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1972 Fairey Swordsman 33

Beaulieu, Hampshire


The Fairey Swordsman 33 is certainly one of the most desirable and collectible classic fast motor yachts ever built. "Slipstream of Beaulieu" is a lovely example of the 33' aft-cabin model. Built in 1972, she went through a major refit in 2010/11, including hull and engine refurbishment, new stainless steel fuel and water tanks and the fitting of, amongst over items, trim tabs, a water-maker, an inverter-charger and generator. She is, in short, in great condition and extremely well equipped.

She is reluctantly for sale as her owner now lives abroad.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £75,000
Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Slipstream of Beaulieu
Make: Fairey
Model: Swordsman 33
Year: 1972
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood


Length: 33 ft / 10.06 m
Length Overall: 33 ft / 10.06 m
Beam: 11'6 ft / 3.51 m
Max Draft: 3 ft / 0.91 m
Min Draft: 3 ft / 0.91 m
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins Sabre
  • Model: M225
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 225hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 400
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Perkins Sabre
  • Model: M225
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 225hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2001
  • Engine Hours: 400
Total Engine Power: 450hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 26 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,000 L
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 L
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Aft Cabin


William Rhys-Jones
Buckler's Hard Yacht Brokers


Buckler's Hard Yacht Brokers
The Agamemnon Boat Yard Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour
Beaulieu, Hampshire, GB, SO42 7XB
Tel:+44 (0)1590 616316


Slipstream of Beaulieu has been owned by the present owners, a family of 5 for 14 years. She was purchased when the acquisition of 3 young boys meant a reluctant switch from sail to power. Ownership was originally undertaken as a 5 year project, but the family became converted. Over the course of 2010/2011 She was the subject of a major Renovation/Refurbishment – key work undertaken was to identify and rectify any structural defects or weaknesses, Both engines, originally fitted in 2001, were stripped out and completely overhauled and the exhausts were enlarged and run out under the hull to reduce both operating temperature and noise, a completely new instrumentation panel was fitted and the engine room was fitted with a remote controlled extinguishing system. The old fibreglass fuel and water tanks were stripped out and replaced with custom made stainless tanks and the electrical system was completely re-wired by a professional marine electrician. Slipstream was also upgraded to support the needs of a growing family going on extended cruises with the addition of a watermaker, a high-power sinewave inverter/charger and battery management system and a small generator, all fitted by a specialist supplier. With a clean hull She is capable of 26 knots and will happily cruise at between 17-22 knots. She is a much-loved boat, well cared for and exceptionally well equipped. Anybody looking for a Fairey Swordsman with the capability to support longer distance cruising, or just creature comforts such as coffee machines that work at anchor, will not find a better equipped Fairey Swordsman. The current owners have been posted overseas for the last 3 years with no prospect of returning shortly – their 3 teenage boys have also evolved into kitesurfers, dinghy instructors etc. So with much regret they can no longer justify having her lying idle. 


Outboard – 4HP Mercury and 6 man liferaft available by separate agreement. The vessel is fitted for davits and the wiring already exists for these to be electrically operated. The davits are not included in the sale.


Raymarine C120 Colour Chart Plotter

Raymarine Radar

Raymarine AIS Transceiver



Studer Extender Inverter/Charger - 2000w sine wave

Studer battery management system

Paguro 3000rpm diesel generator - output - 3.0kVA

Dessalator 60L per hour watermaker



Lofrans electric windlass with controls on deck and at the helm

Deck light, mast light with anchor light

Stainless steel stantions/guard wires, pushpit and pulpit

New cockpit tent cover (fully foldable with integrated spray hood

Teak bathing platform on stern

Bruce anchor with 30m chain


The Company 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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