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  • New Release Targa 43 Reborn

    NEWS RELEASE The Targa 43 Reborn - Fairline unveils their all-new Targa 43 OPEN   Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, unveils imagery and the specification of its stunning Targa 43 OPEN following the announcement of the all-new model earlier this year. Set to launch in Spring 2018, the Targa 43 OPEN express cruiser is set to become the spiritual successor to the original, and phenomenally popular, Targa 43 with almost 300 produced by Fairline between 1997-2005 – a model which remains highly sought after in the brokerage market. This sleek and stylish cruiser is emphasised by an eye-catching, tapered hull window that accentuates the dynamic character of this sporty Targa model. Taking inspiration from Alberto Mancini’s design of the recently launched Targa 63 GTO, the Targa 43 OPEN features the leading edge styling that is synonymous with Mancini and this new age of Fairline Yachts. Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, says, “The Targa 43 was a sensationally popular model for Fairline and we are confident that the new Targa 43 OPEN will be a more-than worthy successor. It really maximises its day boat credentials, offering garage space to accommodate a Williams 285 TurboJet, a high-low platform with 300kg lifting capacity - ideal for a Sea-Doo Spark - and an expansive, social cockpit space with outdoor bar and twin pilot seats at the helm. As with all our boats, we have tried hard to …

  • Fairline’s Targa 63 GTO crowned winner

    Fairline’s Targa 63 GTO crowned winner at 2017 World Yachts Trophies   British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, was last night announced as the winner of the best exterior design in the 50-80ft yachts category at the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies, the annual ‘Oscars’ of the yachting industry. The award-winning star of the night was Fairline’s newly-launched Targa 63 GTO, the culmination of the brand’s collaboration with world-renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini - who also picked up the esteemed Designer of the Year award. The Targa 63 GTO features the world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen. Judges commended Fairline, praising the quality, craftsmanship and collaborative work that went into creating the Targa 63 GTO. The World Yachts Trophies are one of the world’s most prestigious award ceremonies in the luxury motor yacht industry, with the honours attributed to only the finest boats and builders of the last 12 months. Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, comments on the award win, “This award is testament to the hard work of all the Fairline Yachts team over the last 18 months. The award cements our place as one of the ‘brands to beat’ …

  • 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, …

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  • Fairline Release images of new 48 foot range

    Fairline Yachts releases images of new 48-foot range      Luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, releases the images of its 48-foot range following a recent       photoshoot in Sydney, Australia.   Reinforcing Fairline’s position as a truly global brand, this is the first time the British boat builder has shot its main campaign imagery in Australia. The move comes as Fairline’s Australian dealer recently took delivery of the full range of models, comprising of the Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48. The images were expertly shot by Miami based photographer Charl Jordaan of Yachting Image,  who captured not only these stunning yachts but also the very essence of what it is like to take a cruise around the world famous Sydney Harbour. Karl Gilding, Business Development Director at Fairline Yachts, comments, “Export currently represents 89% of our annual sales and Australia has always been an important market for us. Our 48-foot range of yachts is proving to be incredibly popular throughout the region with the size and specification perfectly suited to the Australian boating lifestyle.” 2018 upgrades to the 48-foot range include a reworked interior to maximise quality, comfort and style. The updated interior features have been made even more contemporary by the addition of the same full-length hull windows that feature on the award-winning Targa 63 GTO – …

  • Fairline Yachts announce line-up for Boot Dusseldorf 2019

    NEWS RELEASE              Fairline Yachts announces line-up for Boot Düsseldorf 2019 Boot Düsseldorf – 19-27 January 2019 – Hall 6, Stand D21 Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, announces it is set to display an extended range of its latest boats at Boot Düsseldorf 2019, the world’s largest indoor boat show hosted annually in Germany. In addition to the stellar line-up of Fairline Yachts models, visitors to the Fairline booth will be able to explore a highly detailed and immersive virtual reality experience of the Targa 63 GTO, Squadron 64 and all new F/Line 33, which is due to launch next year. Fairline’s star of the show is the Targa 43 OPEN, which made its worldwide debut at Cannes Yachting Festival in September. This innovative addition to the Targa range is the latest boat from the hugely successful partnership between celebrated Italian superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, and the British boatyard. Following in the footsteps of its larger sister, the Targa 63 GTO, the Targa 43 OPEN was announced as the winner of the ‘Best Exterior Design’ Award in the 46-59 foot category at the prestigious World Yachts Trophies, and has been very well received by both customers and dealers alike.   The Targa 43 OPEN reimagines the popular Targa 43, which was originally launched in the late 1990s, to produce a boat with the innovative, versatile, light, …

  • 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 …