Fairey Huntsman 28 (1965) for sale in United Kingdom


The 1965 Fairey Huntsman 28, located in the United Kingdom, stands at an overall length of 8.53 meters and is celebrated for its iconic design and performance. Originally designed as a motor cruiser, it gained a loyal following after excelling in prestigious events like the Cowes-Torquay powerboat race. The vessel SHIKARI, significantly refitted in 2010, features twin Volvo Penta D3-190 engines with 213 hours of use, a Garmin navigation system, and a comprehensive inventory. Surveyed in 2023, it has recently cruised the West Coast of Scotland and is set for varnish refinishing and new antifoul in April 2024. Currently berthed in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne, it is available for immediate viewing.

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Fairey Huntsman 28
Power boat for sale
Length overall
8.53 metres
United Kingdom

About this Fairey Huntsman 28


1965 Fairey Huntsman 28

The Fairey Huntsman 28 is one of the most iconic motorboat designs of the twentieth century and has become synonymous with performance and style. Designed as a motor cruiser she created a loyal following after successfully competing against purpose built racing boats in the golden age of events such as the Cowes – Torquay powerboat race. Alan Burnard took the successful Ray Hunt designed Huntress 23 hull and stretched it adding more freeboard and the instantly recognisable straight sheerline; creating a more elegant hull with subtle yet distinctive tumblehome in the aft quarters. The extra length and depth improved performance while adding additional volume to increase living space below decks.

The Fairey Huntsman 28 SHIKARI benefits from having been extensively refitted in 2010 by the then owner of Oyster yachts, taken back to a bare shell she had an extensive list of works completed. Surveyed in the spring of 2023 she is presented for sale with a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:

2x Volvo Penta D3-190, 190hp engines with just 213 recorded running hours

Stainless steel propeller shafts

Lasdrop Gen2 shaft seals

2x 4 blade bronze propellers

Garmin autopilot system

Garmin GHC10 configurable display showing Depth/Speed and Log info

Garmin GPSmap 5012 plotter

Icom M400BB DSCVHF with Icom CommandMic.

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Wallas SafeFlame diesel fired hob

Electric flush marine toilet, black water holding tank

2023 4 person liferaft

2023 Survey available by request

The 2023 season was spent cruising the West Coast of Scotland, with a week long holiday out to St Kilda via Oban, Coral Beach and Sky. This is an absolutely ready to go example, it needs nothing having been serviced by Volvo Penta and has done approximately 45 hours since. April 2024 She is having all the Varnish/Brightwork refinished and new antifoul. It comes with an all weather cover and retains pretty much all of the history from when she was new.

Lying on her berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne with Fairey Huntsman SHIKARI is available for immediate viewing. Winter storage can be passed on.

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