Neff Yacht Sales / Used 40 foot CAMPER & NICHOLSONS 40 ac Cruising Ketch - LaVerne



1981 • 40' (12.19 m) • Cruising Ketch
United States

$54,000 USD


Vessel Information

Model: 40 ac
Model Year: 1981
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Ketch
Sub Category: Classic Yacht
Condition: Used

LOA: 40' (12.19 m)
Beam Feet: 11' (3.51 m)
Draft Feet: 0' (0.00 m)
Engine Info: 36 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Petter
Sleeps: 61
Staterooms: 2

Location: Seattle, Washington United States
City: Seattle
Country: United States


Beautiful, turn key C&N ready for new owner.

LaVerne is a production-built Nicholson 40 AC cruising sailboat. The hull is a round-bilge design with a long-chord fin keel, a rounded bow, a skeg-hung rudder, and a counter transom stern. The foredeck is fitted with an anchor roller and chain locker followed by side decks leading aft on either side of a low-profile dodger over the companionway. Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits and SS lifelines are on the aft rails.

LaVerne is a classic, turn-key, liveaboard or fun second home vessel. She comes equipped with everything needed to comfortably live and sail away today. The summer of 2020 she received brand new bottom paint, all new through-fittings, new batteries, a new shaft, stuff box, coupler, and rudder refit – bringing her to tip-top operating condition.


In the bow, there is a vee berth that sleeps two with storage and tankage underneath, an overhead porthole hatch, and starboard hanging storage locker. The salon lies midship and is fitted with an L-shaped settee with drop-leaf table to port followed by the aft-facing navigation station. A straight settee is opposite on the starboard side followed by the U-shaped galley. Aft to port, there is a quarter cabin that sleeps two and that is fitted with hanging locker and drawer storage. Access to the engine is by means of removable panels beneath the companionway ladder, and via the lazarette.
There is a large flat screen Insignia TV mounted on the salon bulkhead, along with a blu-ray DVD player that will stay on the vessel. There is a small Whirlpool microwave on a starboard shelf in the salon which will also stay with the vessel. There are numerous large wool blankets tucked in cubbies, as well as attractive throw pillows, porthole curtains, and throw rugs that will remain onboard.


Force 10 propane 3-burner range/oven/broiler, gimbaled (2016)
2-10 lb. propane tanks in topside well (2015)
Refrigerator/freezer (2018)
Manual salt water pump


Raymarine speed/depth/wind indicators (2007)
Standard Horizon color chart plotter (2007)
VHF radio with second microphone at the helm (2007)
Sony stereo AM/FM/CD w/ipod connector (2010, needs to be connected to speakers)
Garmin GPS 129
Ritchie compass
Autopilot (purchased new, needs to be installed)
Furano 1730 Radar


3 batteries (2020)
Battery charger
Tachometer & voltage regulator (2011)


Keel stepped main
Deck stepped mizzen
Removable forestay for storm jib
Main on Selden in mast furler
Doyle zip stop mizzen and genoa on harken roller
2 Lewmar 48ST electric main winches
3 Lewmar 30ST 2 speed
1 Lewmar 30ST
1 Lewmar 21ST
1 Lewmar 10
Spinnaker Pole


Teak decks, toe rails, and hand rails (rails refinished 2019)
Canvas dodger (2007)
Winter and summer canopies for the cockpit
Avon 6-person life raft
Multiple fenders and lines; some deck lines replaced 2020
Propane supply valves and regulator (2011)
Padded cockpit seat cushions
Electric Windlass
Electric wenches
Like new hard bottom dinghy with stern-mounted outboard engine (2019)
Propane grill mounted on stern rail with protective canvas covering
Force 10 Cabin heater (propane)
Hand operated emergency bilge pump
Manual and electric fresh water pumps for galley and head
6-gallon hot water tank (AC and engine heated)
Emergency steering tiller
Automatic bilge pump (2006)
Head replaced 2015

2-10 lb propane tanks

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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