Maiden Marine
Ferry Nab Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, GB, LA23 3JH
Tel:+44 (0)1539 488050
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1980 Halmatic Nelson 40

location icon Banavie, Highlands
Year 1980
Length 41'2 ft / 12.55 m
Builder/Manufacturer Halmatic / Nelson

The Nelson 40 has a fantastic reputation as an all-weather sea boat and has been used in ports world-wide as a pilot boat for decades. "MV Bailey" had a full refit between 1999 and 2003 and due to previous owner health issues over the years and now Covid it has been very lightly used since. The current owner has logged 70 hours since purchase in 2018. Light and airy accommodation for 6 with a good sized wheelhouse / deck saloon with flybridge over, galley / saloon, fore and aft cabins and two heads with showers. Maintained to a very high standard.


Year Built 1980
Category Power
Length Overall 41'2 ft / 12.55 m
Beam 12 ft / 3.65 m
Max Draft 3'6 ft / 1.06 m
Cabins 2
Electrical System 240 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Min Draft 3'6 ft / 1.06 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 443.80 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,400 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 600 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 60 L
Displacement 12,000 kg
Windlass Electric
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: Sabre
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 225hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 2003
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: Sabre
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 225hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 2003
Engine Location: Starboard

GRP hull and decks and superstructure. Semi displacement hull with central keel. Below the waterline was epoxy treated as a precaution when first commissioned. A full re-fit commenced in 1999 and was completed with re-commissioning in 2003. 

Bennett trim tabs have an electronic giro option which provides a comfortable ride even in beam seas.

All sliding windows professionally refurbished in spring 1019. All external teak rails and strakes have been stripped and coated with Osmo clear UV and anti-fungal treatment and an additional teak safety rail was added to the forward guard rails.

 For an informative video on the Nelson hull  try looking up Tom Cunliffe's video at                                                                             


Powered by 2 Perkins Sabre 225hp inboard diesel engines installed in 1999 and commissioned by Perkins in 2003. Shaft driven, 3-bladed propellers. Last full service, October 2019 with little use but regular checks since.

Mase 4KVA generator (62 hours run time).

Bank of 3 x 12V batteries. Main and auxiliary batteries (2 x 200amp hour) replaced in 2019 and 1 x 60 amp hour battery for the generator.

Accommodation and layout

Comfortable accommodation for six with fore and aft twin cabins and 2 occasional saloon single berths. Two heads with sea toilets and showers (new holding tank fitted but needs reconnecting). Excellent sized galley to port with gas oven, hob and grill, fridge, freezer stainless steel sinks and a good level of stowage. To starboard is a two leaved dining table with C shape settee. Forward of the galley is one of the heads and the V berth twin cabin with hanging lockers.

Up some steps lies the wheelhouse / deck saloon with the inside helm station, full control panel and instruments and lounge seating / single berth with table.

Aft of the wheelhouse / deck saloon is the owners cabin with a double berth to starboard and single berth to port, plenty of stowage, head and shower.

Above the wheelhouse is the flybridge with secondary helm station. The aft deck behind, gives access via a ladder to the swim platform. Snap davits are in place to accommodate the inflatable tender.



The inventory includes:

  • Depth sounder
  • Log / speed
  • GPS
  • Chart plotter - Raymarine 2018
  • Autopilot - Raymarine 2018
  • Radar + reflector
  • Navigation lights
  • Anchor with chain (new Rocna)
  • Electric windlass
  • Bow thruster
  • Gas detector
  • Clock and barometer
  • Horn
  • Bilge pumps x 3
  • Boarding ladder
  • Fenders and warps
  • Searchlight
  • New "snap davits" to secure tender
  • Aquafax inflatable tender (2019)
  • Yamaha F2.5AMHS outboard (2018 "as new")
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 Maiden Marine on 015394 88050 for more information or to arrange a viewing.