Respecting our past,
embracing the future

Style Performance Integrity

Here is the inspiration behind every one of our 13,000 beautifully built boats. This is how we differentiate ourselves from the crowd. How we explain our colourful and successful past. It’s by respecting this past that we are able to approach the future with genuine insight, ingenuity and creativity.

 

1963

Jack Newington acquires a cluster of disused gravel pits by the River Nene, transforming them into Oundle Marina.

1967

Launch of the first Fairline, a 19’ river cruiser. Handcrafted, yet already exploiting the latest GRP boat construction techniques of the time.

1974

Launch of Phantom 32. The advanced design sets the pace for the next decade and gives its name to the long lineup of ‘family’ cruising boats that followed with such success.

1977

Launch of Fairline 40, in production for a record 11 years.

1981

Turbo 36 launched to huge acclaim.

1985

Launch of the very first Targa, which subsequently proves to be a benchmark in boat style and design, spawning many imitators in the following years. Growth continues apace, with new production sites at Weldon, Corby and Nene Valley, Oundle.

1991

Fairline enters the ‘large yacht’ market with the first boat in the now-renowned Squadron series, the innovative and stylish 62.

2001

HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York opens a new 60,000 square foot factory to supply increased capacity from strong export sales.

2003

The 10,000th Fairline leaves the yard, a Squadron 65, and Fairline completes two of its most ambitious programmes to date: the construction of the major new production facility, Nene Valley II, and the launch of its stunning flagship yacht, the Squadron 74.

2004

Introduction of GRAN TURISMO versions of the larger Targa models, incorporating the innovative powered retractable hardtop.

2006

Fairline begins its 40th anniversary celebrations in real style! A new model is announced or launched in each of the ranges…Squadron 66, Phantom 48 and Targa 38. Single-step distribution is introduced, allowing the Fairline global dealer network to deal direct with the factory, thereby further improving customer support.

2007

Fairline starts its 40th birthday with an impressive clutch of trophies: in the UK’s IPC Marine Awards, the Targa 38 and the Squadron 68 win MOTORBOAT OF THE YEAR in their respective categories, with the Phantom 48 being highly commended. The Targa 38 also wins EUROPEAN MOTORBOAT OF THE YEAR, the industry’s leading award.

2008

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Fairline are proud to receive the world’s most prestigious award for International Trade.

2009

New corporate office in Singapore supporting development of the brand throughout Australasia. World-class, purpose-built head offices are opened in Oundle, UK.

2010

Fairline's 12,000th boat is built - a Squadron 55

Time spent with our customers is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of our business. From the moment they meet us to the day they take delivery of their dream. We value every moment spent discussing the individual requirements of all of our customers, but there comes a time when we have to intensify our level of personal service. And that is when our customers specify one of our larger models with all the delightful complexities of choice that it brings. This became the basis of our Yacht Division, created to support your Fairline dealership and to take their excellent service a stage further. When you invest in one of our more exclusive models, namely the Squadron 65 or 78 CUSTOM, you have every right to expect a specially attentive and exclusive level of service from us.

The Yacht Division specialists work closely with our design and production teams at the shipyard, staying abreast of the latest design trends and developments, as well as the advanced construction and engineering techniques we use. They also advise on the practicalities of production and ownership and consult with you throughout the building programme to achieve the perfect end result. Whether simply arranging VIP transport for progress meetings at the factory, or flying your consultant to wherever you might be to meet with you, we will make sure the path to ownership is as thrilling and as enjoyable as owning the yacht itself.

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