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 enjoy their yachting without the pressures and impracticalities often associated with the ownership of an original classic.
The idea was first discussed in the summer of 2009 at one of the regattas at which our restored yachts were competing. There are of course many other ‘Spirit of Tradition’ Yachts on the market today, however the new Fairlie yachts were to draw upon the artistry of one of the greatest yacht designers of what is now the Classic age of Yachting, William Fife III, taking inspiration from names like Mariquita, Altair, Moonbeam, Tuiga and Kentra. Yachts which nobody knows more intimately than the team at Fairlie and which are by common consent, considered to be the most beautiful Classic Yachts of all time.
It was decided that the new yachts must be built by the same team of craftsmen that had carried out our renowned restoration work and they were to offer perfect classic styling and proportionality both on deck and below down to the finest of details; they were to be yachts that would have made the master designers of the early 1900’s intensely proud.
Finally it was decided that this attention to detail above the water must also be evident below the water in the no compromise design of the high performance hull lines, structure and appendages and that the two sides must marry together perfectly at the waterline in order to ensure that the classic illusion is conveyed uninterrupted to the eye of the beholder.
At Fairlie Yachts we are concerned about the hardwoods and trees that go into building these yachts
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