Fairline Yachts chart new course with new high profile design partnership

26 May 2016

Fairline Yachts has confirmed its “design future” with the breaking news of a new partnership and collaboration with Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini and renowned Dutch naval engineers, Vripack.

Fairline Yachts has today signed contracts with the Alberto Mancini Yacht Design studio (amyachtdesign.com) in an exciting strategic move by the company to secure its collaboration to design new and innovative yachts that will surprise, excite and delight Fairline customers throughout the world.

Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts said, “Following an exhaustive selection process we are delighted to announce this design partnership. Alberto clearly demonstrated his understanding of the Fairline brand and we’re very excited to see him applying his talent and design language to our future new models. The addition of Vripack and the excellence in naval engineering that they bring, will ensure each of our new models are at the leading edge of marine technology.”

Alberto Mancini has been responsible for the design of a number of innovative yachts launched in the last few years and has worked alongside many well- known shipyards on yachts from 80ft to 55meters.

Alberto Mancini, “I am looking forward to creating a new era of Fairline yachts with a new, fresh, sleek design of both interior and exterior.

My inspiration is taken from my experience in the mega yacht field, but also from the rich history of Fairline building timeless, classic, usable yachts for almost 50 years.

In a romantic way, this partnership reminds me of a time from the 1950’s and 60’s when famous British car makers and the Italian styling houses of Pininfarina, Touring Superleggera and Zagato created some of the most beautiful and classic designs.

No doubt the best way to create a successful yacht is to receive a blank sheet of paper and begin sketching – and that is exactly what I am right now doing for Fairline Yachts. With the expertise of Vripack I believe we have the perfect collaboration of British craftsmanship, Italian style and Dutch engineering.”

With leading edge facilities, technologies and a real depth in talent, Vripack (vripack.com) are at the forefront of naval engineering. Their decades of experience with boats as diverse as tenders to long distance explorers and everything in between will ensure that the future Fairline model range will be class leading in every sense.

Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts said, Introducing the creative flair and style of Alberto Mancini with the engineering excellence of Vripack to the exceptional quality and British craftsmanship we already have at Fairline makes an exciting combination. I look forward to showing our new product designs over the coming weeks and months.”

The first of the Mancini - Fairline Yacht designs will be announced shortly. If you would like to be one of the first to receive the news of these new models, please send your details to info@boatingworld.co.za