Viewed by the Broker on Saturday 26th October.
A superb Fairey Swordsman aft cabin built in 1970 and fastidiously maintained over many years by knowledgeable owners. The Vendor purchased the boat in 2005 - then known as 'Hamble Sword' - which was subsequently re-named 'Liberty'.
In Summer 2019 the boat travelled over 250 nautical miles. N ow ashore near Poole in a custom-made shelter and with the regular tight cover fitted to protect the decks, cabin paint and exterior varnish.
Twin new Perkins M225Ti engines were fitted in 1998 with about 1150 hours since. The vendor has new teak decks fitted in 2006 being 10mm deep with new marine ply substrate underneath. Much history and details concerning many upgrades and improvements over the years.
All surfaces repainted in 2015 A cradle ensures easy lifting and launching. A Survey for insurance purposes was carried in Spring 2019.
Part One registered to ensure full Transfer of Title with much maintenance and provenance history.
Brief Description of Maintenance and Improvements
The previous owner had the boat from 1996 to 2005 and work he commissioned included: some new spray rails; full re-wire using MOD spec cable; new switch panels, new engines; new heater; repaint; new windows and more.
1. Work completed by current owner since purchase in 2005.
New bow fairlead fitted
New electric windlass fitted
New spurling pipe fitted with new 40m length of chain
All chrome fittings and trim re-plated
New fuel fillers fitted
New mid-ship cleats fitted, plus original style large cleats fore and aft
New anchor and anchor chocks fitted
New kedge anchor fitted and stowed aft
New stainless steel mushroom vents fitted
New stainless steel handrails on coach-roof fitted
New bulkhead fitted forward (a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)
3 x new structural floors fitted on centre-line and bilge painted fore and aft cabins
Outboard longitudinal stringers extended to meet bulkhead number 2 on both port and starboard sides (a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)
Transverse stiffeners added port and starboard in fwd cabin outboard of outer longitudinals (again, a well-established technique to strengthen the hull for longevity)
Lower windscreen timber frame and w/s inner at cabin top replaced
Windscreen braced on centre-line with stainless steel strut
New canopy frame and hood fitted
New windscreen Perspex fitted
New speakers fitted in cockpit
Internal cockpit panel sides refinished
New teak deck and sub deck fitted in 2006
New rubbing strake and toe-rail fitted
New veneer fitted in forward heads
New basin and tap fitted in forward head plus surround
Hinge fitted to mast and mast refinished, internal wiring and electrical fittings replaced
Transom platform removed new timber grounds fitted to transom
Transom ladder removed and refitted complete with new timber fairings
New lower stainless ladder fitted to transom platform
Bottom of hull scraped to bare timber, minor defects repaired and re-finished with primer x 6 coats
Spray rails refastened where required
Props removed and balanced
Shafts removed, the P brackets removed and re-bedded port and starboard
Stern tube hoses and clamps replaced port and starboard
Stern glands removed new seals fitted port and starboard
Rudders and tubes removed and re-bedded with internal doublers port and starboard
New water tank fitted
New fuel fillers fitted with new hoses
New water pump and strainer fitted
Anodes replaced as required
Air intakes re-gel coated and Swordsman badges refurbished
New exhaust hoses fitted between engine and bulkhead port and starboard
New exhaust elbows fitted at bulkhead port and starboard
Transom exhaust outlets removed and re-bedded port and starboard
New turbo heat blankets fitted x 6
New batteries fitted as required
New raw water inlet hoses from sea-cock to pump fitted port and starboard
New heads hoses fitted fore and aft
Aft head pump and motor serviced, forward head serviced and new parts installed
New fire extinguishers fitted to engine compartment. and cabins
New gas pipe, hose and regulator fitted through to stove
New skin fittings and valves fitted at all hull penetrations plus new hoses and hose clamps
New baffles fitted to engine compartment. intake vents port and starboard
Topsides refinished and transom refinished in 2015 by well-known marque specialist
Coach-roof and coamings refinished
Varnished teak rail added to coach-roof edge forward port and starboard
All varnish work refinished
New horn fitted
New VHF aerial
Smart 24V charger and 12V 'dropper' fitted
Removable solar panels installed for power/battery charge when away from supply
Cradle and shed for lifts and winter protection
Plus routine hull and machinery annual maintenance carried out each year with all shipwright work carried out by Martin Mitchell
Liberty has spent an average of 5 months in the water each season with the remaining 7 months under the bespoke cover (picture taken before gable ends are fitted) and she was laid up ashore for two summer seasons when we were too busy to enjoy her.
2. Broker's informal comment.
It is well-known that rain and sunlight cause damage to wooden boats so there is a growing trend for boats to be fitted with all-over covers to protect the varnish and wood-work when not in use.
'Liberty' benefits from that small but carefully considered investment to provide protection from the elements.
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.
* Due to age this this vessel is not liable for VAT.
* As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
* This boat is ashore under a purpose-made shelter near Poole.
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