Oundle-based Fairline Boats is gearing up for an exciting year ahead, as it plans to showcase the best of British craftsmanship at trade shows around the world.
Last month, luxury boat manufacturer exhibited its range at the Miami International Yacht and Brokerage Show and the CNR International Eurasia Boat Show in Turkey.
The show in Miami saw Fairline’s new Targa 48 OPEN make its highly anticipated US debut. Thesports cruiser was unveiled from beneath a huge union flag during the launch, showcasing British design and manufacturing at its very best.
The first of three models in the brand’s new 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN is created at Fairline’s state-of-the-art £2.6m manufacturing facility in Corby, using the latest technologies and industry-leading production systems.
Fairline also exhibited two models from the new 48ft range in Istanbul, during the CNR International Eurasia Boat Show at the end of the month. The world’s second biggest boat and yacht exhibition on land, the show typically attracts over 1,000 high-quality brands.
The Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48 were admired by visitors from all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East, alongside four other models from the Fairline range. The show saw a healthy level of sales, with the final total exceeding last year’s figures.
Kevin Gaskell, chief executive officer of Fairline, said: “We are proud to be showcasing the very best of British craftsmanship, manufactured right here in Corby and Oundle, across the world.
“The response from the US audience to the debut of the Targa 48 OPEN was very positive and visitors to the show in Istanbul admired our two 48ft models in particular.
“The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for Fairline, with planned attendance at boat shows in China, Japan, Australia, South Africa and across Europe.
“The success of these boats on a global platform is down to our talented British designers and factory teams in Oundle, without whom we wouldn’t have the outstanding boats to showcase.”