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Developed from the Fairey Marine and James Bond stable, this Swordsman 40 is ideal for taking some overdue holiday. She is presented in excellent condition and is powered by twin Cummins six-cylinder 450hp turbo diesel marine engines.

The Swordsman 40 uses the GRP Fairey ‘Dagger’ hull design which was originally a military boat also used by customs and police. The seakeeping shape of the immensely strong hull is highly respected for boats of this size giving very comfortable passage making.

Her aft cabin superstructure designed by Alan Burnard the renowned Fairey Marine naval architect gives this Swordsman 40 pleasing classical lines. She sleeps six in a large aft ensuite double, a convertible U-shaped saloon, and a forward V berth with an additional day head.

Navigation equipment by Raymarine includes radar/chart plotter, GPS, autopilot, depth, log, and Icom DSC VHF.

The deck of this Swordsman 40 is complemented by a stainless steel and teak bathing platform with ladder. Anchor equipment includes a Lofrans deluxe electric windlass. She has canvas work for all seasons which includes a sprayhood, full cockpit tent, and a tonneau cover. Complete with Backpack dinghy, oars and Yard Trailer.

This Swordsman 40 has been well maintained by her experienced owner including an engine out / engine room refit (2018/19), new helm, nav. and cockpit cushions (2014) new Aft cabin mattress (2015, hardly used), new cockpit table (2014). She benefits from being stored inside over winter and was last varnished in 2020. New batteries and Victron “Blue Smart” chargers with Bluetooth monitoring App. (April 2022).

Owners’ Comments

Maverick has been a fabulous boat to own over the past 10 years. A very sociable boat, the large cockpit is perfect for entertaining seating 6 very comfortably, 8 at a push. Comfortable for 4 to cruise on for a couple of weeks, each couple with their own double cabin, heads, and shower.

She cruises at 24 to 25 knots with the engines sitting at a very comfortable 1900 rpm which enables you to cover large distances very quickly and economically. In our experience, she uses just 75 lph at cruising speed, exceptional for a 40-footer.

I have to mention her sea keeping. I’ve not owned a boat like her before. The exceptionally strong construction, deep V hull and flare in the bow combine to give a ride that’s comfortable and confidence inspiring. It’s not uncommon to go out in 20 knots of wind, cruise at 24 knots and come in afterwards with completely dry teak decks. Quite remarkable.

She’s a modern classic. All the looks of the 60’s combined with the practicalities and reliability of modern build and construction. She is admired wherever she goes and never fails to turn heads.

Brokers’ Comments

In 2002 I was the first purchaser of a GRP Swordsman and have since sold many of these boats; Our brokerage and maintenance business has also supported many owners of these boats over the last 20 years from our Hamble Point Marina base (original home of Fairey Marine) which means that we have extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of these craft and are able to help buyers and owners in every respect. 

The Fairey “Dagger” hull provides excellent sea keeping as recognised by this Swordsman 40’s RCD Category B Offshore certification – A boat given category B is considered to be designed to operate in winds up to force 8 (Beaufort scale) and the associated wave heights (significant wave heights up to and including 4m).

This Swordsman 40 is UK VAT paid (2011) with all original documentation for secure transfer of Title.

Of all the Swordsman variants this is by far the best option with the benefit of a large cockpit for entertaining and is the most economical to maintain and operate of the Swordsman 40 motor yachts. 

She benefits from a custom yard cradle.


HMY Yacht Sales, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Nicolle Associates - Hamble Office.

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Name: Maverick
Current Price: $243,080
Year: 2003
Engine Model: Six-cylinder turbo diesel
Length: 40.5 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: --
State: E19
Draft: 4 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1050 Liters
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Beam: 11.6 ft
Max Speed: 36 kn
City: Hamble
Country: GB

Vessel Overview


Deep "V" hull laminated with Isophthalic resin and foam core in topsides
All bottom stringers, longitudinals and engine beds to original Lloyds specification as used in military hulled "Dagger"
Hull to deck laminated together
Three sets of spray rails for dry ride

Isophthalic resin and gel coats, end grain balsa reinforced for sound and insulation properties

Stainless Steel Windscreen and Side Screen



Teak interior joinery with teak and holly flooring to fore cabin, saloon and aft cabin
High quality fabric
Alcantara head lining
White laminate working surface trimmed in teak to galley
White laminate joinery with teak trim


Light & airy with two opening windows
Lewmar hatch over (with removable fly screen)
Spacious "U" settee converting to double berth
Alcantara upholstery
Handmade teak dining table, folding to coffee table
Storage under settee
Easy access bar
Illuminated 230v and 12v distribution panel with breakers
Tank Tender for fuel and water contents


Four burner gas hob
SMEV gas oven

12 VDC - Engel 75 litre fridge with freezer compartment *
12 VDC - Vitrifigo Cockpit fridge *

* note, the above 12 VDC appliances and appliances like a 12VDC mobile phone car charger can be conveniently powered from the boats 12 VDC system

Sure-Cal Calorifier providing hot water from either engine or shore power

Two bowl stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water mixer tap
Drawers and lockers
Teak inset cover for sink
Teak plate, cup and utensils holder
Teal kitchen towel holder


Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower
Shower pump
Flushing large bowl marine toilet
Plenty of storage
Opening window


Spacious 6' 6" V berth
Large hanging locker
Numerous lockers above bunks
Dressing table and mirror with stowage
Windows and opening
Lewmar hatch over (with removable fly screen)


Large 6' 6" x 5' double berth
4" mattresses (new 2015, hardly used)
Hanging locker
Lockers over bunk
Dressing table with storage
Lockers over dressing table
Large windows with openings


Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower
Shower pump
Shower curtains
Teak shower grating
Flushing large bowl marine toilet
3 large lockers
Opening window

Entertainment systems

TV player in main saloon
Glomex external TV antenna on radar mast
JVC KD-G612 Stereo radio/CD/MP3 player in main saloon (with speakers in saloon and cockpit)


Eberspacher diesel powered controllable warm air heating system to saloon, cabins and helm with seven day timer / thermostat


Cummins Engines

Twin Cummins six-cylinder 450hp turbo diesel marine engines with handed filters and dipsticks
Engine hours approx. 900 May 2022

Twin lever "Morse" controls with 33c type control cables

Twin Racor diesel fuel filters / water separators

Twin ZF 280-1A Gearboxes (1.483:1 ratio)

Twin water-lubricated high speed lip seal stern glands

Whitlock hydraulic steering via Whitlock 18'' wheel, hydraulic pump (41.76cc), hose and fittings. (Hydraulic oil TEL.22) 

Bennett Trim Tabs


Shore power with lead
RCD Protected
2 x Victron 12V / 30amp "Blue Smart" chargers with Bluetooth monitoring App. (April 2022)
Port Engine start battery (April 2022)
Starboard Engine start battery (April 2022)
Service battery bank with 2 batteries (April 2022)
240V sockets throughout
12V DC Cigar/Charger sockets throughout
2 x Electric bilge pumps
Engine room lights

Navigation equipment

Suunto Steering compass
Raymarine Tridata speed, Log and Depth
Raymarine autopilot
Raymarine radar on ScanStrut mount
Raymarine C Series Chart plotter multi-function display
Raymarine GPS position transducer
Icom IC-M323 DSC VHF with Glomex VHF antenna
Navigation lights
Anchor light

Deck Gear

Teak companionway doors with clear tint sliding hatch over
Cockpit sole in teak
Hatch for engine room access
Cockpit floor lighting
Removable cockpit dining table (2014)
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Stainless steel Stanchions and single guard wire with gates to port and starboard
3 pairs of large stainless steel bollard cleats
Stainless steel fairleads
Stainless steel and teak bathing platform with bathing ladder
Fresh water shower on bathing platform
Solid teak laid foredeck and side decks
Lofrans Airon deluxe electric windlass with chain
Stainless steel anchor roller
Self draining anchor chain locker with stowage for fenders
Teak radar mast
Helmsman's seat with adjustable bolster
Navigators seat with adjustable bolster
Full set of matching cockpit cushions
All windows removed professionally and re-bedded (Winter 2017/18)
Exterior professionally re-varnished (2020)
Teak ensign staff
Boat hook
Stainless Steel exhaust flaps


High-quality multi-function stainless steel frame for:

Full cockpit enclosure 
Tonneau cover (2017 - Dolphin Covers)


Backpack dinghy and oars

Safety equipment

Mon Overboard Rescue Sling
Fire extinguishers to cabins, cockpit, and engine room
Electric bilge pumps with manual override
Engine room roving hose "dregs pump"
Manual bilge pump

NOTE -  For the avoidance of confusion, the out-of-date Liferaft and its cradle which is shown in some pictures is not included in any sale for safety reasons.


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.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Hamble, England.
  • © 2022 Nicolle Associates
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