Fairline make beautifully designed and beautifully considered boats that handle…beautifully. The Targa range sets a benchmark for the modern express cruiser, combining powerful muscular grace with large, luxuriously equipped living areas. The Squadron flybridge range delivers exclusivity, elegance and performance in equal measures. Free-flowing sociable living spaces are at the heart of every model.
The company started when Newington bought a series of gravel pits on the River Nene and built the Oundle Marina. In 1967 he launched the first Fairline boat, a 19foot handcrafted glass-reinforced plastic river cruiser. When Newington’s son Sam, a former Royal Air Force pilot and Columbia University MBA graduate, took over in 1971, the company employed 14 people. Sam expanded the company’s sales network overseas to take advantage of the expanding Mediterranean market place – by 1979 the company employed 140 people, with production expanded by the success of 1977’s Fairline 40 model.
The company launched the Fairline Targa 38 in 2006 and it has been one of the fastest-selling models in the Fairline range, winning the prestigious ‘European Powerboat of the Year’ in the 30ft to 40ft category in 2007. In 2002 the 10,000th Fairline was completed, together with new production facilities at the original Oundle site. By 2010, the 12,000th Fairline was completed and shipped, namely a Squadron 55 to a client in Italy.
Mulder Shipyard builds motor yachts for over 75 years and has a worldwide reputation of undisputed quality based on Dutch craftsmanship. The yards global reputation for quality has been built upon three main pillars: the classic Super Favorite Cruisers, the later Favorite Superior and a range of Mulder custom-built motor yachts. These motor yachts, which are known for their classic lines, high quality and excellent sailing characteristics, still afloat the Dutch and foreign waters today.
The core business of Mulder Shipyard is designing and building yachts for a worldwide clientele, making use of unique shapes, complex systems within time and budget. Quality is our priority. To achieve this aim, expertise in every discipline is of essential value.
Mulder Shipyard was established in 1938 by Dirk Mulder Sr. With a Mulder still at the helm, this traditional family business is one of the leading lights in the Dutch yacht building industry. Over the decades, the shipyard acquired a global reputation.
Established in 1992 in the village of Heeg in the northern Dutch province of Friesland, Wajer & Wajer Yachts has since profiled itself as a remarkably progressive yacht builder. Since its inception, the yard has made history with five unique models – the Captain’s Launch, the Zeelander and the Wajer Osprey 38, 37 and 34 – each characterized by their elegant design, impeccable sailing performance and excellent durability, with the premium quality that customers expect from the Made in Holland label.
A fanatic in water sports as he was, Wajer Senior spend most of his time on the water. In that period he saw a lot of boats and sloops. Being a perfectionist he always fantasized of improving the existing boats. Wajer senior follows his heart and starts building his own sloops and boats at the Lakes of Loosdrecht in 1992. Wajer junior shares the passion for water sports, his vision and perfectionism with his father. In 1992 they together founded Wajer and Wajer Yachts in Heeg, The Netherlands. After years of stable growth Wajer and Wajer celebrates their 20 year anniversary in 2012.
The Wajer Jachtbouw shipyard is renowned for its Kapiteinssloep, Zeelander and Wajer Osprey. Wajer Jachtbouw produces exclusive ships of a quality unrivalled in its class. Every yacht produced under commission at Wajer Jachtbouw shipyard is designed according to one overarching philosophy: Wajer & Wajer Yachts never makes any compromises in terms of materials and quality. This philosophy is paramount to our organization and is the characteristic for which Wajer & Wajer is most praised by its clientele.