Here’s one worth sitting back and admiring for a bit. Built in 2013, this Camper & Nicholson beauty harkens back to the centuries-old romance of luxury yachting. Named after the famous 129-foot Velsheda J-class racing yacht designed by Charles E. Nicholson in 1933, this C&N model shares some of that boat’s elegant style, with its subtle, clean curves and deep-blue hull.
The custom-built vessel, designed by Leonardo Ferragamo, contains two cabins, three heads, and a number of classic Italian interior touches, including rich, high-gloss mahogany paneling and teak and holly flooring throughout.
The roomy cockpit, partially shaded by the overhanging hardtop, is dominated by an enormous sunpad, with two L-shaped, cushioned benches and lacquered side tables located forward. Up at the foredeck, which is accessed via side decks and through a skylight hatch in the master cabin, is more recreational space for a removable sun pad. Astern is a wide hydraulic swim step that abuts a garage neatly tucked under the transom, containing a 9’ 2017 Williams Mini Jetboat 280 tender.
Through two glass doors is the indoor-outdoor salon with a C-shaped settee and dining table to starboard. Opposite the settee is a galley and bar area equipped with a sink, a foldable faucet, a twin-burner Schott Ceran cooktop, an Isotherm ice-maker, and a below-counter refrigerator/freezer. All galley space can be cleverly covered with a fold-down countertop, which also can be converted into an entertainment center with a hide-away, flat-screen TV.
Forward of the salon, the pilothouse features panoramic views and a custom-made helm station with a steel analog instrument panel, a wooden ship’s wheel, and beige leather trimmings. Helm controls include a modern suite of Raymarine navigation equipment, such as Axiom multi-function displays, VHF, chartplotter/radar, and autopilot, along with BCS thruster controls. The ergonomic twin helm chair is adjustable and upholstered with Brisa Ultraleather.
Just below the helm are wooden steps leading down to the cabins, beginning with an atrium area featuring a blue-fabric loveseat, a countertop, and a large dresser. The master stateroom to starboard and VIP cabin to port are arranged in a double and a twin layout, with an additional staff cabin making a crewed vessel a possibility. Both main cabins have en suite heads, separate shower stalls, and openable portholes for ventilation.
The Velsheda 50 cruises at 28 knots and tops out at 31 knots via its 715-hp twin Caterpillar C12 diesels, which recently received 1,000-hour Caterpillar service.
Specs & Info
LOA 50’0” · Beam 14’7” · Draft 3’1”
595 gal. / 135 gal. / 39 gal.
Twin Caterpillar C12 Diesel