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Camper Nicholson 55
(16,50 m) - 1974

Layout :

  • Length : 16,50 m (54' 1")
  • LOA: 54'6'' / 16.6 m
  • Beam: 4.36 m / 14'3"
  • Draft: 2.5 m / 8'2"
  • Air draft: 18 m / 59'
  • Light displacement: 17 tons / 37,478 lb
  • Ballast: 9 tons / 19,841 lb
  • Engine: PERKINS

Tax paid for Noumea.

Based in New Caledonia

Price : 12 M XPF / 100 600 €

Strong construction. Only 26 units were built by Camper & Nicholson out of this design. Seaworthy yacht and really comfortable at sea in all weather conditions.

Major update in June 2021.

Easy to sail single-handed.

Interior fittings :

4 to 6 sleeps

  • 2 cabins (aft and fore)
  • 2 bathrooms (shower and toilets -electric and manual)
  • Central saloon
  • U-shapped galley
  • Sail compartment
  • Workshop

Listing :


Large monohull sailboat Nicholson 55 type, GRP, built in 1974 by the Camper and Nicholson shipyard, UK, designed by Raymond Wall.
Central cockpit. Survey reports (2012) no osmosis.
Last work done in June 2021 : engine completely overhauled, Raymarine pilot installed, running rigging revised, new beacon, fire extinguishers revised, bottom paint done.

Engine overhauled in June 2021

PERKINS 4236 (installed 1997)
KIWI PROP 4 blades propeller
Starter and alternator (2011)


Masthead sloop, 1 spreaders set
Sail area 120m²
Main sail in good condition
Furling genoa in good condition
Staysail + storm jib on removable stay
Heavy spinnaker 200 sq. meters + sock
Running rigging reviewed in June 2021
2 hydrolics genoa winches at the cockpit with foot command

Ground tackle

LOFRANS 24V 1700W electric windlass
Main anchorage: 40 kg ROCNA anchor + 50 m of 12 mm chain
Secondary anchorage: 25 kg anchor + 30 m of 12 mm chain
30 m of 24 mm hawsers


Fresh water: 2 x 500L
Pressurized water
ENO 2 burners stove + oven
Hot water tank
Radio CD player + TV


Houses batteries: 4 x 110Ah (2014)
Engine batteries: 2 x 95Ah 12V (2016), one of wich is charged by a solar panel to power the electric toilet and the mooring and navigation lights
24V systemelectrical circuit
Solar panels: 2 x 110W
Battery charger: 220V/24V/ 50A (2018)
AIR BREEZE wind turbine

Electronics and navigation tools

RAYMARINE ST60 instruments
LOWRANCE charts reader
Raymarine autopilote (installed June 2021)


SEACLONE Hypalon aluminium 3 m RIB
MERCURY 8HP outboard


Liferaft (service planned)
Distress beacon (June 2021)
Fire extinguisher (overhauled June 2021)


Bimini and sprayhood
Lazy bag
Cockpit cushions

Work to be done

Standing rigging

Main strengths

Last careening June 2021
Easy to sail single-handed, reliable cruiser.
Has her own cyclone-proof mooring.

Last modified : 23/07/2021


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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