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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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Ex-race Huntsman 31 Lady B

  • Year: 1971
  • Current Price: £ 47,500 Tax Paid
  • Located in Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 63429-3226606
  • Courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS

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A rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Fairey Marine and powerboat history, a 1971 Cowes Torquay race Fairey Huntsman 31.  Since then she has been painstakingly restored by a life-long marine engineer and represents exceptional value-for-money due to its provenance and ready-to-use condition.

In time for the 1971 race, Fairey Marine supplied a Huntsman 31 hull to East Kent Marine who completed the fit-out building a superstructure and racing it with number 675 and the name Tiger Shark.  Subsequently Les Goodall, accredited Sabre Marine and Perkins Marine engine dealer for Kent, acquired the boat and built, with great attention to detail, a more conventional superstructure.  Before and after pictures are on page 95 of Charles Lawrence’s book ‘Fairey Marine’ second edition ISBN 978-0-9956451-3-4.

Admirers of the Fairey Marine marque know that the Huntsman 31 was the personal brainchild of Alan Burnard, designer of the iconic Huntsman 28 and Swordsman 33.  Taking lessons learned from both boats admirers will know that the 31 is a very comfortable boat with its softer and drier ride.

This Fairey Huntsman 31 benefits from a very thorough restoration with careful attention to detail.

The cabin of Huntsman 31 Lady B has round-table seating, carpeted floor and moving aft, an efficient galley, hot water through a calorifier using engine heat and diesel-powered hot-air heating system.  There is good headroom throughout and a sink, twin burner and oven in the galley to port.  To starboard there is a settee.  All seating fabric and curtains are immaculate. Further aft, on the port side is the marine heads with a traditional sea-toilet. 

Steps lead up to the command console with two seats and full instrumentation, radar, GPS, plotter and radio.  Three more steps lead up a very safe seating area with its gated enclosure.  Underneath that enclosure is the engine-room with its easily accessible Sabre 180 diesel turbo-charged engines driving through Twin-Disc Vee drives to four-bladed handed propellers.

Further aft is access to the stop-cocks and the newer fuel tanks.

Only four such ex-race Huntsman 31s exist: the last sold over 5 years ago; another prior to that some 13 years ago and the fourth has not come onto the market for more than 20 years.  Currently in the water (mid-November 2018) before coming out of the water for the winter.

A comprehensive history file comes with the boat with many detailed notes and purchase invoices.

This boat is competitively priced because, after the death of the owner, some regular cosmetic attention to varnish is needed.  From July 13th to July 15th the boat will be out of the water for new antifoul and anodes. (NB.  In keeping with modern times, some owners fit after-market engine block heaters before starting the engines as they help reduce the inevitable puffs of smoke from a traditional Sabre engine start-up).

In the first instance, please contact the Broker who has looked at this boat in detail in the marina at Whitby, has restored one of the other four race-boats and looked in detail at a third.

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.