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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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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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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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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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Superb 1973 Fairey Super Swordsman Aft Cabin for sale in Hamble, England

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Superb 1973 Fairey Super Swordsman Aft Cabin for sale in Hamble, England

Superb 1973 Fairey Super Swordsman Aft Cabin for sale in Hamble, England

This is a great opportunity to purchase one of the later Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin motor yachts – hull number 49, with only 57 being built from 1964 to 1977. Of the 57, only 14 were ‘Super’ Swordsman’s.

‘Sabre’ was built in 1973 and benefits from a fastidious owner who has maintained and modified her to the highest standards.

She will comfortably sleep six in two separate cabins and the saloon, guests benefit from two heads one forward and one in the aft cabin. The spacious saloon and cockpit are great entertaining with friends and family.

The practical galley to starboard with stainless steel sink, electric induction hob and a fridge, is completed by the electric oven/ grill. Opposite is the saloon table and L shaped seating area.

Sabre has just been relaunched having been in a tent over the winter for her normal maintenance schedule.

She is available to view at on the River Hamble.

A full survey from 2016 is available upon request.

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Beautifully restored 1968 Fairey Swordsman 33 Aft Cockpit for sale in Southern England

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Beautifully restored 1968 Fairey Swordsman 33 Aft Cockpit for sale in Southern England

Beautifully restored 1968 Fairey Swordsman 33 Aft Cockpit for sale in Southern England

Concourse winner 2014

Video available on request

This superb Fairey Swordsman 33 aft cockpit classic motor cruiser from the Alan V. Burnard drawing board was built by Fairey Marine in Hamble, originally for the Round Britain Powerboat Race.

Powered by Twin 210HP Cummins Turbo diesel engines (approx. 500 hours) with chrome detail build which is normally reserved  for Riva boats. She benefits from a major engine service in 2015.

“Miss Emma Jane” has been owned since 1992 by the current, third owner, who is now only selling because his growing family now have other interests.

Carefully restored, this is just some of the recent work carried out:

Back to wood paint, new screens and windows, re-chromed window surrounds
 (2013)
All varnish work back to wood and Coelan finish
 (2013)
Coach roof and Cabin sides Fibreglass Sheathed and Awlgrip Spray Painted (
2013)
Top Sides repainted
 (2013)

Major 2011 refit including, but not limited to:

New marine ply sub deck, epoxy sheaved
New teak deck
New electric windlass
New cleats and deck fittings and re-chromed Sampson post
All new hardwood window surrounds and tinted acrylic windows
New interior vinyl (deck head and sides)
New navy carpet stitched
New digital flat bulkhead mounted TV and Aerial amp
New iPod ready four speaker sound system inc external speakers
Reinforced keelson
Tanks out / cleaned
Bilge painted grey bilge paint
New drainage matrix to cockpit sole
Underwater surface stripped back to bare wood, epoxy coated and Antifoul
New stainless steel water tank
Over sized keelson and engine bearers renewed
Upholstery renewed
New Ray marine chart plotter

 

 

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