Fairey Huntsman 28 for sale

East Cowes, United Kingdom

£75,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Fairey Huntsman 28 - Fairey Huntsman 28
General information
Make/model
Fairey Huntsman 28
Category
Used power boat for sale
Price
£75,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Tom Pepper II
Year
1969
Designer
Alan Burnard
Length overall
8.51 metres
Beam
2.59 metres
Draft
0.76 metres
Location
East Cowes, United Kingdom

About this Fairey Huntsman 28

English

Turn Key Condition

New Engines in 2017 (approx 60 hours)

The Fairey Huntsman 28 was the pathfinder in fast offshore twin screw diesel power-boating and the boat to have in the 1960s.

Thus, other boats were measured against - and some attempted to imitate - this iconic design by Fairey Marine.  But only Fairey Marine had the autoclave enabling this boat to be hot-moulded with its layers of Agba veneers in this proven production technique.

A Truly Stunning example of this classic Alan Burnard design.

Often seen as the yachtsman's choice, this Fairey Hunstman is special.

Originally built in 1969 "Tom Pepper II" has been totally refitted to the highest of standards.

If an as new 'Classic' is what you're after this is a must to view.

Refit Summary

Mechanical

Engines - Twin Perkins 215C engines supplied new and installed in 2017, 6 cylinder turbo charged  mechanical engines  
All new components  fitted as part of the engine install  -  engine mounts, gearboxes, exhaust system, fuel system, new shafts , seals  (PPS lip seal) and props (supplied by Hamble props).
solid rod Steering system  overhauled with replacement joints and a NOS steering box

Hull

Engine bearers - New mahogany engine bearers  built and fitted
Hull fully stripped to bare wood, any soft sections repaired with Agba as per original construction, skin fittings replaced as required
Stripped back and fully repainted.  Finished on the exterior in Perfection Pro 2 part polyurethane

Electrical

Full new wiring installation using marine grade tinned wire throughout
New victron energy components all to industry standards.
12volt system supplied via engine alternator and Victron inverter protection via Victron DC 12v Link box (mega fused)
230v system distributed via mcb’s supplying sockets
Battery charger
Water heater ( via electronic timer)

Electronics

Simrad Chartplotter
Fixed DSC Radio and arial

Accommodation

The interior has been fully appointed for comfortable weekends or even weeks away;

Galley

New Galley unit with Varnished Solid Sapele Work Surface
Hot and Cold Running water (Hot water supplied via Calorifier or shore powered Water Heater)
Waeco Fridge
Double Gas burner
Coffee maker
Mictrowave
Crockery Storage

Saloon

All new LED Lighting s - ceiling spots and reading light supplied by Timage, galley accent lights
Seating and infill for conversion of seating to double bed
All cushions replaced and woodwork stripped and refinished in either 2 part varnish or Perfection 2 part paint
Blown air heating supplied via Eberspacher Diesel heater
Plenty of storage cupboards and cubby holes
Headlinings all replaced

Heads

Refurbished Blake Victory sea toilet
Sink with hot/cold water
Solid Sapele bathroom surface
Blown air heating vent supplied via Webasto Diesel heater
Original cabinet refurbished to provide plenty of storage


On Deck

New Lewmar Electric Windlass
Stainless Steel Bruce Ancor and Galvanised Chain
All Windows Removed and Resealed
New Lewmar Hatch in Coach roof
Teak Deck recaulked and repair as required, s/s rubbing strips added to protect against fender chafe
All Cleats re-chromed
New Teak Mast and New Navigation Lights

Cockpit

Engine Bays refinished fully in teak
New cockpit seating finished in teak
Original driver and passenger seats refurbished
Helm position finished in varnished teak, fully stripped  and refurbished

Engines

After extensive time searching for a pair of matched, second hand engines - we found that a lot of what we were seeing was not as advertised, or was tired out anyway.  If Tom Pepper already had engines we'd have considered fully re-conditioning these, but she didn't.  We were concerned that there was a big risk with a pair of used engines - the history is basically unknown, and install costs are significant.  Installation costs could have been a great deal of wasted money if the engines themselves weren't 'worth it'

Instead Tom Pepper II was fitted with NEW twin Perkins 215C engines.  These were supplied and installed by MMS Scotland in 2017.  MMS are highly skilled and had carried out works for us previously on another vessel.   New Engines gives Tom Pepper II that turn-key usability.  A power boat isn't much without its engines therefore we wanted to ensure that these were sized appropriately and reliable.

The Perkins Engines are 6 cylinder turbo charged  mechanical engines built to a commercial spec.  Together with the fitting of the engines, all associated components were brand new due to the fact that there simply was nothing in place.  Compoonents included engine mounts, gearbox’s, exhaust system, fuel system, new shafts , seals  (PPS lip seal) and propellers (supplied by Hamble props).

Both engines are left-handed via 1:1 gearboxes as per the original install.

Anodes
2 shaft anodes and mooring hanging anode. All external metal is bonded

Steering
The existing steering system was  one of the few items not removed from Tom Pepper before we purchased her.  It consisted of solid rod, this was overhauled with replacement joints and a NOS steering box  in order to remain  true to the original install but also, because this system  gives the best feed back from the rudders than any other system on the market today.

Hull

Hull Exterior

The hull was found in a decent state of repair in 2014 except for two holes, one starboard side forward, the other portside

The areas in vicinity of the holes were striped back to expose the individual layers and then repaired using layers of Agba following the appropriate grain direction for each layer.  A total of seven layers, as per the original layup, were used to affect the repairs.  

The rest of the hull was sounded for dull areas and the findings investigated, all necessary repairs were duly carried out following the above stated method.

The transom had the stainless steel exhaust outlets removed, which were showing signs of rot and repaired as needed.  

Partway through repairing the hull Rob Bingham Surveying was brought in to check the quality of the repairs and identify any areas that had been missed upon first inspection, areas identified by Rob were then addressed.

The Hull and top sides were stripped back of all existing paint, left to dry and then coated International two-part paint system,

Below the water line five coats of two part primer, then two coats of International VC offshore EU antifoul.


Hull Interior

The interior was stripped, the main engine bearers were found to be rotten so these were replaced along with the keel bots in this area using galvanised bolts as per the originals, minimal wear was seen on extracting the existing bolts but the decision was made to replace as they are awkward to do later, the remaining keel fitting’s were found to be in satisfactory condition so were not replaced.

The engine bed had been coated in glass fibre, which had become delaminated from the hull. This was removed and the inner layer of Agba stripped back, the area was checked for soft areas, these were rectified, and a new inner layer of Agba applied. All longitudinals  were replaced, partial bulkheads were  repaired or replaced and re -bolted using A4 stainless steel fittings

Interior

Interior fit out

The interior of Tom Pepper II was basically in place,  the carcasses  were all present and sound,  but in need of some hard work to turn them back into the finish that they should be.  

The Galley unit was not beautiful nor practical and was the only area that was effectively replaced as opposed to being restored.


Coach Roof

The area of the original roof  hatch had, in the past, been poorly repaired. This section was taken out and repaired using the same method as that of the hull.  Top Pepper's coach roof is also constructed from Agba as part of the de lux specification.   

The roof was reinforced on the interior.  Additionally, insulation was added using armacell class 0 antibacterial insulation to reduce condensation.

A new lewmar hatch was fitted and the old head linings of ply with foam backed vinyl were replaced, vinyl was not used as we went for cleaner lines with a painted finish.  New LED spot lights were fitted into the head linings.
 
The windows were removed, stripped and then resealed.  The interior and exterior were painted in International two part primer 5 coats, two coats undercoat and three coats Perfection Plus in Mediterranean white interior and Perfection Pro off-white for the exterior.

Initially we had kept the teak strip that was down the centre of the coach roof as can be seen in some of the photographs and video, however, this wasn't original to the boat and probably added when the original coach roof hatch was replaced in an earlier ownership.  Therefore, in 2020 we decided (given some time on our hands!) to remove the teak from the coach roof and take her back to a more original Huntsman look which gives her much cleaner lines.


Galley

The cabin looked sorry for itself when we got Tom.  The carcasses were present but they were not beautiful.  The photographs at the bottom of the page show the interior as we found it initially.

It was important to us not to change the nature of Tom Pepper but to restore her therefore, the cabin layout was retained with the exception of the L shaped Galley, this was exceptionally tired and not especially practical therefore it was altered to allow  a new fridge, 2 burner hob , microwave, coffee maker and sink to be fitted.  

Storage for crockery is located at the back of the galley unit with traditional cutouts for plates and bowls, there is a large cupboard under the hob, currently used for cleaning products, the bin and bits and bobs.  


Saloon

The Saloon retained the original seat bases and cubby holes,  all other wood work was repaired where needed and repainted/varnished.  Cupboard doors were made for the 4 cubby holes in the Saloon as this would be more useful at sea and give the interior a cleaner look.  They provide plenty of space for storage which is often lacking on these boats.  Additional storage can be found in the lockers under the seats and also behind the seat backs.  

New cushion’s and covers in Novasuede material were made, including an infill to turn the seating into a double bed for a cosy night in a marina or at anchor.

A Webasto heating outlet was added to extend the usage of the boat into Autumn and Winter and bring warmth into the Saloon.  A new flexible water tank was added under the forepeak.   A reading light and USB socket were also added.


Heads

Tom is fitted with an extended head.  The head was refurbished and fitted with a period authentic Blakes sea toilet, cabling is in place for an electric head if one was to be fitted at a later date.

The main unit housing the sink was  retained and refurbished and a new sapele work surface and sink added.  The unit provides plenty of storage space. and fitted with keeping as much of the original interior as possible

A heating vent outlet for the blown air diesel heating was added to enable the head to be used for drying wet gear, or , it can be closed off to direct all of the heat to the main cabin.

On Deck

Tom Pepper II had a teak deck when she arrived with us, but the cockpit finish needed more work with replacement of the cockpit lockers and seating and refinishing throughout with teak.  The windshield area was restored and strengthened as necessary and all deck hardware either replaced with new or refurbished.

On Deck

All of the original deck hardware on Tom Pepper II was removed and sent for rechroming since the original chrome was wearing through to the bronze beneath.  A new Lewmar  electric Windlass was purchased and fitted together with a stainless steel bruce anchor.

The original pulpit was in good condition and retained following a good polish up.  A pushpit was added which isn't visible in these photo's to provide passengers in Tom Pepper with some more safety.  It was kept intentionally low key to save detracting from her beautiful Fairey lines, but makes the cockpit more secure when sitting at the aft end , especially when travelling at speed.

The cockpit areas was refiinished  entirely in teak over the engine bay tops and rear seating area, with strengthening added as required.

Finally, a Bimini  and cockpit enclosure was added for protection from the sun, or of course the inevitable British rain - this  is also really useful when staying away on the boat since it gives more, dry accommodation .   It can all be removed and the hoops folded down to the windshield for those sunny 'open top' days.All of the original deck hardware on Tom Pepper II was removed and sent for rechroming since the original chrome was wearing through to the bronze beneath.  A new Lewmar  electric Windlass was purchased and fitted together with a stainless steel bruce anchor.

The original pulpit was in good condition and retained following a good polish up.  A pushpit was added which isn't visible in these photo's to provide passengers in Tom Pepper with some more safety.  It was kept intentionally low key to save detracting from her beautiful Fairey lines, but makes the cockpit more secure when sitting at the aft end , especially when travelling at speed.

The cockpit areas was refiinished  entirely in teak over the engine bay tops and rear seating area, with strengthening added as required.

Finally, a Bimini  and cockpit enclosure was added for protection from the sun, or of course the inevitable British rain - this  is also really useful when staying away on the boat since it gives more, dry accommodation .   It can all be removed and the hoops folded down to the windshield for those sunny 'open top' days.

Electrical

There's no reason that a classic powerboat cannot be as comfortable to be aboard as a new boat


Electrical System

Tom Pepper had no electrical system in place when purchased. The new installation used marine grade tinned wire throughout, using victron energy components all to industry standards.

12volt system supplied via engine alternator and Victron invertor protection via Victron DC 12v Link box (mega fused)
230v system distributed via mcb’s supplying sockets, battery charger and water heater ( via electronic timer)
A new switch panel was fitted on the  port side of the companionway
Full Schematics have been produced and are available

Water
 
A Flexible water tank  was fitted under forward Saloon seat, a new  water pump supplies cold water to taps.  In addition, a new  calorifier was fitted with thermostatic valve  which supplies hot water ,  water heating is provided either via a 24v immersion for when connected to shore power or heated via the port engine when underway.
 
Heating

A Diesel fired hot air system was installed  in 2017 - a Webasto HL18D.   24v supplied by victron 12-24v transformer, remote control+ thermostat, there are two outlets , on in the head (which can be closed off) and one in the main cabin

Features

  • Refrigerator
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Cockpit cover
  • Compass
  • Battery charger
  • Marine head

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 vessel is UK VAT Paid
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.
  • © 2021 Nicolle Associates

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Propulsion
Engine
2 x Perkins Perkins 215C
Fuel
Diesel
Accommodation
Number of berths
2
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Nicolle Associates - Hamble

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