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Fairey - Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin Classic Sports Cruiser

Price reduced December 2012

This 1972 Fairey Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin Classic Sports Cruiser (hull No. 42) has the benefit of a major refit and upgrade in 2005 with completely new saloon layout and joinery, galley and navigation equipment, repaint/varnish, new galley with corian worktop, dimmable halogen lighting and canvas.

New windows and windscreen between 2002 and 2004.

New cockpit seating 2009.

New carpet 2011.

2 x Ford Sabre turbo deisel 275 hp 5.95L 6 cylinder engines fitted new in 1988 and refurbished in 2004..

Superbly fitted out providing 5 berths in 2 cabins and saloon. (ensuite Double master aft and twin guest forward convertible to double with second / day head/shower)

AIS Radar, GPS, depth sounder, VHF radio, log/speed, compass, electric anchor windlass, shore power.

Engines fully overhauled and serviced in September 2010, this Fairey Super Swordsman is ready to go for the 2015 season.


Beam: 11ft 5ins
Displacement: 6.75 T


2 x 275Hp Ford Sabre 5.95Litre 6 Cylinder turbo diesel engines (1988) refurbished 2004

Cruising Speed approx. 19 knots
Max Speed: approx. 26 knots


Hull is of 9x1/8th" Agba Mahogany Laminates.

Marine Ply superstructure (epoxy sheathed in 2005).

Teak Deck.

Teak aft cabin exterior roof.


  • Fabric upholstery (2005)
  • Curtains (2005)
  • Carpet (2010)
  • Folding mahogany saloon table
  • Eberspacher diesel powered Central Heating
  • 2 x separate heads compartments
  • 2 x shower
  • SMEV 2 burner gas cooker with oven and grill (2005)
  • SHARP Dual oven / Grill (2005)
  • Galley sink in Corian worktop (2005)
  • Isotherm Refrigerator (2005)
  • Hot and cold pressurised water system with diesel fired immersion heater
  • New headlining to saloon (2005)
  • Halogen lighting (2005) on Dimmers (2010)

Mechanical Systems

  • Whitlock rod and gear steering
  • Morse single lever gear/throttle controls

Deck equipment

  • 30lb Dabforth anchor with chain
  • Simpson and Lawrence Horizon 900 Anchor windlass
  • Stainless Steel Pushpit/pulpit
  • Stainless Steel Stanchions with guard wires
  • Teak deck
  • Boarding ladder with teak tread
  • Cockpit cushions (2009)
  • Spray hood (2005)
  • Tonneau Cover (2005)
  • Boat hook
  • 6 x Fenders
  • Warps

Electronic equipment & instruments

  • Raymarine C120 colour plotter / radar (2005)
  • Raymarine AIS radar (2005)
  • Raymarine GPS (2005)
  • Raymarine autopilot (possible faulty) (2005)
  • Garmin second GPS (2005)
  • Log/speed/depth (2005)
  • Plath high speed steering compass
  • SYLVA S15 VHF radio (2005)
  • Navigation lights

Electrical system

  • 24v domestic electrics
  • 4 x 12v batteries (2010)
  • Battery charger
  • Shore power
  • Inverter

Safety equipment

  • 6 man Beaufort liferaft
  • GAS Auto engine room fire extinguisher (2005)
  • 2 x handheld fire extinguishers (2005)
  • 3 Automatic Bilge pumps
  • 3 Manual Bilge pumps


In the 1960s the most sought after power boat was undoubtedly the Fairey boat. From Sir Max Aitkin, Tommy Sopwith, Deborah Kerr, and Billy Cotton all owned at least one. Also, Sean Connery as James Bond had an attachment to Fairey boats in "From Russia With Love".

Fairey boats combine comfort with spacious accommodation; a renowned seaworthiness with handling qualities second to none; and performance, courtesy of the deep vee planing hull, such that the cruiser class of numerous Cowes-Torquay and London-Monte Carlo races were successfully campaigned by Fairey boats.

Additional Information

"The Fairey Swardsman 33 has earned a reputation as being a superb sea boat, having spacious accommodation and possessing a fine performance.

In the middle of the production Faireys introduced an upgraded version called the Super Swordsman.

"Equinox of plymouth" has all these attributes, however it is the interior finish fo this craft which sets her apart, it is quite simply superb with the new 2005 layout.

Her exterior finish is also quite exceptional.

I have no hesitation in recommending her."

Viewing arrangements

All viewing enquiries via central listing agent. "Equinox of Plymouth" is available for viewing in Plymouth.


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.

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Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Classic Sailing Boats
Model:Super Swordsman 33 Aft Cabin Classic Sports Cruiser
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1972
Sales status:available
LOA:10.06 m/33 ft
Length:10.06 m/33 ft
KW:275.0 hp
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