The truly stunning Fairlie 55 - a NEW Fife inspired spirit of tradition yacht which turned heads on the Cote d Azur last summer. When reviewing the Fairlie 55, Yachting World commented I can guarantee you will be enchanted with the Fairlie 55. She champions wooden boatbuilding skill and craftsmanship, and she sails beautifully Toby Hodges YW.
The new Fairlie 55 brings together decades of unmistakable Fairlie build quality, sparkling performance and exquisite finishing with a splendour that is clearly influenced by the designs of William Fife. For 20 years, Fairlie Yachts has built and restored over 20 of the world s most exquisite and famous classic yachts. From legendary racing yachts such as Mariquita, Tuiga and The Lady Anne to elegant cruising yachts such as Kentra and Altair, Fairlie Yachts has been responsible for defining the current high standards for classic yachts worldwide.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Engine Brand: Single Diesel
Engine Model: Volvo D2 55 hp
GENERAL SPECIFICATION - L.O.A 16.80 m 55 - Hull length 16.42 m 53 8 - L.W.L 11.64 m 38 2 - Beam 3.50 m 11 5 - Draft (light) 2.60 m 8 5 - Displacement (light) 10,500 kg - Air Draft 20.64 m 67 7 - Fuel capacity 160 litres 35 gal - Water capacity 300 litres 66 gal - Engine power Volvo D2-55hp - Drive Volvo Sail Drive - CE Certification Category A - 8 Person
Category B - 12 Person
Architect: Paul Spooner CEng. MRINA Builders: Fairlie Yachts, Port Hamble, UK
CONSTRUCTION The hull is constructed on a laminated mahogany backbone and frames, with a layer of Douglas fir strip planking. Two layers of mahogany veneers laid at 45 degrees and one layer fore & aft. The entire structure is laminated using West System Epoxy Resin and is finally covered with two thin layers of GRP for protection.
The deck is built from a layer of marine plywood grooved on the underside, and laid with 12mm thick, swept teak decking with a varnished king plank, covering boards and toe rail.
The ultra-modern fin and bulb keel has an SG cast iron fin and lead bulb. Antifouled and commissioned in Hamble, UK.
COCKPIT - B&G Speed, log and depth analogue gauges - Wind speed and direction analogue gauges - Self draining cockpit - Port side cockpit locker - Gas locker under helm seat - Steering wheel on pedestal with steering compass - Engine controls to starboard - Deck access for emergency steering - Washboards, one with analogue sailing instruments (speed log, depth wind speed and direction) - Shore power connection in cockpit locker
LAZERRETTE - Access through flush deck hatch to generous storage space
PAINT FINISHES - Topsides painted with International Perfection - International Micron antifouling - Brightwork finished in Awlbright gloss varnish - Hull side visible
COMPANIONWAY - Insulated engine box with steps, teak treads for nonslip - Two grab handles
ENGINE - Volvo D2-55hp with sail drive - Engine control - ignition control panel in cockpit - Engine compartment: fire resistant soundproofing, one natural vent - 12v115amp alternator - Stainless fuel tank, under stbd berth (160 litres) inc gauge - Seawater filter and fuel water separator - Folding three bladed propeller (18 ) - Access through companionway, stbd. cabin and aft bathroom
ELECTRICITY - 12v circuit and 220 volt mains circuit - Three service batteries (3 x 140 Ah) - Engine battery 90Ah - 50amp battery charger with charger divider - 5 x 220v continental shore power sockets - 2 x 220v continental sockets from the inverter at chart table - Water gauge, fuel gauges & battery monitoring gauge - Lighting- background lighting, bunk lights, overhead lights (LED), understep lights - LED navigation lights - Fire and smoke detectors
PLUMBING - One stainless water tank under fwd berth - Pressurised water tank with accumulator and filter - 30 litre 230v water heater, also heated off engine. - One holding tank in forward bathroom - One shower drain pump - Two electric bilge pumps - One manual bilge pump
GAS - 1 GAZ 2.75 kg bottle stowed in vented locker - Regulator valve and safety tap
FIRE SAFETY - Automatic extinguisher in engine space - Fire blanket in galley - 3 portable 2kg dry power extinguishers"
RIGGING - Standard mast: Selden carbon mast with 3 sets of aluminium spreaders - Carbon boom - Discontinuous rod rigging - Single standing backstay - adjustable - Manual boom vang - Bartel furlingreefing with drum above deck - Genoa tracks with adjustable traveller cars - Most rigging run back to cockpit - Complete running rigging to sail away - 8 rope clutches
WINCHES - 2 primary Andersen 52 two speed manual self tailing - 2 secondary Andersen 46 two speed manual self tailing - 1 main halyard winch Andersen 46 electric self tailing on coach house - Mainsheet winch, Andersen 52 electric self tailing aft of cockpit - Reef line winch Andersen 46 manual self tailing on coach house
SAILS - Working sails of Dacron by North Sails - Furling Genoa with UV protective strip - Full battened mainsail - Sail locker aft of cockpit
STANDARD SAIL LAYOUT & AREA - Mainsail 67.0 m - Genoa (10) 53.0 m - I: 16.86 m - J: 4.93 m - P: 17.45 m - E: 6.41 m
MOORING AND ANCHORING - 12v Maxwell RC10 anchor windlass with warping drum - 20kg delta anchor connected to 30m 10mm short link chain & 100m multi-plait line - Fore deck flush hatch leading to self draining chain locker - Single S.S anchor roller - 6 Clyde pattern mooring cleats - Set of 5 #16mm multi-plait mooring lines - Set of 6 # tubular fenders
DECK SAFETY - 12 removable S.S stanchions - Timber hand rails on coach house top - Two pairs of jackstay securing plates - Two safety line attachments in cockpit
- Woodwork, traditionally built in utile - Floor laminated oak
AFT BATHROOM - Manual marine toilet - Basin with hot and cold taps - Teak floor - Opening port hole - Mirror - Toilet accessories: towel rail, glass rack
AFT CABIN - Double bed - Three drawers - Hanging locker - Mirror - Opening porthole
GALLEY - L shaped utile worktop - Double stainless sink with mixer tap and teak cutting board - Gimballed 3 burner gas cooker with oven and grill - 65 litre refrigerator (12v keel cooled) - Waste bin - Numerous draws and cupboards
CHART TABLE - Distribution board - Mastervolt battery monitor - ICOM vhf (DSC) - Garmin GPS152 - B&G Day cruise pack, with FFD - Cushioned seat with stowage under - Half size chart table with opening lid - Three drawers
SALOON - U-shaped settee to port (double berth conversion) stowage under - Saloon table (removable) - Two person settee to starboard, stowage under - Stowage outboard of seating - Opening traditional skylight above