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  • Manufacturer: Rustler
  • Location: Gillingham
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 31'0" (9.45m)
  • Beam: 9' 0'' (2.74m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.68
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 3871
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 70 Litres
  • Engine Make: Perkins Perama M25
  • Horsepower: 25hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker Remarks

The Rustler 31 is a traditional, classic long-keeled cruiser with pretty lines and excellent performance. The design is well proven, with many ocean crossings to its credit, a fast, close-winded, seaworthy and seakindly bluewater yacht, with the ability to keep going in the very worst weather. This excellent example was purchased by her current owner as an incomplete refit. She has now been fully refitted and carefully maintained, and is well presented, well prepared and ready to sail away. A fantastic go-anywhere yacht with beautiful lines that attracts attention wherever she goes, the complete antithesis of the modern wide-beamed marina caravan. If you love sailing, whether ocean crossing or backwaters pottering, the Rustler 31 will get you there quickly, enjoyably and comfortably.


The interior layout, with four berths in two cabins, whilst modest by modern standards,  is safe and secure at sea and offers plentiful stowage throughout. In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Separate head to port with marine toilet and stainless steel washbasin.  Hanging locker opposite. 

In saloon, two settee berths in red coloured material.  Fold-down table with opening leaf.  Chart table to starboard with galley opposite.   There is good stowage for charts in the chart table with a handy bookshelf navigation books. Two burner Taylors gimballed paraffin cooker with oven.  Stainless steel sink.

The Mikuni MX40 heating system provides pressurised hot water system with hot water to the galley and heads, it also has a 12 volt blower for heating the cabin. 70 litres freshwater capacity. She has been in her current ownership for the last 9 years

Mechanical and Rigging

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway in insulated space, Perkins Perama turbo M25 3 cylinder 25hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Indirect cooled.  Shaft drive to three bladed fixed propeller.  Single lever control.  65 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank with 5 knots cruising speed. cutlass bearing was changed in 2011 and the engine was serviced by the owner in May 2017. Coppercoat was applied in 2012. The anodes were last changed in 2016

Electrical Systems
  • Alternator charging (Lucas 55amp)
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries 120 Ah engine start, 120Ah domestic.
  • 240 volt shorepower
  • Immersion heater
  • Battery Charger
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged Bermudan Sloop. Alloy mast and boom by Z spars. Stainless steel standing rigging (2012).  Terylene running rigging (2012). Deck stepped mast. Slab reefing mainsail. Barton Boomstrut. Furling headsail (Selden Furlex 200s) Lazy jacks.


  • 4 x sheet winches 2 x Lewmar 2 X Harken all self tailing.
  • 2 x non self tailing Halyard winches
  • 1 x other winch.


  • Mainsail  -  1992  Hood Easiston  Very good condition
  • No 1 Genoa  -  2013  -Crusader  Very good condition
  • Spinnaker  -  Hood Good condition


Deck Equipment
  • 10kg Delta with 30m chain
  • Electric anchor windlass (Lofrans Dorado 700)
  • Mainsail cover
  • Boom awning
  • Sprayhood
  • Halyard bags
  • Boarding ladder
  • 6 x Warps
  • 6 x Fenders
  • Life-raft cradle
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Navico Corus depth gauge
  • Navico corus speed/log
  • Icom M402 VHF Radio
  • Standard Horizon GPS
  • Standard Horizon SH-CP300 Chart Plotter
  • AIS Recceiver
  • Tiller Pilot
  • Electronic chart  CMAP Megawide UK
  • Masthead and Deck level Nav lights
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Fire extinguishers
  • 1 x Fire blanket
  • 1 x Smoke alarm
  • 2 x Jackstays
  • 2 x Cockpit harness points
  • 1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • 1 x Jonbuoy
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manuel bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Radar reflector
  • Zodiac ORC 4 person liferaft. (2004) last serviced 2014

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