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2002 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale at Hamble Point Marina, Southampton

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
2002 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale at Hamble Point Marina, Southampton

2002 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin for sale at Hamble Point Marina, Southampton

This 2002 Swordsman 37 Aft Cabin ‘Excalibur of Hamble’ is powered by twin 370Hp Cummins BTM5 diesel engines and sleeps six in an owners ensuite double, twin v berth and saloon with seperate day head.

Designed by Alan Burnard (the original designer for Fairey Marine in Hamble) and built by Bridgend Boat Company ‘Excalibur of Hamble’ has, without doubt, the best of the modern GRP Swordsman “Dagger” deep V hulls. This Swordsman 37 benefits from well proven and economical engines driving conventional shafts and props.

‘Excalibur of Hamble’ is Part 1 British Registered for secure transfer of Title.

Broker experience

This brokerage offers the benefit of having previously owned one of these boats themselves and as such can assist any purchaser with a great detail of specific model knowledge going forward.

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Fairey Huntsman 31 powerboats

Friday, July 6th, 2018
Fairey Huntsman 31 Fairey Huntsman 31s powerboats were the personal brainchild of Alan V Burnard as he recognised the need and, in order to convince the Board of Fairey Marine, built in his garage and successfully raced the prototype ‘Sea Fox’.   Thus convinced, the 31 went into production as an improvement to the iconic 28 and has since become a very desired boat so today Nicolle Associates is honoured to offer three examples: 
 
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1965 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Colchester, England

Saturday, June 30th, 2018
1965 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Colchester, England

1965 Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale in Colchester, England

In Concours condition after a multi-year renovation with new: engines; gearboxes; teak decks; navigation equipment; wiring; interior; propellers; canopy; etc, this Fairey Huntsman 28 is on a custom yard trailer and housed in a purpose-built barn.

Words like ‘outstanding’ and ‘immaculate’ fail to convey just how excellent this 1965 ‘Shikari’ build number #79 is (and please note that there is another Huntsman 28 called ‘Shikari’).

Huntsman 28s were built by Fairey Marine in Hamble and were the offshore production classic diesel cruisers that set the standard by which other boats of the 1960s were measured – and remain a design icon.

This Huntsman 28 benefits from a painstaking renovation and there are (several) folders of receipts and (many) hundreds of pictures detailing the work.  Shikari has the optional wooden keel to protect the propellers and rudders – there were few marinas in 1965 – providing additional benefits of stability during a passage and manoeuvrability at low speed due to increased ‘grip’ on the water.  The hull still has the reinforced fittings for the optional beaching legs (not available).

A couple of years ago, after the renovation, Shikari was lifted by crane into the river at the bottom of the garden so all systems were subsequently tested on several trips, including a festival in St Katherine’s dock in London.  Subsequently, Shikari has been little used so now needs a new owner (plus new antifoul and new anodes) to immediately enjoy this head-turner.

From the bow, moving aft, this Huntsman 28 has the standard layout of vee berths with a pull-out table to starboard with a galley to port (and further aft, the heads with a slide-out wash-basin).  Details include: all new upholstery; all new curtains; white halogen lights high in the cabin; red floor lighting for night vision; induction oil-fired hotplate; pressurised cold and hot water from a calorifier using engine heat with an electric immersion heater; electrically-pumped WC.  There is a substantial electrical switch panel and an automatic Stirling Marine battery charger.  (Waste water from the galley and heads goes to a grey/black water holding tank further aft).

Some steps lead to the command console with all-new Garmin equipment with a VHF radio.  New seats are mounted on the very well-made engine hatches with noise insulation underneath.  The engine room has two new Volvo D3 engines and gearboxes with very low hours.  The bilges are spotless, in keeping with the rest of this boat.

The cockpit has lighting to the sides and seating across the transom and there are 8 fenders in matching fender-socks plus ropes, boat-hook, etc.  A new tonneau cover is also provided to protect this remarkable craft.  A 24V Kent screen was kept due to its originality on a dedicated circuit – the rest of the boat being 12V.

The propellers have  4 blades each and ML trim tabs are fitted.

Next Steps.  The Volvo Dealership that commissioned these engines after installation are about to visit and a video will be made to show the engines running.  Also, a ‘Condition Survey’ by an accredited and independent Marine Surveyor is being commissioned for insurance purposes.

Serious enquirers should contact the Broker in the first instance.

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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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