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The Nelson 42 MKII is the commercial boat of choice for pilotage, surveying, crew transfer, and general patrol duties, Alert IV began life as a Customs patrol vessel and then became a coastal patrol vessel for Essex Police. In 2010 she was upgraded with two new Volvo Penta D9-425 commercially rated engines which have less than 4000hrs logged and is only now being retired from service as a higher-speed replacement more suited to modern tactical duties is on order. This represents a great opportunity to acquire a well-maintained Nelson 42 MkII which has benefitted from lighter duties than many in her class and could easily be adapted for a wide range of tasks, or even converted for go-anywhere leisure use!
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The 'Alert IV' Nelson 42 MkII commercial layout offers dedicated navigation and radar positions, good provision for crew seating, and up to four berths in the saloon and forward cabin, all with good headroom throughout.
FORECABIN - Fitted with settee berths either side of a central dining table, with a pipecot to port, and storage cupboards to starboard. Further storage area forward with access to the chain locker.
GALLEY - L-shaped galley to port equipped with a Belling two burner electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, sink with hot and cold pressurised water system, and storage.
HEADS - Separate heads compartment to starboard fitted with an electric marine toilet, holding tank, washbasin, shower with pump out, and storage.
WHEELHOUSE SALOON - Helm position to starboard forward of a navigation station, and radar position to port, all fitted with adjustable KAB sprung seats and providing excellent visibility. Excellent provision for storage with a large lazarette and settee berth aft to port.
EXTERIOR - Unusually for a commercial vessel the large aft deck is fitted with twin stainless steel and teak bench seats which lift to provide useful storage, and a large fender rack aft, creating a secure and adaptable working area which could also suit leisure use. Wide, easily accessed side decks and Hadrian clip-on safety rails allow for safe passage around the boat and confident deckwork when required. Easily accessed engine compartment with excellent access for servicing and running repairs.
GENERAL EQUIPMENT - Pressurised hot and cold water system via a calorifier. Eberspacher warm air screen demister and heating system.
'Alert IV' (originally 'Lynx') was built by Halmatic to a custom commercial specification as a coastal patrol vessel, commissioned in 1995 and first launched in July 1996. Grey GRP hull with GRP-encapsulated foam framing, superstructure, and decks. Watertight bulkheads. Heavy duty D fendering.
In 2008 the hull from the waterline down was professionally taken back to gelcoat and epoxy coated. Since this date she has been regularly ashore for annual maintenance and appears to be in good general order but is now in need of some remedial works such as resealing windows and refitting to suit her next owner's requirements.
Claw anchor with chain
Danforth kedge anchor
Lewmar H2 24v 1000w electric anchor windlass
Stainless steel grabrails with Hadrian clip-on safety rail system
Stainless steel fender baskets and aft deck storage
Assorted warps and fenders
Sestrel steering compass
Navitron heading repeater
Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder
Raymarine ST60+ speed/log
Raymarine C120 GPS chart plotter
Seiwa Barracuda secondary GPS chart plotter
Koden MRO102 high-resolution large screen radar
Koden radar scanner
Cetrek ProPilot 725 autopilot (untested)
MLR basic GPS navigation system
B&G GPS Plus repeater
Clock and barometer
Located under aft deck and accessed via a water tight hatch with fixed ladder, twin Volvo Penta D9-425 9.4L 6-cylinder commercially rated 425hp turbo diesel engines. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Morse dual single lever controls with EVC electric start. 1500L total fuel capacity in GRP tanks providing an approx. 220nm range. Full engine instrumentation including integrated digital smart gauges and separate exhaust temperature alarms. Heavy-duty engine stop solenoids and comprehensive fuel and associated systems stops. Twin shaft drives via ZF IRM302IV V-drive gearboxes to bronze 3-bladed propellers.
The engines were installed in 2010, have run for under 4000hrs (exact hours to be confirmed), and have regularly been serviced with the last service carried out in 2022 using genuine Volvo Penta parts and lightly used since. Included within the sale is a spares package servicing consumables, alternator, spare refurbished propellers, and more useful items.
4 x 12v 215ah Batteries arranged in 24v banks and charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with Victron Skylla dedicated automatic battery charger, immersion coil, and ring mains. Paguro 6.5kva diesel marine genset with dedicated start battery and remote panel. Electrical distribution panel. Battery isolator switches.
A Victron combined charger/inverter is also currently fitted, this is not operational but would allow for easy installation of a replacement if inverter power was required in the future.
CO2 engine compartment flooding fire extinguishing system
CO detector and smoke alarm
Remote control searchlight
Clip-on safety rail system
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Engine-driven emergency bilge or fire pump
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner s specific needs.