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2013 Camper & Nicholsons Velsheda 50

Seattle, Washington


One of a kind, custom built by Camper & Nicholsons. Powered by 715 HP Caterpillar engines, she cruises at the fast speed of 28 knots.  Clean lines, a stunning deck and a deep blue hull all contribute to a timeless design that will never go out of fashion.  

Basic Boat Info

Make: Camper & Nicholsons
Model: Velsheda 50
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Camper & Nicholson's
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CNYVEL01A413
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 50 ft
Length Overall: 50 ft
Beam: 14'7 ft
Displacement: 50,000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 516
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 715hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 516
Total Engine Power: 1,430hp
Cruising Speed: 28 kn
Maximum Speed: 31 kn


Fuel Tank Capacity: 595 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 135 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 39 gal


Heads Count: 3
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Brian Hovey
Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.


Chuck Hovey Yachts- Newport Beach
Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.
Newport Beach, California, US, 92663
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.

Vessel Description

Demonstrating excellent craftsmanship and a versatile, well thought out layout is the epitome of maritime design and luxury.  Leonardo Ferragamo (the son of luxury designer Salvatore Ferragamo, and president of Nautor Holding which acquired Camper & Nicholsons), aspired to design the first Motor yacht from a historic sailing yacht yard that sailing enthusiasts would appreciate. He succeeded to do so with the Velsheda 50.  Clean lines, a stunning deck and a deep blue hull all contribute to a timeless design that will never go out of fashion. 

On deck, a sheltered cockpit features twin sofas and tables, which create an inviting al fresco dining area. Just behind this, two custom sun pads allow guests to relax in the sun whilst enjoying sea views. Her open foredeck is an uncluttered space, with removable sun pads converting the deck to another sunbathing area as needed. Aft, a large and elegantly designed swim platform is the perfect place to dive into the water when at anchor. 

Connected to the cockpit via large glass doors, the pilothouse benefits from excellent indoor-outdoor flow. Here, guests can relax on a C-shaped settee, use the same space for dining, cook in the galley, or sit at the comfortable twin seats at the vessel’s helm station. The helm station itself boasts leather, steel and mahogany detailing alongside high quality navigation equipment and analog instruments. Whether behind the wheel or not, guests can enjoy panoramic sea views from Velsheda’s windows. The vessel’s engines are cleverly positioned aft, to reduce vibration and engine noise in the vessel’s guest quarters.

Two staterooms are arranged as a double and a twin, with an additional staff cabin making a “crewed” vessel a possibility. Both cabins benefit from an ensuite head, with separate shower. The master offers yet more space in its roomy foyer. Her interior is a truly elegant combination of rich wood paneling and soft furnishings, with a design style described as a mix of traditional British and Italian.

An extremely seaworthy vessel, Velsheda features a low center of gravity to reduce roll and a deep V hull design – this allows her to keep high speeds even in large waves and offer more stability and improved direction at mooring. Powered by 715 HP Caterpillar diesel engines, she cruises at the fast speed of 28 knots.

Launched in 2013, she was built to the highest standards by expert craftsmen and has been maintained to an excellent standard ever since.

Lower Atrium
  • Loveseat in blue fabric
  • Large dresser with countertop
  • Drawers below
  • Clock, barometer and humidity gauges
  • Galley and Bar areas are easy to fold away
  • Sink with single lever control
  • 2-burner Ceran Stove glass top
  • Isotherm ice maker
  • Below-counter fridge/freezer
  • Kohler 9KW generator, 550 hrs.
  • Clean power transformer
Electronics and Navigation
  • Raymarine Axiom MFD’s, VHF, Radar, and Autopilot
  • Buell Marine double trumpet Horn
  • Besenzoni - hydraulic gangway / passarelle
  • FLIR with color display and remote control at right hand location
  • BCS Thruster
  • Custom Control panel with backlighting
  • Analogue gauges - for fuel and water
  • Raymarine Chartplotter/Radar, MFD, Autopilot and VHF
  • Fusion Sound System with remote control
  • Top Climate Temperature Control heads
  • Adjustable double helmseat in Brisa Ultraleather, Hi / lo
Deck and Hull
  • LOA:  55'
  • Tender Garage
  • Hydraulic swim step
  • 9’ William Jet Tender 2017 Model “Mini Jetboat 280”
  • Cockpit sunpad
  • Fold away steps to side deck
  • Built-in lacquered tables with two cupholder each side
  • L-Settees (2)
  • All cockpit seating has stamoid canvas covers
  • Foredeck has large bow sunpad
  • Fold away anchor and windlass 
  • Salon doors are S.S. with etched glass C&N logo
  • High gloss interior
  • Solid teak and holly floors  
  • All portlights are SCM made in Italy with polished deadlights for offshore safety
Master Stateroom and Head
  • Wall sconces reading lights (2)
  • Circular opening ports with port light covers (safety deadlights) (4)
  • Large opening hatch with Oceanaire blind and screen (1)
  • Samsung flat screen TV
  • Curtains
  • S.S. fiddles
  • Hanging locker and drawers
  • Top Climate Control
  • White lacquer with gloss wood
  • Head and Shower is split. Shower compartment on starboard is large with opening portlight. All wood in beautiful satin finish. Overhead rain-forest shower head plus a wand on adjustable height fixture.
  • Master head to port
  • Designer polished Alpe stainless steel sink with Axor single-lever hot/cold control
  • Toiletries locker
  • Below counter storage
  • Stainless steel towel racks
  • Tecma head
  • Opening port light with shade
  • "Velsheda" monogramed towels throughout
VIP Stateroom Starboard
  • VIP Cabin to starboard with two large beds
  • Night stand
  • Hanging closet and drawers
  • Beautiful space with large opening ports for light and ventilation 
  • Day head has ensuite access to VIP cabin
  • Tecma head
  • Designer Alpe sink
Crew Cabin
  • Hanging locker
  • Single berth
  • Head and sink with modesty enclosure
  • Opening port
Vessel Heritage

Camper & Nicholsons, established in 1782, is one of the most significant and glamorous contributors to the history of yachting.  The Company’s continued commitment to innovation, quality, reliability and most importantly style will lead yachting into the 21st century. C&N Yachts is part of Nautor Holding, which includes Nautor’s Swan and Marina di Scarlino.  Camper & Nicholsons Yachts is synonymous with the world of yachting. Since yacht and boat building commenced at Camper & Nicholsons back in 1782, some of the finest and most famous yachts in the world have been built by the company. Several of these yachts have earned immortality in the history books for their illustrious racing careers, particularly the magnificent Big Class cutters and J-Class racers of the 1920s and ‘30s. Both Shamrock IV and Shamrock V were designed by Charles Nicholson and built for Sir Thomas Lipton to challenge for the America’s Cup.  Endeavour and Velsheda were also Camper & Nicholsons yachts, the first built for one of Britain’s most celebrated yachtsmen, Sir Thomas Sopwith, who’s aircraft company was largely responsible for building Britain’s First World War air force, and the second for Woolworth Chairman William F. Stephenson. Camper & Nicholsons also produced one of the largest motor yachts ever built in Britain, the 1629-ton Philante, subsequently converted and renamed Norge for her new role as the Norwegian Royal Yacht. In 1960, Camper & Nicholsons developed the first of their fiberglass range of yachts.

On Deck

The great versatility of the deck layout makes the Velsheda 50′ perfectly suited to different uses, from a day trip to a complete cruise. In the cockpit, the area protected by the coach roof is dedicated to seating and dining, with two settees and low tables, a perfect place to eat and lounge with guests, shielded from the sun and the wind but fully immersed in the surrounding nature. Further to stern a large central sunbathing area is provided (under which a tender is stored in garage) to enhance the unparalleled relaxation at the water's edge, with a direct access, through the transom gates, to the bathing platform. The awning, mounted as a direct extension of the coach roof, can protect the entire cockpit from the sun. The side decks, which are wide and uncluttered (all fittings are custom and recessed) and well protected by a raised toecap, provide easy access to the open forward area, dedicated to large sun pads. Further forward, the bow is also completely unencumbered: when the time comes to lay anchor, an electric mechanism raises the anchor and prepares it for setting: one of the many custom features of the yacht.


Divided in two separate areas, the interiors offer comfortable accommodation designed with painstaking care. The panoramic pilot house is really a covered extension of the cockpit, with which it creates a single space divided only by the sliding glass doors. Dining, or lounging on the two facing C-shaped settees, served by their respective tables, is an al fresco experience with the advantage of total protection and air conditioning.

The forward area is dedicated to navigation. The helm station, served by a comfortable, ergonomic twin seat, combines all the instruments and commands for the control of the yacht with a 360-degree visibility provided by the generous curved windows. Style on Camper & Nicholsons yachts is a primary concern: and so, the entire instrument panel, with analog instruments set on a steel panel with leather trimmings and a wood rim on the wheel are all custom made with a consistent touch and feel of all materials on board. Below decks, the atmosphere becomes quiet and intimate (the engine room is aft, under the cockpit). The L-shaped galley to starboard offers a generous space for all the necessary equipment and appliances. Aft of the galley a door provides access to an ample stowing space, which in turn leads to the engine room. This area can be converted into a crew cabin with ensuite head should an owner desire this option. Two state rooms: to port, with twin berths, and forward, where the large owners state room features a double berth with access from three sides. Both cabins have ensuite heads with separate shower. The design and finish, a mix of British tradition and Italian style, make ample use of exclusive materials, in the best tradition of marine craftsmanship.

At Sea

The history of Camper & Nicholsons leaves no doubt about this cruiser's ambitions: to provide safe and comfortable navigation with the best possible seaworthiness under every condition, especially in a rough sea, where it maintains its ability to keep high speeds with little or no drama. Following in the steps of centuries of long-range yacht building, Velsheda 50′ is designed with a deep V hull by Ray Hunt, a guarantee of performance: not only in terms of speed, but also in terms of seakeeping. The elegant, timeless lines complete a unique package: Velsheda 50′ will take you where you want to go, and will not go unnoticed, just like the historical Camper & Nicholsons yachts. The deep V hull offers additional advantages, such as a reliable stability and direction during mooring. Powered by twins 715 hp Caterpillar engines, Velsheda 50′ has a top speed of 31 knots, that allows for comfortable cruising at 28 knots with relatively low fuel consumption. Vacuum infusion construction is utilized with cored sandwich construction for the topsides and deck, and solid fiberglass for the bottom, that includes Kevlar reinforcements in the structural areas. This method guarantees the best fiber/resin ratio, offering maximum strength with a significant weight reduction, especially in the superstructure and the raised parts of the hull. This means the yacht has a lower center of gravity, which limits both roll and pitch in rough conditions. Moreover, lamination with vinyl ester resin assures the hull has better long-term protection against osmosis. The large open air living space, the light and airy saloon and the precious interiors will allow for comfortable cruising for the family, assisted, if necessary, by a professional crew. And the yacht's classic beauty will remain timeless through the years.

**Speed Cruising 28 knots / Maximum 31 knots 

It's In the Details

Centuries of tradition by Camper & Nicholsons can be found in the infinite number of custom details manufactured for each single model. The fold-away anchor, that frees the stainless steel stemhead, which is itself curved to fit the bow, and all the steel components, that are both functional and stylish; the solid mahogany trims and all the many intricately crafted interior accessories, each detail is designed for utmost functionality and is treated with the style and elegance that can be expected from a brand with over two hundred years of experience.

  • Williams Minijet 280 – 19 hrs
  • In tender garage, with hydraulic swim platform, and garage opener
Recent Updates
  • Headliner replaced by current owners
  • 1000 hours Caterpillar service

"Velsheda" is a custom-built sport yacht featuring two staterooms, CAT diesels, tender garage, and timeless style, making her a must-see yacht!


All personal gear; artwork; loose items; galley gear; CD's; clock & barometer sets; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

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.
Additional Contact Information
Contact Chuck Hovey Yachts for additional information and your viewing appointment at 949-675-8092 or 206-624-1908.