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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lovely and very original 1973 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin now seriously for sale

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin 4 berth classic sports cruiser was built in 1973 and is the penultimate hull (number 30 of 31 built by Fairey Marine).

She is powered by twin 212hp Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cylinder turbo diesels that are regularly serviced and benefits from two extra hull laminates and strengthened engine bearers from her original build.

Lovely and very original 1973 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin now seriously for sale

Lovely and very original 1973 Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin now seriously for sale

Nicolle Associates have known this boat for a number of years, having previously sold her.

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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