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Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

Fairey boat sales booming, enquiries are positive!

17th March 2020

With all that is going on in the world right now, it is important for us to focus on some positive news, particularly when it comes to boats and boating. Undoubtedly over the past weeks and months there has been a great deal of uncertainty in the industry and the wider world in general, but it pays to remember: “Wherever there is uncertainty, there is opportunity”­ and at Nicolle Associates we believe in seizing opportunities and making it possible for our clients to do the same. Here are some good news stories, to prove its not all doom and gloom out here:

  • We are monitoring a marked increase in web-traffic on our site because people are working from home. Summer is coming and boating is not under restriction – it might even be the best chance of a holiday this year!
  • Genuine buyers are still buying, including purchasing boats through the eyes of a qualified surveyor (some surveyors we know are rushed off their feet at the moment!).
  • Several Huntsman 31 and Huntsman 28’s have sold in the last 6 weeks – that’s almost one a week. This week alone Nicolle Associates have Completed the sales of Fairey Huntsman 28 ‘Honey Rush’ and Fairey Huntsman 31 ‘Floating Charge’. Both boats are returning to the River Hamble with their new owners to enjoy the summer season.
  • We are seeing a ‘filtering out’ of enquiries, with serious buyers coming forward, these buyers are determined to find a way to purchase this season, and we are perfectly placed to help them. ‘Tyre kickers’ and ‘looking-to-buy-in-5-years-time’ purchasers are busy stocking up on loo roll.

It is true that these are dark times, and we all have to take precautions, but perhaps there just might be a silver lining to this Covid-19 cloud.

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1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Cowes, Isle of Wight

1972 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin for sale in Cowes, Isle of Wight

This Fairey Huntsman 31 represents a unique opportunity for a new owner with a passion for these boats to take advantage of an extensive professional refit in 2019 including twin Ford Sabre engines with only 50 hours from new and new gearboxes.

This Huntsman 31 has accommodation for four with galley and heads with shower.

This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin “Brig-Y-Don” benefits from a new teak deck (2011) and then a sensitive refurbishment, including a full repaint and extensive works by professional boat builders at great expense to ensure that she is 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.

`Brig-Y-Don’, is now some forty seven 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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1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

1969 Fairey Spearfish for sale in Falmouth, Cornwall

Exquisite and Exceptional.  A very rare opportunity.

Every enthusiast for Fairey Marine powerboats knows that the hard-to-find Spearfish encapsulates the advantages of a GRP hull with fabulous sea-keeping capabilities (derived from the Huntsman 31) giving a soft and dry ride.

This Spearfish is very rare due to the wooden superstructure on that GRP hull with such elegant lines.  This wooden top Spearfish by Fairey Marine is a joy to the eye and in concours condition.

Current and previous owners have maintained this boat fastidiously to keep her as original as possible ensuring desirability while also doing whatever is needed.  Thus, in addition to gleaming  varnish and glistening topsides the engines blocks have electric pre-heaters switched on by a phone app which when the boat is connected to shore-power. These warm the engines before arrival/start-up to reduce smoke and increase engine longevity.  A powerful bow thruster with its own battery system aids coming alongside helping make that a calm experience.

New teak decks were fitted in 2011/12 and subsequently re-painted this boat has for many years been dry-stored out of the sunlight and washed with fresh water after salt-water enjoyment.

This fine vessel is not for the shy – she turns heads wherever she goes.

As a reminder: In the late 1960s the ‘plug’ used to make the mould for the Spearfish was a Fairey Huntsman 31 – the high-water mark of the Fairey Marine powerboat range.  Early GRP hulls were made almost as thick as the wooden hulls they replaced so by modern standards this is a very solid GRP hull. Couple that to the fabulous dry and soft ride that a Fairey Huntsman 31 has – and by extension the Fairey Spearfish – then one can understand why these boats so rarely come on the market and are so sought-after when they do.

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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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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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