Full sales ahead as mo­tor boat maker hits the crest of a wave

Fair­line sells 10 boats in first hour of pres­ti­gious trade show

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

Peter­bor­ough’s Fair­line Yachts is on the crest of a wave af­ter sell­ing 10 boats in the first hour of the pres­ti­gious Lon­don Boat Show. Theto­tal­val­ue­ofthe­newsales has been put at £4 mil­lion.

The­boat­shave­been­sol­dto deal­ers andown­ersin­var­i­ous coun­tries through­out main­land Europe. Man­agers of the lux­ury boat builder say they are thrilled at its early suc­cess at the renowned show, which will go on un­til Jan­uary 15.

Rus­sell Cur­rie, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Fair­line Yachts, of Oun­dle, said: “What a fan­tas­tic start to 2017 for Fair­line Yachts.

“It’s great to see­so­much­in­ter­est around the brand as we en­ter into our 50th year.”

The lux­ury Bri­tish boat builder has also an­nounced the launch of a lim­ited edi­tion 50th an­niver­sary com­mem­o­ra­tive book along­side an im­mer­sive vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence bring­ing to life its highly an­tic­i­pated Targa 63GTO – the first boat com­pletely de­signed byrenowned Ital­ian su­pery­acht de­signer, Al­berto Mancini.

Fair­line Yachts has come a long way since its cre­ation early last year from the ashes of the for­mer Fair­line Boats, which plunged into ad­min­is­tra­tion just be­fore Christ­mas 2015 with the loss of 450 jobs.

The­busi­nes­san­dit­sas­sets were bought by two Rus­sian in­vestors, named as Alexan­der Volov andI­gor Glya­nenko, who cre­ated the new Fair­line Yachts.

It now em­ploys 100 peo­ple with the first boat built by the new firm rolling off the pro­duc­tion line last March.

Mr Cur­rie said: “The key to our suc­cess will be the abil­ity to adapt to changes in the world­wide mar­ket.”

Fair­line Yachts’ dis­play at the Lon­don Boat Show.

Fair­line Yachts’ man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Rus­sell Cur­rie.

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