Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, announces Wayne Huntley as its new Head of Design and Engineering. Wayne will be responsible for overseeing the Fairline Yachts Design Studio in Oundle, Northamptonshire and will work alongside Head of Concept Design, Andrew Pope.
Formerly Head of Design at Oyster Yachts and Head Designer at Southampton Yacht Services, Wayne has been passionate about naval architecture from a young age and brings with him over 22 years of maritime knowledge over a wide range of vessel types and industries – including military, oil and gas rigs and mega yachts. Wayne has contributed to the successful completion of over 100 vessels and been involved in over 200 projects worldwide.
After achieving a degree in Naval Architecture Yacht and Powercraft Design at Southampton University, Wayne went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and work in several naval architecture roles, starting his own naval architecture business in 2002 – Spline Naval Architecture.
Wayne comments, “I am joining Fairline Yachts at a truly exciting time and there is a real opportunity to put my stamp on the design and engineering of their award-winning yachts. Fairline Yachts has such a prestigious reputation worldwide, and I look forward to applying my passion and experience to help make the brand an even greater success than it already is. I am joining a fantastic team and I’m thrilled to have the chance to further raise the profile of the outstanding work that we are seeing from the Fairline Yachts Design Studio.”