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Fairey Fisherman

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8.35m (27'5")


Wood laminate

Underwater profile
Shallow Long with Bilge keel


1 x Diesel 36hp, Perkins 4107 (1966)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Burnard
Builder Fairey Marine
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 68.2 ltr (15.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 36hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4107 (1966)
Engine Hours Engine1: 391
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares tick

2017 - new batteries x 2
Winter 2016 - new engine mounts, water pump refurbished, new alternator, injectors removed and serviced


LOA 8.35m (27'5")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.67m (8'9")
Draft Min 0.69m (2'3")
Draft Max 0.69m (2'3")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1966) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Shute (unknown year)

Mainsail White - laundered Spring 2018
Headsail Tan
Sail cover laundered Spring 2018

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Paint finish

Re-decked 2006
Mooring available if required, 12 month renewal paid by owner April 2018
Full vessel / boat plans available
Winter 2016 - New fuel tank


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
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Head linings & saloon table fitted to unique special order when built.
Winter 2016 - new fuel tank for the Eberspacher heating

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Cetrek Autopilot (currently disconnected)
JVC Stereo / CD player
Garmin GPS 152
Sestrel Compass
VDO Compact Depth
VDO Compact Log
Nexus NX2000 VHF
Merlin Smartgauge
Adverc Battery Management System

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(Fortress & Plough)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
8ft Clinker dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
2.2hp outboard, Suzuki, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Sprayhood, cockpit enclosure and large boat cover laundered Spring 2018

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Fairey Fisherman, with canoe stern, was based on a ships lifeboat design and the original brochure claimed that she could go anywhere in any weather. This very capable & classic motor sailer was built to a high specification using Fairey's hot moulding techniques. This is where laminated mahogany impregnated with synthetic resins were hot moulded under pressure, providing hulls that were stronger, lighter and more rigid than the glass fibre boats of the day.

With a well protected cockpit and a well proportioned layout down below, this would make a great family weekender capable of cruising comfortably under sail with sloop rig or under Perkins diesel engine power at a steady 7 Kts.

Bright and spacious, she has all you need for easy and enjoyable outings including a decent sized, well equipped galley with dinette, a separate heads compartment and berths for 4. Storage is also ample with integrated draws, cupboards & lockers.

This example has only been lightly used over the last few years so could do with a bit of t.l.c. to return her to her former glory. In particular the plywood around the Sbd side windows needs repair or replacing. We feel this is reflected in the price.

This practical motor sailer is, without doubt, a great all rounder for all weather family fun. It would also make for a good live aboard.

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 Jo & Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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