The Fairline Mirage 29 has proven to be a popular design both as a river cruiser and coastal motor yacht. Below decks, the vessel is light, airy and very spacious for a 29 footer. The layout features a good size owners cabin forward. The main saloon is open plan with the galley slightly aft and features a generous dinette area to port which converts to a double berth. Oppose the dinette is a single berth settee.
The galley is equipped with cooker, sink and hot and cold water, but please note buyer will need to supply a fridge unit. The separate heads compartment features a w.c, sink, shower head with hot and cold water.
The cockpit is very spacious and incorporates a full beam width aft settee, the helm and navigators seat are single raised seats which rotate 360 degrees, this combined with a full cockpit tent, with a custom raised aft bar which allows greater headroom, overall the cockpit is practical, stylish and lends itself to a very social space.
Chui ll is fitted with Volvo Diesel AD31P-A engines with sterndrives providing 150hp each. The broker has witnessed the engines working.
In brief, but not limited to, key improvements and upgrades within the last two years include saloon and forward windows refurbished with new glazing, new carpets, curtains, spotlights upgraded to LED, new battery isolation switches and new battery charger installed. Further details upon request.
The most recent survey was carried out in September 2018 and a copy is available upon request.
In the broker's opinion, Chui II is presented in a very clean and tidy condition, she appears well maintained and is in turnkey condition. She is a very good example of this popular cruising boat, viewing is recommended.
Large open cockpit with a bench seat across the stern, helm and helm seat to port side. Co-pilot seat to starboard, both seats can rotate 360 degrees. Thru companionway down two steps into main saloon area which is flooded with natural light and panoramic views and good head height. The galley is immediately to port with full cooker and sink. Please note the refrigerator has been removed. Opposite the galley to the starboard side is a separate heads and shower compartment. Hot and cold water throughout
Forward of the galley to port is a large U shaped dinette area which easily converts to a double bed. Opposite to starboard is a single settee/berth. Plenty of storage lockers throughout.
Moving forward is a door to owners sleeping cabin with large v berth and infill to make this a generous double. Cabin includes storage lockers.
The interior has received new carpets and curtain within the last two years, upholstery and teak joinery all appear in good order. This is a very comfortable interior indeed.
Full cockpit canvas tent enclosure with removable side panels. Note: Aft s/s hoop made slightly taller to enable more headroom.
Anchor and chain with new warp in 2018.
Fenders and warps (Fenders new in 2019 - 7 in total).
Bathing platform * wooden parts removed, refurbished and reinstalled 2020.
Folding anchor ball
Horseshoe life ringInterior/Domestic
Hot and cold pressurised water system via Calorifier and Immersion
Electric flush toilet
Gas 2 ring and oven.
Heating - Please note a heating system is fitted but not currently operational and has never been used by current owners, who have used electric fan heaters when plugged into shore power (not included)
New clock and barometer 2019
New carpets 2019
New curtains and scatter cushion 2019
Saloon spotlights upgraded to LED 2019
Saloon and forward windows removed, refurbished and reinstalled with new perspex glazing. This work carried out by professional contractor 2019.
New windscreen wiper blades 2019, port wiper motor replaced 2019.Electrical
New Isolation battery switches added and relocated 2019
Domestic Battery Charger installed 2019
12v Electrics throughout
240v Shore PowerElectronics
Garmin Fishfinder 240 with depth sounder
Plastimo compass new 2019
MLR FX 312 GPS
Icom M501 VHF with DSC
Radio/CD player.Safety Equipment
Carbon Monoxide alarm
Liferaft cradle installed but please note Liferaft not included.
Electric and manual bilge pump.
Boat Safety Certificate in date, Expires April 2021.
SearchlightBackground and history
Assumed launched in 1980. There is no documentation to prove the details but initial port of registry shown as Hartlepool.
No details of usage available until new engines installed 12th June 2003 (Volvo registration card)
Owner in 2003 based in Sedgefield, County Durham
6th Jan 2004 - sale agreed, new owner address in Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Laid up in a barn for 2 years
April 2011 sale agreed, new owner in Peterborough. Interior refurbished.
April 2012 Sale agreed, new owner in Broxbourne, Kent. New cockpit canopy and window covers.
September 2018 sale agreed to current owner.
Most recent survey carried out in 2018, copy available on request. All the points raised and needing attention were addressed with two exception. The surveyor recommended a smaller gas bottle. One new smaller gas bottle has been fitted but the larger one is still being run down before replacement. The surveyor also recommended the replacement of a steel elbow on the heads outflow seacock. the seacock was jammed and is now working. However in discussion with the boatyard, the current owner agreed that the removal af the elbow would require significant rework of the thru hull fitting, which work would not be justified. Owners comments
We have owned and enjoyed Chui for two years. Although she was fitted out for river usage when we bought her, we felt she was always built for the sea and so we have upgraded and improved her for coastal cruising. She is a fast, comfortable and reliable sea-going cruiser. We sailed her down the Thames, through central London and up the coast to Titchmarsh marina with no problems. She always has plenty of power in reserve, which inspires confidence. After a day on the water, her comfortable cockpit is a great place to enjoy a sundowner with friends.
We also intended to use her as a holiday cottage and she has proved very comfortable for weekends etc. We are reluctantly selling her because we want to go back to a sailing yacht.