include: heavy duty windshield wipers; diesel heating system to main cabin (Eberspacher); stove, sink, fridge, electric windless, tread master exterior decking, horn, spot lamp, radar reflector, VHF radio, sound system 2019, night lamps, nav and running lights, signal mast, swim/boarding ladder, etc.

The large open after deck is a plus for fine days and the self-draining cockpit boasts optional custom retractable canvass with side panels. Full standing head room main throughout. Trunk cabin, with captain and navigator’s seats is augmented by additional lounge seat and galley equipped with fridge, stove, and sink amenities. Forward is the full headroom cuddy with twin berths and marine head.

Cruising speed 15 knots

Max speed 18 knots

 

LOA 34 ft.

Beam 11 ft.

Max draft aft 3.5 feet

Min draft forward 2 ft.

 

Displacement dead weight 16,000 lbs

Fuel Tanks Cap 700 L

Freshwater Tanks Cap 200 L

 

Port Engine:

Perkins, 225 TI Sabre, 1997, 6 cyl, 225 hp, 4 blade bronze propeller.

Hours register 326 when removed, refurbished and repainted in 2014

 

Starboard Engine:

Perkins, 225TI Sabre 1997 cyl, 225 hp, 4 blade bronze propeller.

Hours register 330 when removed, refurbished and repainted in 2014

 

Construction Hull

Bullet proof Halmatic/Nelson construction, Black painted hull in 2018 to a high standard, D fendering, Treadmaster decking 2012

 

Deck Gear

Electric Windless, large aft deck locker, stainless steel handrails.

 

Navigation

Raymarine Hybrid touch chart plotter – screen in wheelhouse at helm

Raymarine open radar scanner

Autopilot system

Garmin backup GPS

Windspeed and direction

Tri data

ICOM IC-M100 VHF

Horn

Spot lamp

Heavy duty windshield wipers

New sound system (2020)

 

Accommodation

Forward twin V-bunks

Sea head

Craft teak joinery

Suspended helm seat

Galley with fridge, sink (manual fresh water pump), 2-burner stove, gas oven

 

Miscellaneous

Dock lines and fenders

Life rings

Records and drawings

Steel storage cradle, adjustable pads (new 2018)

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT CARROLL FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BOAT

scott@atlyachts.com

1-902-593-1280 PRESS 2

Atlantic Yacht Sales offers professional and knowledgeable advice whether buying or selling. Our mission is to provide a level of service that our customers rave about.

. We have over 62 years of experience in importing and exporting yachts.
. We offer professional captain Services for short or long distance deliveries.
. We have brokerage representation from  the Atlantic Coast to Ontario.
. We have in house expertise in mechanical and electrical yacht services.

Atlantic Yacht Sales offers a unique approach in putting buyers and sellers together. Our extensive industry experience and yachting industry contacts throughout North America coupled with our customer friendly positive attitude is what makes Atlantic Yacht Sales the right choice for you.


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