Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin

Inflatable boat from the year 1973 - 9,60m length - in Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Inflatable boat used

Verified boat

54.591 €
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This lovely and very original Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin 'Solent Charger' is the penultimate hull (number 30 of 31 built by Fairey Marine) and one of the few boats that retains many of her original features.

  • Annual Engine maintenance
  • Paint touch up as required
  • Batteries tested and one replaced as required
  • Antifouled and Anodes replaced
  • Sterngear polished
  • Anchor windlass
  • Boat is ready to start and go.
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. Nicolle Associates have known this boat for a number of years, having previously sold.

Recent additions include:

Invertverter
3 inch chrome barometer
3 inch chrome clock
Advance chart plotter
Lowrance Elite 4 HDI
Lewmar windlass
Cockpit table
Extra seating
Rudder indicator

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Features of Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin:

Basic data

  • Type: Inflatable boat

  • Year : 1973

  • Length: 9.60 m

  • Location: Cornwall (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Solent Charger

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Fairey

  • Material: Wood

Dimensions

  • Beam: -

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: -

Capacity

  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 2

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -

Motor

  • Number of engines: 2

  • Total power: 424 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

Engine 1

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Power: 212 HP

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cyl

  • Engine usage (hours): -

Engine 2

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Power: 212 HP

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cyl

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Inflatable boat's equipment

Electronics

Gps, Compass, Depthsounder, Log speedometer, Plotter, Vhf

Comfort / Interior

Manual bilge pump

Dimensions

LOA: 31’ 3”
Beam: 9’ 8”
Max Draft: 2’ 10”
Displacement: 4.5 tons

Construction

Hull comprises of 9 x 1/8” laminations of Agba mahogany veneers glued, compressed and baked together, painted Blue and white (2008).
Superstructure is marina ply painted blue and white (2008), main deck is epoxied over.
Fully strengthened body. Antifouling stripped stern to wood, dried and repainted with 6 coats of epoxy primer then re antifouled (2007).

Machinery

2 x 212hp Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cyl. turbo diesels 
32 speed max speed
140 gal. Fuel seating
20 gal. Fresh water seating
Pressurised H&C new water unit
Calorfier with 240v immersion heater
Automatic engine compartment fire extinguisher
3 x hand-operated fire extinguishers
2 x electric bilge pumps
2 x hand-operated bilge pumps
Trim Tabs
Vetus exhaust alarms
Invertverter

Navigation Equipment

3 inch chrome barometer
3 inch chrome clock
Avance blueprint GPS
Garmin 152 GPS
Advance blueprint GPS
Lowerance Elite 4 HDI
Lowrance fish finder
Autohelm Bidata speed / profundity digital indicator
Sestrel Grid compass
Silva 515 DSC-VHF
Rudder position indicator
Navigation illumination

Domestic Equipment

Plastimo Neptune 2 burner cooker with grill
Eberspacher diesel fired central heating
Halfords electric coolbox 
Blakes Victory Manual sea toilet
H&C shower to quantity
Cabin Night Light
Blue / Gold cotton cabin cushioning
Cockpit desk
Extra seating

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel pushpit
Stainless steel pulpit rail
Transom boarding ladder
Lewmar mainstay windlass 
Danforth mainstay on chain / warp
Sprayhood with sterndrop
3 x warps
6 x fenders
Horseshoe lifebuoy

Fairey Huntsman 31

The Huntsman 31 was Alan Burnard's brainchild as Faireys had found the body of the 28 to be rather bluff in heavy weather and therefore tended to be very wet in moderate seas. The primary reason for this new body was luxury at sea and racing (and staying dry!). As the 28 was still selling well at the time, Faireys' directors declined to fund a completely new vessel at that time. Alan drew the body lines in 1966/1967 roughly 7 years after the advent of the 28.

Two versions of the 31 were to be offered by Faireys, one with an aft cabin and one with an open cockpit.

5 vessels competed in various Cowes-Torquay races. 'Fordsport' (race no. 707) was entered into and completed the 1969 Round Britain Race. She finished 4th overall out of 42 entries in the 1,700 mile race. Her sister vessels, all Huntsman 28's finished 3rd, 5th, 6th and 12th! A very impressive result given that they were competing against out and out race vessels. The Ford Motor Company filmed the race and produced a superb 25 minute film showing all the vessels in action. This film is one of the few (possibly) the only colour film to actually show brief glimpses of the Huntress and Huntsman production line at the Hamble factory. This film was also pre-owned by the BBC during test transmissions prior to the launch of BBC2.

'Double Century' (race no. 200), her sister vessel 'Spirit of Michaelhouse' (race no. 8) along with Huntsman 28 'Fordspeed' (race no. 909) competed in the gruelling 2,900 mile 1972 London - Monte Carlo race. Double Century completed the race in 102 hours. Double Century picked up no less that 7 awards in this race and finished 6th overall. Fordspeed finished 7th overall out of the 22 starters from London.

6 vessels were open cockpit versions, the remainder being tailored with an aft cabin.

The Fairey Owners' Club

Although Fairey vessels were manufactured in the '50s until the early '80s, it was not until 1986 that the Fairey Owners Club was founded. Their standard idea, which remains the principal objective of the club, is to preserve the marque.

In its present form the Club organises rallies and events throughout the year, at which there is an easy exchange of i

 
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Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin

You can buy this Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin of 1973 located in Cornwall (United Kingdom) for 54.591€. It is of a inflatable boat of 9,60m of length.

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Nicolle Associates - Hamble Office - Hampshire (United Kingdom)