Welcome to the Nicholson 31 Association. The Nicholson 31 Association was formed in May 2004, 28 years after the launch of the first Nicholson 31, to bring together owners from around the globe.

The aims of the Nicholson 31 Association are:

  • to keep owners in touch with one another
  • to bring as many owners into the fraternity as possible
  • to provide a forum and source of information for owners
  • to provide a news bulletin for members
  • to promote an annual meet for owners

Membership - Join Us

Any Nicholson 31 owner wishing to join the Nicholson 31 Association, or anyone wishing to contact the Association, should email the Honorary Secretary.

As a first step for those wanting to join, consider completing and sending to the Hon. Sec. a Membership Application (and Boat details) Form

Annual membership subscriptions is £25.00

Associate membership subscription is £15.00 for:-

  • Co-Owner of a Nicholson 31, in support of the main owner who is a Nicholson 31 Association member
  • Regular Crew of a Nicholson 31
  • Former Member of the Nicholson 31 Association
  • Those interested in the Nicholson 31 Association

Class flag (optional) £22.00

Overseas owners please ask for further information on payment

Meet the Officers of the Nicholson 31 Association

Latest News

30th July 2022

Details of the presentations programme for the Boat Show: Daily schedule


19th May 2022

We are officially 'on-board' for the Southampton International Boat Show 2022........



20th April 2022

2022 the year to get involved

We are still looking for new Officers and the net is widening......

Requests have now been made in Yachting Monthly and Practical Boat Owner, so if you are thinking of coming forwards then please contact the Hon. Sec for further details.


5th February 2022

2022 the year to get involved

In the last six years our paying membership has grown fivefold. Impressive though that is, growth has been from when we were at a low ebb. Now is the time to refresh and increase the team leading our Association.

We will need to replace our retiring Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer before the end of this year, and our remaining Officers will need support.

The urgent need is to revitalise our Forum as the definitive pool of captured knowledge and experience.

Come with new ideas to develop and adapt what we do and how we do things. Don't hold back to getting involved - YOUR ASSOCIATION NEEDS YOU. 

Rest assured, our retiring Hon. Treasurer & Secretary will remain until smooth hand-overs are achieved.

Further details of the posts are available on the site - check out the Officers of the Nicholson 31 Association page, the 'Officers Duties' are linked to there.



16th January 2022

We're Heading for the Boat Show:

The classic blue water cruiser – Nicholson 31 – will be at the British Marine Southampton International Boat Show in September 2022 for the first time.

There are just 120 examples of this pocket family cruiser which was first built in 1976 by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport.

The Nicholson 31 Association, formed in 2004, is presenting this 6-berth family cruiser on the owners’ pontoon berth in the marina.

Owners from around the world will be contributing stories about their ownership of this long keel pocket cruiser.

Each day a different owner’s story will be highlighted.  Tales of voyages undertaken in their Nic 31 and practical information about updating and modifications:  such as electronics, plumbing and self-steering.

All are welcome to come aboard; those seeking a sturdy easily handled yacht are especially welcome.  Owners will be on hand and, at pre-determined times, a live on a Zoom link to owners from around the world.  Ask about voyages, rigging configurations, osmosis treatment, extending engine life and many other topics that have made this yacht so popular