Year: 1973 Hull No 9
LOA: 32’ 2” (9.75)
Beam: 9’ 9” (2.97)
Draft: 2’ 10” (0.87m)
Displacement: 11.200 lb 5.100kg
Hull & Deck: GRP
Model: Aft cabin twin diesel sports cruiser
Builder: Fairey Marine, Hamble, Hants.
Glass reinforced plastic hull and deck ( GRP ) with internal & cockpit wood trim giving a pleasing blend of varnished wood to this classic Fairey design.
Twin Perkins Sabre 225HP six cylinder diesel engines fitted with Borg Warner 72C gearboxes. This pair of engines replaced the original Fords and are recent, being the Sabre-Perkins product.
Stern Gear serviced, Propellers pitched & balanced by Hamble Propellers Ltd
To complete the installation, Morse Single lever controls are fitted
to the dashboard with standard Sabre Perkins instrument panel, chrome dials and a
protective Fairey all- weather cover.
Diesel fuel tanks are approx. 100 imp. Gallons total.
Fire Extinguishers : Engine bay fully fitted system, Galley and Saloon hand held.
Bilge pumps: 1 engine bay electric, 1 aft cabin auto/manual electric and whale gusher 1.25” hand pump Stb. foot locker.
24 Volt system, with quality light fittings.
Four 120 Amp hour batteries
Master isolating switches and ability to cross-link
Breaker switches and distribution panel in main saloon
Electric bilge(s) as above
Full cabin lighting
Hot and cold pressure system in galley and heads from a 30 imp gallon storage tank, heated from an engine clarifier.
The steering gives a sensitive feel when underway, a famous feature of the Fairey range.
The dashboard is laid out in Fairey style, to clearly indicate the Port & Starboard engine meters comprising: - rev counters + hour meters, oil pressure, voltmeter, turbo pressure and engine temperature. A removable Fairey all weather cover, over these instruments.
Sabre Engine panel, oil, temp, RPM , boost gauges with chrome bezels.
GPS Chart Plotter
Bilge pump control
Galley : Alcohol twin ring stove. Original wooden top folds over, when not in use. Refridgerator
Galley single bowl stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressurised mixer tap. Cup & plate rack above sink.
The glasses rack is a feature of the Fantome incorporated into the s/s handrail post, which divides up the galley from the saloon.
The heads:- Sea Toilet. Mirror and light. Shower & hand sink with hot & cold pressurised water.
Fore cabin:- Access is via varnished bi-lourved folding doors. To the floor of the saloon, giving a surprising spacious facility for the size of boat, suitable for dinning around the table.
The galley is to port with hot & cold pressurised sink, cooker, with various cupboards and storage lockers, divided from the saloon by the glasses rack.
The marine sea toilet heads are to starboard with hot & cold pressurised sink/ showerhead, vanity mirror and lighting.
Twin spacious berths (infill cushion makes a double) are upholstered in a Tan/peach alcantara material, with storage behind the head rest. Ample storage is available under the berths or in the vast cave locker under the foredeck.
Ebersbacher Cabin Heater
Head Lining replaced 2015 season and cabin cushions
Aft Cabin:- Two berths 6'6” with aft vanity unit and shelves. Access to the stern seals and raw water inlet filters are under the steps.
Helmsman's and navigation seats together with passenger seating behind. Toneau, sprayhood covers, Dodger has zipped rear section
Fenders and usual warps & lines. Electric anchor winch with duel controls, anchor with chain.
Built by Fairey in 1973 as number 9 of approximately 9 Fantomes built especially for Prince Albert of Belgium. The Fantome is one of the Fairey GRP production cruisers, with a very futuristic design for their day, which like the other Fairey designs has stood the test of time to become the classic of classic cruisers.
She had a steady refurbishment with the last two owners. The Sabre-Perkins engines complete the package as a well kept boat, with modern engines
She has many small careful features to make this boat special if looking for a GRP Fairey. She sleeps six with the two cockpit berths in comfort afloat.
The Ships papers are extensive, with History & English owners since Prince Albert, together with details of regular refurbishment/care together with manuals.
The Fantome is a fabulous Seaboat and her current owners have had much family fun with her, including extensive trips to the West Country, Channel Islands and France. A growing family forces sale, so this opportunity exists for a rare purchase of an all GRP Fairey Classic.
She is currently ashore in Falmouth, owing to lack of family spare time with a Scilly islands holiday in progress, but normally is berthed in the Solent.
Lying: Solent & Falmouth Price: £POA