How would you celebrate half a century of building one of the most heralded luxury yacht brands in the world? Well, if you were the British manufacturer of Fairline Yachts, you’d invite 50 owners of your motor yachts to an anniversary celebration in Spain.
Fairline Yachts Launches Three Luxury Yacht Lines
Included in the 2017 flotilla was a Fairline 19 pocket cruiser – the first boat Fairline Yachts produced in 1967. Over the next five decades, under the uncompromising eye of founder Jack Newington, Fairline Yachts launched three lines: Phantom (flybridge), Targa (sports cruiser) and Squadron (motor yacht) and dozens of models ranging from 33 to 78 feet. The now highly successful F-Line 33 came along in 2019.
Along with establishing the benchmark all modern luxury cruisers are measured against, Fairline Yachts has won an impressive collection of UK IPC Marine and Queen’s awards; Motorboat of the Year awards in multiple categories; World Yacht trophies for Best Interior Design and Best Exterior Design; and European Motorboat of the Year – the industry’s leading award.
In 2016, Fairline Yachts held a competition to find a designer who would breathe new life into the brand. The assignment: Design a flagship in the 60-foot range and a smaller model that could serve as an entry-level boat. The hands-down winner of the contest was renowned Italian super-yacht designer Alberto Mancini, and the Targa 63 GTO – the first of many Fairline yachts Mancini has designed – was launched.
Phantom Flybridge Cruisers
The first Fairline Phantom yacht was a seven-berth boat launched in 1974. It remained in production until 1981 and laid the foundation for the luxurious, family-friendly lineup of cruising boats for which Fairline Yachts is known worldwide. Here are a few features that set used Fairline Phantom yachts for sale apart from comparable European flybridge yachts:
- Safer, more stable and easier to maneuver
- Stronger hulls and larger fuel capacity
- More spacious staterooms with larger heads
- Better visibility from helm positions
- Lots more storage
- Higher quality fabrics, leather, woods, hardware
- Luxurious design
Targa Sports Cruiser
For starters, Targa Sports Cruisers are really a blast to drive. Second, they’re all about balance. Fairline Yachts have a dedicated, single-mold hull form that’s neither too far forward nor too far aft. It’s just right. Third, as with most “open” yachts, Targa models have a cockpit open to the deep blue sky. But, they also have a hardtop that encloses the cockpit when the weather gets rough. Fourth, Fairline Yachts uses a resin-infusion process on all its hulls that adds interior volume and also makes them stronger and lighter. Fifth, along with industry-leading technical systems, Fairline Yachts’ interior joinery sets the standards. Everything matches and finishes are flawless.
And, finally, yacht reviewers and owners alike refer to Targa’s design as groundbreaking. That’s because its intelligent layouts make floor space and rooms appear so much larger than the hull dimensions. En suite cabins are practical but also luxurious, spacious, light and airy. Strategically placed skylights and windows bring the outside inside. Whether you’re searching for a sunny-day boat or a powerful, high-performance, long-range cruiser, there’s a Fairline yacht for sale that meets your criteria.
The very first Targa – the Targa 33 was launched in 1985, and in 2004, the Gran Turismo – a larger version of Targa models – was introduced.
Squadron Motor Yacht
Where the Targa line focuses on speed and performance, Fairline’s Squadron models exude elegance. In fact, the Squadron range with its lavish interiors, classic style and innovative flat floor design –– all hallmarks of a much bigger boat –– are just a few of the elements that established Fairline Yachts in the large yacht market. Launched in 1991, the Squadron range became an instant hit, as did the later flybridge models with their advanced engineering and proven design. In 2010, Fairline Yachts launched its 12,000th boat. It was a Squadron 55.
Fairline Yachts – With an Eye on Its Heritage and Leaving a Legacy
Never satisfied, Jack Newington was always searching for “what’s next.” And, even though each Fairline Yacht is built from a base model, Newington involved the customer at every step, which is why every Fairline Yacht for sale is a unique reflection of the original owner. On his quest for the next greatest idea, Newington cultivated strategic partnerships, collaborated with the best engineers and designers in the industry and made a commitment to never cut corners on quality, safety and craftsmanship. The result: A brand known for its functionality, contemporary styling, cutting-edge technology, fluid spaces and sophisticated comfort. In other words, a brand for the ages.
- Founder: Jack Newington
- Established: Fairline Boats in 1963, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England
- Current owners: Alexander Volov, Igor Glyanenko, launched as Fairline Yachts Ltd. in 2016
- Type: Luxury/express cruising yachts
- Size: 33 to 78 feet
- Models: F-Line 33 inboard/outboard; Phantom 32, 37 Fly, 38, 40, 42, 43, 48, 50, 55; Targa 33, 38, 40, 43 Open, 45 Open, 45 GT (Gran Turismo), 47 GT, 50 GT, 50 Open, 53 GT, 53 Open, 58 GTB, 63 GTO, 65 GT, 65 GTO; Squadron 48, 50, 53, 58, 65, 68, 78 Custom
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