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Ancasta is delighted to announce that the first Fairlie 55, from Fairlie Yachts, will launch at the 2011 Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show from 6-11 September 2011. Following the successful turning of the hull in March, the build has progressed to plan as the first in the ‘Spirit of Tradition’ class of quality sailing yachts nears completion.
With 80,000 m2 of exhibition space and more than 500 boats on display, the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is Europe’s most prestigious on-the-water event, attracting more than 54,000 visitors from all corners of the globe. The Fairlie 55 will be exhibited in the Vieux Port (berth TBC) giving visitors the chance to preview the yacht in a magnificent setting.
After showcasing the Fairlie 55 at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show, the yacht will remain in Cannes for a further two weeks for pre-arranged press and client viewings and sea trials.
Alastair Shove of Ancasta Yachts, the exclusive international sales agents for the Fairlie 55, said: “We’re delighted to be launching the first Fairlie 55 at the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show in September. Cannes will provide a perfect backdrop for this new modern classic and give discerning buyers the chance to experience her exquisite style and finish first hand.”
Using the finest quality materials, exceptional craftsmen and unrivalled knowledge, the first in this family of modern classics is currently being constructed at Fairlie’s premises on the Hamble River in Hampshire, UK.
Fairlie’s Duncan Walker said: “It’s great to see such a beautiful yacht take shape as we reach the final stage of the build process, ahead of her launch at Cannes. Each phase involves exceptionally skilled craftsmen working with meticulous attention to detail to ensure that the finished product is of the highest possible quality. We look forward to revealing her speed and elegance on the water at Cannes in a few months time.”
Fairlie has also announced the quality suppliers for the Fairlie 55 including North Sails, B&G, Andersen, Selden, International Paints, Volvo, Mastervolt and West Systems. As with the build itself, quality is paramount to ensure the yacht’s fittings, sails and systems do justice to her handcrafted hull.