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Fairey Fisherman Comfy Motor Sailor

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8.35m (27'5")


Wood laminate

Underwater profile
Shallow Long with Bilge keel


1 x Diesel 50hp, Perkins 4108 (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Designer Alan Burnard
Builder Fairey Marine
Lying Suffolk
Water capacity 35.0 ltr (7.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Engine Reconditioned


LOA 8.35m (27'5")
LWL 7.62m (25'0")
Beam 2.67m (8'9")
Draft Min 0.69m (2'3")
Draft Max 0.69m (2'3")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1964) with standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail - Slab (2010)
Headsail 2010 - (unknown year)

The Genoa is repaired so is patched but sits well with the aesthetic whilst the main is tan too and looks a treat

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
The pedigree of the Fairy Fisherman is well established and the integrity of their famous cold moulding is reknowned for matching steel and being the design for lifeboat hulls. This particular example has been a labour of love for her owner which is immediately apparent when you step aboard, it has all be done with not only a sympathetic but professional hand and she is ready to go. She has a delightful interior that is spacious and light. Forward a V Berth and in the saloon a generous double , all warmed by a delightful and highly efficient charcoal burner. There is pressurised hot water and a shower. But beneath the boards a solid Perkins 4108 has been fully serviced and prepared. There is so much about this boat that appeals but her atmosphere is lovely, a real comforting boat. She has a generous cockpit that is fitted well and a new cover enclosing it. She is under 10K, and a great adventure awaits at an affordable price. How nice to be able to enjoy your boating at a price that wont break the bank and in apparently great condition. And a head turner, with her tan sails and blue hull, she sailed past the other day and I thought what a delight, she looks right and generally speaking thats means she is right. And she can take the ground with her additional side keels, and that is a huge advantage to the cruising sailor and its not unknown for the canals either! She is a motor sailer of distinction and what ism more she is good to go for the new season.

This Fairey Fisherman Comfy Motor Sailor has been personally photographed and viewed by Philip Berkeley of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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