Fairline moves into 24 metre yacht production
(October 2019) – British production yacht builder Fairline Yachts has announced plans to accelerate its development of 24 metre yachts (reports Boat International). Plans are underway for the yard’s first 24 metre plus flagship flybridge model, which will be built at the yard’s Hythe facility. Newly appointed non-executive chairman of Fairline, David Tydeman, will be dedicated to developing the new range. The builder said he would “concentrate his efforts on developing our large yacht range and fully maximising our commercial operations capability in Hythe.” Fairline’s Alexander Volov said the move had come as a result of increased customer interested and strong sales performances at recent international boat shows. “Alongside the exceptional interest we’ve seen in our current range, where we’ve closed an impressive number of sales contracts, we have also seen unprecedented levels of enquiries for larger Fairline yachts of 80ft or more,” he said. “This has prompted us to accelerate the development of our large yacht capability.” It comes after the yard revealed its Hythe expansion plans at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival.