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1973 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin for sale in Chichester

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
1973 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin for sale in Chichester

1973 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin for sale in Chichester

A very well presented 1973 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 which has been the subject of an extensive refit.

From the drawing board of Alan V. Burnard, this Fairey Super Swordsman is a real classic aft cockpit motorboat, built on the banks of the River Hamble.

The Fairey Swordsman range was launched in 1964 and the Super Swordsman which utilised the same hull form, was introduced for the 1970s.

The Fairey Swordsman range, as is common with the remainder of the Fairey Marine vessels, possesses phenomenal seakeeping and handling characteristics. `Xalon’ is now some forty-five years of age and has had considerable work carried out. The cosmetic finish externally and internally is of the highest order. She is powered by the larger six cylindered Ford Mermaid 300hp engines fitted in 2003.

‘Xalon’ has won numerous trophies at the Fairey Owners Club rallies including:

–      Best paint work

–      Best Super Swordsman

–      Concors d’Elegance (best boat at Rally)

Don’t miss this great classic motor yacht – Viewing highly recommended.

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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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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 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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