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1971 Fairey Huntsman 31

A$  72,518*
Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 78 6736 2225
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Ex-race Huntsman 31 Lady B

Year:
1971
Length:
9m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Wood
YW#:
63429-3226606
Current Price:
£ 38,500 Tax Paid (A$  72,518) 

A rare opportunity to acquire some powerboat history, a 1971 Cowes Torquay race Fairey Huntsman 31.  Since then she has been painstakingly restored by a life-long marine engineer representing exceptional value-for-money due to provenance and usable 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 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 plus diesel hot-air heating.  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 which is perfect for dogs and/or small  children.  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 counter-rotating propellers.

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

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

Now for sale after a summer's use by the son of Les Goodall who did the renovation.  A Survey from March 2019 is available - the 4 points raised were understandable eg age of flexible gas pipe.

In the first instance, please contact the Broker who has looked at this boat in detail in the marina at Whitby and has restored one of the other famous ex-race Huntsman 31s.

Genuine reason for sale.




Martin Hasker's career has been as a pathfinder in Information Technology and high-technology sectors with marine activities an essential activity over the last 40 years.

Currently renovating a wooden Fairey race-boat from the early ‘60s. Martin’s experience is a mixture of sail and power – with time-keeping at races during Cowes Classic week for good measure.

Learning to sail in a Wayfarer dinghy led to a share in a Van der Stadt designed yacht on the River Hamble and in turn to several Fairey powerboats including competing in an anniversary Cowes-Torquay event.

A ‘people-person’ Martin’s skills in Account Management and Partner Development have been honed over the years from the workshop floor in F1 teams to Downing Street and the City.

Contact Martin Hasker by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7012, M +44 (0)78 6736 2225 for more details.

Please contact Martin Hasker at +44 (0)23 8115 7012

Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 78 6736 2225

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