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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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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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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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1978 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin – For Sale – Currently undergoing a professional full hull respray

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin - For Sale - Currently undergoing a professional full hull respray

Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin – For Sale – Currently undergoing a professional full hull respray

An excellent example of a Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin. Currently undergoing a professional full hull respray.

She is powered by twin 212hp Ford Sabre diesels and sleeps 4 in two cabins.

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Rare 1970 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cockpit for sale

Monday, February 11th, 2013

This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cockpit 2 berth classic sports cruiser was built in 1970 and is hull number 12.

With its flared bow, deep V hull and powerful diesels the FAIREY HUNTSMAN 31 is a magnificent sea boat and has a proven track record of victories in offshore races during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s However it is her sheer style and presence that enables her to stand out and she draws admiring glances wherever she goes.

”Floating Charge” has a fine array of navigation aids, a superb cabin and modern clean diesels. Being one of only four aft cockpit models in existence she is a most desirable craft.

She is powered by twin 212hp Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cylinder turbo diesels (1150 hours) that were fitted as an upgrade in 1990 and are regularly serviced.

We highly recommend early viewing of this boat.

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Rare 1970 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cockpit for sale

Rare 1970 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cockpit for sale

Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin now SOLD

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Huntsman 31 Hull #2 is now sold and will be “revived” over this winter by our specialist team. A Truly Stunning example of this classic Alan Burnard design Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 4 berth classic sports cruiser.

The Huntsman 31 is one of the greatest motor cruisers of all time. “Grey Don” is hull number 2 and the oldest serviceable model of this impressive boat which is ranked by Motor Boats & Yachting as number 8 out of the top 100 best boats ever. If a refurbished ‘Classic’ and part of the nations heritage is what you’re after this is a must to view.

Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin

Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin

With their flared bow, deep-V hull and powerful shaft drive diesels the Fairey Huntsman 31’s are magnificent sea boats and have a proven track record of victories in offshore races. They give a remarkably dry ride in rough weather and can hold their own with much larger vessels in these conditions.

The installation of the modern Sabre Perkins M225Ti turbo diesels allowing an easy 24 knot cruising speed with excellent economy and a “back to bare wood” professional refurbishment including new teak decks and cockpit floor, new window frames and window glass, upgraded galley with new oven/hob, fridge and counter top, new teak faced interior, new teak and holly floor, new soft furnishings/linings, new bathing platform, new radar arch, new anchor windlass, new canopy and completely upgraded Navionics that have given her a new lease of life and allow local and offshore cruising.

Often seen as the yachtsman’s choice, this Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin is special.

Part one registered since new makes for secure transfer of title, “Grey Don” has her original “Blue Book” and drawings which make her a real collector’s piece and to keep the tax man happy she is supplied with a C88 which confirms that she is VAT paid within the European community.

An extensive survey by an ex Fairey Marine employee who worked on the original construction of “Grey Don” and dated 4th July 2007 prior to the professional refurbishment is available which valued the boat at £45,000 at that time. A more recent survey during the final stages of refurbishment, dated March 2009 is also available.

Prior to the commencement of the refurbishment in 2007 this Huntsman 31 was owned by a former commodore of the Fairey Owners Club and his wife, they had many years enjoyment from her over their 15 years of ownership.