I own a Camper & Nicholson 345.
I thought there were only 25 built but here I see 26.
Maybe Bluefin is 26...if not , 27 ?
There is no hull #.
I believe she's the last one built in England.
I would also like to find info on other 345s from owners. Interior, deck & cockpit pics.
Bluefin is registered as a 1985 but was launched in England in 1984 several years after production ceased. Hull Id# DLZAMO390785
There is a plaque that says
Camper & Nicholson's
Gosport England, Jan. 1984"
The PO said she was a custom build for the President of CN.
He wanted a race boat & chose the 345.
Bluefin started off as either a hull that was never finished or they used the molds for one more hull.
I have some paperwork with the boat supporting this including the ships log of her voyage to America from England.
She was built lighter, marine ply decks, thinly sheathed with teak.
There are no combings, the V berth is just a storage area for sails.
It's a fractional rig with the traveler in front of the companionway hatch.
The cockpit is larger. The area directly behind the companionway hatch is low not deck height. There are 2 large lexan windows,1 port & 1 stbd. The little aft cabin port does not exist.
There are 8 self tailing Lewmar winches & running backstays. 2 sets of sails, one set is very light & a spinnaker .
She's in bad condition but I've stabilized her. The decks are gone & most of the interior has been removed.
1/3rd of the decks are now Coosa board, working aft.
The all new Coosa decks will be sheathed w/ 2 layers of double biaxial glass & epoxy.
9 /10 people would have scrapped her for the sail gear & the YANMAR 3ym30 .
But.... I'm a sucker for a fun project.😉
The plan is to get Bluefin back to a usable barebones racing by next spring.
She's also available as a project boat for a motivated person..
I work in yacht restoration near Annapolis,MD
My email is nautidogwoof