Fairline Yachts is a major player in the yacht manufacturing business in Europe. Using an extensive dealer network, Fairline exports 90% of their sales. Oundle, England is the location of the three sites that Fairline uses to construct their three ranges of motor yachts. A test center is located in Ipswich. The yachts range from a 34 foot long express cruiser to 74 foot long luxury yachts, along with a line of yachts designed specifically for long range cruising. Careful attention is paid in every aspect of Fairline’s yacht building process. Unusual woods are polished with up to eight coats of lacquers, and the grain of the wood must flow smoothly over the curves. Fairline also incorporates a lengthy hand lay-up procedure for GRP, resulting in lightweight and durable hulls.
As UK yard Fairline Yachts sets its sights on building larger boats and changing facilities to facilitate that process, the yard announced today that they recently launched their latest and last Squadron 78. The yacht left the build shed to be prepared for launching. The Squadron 78 has been quite popular for this British yard and if you can remember, the model was brought into the market around 2002 and since then 115 were produced.
British Yacht manufacturer Fairline Yachts unveiled their new Targa 63 GTO. The new 63 GTO is a bit of a departure from the traditional Fairline styling and much of that can be attributed to them bringing on Alberto Mancini to work on the exterior lines. This is definitely one of the new models for Fairline that is shaping the new direction the yard is looking to head in relative to styling cues.
Fairline launches Squadron 78' motoryacht "Match 2" Billed as Fairline's most custom-built Squadron 78-footer to-date, "Match 2" fulfills everything her owner wanted. The owner is a repeat to the yard, infact they have had multiple boats from Fairline. "I bought my fourth Fairline, a new Squadron 78 Custom in 2010, and enjoyed a couple of seasons of great cruising with family and friends in the Mediterranean. The boat was perfect and never missed a beat, and it held its value so well that it made good financial sense to sell it last year. I’m aware of the many good alternative boats that could have replaced it but chose to buy another Squadron 78 Custom." Match 2 is said to have nearly 400 custom features around the boat and represents the most challenging Squadron build for the yard to-date. She was 'launched' at this year’s British Motor Yacht Show in Swanwick from May 17th-19th, 2013. For more information: Fairline Boats P.O. Box 213767 HiltonHead Island, SC 29925 Fairline | Luxury Motor Yachts ***
Fairline Boats debuted the new Squadron 68, a larger version of the Squadron 66, at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 25th, 2006. The new 68' boasts a revised design, increased accommodations and truly up-to-date elements. One of the most notable attributes of the new 68' is a completely open floor plan with virtually no separation between salon, galley and pilothouse. Taking cues from modern home design, Fairline is using freestanding sofas, chairs & tables that can moved about as desired. This arrangement results in the feel of greater interior volume, plus it can be easily customized as the yacht changes ownership. Taking modern design to the next step, the helm and instrument panel appear to be a study in automotive ergonomics. Unlike traditional marine and Euro-style helms that have become so common, Fairline has created a truly contemporary helm mixing wood & brushed aluminum panels in a thoroughly modern mix. The new Squadron 68’ is available with several engine packages including a pair of Cat C-32’s (1,550 hp each) that will propel her into the 35 knot range. For further information contact: Fairline Boats P.O. Box 213767 HiltonHead Island, SC 29925 www.fairline.com