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Swordsman - 30

This is a fine example of the Swordsman 30. Built in 2004, she doesn’t show her age having been fastidiously maintained. Based on the successful Fairey Spearfish design, this modern version outshines the original.

The Swordsman 30 is a great boat for Coastal cruising and long weekends. She can sleep 4 comfortably and the cockpit is large enough to entertain more.

In addition to a spray hood, she has a full cockpit cover, a tonnaeu cover and an all over winter cover that covers the decks and half way down the topsides. This can be left on when afloat keeping her in pristine condition all year long.

This boat is current owned in a company and she can be sold ex VAT for export outside EU tax zone or with a VAT invoice for a VAT registered company purchase. 

Deck and Cockpit

Stainless steel bow roller

Anchor, chain and line found in anchor locker

Gas bottle stored in anchor locker

Stainless steel pull pit from amidships going forward

6 stainless steel cleats and one further stainless steel cleat on the bow

2 opening hatches from the cabin to the deck

Teak cockpit, bathing platform, side decks and bow area

Two rotatable seats for the helm and navigator are found in the front of the cockpit, along with a large u-shaped seating area in the aft cockpit. There are three padded vinyl cushions for the seating area

There is a teak table and chair with converts the seating area into a large dining area

Ample storage throughout the cockpit


Double bed with two opening hatches to the cockpit with courtesy curtain

Large convertible ‘v-berth’/ dining area

Galley consisting of a two burner gas stove, sink, fridge and storage cupboards to port

To starboard there is a heads with basin and shower

Navigation equipment and electronics

Raymarine Chartplotter

Raymarine Autopilot

Raymarine Speedometer

Raymarine VHF


Navigation lights

Stereo with 4 speakers (2 in cockpit and 2 in saloon)


Single Cummins Diamond straight six 380Hp engine with a jet drive. 

Capable of over 30 knots and achieves approximately 2.5mpg at cruising speeds.

Engine hours are 760 (October 2015)

Owner's comments

She is a joy to handle once one has mastered the differences of water jet propulsion! She will turn in her own length, stop from full power in three lengths and can be maneuvered in any direction including sideways without a bow thruster.

As there is nothing under the hull she is safe to navigate at night in in shore waters and I have never experienced any problems requiring assistance in over 7000 NM over 10 years. She can also happily take the ground and creep into less than 1 metre of water. 

I bought Matchless on the basis that I would keep her for ever and have maintained her with the same intention. In 2013, however, I acquired a Swordsman 40 and whilst I would like to keep both, it is simply not practical as these boats must be used to maintain them in good condition. Since moving to the Kent/Sussex border to farm I have less time for boating and it is therefore time for others to have the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent and beautiful fast launch.

The current mooring at Mercury Marina may be available for transfer and attracts a 20% discount due to the shallow draft.


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..

  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Hamble, UK.
  • © 2016 Nicolle Associates
Category:Motor Boats
Sales status:Delete
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2004
Length:9.14 m/30 ft
Width:3.14 m/10 ft
KW:380.0 hp
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