• Nelson 40'

    'Ceres of Burley'

    Built by Keith NELSON & Co to commercial standards. These vessels are often used as pilot boats or general work boats. And even when built as pleasure boats the high standard of commercial build was maintained.

    At the moment of survey, the vessel is undergoing a renewel of the osmosis prevension treatment. This is being done using West System epoxy resin with a barrier coat additive. This will be completed together with the necessary antifouling paint before relaunch in 2016. The starboard side has been completed, port side is in progress. The humidity reading were taken every meter (see hull plan), generally around the 20/24 % below waterline and 5/10% above. Where the above waterline test fell on the frames, the results were higher due to the damp air trapped within the frame. In no areas is there any sign of delamination or osmosis bubbles. The inner hull was inspected below the lining level visible in all compartment. Bilges were found to be dry. All frames and cross sections remain well bonded to the hull itself. Overall the hull is sound and well maintained.

  • LOA: 40'6" / 12.40m
    LWL: 37'0"
    Beam: 9'3" / 2.85m
    Draft: 3'3" / 1.0m
    Year: 1966
    Hull Material: GRP

  • Engines: Twin John Deere 4045TDM
    Accom: 6 berths in 3 cabins
    Builder: Keith Nelson
    Designer: John Askham
    Location: Northern France
    Price: £25,000

  • For further information
    Please Contact:

    Steve: +44 (0) 780 320 2311
    Harry: +44 (0) 777 868 2909

  • Accommodation

    2 x single berths in forecabin, storage cupboards and wardrobe, hot air heating, escape hatch. Galley with sink, storage and cooker. Heads compartment with diverter valve for holding tank/overboard disposal, and washbasin with heated towel rail. Steps up to saloon, Engel fridge, chart table, portable washing machine. Dinette folding down to provide double berth. Steering position, access to engines. Sliding door to cockpit and entrance to stern cabin. Shower compartment with space for chemical toilet. Wardrobe storage to port. 2 single berths, vanity unit, CD/DVD player, radio TV/Video Screen. 2 Fresh water tanks. Large sewage holding tank with pump out fittings on deck.


    24v and 12v electrical systems. Shore power connection with waeco smart charger and immersion heater. 600W inverter.

  • Construction

    GRP with epoxy coated marine ply superstructure and decks. Approx 8,500kgs. Hull Oxford Blue. Deck white epoxy coated marine ply.


    Twin John Deere 4045TDM. Less than 2000hours run. There are 12 and 24v alternators on each engine fitted in 2007 after the engines were reconditioned. ZF301A down angled 2:1 reduction. Flexible couplings s/s to prop shafts. Three bladed 20 x 22 propellers Cruising speed 6-9 knots.

    Deck Equipment

    Pulpit/pushpit rails. bathing ladder plus steps. Winter cover. Electric captains winch. 2Danforth type anchors. Warp chain.

  • Nav Equipment

    Steering compass. Furuno GPS Navigator linked to Raymarine Chartplotter and Atis enabled VHF radio. Furuno Radar. Furuno b/w graphic sounder. Full engine instrumentation, exhaust temperature monitors, bilge monitor, holding tank monitor Engines serviced annually comprehensive selection of spares.

    Safety Equipment

    3 x Fire Extinguishers new 2016. Fire Blanket. 4 person liferaft serviced 2016. 3 x lifebuoys, 1 x recovery float and rope and light. Boathooks and poles for inland boating and large number of fenders. 2 Anchors, chain and lines, electric capstan winch on front deck. Searchlight, Navigation lights. BSS Certificate expired in 2017 will be renewed if boat returns to UK.

In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not in any way guaranteed. These particulars are intended as a guide only and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Prospective buyers are advised to check the specification and condition of the vessel for themselves, and where appropriate, at their own expense, to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and sea trial and/or to have an engine trial conducted.