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1967 Fairey Huntsman 31

Price £45,000 inc Vat

United Kingdom

Finance Estimate

Description

The Fairey Huntsman 31 is a classic 1970's fast motorboat, many of which were successful in offshore powerboat racing. Venator is hull number 1 and has been restored by a Fairey Marine specialist. This Fairey Huntsman 31 has twin Ford Sabre 212hp diesel engines installed in 2015/16. It has a comfortable saloon, twin berth aft cabin and a spacious cockpit with wrap round windscreen and full cockpit canopy. Venator was anti-fouled and anodes fitted early 2018.

Construction

  • Builder: Fairey Marine
  • Designer: Alan Burnard
  • Construction: Wood

Measurements

  • Length (Feet): 31.17
  • Length (Metres): 9.5
  • Beam: 2.95 meter
  • Min Draft: 0.91 meter
  • Max Draft: 0.91 meter
  • Displacement: 4580
  • LOA: 9.5 meter
  • LWL: 7.8 meter

Engines

  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Engine Make: Ford
  • Engine Model: Sabre
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Total Power: 424.0

Description

The Fairey Huntsman 31 is a classic 1970's fast motorboat, many of which were successful in offshore powerboat racing. Venator is hull number 1 and has been restored by a Fairey Marine specialist. This Fairey Huntsman 31 has twin Ford Sabre 212hp diesel engines installed in 2015/16. It has a comfortable saloon, twin berth aft cabin and a spacious cockpit with wrap round windscreen and full cockpit canopy. Venator was anti-fouled and anodes fitted early 2018.

Accommodation

Saloon with bench settees to port and starboard and removable dining table. This can be lowered to convert the settees to a double berth. Forward locker with shelving and access to the anchor chain and warp. Opening deck hatch and side windows, storage lockers and deck ventilators. LED lighting installed and head-linings renewed 2015. Heads compartment to starboard and galley to port, steps up through door and sliding hatch to the cockpit. Single helm seat to port and single navigators seat to starboard. Floor access hatches to the engine compartment. Folding doors and sliding hatch to the aft cabin. Stainless steel ladder down into this cabin with two single berths, aft window and opening side windows. 

Galley
Two ring gas hob 2016
Sink
Hot and cold water system
Storage

Heads
Jabsco sea toilet
Stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water system
Opening window
Storage

Cockpit

Wrap round windscreen, new acyrlic fitted 2015 
Full cockpit canopy with zip off aft section
Stainless steel steering wheel
Removable helm seat
Removable navigators seat
Door to saloon 
Aft doors and sliding hatch to aft cabin
Two small aft lockers
Access hatches to engine compartment

Comment

Venator is hull No 1 of the Fairey Huntsman 31, of a production run of 32 hulls. This Huntsman, under it's previous name of Typhys was used in the original Fairey Huntsman 31 brochure. 
In 2006, Venator broke its mooring during a storm, hit some rocks and sank. It was recovered and taken to a Solent boatyard where it sat on the hard for 10 years. During this time it was restored by a Fairey boat maintenace and restoration specialist. The interior was painstakingly put back to her original 1967 factory appearance and ex-MOD Ford Sabre 212c engines were fitted about 2015. 
The Fairey Huntsman 31 is renowned for the soft and dry ride and a top speed of over 30 knots can be achieved. 

Deck gear

Stainless steel pulpit 
Stainnless steel puhpits
Bow roller (roller missing)
CQR type anchor with chain and warp 
Chrome bollard on foredeck
Chrome plated cleats and fairleads on foredeck
Chrome stern cleats
Stainless steel grab rails on cabin roof
Mahogany toe rails
Teak deck
Stern ladder
Outboard bracket
Fender hooks
Various warps and fenders

Engine and machinery

Two Ford Sabre 212c turbo diesel engines
Ex MOD engines with Borg-Warner gearboxes fitted 2015
Two three bladed propellers fitted 2015
Propeller shafts 1.25 inch stainless steel fitted in 2015
Two fuel tanks under berths totalling 270 litres
Two wing fuel tanks in engine compartment totalling 180 litres
Oil and filters changed 2017
Bronze rudders with new bearings fitted 2015
Four x 120Ah batteries 2017
Shore power socket
Cavitation plates at transom

Further information

Hull and decks painted 2015
Anti fouled and new anode May 2018

Instruments

Engine instruments
Shakespeare VHF radio
Television
Kenwood CD player

Safety equipment

Manual and electric bilge pumps

Features

Marine head

Spray hood

Hot water

Cockpit cover

Oven

Teak sidedecks



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