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Fairey Boats for Sale

The most sought-after power boat of the 1960s was undoubtedly the Fairey Boat.

Fairey boats combined comfort with spacious accommodation; a renowned seaworthiness with handling qualities second to none; and delivered performance, courtesy of the deep-V planing hull.

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First Production Huntsman 31

  • Year: 1967
  • Current Price: £ 34,900 
  • Located in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 63429-3117282
  • Courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS

Other photos: Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin, Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8, Photo 9, Photo 10, Photo 11, Photo 12, Photo 13, Photo 14, Photo 15, Photo 16, Photo 17, Photo 18, Photo 19, Photo 20, Photo 21, Photo 22, Photo 23, Photo 24.

Price Reduced.

Now in the water with refreshed varnish work plus new anti-foul and anodes for the 2018 season. 

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 ft and the Swordsman at 33 ft.  All hulls were made from multiple layers of Agba veneers 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, Venatorin 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 212bhp 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.


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.