The Fairlie Yachts range of modern classic yachts recaptures the style and emotion of a golden age in yachting. The sheer beauty of these yachts will be the envy of any appreciative onlooker.

Placing the 'P' bracket on Falcon

Placing the 'P' bracket on Falcon

Refit & Restoration

For over the last 25 years our restorations have gained an enviable reputation for their sympathetic approach and the high quality of the work. Utilising the original designers’ information, using the same building techniques and tastefully incorporating modern systems has led to high praise of our work.  

Fairlie 55 Solent sail trials

Fairlie 55 Solent sail trials

Modern Classics

Our range of modern classics are inspired  
by William Fife and draw inspiration from the golden age of yachting. The result is a series of elegant, classic style yachts designed to give modern sailing performance. A flexible approach
to interior layout allows an owner to build the interior to suit his exact needs.

Companioway hatch and skylight

Companioway hatch and skylight

Bespoke Joinery

The experience amassed in the building of traditional external joinery for our own restorations has led to other projects seeking our assistance in building deck structures and more modern items for a range of large classic motor and sailing yachts. We have worked on projects including Shemara, Nahlin and Bluebird over the last ten years. 

View our range of modern classic yachts

 

Our range of modern classic yachts are inspired by the designs of William Fife, renowned for his beautiful designs of over 500 yachts. His attention to detail and artistic eye for a line or curve combined with a canoe body hull shape and fin keel have resulted in a range of fast easily handled modern classics to draw admiring glances wherever they go. Our range of yachts include models with a higher displacement, and a longer keel with a skeg hung rudder. This range is designed to give extra volume for more flexible accommodation, more tankage and space for engineering. The keel and rudder configuration models give better directional stability under way, whilst still being easily manoeuvrable at low speed.

Fairlie 53

Fairlie 53

Fairlie 55

Fairlie 55

Fairlie 45

Fairlie 45

Fairlie 65

Fairlie 65

Fairlie 59

Fairlie 59

Fairlie 77

Fairlie 77

Fairlie 66

Fairlie 66

Fairlie 110

Fairlie 110


 

Small, but perfectly formed.

 

Inspired by the small cruising and racing yachts of William Fife III, this yacht has been developed with a modern underwater profile to give ease of handling and better performance to the short handed sailor. 

 


CONSTRUCTION, HULL & DECK

The yacht will be built using modern wood/epoxy techniques to ensure all the comfort and warmth of a traditional wooden hull but with a fraction of the maintenance and she will be fitted out with the same sumptuous joinery that Fairlie has perfected over the past 20 years. 
Her displacement of 7.5t is slightly heavier than many modern, lightweight Spirit of Tradition yachts however still far less than the original long keeled yachts from which she is conceived. This compromise allows for many of the benefits of both styles; light enough and with reduced wetted surface area to achieve easy, fast sailing even in light airs and yet with just enough internal volume to create standing headroom below. The fin and skeg arrangement has been designed to give the directional stability of a long keeled yacht but with easy manoeuvrability in marinas and modern stability characteristics to suit the higher aspect ratio of her rig. 
The yacht is designed primarily for relaxed weekend sailing for 2 people with space for occasional others. Both the cockpit and saloon are easily large enough to seat 4 people for dinner. 

Fairlie 45 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 13.9m
  • Length, Waterline: 8.9m
  • Beam: 3.2m
  • Draft: 2.0m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 84m2
  • Displacement: 7.5 tonnes 
  • Engine: Volvo D2-40, 40hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

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

Exsquisite 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


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 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


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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 D2-75, 75hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

A true fusion of new and old.

 

With lines echoing the drawing boards of William Fife this cutting edge yacht benefits from all the advancements in technology and construction techniques, whilst retaining her sumptuous, classic appeal.

 


CONSTRUCTION, HULL & DECK

The beautiful and very traditional long keel yacht had considerable design input from the very experienced owner who has now sailed a considerable mileage with two people on board. The deck is set out with all halyards lead aft to the cockpit, so the sails can be easily handled whilst short-handed. The cutter rig allows easy shortening of headsails as the wind comes up, helped by a ‘Formula Spars’ boom mainsail reefing system 

The interior boasts a large cabin aft with a double berth and single berth and a single cabin up forward of the galley, just forward of the very open and airy saloon, all the joinery is made from European walnut. 

Like all our yachts the exact interior layout can be optimised by each owner to suits his needs 

The engine is placed traditionally beneath small sheltered doghouse and access below is down an elegant set curved steps into the saloon. The generator is discretely hidden away in the Lazarette. 

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, bulwarks and cap rail. 

The hull has a long keel and traditionally hung rudder, this configuration gives excellent directional stability in a seaway, a bow thruster is fitted to make life a little easier in a crowed anchorage or marina.

Fairlie 59 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 17.9m
  • Length, Waterline: 12.3m
  • Beam: 3.8m
  • Draft: 2.5m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 128m2
  • Displacement: 25 tonnes 
  • Engine: Engine Deutz DT4.29 83 HP
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

An exciting long keeler on the drawing board

 

This yacht is designed primarily for long distance cruising for 6 people with space for another two occasional guests. Both the cockpit and saloon are easily large enough to seat 6 people for dinner. This hull form allows a generous volume to fit large tanks, and keep the machinery under the cabin sole. Like all our yachts, different interior layouts have been drawn to allow an owner to select the best for their individual requirements.

Her displacement of 25t is slightly heavier than many modern, lightweight Spirit of Tradition yachts of this size, however still far less than the original long keeled yachts from which she is conceived. This compromise allows for many of the benefits of both styles; light enough and with reduced wetted surface area to achieve easy, fast sailing even in light airs, and yet with just enough internal volume to create standing headroom below. The longer keel and skeg arrangement has been designed to give the directional stability of a long keeled yacht but with easy manoeuvrability in marinas and modern stability characteristics to suit the higher aspect ratio of her rig. The sail plan is drawn as a yawl, so for trade wind sailing the setting of a mizzen staysail can add up to an extra 10% of boat speed. A short bowsprit has been drawn which balances both the yacht aesthetically, and the sail plan. This also allows an asymmetric spinnaker to be set clear of the hull.

 


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 10mm thick, swept teak decking with a scrubbed king plank, paint bulwarks, varnished cap rail.

The deckhouse sides and cockpit coaming are constructed from straight grained Utile, which is cut from the same tree as all the other varnished woodwork onboard. This way a perfect colour and grain is matched throughout the yacht. The toughened glass windows are rebated into the sides to give a clean exterior finish. The coachroof is made up of glass sheathed plywood grooved on the underside glued to laminated utile beams to give a classic look to the underside. The large skylight and companionway hatch are traditionally hand built from Utile to the highest joinery standard.

The interior fitout will be fitted out with the same sumptuous joinery that Fairlie has perfected over the past 20 years.

Fairlie 65 General Arrangement & Layout


Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 19.9m
  • Length, Waterline: 13.6m
  • Beam: 4.8m
  • Draft: 2.9m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 180m2
  • Displacement: 25 tonnes
  • Engine: Volvo D3-150, 150hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

Space, handling and elegance.

 

The yacht is offered with two sail plans; for cruising a cutter headed yawl for ease of sail handling and elegant lines, or a more typical sloop rig with a hugely powerful foretriangle and mainsail.

With either sailplan the underwater hull form, keel and rudder will ensure she is extremely fast and her handling is as concise as the already proven Fairlie. The F77 can be fully specified for world cruising and fitted with all the engineering systems and comforts expected in today’s large yachts.

The Fairlie 77 offers two interior accommodation layouts. As standard the large master cabin, with en-suite bathroom and separate wet room, is located forward of the saloon. For those owners who would prefer their ‘master’ cabin aft, Paul Spooner, has designed a very private cabin which has its own dedicated companionway access and private cockpit. This layout offers excellent privacy and separation from your guests and two crew. Whichever layout is preferred, the Fairlie 77accommodates 5 cabins:

1 x Master cabin (fwd or aft)

1 x VIP Guest cabin (double or bunked cabin)

1 x Guest cabin (2 bunk cabin)

1 x Crew cabin in the forepeak forward

 


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 10mm thick, swept teak decking with a scrubbed king plank, paint bulwarks, varnished cap rail.

The deckhouse sides and cockpit coaming are constructed from straight grained Utile, which is cut from the same tree as all the other varnished woodwork onboard. This way a perfect colour and grain is matched throughout the yacht. The toughened glass windows are rebated into the sides to give a clean exterior finish. The coachroof is made up of glass sheathed plywood grooved on the underside glued to laminated utile beams to give a classic look to the underside. The large skylight and companionway hatch are traditionally hand built from Utile to the highest joinery standard.

Fairlie 66 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 20.1m
  • Length, Waterline: 13.8m
  • Beam: 4.1m
  • Draft: 3.1m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 192m2
  • Displacement: 18 tonnes 
  • Engine: Volvo D3-100, 110hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

A pedigree yacht that will turn heads.

 

The Fairlie 77 is a beautiful William Fife inspired cruising yacht which is at one cruising extended oceans as she is competing in the many fine regattas of today. As with her 55ft sister ship; Fairlie’s traditional styling, use of materials and high quality finish is exceptional. Qualities which Fairlie Yachts have become famous for worldwide.

 


CONSTRUCTION, HULL & DECK

The yacht is offered with two sail plans; for cruising a cutter headed yawl for ease of sail handling and elegant lines, or a more typical sloop rig with a hugely powerful foretriangle and mainsail.

With either sailplan the underwater hull form, keel and rudder will ensure she is extremely fast and her handling is as concise as the already proven Fairlie. The F77 can be fully specified for world cruising and fitted with all the engineering systems and comforts expected in today’s large yachts.

The Fairlie 77 offers two interior accommodation layouts. As standard the large master cabin, with en-suite bathroom and separate wet room, is located forward of the saloon. For those owners who would prefer their ‘master’ cabin aft, Paul Spooner, has designed a very private cabin which has its own dedicated companionway access and private cockpit. This layout offers excellent privacy and separation from your guests and two crew. Whichever layout is preferred, the Fairlie 77accommodates 5 cabins:

1 x Master cabin (fwd or aft)

1 x VIP Guest cabin (double or bunked cabin)

1 x Guest cabin (bunk cabin)

1 x Crew cabin in the forepeak forward

Fairlie 77 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 23.5m
  • Length, Waterline: 16.3m
  • Beam: 5.0m
  • Draft: 3.5m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 250m2
  • Displacement: 30 tonnes
  • Engine: Volvo D3-150, 150hp
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd

Your dream, our flagship.

 

The lines are in Fife’s inimitable style and, when complimented with Fairlie’s singular joinery and finish, result in a yacht that will have, in every way, met with the designer’s intention.

 


CONSTRUCTION, HULL & DECK

During the career of any yacht designer there will always be a selection of designs that, for one reason or another, never get built. In this, William Fife III was no exception. During his lifetime he proposed well over 100 yachts that suffered this fate; some were simply lines plans, some sail or accommodation plans and a few were fully developed and realised into complete projects.

In the very early 20th Century, William Fife devoted a significant amount of time to developing hull lines for racing under the Universal Rule. Fife’s reasoning behind these hulls is unknown, they may even have been designed with the intention of building an America’s Cup Challenger but, whatever the reason, the result was a set of hull forms that could be built and raced as some of the largest and most striking yachts afloat today.

The Fairlie 110 has been developed through our Design Evolution ethos using one of these ‘work in progress’ designs. Fife’s hull lines and Fairlie’s own vast experience and knowledge of his original yachts means that everything visible above the water will sit perfectly, shoulder to shoulder with so many of his famous yachts still gracing the classic circuit today. However the designs have been adapted to the 21st Century by Fairlie’s in-house design team, deploying the technology and ideas used during the development of Fairlie’s smaller Modern Classic Yachts to be the Flagship of the Fairlie Yachts’ Range.

Fairlie 110 General Arrangement & Layout

Fairlie 110 General Arrangement & Layout


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Principal Specification

  • Length Overall: 33.6m
  • Length, Waterline: 23.2m
  • Beam: 6.3m
  • Draft: 4.1m
  • Upwind Sail Area: 568m2
  • Displacement: 72 tonnes 
  • Engine: Volvo D4 -300, 300hp @ 3500rpm
  • Designer: Paul Spooner CEng MRINA, PS Design Ltd