Motor boat maker Fairline’s new concept

Fairline Boats stand at the London Boat Show 2013

Fairline Boats stand at the London Boat Show 2013

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Luxury boat maker Fairline, which has bases in Corby and Oundle, unveiled a new, eco-friendly boat at the {http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/fairline-hiring-more-workers-to-cope-with-demand-after-london-boat-show-1-5831594|London Boat Show|}.

The eSprit uses sustainable materials including bio-derived epoxy resins with needle punched flax fibres and ecoyarn upholstery fabrics.

Recycled synthetic teak is used for the eSprit’s decking and it has solar panels.

Design manager Andy Pope said: “We used the design process to explore what a sustainable future could look like for Fairline.

“The size of the boat, the materials used, the necessary manufacturing processes; everything was put to the sustainability test.

“We were amazed at the positive response to what started as an adventure in concept design.

“The Fairline eSprit really seems to have caught the imagination and futuristic design touches like the control display on the steering wheel were very well received.”