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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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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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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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