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  • Christmas Hampers

        Leigh-Smith Yachts are planning to greatly increase our Christmas Hamper Appeal this year (2017) to a whopping 300+ hampers and would welcome any support / donations with goods or simply a donation of your time. We plan to have a full assembly day or two (if required) in late November/early December at Sanctuary Cove. Get involved and make a difference this year.      We plan to have a full assembly day or two (if required) in late November/early December at Sanctuary Cove. Get involved and make a difference this year.  Your support or your company's support can be credited with signage on each of the Hampers.      For more information on how to get involved and make a difference for Christmas 2017 contact Sarah@LSYachts.com.au or your local Gold Coast Salvation Army site.       article from Gold Coast Bulletin December 2016  

  • Alaska 49 Review

    Since Leigh-Smith Yachts sold their first Alaska into Australia in 2003, the Leigh-Smith family have been near wholly responsible for over 90 boats being built in the 40-series alone with hull #94 due in early 2017. Barry Thompson went to the Gold Coast to check it out the 49 Alaska Sedan, their latest model.   The new 49 Alaska Sedan is a semi-traditional coastal cruiser that is going to be right at home cruising the Pittwater, Moreton Bay, Bay of Islands or Hauraki Gulf. The Alaska Range are equally comfortable in these surrounds but also excel as coastal cruisers for those extended runs and the explorers amongst us. Ryan Leigh-Smith, Director of Leigh-Smith Yachts, builders of the Alaska range, says he often refers to the Alaska 40- Series range as being the modern Moreton Bay Cruiser. “They slot into that genre and have all the aspects and looks of a Moreton Bay Cruiser, but with the agility and performance provided by the bigger engines. The 49 Alaska follows the existing 43 Alaska (13.11m) and 47 Alaska (14.33m) and is soon to be joined by a 55 Alaska, 59 Alaska and a 62 Alaska. All boats are available in either sedan or flybridge, but in recent years it has been the sedan versions that have proven the most popular by a ratio for nearly 2:1. “There is a definite appeal with the sedan range and we feel that our boats have found a stable place in the market, with sales over the last few years been extremely steady”, says Ryan. & …

  • Fairline launches new brand film

    Fairline launches new brand film in honour of its 50th anniversary   British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, releases a new brand film in honour of the company’s 50th anniversary this year.   The film showcases Fairline’s passion for perfection, beauty and performance. It brings to life Fairline’s rich history of building timeless, classic yachts, its dedication to exceptional British craftsmanship, the exquisite materials chosen, its investment in cutting edge innovation, design and technology and the attention paid to ensure every perfect detail. The brand film is one of Fairline’s Golden Moments for 2017. The Golden Moments campaign, which was launched with the unveiling of a limited edition commemorative book at London Boat Show 2017, marks a year of celebrations in honour of the British boatbuilder’s 50th anniversary, where customers and dealers will be given exclusive opportunities to create and celebrate a whole year of new Golden Moments throughout 2017, culminating in the second volume of the commemorative book due to be launched at the end of the year.  Golden Moments from Fairline Yachts on Vimeo. View to film here: https://vimeo.com/198179524

  • Fairline Announces all-new Targa 43 Open

    Fairline announces all-new Targa 43 Open   British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces plans for its brand new Targa 43 Open, which will launch in Spring 2018   The new Targa 43 Open is the latest boat designed from a blank sheet of paper by celebrated superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, for Fairline Yachts. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, has created an instantly recognisable sleek hull shape with effortless styling, showcasing the future direction for Fairline Yachts. Fairline’s new Targa 43 Open, of which ten models were sold on the first day of London Boat Show 2017, will have the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish feel of the Targa 63 GTO. The luxurious sports cruiser will feature a choice of either twin Volvo Penta IPS 500 or IPS 600, which is expected to achieve a minimum fully-loaded speed of 34 knots. Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 43 was a phenomenally popular boat when originally launched in the late 1990s and we are confident this all-new model for the 21st century will be a worthy successor. The two cabin cruiser will feature an exciting new shape, a light and airy feel and luxurious hand-crafted details, whilst retaining Fairline’s core design DNA and, of course, the robust seakeeping we are known for. We can’t wait for you to meet …

  • Hampton Yachts New Split-Chine Hull

    Hampton Yachts New Split-Chine Hull        The new split-chine hull for the Hampton 620, 650,and 720 Pilothouse Motor Yachts is the latest in the development of an advanced-engineered hull form.  This highly refined hull is based on essential experience with many fast yachts and commercial craft for 32 years.  It is also a close cousin and predecessor to the highly successful Endurance Hybrid Hull.   The Hampton Split-Chine hull was originally developed to improve the pre-planning and early-planning economy of high speed craft.  Seeing that major wave-making resistance results from most other hulls’ chines that cross the waterline at a steep angle, Apollonio lowered the chine forward of midships.  At typical cruising speeds, these new chines slide smoothly through the water, instead of pushing it out of the way.  At higher planning speed these boats’ chines perform the same lifting function as others, so there is no disadvantage.  At the same time, the low chines of these hulls smoothly penetrate waves, greatly reducing slamming and harsh ride in rough water.  A well-appreciated by product of this feature, is that chine slap at anchor is eliminated.   In order to control a boat’s bow wave and spray, a near-level upper chine section or spray rail is built into the hull.  This replaces the high forward part of conventional chines, as if the chine had been split …

  • The Endurance E720 has landed in Florida!

    The Endurance E720 has landed in Florida!   The new Endurance E720 LRC Skylounge has arrived at her new home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! She will make her debut at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show happening November 3rd through the 7th! The E720 features a skylounge with commanding views, portuguese bridge, and a day head. Her main deck also boasts a day head, spacious salon, formal dining table for eight, a full bar, and a country kitchen. Below deck you will find a full beam master with king size berth and walk-in closet along. Forward are two guest staterooms with ensuite heads. The crew quarter/4th stateroom has direct access from the salon or the aft deck and features a head, stall shower, and a galley-ette. With her feature rich design, zero speed stabilization, and proven Cat power, the Endurance 720 is destined to be a florida favorite. http://www.hamptonyachtgroup.com/blog/e720-offload-florida.html# Leigh-Smith Yachts are proud to be the Australian and New Zealand dealers of Hampton Yachts.  Please contact us for more information and full specification of the 2017 Hampton Yachts range

  • 2017 Hampton 650 Pilothouse

    Hampton Yachts is proud to announce the introduction of the Hampton 650 Pilothouse. Like all Hampton yachts, the Hampton 650 is designed and built for comfortable, safe, and dependable cruising. The attention to detail in every facet of construction on the Hampton 650 is what every discerning yacht owner would expect in a semi-custom yacht. It continues to reflect Hampton Yachts' uncompromising commitment to superior yacht design and construction.       Hampton's in house design team has spent many years refining the Pilothouse yacht concept. This solidly built cruiser with covered side decks features furniture quality interiors custom designed to each owner's specifications. The wide 17' 8” beam on the Hampton 650 allows for large and comfortable living spaces with luxurious amenities.     The planing hull of the Hampton 650 incorporates a modified deep-V design with high forward deadrise sections for a smooth entry in head seas and flatter aft sections with split-chine design by renowned Naval Architect Howard Apollonio to provide an efficient planing surface, resulting in a comfortable, stable, and safe ride. This hull design also incorporates propeller tunnels to lower the propeller shaft angle for greater efficiency and directional stability. The 100% hand laid fiberglass hull is molded in one piece with five outer layers of vinylester resin for blister resistance. The hull is solid fiberglass reinforced with 2 …

  • Saving Grace

    Saving grace.    Can the all new Targa 53GT save the Fairline brand? Ocean test drives the boat the British builder is banking on to turn the tide in the company fortunes. With a procession of CEOs the British boatbuilding brand Fairline has acquired its seventh new Captain in as many years. It does so as an entirely new entity following the demise of Fairline Boats Ltd and the creation of a completely new company that is called Fairline Yachts Ltd. Ayiaz Ahmed was CEO of Farline’s former owner Wessex Bristol, and failed to cut the mustard after replacing Kevin Dady an operating partner at vendors; Better Capital the British private equity firm founded by Jon Moulton. Better Capital’s 2009 Fund and West Register Investments Limited had purchased the troubled yacht builder from the investment capitalists; 3i in July 2011. They like 3i before them had struggled to turn around the loss making firm and had for some time been seeking to off load it from their business portfolio For Wessex Bristol, the acquisition of Fairline was in line with its strategy to invest in luxury brands and to grow its presence in the luxury boating industry having already owned and operated a portfolio of exclusive brands in the luxury sector including Fletcher, the UK-based sports boat manufacturer. Despite its good intensions Wessex failed to turn the company around and the company was put into administration by them. The new company, …

  • New Targa 53 Open

    Fairline Yachts are pleased to announce that there will be an addition to the new 53ft range, the Targa 53 OPEN.     Available from September 2016, the new Targa 53 OPEN will feature uninterrupted entertaining above decks with a single level teak floor from cockpit to companionway. The boat incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing which emphasises the dynamic character of the Targa concept and ensures that the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon below, are filled with natural light. Customers are also able to choose between a two cabin or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements. The cockpit boasts a spacious three person sun bed above the tender garage, large ‘U’ shaped cockpit seating with a wet bar opposite and spacious companion seating across from the helm, the perfect arrangement for maximising enjoyment onboard. The Targa 53 OPEN will offer a choice of three shaft driven engine options offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. There will also be the option to add stabilisation, with the boat accepting both fin and gyroscopic stabilisers offering the highest level of comfort onboard.

  • SYDNEY BOAT SHOW: New 49 Alaska Sedan

    New three-cabin layout designed for cruising and holidaying with the extended family.         Leigh-Smith Yachts has a new three-cabin 49ft Alaska Sedan, the latest edition to the popular motorcruiser line-up, proudly on show at the 2016 Sydney International Boat Show from July 28-August 1. The 49ft sedan is said to reach a top speed of 25-26 knots with economical 480hp Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engines and relaxed cruising at 20 knots. Side Power bow and stern thrusters and a concealed wing station with engine controls make docking a breeze.   At rest, the extended aft deck with in-built hot shower, and Corian-topped amenities unit plus sink, fridge, icemaker and so on, all serve the alfresco dining area, which is big enough for eight.  The stainless opening rear bulkhead ushers you inside the new saloon layout, with aft lounges and an entertainment centre. The loaded upmarket galley is forward on a quasi pilothouse level, while dual side doors adjacent to the helm assist short-handed docking and crew access. A comprehensive Raymarine E165 electronics package has been chosen for coastal navigation — GPS, radar, VHF, and autopilot — while big windows assist vision, and a Muir windlass keeps you on the 'hook' at night.   "We wanted to achieve a three-cabin layout in our sedan vessel that could accommodate two couples and two kids or five fisherman, making her a boat for every occasion …

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  • new images of F-Line 33

    NEWS RELEASE     Fairline Yachts releases new images of F-Line 33      British luxury boat builder, Fairline Yachts, releases new images of its brand new 33ft express cruiser, the F-Line 33. This eagerly anticipated boat will launch in Spring 2019, with an immersive virtual reality experience of the boat launching at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018. With a large forward sun bed and a spacious aft seating area, configurable to another sun bed, the 33’s deck is made for summer time entertaining. The sociable self-contained cockpit galley features a high spec BBQ, fridge and ice maker. An innovative drop-down transom extends the usable space onboard by an additional three feet, creating an increased connection to the water and adds to the overall sociability of the boat. The F-Line 33 is fitted with Fusion Entertainment’s newly launched premium Apollo system, the first marine entertainment system that features a one-piece glass touchscreen display and built-in Wi-Fi streaming. Atmospheric signature lighting features thoughtfully throughout the boat, creating a warm ambience onboard whilst looking striking externally. The simple touch screen glass bridge helm reflects the boat’s sleek lines and has been designed with ease of use front of mind. Fittings such as cleats and fender eyes are neatly hidden away and pop up when required. The boat’s interior flows seamlessly, featuring a mid-cabin …

  • Fairline Targa 48 Gran Turismo

    Fairline Targa 48 Gran Turismo                  With a new focus on engineering and design, Fairline is looking for Australian buyers – and this particular Targa 48 Gran Turismo is ready to go Spotlight Established in 1967 and having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, Fairline Yachts has a reputation for innovation and excellence. The UK-based company has been building family and sports cruisers for almost 40 years of its history, embarking on the build of even larger craft in the early 1990s. It’s these craft that effectively cemented the brand’s global reputation, a reputation that has just entered a new stage of its evolution with the arrival of celebrated Italian designer Alberto Mancini and Dutch naval architects and superyacht specialist, Vripack, into the Fairline fold. Fairline’s first Targa was launch in 1985. That boat, the Targa 33 set a benchmark for the modern express cruiser and helped establish the brand in markets outside of Europe. Much more recently, Fairline launched the 48 Series in 2014. The innovative design incorporated both resin-infusion technology and a new monocoque deck construction, as well as a unique hull, designed exclusively for Volvo’s IPS pod-drive technology. The Targa 48 Open has been one of Fairline’s most popular models. And now the company has released an updated version of the Targa 48 Gran Turismo (GT). …

  • Fairline 48 GT Launch @ Sanctuary Cove Boatshow

    Fairline 48 GT Launch @ The Sanctuary Cove Boatshow 2018       Leigh-Smith Yachts will host the latest Fairline 48 GT launch at SCIBS, with shares in the boat based at Sanctuary Cove available in a managed syndication Leigh-Smith Yachts will display an impressive line-up of world-class motor yachts at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), where the local Queensland boating family and business is one of only a few to display for all 30 years consecutive years of SCIBS. Making its Australian debut is the new 2018 Fairline Targa 48 GT, a stunning new model from the pen of designer Alberto Mancini with engineering by the highly awarded design studio Vripack. The Targa 48 is a sleek, streamlined vessel with three cabins and double ensuites, large saloon and a galley-up design well suited to the Australian boating lifestyle. The midships master cabin is large and well appointed. The second forward cabin has the versatility of converting from a V-berth to a double bed making the boat suitable for a family or two couples and the dinette can also convert to a third double bed. The electric hard top roof when opened lets light flood into the spacious, sociable upper deck that offers plentiful seating, a fold-out teak table and large sunbed. A garage in the back deck a can accommodate a sizeable RIB and along with the submersible swim platform makes this boat a versatile and exceptional design from …