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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 Trident Marine Omega 828 for sale in Isle of Wight

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

 

1973 Trident Marine Omega 828 for sale in Isle of Wight

1973 Trident Marine Omega 828 for sale in Isle of Wight

This Omega 828, open cockpit, sports cruiser with a deep vee planning hull built by Trident Marine of Portchester, England and designed by the renowned Renato “Sonny” Levi is now for sale due to her owners unfortunate change of circumstances.

Recognised as the Sonny Levi fibreglass equivalent of the Fairey Marine Spearfish with arguably better / more streamlined lines. The deep-vee hull with a fine entry gives her good handling in a seaway.

She is powered by twin six cylinder Mermaid Marine diesel engines on shafts and propellers for fast offshore passages.

Her accommodation is arranged in a single cabin forward with greater space than the Spearfish providing two 6ft 6in berths which with the use of an infill could be converted to a double together with good locker space. A galley with a liberal amount of workspace is to starboard and a toilet compartment to port.

Named ‘Shikar’ by her first owner, a name that she has maintained through her entire life and as recorded in her original “Blue Book” registration document which forms part of the comprehensive ships papers.

‘Shikar’ benefits from a copper coat hull and has had a considerable refit since she last changed hands in 2006 including superstructure repaint and new teak decks (2006), Mermaid Marine engine rebuild, new fuel tanks, new navigation electronics including Garmin GPS 750 plotter with AIS 300, Icom VHF, Winter cover, Tonneau and Camper covers (2006) and new rear canopy (July 2016)

She has had little use since her owner passed away, however has still been lovingly maintained,  stored under her full cover had a full winterisation including fresh water flush and antifreeze. Due to the lack of use ‘Shikar’ will be supplied with new batteries and one leaking window will be repaired.

2005 pre refit survey available.

 

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