Fairline Yachts History

Fairline Yachts History

Fairline Yachts Take unused gravel pits, add in a man with an entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence, and what do you get? Well, when that man is Jack Newington, you get Fairline Yachts, a company known world-wide as a builder of exceptional motor yachts. Fairline Yachts, one of the oldest and most established builders of luxury performance boats up to 80 foot, traces its roots back to 1963 when Newington’s ingenuity led him to turn gravel pits into a thriving marina. He soon produced his first boat, starting his company on the path to becoming the incredibly successful enterprise it is today, as one of England’s largest manufacturers of production motor yachts, flybridge sedans, and express cruisers.

The story of Fairline Yachts history begins with Jack Newington’s purchase of a cluster of disused gravel pits next to the River Nene, a tidal river in the east of England. Newington flooded the pits, creating the Oundle Marina complete with a chandlery, an under-cover boat storage area, and a fleet of small rental boats. Newington offered boat repairs and by 1967, customer demand led to the launch of the first Fairline boat, a handcrafted 19′ fiberglass river cruiser. When Jack retired four years later, his son Sam took over. The former RAF pilot put his Columbia University MBA to good use, expertly guiding Fairline Yachts and overseeing its expansion for the next 25 years.

Fairline Yachts grew rapidly over the next two decades under Sam’s leadership. The company launched the Phantom 32 in 1974, the first of a popular line-up of family cruising boats appreciated for their advanced design. Other successful launches followed, leading up to the first Targa in 1985, which proved to be a benchmark in boat style. Fairline’s popularity continued to grow until the sheer volume of sales of their exceptional vessels necessitated expansion to an additional production site.

Fairline entered the ‘large yacht’ market in 1991 with the introduction of their innovative and stylish Squadron series. To cater to customers wishing to customize these larger luxury models, Fairline created an exclusive Yacht Division to meet their every need. The exceptional performance and opulent living spaces of Fairline’s motor yachts have caused the vessels to be eagerly sought by discriminating customers seeking the very best of British craftsmanship. Fairline Yachts continues to be an exceptionally successful and innovative company, with a global dealer network, U.S. subsidiary company, and devoted following of satisfied owners.

Are you interested in obtaining a luxurious Fairline yacht of your own? The knowledgeable brokers at Atlantic Yacht and Ship have the experience and contacts to assist you in finding the vessel of your dreams. We will work with brokers from around the world to find the perfect Fairline Yacht to suit your needs. If you are interested in a larger vessel, we also have extensive listings of new and preowned superyachts for sale, including ‘Watercolours’, a lovingly maintained 115′ Trinity Yacht.

Built in 1990, ‘Watercolours’ is a raised pilothouse motor yacht that received an extensive115' Trinity Yacht refit in the summer of 2007, including a complete remodeling of the main deck. She is designed for effortless entertaining, with accommodations for 8 guests and a previous formal dining room saloon that was transformed into a chic country kitchen with panoramic views forward and room for up to 10 diners. Contact Mack Carroll at 954-648-8989 or email him at macksyachts@aol.com for more information on this stunning preowned Trinity yacht for sale.

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