Kea of Lymington

Vessel Name

Kea of Lymington

Vessel Type

Sailing Yacht

Vessel Price


Short Description

Nicholson 32 Mk XI, 1978.
SSR02248. Certificate expiry 31.08.2018.
A lovely boat, well maintained by current owners since 2003.  Benefits from extensive inventory of equipment, all regularly checked, serviced or renewed.  Comfortable and roomy accommodation.  Currently in commission and ready for extensive cruising.


Sleeps 6 in two cabins.
Forepeak for stowage.
Forecabin: 2 single bunks with stowage under.  Forehatch to deck.
Heads: Lavac sea toilet to port with hanging locker behind.  Wash basin with manual pumps for cold fresh and salt water.  Stowage behind and below.
Saloon: Single bunk to starboard with stowage below and above.  Single bunk to port which converts into a double with stowage above and below. Force ten gas cabin heater on forward bulkhead.  Fixed table with stowage for bottles and glasses between the bunks. Quarter berth to port abaft the chart table.
Navigation area to port with forward facing chart table (the navigator’s seat is the forward end of the quarter berth).
Galley to starboard with gimballed gas cooker, “supercool” cool box and double stainless steel sink with pressure cold fresh water and manual salt water pump.  Stowage for galley equipment.
Access to engine.
Cockpit: deep locker to starboard with gas locker at after end.  Shallow locker to port with stowage for 2 domestic batteries at after end.  CCF15062017.pdfCCF15062017.pdfLazarette for general stowage.

Construction & Build

Long keel cruising sloop, GRP hull & deck, original gelcoat. Varnished teak trim, teak laid cockpit seats. Interior wood work is varnished teak or teak faced ply.

Sails and spars

Metal spars with stainless steel rigging, renewed 2010 • Running rigging renewed as necessary • Mainsail new 2015 • Genoa on Furlex roller new 2010 • Spinnaker in snuffer • Storm jib (unused) plus old main & genoa • Sail cover • spray hood • wheel cover • dodgers. Andersen 2 speed self tailing sheet winches.

Gear and safety

35 lb CQR with 60 metres chain • SL windlass • Fortress & fisherman kedge anchors with chain & warp • 4 man life raft, next service due March 2019 • Avon Redstart dinghy with 2 stroke Mariner outboard • 60 ltr fuel tank • Fresh water tank in bilge with electric pump supply to galley & hand pump in heads • Salt water pumps in galley & Heads • Lavac toilet with holding tank & Blakes sea cocks, all other sea cocks are DZR and were replaced in 2014 • Nelson gas cooker with 2 burners, grill & oven • Force 10 gas cabin heater • Gas locker in cockpit, 2 gas bottles • Gas detector, Gas inspection certificate 2017 • 3 Fire extinguishers: 1 in cockpit & 2 in accommodation • Fire blanket in galley • Manual & electric bilge pumps • 8 fenders • mooring warps • fender board • bosun’s chair • deck scrubber • 2 boathooks.


Beta 30 engine new 2011 with 3 bladed prop • PPS seal and cutlass bearing fitted 2014 • 2 domestic batteries, new 2015 • 1 starter battery new 2008. All batteries 110 amp/hr. • 14 watt solar panel • Mains shore connection.


Whitlock wheel steering with Raymarine auto helm • Hydrovane wind vane steering • Emergency tiller • Sestral steering compass • GPS • VHF,(fixed & hand held) • Radar • Navtex • Echo sounder • B&G wind & log instruments with repeaters in cockpit • Sailor radio receiver.


Length 9.75m • Beam 2.5m • Draft 1.7m • Displacement 7 tons approx.

General Comments

Owners' remarks:

We have owned Kea since 2003 & have cruised extensively between the Baltic & South Brittany. She is an excellent sea boat and a comfortable cruiser. For the first 10 years of our ownership we lived on board for 4 months every summer. We have sailed about 25,000 nm in her.

Kea is fitted out and in commission at Weir Quay.


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 / equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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