Nelson 45 | 1983

153,500 Tax Exempt | East Cowes United Kingdom

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  • Make Nelson
  • Model 45
  • Year 1983
  • LOA 45ft/14m
  • Class Semi-Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 42298
  • Name Tigris Alba


45` Nelson built by Picchiotti in Viareggio in a well maintained condition by the current owners who have owned her passionately for the last 10 years




Tigress alba is a 45’ Nelson built in 1983 by Picchiotti in Viareggio - model type Tigress Mk II. She is certified built to Lloyds +100A1, RCD Class A. Being the Mk II design, Picchiotti had the beam widened to 13.75’ giving considerably more interior space than most Nelsons without compromising the legendary sea keeping of the semi-displacement Nelson design.


Accommodation for 6 in two cabins plus convertible dinette opposite galley
Diesel-fired hot air heating with outlets in all areas (new 2024)
Full standing headroom throughout
Majority of lighting by LEDs
LG Smart TV in Saloon

Forward cabin:
Two single berths with shelving running the length of each berth outboard and storage drawers
Hanging locker with shelves to starboard, shelving and mirror to port
Forward window with fibreglass storm board
Opening hatch overhead with blind

Heads Compartment (port side) :
Sink with mixer tap and storage cupboard under, mirror over
Shaver socket
Shower with curtain and teak slatted sole. 24v pump-out
Vetus electric head
Opening porthole

Galley to Starboard (opposite dinette to port):
Stainless steel worktop with inset sink, mixer tap and pelmet LED lighting
‘Seagull IV’ Drinking water purification system with separate tap
Gas / Electric Hob with extractor fan over
Waeco fridge (240v)
Panasonic 1000w microwave / grill / Oven
Good complement of cupboards (one with cooling facility). Drawers for cutlery
Two opening portholes
Dinette (Opposite galley to port) :
Cupboard by steps to saloon
Seating for four around wood table.
Stowage for glassware outboard
Table top drops and cushions convert dinette into a berth
Two opening portholes with curtains
Navtex receiver in bulkhead next to steps

Watertight door to Engine room under steps to saloon

Steps up to Saloon / Wheelhouse :

Helm / Nav station to port side
Full complement of engine controls and navigation instrumentation and chart area including:
Raymarine E120 plotter
SmartCraft engine instrumentation
Raymarine Depth/Speed Log
Raymarine autopilot
Engine instruments and switchgear
“Keel’ fuel tank gauges with main instrumentation
Cummins electronic engine controls port side with gauges for additional aft fuel tanks and
black water waste controls beneath

L shaped seating to port
A previous owner removed the two helm seats to make a more sociable area but the seats are
on board together with fixings to allow them to be put back in place should a new owner wish
(see photographs)
Coffee table
Shelving and lockers to starboard with LCD TV
Sony Radio / CD with USB input, remote control and speakers in headlining
Flag locker
Sliding opening windows port and starboard with Venetian blinds
Main engine and electric davit switches under steps to aft deck
Further lockers on starboard side by steps down to:

Aft Cabin :
Large full-beam master cabin with full standing headroom around double berth and throughout the
cabin (6’6”)
Double berth (6’4” x 4’6” approx)
Built in Sony radio with USB input by port side of berth with remote control and speakers under
each bedside locker
Double mains outlets in each bedside locker with twin USB outlets on starboard
Ventilation and light from twin portholes port and starboard with Venetian blinds and curtains
Hatch aft with blind (serves also as an emergency escape hatch)
6 ceiling lights (LED) and reading light at each side of bed. All lights controllable from switches at
each side of bed
Each berth has 3 table top lockers (starboard with vanity mirror)
3 drawers (2 port, 1 starboard)
Full length hanging lockers port and starboard with shelving
Large mirror on forward bulkhead with clock above and shelf below.
Further mains outlet near floor level with electric frost prevention heater adjacent
Door through to en-suite heads

En-suite Heads :
Sink with mixer tap and storage cupboard under, mirror over with LED pelmet light
Shaver point
Shower with curtain and teak slatted sole. 24v pump-out
Vetus electric head with cupboard behind and shelf over
Opening porthole with blind
Extractor fan and circular ceiling light
Access to black water changeover valve

Stairs from Saloon to Aft Deck :
Upper helm with engine and navigation instrumentation
Gas locker to starboard. Gas system checked and certified 2023
Double helm seat with 6 man life raft under
Aft deck with two storage boxes. Canvas/foam cushions and canvas covers
Hatch to lazarette and boarding ladder on transom
Water fill aft end of deck
Perspex ‘dodgers’ around aft deck

Lazarette :
Shorepower inlet to starboard adjacent to hatch from aft deck with ladder into lazarette.
Water tanks port and starboard with link pipe
Access to steering pump and gear and emergency tiller
Galvanic isolator & RCD breaker
Light & mains outlet


Twin Cummins Mercruiser Diesels QSB 5.9 480 HP each
Engine Hours: Approx 360 each
Maximum Speed: Approx 25 knots
Cruising Speed: 15-18 knots
Engines Serviced last 2023.
Freshwater cooled with raw-water intakes with heat exchangers
Racor Fuel / Water separators / filters
Wet exhaust system with waterline level exit
Rev counters, Oil pressure, Water temperature, Oil Temperature guides at helm and duplicated at
upper helm
24v engine room blowers
Engine room insulation to ceiling
Shaft seals
Prop shafts with new cutlass bearings
New Bronze propellors and rope cutters
Hydraulic steering to Stainless steel wheel at each helm
All seacocks checked 2023
Windlass with hand held control and controls and each helm.
Electrical Systems
Electrical wiring replaced 2020 including new electrical panel
24V Domestic system and 240V ring main from shore power
3000VA Victron Inverter / battery Charger
Battery bank
Linking switch at both helms for emergency engine start from service bank
2 x 24v Engine alternators
240V shore power with connector aft
Galvanic isolator
Shore power leakage breaker
WiFi system

Fuel: Main fuel tanks integral to keel. Additional fuel tanks under berth in aft cabin
Stainless steel fuel fillers midships, side decks
Water : Two tanks in lazarette filled from stainless steel filler port side aft deck
Holding tank aft end of engine room


Water System :
24V pressurised water pump supplying both heads and galley
Accumulator tank with calorifier connected to port engine
Additional water heating via 240V immersion heater

Navigation Equipment
Wheelhouse Helm
Raymarine E120 chart plotter
Autohelm compass and autopilot
Raymarine Depth / Speed / Log
Icom VHF
Steering compass

Upper Helm
Raymarine E80
Autohelm compass and autopilot
Raymarine Depth / Speed / Log
Steering compass
Link to VHF
Raymarine 24” Open Scanner

Deck & Deck Equipment
Varnished solid teak capped guardrail, stainless steel guardrail around foredeck and pulpit
Aft and side boarding gates with clip on stainless steel ladder for side gates
Teak decking to aft deck with non-slip “Treadmaster” type deck covering forward of aft deck
Vetus Electric 24v 1200w reversing electric anchor windlass controllable by flying lead plugged into socket on
foredeck or from controls at helms
Galvanised anchor chain and Danforth style anchor
Stainless steel bow roller
Hatch to anchor locker with space for additional fender stowage
Mooring bollards with fairleads fore, midships and aft

Safety Equipment
Echomax active radar reflector
AIS Wiring transmitter with separate aerial (AIS not included)
Horseshoe lifebuoy with floating line
3 automatic electric bilge pumps
1 manual bilge pump
FIre extinguishers throughout boat
Automatic fire extinguishers in engine room replaced 2024
Fire blanker in galley
General Equipment
Simpson S300 300Kg stainless steel electric davits
Rhino Rider RIB with 20 Hp Mariner 2 stroke engine
Various warps and fenders

Lots of engine spares

Broker Comments

Lovely example of this Nelson 45 with world renowned sea keeping. The current owners have owned the vessel since 2013 and have kept her well maintained so that she is ready to continue on new adventures.

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