The Fairline brand began life in 1963 with Jack Newington transforming a disused area of Oundle Marina, Northamptonshire into boat building workshops and offices. The Fairline 19 became the first cruiser to roll off production at this River Nene site, four years later. Made using emerging boat building techniques it paved the way for many more iconic Fairline yachts to follow.
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In the Seventies, Fairline introduced a popular family cruiser – the Phantom 32 – followed by the 40, which remained in production for eleven years. Turbo 36, the revolutionary aft-deck designed boat came in 1981, before the new acclaimed Targa 33 express cruiser in 1985.
By the 1990s, the brand had rooted itself in the large yacht category with the legendary design classic Squadron series. The Squadron 62 elevated the precision engineering of Fairline’s flybridge models.
With burgeoning export sales in 2001, they unveiled a new 60,000 sq. ft factory in Oundle and a new production facility two years later.
A new wave of internationally recognised boats arrived in this decade with the iconic Squadron 74 and the heart-racing sleek designed Grand Turismo Targa models, designed with an innovative retracting roof.
In 2014, the 48 series came in being, encompassing resin infusion technology, a new type of deck construction and exclusive hull for enabling IPS technology. A new exciting partnership was formed in 2016 with the highly-esteemed Italian designer Alberto Manchini and the Dutch naval architects Vripack, heralding an international collaboration of the very best in design and engineering.
With its sights set on the future, Fairline is continuing to produce new generations of yachts, with the likes of its highly advanced sporty F//LINE 33 – Superboats category winning the 2020 Motorboat of the Year awards.