Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

British motor yacht builder Fairline Yachts was announced as the recipient of the Motor Boat and Yachting Judges’ Special Award 2018.

Fairline Yachts Wins At The Motor Boat And Yachting Awards 1 

(Photo: The Fairline team accepting this year’s Judges’ Special Award)

Hosted at the Rosewood Hotel in central London, over 250 people attended the night which marked the opening of the London Boat Show.

Hugo Andreae, Editor of Motor Boat and Yachting, commented on the award win. “We have awarded this year’s Judges’ Special Award to Fairline Yachts, a company which has defied all expectations to achieve one of the most remarkable turnarounds any of us can remember.

“Just two years ago the brand was a mess; a lot of us felt this could be the end of the boat builder. Two years on and the brand is flourishing once again under new owners.

“It is still building boats in Britain, still investing in its rapidly growing workforce and still demonstrating that British craftsmanship is second to none. None of this would have been possible without the vision of its new owners and directors nor the commitment of its loyal workforce.”

Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, also said: “We are really proud to have won the Motor Boat and Yachting Judges’ Special Award.

“We would like to thank the judges for their consideration and decision, and I would like to personally thank everyone at Fairline for all their hard work which has led to this great achievement, the third award we have won in the past three months.

Fairline’s golden year was definitely one to remember and we cannot think of a better way to kick start 2018!”