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Fairey Spearfish 30ft – 2 Berth Sports Cruiser - Ref 176 - picture 1
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Fairey Spearfish 30ft – 2 Berth Sports Cruiser - Ref 176


Year: 1973 approx
Hull No: 15
LOA: 30’ (9.1m)
Beam: 9’ 6” (2.97m)
Draft: 2’ 10” (0.87m)
Displacement: 4.5 tons
Hull & deck: GRP

Model: Twin Diesel two Berth Sports Cruiser

Builder: Fairey Marine, Hamble, Hants.

Construction
Glass reinforced plastic Hull & Deck (GRP) with internal & cockpit wood trim giving a blend of wood to this classic Fairey design. 
As original GRP with few blemishes and no paint applied.

Machinery
Twin 145HP Perkins marine Diesels, with Borg Warner 1:1 gearboxes.
Two shafts driving three bladed propellers.
Twin Stainless steel fuel tanks, fitted new recently.
New Batteries

Electrics
Four 24 volt Batteries with isolator switches. The ships switching panel is inside the cabin door.

Each engine is separately wired and has a cross over battery link for combined starting on the panel.

Bilge pumps:
1 auto electric bilge pump 1.1/2” diameter
1 Electric bilge pump ½” diameter
1 hand pump 1.1/2” diameter

Helm
The dashboard is laid out in Fairey style, with easy view of each engine guage, with the Morse throttle controls in the natural position of the right hand.

Rev. counters + hour meters, oil pressure, engine water temperature, voltmeter.      
Navigational aids are positioned within the console.

Rod & Bevel box Steering system, removed, checked over, re-installed with new grease etc. this year.

Navigation Equipment
Steering compass
Seafarer Echo sounder
Radar

Galley  
Stainless steel sink. Two burner gas cooker

The heads
Separate compartment . Marine Sea toilet

Accommodation

The cabin is entered from the cockpit to starboard and down two steps. From forward are two single berths in a U-shaped configuration with a possible dining table in between and stowage under. The table can be lowered to form a comfortable double berth with the appropriate infill cushion. Padded backrests outboard support varnished teak fronted cave lockers. 

The upholstery is new marine Blue material.

The main cabin roof has a ventilation hatch. The interior is light and has an airy feel with the full-length windows.

The heads compartment has a door on the port side. The manual sea toilet is mounted on a plinth within the compartment, with shelf behind, toilet seacocks are under the plinth.

Panels on the wall may be removed to expose all the wiring for access/servicing, behind the consule.  This compartment is as original, full standing room and maybe used as a shower if appropriate fittings added.

The electrical panel is just inside the cabin entrance easily accessible from the helm position. Breaker switches are supplied for all the lighting and other auxiliary services.

The cockpit/helm has excellent visibility through the classic trademark Fairey curved screen. A raised step is supplied for the helmsman and she has two dark blue cover cloth upholstered seats, a single for the helm and double alongside.

The cockpit is covered with new teak form decking.

The engines are easily accessible from the central lifting hatches, while the two fuel tanks aft are also fully exposed beneath similar hatches. Some storage is available each side of the engines.

An original Tonneau cover is available for covering the screen and whole cockpit for mooring.

The usual array of deck cleats, flag staff, fenders, warps & lines are included as aboard.

Deck Equipment
Stainless steel bow rail
Stainless steel stern rail
Stainless steel screen hand rail
Stainless steel cabin top rails
Tonneau cover original
Usual complement of fenders and warps/lines

Original covers, undamaged but need replacing.

Remarks
This Spearfish hour meter(s) dictate only 300 hours engine running since launched in early 1970's. The GRP hull and deck have no damage or blemishes to speak off, they are not painted either. The original window frames, with glass panels, are showing almost no corrosion as is the screen alloy. The Perspex is usable, but could be replaced, as after 43 years has faded.

She was originally sold to the 'Kingdom of Muscat', returning soon after and has spent the rest of her life ashore under cover. Which explains her lack of Seatime afloat.

This is a remarkable opportunity to purchase an original Spearfish, hull No 15 in amazing condition for her age.

The Perkins engines, run sweetly, the current owner has had them refurbished out of the boat, with mostly the seawater coolers etc etc only needing attention.

New cabin upholstery has been made.

The current owner has unfortunately been unable finish the project or enjoy using her, owing to family commitments, so she is sadly placed on the market.

She does have an optional trailer, suited for a lorry unit as can be seen.  This should be checked over by a professional before use, owing to the time spent idle.

                                         

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