For Sale

1965 Camper Nicholson 32 “Lady Cindy”

Location – Fiumicino (Rome), Italy

For further information, please contact the broker:

Yacht Brokerage & Consultants
Via Monte Cadria, 73
00054 – Fiumicino
+39 06 658 2535 OFFICE

Lady Cindy is a classic 5 berth, full keel, ocean going sailboat, Nic 32s can be found all over the world, having sailed there from the UK, many have circumnavigated the globe. The current owner has lived onboard for 3 years, and solo sailed her from the UK to Italy.

More information about the boat and it’s design can be found on the Nicholson 32 Association web site.

Lady Cindy has been well cared for all her life and has been modernised by her current owner with the latest electronics and navigation aids, LED lighting, solar and wind charging, double berth etc.

Currently she is sitting in the Fiumicino canal 10 minutes from Rome airport. The boat yard is paid up until October 2024 and will lift her ashore soon. She is believed to be VAT exempt. Overall, her condition is good but in need of a good clean and some fresh paint.

Forward Cabin

Double bed with mattress, storage under and around
Security safe.
Access hatch to deck.
Access to forward chain locker.
USB, 240v and 12v outlets, LED lighting.


Sink with pumped fresh and salt water, lockers behind and below.
Jabsco manual pump toilet with locker behind.

Main Cabin – Saloon

2 x bench seats, convert to berths, storage under.
1 x side berth, storage under.
Side lockers.
Roof mounted, swing down TV.
Removable drop leaf table (can also be mounted in the cockpit.
USB, 240v and 12v outlets, LED lighting.

Main Cabin – Galley

Gimbaled LPG hob/grill oven, fridge, sink with pumped fresh and salt water.
Access to bilge.
Main control panel.
Access to engine via door and by removable stairs.
Power cupboard with isolator fuse, pure sine wave inverter, fridge compressor, mains charger, solar charge controller.
Pots, plates, glasses, cutlery etc.
Wet locker with flare kits, life lines, harnesses, mast climbing gear, tiller pilot actuators etc.
USB, 240v and 12v outlets, LED lighting.

Cockpit and Deck

Rear locker.
Rear arch with radar dome and aerials.
Access to top of engine, prop shaft, no maintenance shaft seal and rear water tank.
2 x Lewmar self-tailing winches.
Spray cover.
Sailing instruments and compass.
2 x bench seats with covers and storage under.


Osmosis treatment approx. 2014. Full scrape back and new gel coat
Last lifted 2022 for anti fouling. No signs of osmosis.
Some through-hulls need replacing as the valves are seized.


Plough and Danforth anchors.
Electric windlass with deck controls and remote keyfob.
50m anchor chain plus rode.

Water and gas

Main LPG cylinder on deck, reserve cylinders in cockpit locker.
Main potable water (approx. 50L) in a bladder tank in the keel, 20L additional tank in the stern for deck shower.
3 x pressure switched water pumps (deck, potable, sea) on a time controller that switches off pump power after 5 minutes (for safety reasons).


1 x furling genoa – Good condition, new UV strip 2022.
1 x Mainsail – good condition, slight bagging, new re-enforcing strips 2023 (after rubbing on stays)
1 x Asymmetric Spinnaker with sock – good condition.
1 x spare mainsail, 1 x spare foresail. Usable but old.
Monitor wind vane steering system with large and small vanes.
Easy to solo sail.


Raymarine Axiom 9 plotter with various charts.
Raymarine autopilot controller with 2 x tiller actuators.
Wind speed and direction (radio linked to mast head)
Bidata depth and speed.
Backup older Garmin GPS.
Simrad marine radio with AIS transmit and receive.
All the above instruments can communicate with linked NMEA and Seatalk networks.
Radar (old but serviceable)


Yanmar 2GM20 18hp, year unknown but believed 1980s
Regularly serviced, service due now.
Starts first time but as these engines do not have glow plugs, it can take a few seconds of cranking at full throttle to start in cold weather.
No smoke after initial start, water flows well (new water pump 2023).
Happily pushes the boat along at 4-6 knots.
Main tank range approximately 15 hours at about 1.5L per hour.

Included equipment

4 x Crewsaver self-inflating life preservers, 2 x Vest type life jacket, 1 x dog life jacket
2 x Sailing Jackets, 2 x Sailing trousers.
Various spares for engine, rigging, dinghy etc.
2 person dinghy with Yamah 2.5HP 4 stroke engine (both 2021)
On deck life raft (service overdue)
On deck, auto-release EPIRB.
Life horseshoe, man overboard marker
Swimming ladder, rope ladder, boarding gang plank, telescopic shore ladder.
Fitted cockpit ‘tent’ cover with frame.
Rain catcher.
Sun shade cover.
Various ropes and lines.
Fishing equipment.
2 x boat hooks.
4 x 20L diesel containers (Empty).
1 x Petrol container (full).
Water hose and shore power lead.

More Information

Although i have tried to be accurate and honest in this advert, it cannot be taken as a contract of sale. The sale will be completed ‘sold as seen’ on the date of sale.

Contact: John Barrett
+44 7568527543 (Blog about sailing Lady Cindy is available here)