New man at the helm for Fairline Boats

Fairline Boats at the London Boat Show 2013
Fairline Boats at the London Boat Show 2013

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, has appointed a new man at the helm.

Kevin Gaskell has been named as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO).

Following the company’s recent investment in its Corby manufacturing site, the operational development is nearing completion.

The next stage in the evolution of Fairline is focused towards longer-term product development and the continued expansion of global brand presence.

Mr Gaskell has been a non-executive director on Fairline’s Board since 2012 and has a wealth of experience developing premium brands.

His previous roles include managing director of Porsche Cars GB Limited and BMW GB.

Mr Gaskell said: “Having supported the strong development of the company over the last year I was delighted to accept the board’s invitation to lead a brand with such a strong heritage.

“I am excited about our new products and plans and look forward to delivering our vision for the future of Fairline to our customers and partners.”

Peter Williamson, chairman of Fairline Boats Ltd, said: “The shareholders, Better Capital LLC and Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, are delighted to announce Kevin as CEO of Fairline Boats Ltd.

“His extensive experience working with premium luxury brands puts him in great stead to lead Fairline Boats into what will undoubtedly be an exciting future.”