Boat builder on crest of a wave just six months af­ter cre­ation

Man­u­fac­turer seeks to im­press cus­tomers world­wide

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business Telegraph - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­nell@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

Busi­ness is buoy­ant at a lux­ury boat builder just six months af­ter the cre­ation of the com­pany. Fair­line Yachts, of Oun­dle, has just un­veiled an im­pres­sive line up of boats to show­case the com­pany at the Cannes Yachting Fes­ti­val next month.

And the com­pany has also an­nounced the ap­point­ment of a new dealer cov­er­ing the Benelux and West Ger­many area.

The new de­vel­op­ment comes just six months af­ter the cre­ation of the busi­ness from the 52-year-old Fair­line Boats, which­wentin­toad­min­is­tra­tion late last year­with­the loss of 380 jobs.

The name and the as­sets were bought by two Rus­sian in­vestors who set the busi­ness up as Fair­line Yachts, and which now em­ploys 100 peo­ple.

Rus­sell Cur­rie, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Fair­line Yachts is cel­e­brat­ing the start of the boat show sea­son in style, show­cas­ing an im­pres­sive line-up of Squadron and Targa mod­els at this year’s Cannes Yachting Fes­ti­val, in­clud­ing the world de­but of the new Squadron 65 hard­top.

“Cannes re­mains very im­por­tantinthean­nu­al­cal­en­dar for Fair­line. We are look­ing for­ward­toshow­casin­gas­e­lec­tion of our­most­pop­u­lar­boats and­meet­ing­both­newan­dold cus­tomers alike.”

In asep­a­rat­ede­vel­op­ment, Fair­line Yachts has named Jonkers Yachts as its dealer for the Benelux andWestGer­many area.

Mr Cur­rie said: “This is a clear demon­stra­tion of our con­tin­ued fo­cus on strength­en­ing our global dealer net­work. It’s the per­fect part­ner to de­liver the world-class ex­pe­ri­ence a Fair­line cus­tomer ex­pects.”

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