Being Fairey nuts and voracious devotees of Alan V. Burnard’s design genius (and faultless hull architecture); we are above delighted to be offering this ex-demonstrator Supermarine Spearfish 32 on our listings.
There are some things that are simply right – Pimms and lemonade, bangers and mash, rhubarb and custard… and we do these things very well on our little island. Fairey Marine’s heydays from the late ‘50s with their designs reflecting a bloodline sired in offshore powerboat racing, led to benchmark designs in the Huntsman 31 – the precursor to the glass Spearfish 30. Leaning on a long history of building the beautiful Swordfish 36 (from 1989), the Northshore shipyard is home to Supermarine, and the Spearfish 32 now embodies the timeless elegance of her grown-up sisters.
This is not a run of the mill, production sports-boat. She is lithe, unrepentantly individual and perhaps even a little flamboyant. At her heart is one of the greatest hulls ever to grace a powerboat (unveiled to the world at the 1969 London Boat Show as the Fairey Spearfish 30), but her guts are bang up to date – with a brace of punchy V8 diesels for an athletic 46 knots on tap. Her helm wraps around you, her low screen frames a magnificent forward view, and a carbon and glass dash presents all on-board data to her helm and crew. For ease of handling, she is fitted with a Mercury docking joystick offering “skyhook” position holding, and the three beautifully engineered SHOXS race-bred seats provide a helming position that is close to driving nirvana.
Her cockpit is exquisitely upholstered in contrasting Silvertex, with a neat sink and table – and every fitting just smacks of quality and attention to detail. The radar arch is sculpted – rather than welded. The sole is finished in über-practical smoke-grey Esthec – so any spills can wash straight down the drains. In addition, the engine bay hatch raises smoothly with a dab on a blue LED-lit etched stainless button (with a safety lock – of course…). This is a proper machine.
Below decks, the accommodation is boutique – small, but perfectly formed. Every available cubic inch is exploited, and the execution is first-rate. Turned, anodised black door furniture is reassuringly solid to the touch, with neat installation of a full galley (including an awesome coffee machine), and enough space for relaxing with friends and a glass, or bedding down for a night. Palatial is perhaps not the adjective, but plush and luxurious she certainly is.
Then there are the looks and the drive… Her highly polished exhausts extrude tantalizingly from their mouldings, those three sharp spray rails and chine slice into that spooned bow, and she sits low and mean on her haunches in the water. She looks fast, and she is fast. There are few pure hulls that can deliver effortless performance with epic sea keeping – and the Spearfish surely does.
If you are looking for that subtle mix of the modern, the classic, the truly stylish and the beautifully made – then please do step this way.
We would love to welcome you on-board.
This Spearfish 32 demonstrator has been kept in the showroom at Northshore Shipyard and is in pristine condition (as new). This offers exceptional value at 2021 prices, ready to drive away for this summer’s season.
The Spearfish 32 is an exciting motor yacht with a timeless design, built primarily for its outstanding performance, to power through waves exceptionally well and to maintain high speeds, giving their owners a thrilling, yet comfortable ride. With its proven high performance pedigree hull, this distinctive hull design offers superior sea keeping qualities and is a real pleasure to helm -top speeds of 45 knots can be achieved for a truly exhilarating drive.
Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the Motor Boat Awards 2022 – Sportsboats over 30 ft category.
“… a thoroughly entertaining sports boat with the looks, performance, handling and build quality to embarrass many of its more modern rivals”. Hugo Andreae, Editor of Motor Boat & Yachting, and Chair of the Judging Committee.
“If you’re looking for a fast, fearsomely capable weekender with inboard diesel engines the field is a lot narrower than it used to be. And this truly is a fearsomely capable weekender. Want to fire up the engines in Poole and head to Alderney for lunch? No problem….”
Motorboat & Yachting report – The Perfect Weekender.