Fairey Swordsman Mk 1 33 Aft Cabin for sale

Hamble, United Kingdom

Listed price £55,000 GBP

General information
Fairey Swordsman Mk 1 33 Aft Cabin
Used power boat for sale
$71,797 USD | Listed price £55,000 GBP
Name of boat
Alan Burnard
Length overall
Hamble, United Kingdom

About this Fairey Swordsman Mk 1 33 Aft Cabin


A rare opportunity to own a true classic!

"Scimitar" is a lovely example of this sought after classic centre cockpit motor boat, she gives great credit to both the designs and builders at Fairey Marine.

Not many boats are baked in an oven, and not many boats built three and a half decades ago still command a healthy level of interest.

Very few marques have the pedigree of this Fairey Swordsman which is now seriously for sale as her owner feels that she deserves a new home, and all good things must sadly come to an end.

This boat has a modified interior, with a new layout to the saloon. Viewing is required to understand and appreciate the quality of the works. There are still some cosmetic works to be done to bring it back into use, please enquire for further details.


LOA: 33ft (10.06m)
LWL: 29ft (8.84m)
Beam: 11.5ft (3.47m)
Max Draft: 3.0ft (0.91m)
Displacement: 6 tons


Twin Ford Sabre 280C engines with Twin Disc 506 gearboxes

New parts replaced 2002/2004:

Propellors, shafts & couplings
Engine mounts & stainless steel brackets
Racor filters, fuel lines & valves
Raw water strainers
Batteries & master switches
Boat rewired
Battery charger
Shore power
Raymarine C80 chartplotter
Raymarine ST40 Bidata
Ritchie compass
Cabin windows
Interior cushions
Interior linings
Tonneau cover
Forward cabin hatch
Jabsco toilet
Auto (3) & manual (2) bilge pumps
Domestic water pump
CD/radio & speakers
Webasto hot air heating

New teak decks were fitted in 2000.

The cabins benefit from being epoxy coated and 2-pack painted


Hot moulded Agba veneers to hull and topsides with nine laminations to hull and seven to topsides.

  • Marine ply superstructure and bulkheads
  • Teak laid decks
  • Laminated windscreen frame


Sleeps 5 in two cabins with full headroom

  • Mahogany interior construction

Fairey Owners Club

Although Fairey boats were built in the '50s until the early '80s, it was not until 1986 that the Fairey Owners Club was founded. Their basic idea, which remains the principal objective of the club, is to preserve the marque.
In its present form the Club organises rallies and events throughout the year, at which there is an easy exchange of information. It also has extensive archive information, which is constantly being added to.
Membership is currently more than 200 and is growing steadily. Although a large percentage of members are based on the South Coast of Britain, there are many in other parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland. There are also members as far a field as Holland, Corfu, Norway and the Maldives.

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.

  • This boat is deemed Tax not applicable
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Hamble, UK.
  • © 2019 Nicolle Associates

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2 x Ford Sabre 280C
Number of cabins
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Broker/Dealer Information

Nicolle Associates - Hamble

Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom
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