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Fairey Huntsman 28

18/12-2019   by MS


Fairey Huntsman 28
SPECTRE hunting Bond.
Fairey Huntsman 28
From Russia With Love, 1963
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Fairey Huntsman 28
Fairey Huntsman 28

007 Relations

From Russia With Love - 1963
Villain/henchmens vehicle
Persuers vehicle

Notes

A fleet of three boats hunts Bianca and Bond in their stolen Fairey Huntress 23.

The roots of this boat is planted in the speedboats designed by American Ray Hunt, the hull is modified by Alan Burnard, Fairey Marine's designer. The Fairey Huntsman 28 is a bigger brother of the Huntress boat.

Following a success of the Huntress, Alan Burnard sat down to his desk and updated the drawings to a bigger, faster and more powerful boat and scored another successful design. The Huntsman soon became a classic of its own. Construction was the same as Huntress - hot moulded agba wood. Equipped with two engines - turbo loaded diesels, which resulted in a very fast boat. It collected a lot of scores and speed records. Owners looking for records modified their boats, some by replacing the engines with US car engines, resulting in total power over 500hp.

A total of 119 boats were build by Fairey Marine from 1961 to 1974. In 2017 Fairey Marine updated the Huntsman 28 with modernised interiur, up-rated engines and systems. The hull is composite and it is powered by two Yanmar6BY3-220hp, turbocharged with air charge cooler. An upgrade to two Yanmar 6BY3-260hp is available.



Technical Data

  • Manufactor: Fairey Marine, Hamble, UK
  • Model: Fairey Huntsman 28
  • Length: 8,81 m (29 ft)
  • Width: 2,71 m (9 ft)
  • Draught: 0,79 m (3 ft)
  • Displacement: 3,3 tons
  • Engines: 2xPerkins T6354 5,95L turbo diesel - 145 hp each

 

 

 


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