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1952 Camper and Nicholsons 115 ft Classic ketch

$728,129 Listed price: €495,000 Near to Barcelona, Spain
Make Camper and Nicholsons
Model 115 ft Classic ketch
Year 1952
Condition Used
Price €495,000
Type Sail
Class Antique and Classic
Length 35 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Near to Barcelona, Spain
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 35 m
Length at Water Line 22.72 m
Beam 6.2 m
Min. Draft 3.85 m
Keel Type enums.keel-type.kt-full
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model NT-855 M 300
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1997
Power 300 hp
Cruising Speed 8.5 kn @ 1400 RPM
Range 2000 nmi
Builder Camper & Nicholson
Cabins 6
Heads 6
Fuel Tanks 1 x 6000 litres
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 3600 litres
Holding Tanks 1 x 600 litres


A classic beauty, restored in 1997 retaining all her traditional looks. Built of Burmese teak on steel frames. Now a project for someone who can appreciate her history and potential.

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The hull is Burmese teak planking of 2.1" placed  on 4½” x 3” x 7/16” steel frame sections.
Deadwood mahogany was used for the keel, aft and stern and Oregon pine for the masts in 1996.

ENGINE: (1997)

Cummins NT-855 M 300 HP @ 1800 RPM (6661 hrs)

CRUISING SPEED: 8.5 knots @ 1400 RPM
RANGE: approx. 2000 Nm @ 8.5 knots    
PROPELLER: 1.0 m diameter, 3-bladed fixed pitch propeller    
Racor fuel separators for engine and generators


SAT COMM: Nera Saturn B/M, data, fax, voice
Sailor Compact VHF/DSC RM2042
Sailor Compact SSB HF/SSB RE2100    

Furuno GP80 + Garmin Handheld GPS
RADAR: Furuno Radar
AUTOPILOT: Robertson AP45 autopilot
WEATHERFAX: Furuno Fax 207 weather fax
NAVTEX: Sailtron ISC NAV 4   Navtex
LOG/SPEED: B&G Network Quad
ECHO SOUNDER: B&G Network Quad echo sounder
B&G Network Wind
Kelvin Hughes MK95 compass

Sea Recovery Watermaker 800 gal./day (4838 hrs)
Holding tank: 600 litres
3x Rheinstorm M50E sewage pumps
Four bilge areas, all manifolded to two Monarch (new 2003) centrifugal suction pumps in the machinery room.
Rheinstrom HZK 2kW 115/ water heater


230/400V 50Hz three-phase AC, 24V DC
Generators: 2 x Onan MDKAF 22.5kW
              - starboard 1999 (7300 hrs)
              - port 2000 (9200 hrs)
                     -2 x Mastervolt battery chargers
                     -2 X Mastervolt inverters


    -10 x 200Ah service
    - 2 x 200Ah emergency
    - 2 x 200Ah engine starter
    - 2 x 95Ah generator starter


CLD MARINE 48000 BTU 14kW (2001)
Single compressor with air handlers in all guest cabins and communal areas


Pacific Scientific BAF 3742 steering pump
Tenfjord steering gear


2 x Lewmar 66 Emsworth manual
3 x Lewmar Emsworth manual
Lewmar highly loaded blocks
Hye Holland running rigging.
Other winches are custom made in wood/brass
Sail hoisting by 4x Lewmar 50 and via windlass
Galvanised cast iron davits on both sides for lifting the tender
Fixed biminis above the deckhouse and dining table
Removable biminis between the main boom and the side davits
Original naval brass mooring bollards and fairleads
Six removable deck lockers provide large deck storage

Main mast (approx.36m)
Mizzen mast (approx. 29m)
Booms and bowsprit made of Oregon Pine built by Braske (The Netherlands). All dated 1996
Stainless steel standing rigging from 1996

Manufactured by De Vries, the Netherlands in Dacron
Mainsail 138m2 (1996)
Mizzen 85m2 (1996)
Staysail 81m2 (1996)
Yankee 98m2 (1998)
Mizzen Staysail 123m2 (1997)

Upwind sail area 402 sq m


Classic wooden owner cabin with queen size bed, desk, TV, radio, locker, personal bathroom with head and washbasin with a door direct to the Jacuzzi bathroom.

2 guest cabins with queen size bed, desk, TV and radio, locker and personal bathroom with head, washbasin and shower.

2 cabins for guests/crew with two single bunk beds each, TV and radio. Bathroom with washbasin and shower, extra bathroom with head and washbasin.

Large sized dining room furbished with 2 large wooden tables, round sofa, bar corner and large classic skylights.

Large galley, fully equipped.

 ( Galley equipment will need replacing)

Range Dishwasher Oven / grill Microwave / oven
2 Fridges, one small and one large
Bosch Washing Machine (2004)
Zanussi Tumble Dryer (2004)  


Original anchor windlass fully overhauled in 1996. In  2005 a new electromotor Telemecanique Altivar 16 was installed.
450 lbs anchor with approx. 150m of galvanised steel chain
Approx. 50 kg Fortress stern anchor  


Zettler Eclipse C fire detection panel with smoke / heat detectors in all cabins, saloon, galley, deckhouse, machinery spaces, tankhold and crew quarters plus autonomous smoke detectors throughout. Fire extinguishers in deckhouse, galley, fwd hallway, outside engine room, inside engine room and crew quarters Bilge pumps to deck outlet can be used as fire pumps and a portable electric pump DSB (Deutsche Schlauch Boot)
LR86 16 persons life-raft with emergency pack
EPIRB Jotron Tron 40S distress signal transmission
Adult and children’s SOLAS approved life jackets
SOLAS approved distress flares
First aid kits
2 x life buoy
10 x survival suits
Emergency steering equipment via tiller  


Snorkelling gear and numerous wetsuits
Waterski’s, Wakeboard

Restoration History

1980, Halifax, Canada: Dentist Dr. Gene Jensen bought Aries and decided to adopt the yacht for charter purposes. Subsequently, the boat was stripped down to a bare hull after which she was built up again to incorporate a more practical interior for guests and all new systems. It was also then that the gaffed mainsail was replaced with a bigger Bermudian rig. During this restoration high quality and safety standards were followed to ensure continuing Lloyd’s Register 100 A 1 classification.
Aries then operated as a charter vessel during the 80′s until she was dismasted in a Caribbean hurricane in 1989. Financial problems forced the owner to sell the boat, after which she was transported to the Netherlands. The new owner started with the planning and designs for a new restoration, which were never executed because the Dutch fiscal authorities claimed her. Adventure NV then bought the yacht Aries when she was auctioned in 1995 with the plan to fully restore her in the Netherlands so that she could be operated trouble free for the years to come.
1996/97  The Netherlands:
The restoration was conducted with a number of carefully selected Dutch specialist companies; layout and a larger sail plan were prepared by Olivier van Meer. The objectives during the restoration were clear; entirely new systems, wiring, piping, appliances, engines, crew quarters and two luxury en-suite guest cabins instead of four in the area forward of the saloon. All was to be carried out with the highest standards Dutch yachtbuilding can offer and the yacht was to incorporate the highest level of comfort possible while maintaining all the style and warmth of a classic vessel. A year and a half were spent from initial planning to seatrials. The following list refers to updates carried out in this refit:-
Internal –
Engine replaced
Rebuilt gensets
Rewired bilge pumps
Sewage tank membrane pumps
Switchboards (both high and low voltage)
Battery chargers
Electrical wiring throughout in new cable channels
Autopilot hydraulic pump
Hydraulic steering system
Air conditioning system, tubing and air handlers in all cabins
Jacuzzi pump
Hydrophore water pressure system and renewed hot and cold water piping throughout
Fire detection system
Intercom system
Navigation and communication systems
Galley and household equipment
Entertainment equipment
Main and mizzen masts and booms,bowsprit
Stainless steel standing rigging
Running rigging
Sail handling winches
Rebuilt original anchor windlass with new electromotor
Biminis with fixed stainless steel frames
Capping rail
Replaced inferior carpentry works, stripped all woodwork and re-painted

Interior :
Crew quarters carpentry and heads
Two new en-suite guest cabins forward of the main saloon, replacing four smaller cabins.
Saloon seating layout
In the zone aft of the main saloon interior changes were restricted to replacing inferior quality panelling and modifications for more practical use
All carpentry was stripped to bare wood and re-painted
Upholstery replaced
(Many of these items will now need replacing again)

Further Refits / Dry Dockings
1998  Serbim  Marseille: Drydocking for new antifouling. Rudder and shaft check before departure to Caribbean. Servicing of all seacocks.
2000 Serbim Marseille: Wood repairs to keel deadwood after damage in Caribbean. Antifouling, bilge pump servicing.
2002 Manoel Island Yacht Yard Malta: Full reconditioning of rudder and rudder stock and steering gear, replaced any soft wood. Reinforced the rudder stock entry horn timber and attachment of the gland. Replaced rudder skeg and reconditioned heel fitting after mooring damage (pic 1). Further activities included antifouling and topside painting. Also, following the slipping period the internal steel structure and inner planking in the lazarette, aft bilge and tankhold were professionally painted. Both bilge pumps were replaced with larger versions.
The steel exhaust systems of both the propulsion engine and the generators have been replaced with corrosion and erosion free flexible exhaust systems, silencers and water separators.
2004  Manoel Island Yacht Yard Malta: Antifouling and improvement of anoding system. Reconditioning of tailshaft. Topside painting.

2006  At Amico & Co Genua Italy: Drydocking for new antifouling.
2008 At San Remo Italy: Teak decks re-plugged and caulked where required. Hull recaulked where necessary and repainted above and below the waterline. Bilges cleaned and painted. Prop shaft pulled, all fittings checked and replaced as necessary, engine realigned.  Seacocks and anodes checked  and replaced where necessary.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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