In the early 1960’s Fairey Marine Ltd. commissioned naval architect Alan V Burnard to design a rugged motor-sailer for the company to be built to their successful cold-moulded construction methods. The Fairy Fisherman design as it was know was first launched at the 1962 International Boat Show and incorporated both MFV and lifeboat influences. The Fisherman was a great success and the company went on to build many of these vessels throughout the 60s. The company was principally established by Sir Charles Fairey in the late 1940’s and quickly established a reputation for a wide variety of craft by well known naval architects. Today the company are probably most well remembered for their range of express cruisers built in the 1960’s as featured in a number of James Bond films at the time. The Fairey Owners Club was formed in 1986 and helps ensure the survival of these interesting boats for future generations.
‘Lone Goose’ was built for C P Hamilton-Adams MIMI of Warwickshire. A member of the Naval Sailing Association Hamilton-Adams stationed the vessel at Bucklers Hard on the Beaulieu River in Hampshire.
Cold moulded Agba hull with marine ply decks and superstructure. Long iron ballast keel about 1150lbs. Raked stem, rounded stern, full rounded bilges with twin bilge keels. Outboard rudder with gear and rod linkage wheel steering.
Traditionally fitted 1960’s style open-plan accommodation with 8ft. 6ins x 8ft. 6ins. main saloon with dinette to port converting to a double berth with storage below, book shelves and galley area with two burner gas cooker with grill, sink unit, 240 volt fridge, pantry and crockery lockers. Two large single berths foreward with hanging lockers.
Heads compartment with marine wc and washbasin with pressurised fresh water tap. Self-draining wheelshelter with roll-up side and rear curtains.
40hp Perkins 4107 four cylinder diesel engine. 100 litre fuel tank. Three blade, shaft driven propeller. Two 110ah batteries. Catalytic heating system. 240 volt shore-power.
Deck-stepped aluminium main mast with in mast furling tan mainsail, roller furling tan genoa.
Inventory includes engine spares and manuals, two butane gas bottles, life ring, boat hook, Garmin GPS, Compass, two life jackets, Simpson Lawrence manual windlass, 25lb CQR anchor, 100ft. 5/16th chain, 15lb Bruce anchor, stainless steel stanchions and pulpit, fenders, various warps, manual and electric bilge pumps.
The Fairey Fisherman has a deservedly good reputation as a good volume, capable shoal-draught motor-sailer, ideal for exploring rivers, creeks and estuaries with coastal passages in reasonable weather. Offered at a realistic guide price to take in to account some cosmetic / fitting out work required. Last surveyed July 2009. Boat safety Certificate to September 2013.
Lying: Afloat Southern Broads
Viewing: Through the agents: CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE. Tel: 01905-356482 / 07949-095075