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1967 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Poole, Dorset

Friday, May 25th, 2018
1967 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Poole, Dorset

1967 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Poole, Dorset

Just refreshed with varnish work, new anti-foul and anodes for the 2018 season.  Additional pictures taken before launch on Friday 25th May.

Fairey Marine produced power-boats that were the class of the field and the epitome of style.

The Fairey Huntsman 31 was the personal brain child of Chief Designer Alan Burnard who persuaded the Directors of the need for a boat to slot in between the still-selling Huntsman at 28 feet and the Swordsman at 33 feet.  All hulls were made from multiple layers of Agba veneers that were hot-moulded in an autoclave at Hamble Point near Southampton.

All Huntsman 31s are renowned for their soft and dry ride which is why they are sought after when rarely coming onto the market.

Venator is the first production Huntsman 31, hull #1 so has a unique place in marine history.

She benefits from renovation work to her hot-moulded hull including new spray rails and much sympathetic freshening of her interior – such as new cabin flooring and cabin roof-lining – yet keeping many original features.  These boats were strong, light and powerful being built to go places.

In addition to craftsmanship on the hull by a marque expert which included additional strengthening learnt from later race-boats Venator in the last 3 years has been completely rewired with 24 volt engine circuits together with 12 volt sockets for phones and 240 volt sockets in main cabin and the galley.  LED lights are fitted in both cabins.  Other work includes a re-paint and two period 210bhp Ford Sabre engines driving through Borg-Warner gearboxes to 3 bladed propellers.  Recently, 4 new batteries were fitted as well as an oil-change and filters for the engines.

A top speed of over 30 knots is regularly achieved.

Thus, the fundamentals have all been addressed.  Venator like all Fairey power boats is best described as a production class GT boat and now needs a new custodian to maintain her place in history and take her forward.  Thus, the new owner has the rare opportunity to maintain and enjoy a marine icon because, as the first production Huntsman 31, Venator inspired many over the years.

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2000 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale in Southern France

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
2000 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale in Southern France

2000 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale in Southern France

This well maintained Alan Burnard designed Swordsman 37 GRP aft cabin motor cruiser is powered by twin Commins 370Hp engines and sleeps six in two cabins and saloon.

She benefits from Flexiteak decks, Mikuni diesel fired heating, Tec Tank fuel and water tanks, electric / fresh water forward head with holding tanks to each head, EPIRB, liferaft, unused tender, new spray hood and canopy (2015)

Ready for 2018 season with engine service, superstructure polish, varnish, antifoul and anodes (all 2018).

Part 1 British Registered for secure transfer of title.

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1990 Supermarine Swordfish Grand Tourer for sale in England

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
1990 Supermarine Swordfish Grand Tourer for sale in England

1990 Supermarine Swordfish Grand Tourer for sale in England

A boat for all seas and seasons

The Supermarine Swordfish 36 was designed with two distinct kinds of buyer in mind: the serious yachtsman who wants to go places, whatever the weather, and the sun-loving sportsman who demands elegance and style.

Both will find the Swordfish exiting and completely satisfying in specification and finish, avoiding on one hand the caravan-style cruiser and on the other, the kind of craft whose sense of adventure is limited to marina-hopping between havens.

Combined with her soft-ride deep vee hull and flared top sides, this motor yacht offers exceptional sea-going comfort and performance.

Originally built for John Prentice a founding Director of Supermarine motor boats, this Supermarine Swordfish 36 is now with it’s third family of owner’s with the broker involved in each sale.

Since her last change of ownership in 2007 this Supermarine Swordfish 36 has benefited from a refit including a new Fischer Pander generator 4000s (2016), canopy and screen covers (2015).

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1962 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Cowes, England

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
1962 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Cowes, England

1962 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Cowes, England

A truly stunning example of this classic Fairey Huntsman 28 two berth classic sports cruiser.

The Huntsman is one of the greatest motor cruisers of all time, “Sunday Girl” is hull number 3. Designed originally by Ray Hunt and modified by Alan V. Burnard of Fairey Marine in Hamble, the Fairey Huntsman 28 is renowned for very superior handling characteristics and seakeeping. During the late 1960s and 1970s they were raced highly successfully offshore and gained many trophies. If a refurbished ‘Classic’ and part of the nations heritage is what you’re after this is a must to view.

Powered by twin 1992 Ford Mermaid Majestic 180hp engines which have been carefully refurbished by Mermaid Marine during 2017.

Viewing highly recommended by future “custodians” of this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a sound Fairey Huntsman.

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2006 Swordsman 30 for sale in North Wales

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
2006 Swordsman 30 for sale in North Wales

2006 Swordsman 30 for sale in North Wales

This is a fine example of the Swordsman 30. Built in 2006, she doesn’t show her age having been fastidiously maintained. Based on the successful Fairey Spearfish design, this modern version outshines the original.

The Swordsman 30 is a great boat for Coastal cruising and long weekends. She can sleep 4 comfortably and the cockpit is large enough to entertain more.

In addition to a bimini, she has a full cockpit enclosure cover, a tonnaeu cover and an all over winter cover. This can be left on when afloat keeping her in pristine condition all year long.

This Swordsman 30 benefits from a number of extras, including; heating, radar, bow thruster and an electric anchor windlass.

The engine was last serviced at the end of August 2017.

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Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin #1 for sale in Poole, Dorset

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin #1 for sale in Poole, Dorset

Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin #1 for sale in Poole, Dorset

Fairey Marine produced power-boats that were the class of the field and the epitome of style.

The Fairey Huntsman 31 was the personal brain child of Chief Designer Alan Burnard who persuaded the Directors of the need for a boat to slot in between the still-selling Huntsman at 28 feet and the Swordsman at 33 feet.  All hulls were made from multiple layers of Agba veneers that were hot-moulded in an autoclave at Hamble Point near Southampton.

All Huntsman 31s are renowned for their soft and dry ride which is why they are sought after when rarely coming onto the market. Venator benefits from renovation work to her hot-moulded hull and a sympathetic freshening of her interior yet keeping many original features.  These boats were strong, light and powerful being built to go places.

In addition to craftsmanship on the hull, Venator in the last 3 years has been completely rewired and LED lights in both cabins are a concession to modern times.  Other work includes a re-paint with two period 210bhp Ford Sabre engines driving through Borg-Warner gearboxes to 3 bladed propellers.  Earlier this year 4 new batteries, anti-fouling and new anodes were fitted as well as an oil-change for the engines.

A top speed of over 30 knots is regularly achieved.

Thus, the fundamentals have all been addressed.  Venator like all Fairey power boats is best described as a production class GT boat and now needs a new custodian to maintain her place in history and take her forward.  Thus, the new owner has the rare opportunity to maintain and enjoy a marine icon that inspired so many over the years.

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Fairey Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin (GRP model) for sale in Devon

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Fairey Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin (GRP model) for sale in Devon

Fairey Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin (GRP model) for sale in Devon

This 2001 Swordsman 37 GRP aft cabin motor cruiser, from the Alan Burnard drawing board (the original designer for Fairey Marine in Hamble), is in excellent condition.

Upgrades include Cantalupi interior lighting, superyacht quality hinged/removable stainless steel radar arch with Raymarine Radar, bathing platform with teak treads, new holding tank to both heads, New Navionics MFD plotter, New ‘free-view’ TV, New Eberspacher heater, New tonneau cover.

This Swordsman has been lovingly maintained since new and is ready for a new owner.

A previous winner of the Best Presented Swordsman in the Fairey Owners Club Concourse D’Elegance and is presented for sale with all the goodies you would expect on a boat of this stature.

Extensive safety equipment includes EPIRB.

Recent maintenance includes:

  • Engines serviced (2016)
  • Four new batteries (2016)
  • Anti-fouled (2016)
Supplied complete with 2008 Zodiac C240 tender.
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1964 Fairey Swordsman Mk I Low Profile Aft Cabin for sale in Denia, Spain

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
1964 Fairey Swordsman Mk I Low Profile Aft Cabin for sale in Denia, Spain

1964 Fairey Swordsman Mk I Low Profile Aft Cabin for sale in Denia, Spain

This Fairey Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin motor yacht benefits from the original Mk I low profile aft cabin coachroof which means that unlike the more modern boats the deck is an extension of the cockpit entertaining area. This unique feature is more akin to an aft cockpit boat however with the benefit of an aft cabin for occasional guests, sleeping six in aft cabin, convertible saloon ad V berth forward.

‘White Swordsman’ was built in 1964 and as Swordsman hull #2 is a truly original and iconic Fairey Marine boat having won numerous concourse awards and being admired by many as one of a kind.

Gordon Procter her former owner recalled having bought her in 1969 from Peter Twiss, the former World air-speed record holder, and head of sales at Fairey Marine. Then taking a berth in Yarmouth Harbour – how she soon became known as the most used boat there. She was indeed fully occupied, plying not only the Solent but beyond to the Normandy ports and Channel Islands. It was a good life done in style with much fun, food, good wine and sport, whether water-skiing, paragliding and then – not least; racing.

In September 2007 this Fairey Swordsman Mk I Low Profile Aft Cabin ‘White Swordsman’ featured in an article by Martin Smith in Classic Boat Magazine.

In 2006 her surveyor said “……nearing completion of an extensive re-fit and all work is to a high standard. It is my opinion that this vessel is without doubt one of the best of her type around”.

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Concourse 1961 Fairey Huntsman 28 Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale in Hamble, England

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Concourse 1961 Fairey Huntsman 28 Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale in Hamble, England

Concourse 1961 Fairey Huntsman 28 Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale in Hamble, England

This professionally refitted and maintained concourse condition Fairey Huntsman 28 twin screw sports cruisers is now some fifty five years of age and has had a vast amount of money spent on her during two staged refits in the last ten years to produce a vessel that is cosmetically and mechanically best of breed.

Internally the standard of joinery in her warm air heated accommodation is exceptional for a vessel of her size and overall she represents the marine equivalent of a Park Lane display motor car.

Designed originally by Ray Hunt and modified by Alan V. Burnard of Fairey Marine in Hamble, the Fairey Huntsman 28 is renowned for very superior handling characteristics and seakeeping. During the late 1960s and 1970s they were raced highly successfully offshore and gained many trophies.

Re-engined in 2001 with twin 6 cylinder turbocharged 5.9 litre Cummins 215hp diesel engines, close coupled to ZF reverse reduction gearboxes.

Bill Dunlop the renowned Fairey surveyor and former employee of the Fairey Marine factory carried out a pre purchase survey for her current owners in October 2011. This survey including engine oil analysis is available on request, however is now almost irrelevant because the few points identified were dealt with as part of more extensive work now leaving her in best of breed condition.

New teak decks (2013)

Her impressive inventory includes all stainless steel rudders and rudder tubes, Bruce anchor with chain, search light, forward coachroof deck hatch with glass pane, drop down washbasin, pushpit rail, stern ladder and exhausts along with many other stainless steel fitting on deck and throughout.

This Fairey Huntsman 28 benefits from being re-painted to a very high standard. Her exterior varnish work was re-varnished in 2016.

Other features include trim tabs, Simpson and Lawrence Horizon windlass, hydraulic steering system, Moto-Lita steering wheel, LED cockpit courtesy lights, electric head, oven with three burner grill hob unit, fridge, three battery banks, shore power and Mastervolt battery charger and an extremely fine cockpit sprayhood and extension which in the words of her surveyor “appears to be virtually leak proof”.

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1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin, Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale

Friday, August 19th, 2016
1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin, Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale

1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin, Twin Screw Sports Cruiser for sale

This third owner, 1972 (refitted 2012) Fairey Huntsman 31 represents a unique opportunity for a new owner with a passion for these boats to take advantage of a recent extensive refit at a price that reflects the owners unfortunate change of circumstances and a need for some basic cosmetic and mechanical work to get her back in to original condition.

This is the last Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin built by Fairey, she had her hull strengthened from their racing experience so she is very strong.

Powered by twin Ford Mermaid engines (new 1992) with comfortable accommodation for four with galley and heads with shower.

This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin “Brig-Y-Don” was purchased by her current owner in late 2011 (survey available although almost irrelevant) and then was carefully restored including a new teak deck, full repaint and various other including extensive mechanical works by professional boat builders at great expense to ensure that she was structurally and mechanically sound and in Concourse condition.

The pictures included with this Specification show details of the refit along with current images showing her condition now. She is offered for sale by owners who understand her restored value however also accept that quite a bit of elbow grease is needed to get her back in to her perfect 2012 condition.

Prior to her 2012 /13 refit when Bill Dunlop the renowned Fairey surveyor and former employee of the Fairey Marine factory surveyed her in September 2011 he reported that

“`Brig-Y-Don’, ex ‘Toros’, is now some thirty-nine years of age and has the stiffened hull with the Mark II air intakes. Below decks she is a complete time warp, being virtually original except for the fit out of the heads and slight modifications to the galley. She has obviously been very well maintained and not abused, therefore showing very few areas requiring attention.”

Full Title documents for secure transfer of title.

Viewing highly recommended by future “custodians” of this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a sound Fairey Huntsman.

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