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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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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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The last Fairey Super Swordsman off the production line now for sale in Poole, Dorset

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
The last Fairey Super Swordsman off the production line now for sale in Poole, Dorset

The last Fairey Super Swordsman off the production line now for sale in Poole, Dorset

This stunningly presented 1977 Fairey Super Swordsman classic motor yacht sleeps four in an ensuite aft double cabin and forward V berth with additional day head and benefits from warm air heating and full standing headroom throughout. She is powered by twin Perkins Sabre 245 HP.

A great example of this true classic, built in 1977 and importantly the last Super Swordsman to come off the Fairey Marine production line, hull number 57. The Fairey Super Swordsman has earned a reputation as being a superb sea boat, having spacious accommodation and possessing a fine performance.

This Fairey Super Swordsman is carefully maintained to original standards, stored inside ashore over winter and is mechanically in fine order.

Her electronics all work well, navigation equipment includes GPS / Chart plotter, Radar, Autopilot and VHF Radio.

Recent maintenance includes:

  • New oil, fuel filters etc.
  • New stainless steel fuel and water fillers
  • Both bathrooms refitted (2013)
  • New electric WC’s (2013)
  • New 24v Panel / Fuseboard (2013)
  • New Delta anchor (2014)
  • New self-launching anchor system (2014)
  • Starboard turbo (completely refurbished 2015)
  • Liferaft fully serviced and certified (2015)
  • New flares (2015)
  • Electronic hand held anchor winch control (New 2016)

The only outstanding maintenance that we are aware of is the steering compass. (there are three electronic compasses on board)
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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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Fairey Huntsman 28 with a great pedigree for sale in Hamble, England

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Fairey Huntsman 28 with a great pedigree for sale in Hamble, England

Fairey Huntsman 28 with a great pedigree for sale in Hamble, England

A true classic sports boat, beautifully kept and cared for. Must be seen if this is the sort of boat you are looking for.

Owners Comments:

This Huntsman 28 was raced by Olympic Yachtsman and Fairey Marine Sales Director Charles Currey and Fairey Aviation record breaking pilot Peter Twiss in the 1960’s and won the Royal Yacht Squadron cup in 1967. Charles Currey’s lucky number was three, hence she raced as 333, the boat is part one registered at Lloyd’s with number 336699 which can be found engraved in the heads and remains one of the best known and most successful Huntsman 28’s that survive today.

She has been in long term ownership by the Vice Commodore of the Fairey Owners Club and founder of the Cowes Classic Powerboat Rally and is for sale due to a desire to move to a larger Fairey Boat.  Specific features of her build we designed to keep her light and she remains lightweight and fast today.

Substantially rebuilt over the last 4 years she is in excellent structural order, cosmetically very well presented and has been fitted in 2014 with a zero hours pair of Perkins Sabre M265Ti giving 240hp and 38 knots. Has covered 400 miles this year and is presented in super condition. She is raring to go.

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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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1973 Fairey Fantome

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
1973 Fairey Fantome

1973 Fairey Fantome

This Fairey Marine Fantome 32 was one the earliest Fantome’s they built in 1973, ‘Shadow’ is hull number 2 with only 36 being built which included 25 for the General Maritime and Transport Organisation – Libya. The Fantome 32 came from a plug of the Huntsman 31 hull number 28 which had been a very successful hull.

‘Shadow’ is powered by hand built twin Ford Sabre 290hp diesel engines, which have been overhauled by Mike Wills Engineering (Poole), she will comfortably cruise at 22 knots with an impressive top speed of 34.9 knots.

She benefit from being well maintained by her current owner and the previous owner who was Mike Wills (who looks after many of the Fairey boats in Poole). She had a lot of upgrading in 2004 which included: new upholstery, full set of navigational instruments and new seating in the cockipit.

She is now being stored in her winter barn after having the following done in October:

  • Engines fully winterized
  • Fuel tanks cleaned
  • Antifoul applied
  • New set of four 110amp batteries

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