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Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin 1977 - Sold



Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin 1977

Designer Alan Burnard
Builder Fairey Marine Hamble Hull No 57
Date 1977
Length overall 33 ft 2 in / 10.1 m
Length deck 33 ft 2 in / 10.1 m
Length waterline 29 ft 10 in / 9.1 m
Beam 11 ft 6 in / 3.5 m
Draft 2 ft 11 in / 0.9 m
Displacement 6.5 Tonnes
Construction Hot moulded Agba veneers
Engine 2 x 210 HP Ford Sabre 6 cyl turbo diesel
Location United Kingdom
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



FURIOUS was the very last Super Swordsman built by Fairey Marine and is a fine example of the marquee. She has benefitted from careful and knowledgeable ownerships unlike some of her sisters – and with her current owner wintering ashore and inside. A concourse winner, she has been sympathetically updated where necessary and is well equipped with modern navigation aids.

What separates these boats from everything else is their unique style, sea keeping ability and sheer presence. There is very little today that in our opinion remotely compares.



Fairey Marine built nearly 60 Swordsman boats between 1964 and 1974. They were a development of the Huntsman 31 express cruiser but with greater emphasis on accommodation and less on engine space. The Super Swordsman benefits from the raised aft cabin with full headroom and its additional en suite head compartment


The name

Formerly FURIOUS; the current name SALTWATER LADY is to be retained by her current owner and the boat is to be sold therefore without this name, which will be erased from the boat’s transom before completion.



- 9 x 1/8th inch Agba mahogany veneers glued, compressed and baked together by hot moulding
- Epoxied marine ply superstructure
- Teak decks over marine ply
- Varnished teak toe rail
- Teak laid over aft cabin coach roof


Deck layout equipment and ground tackle

From Aft
- Wide side and aft decks laid to teak giving superb grip; wet or dry
- Aft deck; stainless steel fairleads, rubbing strakes each side and swimming ladder over stern
- Fender lockers port and stbd
- Aft cabin with teak capped roof and stainless steel handrail surround ideal for sunbathing
- Engine compartment
- New high quality Bailey Marine stainless steel fuel and water fillers

Open cockpit
- High visibility through deeply curving windscreen
- Helm position to port with pedestal helmsman’s seat
- Comprehensive engine instrument panel with extensive navigation aids neatly surrounding
- Additional pedestal seat for crew with integral footrest, bench seating each side aft
- Halogen cockpit lights in coamings
- L shaped seat lockers in aft corners of cockpit; the starboard locker housing the gas bottles
- Coamings to sides and cleats each side fwd of mid deck
- Full covers over spacious cockpit area when closed. Also designed to provide Bimini top
- Twin teak louvred doors and three steps companionway down to the main saloon cabin
- Trunk cabin with teak pennant mast, handrails each side and Perspex fore hatch
- Boathook on chocks
- Extensive foredeck
- Electric anchor winch
- Stainless steel fairleads each side and mooring cleat
- New Delta anchor and self launching system 2014
- Stainless steel pulpit rail


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Access forward from cockpit bridge
- Full standing headroom throughout and windows to sides for good natural light
- Teak and white décor, carpeted sole
- Blue soft furnishings piped in white contrast with good light
- 2 x Large lockers set into aft bulkhead to port; one housing the electrics panel
- L shaped settee berth fwd to port
- Drawers under and folding teak table
- Full length cave locker above and under the side deck
- Fridge with drinks locker over

Galley opposite to starboard
- Dometic 2 burner gas cooker, oven and grill new and unused
- Stainless steel sink with H&C mixer tap and a top loading locker for cooking utensils and food
- Teak louvred doors access lockers for food, cleaning materials, a cutlery drawer and rubbish disposal - Crockery and sundries racks outboard under side deck behind sliding Perspex panels

Day head compartment forward to stbd
- Electric WC 2013
- Modern basin and mixer tap / shower head
- H&C water - Large mirror over
- Cave locker for toiletries
- Grille shower sole
- Opening window and night light
- Hanging locker and bookshelf opposite to port
- Curtained centre line doorway to fore cabin
- Windows to sides and forward for natural light
- 2 x Large single Vee berths with stowage drawers under
- Full length shelves outboard
- Access hatch to the forepeak locker set into forward bulkhead
- Reading lights mounted on aft bulkhead
- Aft through saloon and cockpit to teak louvred door lifting a hatch and four steps down

Aft cabin with windows to sides and aft giving good natural light and full standing headroom
- Double berth with drawers under to stbd
- Teak dressing table with lift up mirror and drawers across aft bulkhead
- Hanging locker in port aft comer
- Reading lights on the forward bulkhead

En suite head and shower compartment in port forward corner
- Electric WC 2013
- Modern basin and table converts to shower head, H&C water


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Engine compartment with sound proofing to hatches and bulkheads
- Engines very accessible for daily level checks and major servicing
- 2 x 210 HP Ford Sabre 5.95 litre 6 cyl turbo diesels serviced 2017
- Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearboxes 1.5/1.0 reduction
- Starboard turbo fully rebuilt 2015
- Cruising speed 18 knots, top speed 25 knots
- 2 x Batteries; 2 in each battery box located between the engines
- Battery charger
- Electric panel / fuse board for 24 V system new 2013
- Shore Power; 4 x power points throughout
- Pressurised water system from calorifier
- Eberspacher heating outlets in all cabins
- Stainless steel pannier fuel tanks sheathed in GRP outboard
- 200 gallon fuel capacity
- Stainless steel fresh water tank


Navigation communications and electronics

- Raytheon radar
- Raymarine chart plotter
- Furuno professional GPS
- Raymarine autopilot
- Steering compass
- B&G speed and depth
- Icom VHF radio
- Radio / CD player
- Speakers throughout accommodation
- Deck speakers



- New flares 2015
- 4 man Life raft - serviced and certified 2015
- 3 Fire extinguishers
- Gas bottle in s steel drained housing



- Both heads compartments have been refitted (2013) with high quality equipment
- Engines serviced annually by Triton Marine


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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