Exquisite lines, exceptional pace.


The Fairlie 55 recaptures the style and emotion of a golden age in yachting. Decades of unmistakable Fairlie build quality and exquisite finishing are combined to create a yacht that is undeniably influenced by the works and splendour of the renowned yacht designer William Fife. The sheer beauty of this yacht will be the envy of any admiring on looker.

Designed for both cruising and racing, the magnificent Fairlie 55 has a modern underwater profile and carbon rig, creating a fast yacht which is as easy to handle as any on the market today.


The builders enjoy a sail on the Fairlie 55

Fairlie 55 looking forward


The hull is constructed from a laminated mahogany backbone and frames, with a layer of Douglas fir strip planking, two layers of mahogany veneers laid at 45 degrees and one layer fore & aft. The entire structure is laminated using West System Epoxy Resin and is finally covered with two layers of GRP for protection.

The deck is built from a layer of marine plywood grooved on the underside, and laid with 12mm thick, swept teak decking with a varnished king plank, covering boards and toe rail.

The ultra-modern fin and bulb keel has an SG cast iron fin and a lead bulb and is assembled and bolted through the hull structure. The spade rudder is a laminated plywood blade with a stainless steel shaft.

Fairlie 55 General Arrangement & Layout


Principal Specification


  • Length Overall: 16.8m

  • Length, Waterline: 11.6m

  • Beam: 3.5m

  • Draft: 2.6m

  • Upwind Sail Area: 120m2

  • Displacement: 10.5 tonnes

  • Engine: Volvo D2-50, 51hp

  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd