Nelson 34 Extended wheelhouse, aft cockpit, twin engine GRP motorboat

Price Details

Price: £27,000 GBP
Location: Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon, Essex GB
Make: Nelson , Keith Nelson    Designer : Tylers Marine
Year: 1965  Boat No: 144
Condition: Well maintained
Category: Power
Class: Power Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Nelson 34 with extended wheelhouse, aft cockpit. Built by Tylers in 1965 .
Over 50 years old, this semi-displacement robust GRP hull twin engine motorboat still looks in fine fettle.

Her last helped major refit and paint job that was carried out in 2011. She has recently returned from a 3000 kms passage through France from Gibraltar.
She has twin 225hp Ford Sabre, shaft driven diesel engines which were fitted in 2004. She is capable of a 22-knot maximum speed.
There is sleeping accommodation for four, a V berth which can be made up to a double in the fore cabin and two singles over the engines in the enclosed day cabin.

Webasto hot air heating system.

Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 14528 lbs
Beam: 9 ft 0 in 2.82 metres.


Nominal Length: 10.36m
Length Overall: 10.49m
Length At Water Line: 10.06m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 682litres  (2 of)
Water Tank Capacity: 300litres


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 3

Marine  sea toilet
Pressurised hot water
12v Refrigerator

Microwave oven
Two burner gas hob and grill


Hull  & Deck Material: Moulded Fibreglass,  Varnished wooden trim rubbing bands . Black rubber D fendering.
Hull Design: Semi Displacement


Engine Model: Sabre Perkins 225L’s , 1991  No: B8807 & B8808
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive,    Twin stainless steel rudders.

Propeller: 3 blade bronze propeller with rope cutters.
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Maximum Speed: 23 knots
Engine Power: 225hp each engine     450 total hp
Number of Engines: 2

GRP fuel tanks two of , Velvet Drive reduction gearbox.

Navigation Equipment:

Hydraulic wheel steering from forward port position Navigators seat to starboard

Navigation station:   International navigational lights, Navigation Mast

Clock and Barometer,  chart night light,  2 x  Kent clear screens in windscreen.

Raymarine E120 radar plotter

Icom  VHF radio, Philips Navigator

Plastimo Magnetic compass, Autohelm personal compass

Lo-Kata  Navtex Radar,  Plotter  &  GPS
Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot, compass and Tridata (Log-speedometer, Depth sounder)
Radar Detector

Electrical Equipment

Battery charger
Shore power inlet
Generator – Portable unit
Electrical Circuit: 240V

Hot water Calorifier.

Deck Gear

CQR 25kg anchor, Lofrans electric windlass on fore deck

2 x Stainless steel Samson posts,  2 x stainless deck cleats

Cockpit table
Radar reflector
Cockpit cushions

Stainless steel Whittel Davits

Fenders, fender baskets. and warps.

Fully fitted canvas awning over aft cockpit, fore hatch cover, fore screen cover. All in Burgundy coloured canvas.

Safety Gear:

Electric bilge pumps – x 3
Manual bilge pumps x3

Fire extinguishers 2 x automatic in each engine compartment

Deck wash Fire blanket

3 x 1.5kg Hand held fireextinguishers.

Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit. Fixed boarding ladder on the transom.

Horseshoe lifebuoy, hand held spot light

Treadmaster non slip adhered to the decks.


Annie Hay is an impeccable example of this sturdily built motor cruiser. She was owned by Pete Townsend of “The Who”.

The owner states, “This is a very practical boat for sea and rivers, I have just completed 3300 miles in the boat from Gibraltar via Sea, rivers and canal,.

Annie Hay is now in the UK and lying at Heybridge Basin, nr Maldon in Essex.