Fairlie Yachts. A spirit of traditional Sailing Yachts

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Design
The Fairlie 55
Designed for both cruising and racing, this magnificent yacht reflects the style and quality of a golden age of yachting
The Fairlie 66
The Fairlie 66 is as responsive and easy to handle as her smaller but equally elegant sister.
The Fairlie 77
A beautiful William Fife inspired yacht which is at one cruising extended oceans as she is competing in regattas.
The Fairlie 110
The Fairlie 110 has been developed through our Design Evolution ethos using one of these ‘work in progress’ designs.
Custom
Custom design requests & examples of bespoke projects can be viewed on the Fairlie Design site.

Design

Fairlie Yachts Design Conception

Designed for both cruising and racing, these magnificent yachts reflect 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.

Our Green Credentials

At Fairlie Yachts we are concerned about the hardwoods and trees that go into building these yachts

The Fairlie Build

A substantial yacht is made up of a thousand details, and the whole may be far greater than the sum of these parts, yet without people, she is nothing

Design Concepts

The yacht designs showcased in these pages were conceived by a desire to make Fairlie’s unique quality, skills and knowledge available to a wider group of individuals

History

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Fairlie Restorations of Fife classics began in 1985 with a rich history running through to the launch of a new range of classic Yachts.

Skills and Workforce

Fairlie has a history of working with a skilled workforce, drawing on the history of traditional yacht building in the Southampton area

Restoration

From 1987, and starting with the Altair project, Fairlie have been restoring traditional sailing yachts of all sizes

Fife’s Legacy

With the first decade of the 21st Century run its course, a few thoughts on the reasons why the designs of a third generation Ayrshire born yacht designer remain so important 150 years after his birth

A substantial yacht is made up of a thousand details, and the whole may be far greater than the sum of these parts, yet without people, she is nothing.

The pivotal person for any yacht is her owner. A small group are fortunate enough to create yachts truly their own. If you are such a person, the yacht is a part of you before she is conceived, and you retain the power to mould her form and the bedrock of her character.

Her personality will also depend on those who design her, build her and put to sea in her. Whether she smiles or frowns will be down to you all and therein lies the adventure.

Guiding the build of a yacht harmoniously from dreams to launching day is a supreme test of teamwork, which means far more than hiring a series of individual experts. The team at Fairlie has worked together for over twenty years, and from the faithful restoration of important classics to modern timber composite craft they have never been found wanting. The common factor is the unimpeachable standard of excellence.

Fairlie work with few clients at any one time. While some degree of overlap is inevitable, they like to concentrate on a maximum of two commissions at once, keeping owners at the centre of the operation

Unlike most private builders, Fairlie maintain an in house design office. This benefits owners in a number of ways and although the yard builds yachts using modern techniques, the design team are equally used to working with the world’s loveliest traditional craft. They properly understand the sweeping shearlines and fine detail that have all but disappeared from today’s waterfronts.

Whether state-of-the-art or traditional, timelessness sets Fairlie yachts apart. As friends under the same roof, Fairlie designers and builders consult throughout the project. This seamless approach means that what is drawn can be readily built. It also enables a shipwright encountering a technical difficulty to choose the best solution, doing away with the communication issues which can bedevil yacht builds.

The greatest day sees the owner’s vision and the yard’s capacity to transform it into reality, revealed to the world.

Their tests are tempests, wrote John Masefield about ships in general. Once the champagne is drunk and the dock lines let go, the shore fades, the talking stops and the computers fall dumb. Most of Fairlie’s management team have been yacht professionals at sea. They understand that it is here, not in a boat show, that the final judgment will be delivered. The ocean respects aesthetics, but only when backed by rigorous engineering. Fairlie yachts are the supreme exemplars of power encapsulated in grace.

 

Design Conception

The yacht designs showcased in these pages, that together form the Fairlie Yachts range of Modern Classic Sailing Yachts, were conceived by a desire to make Fairlie’s unique quality, skills and knowledge available to a wider group of individuals who appreciate the craftsmanship evident in our 2 decades of restoration work; individuals who prefer to [&hellip

The Fairlie Build

A substantial yacht is made up of a thousand details, and the whole may be far greater than the sum of these parts, yet without people, she is nothing

Design Concepts

The yacht designs showcased in these pages were conceived by a desire to make Fairlie’s unique quality, skills and knowledge available to a wider group of individuals

More information

To request further information please contact Fairlie Yachts Ltd.
Alternatively please download your colour brochure and specification.

Tel: +44 2380 456336 or
Email: sales@fairlieyachts.com

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