British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, was last night announced as the winner of the best exterior design in the 50-80ft yachts category at the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies, the annual ‘Oscars’ of the yachting industry.
The award-winning star of the night was Fairline’s newly-launched Targa 63 GTO, the culmination of the brand’s collaboration with world-renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini – who also picked up the esteemed Designer of the Year award. The Targa 63 GTO features the world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen.
Judges commended Fairline, praising the quality, craftsmanship and collaborative work that went into creating the Targa 63 GTO.
The World Yachts Trophies are one of the world’s most prestigious award ceremonies in the luxury motor yacht industry, with the honours attributed to only the finest boats and builders of the last 12 months.
Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, comments on the award win, “This award is testament to the hard work of all the Fairline Yachts team over the last 18 months. The award cements our place as one of the ‘brands to beat’ in this highly competitive industry. We would like to thank the judges for their consideration and decision, along with every member of the Fairline team for all of their hard work, which made this colossal achievement possible.”
(L-R) Alberto Mancini, Karl Gilding, Andrey Lomakin, Alexander Volov, Igor Glyanenko and Russell Currie accepting the award at the World Yachts Trophies 2017 awards ceremony.