Fairey Huntsman 31 - PROJECT BOAT

Lancashire, United Kingdom

£12,500 GBP
approx $16,449USD

General information
Fairey Huntsman 31 - PROJECT BOAT
Used power boat for sale (SOLD)
£12,500 GBP
Name of boat
Sabre Knight
Alan Barnard
Length overall
Lancashire, United Kingdom

About this Fairey Huntsman 31 - PROJECT BOAT

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a true classic British sports cruiser, requiring refit.

When “Sabre Knight” first arrived at Preston Marina in 2006 she was is spectacular condition – befitting the heritage of the Fairey Marine name. In the autumn of 2006 she was lifted from the water, since when she has remained on the hard standing. Sadly, owing to work and other commitments, her owner has not been able to give “Sabre Knight” the continuous loving attention that classic boats demand and she has slipped into a state of neglect – so a new owner is sought to return her to her former condition.

“Sabre Knight” is a Fairey Hunstsman 31 Aft Cabin – Designed by Alan Barnard and built in 1977 by Fairey Marine, Hamble (Hull No.32) – and fitted out by Attrills of Bembridge on the Isle Of White.

Construction; Hull is of 8 laminations of hot moulded Agba mahogany. The superstructure is of marine ply. The decks are teak laid.

Length; 31 ft 3″ (9.52m) Beam; 9 ft 8″ (2.94m) Draught; 2 ft 10″ (0.86m). Displacement approx. 4.75 tons.

Machinery; 2 x 180 Ford Sabre turbo diesel engines. Engines last run in January 2019. Engine hour meter reads just over 300 hours. We have no reason to believe this is not an accurate record of the engine hours run – but nor are we able to confirm this. What we will say is that when we ran the engines in Jan 2019 after many years of being laid up, they sounded fantastic.

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Fuel Capacity; 150 gallons (680 litres)

Brokers Notes;

We are not qualified as marine surveyors or boat builders so we are unable to give any meaningful comments as to the extent and cost of the refit required by “Sabre Knight” – and so we strongly recommend that any buyer engages the services of a marine surveyor and/or engineer to inspect the boat thoroughly on their behalf prior to purchase. In order to assist with this sale description we did engage a marine surveyor to produce a basic condition report of the boat.

The URL to this report is (copy & paste into your browser);


We have deleted the surveyor’s contact details, but we can provide these by request as part of an enquiry at an advanced stage.

Any inventory items fitted to or supplied with the boat as seen in photos or upon viewing are untested and given the long lay-up are described for the purposes of this sale as not working – but we are confident that some if not most of the equipment will work once the boat is re-commissioned.


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Preston Marina

The Boat House,
Navigation Way,
United Kingdom
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