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Nelson 32 TSMY

  • Designer: Isle of Wight TT Boat Designs
  • Builder: Rutherfords, Liverpool
  • Year: 1963
  • Location Essex
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 9'4
  • Draft: 2'6


REF: 13261

Full Specification

Wooden Ships Comments


Nelson 32 built by Rutherfords, Liverpool in 1963 for the Thames River Police.

Bought by the present owner in 2010 when she was lying abandoned in a field, she then underwent a 3 year refit with more than 5000 man hours of work where much of the deck, superstructure, and systems were replaced.  There is a detailed set of photos from the refit available for prospective purchasers.

A capable motor boat with a cruising speed of 10 knots. she is a fine comfortable boat with a large and safe outside deck area plus accommodation with a double berth.  Two surveys from 2013 and 2017.


Length on Deck           32′

Beam                           9’4″





Clinker planked in mahogany all copper fastened on steamed Rock Elm timbers.

Varnished teak rubbing strakes on the hull in the usual Nelson fashion.

Solid yacht laid teak deck.

Superstructure of marine plywood with varnished mahogany trim.

Wooden floors with bronze through bolts.

Nelson 32 TSMY


Twin Perkins 6354 6cyl diesel engines of 105hp each.

Single lever controls of hydraulic gearboxes with fixed 3 blade bronze propellers.  Stern tubes both recently replaced.

8 – 10 knots cruising speed.

300 litres of fuel in a plastic tank aft

100 litres of water in 2 plastic tanks

4 batteries running 24 volt systems charged from the engine alternator or with shore power.



Large aft cockpit with seating.  Full canvas cockpit cover.

Raised wheelhouse with large aluminium framed windows.  Sloping solid back to the wheelhouse to enclose the helm position.

Centreline entrance to the wheelhouse with the helm to port and navigator set to starboard.

Starboard offset door into the main cabin with heads compartment to port and galley to starboard.

Heads compartment has a sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.

Galley has a 4 burner gas hob set in a stainless steel work top.  Single stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water from engine heated calorifier.

U-shaped seating at the forward end  around a saloon table.  Seating converts into a large double berth

Diesel fired hot air heating system.


Full specification and details available upon request



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.


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