Thursday, 25 March 2010

Rough Waters at Fairey Owners Club

If you have come here looking for information about the goings on at the FOC please have a look at

http://faireyowners.blogspot.com/


All is revealed there.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Restoration Questions

If you are restoring a Fairey or need assistance in answering a question about you boat we will raise the topic here for discussion. Simply send an email, anonymous or by registering and we will endeavour to find an answer for you.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Fairey Marine. A Brief History

Soon after the Second World War Fairey Marine was formed by Sir Charles Richard Fairey and Fairey Aviation's Managing Director Mr Chichester-Smith. It wasn't until the 1960's that they launched their first powerboat which was to become the Fairey Huntress so named in recognition of the hull design from Ray Hunt of America. This boat was a resounding success and so later boats were developed offering greater accommodation and power as the years progressed.

The range of boats includes

Fairey Huntress 23
Fairey Huntsman 28
Fairey Huntsman 31
Fairey Swordsman 33
Fairey Spearfish 30
Fairey Fantome 32
Fairey Super Swordsman 33

Several specials and extended versions were also built.

Fairey boats saw considerable success in racing which fuelled the desire for what was to become the archetypal thoroughbred of the sea. Alan Burnard, the gifted designer and Naval Architect responsible for the design of the range would never have imagined that such a large percentage of his boats would still be in existence today and cherished as they undoubtedly are.

The list if celebrity and Royal owners is like reading a copy of Who's Who and in most cases their boats are still being enjoyed to this day.

The Fairey Enthusiasts Club is here to foster communication and comment to assist those who are interested in Fairey Marine and its products from yesteryear.

Monday, 30 November 2009

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