Hythe Shipyard Opens in Southampton
Fairline Yachts announced the opening of Hythe Shipyard at its new manufacturing facility on the south coast of England. Originally designed and built by the U.S. Navy in the 1950s, the slipway at Hythe was used to launch landing craft that were manufactured at the site. Fast forward half a century and this impressive piece of mechanical engineering has been given new purpose as the only slipway of its kind on Southampton Water.Hythe Shipyard facilities accommodate vessels of up to 950 tonnes and 11.5 meters in beam…
Fairline Appoints de Roos
Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, has announced that Dennis de Roos has joined the company as Commercial Director. de Roos will be responsible for managing the Fairline Yachts design, sales and marketing teams, and overseeing the dealer network.Formerly Commercial Director with Morgan Cars, de Roos brings a wealth of experience from across a range of business industries, starting his career across the hospitality and services sector, followed by 10 years with General Motors and 5 years with Ingersoll Rand…
Fairline Yachts Names Huntley as Head of Design & Engineering
Fairline Yachts, has announced Wayne Huntley as its new Head of Design and Engineering. Wayne will be responsible for overseeing the Fairline Yachts Design Studio in Oundle, Northamptonshire and will work alongside Head of Concept Design, Andrew Pope.Formerly Head of Design at Oyster Yachts and Head Designer at Southampton Yacht Services, Huntley has been passionate about naval architecture from a young age and brings with him over 22 years of maritime knowledge over a wide range of vessel types and industries – including military, oil and gas rigs and mega yachts.
Currie to Step Down as MD at Fairline Yachts
Fairline Yachts announced Russell Currie is stepping down from the role of Managing Director after three years at the helm. Currie will return to leading his dealership, Fairline North Mallorca.Under Russell’s leadership Fairline Yachts has secured many significant achievements including winning two World Yacht Trophies for best exterior design of the Targa 63 GTO and Targa 43 OPEN and receiving the Motor Boat & Yachting Judges’ Special Award 2018 for ‘the best turnaround of a business.’ Part of the boat builder’s turnaround has been the acquisition of the 200…
Fairline Yachts Teases New F-Line 33
British luxury boat builder Fairline Yachts released new images of its brand new 33ft express cruiser, the F-Line 33. The new boat is slated to launch in Spring 2019, with an immersive virtual reality experience of the boat launching at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018.With a large forward sun bed and a spacious aft seating area, configurable to another sun bed, the 33’s deck is made for summer time entertaining. The sociable self-contained cockpit galley features a high spec BBQ, fridge and ice maker.
FB Marine Group Acquires Shield Marine
FB Marine Group has announced the acquisition of yacht management and service company, Shield Marine. Combining forces enables the newly formed division, FB Shield Marine, to enter into new markets, benefit from economies of scale, grow their customer base and expand their workforce. Founded in 2010 by Matthew Hayes and Jeff West, Shield Marine provides personalized yacht management service related to the operational requirements of many yachts in South Florida and around the globe.
Fairline Hong Kong Partners with Simpson Marine
Fairline Yachts announced in June 2018 that Simpson Marine would act as a new dealer partner for Hong Kong and the Philippines. With almost 35 years’ experience and twenty offices in seven countries, Simpson Marine is Asia’s leading yacht sales and services company. The regional head office for the group is situated in Hong Kong, which is also home to the company’s senior management and technical marine services team.In Hong Kong, Fairline was recently announced its express-cruiser F-line series. Other Fairline yachts popular in Hong Kong are the Targa range and the Squadron flybridge models.
G Marine Ends New Boat Partnership with Fairline Yachts
G Marine Yacht Sales, mostly known as Fairline Florida, is ending today an almost 10-year-old business relationship and will no longer represent Fairline Yachts in the region.Alberto Galante CEO of G Marine, explains: "Fairline and G Marine remain the best of friends, but after two years into the new company Fairline Yachts, we decided that our strategic goals just do not align."On another note, G Marine and Astondoa have confirmed the sale of a 100 Century, which will make its USA Debut next Fall 2019…
Fairline Yachts’ last Squadron 78 leaves factory
British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, yesterday (28 March) saw the last of its range topping Squadron 78 luxury motor yachts leave the Oundle, Northamptonshire factory. The flybridge yacht has finished its series production run to make way for an even larger new flagship Fairline model, to be built at Fairline’s new production facilities in Southampton - the details of which will be released in the coming months. Fairline’s Squadron 78 has been in production for an incredible 15 years and 115 have been built in that time.
Preview Fairline's Line-up for Boot Düsseldorf 2018
Fairline Yachts said it will display an extended range of its latest boats at Boot Düsseldorf 2018, the world’s largest indoor boat show hosted annually in Germany. The first Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, the award-winning Targa 63 GTO, which launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017, will take centre stage at the show alongside Fairline’s Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 Open and Squadron 53. The Targa 63 GTO has been nominated for the European Powerboat of the Year Award 2018 in the over 45ft category…
Fairline Yachts Announces Production Expansion
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced it is set to expand its manufacturing capabilities by adding a new 17,000 square foot production facility at Oundle Marina - the boatyard’s original location when it was launched 50 years ago. Fairline’s year of Golden Moments has started successfully across the globe, with the brand reporting strong sales at boat shows in the UK, Europe and the United States. As a result, Fairline is expanding its production capabilities to accommodate the increase in demand.
Fairlines' Squadron 53 at Palm Beach IBS
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced the third variant from its popular 53ft range, the Squadron 53, will have its US debut at Palm Beach International Boat Show from March 23-26 2017. Alongside the US debut of the Squadron 53, which was launched in Europe at Boot Dusseldorf at the end of January, Fairline will showcase its limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative book together with an immersive virtual reality experience bringing to life its highly anticipated Targa 63GTO.
G Marine Named a Wallytender Dealer
The European Yacht Boutique takes on a world leader of yachting innovation, debuting the Wallytender X at Yachts Miami Beach. Since its arrival in South Florida merely 5 years ago, G Marine, has become the exclusive dealer of fine European yacht brands including Fairline, Astondoa, EVO Yachts and now adds Wallytender, one of the world's most iconic brands. Based in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Wally has revolutionized yacht design with its unmatched boats, having launched over 45 sailing…
Fairline Celebrates First Year Under New Management
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is celebrating one year since the all-new management team took over the boatyard. Under the leadership of a highly experienced marine industry management team, the company has employed 227 people, launched two new models (the Targa 53 OPEN and Squadron 53), updated the interior finishes across the 48ft model range, added a hardtop option and new interior to the Squadron 65 and unveiled plans for two highly anticipated and completely new boats.
Fairline Unveils Its Latest Superyacht Design
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced plans for its brand new Targa 43 Open, which will launch in Spring 2018. The new Targa 43 Open is the latest boat designed from a blank sheet of paper by celebrated superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, for Fairline Yachts. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, has created an instantly recognizable sleek hull shape with effortless styling, showcasing the future direction for Fairline Yachts.
New Film Honors Fairline's 50th Anniversary
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, releases a new brand film in honour of the company’s 50th anniversary this year. The film showcases Fairline’s passion for perfection, beauty and performance. It brings to life Fairline’s rich history of building timeless, classic yachts, its dedication to exceptional British craftsmanship, the exquisite materials chosen, its investment in cutting edge innovation, design and technology and the attention paid to ensure every perfect detail. The brand film is one of Fairline’s Golden Moments for 2017.
Fairline's Debuts 'Squadron 53'
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced it is launching the third variant from its popular 53 ft. range, the Squadron 53, at Boot Düsseldorf on January 21, 2017. The launch of the Squadron 53 will celebrate the British brand’s return to the Düsseldorf-based show after a five year absence, and follows this year’s hugely successful unveilings of the Squadron 65 Hardtop at Cannes Yachting Festival, and the Targa 53 OPEN at Southampton International Boat Show. Superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to this new Squadron.
Fairline Releases Images of the New Squadron 53
British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, releases the first computer generated imagery of its stunning new Squadron 53. The boat, which is the third variant from Fairline Yachts’ popular 53ft range, will be launched at Boot Düsseldorf on January 21, 2017. Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to this new Squadron. The boat is based on Fairline’s existing 53ft hull but features a new design from the deck upwards courtesy of Mancini, showcasing the future direction of Fairline’s exterior styling.
Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts
British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's global sales operations and managing its worldwide dealer network. A former military pilot, Robert, has held similar roles in commercial aviation and corporate yachting, developing sales opportunities and managing client relations. Having lived, worked and sailed worldwide, Robert brings valuable experience in understanding the requirements of Fairline’s varied global customer base.