This professionally refitted and maintained concourse condition Fairey Huntsman 28 twin screw sports cruisers is now some fifty five years of age and has had a vast amount of money spent on her during two staged refits in the last ten years to produce a vessel that is cosmetically and mechanically best of breed.
Internally the standard of joinery in her warm air heated accommodation is exceptional for a vessel of her size and overall she represents the marine equivalent of a Park Lane display motor car.
Designed originally by Ray Hunt and modified by Alan V. Burnard of Fairey Marine in Hamble, the Fairey Huntsman 28 is renowned for very superior handling characteristics and seakeeping. During the late 1960s and 1970s they were raced highly successfully offshore and gained many trophies.
Re-engined in 2001 with twin 6 cylinder turbocharged 5.9 litre Cummins 215hp diesel engines, close coupled to ZF reverse reduction gearboxes.
Bill Dunlop the renowned Fairey surveyor and former employee of the Fairey Marine factory carried out a pre purchase survey for her current owners in October 2011. This survey including engine oil analysis is available on request, however is now almost irrelevant because the few points identified were dealt with as part of more extensive work now leaving her in best of breed condition.
New teak decks (2013)
Her impressive inventory includes all stainless steel rudders and rudder tubes, Bruce anchor with chain, search light, forward coachroof deck hatch with glass pane, drop down washbasin, pushpit rail, stern ladder and exhausts along with many other stainless steel fitting on deck and throughout.
This Fairey Huntsman 28 benefits from being re-painted to a very high standard. Her exterior varnish work was re-varnished in 2016.
Other features include trim tabs, Simpson and Lawrence Horizon windlass, hydraulic steering system, Moto-Lita steering wheel, LED cockpit courtesy lights, electric head, oven with three burner grill hob unit, fridge, three battery banks, shore power and Mastervolt battery charger and an extremely fine cockpit sprayhood and extension which in the words of her surveyor "appears to be virtually leak proof".
Hull: Hot Moulded Agba Veneer
Superstructure: Plywood & Mahogany
Laminated timber windscreen with Perspex panes, chrome plated trims and varnished timber capping rail
New plywood sub-deck with solid 6mm teak deck with new toe rails (2013)
Substantial polished stainless steel forward coachroof deck hatch with glass pane
Glass with chrome plate trim strip side windows
Panelled main companionway door with hinged hatch
Awlgrip Awlcraft 2000 repaint:
Superstructure sides in Oyster White (2013)
Cockpit and screen frame in Oyster White (2013)
Hull in Corinthia Blue (2013)
Cavita line in Cordovan Gold (2013)
Exterior varnish work re-varnished (2016)
Twin 2001 6 cylinder turbocharged 5.9 litre swept volume, Cummins 6BT5.9M (215hp @ 2,600 rpm) diesel engines.
252 hours Starboard / 305 hours Port (September 2016)
Last serviced May 2016
close coupled to ZF 1.22:1 reduction gearboxes.
Cast P bracket
Stainless Steel propeller shafts with shaft anodes
GRP shaft log tubes with water lubricated bearings
Stainless steel exhausts with back flaps
Single fuel tank under the cockpit
Twin Racor fuel filters per engine
Hydraulic steering system
Moto-Lita steering wheel
Stainless steel rudders
Stainless steel rudder tubes
Webasto diesel heater
Electrotrim trim tabs with button anodes
24volts DC with some 12volts DC and 230 volts AC when shore power is available
230v shore power with the plug in point portside in cockpit
RCD in consumer unit with two circuit breakers under the galley
24volt, 50amp, Mastervolt MASS 24/50 battery charger
Three battery banks:
Two 105ah Deep cycle battery banks (new December 2014) with two rotary master switches. Port bank for port engine and starboard bank for starboard engine and service loads. The rotary switches also allow parallel operation for emergency engine starting.
A single 12volt battery forward end of fore cabin for the windlass.
Engine bay lights
Simpson and Lawrence Horizon windlass
10kg stainless steel Bruce type bower anchor connected by swivel to 22 fathoms of stainless steel chain
Substantial polished stainless steel stem head fitting carrying the anchor, complete with captive hoop
Stainless steel bow throat plate
Three stainless steel/plastic mushroom screw-down vents on coachroof
All stainless steel topside skin fittings including the parson's hat fairing
Four roller fairleads, two fore and two aft
Six chrome plated T cleats
Crucifix bollard on foredeck
LED cockpit courtesy lights (new 2013)
Two side deck fuel fillers on starboard
Single side deck water tank filler portside
Two stainless steel handrails on coachroof mounted on teak blocks
Stainless steel aft quarter trim
Fairey Marine bow badges
Stainless steel pullpit
Stainless steel pushpit rail
Substantial stainless steel stern ladder with timber treads (new teak tread 2015)
Stereo Radio/CD with waterproof speakers
Plastimo Neptune 3000 oven with three burner grill hob unit
Camping Gaz bottle in plastic tub under the transom seat
Sani Marine electric head
Stainless steel drop down washbasin in head
Threaded stem fittings with ball valves for all underwater discharges and intakes
Fresh water tank under the helm
Pressure pump starboard side under the control flat
Calorifier using waste heat from starboard engine, or shore power when available.
Galley monobloc tap with flexible hose
2013 canvas work includes:
Cockpit enclosure in canvas off the arch including 2 bar 25mm stainless steel frameworks
External Window Blinds to the windscreen windows
Split cockpit enclosure frameworks
Additional 2 windows on the cockpit enclosure canvas
Internal Window Blinds to the cockpit enclosure canvas
Stainless steel searchlight on foredeck
Two forward submersible bilge pumps with float switches
Two bilge submersible pumps aft of engine bay
One submersible pump installed at the transom
Whale manual diaphragm pump installed portside of helm drawing from under the forward end of the engine
Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Saltmakers House, Hamble Point Marina
School Lane, Hamble