Fairey Swordsman for sale in United Kingdom for £89,500

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10 m
Price
£89,500
Beam
3.5 m
Year
1970
Hull Material
Wood
Engine Make
Perkins
Boat Type
Power
Engine Model
M225Ti
RB Ref
RB280864
Engine Count
2
Fuel
diesel
Location
Poole
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About this Fairey Swordsman

A superb Fairey Swordsman aft cabinbuilt in 1970 fastidiously maintained over many years by knowledgeable owners. The Vendor purchased the boat in 2005 - then known as 'Hamble Sword' - and subsequently re-named her 'Liberty'.

In Summer 2019 the boat travelled over 250 nautical miles. Now ashore near Poole in a custom-made shelter, she has an all-over fitted cover to protect decks and the exterior paint and varnish.

Twin new Perkins M225Ti engines were fitted in 1998 with only 1150 hours approximately since. The Vendor had new teak decks fitted in 2006 being 10mm deep with new marine ply substrate underneath. There is much information concerning upgrades and improvements over the years.

All exterior surfaces were repainted in 2015 A cradle ensures easy lifting and launching. Also, a Survey for insurance purposes was carried in Spring 2019.

Part One registered to ensure full Transfer of Title -significant maintenance and provenance history.

Brief Description Of Maintenance And Improvements

The previous owner had the boat from 1996 to 2005 and work he commissioned included: some new spray rails; full re-wire using MOD spec cable; new switch panels, new engines; new heater; repaint; new windows and more. 

1.  Work completed by current owner since purchase in 2005.

New bow fairlead fitted

New electric windlass fitted

New spurling pipe fitted with new 40m length of chain 

All chrome fittings and trim re-plated

New fuel fillers fitted

New mid-ship cleats fitted, plus original style large cleats fore and aft

New anchor and anchor chocks fitted

New kedge anchor fitted and stowed aft

New stainless steel mushroom vents fitted

New stainless steel handrails on coach-roof fitted

New bulkhead fitted forward (a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)

3 x new structural floors fitted on centre-line and bilge painted fore and aft cabins

Outboard longitudinal stringers extended to meet bulkhead number 2 on both port and starboard sides (a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)

Transverse stiffeners added port and starboard in fwd cabin outboard of outer longitudinals (again, a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)

Lower windscreen timber frame and w/s inner at cabin top replaced

Windscreen braced on centre-line with stainless steel strut

New canopy frame and hood fitted

New windscreen Perspex fitted

New speakers fitted in cockpit

Internal cockpit panel sides refinished

New teak deck and sub deck fitted in 2006

New rubbing strake and toe-rail fitted

New veneer fitted in forward heads

New basin and tap fitted in forward head plus surround

Hinge fitted to mast and mast refinished, internal wiring and electrical fittings replaced

Transom platform removed new timber grounds fitted to transom

Transom ladder removed and refitted complete with new timber fairings

New lower stainless ladder fitted to transom platform

Bottom of hull scraped to bare timber, minor defects repaired and re-finished with primer x 6 coats

Spray rails refastened where required

Props removed and balanced

Shafts removed, the P brackets removed and re-bedded port and starboard

Stern tube hoses and clamps replaced port and starboard

Stern glands removed new seals fitted port and starboard

Rudders and tubes removed and re-bedded with internal doublers port and starboard

New water tank fitted

New fuel fillers fitted with new hoses

New water pump and strainer fitted

Anodes replaced as required

Air intakes re-gel coated and Swordsman badges refurbished

New exhaust hoses fitted between engine and bulkhead port and starboard

New exhaust elbows fitted at bulkhead port and starboard

Transom exhaust outlets removed and re-bedded port and starboard

New turbo heat blankets fitted x 6

New batteries fitted as required

New raw water inlet hoses from sea-cock to pump fitted port and starboard

New heads hoses fitted fore and aft

Aft head pump and motor serviced, forward head serviced and new parts installed

New fire extinguishers fitted to engine compartment. and cabins

New gas pipe, hose and regulator fitted through to stove

New skin fittings and valves fitted at all hull penetrations plus new hoses and hose clamps

New baffles fitted to engine compartment.  intake vents port and starboard

Topsides refinished and transom refinished in 2015 by well-known marque specialist

Coach-roof and coamings refinished

Varnished teak rail added to coach-roof edge forward port and starboard

All varnish work refinished

New horn fitted

New VHF aerial

Smart 24V charger and 12V 'dropper' fitted

Removable solar panels installed for power/battery charge when away from supply

Cradle and shed for lifts and winter protection

Plus routine hull and machinery annual maintenance carried out each year with all shipwright work carried out by Martin Mitchell

Liberty has spent an average of 5 months in the water each season with the remaining 7 months under the bespoke cover (picture taken before gable ends are fitted) and she was laid up ashore for two summer seasons when we were too busy to enjoy her.

2.  Broker's informal comment.

It is well-known that rain and sunlight cause damage to wooden boats so there is a growing trend for boats to be fitted with all-over covers to protect the varnish and wood-work when not in use.

'Liberty' benefits from that investment to provide protection from the elements.  

Specifications

DesignerAlan V Burnard
Drive Transmission DescriptionDirect
Engine Horse Power450.0
Engine Hours1150
Engine LocationStarboard
Engine TypeInboard
No of Heads2
Hull TypeDeep Vee
Propeller Type3 Blade, Bronze

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