This third owner, 1972 (refitted 2012) Fairey Huntsman 31 represents a unique opportunity for a new owner with a passion for these boats to take advantage of a recent extensive refit at a price that reflects the owners unfortunate change of circumstances and a need for some basic cosmetic and mechanical work to get her back in to original condition.
Powered by twin Ford Mermaid engines (new 1992) with comfortable accommodation for four with galley and heads with shower.
This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cabin "Brig-Y-Don" was purchased by her current owner in late 2011 (survey available although almost irrelevant) and then was carefully restored including a new teak deck, full repaint and various other including extensive mechanical works by professional boat builders at great expense to ensure that she was structurally and mechanically sound and in Concourse condition.
The pictures included with this Specification show details of the refit along with current images showing her condition now. She was last used in Spring 2014 and is offered for sale by owners who understand her restored value however also accept that quite a bit of elbow grease is needed to get her back in to her perfect 2012 condition.
Prior to her 2012 /13 refit when Bill Dunlop the renowned Fairey surveyor and former employee of the Fairey Marine factory surveyed her in September 2011 he reported that:
"`Brig-Y-Don', ex 'Toros', is now some thirty-nine years of age and has the stiffened hull with the Mark II air intakes. Below decks she is a complete time warp, being virtually original except for the fit out of the heads and slight modifications to the galley. She has obviously been very well maintained and not abused, therefore showing very few areas requiring attention"
Full Title documents for secure transfer of title.
Viewing highly recommended by future "custodians" of this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a sound Fairey Huntsman.
Hull: Hot Moulded Agba Veneer
Superstructure: Plywood & Mahogany
This vessel has the additional stiffening in case of her being raced in her youth.
This consisted of three stringers and all athwartships stiffening was carried by wide strips bearing directly on the hull shell. This cut the hull shell panel size into very small sections.
Twin (1992) Ford Mermaid Majestic 5.9 Litres six cylinder turbocharged and after cooled diesels
180bhp @ 2450rpm
(2011 Oil analysis and Sea Trial report avalable as part of Survey)
Close coupled to Borg Warner direct drive gearboxes
Cast P Brackets
Stainless Steel propeller shafts
3 bladed propellers 6 3/4 x 18 1/2
Morse single lever gear/throttle controls
Twin Bennett trim tabs
Four 12 volt batteries switched and charged by alternator and 240 volt battery charger
Shore power with 13 amp sockets
Fuel capacity 636 litres (140 gallons) in four GRP tanks
Fresh water capacity 181 litres (40 gallons) in stainless steel tank
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Water heated by calorifier and 240 volt immersion
Four berths in two cabins, including aft cabin (two single berths at the forward end of the saloon which convert to large double and two single berths in aft cabin)
Interior painted in white with mahogany trim
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.
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