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  • Manufacturer: Rustler
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 31'5" (9.58m)
  • Beam: 9' 0'' (2.74m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 1011263
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Litres
  • Engine Make: Bukh DV20
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 50 Litres

Broker Remarks

Brokers Remarks:
The Rustler 31 is a classic, she has elegant lines and is a proven seagoing vessel. She has an encapsulated long keel with a high ballast ratio and heavy displacement, she is perfect for long-distance sailing as she will tackle most sea conditions comfortably.
This Rustler 31 has been well cared for, the owner has maintained her to a good standard, she had the engine professionally rebuilt in 2016 

Owners Remarks:
This Rustler 31 was under one owner until 2011 when she was purchased by myself the current owner and brought back from the River Exe to Plymouth Sound. Considerable upgrade work has been undertaken but there is still some work to do to finish her off.
The boat is designed for long-distance cruising when access to mains electricity would be limited.


Sleeps 3 in the saloon and 2 in the forward cabin
Soft seating in saloon
Chart table to starboard in saloon
Heads to port between the saloon and forward cabin

Forward Cabin:
Two full-size berths without cushions
Extensive chain locker beneath
Overhead Lewmar opening deck hatch
Extensive locker storage
This area is still awaiting upgrade work

Jabsco manual foot pump to S/S sink
Cupboard and drawer below the sink
Lavac Manual Seawater Marine Toilet with Henderson MkV pump

Opening Lewmar deck hatch
LED lighting
Berths - three
Soft cushions
Extensive locker storage

Chart Table:
Full-size chart table to starboard
Chart storage drawer beneath
Navigator’s padded seat

Galley to port
Jabsco manual foot pump to S/S sink
Gimballed Plastimo Neptune 4500 Stove with hob, grill and oven (NEW 2016)
Under counter storage
Locker storage below

Mechanical and Rigging

The hull was moulded circa 1980
The hull design was by Russell Anstey and Kim Holman
The design owes its heritage to the respected sea-keeping qualities of the Folkboat
Hull and topsides are in GRP
Teak laid deck and coachroof
The cockpit is well protected from the weather and self-draining
Traditional encapsulated long keel, with lead ballast
Hull stripped back and epoxy coated in 2016
Underwater and topside coatings are the Hempel antifoul and paint system
Tiller steering
New rudder bearings 2015
Seajet antifouling below the waterline


Bukh DV20 Marine Diesel Engine with Gearbox
Engine rebuilt 2016 (Frogmore Marine Services)
ZF BW6 Marine Reduction Gearbox
Single Lever Control
Various Engine spares
Bronze 3 bladed equipoise propeller
Manual starting handle for engine if needed
Stainless Prop Shaft through cutlass bearing and seal (new 2014)

Two x 105ah marine batteries (new 2016)
Change over switch to select battery bank
Engine isolator switch
Charging from mains or engine alternator
CTEK MXS10 mains powered battery charger (new 2015)
BUKH engine instrument panel with battery voltage
Mains shore power system and cable (new 2015)
Mains socket - protected
Cabling all tinned copper marine quality (new 2015)
LED lighting throughout the interior and including exterior nav lights and mast-mounted lamps (new 2016)

Fuel capacity 40 litres
Spare fuel tanks 2 x 5-litre cans
Freshwater capacity 2 x 25 litres
2 x 7Kg butane gas bottles

Water System:
Jabsco manual foot pumps x 2
Outlets plumbed to sinks in the galley and heads

Deck stepped aluminium mast
Single spreader rig
Aluminium boom
Aluminium spinnaker Pole
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced 2015)
Rod kicker
Mainsail reefing lines (all led aft to the cockpit)
Genoa furling system
Inner forestay for storm jib
Spare sheets
Lewmar #8 single speed mast winches x two

Storm jib
3 x Spinnakers
All sails in sail bags


Navigation Aids:
Wind speed and direction
Icom IC-M323G DSC VHF radio and GPS with a VHF antenna at masthead (new 2018)
Steering compass

Ground Tackle:
Lewmar electric anchor windlass
Double Stainless Steel bow roller
Bruce Anchor at bow: 40lb
CQR Main Anchor: 45lb
Chain at bow: 3m
Anchor warp: 12m
Main chain 5 fathoms

Deck Gear:
Lewmar #40 self-tailing genoa sheet winches x two
Lewmar #7 single speed halyard winches x two
Girdlestone G23 single-speed spinnaker sheet winches x two
Spinlock deck organisers x two
Spinlock power rope clutches x seven
Genoa tracks with adjustable cars
Mainsheet traveller
Stainless stanchions and l all around
Aluminium toe rails and mooring cleats
All deck fittings removed rebeded, new nuts, bolts and backing plates (2015)  

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes and check 

Craftsmanship Marine Baltic 150 CO2 inflatable lifejacket
Musto Multifit 150 CO2 inflatable lifejacket
Electric automatic bilge pump
Henderson MkV manual bilge pumps x two
Tricolour LED Masthead light and anchor light
Bow LED port/starboard navigation lights
LED steaming Light on the mast
Foredeck light on mast
Radar reflector on masthead
Fire Extinguisher: GFA BCF 2.5Kgm

Plastimo 2.3m inflatable dinghy

Mariner 2.5, four-stroke outboard 
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
Cockpit dodgers
2 x winch handles
2 x Manual bilge pump handles
Boat Hook - telescopic
Various fenders and warps
Dehumidifier: Waveline WL-7L 2612B

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