The broker has viewed and photographed this boat, September 2019
This Fairey Huntsman 31 Aft Cockpit 2 berth classic sports cruiser was built in 1970 and is hull number 12.
With its flared bow, deep V hull and powerful diesels the FAIREY HUNTSMAN 31 is a magnificent sea boat and has a proven track record of victories in offshore races during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s However it is her sheer style and presence that enables her to stand out and she draws admiring glances wherever she goes.
”Floating Charge” has a fine array of navigation aids, a superb cabin and modern clean diesels. Being one of only four aft cockpit models in existence she is a most desirable craft.
She is powered by twin 212hp Ford Mermaid 5.95 litre 6 cylinder turbo diesels (1594 hours) that were fitted as an upgrade in 1990 and are regularly serviced.
We highly recommend early viewing of this boat.
Hull comprises of 7 x 1/8th” laminations of Agba Mahogany veneered glued, compressed and baked together. Super structure is marine ply, main deck is marine ply and cockpit floor is teak veneer on marine ply panels. Additional vaneer to bottom with linger engine bearers as per the racing hulls.
The cabin is entered through a central door and down 3 steps. From forward are two single berths in a u-configuration with stowage under. Outboard under the side decks are full length shelves with lockers in the aft corners. The front bulk head has an open centre section and behind this is a spacious storage area for bedding and clothing. Set in the cabin roof is a large ventilation hatch, night lights and air vents. The windows have been replaced and give an airy feel to the cabin and the floor has been replaced with a teak & holly sole. New curtains and berth cushions in 2015.
Aft on the port side is the L shaped galley with its two burner cooker, grill and oven, a stainless steal sink (with hot/ cold water) and drainer and refrigerator. (The gas system is currently disconnected) Set in the worktop is access to a deep food and crockery locker. At the forward end of the galley running inboard to a stainless steel grab rail are two shelves for glasses and condiments. On the after bulkhead is an access door to the back of the engine instruments and steering controls.
Immediately behind the starboard settee is a hanging clothes locker.
The toilet compartment is entered through a teak louver door and has a manual sea toilet mounted outboard on a plinth under the side deck. On the aft bulkhead is a wash basin with fresh water tap. The side windows open and there is a roof vent and night light. Set in the forward bulkhead are shelves for toiletries. The toilet, sink and hoses were all replaced in 2015.
Coming aft and into the cockpit the helm position is to port and comprises of a single bucket seat in front of a comprehensive array of engine instruments with the navigation aids grouped neatly around. Visibility is excellent through the curved windscreen and side screens. Two additional matching seats and alongside the helm seat and in the cockpit comings are lockers for general stowage. The seats are attached to the front of the engine box. Under the teak grating floor are batteries and the new water tank.
The powerful Ford Mermaid turbo diesels are located beneath the hinged lids of the engine box. Access for daily level checks and servicing is first class and new exhaust elbows and exhaust pipes have recently been fitted. The engines were removed during the winter of 2003/04 all the cooling system stripped, cleaned and re-assembled and both engines serviced and fully resprayed before being refitted. The bilges were also repainted at the same time. In 2015 the cooling system was cleaned, and one tube stack replaced. Injectors serviced in July 2019. Speed seal impeller covers were fitted in 2015.
The rear section of the open cockpit has recently been fitted with an impressive wrap around seating area. This unique modernisation has transformed the accommodation and appearance of the boat without compromising the classic character, the seats although fitted and secured are completely removal. They have a vast amount of storage below for fenders, warps, etc. There is also a double infil panel which also converts the seating area into a sunbathing area which can also be used as a double berth. The seating was fitted new in 2011 and completely transformed and made Floating Charge one of the most versatile and comfortable Huntsmans around.
The side decks are extremely wide and have a non-slip finish giving excellent grip wet or dry. The fore deck is spacious has a modern electric anchor winch fitted and is surrounded by the stainless pulpit rail. The mooring cleats and fairleads are the original FAIREY models and have recently been re chromed.
Dometic refrigerator (new 2015)
Jabsco manual sea toilet (new 2015)
Dark blue fabric cabin upholstery (new 2015)
Teak & Holly cabin sole
Blue/white curtains (new 2015)
Cabin night lighting
Garmin 128 GPS
Garmin 550c chart plotter
AIS Receiver, interfaced with Garmin chart plotter
Autohelm speed/distance log
Autohelm depth gauge
Kent clear view screen
Stainless steel pulpit rail
Stainless steel handrails to cabin roof
Transom boarding ladder
Teak bathing platform
Simpson Lawrence electric anchor winch
10kg Bruce self-stowing anchor on chain
Full camper cover (2006)
Bimini cover (2018)
3 x warps
4 x fenders
All deck, interior and engine chrome renewed (2016)
2 x 212hp Ford Mermaid 5.96 litre 6 cylinder turbo diesels NEW 1990
1594 hours recorded (September 2019)
Borg Warner 72c hydraulic gearboxes direct drive
Insta Trim tabs
90 Gallon fuel capacity
20 Gallon fresh water capacity in stainless steel tank
Pressurised fresh hot/ cold water system
Calorifier run from engine
Morse cable steering
24 Volt electric system
4 x 12 Volt battery system (2 new batteries)
Shore power with 13 amp sockets
Battery linking switch
New 2 outlet Eberspacher heating system fitted in 2012
2 x Hand held fire extinguishers (In need of service)
1 x Engine room fire extinguisher (In need of service)
1 x Fire blanket
4 x Electric bilge pumps
1 x Manual bilge pump
Rope cutters (Not currently fitted)
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.