At Fairlie Yachts we are concerned about the hardwoods and trees that go into building these yachts. Wood is, of course, a truly biodegradable material so we can be sure that at the end of the yacht’s working life nothing will remain to be buried in landfill, however many of the timbers used a century ago are not available any more due to over use, and many more that are being used now are on their way to a similar fate. For this reason we are careful to source our timbers, whenever possible, from sustainable sources and we are constantly trying new timbers in areas traditionally aligned with one particular species. It is our hope that future customers will want us to build our yachts entirely from sustainable timbers with the use of less well known but equally suitable species used throughout and in this way it is our desire to build some of the most environmentally conscious yachts available today.
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
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 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