World cruising at your fingertips

 

We were approached by a European client to design and build this fast long distance shorthanded cruising yacht. The hull has a longer keel than our fin keel yachts and a skeg hung rudder, this configuration gives excellent directional stability in a seaway, yet remains easy to handle in a busy anchorage.

The interior, designed by the owner boasts a large sea berth aft and a generous double cabin up forward. The engine and generator are situated in the middle of the yacht with the galley built around the machinery space. There is a very generous fridge space, with two separate front opening units and top opening freezer compartment. A Webasto heater has been fitted to keep the interior snug and warm in cooler climes.

 


CONSTRUCTION, HULL & DECK

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 scrubbed king plank, paint bulwarks, varnished cap rail. 

The hull has a longer keel than our fin keel yachts and a skeg hung rudder, this configuration gives excellent directional stability in a seaway, yet remains easy handles in a busy anchorage. 

The interior, designed by the owner boasts a large sea berth aft and a generous double cabin up forward. The engine and generator are situated in the middle of the yacht with the galley built around the machinery space. There is a very generous fridge space, with two separate front opening units and top opening freezer compartment. A Webasto heater has been fitted to keep the interior snug and warm in cooler climes.

Fairlie 53 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 16.3m
  • Length, Waterline: 10.6m
  • Beam: 3.95m
  • Draft: 2.6m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 117m2
  • Displacement: 13.5tonnes 
  • Engine: Volvo D2-75, 150hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd