Rose Rambler of Devon

  • Nicholson 35
  • Asking price £30,000
  • Currently lying in Cartagena, Spain


  • Built by Camper & Nicholson in 1973 – No. 65.
  • GRP hull, deck and superstructure. GRP encapsulated lead keel with skeg & fin configuration.
  • Wheel steering with emergency tiller.


  • Length overall: 35’3” (10.74m)
  • Waterline length: 26’9” (8.15m)
  • Beam: 10’5” (3.18m)
  • Draft: 5’6” (1.68m)
  • Gross Tonnage: 11.09


Spacious accommodation for 5 persons in 2 cabins

Forward cabin (forepeak): with 2 single berths (infill section to create large treble berth). Built-in cupboards over and below, incorporating large storage areas, access to anchor well and chain locker. 2 x lewmar opening portlights (port and starboard) 1x large lewmar hatch with access to foredeck.

Heads compartment: with lavac toilet, wash hand basin with pressurised hot & cold water (plus manual cold) & shower with mixer unit and shower basin and manual pump out. Large wet locker on port side behind toilet, housing purpose built black water tank (not yet installed). Storage units above and below sink on starboard side.

Saloon: with lewmar hatch with access to deck. Large folding table create very comfortable dining area for 8 people. Converts into double berth on port side and single berth on starboard side. All berths with re-enforced lee cloths. Professional built wooden cupboards above, behind and below all seating areas. Large chart cupboard behind starboard berth.

Navigation station with large chart table (aft facing, providing visual contact with helm). Fuse panel directly over and all electronic navigational equipment. Watchman’s seat, to aft of chart table.

Galley: to starboard with s/s sink pressurised hot and cold water taps and whale manual hand pumps. Fitting & whale pump for seawater supply (if required). Gimballed calor gas cooker / grill / oven & twin hob, with strap. Large top loading fridge, well insulated, electric operation. Numerous storage cupboards around galley area. Companionway steps over engine compartment up to cockpit.

Cockpit: an excellent sized and very safe cockpit. Comfortable sleeping / resting space in front of helming area for 2 x adults, Boarding & cushion system to create large outside sleeping area for warmer climes .4 cockpit drains to enhance drainage speeds (2 aft and two below (to starboard side seacock)) 2 x large & deep cockpit lockers one stern locker. Large sprayhood – new in 2015.

2 bottle gas locker on starboard side – gas system completely replaced 2015 by gas engineer.

Excellent & extensive stowage throughout vessel

Mechanical & Electrical

Perkins 4108 47hp with hydraulic drive:

  • Fuel pump professionally refurbished 2015
  • New heat exchanger fitted 2017

Engine range approx 400nm / max speed 7 kts

Aft exhaust seacock (safety feature for high following seas)

High amperage alternator

100 amp starter battery

3 x 12v battery bank (approx 330Ah) – new 2016

BEP Digital battery monitor

BEP Marine heavy duty Fuse Board with VSR (creating separate domestic and starter systems with emergency parallel switch)

BEP master fuse control board with 16 circuits (trip switches)

240 volt shore supply with trip / isolation switch. Internal AC 240V power circuit with sockets

Vitron Phoenix Battery Charging and Management System 30amp 12V

Mobitronic Inverter 600w

Simpson & Lawrence electric anchor windlass with heavy electrical cabling & trip switch – Windlass completely professionally rebuilt and refurbished 2017

Most internal lights changed to LED

Pressurised hot & cold fresh water system serving galley, heads and shower

Flexible fresh water tank (200l) replaced 2017

25 Lt Calorifier with independent electrical immersion

Heating MV Airo5 diesel powered heating – outlets in saloon, forepeak and heads – new 2015

Fusion RA50 radio with bluetooth with zoned cabin and cockpit speakers – RA50 new in 2015

Electric (auto & Manual) bilge pump

Large Electric fridge – new Waeco compressor and plate in 2015

PV solar panel (1x 17v 50w)

Ampair 100 Wind Generator – refurbished by Ampair in 2014

Emergency tiller

Rigging & Spars

All standing rigging professionally replaced in 2014

Aluminium Kemp single spreader keel mounted, stepped mast (highest mast option – 13.5m)

Mast steps to top of mast (with double step at mast head for extending work aloft)

Twin sail tracks (so tri-sail and main can be deployed at same time)

Aluminium Kemp boom 4.3m (providing 4m sail foot length) with 3 slab reefing points & clamps

Furlex 300S furling gear & foil – replaced in 2015

Cockpit Spinlock clutch & control line for roller furling gear

Removable S/S 8 mm inner forestay with Dermac heavy duty adjustable tension clamp

S/S aft gantry for solar panel, wind generator, electronic antenna (also includes very useful fruit netting system for ocean sailing)

2 x Spinnaker poles with mast storage & pulley control systems

4 x Cockpit Winches: Cockpit Primary winches 2x Lewmar 45 Self Tailing 2 speed primary winches

Cockpit Secondary winches 2 x Lewmar 40 secondary winches

4 x Mast winches: 2 x Lewmar 16 self tailing 2 speed winches, 1 x Lewmar 30, 1 x Lewmar 8


Extensive sail wardrobe for coastal and ocean sailing – all sails professionally inspected 2015

Main sail with 4 re-enforced reefing points and partial battened (lower third half battened, top third – full battened)

Stackpack and lazy lines – new 2015

Spare sails, hank on and main.

Storm gib and Trisail

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Evolution Autohelm – new 2016

Standard Horizon GX-2200E VHF Radio with DSC and AIS Receiver – new 2014

Garmin GPSMAP 4008 Chartplotter

Garmin 18 HD Radar

Digital Yacht AIT1500 Class B AIS Transponder – new 2016

Raymarine ST60 Tri-data depth sounder & speed / distance log

Raymarine i60 Wind instrument

ICS Nav 6plus Navtex

Target Short wave radio receiver

Binnacle cockpit mounted compass

Mast head radar reflector

Navigation lights including steaming, deck & mast head tri-colour lights – combined LED tricolour and mastlight new 2015

Mast head wind indicator


McMurdo G4 GPS 406 EPIRB

Liferaft – new 2015

4 x strong points / Safety line attachments in cockpit


Cockpit dodgers

Coachroof Liferaft mounting with chocks

First Aid kit & ocean survival grab bag

Fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

CQR Anchor 35lb with 50M of 10mm chain & 30 m wrap

CQR anchor 35lb spare / kedge anchor with 30M 8mm chain

Heavy duty drogue with 30m 6mm chain & shackles for 100m line attachment

Transom mounted folding s/s boarding ladder

Transom mounted outboard engine clamp / holder

Full sun canopy with removable side cover (essential for blue water cruising)

3 x full length cushions to create large outdoor sleeping area (fantastic for sleeping in warmer climes)

Inflatable dingy with oars

Johnson 2 stroke 1.5 lt outboard engine

Aires Windvane Self Steering system with spares package: joints, spare paddle, wind vanes, bearings, springs, split pins, pins etc.