Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin

89,950 GBP

Nicolle Associates

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A very well presented 1973 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 which has been the subject of an extensive refit.

From the drawing board of Alan V. Burnard, this Fairey Super Swordsman is a real classic aft cockpit motorboat, built on the banks of the River Hamble.

The Fairey Swordsman range was launched in 1964 and the Super Swordsman which utilised the same hull form, was introduced for the 1970s. 

The Fairey Swordsman range, as is common with the remainder of the Fairey Marine vessels, possesses phenomenal seakeeping and handling characteristics. `Xalon' is now some forty-five years of age and has had considerable work carried out. The cosmetic finish externally and internally is of the highest order. She is powered by the larger six cylindered Ford Mermaid 300hp engines fitted in 2003.

'Xalon' has won numerous trophies at the Fairey Owners Club rallies including:

-      Best paint work

-      Best Super Swordsman

-      Concors d'Elegance (best boat at Rally)

Don't miss this great classic motor yacht - Viewing highly recommended.


Refit work carried out:


Regularly serviced and maintained to an exceptionally high standard

New analogue style VDO engine gauges with white facias and chrome bezels
New instrument panel
Below the water line:

All paint removed

Epoxy sheathed

Regularly antifouled

Top sides:

All paint removed

Epoxy sheathed


All varnish work removed

Strip and re varnish
New chine rubbing bands

Teak decking:

New plywood sub deck and 6mm solid teak 

New teak Toe rails
New teak deck to aft coachroof top
New stainless steel boarding ladder and bathing platform with teak inset grate

Superstructure including cabin roof:

All paint removed

Epoxy sheathed


All varnish work removed

Strip and re varnish

All windows replaced

Replaced windscreen


All paint and varnish completely removed

Re painted and re varnished throughout
New curtains

New w.c. for aft cabin


All head linings replaced and re-vinyled

All vinyl removed and replaced with new

New curtains

Three new memory foam mattresses made

Saloon seating area renewed with Navy blue leather

Fridge element and motor replaced

New saloon sink

New corrian worktops in saloon area and both heads

Both heads toilet and sink replaced with new
New shower and screen
New shower waste system

Cockpit seats replaced with new leather seats

Cockpit flooring replaced with teak decking

Interior flooring replaced with teak and holly flooring

New morse controls

New lighting fitted throughout

New navigation lights fitted throughout

New Ritchie compass

New stereo system
New antennas fitted

New stainless steel pullpit and railings

Diesel and water inlets replaced including hosing

Rope and chain replaced on anchor
New Windlass

New canopy, windscreen and tonneau covers in Navy

Eight new batteries

New high capacity bilge pump 

Navigation equipment

The following Navigation equipment was installed in 2015:

10" Garmin 74100xsv multi-function touch screen
Garmin DST 800 NMEA 2000 tri-ducer bronze fitting (speed-depth-temperature)
Garmin 300i VHF/AIS with black box and telephone handset
Garmin GHP core pack with feedback sensor and cables to existing drive
Garmin G2 UK/Ireland Vision chart
NMEA interface control kit
Bronze through hull transducer
Garmin GMR 18 XHD Radar scanner

Safety Equipment

  • 4 lifejackets
  • Life Raft
  • Flares

Additional Information

  • Bill Dunlop Survey from June 2014 available upon request

The Fairey Owners' Club

Although Fairey boats were built in the '50s until the early '80s, it was not until 1986 that the Fairey Owners Club was founded. Their basic idea, which remains the principal objective of the club, is to preserve the marque.
In its present form the Club organises rallies and events throughout the year, at which there is an easy exchange of information. It also has extensive archive information, which is constantly being added to.
Membership is currently more than 200 and is growing steadily. Although a large percentage of members are based on the South Coast of Britain, there are many in other parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland. There are also members as far afield as Holland, Corfu, Norway and the Maldives.

Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This Fairey Super Swordsman is VAT exempt.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This Fairey Super Swordsman is lying in Hayling Island, England.
  • © 2018 Nicolle Associates

Seller information

Nicolle Associates
Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom

General Information

  • Price

    89,950 GBP

  • ID


  • length


  • Year


  • location

    Hayling Island

  • Status


  • Designer

    Alan Burnard

  • New/Used


  • Beam


  • Draft



  • Fuel type


  • Fuel capacity


  • Engine

    2 x Ford Mermaid 300


  • Number of cabins


  • Number of berths


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