Motorboat & Yachting: Fairline teams up with Alberto Mancini and Vripack to design new models.
Fairline has chosen Italian designer Alberto Mancini and Dutch naval architects Vripack to help shape its future models. By choosing to look overseas, the British yard hopes to inject fresh excitement and innovation into its range of 38-78ft motoryachts.
Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts said: “Following an exhaustive process we are delighted to announce this design partnership Alberto clearly demonstrated his understanding of the Fairline brand and we’re very excited to see him applying his talent and design language to our future models.
The Italian designer is best known for his work styling high performance craft for the likes of Otam, Mangusta and Magnum Marine but his portfolio also includes Fairline rival Dominator Yachts and its ground-breaking new Illumen 28M project.
Dutch naval architects Vripack have an equally illustrious list of clients from superyacht builders to Dutch yards Steeler and Wajer.
Speaking about the new collaboration, Mancini said “I am looking forward to creating a new era of Fairline yachts with a new, fresh, sleek design of both the interior and exterior. My inspiration is taken from my experience in the mega yacht field, but also from Fairline’s rich history of building timeless, classic, usable yachts for almost 50 years.
“In a romantic way, this partnership reminds me of a time from the 1950s and 60s when famous British car makers and the Italian styling houses of Pininfarina, Touring Superleggera and Zagato created some of the most beautiful and classic designs.”
Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts added, “Introducing the creative flair and style of Alberto Mancini with the engineering excellence of Vripack to the exceptional quality and British craftsmanship we already have at Fairline makes an exciting combination. I look forward to showing our new product designs over the coming weeks and months.”
Motorboat & Yachting: The first Fairline model completed under new Russian ownership rolled out of the Oundle factory this week.
Fairline Yachts was bought out of administration by UK-based Russian investors Alexander Volvo and Igor Glyanenko on 25 January 2016.
The new company has resumed production and completed the first of the handful of models left unfinished only six weeks after by previous owners Wessex Bristol when Fairline Boats was placed into administration in December last year.
“This is a significant occasion and one we want to celebrate. We are delivering on our promise to complete all orders for boats received by the previous owners”, said Russell Currie, managing director at Fairline Yachts.
Motorboat & Yachting: Fairline Yachts will make its comeback in a big way at the 2016 British Motor Yacht Show, with five models on display from 42ft to 60ft.
Fairline Yachts has confirmed that it will be exhibiting five models at the upcoming 2016 British Motor Yacht Show.
The boat show at Swanwick Marina from 20-22 May 2016 will see Fairline Yachts relaunch itself after recent buyout by Russian investors.
Fairline models will be at display with range from 42ft-60ft including models from the Targa and Squadron collections.
The British Motor Yacht Show is a free event and will also feature five models from Sunseeker and five models from Princess Yachts who are key supporters of this annual event.
The boat show was first launched in 2013 and it aims to provide a boutique atmosphere for serious buyers. Attendance and parking is free, but anyone interested in booking a private viewing of one of the models on display is advised to call ahead.
Motorboat & Yachting: Fairline will make a comeback at the 2016 Miami Boat Show with their Fairline Targa 53GT and Targa 48 Open.
Fairline Yachts is making their first official public comeback at the 2016 Miami Boat Show this weekend, as their local broker G Marine will be representing the brand for the first time since coming out of administration.
On display at Miami Boat Show starting from Monday 15th February 2016, will be Fairline Targa 53GT and Targa 48 Open.
“South Florida is among the largest leisure boat markets and we are keen to continue the long-term relationship with G Marine in Miami. G Marine is one of the crown jewels, and we appreciate the company’s experience and input as we are focused on developing new and exciting models.”, said Miles Moorhouse, marketing manager at Fairline Yachts.
This willl be the first boat show appearance for new company Fairline Yachts after being bought out of administration last month by Russian investors Igor Glyanenko and Alexander Volov in an estimated deal believed to be worth £4.5million.
Russell Currie, director of brokerage firm Fairline North Mallorca, has been appointed as the managing director of Fairline Yachts and the company has also recently confirmed its plans for their UK comeback at the British Motor Yacht Show in May and London On-Water Boat Show.