During the London Boat Show British based Fairline Boats offered a glimpse of the future of luxury motor boating, with its innovative Fairline Esprit concept boat.
The Esprit was the focus of Fairline’s Concept Cinema an all-new feature of the Fairline stand. The concept model offers an exciting proposition for the future of sustainable motor boating, without compromising styling and performance.
The Esprit incorporates sustainable materials in construction and design. Bio-derived epoxy resins with needle punched flax fibres are used in construction and the interior features ecoyarn upholstery fabrics, specially treated with a waterproofing plasma process
Recycled synthetic teak is used for the Esprit’s decking and the concept incorporates a solar panelled T-top that folds away to cover bow seating when not in use.
The concept boat showcases an ergonomically optimised interior and includes a Multifunctional Steering Position with paddle throttles and integral LED control display
This allows chartplotter, radar and system information to be displayed in the optimum viewing position.
Power options consist of a 400hp diesel engine, capable of 30 knots in diesel mode, coupled to an electric motor.
Silent running or sustained low speed cruising is possible at 5 knots in electric mode.
Andy Pope, Design Manager at Fairline Boats, commented: “We used the design process to explore what a sustainable future could look like for Fairline. The size of the boat, the materials used, the necessary manufacturing processes; everything was put to the sustainability test. We’ve been amazed at the positive response to what started as an adventure in concept design.”
Fairline, manufactures motor yachts from 38 to 78ft under two distinct ranges – Squadron and Targa. Established in 1967 and based in Oundle, Northamptonshire, the company has enjoyed a long history of attracting loyal customers from across the globe with its range of motor yachts, until now never straying from its heritage designs.