Fairey Swordsman


Price
UK £180,000 Finance
Currency
Length
40' 0" - 12.20m
Vessel Location
Hamble E19
Launch Year
2003
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

Developed from the Fairey Marine and James Bond stable, this Swordsman 40 is ideal for taking some overdue holiday. She is presented in excellent condition and is powered by twin Cummins six-cylinder 450hp turbo diesel marine engines. The Swordsman 40 uses the GRP Fairey 'Dagger' hull design which was originally a military boat also used by customs and police. The seakeeping shape of the immensely strong hull is highly respected for boats of this size giving very comfortable passage making. Her aft cabin superstructure designed by Alan Burnard the renowned Fairey Marine naval architect gives this Swordsman 40 pleasing classical lines. She sleeps six in a large aft ensuite double, a convertible U-shaped saloon, and a forward V berth with an additional day head. Navigation equipment by Raymarine includes radar/chart plotter, GPS, autopilot,  depth, log, and Icom DSC VHF. The deck of this Swordsman 40 is complemented by a stainless steel and teak bathing platform with ladder. Anchor equipment includes a Lofrans deluxe electric windlass. She has canvas work for all seasons which includes a sprayhood, full cockpit tent, and a tonneau cover.  Complete with Backpack dinghy, oars and Yard Trailer. This Swordsman 40 has been well maintained by her experienced owner including an engine out / engine room refit (2018/19), new helm, nav. And cockpit cushions (2014) new Aft cabin mattress (2015, hardly used), new cockpit table (2014). She benefits from being stored inside over winter and was last varnished in 2020. New batteries and Victron "Blue Smart" chargers with Bluetooth monitoring App.  (April 2022).

Owners' Comments Maverick has been a fabulous boat to own over the past 10 years. A very sociable boat, the large cockpit is perfect for entertaining seating 6 very comfortably, 8 at a push. Comfortable for 4 to cruise on for a couple of weeks, each couple with their own double cabin, heads, and shower.

She cruises at 24 to 25 knots with the engines sitting at a very comfortable 1900 rpm which enables you to cover large distances very quickly and economically. In our experience, she uses just 75 lph at cruising speed, exceptional for a 40-footer.

I have to mention her sea keeping. I've not owned a boat like her before. The exceptionally strong construction, deep V hull and flare in the bow combine to give a ride that's comfortable and confidence inspiring. It's not uncommon to go out in 20 knots of wind, cruise at 24 knots and come in afterwards with completely dry teak decks. Quite remarkable.

She's a modern classic. All the looks of the 60's combined with the practicalities and reliability of modern build and construction. She is admired wherever she goes and never fails to turn heads. Brokers' Comments

In 2002 I was the first purchaser of a GRP Swordsman and have since sold many of these boats; Our brokerage and maintenance business has also supported many owners of these boats over the last 20 years from our Hamble Point Marina base (original home of Fairey Marine) which means that we have extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of these craft and are able to help buyers and owners in every respect.  

The Fairey "Dagger" hull provides excellent sea keeping as recognised by this Swordsman 40's RCD Category B Offshore certification - A boat given category B is considered to be designed to operate in winds up to force 8 (Beaufort scale) and the associated wave heights (significant wave heights up to and including 4m).

This Swordsman 40 is UK VAT paid (2011) with all original documentation for secure transfer of Title. Of all the Swordsman variants this is by far the best option with the benefit of a large cockpit for entertaining and is the most economical to maintain and operate of the Swordsman 40 motor yachts.  

She benefits from a custom yard cradle.


Price
UK £180,000    Finance   
Boat Reference
8313626
Launch Year
2003
Length
40' 0" - 12.20m
Beam
3.54m
Draft
1.22m
Displacement
6681 kilogram
Vessel Location
Hamble E19
Region
United Kingdom
Designer
Alan Burnard
Builder
Bridgend Boat Co.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Engine
Six-cylinder turbo diesel 2003 Inboard Bronze
Engine Make
Cummins
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
900.0 Total HP
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel
1050 liter
Water
270 liter
Berths
4

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Nicolle Associates
Telephone
Fax
+44 (0)23 8005 1250
Address
Saltmakers House
Hamble Point Marina
City / Suburb
Hamble
State
SOUTHAMPTON
Country
England


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