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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.

Click Here to visit our selection of Fairey Marine boats for sale

Philip Bendon joins Nicolle Associates

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Philip Bendon

Philip Bendon

Building and maintaining the high levels of customer satisfaction that are the trade mark of Nicolle Associates requires the maintenance of a high quality team of yacht brokers and support staff. It is hardly surprising therefore that the company’s owner, Adrian Nicolle, has taken his time in recruiting his latest member of staff, Philip Bendon.

Philip has sailed all of his life; starting from a young age sailing and racing boats has been a big passion of his.

During his time at Southampton Solent University where he studied Yacht Production and Surveying Philip was heavily involved with the universities sailing club and has since continued to run his own race team and continues to compete on the international match racing circuit as well as various other one design and IRC race boat circuits. Philip has competed on the World Match Race Tour and won the Youth European Match Race Championships in 2013.

Philip is an experienced international yacht broker and has specialised in both motor yachts and  blue-water cruising yachts. As a fully qualified ABYA yacht broker Philip has a passion for offering buyers knowledgeable advice and therefore helping them to find their ideal yachting choice.

Adrian Nicolle is understandably pleased to have someone of Philip’s calibre working with him, ‘We pride ourselves on being much more than a yacht selling agency. Clients quite often have questions which are outside the scope of many yacht brokers knowledge and to be able to answer them, with people like Philip working with us, is a very important part of the inclusive service that we provide.”

Nicolle Associates supply support boat to Oracle Racing

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Nicolle Associates supply support boat to Oracle Racing

Nicolle Associates supply support boat to Oracle Racing

When Nicolle Associates received a call for help from Oracle Racing for a support boat for this weekend’s America’s Cup World Series our service delivery manager, Tim Brouard, was quick to help and supported them by providing a RIB along with a new electronic Raymarine Chart Plotter with Navionics charts, an Icom AIS VHF and Lifejackets.

After the branding had been applied Tim delivered Oracle Racing’s latest boat to the America’s Cup World Series team bases technical area in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and was able to spend some time touring the new Foiling AC45 catamaran and Oracle’s team workshops.

Oracle's new RIB from Nicolle Associates

Oracle’s new RIB from Nicolle Associates

This is an exciting time for Nicolle Associates who have recently found a new owner for Team New Zealand’s Volvo 70 “Camper” and “Rambler” the 90ft Super Maxi.

Whether buying a boat or selling a yacht or motor boat, Nicolle Associates are here to help. Working with our qualified in house brokers, we provide the ultimate exclusive service in matching boats to the individual. Not only can you see many of the luxury motor boats, yachts and superyachts available on the market on our find a boat website, you can also purchase them via us. Our in house conveyance department will ensure correct title transfer and if required, registration and insurance.

We pride ourselves on our professional approach and our ability to treat every customer as if they are our only customer, no matter the size of the vessel.

Nicolle Associates is an international brokerage but we don’t forget our local market. Our UK office is based in the UK’s flagship marina at Hamble Point. It boasts the largest collection of used boats in Northern Europe.

Nicolle Associates and Berthon International sell the 90ft Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht ‘Rambler 90’

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Nicolle Associates and Berthon International sell the 90ft Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht 'Rambler 90'

Nicolle Associates and Berthon International sell the 90ft Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht ‘Rambler 90’

Adrian Nicolle at Nicolle Associates represented the buyer in the sale of the 90ft Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht ‘Rambler 90’ based in Newport, Rhode Island, with Ben Cooper at Berthon International acting for the seller.

“Rambler” (formerly “Alfa Romeo”) sports a towering 44 metre carbon fibre mast built by Southern Spars in New Zealand with the latest concept in 3DL and mylar sails designed by the Sydney loft of North Sails. She is well known and with a stack of records, including the current (2012) course record of the Newport – Bermuda Race, is still one of the best inshore IRC Maxi Yachts every built.

Launched in 2002, “Rambler” was built by McConaghy Boats, Sydney of prepreg carbon/core construction.

Rambler’s Record

2014 – 90’ Rambler – Around Block Island Race 1st to Finish and 1st overall corrected

2013 – 90’ Rambler – Block Island Race – Set course record

2012 – 90’ Rambler – Newport – Bermuda Race 1st to Finish – (set course record)

2013 – 90’ Rambler – Annapolis – Newport Race – 1st to Finish and First overall in IRC

2012 – 90’ Rambler   –  RORC Caribbean 600 Race –  1st to Finish and 2nd overall in   Fleet on corrected time

2010 –  90’   Rambler   –  Les Voiles de St Barths  – 1st corrected in CSA Superyacht Class

2009 – 90’ Rambler –Martha’s Vineyard Ocean Race – (set course record)

2010 – 90’ Rambler  –  Ida Lewis Distance Race –  1st to Finish & 1st overall on corrected time

2009 –  90’ Rambler – Annapolis – Newport Race – 1st to Finish & 1st overall on corrected time

2009 – 90’ Rambler – Cape to Bahia Brazil Race Record ( set course record)

2008 – 90’ Rambler – Maxi Rolex Championship  1st Place

2008 – 90’ Rambler  –   Block Island Race – 1st to Finish

2008 – 90’ Rambler – Rolex Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro – (set course record)

2007 – 90’ Rambler – Rolex Middle Sea Race 1st to Finish (set course record) and 1st Overall

2007 – 90’ Rambler – Rolex Fastnet Race 1st Super Zero Class

2007 – 90’ Rambler – HSS Nordbank Transatlantic Race – (set course record)

2004 – 90’ Alfa Romeo  – Middle Sea Race – 1st to Finish

2004 – 90’ Alfa Romeo –  Giraglia Rolex Race 1st to Finish

2003 – 90’ Alfa Romeo – Middle Sea Race  1st to Finish

2003 – 90’ Alfa Romeo – Barcolana Race Trieste – (set new course record)

2003 – 90’ Alfa Romeo – 1st to Finish – Giraglia Rolex Race  (set new course record)

2003 – 90’ Alfa Romeo – Rolex Fastnet Race 1st to finish and 2nd overall in fleet on corrected time

2002 – 90’ Alfa Romeo –  Rolex Sydney Hobart 1st to Finish

Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht 'Rambler 90'built by McConaghy Boats, Sydney of prepreg carbon/core construction

Reichel Pugh/McConaghy sailing yacht ‘Rambler 90’built by McConaghy Boats, Sydney of prepreg carbon/core construction





Nicolle Associates represented the buyer in the sale of S/Y Merlin a beautiful Nautor’s Swan 57 centreboard ketch

Monday, June 1st, 2015
Swan 57 centerboard ketch 'Merlin'

Swan 57 centerboard ketch ‘Merlin’ sold by Nicolle Associates

Nicolle Associates represented the buyer in the sale of S/Y Merlin a beautiful Nautor’s Swan 57 centreboard ketch in Stonington, Connecticut with Rodgers Yacht Sales acting for the seller.

‘Merlin’ is certainly one of the best cared-for Swan 57’s in existence. She has been constantly upgraded and maintained. Her Flag Blue hull was expertly Awlgripped in 2010, teak decks fully refurbished in 2012 and a long list of work and new gear added.

Nicolle Associates are marketing the buyers Nautor’s Swan 47 ‘Outrageous’ which is aggressively priced to sell.

Click Here for Full Details of the Nautor’s Swan 47 ‘Outrageous’

Swan 47 'Outrageous'

Swan 47 ‘Outrageous’ for sale with Nicolle Associates



Q1 2015 Market Index from Yachtworld

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Q1 2015 Market Index

Q1 2015 Market Index

Owners selling their boats with Nicolle Associates get the automatic benefit of having their boat included on our partners Yachtworld web site as well as our own web site and many other industry leading Sailing and Motor Yacht marketing sites.

This Q1 2015 Market Index from Yachtworld which has information on both the American and European boat sales market may be useful for our friends and clients whether buying or selling.

Click Here for Full Details

Nicolle Associates open in Plymouth

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Nicolle Associates open in Plymouth

Nicolle Associates open in Plymouth

With a growing number of clients in the West Country, Nicolle Associates the international yacht brokers based in Hamble, have taken the decision to open a new branch in Plymouth. Adrian Nicolle, the firm’s founder, who started the business in 2001, ensures that all his team work on the basis that, “nothing is too much trouble for our clients” and this philosophy has seen the business continually growing, even through the recent difficult economic times.

With literally thousands of yachts of all types and sizes for sale on their website, “”, Adrian Nicolle believes it is of paramount importance their service starts by doing everything possible to connect the customer with exactly the right boat for them.

The new Plymouth office will be headed by Peter Preston, currently a senior broker at Nicolle Associates Hamble office. He brings with him a wealth of ‘boating’ experience being a racing and cruising yachtsman, a transatlantic sailor, and one who is equally at home on motor yachts.

Clients, whether selling or buying a boat can be certain of personal service that covers every requirement; title transfer, registration, insurance, and if required, the shipping of the vessel from its current port to the new owners, wherever that might be in the world: all this attention to detail being provided as though the customer was the only one that Nicolle Associates had on the books.

Nicolle Associates shipping to Singapore

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Nicolle Associates shipping to Singapore

Nicolle Associates shipping to Singapore

One of our latest motor yacht brokerage sales being loaded at Southampton Docks ready for shipping to a new owner in Singapore.

Whether you are considering buying or selling a new or pre-owned boat our unique personal service will make the process easier.

If you are looking for a boat we will hand pick a selection of suitable craft matched to your individual requirements and we will guide and advise you through the complete purchase at no cost. Looking for a boat? Over 150 listed daily, use our unique search facility to find a boat.

We will also remove the problems of selling your boat – let us provide the expertise and experience to actively market and promote your craft while you carry on sailing. Our competitive and professional service can help with your finance, registration, insurance and chartering requirements.

If you wish to discuss your requirements, please contact us.


Uplifting ideas from Nicolle Associates –

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Nicolle Associates – Managing the process of maintaining, modifying and caring for your boat…

Nicolle Associates - Managing the process of maintaining, modifying and caring for your boat…

Nicolle Associates - Managing the process of maintaining, modifying and caring for your boat…


  • Engine servicing and anode replacement

–      To ensure the best life out of your engine we only use certified engineers from the main dealers for your brand of engine. We will organise all the services such that your warranty is always valid for its lifetime. Not only will your engine be serviced but any sail drives will also be serviced and anodes will be replaced when necessary. All work undertaken will be checked to ensure the work has been completed to the highest standard.

  • Mast and rigging servicing

–      If you use your boat regularly we recommend an annual rig inspection by a professional rigger. These inspections are valid for insurance purposes and will quickly find any problems that could lead to further damage. Any modifications or additions to your rigging you require can be done as well.

  • Antifouling

–      We will antifoul your boat annually with the best antifouling available, we can recommend an antifoul for your type of boat based on usage and location or you can tell us which is your preferred antifoul and we can use that. Typically we will apply two coats of antifoul; before it is applied the surface will be lightly sanded to ensure a good surface for adhesion. We recommend once every five years that we strip off all old antifoul down to the gel coat and start again to avoid large amounts of redundant antifoul layering.

  • Safety equipment servicing

–      Safety is paramount on all vessels; lifejackets, flares, liferafts and electronic safety equipment all require regular servicing and checks. We can ensure all your equipment is serviced and ready for use all year round.

  • Gas inspections and servicing

–      Annual gas inspections will give you peace of mind that you should always be safe on board.

  • Diving operations

–      Whether you need your hull cleaned or anodes changed we can arrange divers to suit the job.

  • Wood, GRP and Gel coat Repairs

–      We work alongside the most highly regarded tradesmen in the industry. No matter what you need doing we can get hold of the best people for the best prices.

  • Propeller polishing

–      To keep your propellers working to their highest efficiency we can arrange polishing.


  • Custom design and layout modifications
  • Custom lighting and backlit yacht names
  • Generators
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bow/ Stern thrusters
  • Water systems (Ice maker, water maker and purifiers)
  • Teak decking
  • Passerelles and biminis
  • Communications (VHF, SSB, AIS and satellite systems)
  • Grey and Black tank systems
  • Sound and entertainment systems
  • CCTV and security systems
  • Remote monitoring systems
  • Coding for charter

Uplifting ideas from Nicolle Associates -

Uplifting ideas from Nicolle Associates -


  • Valeting

–      We offer many different levels of valeting your boat. From express cleans to remove the weekends grime build up to a full internal and external valet bringing your boat back to the way it looked the day you bought it. To push the boat out that little bit further we can polish and wax the hull and topsides to leave the finest finish possible.

  • Sail servicing

–      Depending on the usage of your sails we can recommend a plan for keeping your sails in top form. If you discover any issues with your sails we can have a sail maker look over your sail and make any repairs.

  • Canvass servicing

–      Keeping your canvass work clean and fully waterproof not only keeps your boat looking good but also functional to ensure on those rainy days your spray hood isn’t leaking. We can arrange any cleaning, waterproofing or repairs to your current canvass work or we can organise any new pieces you require.

  • Boat systems checks

–      To ensure every time you turn up at your boat all the systems are in working condition and ready to go we can check these for you before you arrive. We can check all electrical and mechanical systems and if any problems arise we can organise the repair before you go out to enjoy your boat. Regular checks of systems can help to identify any problems at an early stage, which can often reduce the cost of the repair.

  • Boat security checks

–      We can regularly check your boats security to ensure it is locked up and all fenders and mooring lines are suitably set.

  • Winterisation

–      If you are planning on not using your boat regularly over winter you should have you engine winterised and prepare the boat for the cold temperatures. We can organise this and put tube heaters and dehumidifiers onboard for you.

  • Long term hibernation preparation

–      If you are planning on not using your boat for an extended period of time and want to lower your maintenance costs, long term hibernation programs are essential. This protects your boat from the elements and keeps all the systems ready to return to use.


  • Own boat tuition

–      We can arrange a skipper to come along with you to help you gain confidence in using your boat. Whether you’re looking to gain RYA qualifications or just to pick up some useful tips we will find the right skipper to suit your needs.

  • Worldwide delivery

–      We can organise delivery for your boat to wherever in the world you want it. Give us a time frame and we will have your boat at your desired location, ready for you to step on board and slip off.

  • Personalised crew clothing

–      To make your yacht and crew look smart we can organise personalised crew kit or even custom fenders with your yachts name on.

  • Discounts at chandleries

–      We have negotiated a discount with the United Kingdom’s largest chandlery chain for all our customers.

  • Special rates for insurance

–      Through relationships with partner firms we are able to provide insurance for all types of leisure craft, from dinghies to super yachts. Our combined experience has provided us with the breadth of knowledge to understand even the most individual requirements. Unique packages have been designed to protect clients of Nicolle Associates in the United Kingdom, European waters and further afield. All claims are administered in Southern England, but when appropriate, local claims adjusters will be used. For our insurance products, Nicolle Associates is an Introducer Appointed Representative approved by the Financial Services Authority – FSA No: 440924

Discounted marina berthing for Nicolle Associates buyers and free MDL berth competition

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

In addition to Nicolle Associates offering buyers up to 50% discount on berthing costs throughout 2013,  MDL Marinas are celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark this important occasion, they are giving away a year’s FREE berthing at Mercury Yacht Harbour to one lucky boat owner, as well as membership of Club Outlook and its exclusive benefits.

Discounted marina berthing for Nicolle Associates buyers and free MDL berth competition

Discounted marina berthing for Nicolle Associates buyers and free MDL berth competition

Originally built by Sir Robin Knox Johnston, Mercury Yacht Harbour is situated on the famous River Hamble. Just a twenty minute walk from Hamble village, the marina offers berthing for 360 boats and enjoys deep water at all states of tide. Among its excellent facilities are a fully-stocked chandlery as well as a welcoming bar and restaurant with waterfront views.

For information about Nicolle Associates offer of up to 50% discount on berthing for buyers either call or email our Hamble Brokerage Office.

The MDL free berth competition will run for 40 days from 14th February 2013, so submit your entry by 25th March 2013 for a chance to win this great prize. Simply Click Here to be taken to the competition.