Fairline 21 Weekender

Solid, reliable, power cruiser
£8,500.00 (Approx US$9,969.57)
  • Boat REF#  ·  257300
  • Length  ·  21'5"
  • Year  ·  1982
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 225hp, Volvo Penta AQ225D 5.0 Litre V8 (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 35.2 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 15.4 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x gasoline 225hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta AQ225D 5.0 Litre V8 (2008)
Engine Hours Engine1: 250
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Out
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 20 knots
Max speed (approx) 35 knots

Volvo Penta AQ225D 5.0 Litre V8 (reconditioned) fitted in 2009.
Manual transmission.
New tilt motor 2014.
New exhaust risers 2014.
New starter motor 2016.
New 100A/Hr batteries 2016.
New coil, distributor leads 2017.
Volvo Penta 280B outdrive.
Single 300mm 3 bladed prop.
Outdrive removed and fully serviced 2017.
Oil change, oil filter, fuel filter and drive belt replaced 2018.
QL hydraulic trim tabs.
Engine serviced 2019 and new oil sump, crank shaft seal replaced, 2 new exhaust manifolds and new thermostat.
Outdrive service 2019- new exhaust & UJ bellows, oil change, bushes, clean & grease prop, reverse lock & gear shift linkage.


Length 21'5"
LWL 21'5"
Beam 8'1"
Draft Max 3'2"
Displacement 3,858.8lbs
Headroom 6'0"
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

Stainless steel fuel tank.
Hull and deck sides polished 2018.
Hull and outdrive have been antifouled 2019.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

New Thetford cooker 2018.
Optimus mini, wall mounted gas heater.
New upholstery and curtains 2015.
Helm and passenger seat reupholstered 2017.
Extractor fan to galley (240v).
1 x double berth, plus 2 cockpit single berths.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

New Thetford cooker 2018.
Optimus mini, wall mounted gas heater.
New upholstery and curtains 2015.
Helm and passenger seat reupholstered 2017.
Extractor fan to galley (240v).
1 x double berth, plus 2 cockpit single berths.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder

1 anchors
16'5" of chain
32'10" of rode
Outboard bracket on transom.

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Raymarine ST40 Bidata
NASA SX35 DSC VHF radio.
Garmin 551 Chartplotter.
FM/AM radio/CD.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

1 automatic and 2 manual fire extinguishers.
Bilge extractor fan.

Broker's Comments

The Fairline 21 Weekender comes from the well known and regarded Fairline family. A strong, fast, pocket cruiser, ideal for skippers new to powerboating and the more experienced.

This version has been well maintained and cared for. When I visited this boat, I was genuinely surprised by how well maintained the boat is, with numerous, recent upgrades and a great finish to her gelcoat and decks.

The name says it all, a great get-away, weekender sports boat. With plenty of power in the Volvo Penta AQ225D 5.0 Litre V8 engine and everything you need for that comfortable short-break away. With this boat's low airdraft and renowned, solid hull, it is equally suited to rivers, as it is at home in coastal waters.

Genuinely recommend early viewing for an affordable, fast, safe cruiser.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fairline 21 Weekender has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 3

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i agree with you. a good looking craft, needs taking out of the water and power jetted, would the owners accept.£ 6 -.500 ,land if i paid for it could it be sailed to Eastbourne . that is if i get it. many thanks .Hendy. .

hendy s2019-12-21 16:26:31

Can you give me some idea of how many miles are likely for this engine and tank capacity (mpg)
Thanks Tony

tony f2019-10-14 15:17:53

Can I see some pictures of the single berths thanks George

George S2019-07-21 17:19:03
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