In June we were welcomed by Fairline’s team to their headquarters in Oundle, England. This is where it all began for the brand, back in 1963, which was founded on British craftsmanship and built with passion. We were able to dive into the construction process, meet the craftsmen and women and designers inventing and building yachts of legacy, whilst learning more about Fairline’s future endeavours in sustainability and technology.
Producing just 80 yachts a year, with ambitions to reach 88 by 2022, Fairline yachts are highly desirable and built with the utmost attention to every detail. The brand held in high esteem by its savvy international audience. Fairline can now be accessed via many brokers around the globe, with Simpson Marine being its number one representative in Asia.
During our visit we first got a detailed insight into the F//Line 33 in build, allowing us to see up close the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each and every aspect of the yacht’s timeless design and performance. We also caught a glimpse of the impressive build of Fairline’s Phantom 65, soon to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Cannes Yachting Festival (6-10 September) 2022 will see the debut of over 480 prestigious new motorboats including Fairline’s F//Line 33, Targa 45 OPEN, Targa 50 GT and debut Squadron 68 and Phantom 65.
Miles Moorhouse, the Marketing Director of the Fairline brand, shared more with us about the Squadron 65 and we were able to see the yacht in the final stages of her build. “This is Fairline’s first sport bridge yacht made for flexible entertaining and vast lounging spaces to soak up the sun, together with an abundance of interior dining and entertaining space – this comes as vacations at sea and hosting on board become ever more popular,” said Moorhouse.
In order to divulge more about the work of Fairline’s design studio, Fairline’s designer Andrew Pope also shared more information about the yacht. “This yacht has great livability throughout its interior and exterior and is based on the technical ability of one of Fairline’s best sellers, the Targa 65,” said Pope. “We have created a design signature such as the deck window which will stand strong and signal it’s a Fairline even far out at sea. We have driven more crafted elements into our designs such as quilted maple wood and the detailing and softening of materials, using techniques such as leather stitching and 9-degree angles.”
Pope, together with his team, has been accelerating the future of yacht design for almost two decades. As he and his team prepare to wave off Phantom 65 for Cannes we discussed Fairline’s devotion to continuing to design and develop timeless yachts for ultimate adventures at sea. “As with all our designs, they don’t follow fad or fashion rather they are classic and won’t tire,” said Pope. “For me it’s about designing a timeless boat built to last, where everything has its reason to be there – we are devoted to the quality of every aspect and the finished product. A passion of mine when designing is to bring back the purity of line…to seamlessly flow and transition between interior and exterior.”
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