Picchiotti Nelson 45 Tigress Mark II ‘Tiger Blue’ featured in April 2011 Motor Boat and Yachting

Featured in the April 2011 (yes you read it correctly!) Motor Boat and Yachting article ‘The hunt for an all-weather bargain’ and her price reduced by a further 20% for a quick sale, this Picchiotti Nelson 45 Tigress MKII ‘Tiger Blue’ is powered by twin Caterpillar 3208T V8 10.8 litre turbocharged diesel engines rated at 320hp installed to RNLI specification.

Picchiotti Nelson 45 Tigress Mark II 'Tiger Blue'

Picchiotti Nelson 45 Tigress Mark II 'Tiger Blue'

The MKII model of this sought after motor yacht provides and additional 2ft 9ins of beam giving far more internal volume and extremely spacious accommodation for 6 persons in three cabins excluding the saloon.

Tiger Blue is now on her way to Hamble for a Spring refit.

Designed by Peter Thornycroft with a true “Nelson” hull moulded in GRP to Lloyds approved scantlings with a Lloyd’s hull moulding Certificate. The hull was moulded and fitted out by the famous Italian yard of Picchiotti spa and is the highly regarded Tigress Mark II model.

The hull and superstructure are moulded in GRP and are of-white in colour with dark blue window surrounds.

Heavy duty rubber “D” fendering is fitted at the upper and lower sheer strakes. The aft deck is teak laid, with a non-slip finish on the side and forward decks.

‘Tiger Blue’ has been well maintained throughout her life with much refurbishment undertaken.

Her equipment and construction are to the highest standards and she gives absolute confidence and an excellent ‘go anywhere’ ability.

Owners Comments

We purchased ‘Tiger Blue’ from a friend who had refurbished her on a no expense spared basis.

During our ownership we have kept up service schedules for all items.  Only selling as we now have more free time and so able now to undertake more long-distance sailing.

Life on board Tiger Blue is extremely comfortable with no compromise as to sea-keeping.  Extremely good visibility from wheelhouse steering position enables year-round use.

An extremely competent, well equipped and comfortable sea boat with a strong pedigree. ‘Tiger Blue’ has been a joy to own.

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