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Fairey Huntress, Dublin, Ireland

US$ 30,956

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Dublin, Ireland
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£ 20,000 Tax Paid (US$ 30,956) 

This well cared for Fairey Huntress looks stunning and is powered by a Perkins 145 HP 6 cyl Diesel, she sleeps two.

The Fairey Huntress was the brainchild of Richard Fairey. Richard was a keen follower of powerboats and would often watch the Miami - Nassau race. He contacted Raymond C. Hunt, designer of Bertrams and many other boats, and asked if he could use his hull drawings. So began the birth of the now classic Fairey Marine Motor Cruisers.

The Huntress claim to fame were in the James Bond movie 'From Russia with Love'. James Bond's boat was a Huntress fitted with a V8 Interceptor petrol engine along with "extra fuel" carried in the oil drums mounted in the cockpit. This oil drum arrangement had been made at the Hamble factory and was tested in Southampton Water to ensure the drums would roll off the transom without a hitch.

The 'chief baddies' boat was driven by former world airspeed record holder Peter Twiss ( 1,132 mph in 1956 in a Fairey Delta 2 aircraft). Also driving one of the boats was former Fairey Marine sales director Charles Currey. Apparently they had a wonderful time on location in Scotland and were well looked after by the film company.
The Fairey Huntress model competed in and won awards in various Cowes - Torquay powerboat races over the years often winning the 'production boat', the 'lowest powered finisher' and the 'fuel economy' awards.

This particular example wasn't raced or rally'd and is free from Bond bullet holes. She as stunning as you would hope from the marque and well worth making a weekend to visit.

Peter Preston is an experienced sailor, Yachtmaster Offshore and transatlantic sailor. Peter is equally at home in racing, cruising and power boats and has been helping clients in many walks of life realise their ambitions for many years. He has built and sold several successful small IT startups and run consulting and media businesses for others. Peter looks after owners and their boats in the West Country and around the world. Peter brings an attention to detail and creativity that will help you find, acquire and maintain the boat you are looking for.

Please contact Peter Preston at +44 (0)1752 876 366

Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)1752 876 366

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