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1986 Lord Nelson 35

Stuart, Florida


(LOCATION: Stuart FL) The Lord Nelson 35 is a cutter rig cruiser with a fresh-water-cooled Yanmar diesel engine. She features a large open cockpit with cushioned seating and bimini top.

The spacious interior provides upscale accommodations with two staterooms, two heads, and two convertible settees.

The upscale interior features teak bulkheads and trim and  teak & holly sole. The 35 has aft and forward berths with head compartment in the bow.. The salon has a convertible settee to starboard and convertible dinette with table to port. Galley is aft of the dinette and includes: range with oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, teak storage cabinets and drawers, and solid surface countertop with stainless steel sink.

This 35’ Lord Nelson has a 2005 Yanmar diesel engine.  She is well maintained and ready to sale, call now for more information and to schedule a showing.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $79,000
Boat Name: Gitana
Make: Lord Nelson
Model: 35
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Lord Nelson/Hai O Yachts
Designer: Tommy Chen
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 35'9 ft
Beam: 11'9 ft
Max Draft: 5'3 ft
Dry Weight: 18,000 lb
Ballast: 5,000 lb
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 30hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 30


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cutter, Cruisers


Brad Terry

Contact Brad at the number below.

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or to schedule a showing of this vessel
Please call or e-mail
Captain Brad Terry
Let me help sell your boat or find your dream boat.

To discuss a position with a premier broker, speak with Peter today at 866-375-7281.
World Class Yacht Sales, Inc.


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6327 Grand Blvd
New Port Richey, Florida, US, 34652


Developed by Loren Hart who founded Lord Nelson Yachts with his wife Lani in 1982, the Lord Nelson 35 (introduced a couple of years later in 1984) was one of two sailboat offerings by the company. The boat is well known in cruising circles for its close heritage to the Hans Christian line of boats, they’re super-solid and super-heavy double-ended cruisers with that salty old-world styling which the Westsail 32 and Tayana 37made so popular. Like many boats of that era, the Nelson 35 was built in Taiwan, in this case by Hai O Yachts under the direction of one of their partners and the eventual designer of the boat, Tommy Chen. (Tommy also had a hand in the Hans Christian boats.)

With a regal name like Lord Nelson, the interiors are suitably large and well laid out with ample stowage for extended voyaging. Build quality is superb with lots of attention to detail. You can also expect oodles of teak, both inside and out, all of which add up to strikingly beautiful boat with the penalty of higher maintenance needs.

The hull form of the Lord Nelson 35 draws much in common with the Hans Christian 33 Traditional, but with flatter aft sections to reduce the hobby-horsing tendency that the Hans Christian is known for. Below the waterline is a very full keel running from bow to stern and a well protected rudder that is hung well aft. Above the springy sheerline sits a ‘proper’ cutter rig with its large fore-triangle opened up by the use of a long 7 foot bowsprit.

As a cruiser very much planted in the heavy end of the spectrum, the Lord Nelson 35 has a nice easy motion through the water, but requires a decent breeze to exploit its full hull speed. They sail best on a reach while beating upwind in heavier seas is known as its weakest point of sail. Most owners would agree the boat is not considered fast, but conversely the boat is cannot be considered slow either, 8 knots is achievable with wind on the beam.

In all only 35 boats were produced, the rumor was that the cost of production became an issue. Lord Nelson Yachts went on to produce tugboats and the company itself eventually passed into the hands of Tommy Chen, who had been first to oversee manufacturing in his Taiwanese boatyard.

  • Teak interior
  • Open salon with seating to either side
  • Dining table
  • Ample storage
  • Full galley aft
  • Forward cabin with double berth
  • Bow head compartment

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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