Nelson Seaward 29 | 1992

69,950 Tax Paid | Mylor, Falmouth United Kingdom


  • Make Nelson
  • Model Seaward 29
  • Year 1992
  • LOA 29ft/9m
  • Class Semi-Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Non-Flybridge
  • Berths 3
  • Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 36913
  • Name Nellie


Nelson 29 - A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a beautiful example of this hardy British boat, built with a total sense of 'fit for purpose'. This capable twin-screw coastal cruising boat, based on the legendary Nelson semi-displacement hull form, will appeal to perhaps a Yachtsman moving to power, but still wanting to cross the channel and cruise the West Country. Originally fitted out by the very reputable Bucklers Hard Boatyard, she's finished to high-standards and to a more indulgent specification than a great many of her workmanlike peers. Between 2018-2020, she underwent a 'top to bottom' refit and comprehensive renewal and upgrade of systems, devices and fittings with a goal of returning "Nellie" to her original 'just launched' condition: Viewing highly recommended.
For further information and viewing arrangements, please contact Ancasta Mylor


Moulded by Tylers Boat Company Ltd. and fitted out using American Cherry by the renowned Bucklers Hard Boatyard Ltd. at a cost of over £95,000 in 1992.
"Nellie" benefited from a 'Premium Yacht' specification fit-out in high-quality materials, significantly more luxurious and less functional than many of her more workmanlike peers.
Only four Owners from new and a well respected head-turner wherever she appears.

GRP hull, deck and superstructure with semi-displacement hull design.
Dark blue hull; still in it's original gelcoat, with heavy duty fendering.
Underwater sections epoxied.
Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling protection.

2018-2020 - A top to bottom refit and comprehensive renewal and upgrade of systems, devices and fittings based on recommendations from her survey report and a goal of returning 'Nellie' to her original just launched condition:
- Underwater sections shot blasted, epoxied under a surveyor's supervision and finished with Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling protection (2018).
- Re-gelcoat of entire topsides in matching off-white original finish. Every deck fitting removed and 90% replaced with new items or refurbished (2019).
- Teak badging to hull and transom sanded to bare wood and 10 coats of Epifanes applied (2019).
- All wheelhouse windows removed, new seals and refitted, new forehatch.
- New glands for all thru-deck electrical connections.
- Flexi-Teek 2G to side decks, cockpit, engine boxes and for'deck. Fully margined finish in cockpit, finished in scrubbed patina, weathered finish to decks.
- All headlining removed internally, cleaned, re-furbished/repaired where necessary and re-fitted.
- All interior woodwork re-varnished in satin Epifanes.
- All interior cushions removed, repaired as necessary and professionally dry-cleaned.
- Planar 4kw brushless digital diesel fired hot air heating system (NEW 2020).
- Anodes replaced Spring 2023
- Hull poised and waxed Spring 2023.

LOA: 28 ft 6 in / 8.69m
Beam: 10 ft 4 in / 3.15m
Max Draft: 3 ft 5 in / 1.04m
*All figures are approximate



Planar 4kw brushless digital diesel fired hot air heating system (NEW 2020).
LED lighting (NEW 2018) throughout cabin, heads and cockpit.
Curtains and blinds throughout (NEW 2019).

Two V-shaped berths and stowage under the berths. Infill to convert to a large double.
Hanging locker to port, vanity unit with drawers below.
Forward hatch and interior trim (NEW 2018).
Fiddled, wide side stowage shelves.
Two opening portlights in addition to fixed ports.

Jabsco manual toilet (new toilet hoses and seacocks 2018).
Hand basin with shower mixer tap (tap unit replaced 2018).
Shower curtain, solid teak grating to shower sump.
Whale 'Run-Dry' shower drain pump with three-way valve to pump from shower sump or the bilge (NEW 2018).
Tannoy-type vent to deckhead above and opening portlight to coachroof side.

Helm's seat to port and Navigator's seat to starboard (both re-covered in blue leather, 2018).
U-shaped 'dinette' and single berth opposite the galley facilitated by the Navigator's seat being able to fold forward.
Pedestal-mounted leafed table (removable).
Comfortable seating height to be able to enjoy all round external views.
Sony DAB/Bluetooth radio with saloon speakers (NEW 2020)

Two burner LP Voyager 4500 gas cooker with oven and grill (NEW 2018), together with new regulator & gas pipes.
Hinged cover board/work surface over cooker & the helm's seat hinges forward to provide useful additional working area beneath.
Stainless steel sink with mixer tap (sink waste drain's seacock replaced 2018).
Large, practical lockers with fiddled shelves.
Cutlery tray under helm seat.
Front-opening refrigerator 12v/240v.

Cockpit seating upholstery renewed to include new wooden base.


Naturally aspirated with Hurth gearboxes.
Conventional prop. shafts via 'V'-drives driving 3-bladed propellers, giving approx.14 knots maximum speed, and an 8-10 knot economical cruising speed.
Fuel consumption approx. 1.5l/nm at a cruising speed of 9kts, giving a usable range of more than 250nm.
Single lever controls and full, duplicated instrumentation for each engine.
Hydraulic steering system.
Both engines and gearboxes fully serviced March 2023
Port engine rear section exhaust hose renewed in 2018.
Port engine new ventilation fan, 2019.

Engine cranking battery (NEW 2020), plus 2 Service batteries (One new 2022) selected and isolated through double pole switches and provided with a 'bridging' link switch.
Batteries charged by the engine driven alternators (stb NEW 2020) and an AC electrical battery charger.
Shore power system with in-line galvanic isolator (2020)
3 x double 13 Amp points (2020) to saloon and cabin.
RCD and individual circuit breakers outboard of helm's position.
Double USB charging point.

Domestic hot water is provided by a calorifier with a 220/240V AC immersion heater and circulation from the port engine.

Fuel capacity: 440 Litres in a single stainless steel tank on the centre-line, amidships. Inspection/access hatches fitted, together with a readily accessible dipstick.
Water capacity: 166 litre stainless steel tank (removed, cleaned, refitted 2020), plus a 30l domestic hot water tank mounted abaft the fuel tank, on the centre-line.


Steering Compass
Raymarine C80 Colour Chartplotter with Navionics chart for SW UK & Ireland
Icom IC-M330 VHF/DSC Radio (NEW 2018) with stand alone GPS antenna
Autohelm ST50 Speed/log
Autohelm ST50 Echosounder
Autohelm ST6000 autopilot
Autohelm ST50 digital steering compass
Autohelm ST50 rudder angle indicator
AIS Transmit & Receive - New Oct 2022

Self-stowing 16kg Delta anchor.
Anchor chain (30m) and warp (30m) (NEW 2018).
SL Electric anchor windlass with Lewmar foot switches (NEW 2019) to foredeck and internal operating controls at helm position. (windlass serviced in 2018). New weather cover 2023

Stainless steel and teak bathing platform with swimming ladder.
Snap-Davits to secure dinghy on swimming platform.
Teak outboard engine bracket.
Stainless steel pulpit and guardrails.
Twin screen wipers with stainless steel cantenary-action arms.
Electric horn (NEW 2018).
Searchlight with wireless remote control. (NEW 2019).
VHF/AIS 2.4m whip aerial (NEW 2019)
Refurbished hardwood flag mast with new mast pad.
Full cockpit enclosure in blue acrylic (NEW 2018).
External, forward windscreen covers (NEW 2018).
Blue vinyl covered and piped cockpit cushions.
New blue-coloured, inflatable fenders.
Dinghy & outboard engine: Avon RIB 260 'Lite' inflatable dinghy with oars and seat + Suzuki DF2.5hp four stroke outboard engine (NEW 2019 unused since 2020) Serviced & Stored 2023

LED running lights (NEW 2018).
Manual and automatic bilge pumps (NEW 2020).
Simpson Laurence SA-1 gas detector.
Automatic fire extinguishers to engine spaces. (NEW 2018)
2 kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
1 kg dry powder fire extinguisher.
1 x Jon Boy automatic inflatable lifebuoy (NEW 2019
1 x Plastimo inflatable lifebuoy (NEW 2019)
Liferaft ,compact valise lightweight - New 2022

Broker Comments

An attractive twin-screw semi-displacement cruiser/weekender, renown for her seaworthiness and 'go anywhere' attitude. This classic little motorboat will serve you well for all the right reasons, and having undergone a major refit in 2018-2020, your precious time can be well spent out on the water rather than in the chandlery!

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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