Fairey Fisherman for sale

Wyton, United Kingdom

£16,500 GBP
approx $22,014USD

General information
Fairey Fisherman
Used sail boat for sale
£16,500 GBP
Name of boat
Born Free
Length overall
Wyton, United Kingdom

About this Fairey Fisherman

Born free is hull number 28 of a 90 constructed by Fairey marine. Built in 1963 to an order of the film director James Hill, whose most notable film was Born Free hence the vessels name.

She has anchor windlass, mast mounted VHF ariel, radar reflector, chain plates and fixings for mast, anchor and chain. Nav lights, two x sail winches, one new set of sails, several old sails inc storm sail. Echo sounder, fish finder, GPS, Yeomen charter, plotter. Full set of engine instruments.

Open backed wheel house with cover, side decks, fore deck tabernacle mast, guard wires, pull pit and push pit.

She has a head toilet compartment with new porta potti and sink with hot and cold water. Shower with modesty screens. Electric cool box, shore power sockets. The main cabin consists of a table and seating area for four people and converts to a double berth.

The Galley with a sink drainer with running hot and cold water, spirit stove, tide clock and barometer.Cabin has a double berth

Over the last 10 years the vessel has had a full restoration. Lots of time and love has been put into this boat. BCS expires 07/2021 along with previous ones and other paperwork from the years included

Mooring available £2183.68 pa ( one off payment) or £191.93pcm


Born Free is a 28 foot motorsailer built by the renowned Fairey Marine company in 1963. She is hull Number 27 of some 80 vessels of this class.
Her hull is constructed of double diagonal hot moulded Agba ( Nigerian Cedar) and is immenseley strong and light. This timber was used for building ships lifeboats until the advent of fiberglass.

Her first owner was Peter Hill the film director whose crowning glory was the firm "Born Free", hence the boats name. Under his ownership she was sailed as far south as the mediterranean and as far north as the Baltic sea, showing what an incrediably sea wotrthy boat Fairey had made.
Born Free's current owner has restored the vessel not only to her former specifications , but byond that by incorporating a hot water system with a shower. Her steel fuel and water tanks have been replaced with modern bespoke plastic ones.
The water tank holds around 25 gallons and the fuel tank closer to 50 gallons, so maintaing her as a serios passage boat.
New sail set by Crusader , and the old ones have also been retained, still inusable condition but would require checking before use.

She has been extensivley refitted and rebuilt buy the current owner with no expense spared over the last few years and is now ready to go cruising once again .

The refit has included complete replacement of her cabins superstructure including new frames and a large part of her decking. The whole vessel has been treated with Smith's Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) which should preserve the woodwork for many years to come, she was then overcoated with 5 coats of Teamac marine paint to provide a protective finish.
The mast and boom have been treated with a specialist aluminium protective coating which should last for many more years.

The helm position has a complete array of instruments for both monitioring the engine and navigation at sea .

Engine wise a Perkins 4.99 40hp inboard diesel engine is fitted which has been fully refurbished , sitting on new mounting blocks and is in excellent working order.

Internally this boat has been refitted to a high standard with new uphosterly , LED lighting, New windows and blinds
along with a refreshed galley area.


  • Chemical head
  • Oven
  • Radar detector
  • Teak cockpit
  • Steering wheel
  • Sea water pump
  • Shore power inlet
  • Fresh water maker
  • Hot water
  • Compass
  • Radar reflector
  • Vhf
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Plotter

Contact Information

The Tingdene Boat Sales, Hartford Marina office is located in the heart of the Cambridgeshire and on the middle reaches of the River Ouse. We Specialise in Classic Craft, River boats from 15 to in excess of 50' and with the new Marina development, Narrowboats, Wide Beams and Dutch Barges both New and Used

All berths are on floating pontoons off the main river, unaffected by flooding or wind so are home to all designs and types of craft. Hartford Marina is the newest of the 9 Marinas owned by Tingdene Marinas with 300 berths for craft up to 100'. A berth is guaranteed to all purchasers. 

New Boat Agencies available include:-                                                                                    VIKING, and TINGDENE NARROWBOATS, WIDEBEAMS & BARGES.

Selling our leading brands and offering an extensive after sales service to our clients, makes us the leading brokerage company in the area in both size and facilities. Open 7 days a week throughout the year.

Brokers are James Armstrong & Chris Bennett, please call to discuss Buying, Selling or Berthing a boat. Office +44 (0) 1480 274707

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended  only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected,river trialled and tested.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Tingdene Boat Sales - Hartford Marina

Mr Chris Bennet
Hartford Marina Banks End Wyton
PE28 2AA
United Kingdom
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