Mark Cameron Yachts

Rustler 31


Lots of upgrading in recent years.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelRustler 31
DesignerKim Holman
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineYanmar 3YM30 marine diesel engine, installed new in 2008 29hp @ 3,600ROM 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity70l


Drinking Water Capacity180l


Designed by Kim Holman in the mid 1960's the Rustler 31 was a development of his earlier and very successful Twister 28. Over the decades the design has built a reputation as a fast and safe offshore passage maker with examples scattered all over the globe.
FREJA has been with her current owners since 2005 and has enjoyed an extensive program of upgrading modernisation while safely carrying her crew many thousands of miles, including visits to France and Holland. During the current ownership she has been stored ashore each winter and under cover for the last 3 winters. Her inventory highlights include:

Yanmar 3YM30 marine diesel engine, installed new in 2008

Portholes and portlights all replaced in 2012
Forward deck hatch replaced in 2014
Raymarine navigation instrumentation
Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot fitted 2014
Standard Horizon chart plotter
Furuno GPS
AIS Reciever
Standard Horizon DSCVHF
Plannar diesel fired, blown air heating system
All new upholstery in 2013
Harken primary winches fitted new in 2012

Having enjoyed a summer cruising the coast and islands of Scotland FREJA is now reluctantly offered for sale. A very nicely presented modern classic she is available for immediate viewing, wintering ashore.

We bought a Rustler because we wanted a good-looking, strong, well-built boat which would take us further afield than our local sailing area in Suffolk. In the past 16 years Freja has taken us across the Channel and North Sea to France and Holland, the South Coast, Isles of Scilly, Ireland and now the West Coast of Scotland. We usually sail short-handed with just the two of us onboard for a month at a time, but four adults can sleep comfortably on her.
Freja is a great sea boat. She points and sails beautifully into the wind and her long keel gives you a great sense of security and a kindly action in a big sea. We’ve been through some big weather in her, particularly during a relentlessly stormy month on the West Coast of Ireland and always felt that she was up to the task.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Full length encapsulated ballast keel
Heavy weight hand consolidated monolythic hull laminate.
GRP formed internal stiffening members
Plywood bulkheads glassed to hull
Underwater hull epoxy treated at Baltic Wharf, Totnes in 1992.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Heavy weight hand consolidated laminate.
Painted non-slip panels to finish decks and cockpit.
Portholes and portlights all replaced in 2012
Forward deck hatch replaced in 2014
Keel & Rudder:
Full length encapsulated ballast keel
Full depth transom hung rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 3YM30 marine diesel engine, installed new in 2008
29hp @ 3,600ROM
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced 2020
Cruising speed under engine 5kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Volvo Penta type dripless shaft seal
3 blade, bronze fixed prop (2008)
Hardwood tiller steering
Transom hung rudder
Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot (2014)


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid.
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah, lead acid
Single engine driven alternator, 12VDC, 60A.
C-Tek S250SE charge controller and monitor (2014)
Wind Generator:
Rutland 914i wind generator (2014)
Marlec HRDi charge regulator
Battery Monitor:
Merlin SmartGuage
Boat fully re-wired in 2014
Mast re-wired in 2019


Fresh Water:

Manually pumped cold water only system
Manually pumped tap at galley sink
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump x2
Gas System:
Self-draining gas locker in cockpit to hold two Camping Gaz 907 bottles



Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 70ltr / 16gal
Fresh Water:
Three stainless steel fresh water tanks.
Approximate total capacity 180ltr/40gal


On Deck:

Depth/Log – Raymarine ST60 Tri-data display
Wind – Raymarein ST60
Plotter – Standard Horizon CP108i
Magnetic Compass
Below Decks:
GPS – Furuno
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon GX1500E. ATIS enabled for continental waterways. (2008)
AIS – NASA AIS Receiver, networked to plotter
Navtex – Easy Navtex



Galley Stove – Skipper, gas cooker, gimbal mounted, two burner and grill
Extractor fan above galley stove
Stainless steel sink
Manually pumped fresh water faucet
Lavac manual marine toilet with Henderson pump
Blakes seacocks for inlet and outlet, replaced 2014
Heating & Ventilation:
Plannar diesel fired, blown air heating system.
Outlet in forward cabin, heads and saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller
Overhead lighting throughout interior
CD/Radio head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

Forward cabin with two berths
Saloon providing two berths and pilot berth
Nav station
Accommodation Finish:
Traditional timber built interior
Plywood bulkheads finished in white paint
Furniture joinery or hardwood veneered plywood with solid timber trims
New upholstery, in stain resistant blue material fitted 2013
Foam backed vinyl lining hull in forward cabin
Foam back vinyl to finish head lining.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in V-berth layout, infill section to create double berth
Storage drawers and lockers provided beneath aft end of bunks
Large opening deck hatch
Access to chain locker forward
Heads compartment to port aft of forward cabin.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet located outboard.
Vanity lockers outboard of heads.
Selection of hanging and storage lockers opposite
Bench settees to port and starboard sides.
Both settees converting to bunks with lee cloths
Fold down saloon table mounted on bulkhead, with folding leaf
Pilot berth outboard of port settee
Storage lockers provided outboard of settee backs
Shelves and lockers outboard of starboard bunk
Located to port of companionway.
Gimbal mounted galley stove outboard forward
Storage locker beneath stove
Section of worktop aft with inset stainless steel sink.
Lockers aft of worktop.
Crockery and general storage lockers outboard of galley stove.
Nav Station:
To starboard of companionway.
Aft facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat
Chart storage with table.
Instrumentation above table aft and storage below.



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced fully in 2005
Rotostay roller reefing system on forestay
Slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle kicker
Lewmar mainsheet traveller
Schaefer Marine genoa cars
Primary Winches – 2x Harken 40.2, two speed, self-tailing (2012)
Secondary Winches – 2x Bronze single speed winches
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 3x Lewmar 8, single speed.
Mast Mounted Reefing Winch – 1x
Mainsail – White Dacron, slab reefing, 3 reefs. Westway Sails (2005)
Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing. Westway Sails (2005)
White sails laundered and inspected by sail maker annually
Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover
Sprayhood – Bespoke build on stainless steel frame with grab rail protruding aft of cover. (2012)
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR 35lb anchor on 45m chain rode
2nd Anchor – CQR anchor
Kedge Anchor
Manual Windlass – Anchorman manual windlass
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection including fender ladder
Lagun fully adjustable cockpit table

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:
Masthead tri-colour
Mast mounted steaming light
Deck flood light
Low level navigation lights
Plug-in anchor light
Life saving:
Horseshoe Lifebuoy
Radar Reflector
Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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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