1976 Camper & Nicholsons 24m Ketch

NOK  4 898 452
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£ 450 000 Skatt betalt (NOK  4 898 452) 

Comprehensively refitted MCA-coded world-girdler from Camper & Nicholsons. Offering the last word in luxury, safety, versatility and capability. LORD JIM is the Range Rover Vogue of the yachting world and is offered for sale at a fraction of her purchase and refit cost.

Massive price reduction from GBP590k. Part-exchanges for smaller modern production sailing yachts may be considered. Please contact us.




Built by the world-renowned Camper & Nicholsons at their Southampon shipyard, LORD JIM was completed in 1977 to the very highest of specifications and in accordance with the rigorous Lloyds 100A1 class rules.


Designed for circumnavigation duties in her first private ownership, she benefits from a surprisingly slippery hull shape, powerful twin Detroit diesel engines (giving effortless double digit extended cruising speeds), an easily managed ketch rig configuration and most importantly, a bullet-proof steel hull to protect her occupants in any and all conditions. LORD JIM is in many respects, the ultimate all-weathers world-girdler.


Within her 6mm-plated steel hull and aluminium superstructure is the most beautifully crafted mahogany interior providing supreme levels of comfort and versatility for 6 guests in the aft end in three luxurious ensuite cabins and 5 crew in three further cabins in the forward sections. Her raised pilothouse and offers all-year round comfort along with excellent protection to her outside cockpit areas, whilst her prominent raised bulkwarks and stainless steel guardrails allow safe passage around her teak-laid deck areas.


Following a colourful and well-travelled life in her early ownerships, LORD JIM was acquired by her current owners in 2000 and extensively refitted for further circumnavigation duties and coded for luxury fully-crewed charter. With circa £1 million  invested in her over recent years with refits completed in 2001, 2008, 2011/12 and a further £100k spent in 2017, LORD JIM is presented for sale in fantastic ‘ready-to-go’ condition. Freshly MCA-2 coded in 2017, she can easily continue her life as luxury charter vessel, or be used once again to head off on a private family adventure around the world’s oceans.




Having acquired and lovingly restored Lord Jim, our Camper & Nicholsons bespoke 24.42 metre (80 ft) steel sailing ketch, we set about sailing around the world. This was a true test and testimony to the quality and engineering used when Lord Jim was built in 1976. Previous to our ownership, Lord Jim was built specifically to sail round the world for an owner whose mission was to amass the finest worldwide shell collection!


On return to the builders yard in Southampton (UK) some four years later and after extensive shell cataloguing in London, the owner was short of some specimens and set off again on another round the world voyage. Sadly, on return to Southampton some 18 months later, he died suddenly and Lord Jim was sold on.


LORD JIM was subsequently re-rigged and re-fitted in Southampton. Becoming a wealthy businessman’s floating hotel was to be her next destiny, sailing from Cannes to Palma during the children’s summer holidays (nothing more, nothing less). After which she was left to await the next family break.


And then there was us! She was beautiful, but neglected – like a greyhound never let off its lead, in need of vision, money and care. Refitted by us in Malta, ready for her epic journey to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, passing the Galapagos Islands down through the South Pacific to New Zealand for The Americas Cup. Onward to Australia up past Darwin and then a quick sprint to Thailand. A trek across the Indian Ocean, up the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean and finally back to the UK.




RCD Status:

  • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998. 


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Steel hull construction – 6mm plating (hull plating ultrasound tested April 2017)
  • Aluminium superstructure
  • Topsides & Superstructure repainted Alwgrip Awlcraft Snow White – 2010 (2017 – touched up and polished)
  • Hand-picked teak laid decks on ¾” ply subdeck – Original teak decks removed, decks blasted back to bare metal, inspected, treated and then new marine ply subdeck and teak laid decking applied 2011
  • Varnished teak toerail, cappings and exterior trim – revarnished 2017


Keel & Rudder:

  • Long keel with internal lead ballast
  • Steel rudder blade
  • Rudder removed and overhauled April 2017




Engine & gearbox:

  • 2x GM Detroit 6V71 7.0 litre V6 2-stroke  diesel engines producing 250hp
  • Alison M-type hydraulic gearboxes with conventional shaft drive
  • Gearbox hydraulic pumps replaced 2012
  • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intakes and heat exchangers
  • Morse engine controls at dual helm positions
  • Exhaust mufflers replaced 2012
  • Exhaust manifolds replaced 2016


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Date of last engine service: March 2017 – engines serviced every 300hrs
  • Cruising speed under engine: 7-8 Knots
  • Maximum speed under engine: 11 Knots
  • Range under engine: approx. 2,800Nm


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Wills Ridley hydraulic steering system with twin helm positions
  • Steering gear overhauled 2016
  • 2x 28” 3-bladed fixed propellers
  • Spare propellers




Voltage systems:

  • 24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220v via generators or shore power and & 110v AC via shorepower


Battery Banks:

  • 12vDC battery bank of 12 batteries for engine &  generator starting and 12vDC systems – replaced 2012-16
  • 24vDC battery bank of 24x 2v batteries for services – replaced 2012-16


Charging & Inverter:

  • 2x Victron Centaur 24vDC 30Amp Constavolt float battery chargers - 2015
  • 2x Victron Centaur 12vDC 20Amp Constavolt float battery chargers - 2015



  • Beta Marine BU3300 33kva generator (port) – 2016
  • Genset hours – approx. 150hrs as of June 2017
  • Beta Marine BU3300 33kva generator (starboard) – 1999
  • Generator rewound – 2009
  • Genset hours – approx. tbc as of June 2017
  • Date of last generator services: March 2017


Other Electrical:

  • Wiring extensively overhauled and replaced 2007-2017
  • Three phase AC system with 220vAC and 110vAC ring main circuits from shorepower
  • Circuit breakers with automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits




Fresh Water:

  • Pressurised hot & cold water system
  • 1x 24vDC high pressure water pump - 2017
  • 2x 220vAC high pressure water pumps
  • 50 gallon hot water tank with 220vAC immersion heater element – overhauled with new element  2015



  • Sea Recovery 220vAC reverse osmosis watermaker with output capacity of approx. 120lph – 2017
  • Watermaker hours: approx. 0 as of June 2017


Bilge Pumps:

  • 12vDC automatic bilge pump forward
  • 24vDC automatic bilge pump amidships
  • 220v AC bilge pump amidships
  • 24vDC bilge pump aft





  • 11,000 litres fuel capacity in 2x mild steel tanks


Fresh Water:

  • 5,000 litres fresh water capacity in 3x mild steel tanks


Holding tank:

  • 45 litres grey water holding tank


Lube oil tank:

  • Lubrication oil tank



  • Raymarine 12” GPS radar chart plotter at internal helm position 2016
  • Raymarine 12” GPS radar chart plotter at external helm position 2012
  • Raymarine 12” GPS radar chart plotter at chart table linked to external helm plotter - 2012
  • Raymarine digital closed array radar scanner on main mast – 2016
  • Furuno FR-7040D 48 mile radar with open array scanner on mizzen mast
  • Simrad SP20 autopilot with Robertson R3000x remote control
  • Raymarine wind display and transducer – 2016
  • Simrad IS-series speed/depth/log displays – 2016
  • Navtex Nav4 - 2011
  • 2x Sestrel steering compasses
  • Clock & barometer - 2016


Communications Equipment:

  • Sailor A1 VHF radio with DSC – 2016
  • 2x handheld VHF – 2012
  • Satellite telephone system - 2014





  • Miele oven – 2010
  • Electric hob - 2017
  • Microwave oven - 2010
  • 2x 220vAC refrigerators – 2010 & 2012
  • Drinks fridge in main saloon
  • Top opening 24vDC freezer – compressor replaced 2017
  • 2x dishwashers – 2010 & 2015
  • Washing machiner - 2008
  • Dryer – 2016



  • 24vDC electric freshwater heads - 2016
  • Hot & cold pressurised shower in separate shower rooms - 2016


Heating & Ventilation:

  • 220vAC air conditioning system with outlets in all accommodation cabins, saloon, wheelhouse and galley – overhauled with new pumps etc 2016
  • Dedicated control units in each cabin/area – 2011
  • Webasto diesel fired heating system with outlets throughout interior - 2016



  • Halogen & LED lighting throughout the boat



  • Kenwood Stereo systems throughout interior with speakers
  • LCD TV with digibox, DVD and amplified aerial at masthead
  • Intercom telephone system throughout interior





Summary of Accommodation:

  • Accommodates up to 11 in 3 double/twin guest cabins aft and five crew berths forward.
  • Aft cabin with double berth and full en-suite facilities.
  • Twin aft guest cabins with full en-suites
  • Central saloon area in raised pilothouse, also with lower helm position and chart area.
  • Galley forward of pilothouse.
  • Crew accommodation in forepeak with berths for five crew in three cabins


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior joinery in high quality dark mahogany
  • Heads compartments completely overhauled and remodelled 2016
  • High quality cloth upholsteries throughout – completely reupholstered including soft furninshngs 2012
  • Corian worksurfaces (black in galley and crew heads, white in guest heads) - 2010
  • Alcantara headlinings throughout
  • Carpeted cabin areas – Axminster - 2016





  • Ketch rig with white-painted aluminium Hood spars – resprayed 2016
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging – replaced 2016
  • Running rigging – replaced 2016
  • 24vDC electric in-mast furling system for mainsail – overhauled 2017
  • 24vDC electric in-mast furling system for mizzen – overhauled 2017
  • Profurl 24vDC electric genoa furler – 2017
  • 24vDC electric staysail furler – 2017
  • Staysail boom with track
  • Hydraulic backstay adjusters – overhauled 2016
  • Rod vang for main mast
  • Checkstays



  • All winches overhauled 2016
  • 2x Barient 35 2-speed electric genoa winches
  • 2x Lewmar 56ST 2-speed primary halyard winches – main mast – new 2015
  • 1x Lewmar 46ST 2-speed halyard winch – main mast
  • 2x Lewmar 30ST 2-speed halyard winches – main mast
  • Anderson line tender for spinnaker pole – main mast
  • 2x Antal W30 2-speed checkstay winches
  • 1x Lewmar 46ST 2-speed halyard winch – mizzen mast
  • 1x Lewmar 30 2-speed halyarc winches – mizzen mast



  • Saturn Sails inmast furling mainsail – 2015
  • Saturn Sails inmast furling mizzen sail – 2015
  • Dacron furling genoa – 2006
  • Dacron furling staysail



  • Stainless steel solid guardrails throughout
  • Raised steel bulkwards
  • Side-boarding davit with gangway/side boarding ladder
  • Passarelle
  • Electric stainless steel davits for tender at stern
  • Boom rest


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Orvea 0720 horizontal twin drum 24vDC electric anchor windlass – overhauled 2016
  • Remote hand control
  • 2x 200lb anchors with 105m of 14mm chain
  • Warps and fenders


Tender & Outboard:

  • Avon 4.1m RIB – 2001 – tubes replaced 2014
  • Honda 60hp (detuned to 50hp) 4-stroke outboard engine - 2010



  • 2x Sea Kayaks with sprayhoods and jackets – 2012
  • Skiff board -2008
  • 2x Ringos
  • Waterskis
  • Wakeboard


Covers, Cushions & Canvas

  • Bimini above exterior helm - 2016
  • Various canvas protective covers - 2016
  • Cockpit seating cushions - 2016
  • Sun awning for aft cockpit seating - 2016


Exterior Lighting:

  • Navigation lights
  • Search light – overhauled and rechromed 2016




Lifesaving Equipment:

  • Safety equipment in accordance with MCA-2 coding – last certified May/June 2017
  • 1x cannister liferaft – serviced March 2017
  • 12x inflatable lifejackets
  • 406Mhz EPIRB - 2017
  • Lifebuoys
  • MOB recovery device
  • Horn


Fire Control / Prevention:

  • Remote fire-extinguishing system for engine room
  • 12x handheld fire extinguishers
  • 2x fire hydrant saltwater connections from manifold in engine room
  • Fire blanket



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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appointment


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Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering a purchase.


Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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