For Sale by

Kent Clarke & Carter

Chatham Maritime Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605

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  Founded in Oundle in the English Midlands in 1967, Fairline has moved on from its original 19-foot river cruiser to establish itself as a builder of very seaworthy and finely-tuned recreational craft. There are currently ten models from 38 to 78 feet in length across two product lines - the Targa line (from the 38 to the 62GT) and the Squadron line (from the 42 to the 78 Custom). The Targa line comprises modern express cruisers either in Open or Gran Turismo (GT) form - and the boats have deservedly won a committed following for their excellent ride quality and handling composure. The larger Squadron line is dedicated to flybridge cruisers, each of which is designed to put well appointed and generously proportioned living spaces at the heart of the boating experience.  

1980 Fairline 40

£69,995 (Listed price: US$106,259)

Gillingham Kent,United Kingdom

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The Fairline 40 is very spacious motor cruiser, offering accommodation for up to six people. With the large comfortable saloon, and fully equipped galley, she would make an ideal live aboard or a long term cruising vessel.

Viewing by appointment through our Kent Office at Gillingham Marina. Please call  01634 571605 

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 13 ftMax Draft 3 ft 
Dry Weight 19842 lbEngine Make Perkins Sabre 
Engine Model 225 TIEngine Year 2001 
Fuel Capacity 324 galLength Overall 40 ft 
Cabin Headroom 6 ft 2 inNumber of Heads 2 
Water Capacity 128 galStock Number Pier 10 
Engine Hours 110Number of Berths 4 
Number of Engines 2Max Bridge Clearance 13 ft 9 in 
For Sale by

Chatham Maritime Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605


The Fairline 40 accommodates 6 people in 3 cabins, the forward berth with full size double bed, plenty of storage, with ensuite marine toilet and shower. Leading back on the port side is another double cabin with single berths in an L shape configuration, plenty of storage throughout. A further marine toilet and shower to the starboard. Fully equipped galley to the starboard, with plenty of storage space, single stainless steel sink and stainless drainer, pressurised water system, (hot water heater to be installed). Two ring electric hob, microwave oven, fridge freezer, some crockery and cutlery included. Aft saloon settee pulls out to form a double berth again surrounded with plenty of storage space, to the port side of the aft cabin is the helm position with full instrument display. Fully upholstered throughout in blue Alcantara, carpeted in pure wool, and fitted curtains. Heated throughout by a portable heater. Large cockpit area with access to Flybridge.

Mechanical Systems

This Fairline 40 is powered by two 2001 six cylinder Perkins Sabre 225TI turbo diesel engines, producing 225 hp each, with approximately 110 hours of use, shaft drive to two 3 bladed bronze propellers. Giving an approximate cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of approximately 20 knots.  

Electrical Systems

4 x 12 volt batteries (2013) wired in series to give a 24 volt system, charging from the engine alternators, battery charger. 240 volt ring main also installed throughout the boat. Northern Lights generator.

Safety Equipment

  • 1 x Fire Blanket
  • In date Flares
  • 1 x Foghorn
  • 1 x First Aid Kit
  • 4 x Lifebuoys

Navigation Equipment

  • New Imray Charts
  • 1 VHF radio
  • Lowrance radar
  • Chartplotter
  • Echo sounder

Deck Equipment

  • 1 x 35kg Anchor with Chain and Warp
  • 1 x Lewmar Electric Windlass
  • 1 x Cockpit Cover
  • 1 x Flybridge Cover
  • Swimming Platform
  • Stainless Steel Swimming Ladder
  • 4 x Warps
  • 10 x Fenders
  • 2 x Boathooks

History & Construction

White GRP construction with blue styling stripe. Designed by John Bennet built by Fairline, owned by the current owner for the last 14 years.

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The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.