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Fairey Fisherman

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Boat REF# 125017
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.25m (27'1")
Year 1962
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 37.5hp, Beta 1505 (2006)
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Burnard
Builder Fairey Marine
Lying Portsmouth Harbour


Engine 1 x Diesel 37.5hp
Engine make and model Beta 1505 (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   100
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine fitted new in 2006. 2:1 Gearbox


LOA 8.25m (27'1")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.67m (8'9")
Draft Min 0.60m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.60m (2'0")
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1962) with stainless steel standing rigging (2001)


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Mainsail Arun - Roller boom (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Paint finish

Constructed of hot moulded Agba (a type of African Cedar). Seven layers of laminate are placed in a vacuum cover and heated, impregnating the hull with glue, rendering the construction light, strong and nigh on rot-proof.

She is effectively a long-keeler with two smaller bilge keels to port and starboard, and a sturdy transome-hung rudder on her canoe stern.

This yacht’s hull appears to be in tip-top condition.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Two large single berths forward, with loads of stowage, including hanging lackers and four decent sized drawers.

There is a gas-fired catalytic cabin heater.

The saloon dinnette converts to a double berth, and the galley is nicely laid out, with plenty of work surface area and an immaculate cooker with oven and grill.

There are lockers everywhere, masses of well thought-out storage. The whole boat is bright and airey, which reminds me, the saloon windows have been replaced and are nice and clear, no leaks that I could see, which good news!

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Furuno M1622 Radar
Clipper Duet Speed/Depth
Clipper Wind

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

2 sheet winches
Manual Lowrance windlass
2 anchors
(Fortess and kedge)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
2.00m (6'7") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

I have to say I didn’t know much about these boats before I stepped aboard this delightful Fairey Fisherman, now for sale with Boatshed Port Solent. Everyone has heard of Fairey Marine of course, but fewer know about the 80 or so Fishermen that were built. The process and construction are intriguing, if you’d like to know more, give me a ring. The hull is based on Fairey design for a ship’s lifeboat (hence the canoe stern), so I don’t think there will be any issues with seaworthiness!

These boats range from a few thousand pounds up to this example, sitting firmly at the top of the tree. She won the Concours D’elegance in the owner’s rally of 1999, and the present owner bought her shortly after that. Since then he has showered love and many hours upon her, and the result is a quite exceptional classic motor sailor. New engine, new chainplates, new stainless steel keel bolts, the list of improvements and proper maintenance is pretty comprehensive.

It is difficult to convey just how bright and spacious she is down below, with brilliant storage and a classic feel to the interior woodwork. Not many boats have fitted drawers under the forward berths, and the galley area is a joy to behold. On the forward bulkhead there is a charming little watercolour of a Fairey Fisherman under sail, and this will be staying where it belongs - with the boat it depicts.

Lift the engine cover and there is the 37.5 HP Beta diesel, fitted in 2006 and with only 100 hours on the clock. “Why are they selling such a lovely boat?” I hear you cry! Well, just look at the engine hours and you can answer your own question. It’s simply that the ex-Royal Navy couple who own her have just not had the time to sail her in recent years.

So folks, the only way you are going to get the measure of this cracking little boat is to come and see her, so give me a ring here at Boatshed Port Solent and we’ll set up a visit!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fairey Fisherman has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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