Mark Cameron Yachts

Fairey Huntsman 28


Full refit 2008-10. Lovely example ready to go



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFairey Huntsman 28
DesignerRay Hunt / Alan Burnard
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionHot moulded Agba planning hull


Engine2x Volvo Penta D3-190 (2008) 190hp @4,000rpm 5 Cylinder, turbo charged, variable geometry turbo, intercooler, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Engine Hours213
Fuel Capacity600l



The Fairey Huntsman 28 has to be one of the most iconic motorboat designs of the twentieth century and has become synonymous with performance and style. Designed as a motor cruiser she created a loyal following after successfully competing against purpose built racing boats in the golden age of events such as the Cowes – Torquay powerboat race. Alan Burnard took the successful Ray Hunt designed Huntress 23 hull and stretched it adding more freeboard and the instantly recognisable straight sheerline; creating a more elegant hull with subtle yet distinctive tumblehome in the aft quarters. The extra length and depth improved performance while adding additional volume to increase living space below decks.

The Fairey Huntress 28 SHIKARI benefits from having been extensively refitted between 2008 and 2010, taken back to a bare shell she had an extensive list of works completed. Surveyed in the spring of 2023 she is presented for sale with a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:

2x Volvo Penta D3-190, 190hp engines with just 213 recorded running hours (2008)
Stainless steel propeller shafts (2008)
Lasdrop Gen2 shaft seals (2008)
2x 4 blade bronze propellers (2008)
Garmin autopilot system
Garmin GHC10 configurable display showing Depth/Speed and Log info
Garmin GPSmap 5012 plotter
Icom M400BB DSCVHF with Icom CommandMic.
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Wallas SafeFlame diesel fired hob
Electric flush marine toilet
4 person liferaft
2023 Survey available by request

Lying on her berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne with Fairey Huntsman SHIKARI is available for immediate viewing. The owner has a winter storage space booked within a shed locally, the booking can transfer with the boat if required.


Hull Construction:
Hot moulded Agba timber hull
Hardwood internal structural timbers and engine beds
Hull painted internally
Topsides finished in single pack white gloss
Underwater hull finished with re-antifouling, applied spring 2023

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Marine plywood deck
Teak laid deck over plywood subdeck
Marine plywood superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Mahogany trims to finish
Coachroof sides and top finished in single pack gloss paint
Mahogany trims and fittings finished in single pack gloss varnish

Twin rudders


Port Engine:
Volvo Penta D3-190 (2008)
190hp @4,000rpm
5 Cylinder, turbo charged, variable geometry turbo, intercooler, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Volvo EVC control system
Volvo Penta EVC display showing RPM, Temp, Pressure, boost pressure info
Single lever morse control

Starboard Engine:
Volvo Penta D3-190 (2008)
190hp @4,000rpm
5 Cylinder, turbo charged, variable geometry turbo, intercooler, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta hydraulic reversing marine gearbox
Volvo EVC control system
Volvo Penta EVC display showing RPM, Temp, Pressure, boost pressure info
Single lever morse control
Maintenance & Performance:
Engines serviced by Volvo Penta dealer – Spring 2023
Port Engine running hours @ August 2023 – 213hrs
Starboard Engine running hours @ August 2023 – 213hrs
Cruising Speed 20-25kts
Top Speed 35kts

Propulsion & Steering:
2x Volvo Penta hydraulic reversing marine gearboxes
Stainless steel propeller shafts (2008)
Lasdrop Gen2 shaft seals (2008)
2x 4 blade bronze propellers (2008)
Single station hydraulic steering system

Garmin autopilot system
Garmin GMI 10 control head
Hydraulic drive pump


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:
Extension lead to connect to shore power supply
Single 16 amp connection point
RCD protected hard wired system
3 pin sockets, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Port Batteries - 2x 12VDC lead acid
Starboard Batteries – 2x 12VDC lead acid

Single engine driven alternator on each engine

Battery Monitoring:
BEP Matrix DC meter on switch panel

Wynn screen clearer on starboard side of windscreen
12VDC auxiliary charging sockets at switch panel
12VDC USB charging sockets at switch panel


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer taps in galley and heads
Hose connection at pump to provide deck wash.
Hose to connect to outlet
Hot water provide via calorifier heated from engine cooling water or immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump


Twin diesel tanks
Stainless steel construction
Approximate capacity 300ltrs each
Total tank capacity approximately 600ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Stainless steel construction

Holding Tank:
Single holding tank
Approximate capacity 50ltrs
Electric macerator pump to discharge overboard

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue fuel gauges for each tank at helm station


On Deck:
Depth/Speed/Log – Garmin GHC10 configurable display
Plotter – Garmin GPSmap 5012

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Icom M400BB ‘black box’ DSCVHF with Icom CommandMic.


Galley Stove – Wallas SafeFlame diesel fired hob, two plate inset to worktop
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap

Toilet – Electric flush marine toilet
Stainless steel wash hand basin
Mixer tap

Pioneer Radio/CD/MP3 head unit
Speakers in cabin

Overhead and bulkhead mounted lighting throughout interior
Low level red courtesy lighting
Engine space lighting


Summary of Accommodation:
Single open plan cabin
Twin V-berth forward
Saloon converting to occasional double
Linear galley

Accommodation Finish:
Hardwood veneered plywood joinery work with hardwood trims
Wood surfaces finished in varnish or matt white paint
Laminate finish to galley and heads surfaces
Hull sides lined with vinyl where visible
Vinyl headlining
Fitted carpet to finish cabin sole

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Open plan from companionway forward
Twin V-berth forward with stainless steel hawse pipe running through berth centrally
Access beneath bunk to chain locker and general storage space
Linear galley to port with inset stainless steel sink forward and galley hob aft.
Selection of storage lockers beneath galley worktop
U-shaped saloon settee to starboard side with adjustable height table.
Table dropping down to convert settee into occasional double berth
Shelve outboard of settee with storage in space beneath settee

Self-contained compartment to port side of companionway
Inboard facing electric flush marine toilet located forward
Pull out sink unit outboard with stainless steel wash hand basin


Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Fortress alloy anchor on chain rode
Anchor Windlass – SL Hyspeed manual windlass
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps - Selection

Canvas Work:
Sprayhood - fitting over fixed windscreen.
Tonneau Cockpit Cover – covering cockpit aft of sprayhood
Winter Cover – Full boat cover fitting down to toerail (2023)

Single stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel sculpted pulpit rail
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardrails
Chromed bronze fairleads forward and aft
Chromed bronze samson post on foredeck
Chromed bronze cleats midships and aft
Hardwood grabrails running along outboard edges of coachroof
Fixed windscreen with polished stainless steel framework
Bench seat across aft end of cockpit
Open cockpit running forward to engine box spanning full width of cockpit
Cockpit sole lifting to provide full access to bilge space and systems
Engine box tops hinged to lift up to port and starboard
Helm station to port side with adjustable helmsmans seat
Navigators seat to starboard.
Transom mounted boarding ladder with hardwood treads


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Running lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago 6 person valise (2023)
Horseshoe buoy

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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