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1986 Lord Nelson 35 Cutter

$119,000 USD

  • $119,000 USD
  • John Longley
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cutter Sailboats
  • 1986
  • Lord Nelson
  • 35 Cutter
  • City Island, New York, US
  • Sail
  • 35ft / 10.67 m
  • Fiberglass
  • 2011-09-07
  • 2016-09-22
  • 1495050

This 1986 Lord Nelson 35 Cutter, located in City Island, NY is in excellent condition, with several intelligent upgrades and new Awlgrip in 2013. The is a one-owner boat, so records are available all the way back to the build.

Built to standards rarely seen today, this classic blue-water cruiser is considered one of the best shorthanded bluewater cruisers ever built. Papiola II is ready to circumnavigate the globe, go out for a delightful day sail, or anything in between.

The hull is solid fiberglass with an integral molded-in rub rail, which gives the hull immense strength. The deck is cored with over 1-inch of teak. Seller has cores from through-hull and deck fittings that confirm the superior structural integrity of this yacht.

Sails are in very good condition, with Dutchman system on main and Harken roller furling on the Jib and Staysail.

Accommodations include a huge head with shower and separate vanity in the bow (where you would expect a Vee-berth), a large master cabin just aft to port, a private aft cabin to starboard, settee berths in the main salon, and a full galley.

The Ampair wind generator and twin solar panels atop the hard bimini, paired with two 800 amp-hour gel batteries provided enough power to run refrigeration and lights for weeks.

Included is a custom full winter cover and an 11-foot Bauer sailing dinghy.

Also available is a 40’ docominium slip at a private yacht club in City Island for an additional $11,000.

Please see Full Specifications for complete details on this impressive yacht.


Full Specifications

Model: Lord Nelson 35 Cutter

Year: 1986

Color: Flag Blue



LOA: 35 ft, 10 in

LWL: 31 ft, 4 in

Beam: 11 ft, 10 in

Draft: 5 ft, 6 in

Displacement: 20,500 lbs.

Ballast: 7,000 lbs.



Hull: Solid Fiberglass

Keel: Full

Deck: Fiberglass – teak core

Bow and stern pulpits



Fuel: 80 gal. – Black Iron

Water: 120 gal. – aluminum, 2 tanks, 60 gal. ea.

Holding: 10 gal


Engine & Mechanicals

Manufacturer/Model: Yanmar 3HM35F

Fuel: Diesel

HP: 32

Cooling: Fresh Water

Racor Filters

Hours: under 1,000

Websto diesel heater

10 gallon Force 10 water heater with engine heat exchanger

Webston 5,000 BTU diesel forced-air heater



Batteries: 2 house, 1 start

Battery switch

Shore power: 30 amp with 50 ft. cord

Guest 30 Amp marine grade battery charger

Two Arco solar panels

Ampair 100 wind generator

Sanyo AM/FM Radio/CD/Cassette Player – 2 cockpit speakers, 2 cabin speakers 



Kenyon mast with internal track and single aluminum spreader

Aluminum boom with internal track

Stainless steel wire shrouds and stays

Head sail and staysail Harken roller furling gear

Main sheet traveler with roller bearing car and adjustable stops

Walden boom break

Teak boom crutch with stainless steel legs


Winches - Eight Barient winches:

Two #28 two speed self tailing primary sheet winches on cockpit coaming

Two #17 self tailing single speed staysail sheet winches outboard on the aft cabin top

One # 22 two speed self tailing halyard winch on the port side of the aft cabin top

Three #21 two speed self tailing winches on the mast


Sails – all new in 2006

Main sail

120% genoa


Asymmetrical spinaker

Blue canvas mainsail cover



The interior of the vessel is finished in teak. It is comfortable, bright and airy, with 6 ft. 4 in. headroom and accommodations for six adults. The large head with electric flush commode and shower is forward, followed by the head vanity and sink to starboard. The master stateroom with double wide pullman berth is on the port side, with under-berth stowage, 6 drawers beneath, and a hanging locker to starboard. The mid-ship salon contains a chart table forward on the starboard side, facing settees port and starboard, a drop leaf dinette table on centerline and a galley aft on the port side. The galley contains a double sink, ice chest/refrigerator and propane stove top and oven. The guest stateroom/cabin with a double berth is aft on the starboard side. Cabin ventilation is provided by the eleven opening portlights on the cabin sides, by the hatches above the head and salon and by the cabin door.



Double stainless steel sink with both a 12 volt power faucet and a manual foot pump faucet

Hot & cold pressure water

Gimbaled 4-burner propane stove w/oven

Alder Barbour refrigeration

Plenty of storage



Electric flush head w/holding tank

Shower with sump

Separate vanity with stainless steel sink

Plenty of storage


Navigation & Electronics

Compass: Ritchie Binnacle Mount 5" Globemaster

VHF: Uniden

GPS: Magellan NAV6500

Radar: Sitex T-150

Autopilot: Alpha 2000

Instruments: Datamarine speed, wind, & depth


Additional Equipment

Custom full winter cover

11-foot Bauer sailing dinghy


Also available is a 40’ docominium slip at a private yacht club in City Island for an additional $11,000



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.

For Sale By Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC

83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809