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Margarita - Huntsman 28 Hull number 80

Length: 28' 10"
Beam: 8' 9"
Depth: 2 '8"
Hull No: 80

A standard Fairey Huntsman 28ft Twin Screw diesel powerboat, is a lengthened Ray Hunt design Fairey Huntress 23ft the single screw version. Fairey Marine of Hamble built just over 100 Huntsman 28's in the 1960's and the last around 1970. Hull number 80 is about halfway through the production, which had become standardised by this time.

The Huntsman 28 has twin berths in the fore cabin with a separate loo compartment to starboard and a galley area opposite to port with stainless sink and fresh water.

A 20 gallon fresh water tank is fitted below the bunks forward. Stowage is ample below the bunks and in a foreword locker. Inserts maybe placed in the central area between the bunks to make a double berth. The classic Fairey open cockpit gives the feeling of being afloat and in the open sea or the spray hood used to give shelter underway or extending the cabin whilst moored.   

The cabin floor, engine hatches and aft cockpit are finished with teak, as are the decks. The boat has its original bow roller, foredeck crucifix bollard, side 'T' cleats and other features such as the engine chromed air scoops on the carlines and also a stainless steel pulpit.

Margarita (formerly named Janna and Gay Huntsman) was the showboat for Fairey Marine at the 1966 Boat Show.

2 x 145HP Perkins engines fully refurbished in 2002 including new wiring loom.
Fuel capacity 76-100  imp. gallons

Mers GPS plotter
auto helm log and echo sounder
VHF radio
Raymarine fishfinder/plotter

Cockpit cover and all over winter cover.

Stainless steel sink
2 ring cooker

Over the past 10 years a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and maintenance has been undertaken.

2002 Complete re-furbishment of both engines, including pistons, rings, rebores, heads and crankshafts machined.
2008 Hull and upper deck stripped down to bare wood and re painted.  Eighteen coats of paint applied, including stopper, primer, undercoat and topcoat. 
2008 All parts of rod steering fully refurbished.
2008 New teak panels fitted to upper deck.
2008 New windows installed in cabin and windscreen.
2008 All window frames and air scoop removed stripped and re chromed.
2008 New cabin hatch installed.
2009 New acrylic/canvas all over winter cover supplied.
2009 Fibreglass diesel tanks removed and steam cleaned
2010 New pilot and passenger seats.
2010 New blue canvas/acrylic cockpit canopy and framework fitted.
2011 New seating constructed in lower deck, plus new cushions.
2011 New heat exchangers fitted to both engines.
2012 New impellors and plates installed on fresh water cooling pumps.
2012 Underside of boat power washed, sanded and anti fouled.
2012 Kitchen area refurbished with new burners and sink, and re-tiled.
2012 All copper fuel lines replaced with compression fittings. (Safety reqs)
2012 Both turbines stripped and re conditioned using full reconditioning kit.
2013 Two new alternators fitted.
2013 Headlining in cabin replaced.
2014 New Jabsco toilet fitted.
2014 All exterior white paint rubbed down and re painted professionaly.
2014 Regular periodic oil and filter changes.



A much loved Huntsman 28 and all ready to go.  For the serious buyer early viewing is recommended.



                     Lying:   South Cambridge Fens                      Price:  £29.500








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