1985 Camper & Nicholsons 40ft Ketch



Currently located in La Cruz, Mexico, “Midnight Blue” is a good example of a classic Camper Nicholson 40. The 40’s were built to withstand the rigors of the North Sea. This is a serious cruiser built by a company that has been designing and constructing blue water vessels for over 2 centuries. Camper & Nicholson has existed since 1855, with an excellent reputation due in part to yachts designed by Ben Nicholson and because of the quality of the build.  This two-owner boat has been owned by the current owner for the last 20yrs, with the last 14yrs in Mexico.  New December 2023 Cockpit and Salon cushion covers.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you state sales
tax and the boat is already where you want to start cruising. When buying a boat in
Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork, and funds transfers are handled in the
United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience
and peace of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply – Sea of Cortez Brokerage are cruisers themselves and
have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed
oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and
sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your
time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.


Year 1985
Make Camper & Nicholsons
Model 40ft Ketch
Class Ketch
Length 40ft
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-108
Engine Year 1985
Total Power 37hp
Engine Hours 6000
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type V-Drive
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 2 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed 6kn
Max Speed 6.5kn
Range 500nm


Length Overall 40ft
Max Bridge Clearance 54ft
Max Draft 5.75ft
Beam 11.5ft
Cabin Headroom 6.33ft
Length at Waterline 30ft


Seating Capacity 8
Windlass Electric Windlass
Liferaft Capacity 6
Electrical Circuit 12V


Fresh Water Tank 3 X 131 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank 1 X 54 Gal (GRP)
Holding Tank 1 X 15 Gal (Plastic)


Single Berths 2
Double Berths 3
Cabins 3
Heads 1