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Nicolle Associates support 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Nicolle Associates support 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign

Nicolle Associates support 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign

At Nicolle Associates we are pleased to be able to help and support James Harayda’s 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign. We have known James for a number of years and his enthusiasm and focus on this event are second to none.

James is looking for financial support and he would also be very grateful to hear of anyone’s advice and experience in this field. We are sure our network of clients and friends at Nicolle Associates, which include some of the world’s best sailors, will be interested in James’ campaign and his direct contact information is available on request.

Here are a few words from James to give you an overview of his goal:

“Last year, it was announced that the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will host a new sailing format – a mixed-gender, doublehanded offshore race. This race will last roughly 60 hours and be the longest duration sporting event in Olympic history – my dream is to represent Britain!

With the help and support of Nicolle Associates, I am trying to spread awareness of my campaign and in return for financial support, I can drive value for individuals, families, local businesses or even large, international companies. Whether this is corporate sailing, team-building, racing experience (events like RTI or Cowes Week), leisurely sails or even brand exposure on the sails, hull and social media, I am committed to making this as valuable as possible for those supporting.

If not financial support, I would also be very grateful to hear of anyone’s advice and experience in this field, and discuss other people’s challenges and how you made progress towards a goal.

James Harayda in 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign

James Harayda in 2024 Olympic Games offshore race campaign

Without support from the community, my dream to represent Britain in the 2024 Olympic Games will not become a reality!

Thank you for your time to read this proposal. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me directly if you have any questions. In the meantime, please stay healthy and enjoy the time you have at home to catch up with family, friends and learning a new skill!

Best wishes,
James Harayda”

It’s the perfect time to sell

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Find a boat logo TRANSPARENTThis just in from one of the many advertising portals that we work with:

“While the world descends into chaos, there’s never been a better time to sell your boat (if you’re not self-isolating on it!) We’ve seen the number of boat buyers browsing our site grow by 16% since February, with a 20% increase of enquiries on adverts.

With over 150,000 people having already actively searched the site this month, now is the best time to get your advert in front of the crowds for a quick and easy sale – and who doesn’t need a little cash in times like this?”

Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020


Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

17th March 2020

With all that is going on in the world right now, it is important for us to focus on some positive news, particularly when it comes to boats and boating. Undoubtedly over the past weeks and months there has been a great deal of uncertainty in the industry and the wider world in general, but it pays to remember: “Wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity”­ and at Nicolle Associates we believe in seizing opportunities and making it possible for our clients to do the same. Here are some good news stories, to prove its not all doom and gloom out here:

  • We are monitoring a marked increase in web-traffic on our site because people are working from home. Summer is coming and boating is not under restriction – it might even be the best chance of a holiday this year!
  • Genuine buyers are still buying, including purchasing boats through the eyes of a qualified surveyor (some surveyors we know are rushed off their feet at the moment!).
  • Several Huntsman 31 and Huntsman 28’s have sold in the last 6 weeks – that’s almost one a week. This week alone Nicolle Associates have Completed the sales of Fairey Huntsman 28 ‘Honey Rush’ and Fairey Huntsman 31 ‘Floating Charge’. Both boats are returning to the River Hamble with their new owners to enjoy the summer season.
  • We are seeing a ‘filtering out’ of enquiries, with serious buyers coming forward, these buyers are determined to find a way to purchase this season, and we are perfectly placed to help them. ‘Tyre kickers’ and ‘looking-to-buy-in-5-years-time’ purchasers are busy stocking up on loo roll.

It is true that these are dark times, and we all have to take precautions, but perhaps there just might be a silver lining to this Covid-19 cloud.

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Covid-19 force majeure issues?

Monday, March 16th, 2020

ContractIf you are considering purchasing a boat, as International Yacht Brokers Nicolle Associates have worked with a top marine lawyer to develop a clause that will deal with force majeure issues that might arise as a result of Covid-19.

We always recommend that sellers use brokers as this ensures that if good value boats are well presented to a larger market they get best value and quicker selling times and buyers benefit from a secure transaction with good Title and other important aspects. These benefits come automatically with any boat presented and sold by Nicolle Associates.

If you do feel that you want to buy and / or sell a boat privately we are prepared to make our Covid-19 clause available for a small fee and only for your exclusive use. If you find that you need the help of a broker once you have found a buyer speak to us about our Conveyance only work including multi-currency client accounts for deposit safekeeping etc

2003 Sunseeker Manhattan 74 for sale in Mexico

Monday, May 13th, 2019
2003 Sunseeker Manhattan 74 for sale in Mexico

2003 Sunseeker Manhattan 74 for sale in Mexico

This Sunseeker Manhattan 74 is powered by two Man D2842LE404 diesel engines, with
a cruising speed of 27 knots and a max speed of 33 knots.

She also features two Kohler generators 23 kw and 20kw, Horizon watermaker and three air conditioning units.

This Sunseeker Manhattan 74 features a 4 stateroom layout, providing accommodation for up to 8 guests. All staterooms are located on the lower deck.

At midships is a large master suite featuring a centreline double berth, bedside tables, sofa and desk with swing out seat. There is also plentiful storage in full length hanging wardrobes.

The master bathroom is extremely spacious and benefits from a bath and shower.

Forward of the master suite to port and starboard are two twin guest rooms, each with two single berths. There is also a shared guest bathroom with separate shower compartment.

Forward is a further double guest cabin with centreline double berth, hanging wardrobe storage and a ensuite bathroom with separate shower.

There is also a crew quarters located on the lower deck, aft of the engine room, featuring two crew berths with an ensuite bathroom.

The upper deck of this Sunseeker Manhattan 74 features a comfortable saloon area to aft with sofa, coffee table and television, with opening doors onto the aft cockpit, providing a great space for entertaining.

The galley is at midships to the starboard side and is well equipped with an induction stove, twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap, microwave, blender, refrigerator and freezer.

Forward and up a few steps is a dining area with sofa style seating and a large dining table. Forward of this is the interior helm position offering great views thro

ugh an expansive windscreen.

The foredeck of this Sunseeker Manhattan 74 is also equipped with large sun pads.

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2004 Lagoon 380 for sale in Panama

Sunday, May 12th, 2019
2004 Lagoon 380 for sale in Panama

2004 Lagoon 380 for sale in Panama

3 Cabin/ 2 heads – Owner’s version

Well maintained / Never Chartered

Great opportunity, one of the very few second hand Lagoon 380 owner’s version available on the market. This is a well renowned make of catamaran of which over 700 have been commissioned. It is a substantial ocean going vessel which has a good track record over the years.

Acquired in 2005 in St. Maarten from a French family on a sabbatical year. The boat was one year old and in mint condition. The vendors have since then refurbished lots of equipment, see below. Always particular, never used for charter, never been in a hurricane.

S/V “Theis” is the desirable owner’s version of the Lagoon 380, with three cabins and two heads. Two of the cabins have queen sized berths, one has a double. The starboard hull is dedicated to the owner and includes a spacious cabin, small office area, and head with walk-in shower enclosure. The Port hull comprises two double cabins and single head.

Though only 38 foot, this catamaran for sale by owner sails really well and offers very efficient use of interior volume. She has a large cockpit, with the raised helm position to one side. The galley is located “UP” between cockpit and saloon and of course the 380 features the famous Lagoon panoramic view.

Direct access to the cockpit from the galley makes for easy living and entertaining. The decks are wide and uncluttered so are easy to walk around. The aft transom skirts are well protected. Visibility from the helm station is excellent. The engines are remote from the cabins and are well sound proofed. The Lagoon design allows more headroom (6’7″) and a greater sense of space inside than it’s competitors.

The signature Lagoon windows allows for unmatched visibility, 360 degree viewing from inside the salon while the unique design shades the windows from the mid-day sun without the ubiquitous catamaran greenhouse effect from slanted windows.

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2012 Lagoon 400 for sale in British Virgin Islands

Friday, May 10th, 2019
2012 Lagoon 400 for sale in British Virgin Islands

2012 Lagoon 400 for sale in British Virgin Islands

‘Balance’ is a 2012 Lagoon 400 owner’s version with full comfort pack. She was one of the last Lagoon 400’s to be built benefiting from the nicer interior and later model standard equipment.

Her current owners bought her directly from the Lagoon agents in Europe, where she had been used as a demonstration boat for a year. She has never been chartered and until 2017 was used lightly by her owner’s based in Jersey in the Channel Islands, where she spent most of her time in marina berths and stored ashore during the winter.

In 2017 her owners set off across the Atlantic to the Caribbean where they lived aboard for 6/7 months each year, they have looked after the boat meticulously and equipped her with an impressive inventory, making her totally self-sufficient and the perfect liveaboard cruiser.

‘Balance’ is seriously for sale, currently based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, with plans to be in Curacao in late June where she will be securely stored during the hurricane season.

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2015 Bavaria 56 for sale in Turkey

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


2015 Bavaria 56 for sale in Turkey

2015 Bavaria 56 for sale in Turkey

This 2015 Bavaria 56 is powered by a Yanmar 4JH4 100hp diesel engine, with shaft drive and Gori 3-blade folding propeller.

This Bavaria 56 is also equipped with a 6.4kw generator, bow thruster and air-conditioning.

This Bavaria 56 has original standing rigging from 2015 including in mast furling mainsail, hydraulic backstay tensioner, gas sprung Rod kicker, and roller furling Genoa.

Accommodation for 6 is provided within 3 cabins on board this Bavaria 56, there is also an option to convert the saloon to create an additional two guest berths.

Forward is a large owners cabin with centreline double bed, ensuite bathroom with head and sink and separate ensuite shower room.

Aft are two further cabins each with double berth and ensuite bathrooms.

The spacious saloon of this Bavaria 56 features a U-shaped sofa area with dining table, the dining table lowers electrically to create an optional double berth for guests.

Opposite is a navigation area with chart table and seat, and a well equipped galley.

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2004 Inace Expedition Motor Yacht for sale in Japan

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
2004 Inace Expedition Motor Yacht for sale in Japan

2004 Inace Expedition Motor Yacht for sale in Japan

‘Fortaleza’ is an 85ft Expedition Motor Yacht, fully equipped for long range ocean cruising. She benefits from four very large and comfortable staterooms each with en-suite bathrooms and her multiple deck layout offers both space and privacy for guests to relax and work.

Fortaleza’s current owners have used the boat as a base for archaeological explorations housing a team of experts who have uncovered numerous ancient shipwrecks, working with governments, cultural institutions and universities to study sites that ‘Fortaleza’ has allowed them to access.

Fortaleza is very well maintained and looked after by her dedicated owners and crew, she is currently located in Kagoshima, Japan and viewing is highly recommended to be able to appreciate all this boat has to offer.

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2017 Dufour 460 GL for sale in Lefkas, Greece

Monday, April 29th, 2019
2017 Dufour 460 GL for sale in Lefkas, Greece

2017 Dufour 460 GL for sale in Lefkas, Greece

This Dufour 460 GL ‘Imagine’ is offered fully equipped and ready to sail away. She is presented in fantastic ‘as new’ condition with very low engine hours, making her a great alternative for buyers looking to purchase new.

This Dufour 460 GL is EU VAT paid, currently flying Dutch flag and is based in Lefkas, Greece for viewing.

This 2017 Dufour 460 GL is powered by a Volvo Penta D255F 55hp diesel engine, with only 318 engine hours. She has a max speed of 22kph and a cruising speed of 13kph.

She is also equipped with a Docking Jet System bow thruster and a Fischer Panda generator.

Accommodation for 6 is provided within 3 cabins on board this Dufour 460 GL.

The forward owners cabin features a centre line double bed, plentiful storage cupboards and a private ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

There are two guest cabins aft, each with a double bed and storage cupboards.

A further guest bathroom is located to port.

The saloon of this Dufour 460 GL features a L-shaped seating area with dining table, with a further bench seat. There is a long sofa opposite. A wine cellar is built into the wooden floor and armrests.

The galley is located to port forward and is equipped with refrigerator, freezer 3-burner gas stove and oven/grill, and a large sink with mixer tap.

The interior of this Dufour 460 GL is equipped with full boat Clima including air-conditioning and heating (three units) and individual cabin controls.

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