Fairlie 55

  • 55'
  • 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • £850,000


Beautiful modern classic yachts in the Spirit of Tradition from the worlds finest classic yacht craftsman - Fairlie Yachts.

In the Autumn of 2011 this beautiful modern classic turned heads on the Cote d’Azur & ‘wowed’ all admirers at the shows and regattas. When reviewing the Fairlie 55, Yachting World commented “I can guarantee you will be enchanted with the Fairlie 55. She champions wooden boatbuilding skill and craftsmanship, and she sails beautifully” Toby Hodges YW. January 2012.

Please enquire if you would like to discuss the potential build of your new Fairlie 55.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: FAIRLIE
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Fairlie 55
  • Model Year: 2014
  • YearBuilt: 2014
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: No Duty Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/4 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 55' 0" (16.76m)
  • LWL: 38' 0" (11.58m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 11' 4" (3.45m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 5" (2.57m)
  • Max Draft: 8' 5" (2.57m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 2,000 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 12 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 10,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 300 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 200 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Cold Molded
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Paul Spooner
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Paint
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D2-55
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Designed for both cruising and racing,
this magnificent yacht reflects the style
and quality of a golden age of yachting.
This, coupled with a modern underwater
body and rig, creates a yacht which is as
easy to handle as any modern yacht on
the market today.
She will be admired and envied in any
marina or anchorage and with her
performance rig and sails will show many
of her closest rivals a clean pair of heels.


Length Overall 16.8m
Length Waterline 11.64m
Beam 3.50m
Draft 2.3m
Displacement 10t
Ballast ratio 40%
Sail Area 117m²

Designer Paul Spooner

The hull is constructed from a laminated
mahogany backbone and frames, with
a layer of Douglas fir strip planking, two
layers of mahogany veneers laid at 45
degrees and one layer fore & aft. The
entire structure is laminated using West
System Epoxy Resin and is finally covered
with two thin layers of GRP for protection .

The deck is built from a layer of marine
plywood grooved on the underside, and laid
with 12mm thick, swept teak decking with
a varnished king plank, covering boards
and toe rail.

The ultra-modern fin and bulb keel has
an SG cast iron fin and a lead bulb and
is assembled and bolted through the hull
structure. The spade rudder is a laminated
plywood blade with a stainless steel shaft.
The hull is painted with an Awlgrip /
International urethane paint system on the
topsides and a hard antifouling.
On deck the varnish work will be
Epiphanes Gloss Varnish.

All fittings are securely mounted using A4
stainless steel fastenings.


A 20kg delta anchor with 20m of 10mm

short link chain and 100m of warp led
through a custom stem-head fitting
to a Lewmar 12v V3 anchor windlass
and drum. The chain self stows in a
self draining chain locker which may be
accessed through a flush deck hatch

6 stainless steel fairleads and adjacent
Clyde style bar cleats for mooring
• 14 removable stainless steel stanchions
mounted on bases with double guard
wires covered in braid
• Forestay chain plate bolted through
  the stem
• Clear tinted flush hatch to forecabin
• Lewmar pinstop adjustable headsail
  sheet tracks
• A pair of Andersen 52 primary winches
• A pair of Andersen 46 secondary
• A pair of Andersen 46 coachroof
  winches, jammers and organisers for
  main and Jib halyards, reefs 1 & 2,
  boom vang, outhaul
• 12V electric Andersen 52 Mainsheet
   winch behind helm position
• Stainless steel chainplates securely
  fastened to the structure
• Deck fillers for water, fuel, black water
  pump out
• Custom built utile wheel connected to
  Lewmar Mamba steering gear
• Deck plate giving access to rudder head
  and aluminium emergency tiller
• Flush hatch covered with laid teak
  to aft storage area
• Navigation lights mounted on side
  of coachroof
• Stern light built into transom
• Self draining cockpit, with life raft
  stowage to starboard and generous
  locker space to port
• Sealed gas locker and tool stowage
  to aft of cockpit
• Mushroom ventilation on top of
coachouse to fore and aft head
• 5 mooring lines in 16mm ‘Z’ plait line,
  1#15m, 2#10m, 2#5m
• 8 22 x 64cm white fenders


• White painted aluminium mast and boom
• 10.5oz Crosscut Dacron mainsail with 2 reefs
• Furling headsail from 8.5oz Crosscut
  Dacron on foil with manual furling unit
• 2 sets of spreaders
• Manual, adjustable backstay (winch handle operated)
• Gas Strut vang
• Conduit for navigation lights,foredeck light and VHF antenna
• Standing rigging 1x19 with swaged terminals, attached to chromed bronze rigging     screws
• Main and Jib halyards, reefs 1 & 2, boom vang and outhaul led to coachroof winches
• Mainsheet on 2:1 purchase from cockpit led to dedicated winch on aft deck


The accommodation styling is based on
the traditional look from the 1930’s.
Panelled bulkheads in the saloon and
painted tongue and groove bulkheads in
the cabins and bathrooms. All main and
cupboard doors are solid timber.

An ensuite double cabin with wardrobe
space and drawers under the bed. The
fresh water tank is mounted under the bed.
A clear, flush hatch is mounted in the deck
over the bed to give ventilation and light.

Aft cabin
Double cabin with wardrobe. Drawers and
storage space under bed. A window in the
coachroof side gives light and an opening
portlight gives ventilation into the cockpit.


Two generous settees with upholstered
seat and back cushions, easily removable
to gain access to large stowage areas
outboard and under seats.

A saloon table with folding leaves allows
for comfortable dining and daylight and
ventilation is allowed for by the traditional
skylight and coachroof windows.

A gimballed 3 burner and oven/grill, with
crash bar is fitted along with a top loading
12V Frigomatic refrigerator.
Corian worktops with generous fiddles and
an under slung stainless sink and half sink
are fitted with a waste bin underneath.
A swinging tap supplies pressurised hot
and cold water. There is upper level storage
behind sliding panels.

Navigation Area
A forward facing, half chart sized chart
table with chart storage inside is fitted just
forward of the companionway hatch
on the starboard side.

A custom electrical panel and navigation
instruments are all easily visible on the
bulkhead fwd of the chart table.

Heads Compartments.
Manual toilets pumping either directly
overboard or to black tank (fwd head
only). Pressurised hot and cold water to
shower and hand basin. The shower drains
into a sump which automatically pumps


A Volvo D2-55, giving 41kW (55 hp)
@3000 revs fitted to a sail drive unit with
3 bladed folding 18” propeller. Raw water
enters through a valve and strainer and
exits through the seawater cooled exhaust
consisting of anti siphon valve, waterlock
silencer, and reinforced rubber hose.

A 115amp alternator is fitted to the engine
and provides charge to the domestic and
engine start batteries. The engine control
panel is mounted in the navigation area.
A stainless steel drip tray is fitted under
the engine and the fuel tank under the
cockpit sole contains approx 160ltrs and
is vented overboard. The tank is filled via a
filler mounted in the cockpit sole.


There is a primary fuel filter/water
separator with drain cock mounted in the
engine compartment which is surrounded
by 32mm sealglass sound insulation
meeting the ISO 9094 fire requirements of
the EU Recreational Craft Directive.

Electrical equipment
A Custom switch panel with circuit breaker
switches and battery monitor panel is fitted
in the chart area.

There is an engine start battery of 85 Ah
and 2 x 200 Ah gel batteries for domestic
use. A Mastervolt battery charger supplies
charge through a shore power connection
which also supplies 230V sockets and
an immersion heater for hot water when
connected. There are deckhead lights in
every compartment and reading lights on
each berth.