We are pleased to bring to the market the one and only Blue Legend. An exceptional example of the Nelson
marque and a true one of a kind at 80 feet.
She would suit a couple looking to expedition cruise with a crew, or equally a wonderful opportunity for a sea
faring family to have a cruising holiday home.
The current owner/skipper has extensively cruised 12,000 miles in the UK and Mediterranean over the last four
years with his family and friends. She has proven to be an excellent family boat, often with children as young as
2 on board.
Recently refurbished and fully equipped, she is ready for her new owners to cruise the world!

Blue Legend is the largest Nelson ever built and is the only one of her kind, a true Original! She was built in
1996 as a 69-foot Nelson in the UK by Richardsons under the penmanship of TT Boat Designs. She was
meticulously maintained with a full-time skipper and crew throughout her first ownership and in 2006 she was
substantially rebuilt in Palma de Mallorca (still under the auspices of TT Boat Designs) giving her the extended
transom and making her up to 80 feet whilst maintaining her Lloyds 100 A1 classification.
Originally designed as pilot boats for any weather, Nelsons are renowned for their sea keeping ability. Blue
Legend has this capability together with an attractive and well-conceived interior and deck layout that makes for
a boat at home Mediterranean cruising, crossing the Bay of Biscay, or visiting the tip of Scotland.
She is finished below in American white oak veneer throughout, and her accommodation can only be described
as exceptional. She boasts an owner’s stateroom forward with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom that
does indeed have a bath. Two further twin guest cabins with ensuite facilities, and two single cabins aft with a
large, shared heads makes her a versatile home afloat. Her galley adds to this, both large and functional, it is
perfectly positioned near the engine room for stability at sea.
Her external deck layout is superb. With two u-shaped sofas around dining tables, she can comfortably sit ten
people to dinner. Her aft deck complete with steamer chairs is a sunbather’s paradise at anchor.
When it comes to passage making she is unrivalled. Two main control positions and a further three for docking
make piloting her a joy. She is beautifully balanced and incredibly easy to helm with twin engines and a
hydraulic bow thruster. Her engine room is as expected on a boat designed to go to sea, there is easy access to
both engines and generators making engine checks easy, and more importantly, safe.
Undoubtedly one her most memorable feature is her transom garage. The whole transom hydraulically lifts to
reveal a large area to stow her tender and toys. Including the paddle boards, canoe, and the all-important
She also boasts a fully retractable hydraulic passerelle for stern-to berthing.
Blue Legend is MCA Coded MGN280 Cat 2 for the carriage of 12 passengers and is registered as a
Commercial Yacht. Coding was certificated in 2018 and the vessel has just completed her midterm survey in
August 2021.
She has been fortunate with her current owners who have put her through a major refurbishment programme to
bring her up to modern standards in both appearance and safety at a cost in excess of £400,000. This includes:
Replacement of all carpets, floor coverings, curtains, saloon blinds along with an overhaul of all port
Replacement of all bedding and cabin upholstery.
Recovering in Sunbrella of all external cushions and helm seats.
Replacement of kitchen surfaces and most appliances with the addition of a Quooker tap (cold, warm,
boiling, and sparkling water).
Major overhaul of the plumbing arrangements with the addition of Fuel Metering and multiple fuel suction
Main Engines and Generators fully serviced at 250 hour intervals.
Navigation systems completely renewed with latest Simrad equipment.
Vessel safety specifications brought up to MCA Coding standard for Cat 2.
Power systems upgraded in relation to monitoring, charging and inverting. Replacement of the majority of
Replacement of starboard windlass and three capstans fore and aft.
New tender and engine.
Improved communication, WIFI, 4G, Iridium, and television systems.
Upgraded Fire and Lifesaving equipment to meet latest requirements.
Refurbishment of teak decks and rubbing strakes
Hull anti-foul removed and epoxy barrier renewed
Props and rudders polished and coated in Prop-speed
Blue Legend comes with extensive documentation and instructions for equipment operation, large selection of
charts and chart books for Southwest England, Western Atlantic and Eastern Mediterranean.


Nelson 80 "Blue Legend"