1990 Nelson 42 Mk.1 ‘White Plume’

Nelson 42 ‘White Plume’ Price £89,950 inc Vat



  • Builder: Bucklers Hard Boat Builders
  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 42
  • Length (Metres): 12.8
  • Max Draft: 0
  • LWL: 0
  • Bridge Clearance: 0


  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Engine Model: TAMD 61A
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Total Power: 600 hp
  • Engine Year: 1990
  • Max Speed: 20 knots
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots



Bucklers Hard Boat Builders – 1990.
Hull number 1
British Registered No. 723959


Blue GRP hull with white superstructure
Wheel steering – internal and on aft deck
Stainless steel bathing platform with boarding ladder
Teak aft deck, GRP side decks with non-slip ‘tread’ covering.
Large aft deck with helm ‘stool and two large teak deck boxes for storage and cockpit seating



Twin Volvo 300HP Diesel TAMD61A
Automatic engine room fire repressant system
Vetus 95kgf bowthruster+ joystick controls
Generator 4kva in sound insulated box in engine room
Speed: cruising 12 knots, full 20 knots
The engines are annually serviced by Bucklers Hard Boat Builders. Rebuilt in 2013 by SAL Engineering. 150 hours since rebuild on each engine.
Kobelt engine controls and instrumentation at upper and lower positions: Revs, Temp, PSI, Volts
4 x engine batteries, total 24v amp hrs
1 x genset battery
4 x domestic batteries, total 24v amp hrs
2 x Stainless steel forward fuel tanks with a capacity of 350 and 325 litres.
2 x Wing tanks in aft cabin. Stainless steel water tanks with a capacity of 500 litres per tank. There is also one additional spare fuel tank with a capacity of 280 litres..
Blackwater tank – 30 litres (approx.)
All tanks are monitored by a Tank Tender System.


Main deckhouse with 4 x ‘pilot’ hydraulic sprung seats – engine access under
Lower saloon – dinette with couch opposite
Galley with sink, fridge, diesel Wallas ‘safe flame’ hob
Sharp 800w microwave
Ample domestic storage
Fore cabin – twins with in-fill to make good sized double
Aft cabin (master) with double (internal sprung mattress) and couch beside. Main heads with shower from sink unit
Eberspacher warm air heating throughout
Fire extinguishers in all cabins


Aft deck:
Steering Compass and Electric compass
Raymarine autopilot ST6001
B & G Hydra ‘speed/depth, Wind, Nav

Lower steering position
Steering Compass
Raymarine autopilot ST6001- repeater on deck
Raymarine C 120 chartplotter
B & G Hydra ‘speed/depth, Wind, Nav
Furuno GPS navigator – repeater on deck
Furuno radar

On deck
2 x Lifesling overboard recovery system
Davit supports (davits not fitted)
Outboard motor bracket
Aft deck steering position canopy (X 2, 1 new and unused)
Exterior sun screens on front cabin windows
Main companionway spray dodger
4 man liferaft
Radio/ Cassette player
240v shore power

Electric Windlass replaced in 2013 with 30m of new chain.


‘WHITE PLUME’ was the first ‘42’ to be built by Bucklers Hard Boatbuilders,  she was very specifically designed for serious cruising and has many unique systems and features to ensure her safe running in all conditions, she is built to Lloyds A1.
She has had 2 owners from new and the current owner has kept her at Bucklers Hard since 1993; since that time she has been meticulously, mechanically maintained by the yard.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire one of the legendary Nelson 42’s – probably amongst the best sea boats of their size ever built.




Wind speed and direction







Navigation center

Log speedometer

Selling Agents: Bucklers Hard Yacht Brokers, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB.

Tel: 01590 616316    Email: sales@bhyachtbrokers.com   Web: www.bhyachtbrokers.com

Contact: William Rhys-Jones