In the interest of streamlining, the decision was made to close a site in Corby in May 2016 and to transfer essential equipment to Oundle. Also this month, two important new partnerships with international design firms underscored the ambition of the new company.
Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini and the famous Dutch shipbuilding firm Vripack, registered with Fairline, seek to update the look of their models while preserving the brand's distinctive DNA.
Mancini, described by Currie as "a modest genius who manages to attract women to boat shows," was named only after a call for bids involving 12 creators evaluated by the same number of key resellers.
"I am looking forward to creating a new era of Fairline Yachts with a fresh and elegant new design, both inside and out," said Mancini. "My inspiration comes from my experience in mega yachts, but also from Fairline's rich history of building classic, timeless yachts that have been in use for almost 50 years."
In June, the company announced it was employing 176 people and the following month, Fairline unveiled its first model from the new design partnership, the Targa 63 GTO, in which Mancini's sleek style was evident.
In August 2016, Fairline began to focus on its global network of resellers, thus expanding the territory of its Dutch reseller to Germany and Benelux. New appointments followed in markets like Malta, the Middle East, Argentina, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Canada, Egypt, South Africa and Ukraine.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Fairline started the year well by selling 10 yachts worth a total of 4 million pounds (about 5.2 million US dollars) to the now deceased salon. London.
A few days later, she announced that her order book for 2017 was full. The company has sold 65 units worldwide since the beginning of 2016, with Europe and the United States constituting its main markets. At the end of January, Squadron 53 was unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, the shipyard started the year well and announced in January that its order book for the year was full