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Dublin Co Dublin Ireland
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The Fairey Huntress encapsulates style, elegance & performance. This is a real stunner that will turn heads. Classic lines that will stand out at sea and on the marina. A classic James Bond boat as featured in "From Russia with Love"
The idea of the Fairey Huntress was the brainchild of Richard Fairey, son of Sir Richard and his former school friend, test pilot Bruce Campbell. They had become aware of the new "deep-V" hull design by their friend, the eminent American naval architect Raymond C Hunt, and agreed to build his 23 foot launch as a Fairey boat. So began the birth of the now classic Fairey Marine Motor Cruisers. "Wight Huntress" is a Fairey Huntress 26 and exhibited at the London Boat Show in 1965. Badged as a Huntsman 26 with the same deep V moulded hull depth, single large side windows, standing headroom and separate heads. Her single Perlins HT 6354 turbo diesel is mounted below the cockpit floor which is flush from transom to cabin bulkhead with helmsman and navigator pedestal seats and bench transom seat.
This Huntress has been well cared for and launched for only two months every year. Powered by a Perkins diesel and in full running order. Rare opportunity to acquire a practical classic that is a very practical family sports cruiser. Recent 2001 custom road trailer which has never been immersed in salt water.Note; June 2019 photo's.
Large cockpit with fitted tonneau cover.
Helm and navigator folding pod seats.
Flush deck with engine compartment, fuel tank, and storage below.
High visibility curved and raked spray screen.
Doors to accommodation below.
Two "V" berths with infill.
Cabin seating (child berth) with storage underneath and locker behind.
Galley with twin burner gas hob and sink.Cupboard below.
Separate heads compartment.
Saloon table can be relocated to the cockpit.
Eberspacher cabin heating.
Note this is a day boat or overnight sports cruiser.
Grab rails on coachroof.
Mooring & anchor secure cleats.
Transom teak boarding ladder.
Transom bench seat.
Custom built road trailer never immersed in salt water.
Trailer with central rollers, and timber side bearers.
Axles on adjustable separate bogie.
4 X 16" Land Rover wheels.
2 X 2000kg axles with brakes and auto reversing facility.
Heavy duty jockey wheel.
Heavy duty 3500kg hitch.
Wheel bearings replaced 2016.
Will tow any distance.
Navigation fixture arch over cockpit.
Loose winter cover
Cockpit fitted cover.
3 X manual bilge pumps.
Anchors CQR & Fisherman & warp.
Perkins 6 cylinder diesel HT6354 145 HP Turbo.
In full running order with continuous maintenance.
Borg Warner gearbox.
Three blade bronze propeller.
24 V engine start system with 12V domestic batteries.
Dash panel gauges.
Double moulded mahogany glued.
Hull is then steamed in an oven.
Fairey were to the forefront of WW2 aircraft construction & applied this technology for boat construction.
Deep V hull.
Attractive teak veneer ply deck laid on longitudinal stiffeners.
Removable engine hatch on cockpit sole to allow for ease of access fro daily checks.
Perspex windows with stainless frames and chrome surround.
Classic curved spray screen.
Huntress motif badge on each side of hull exterior forward.
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|Length over all:||26'|