Power & Motoryacht

Future of Fairline

LOA: 46'6"

Beam: 14'2"

Draft: 3'10"

Fuel: 343 gal.

Water: 115 gal.

Displ.: 27,500 lbs.

Power: 2/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600 D6

Price: Upon Request

It was one of the tightest docking scenarios I’ve ever seen. My pulse quickened and my palms got clammy just thinking about having to back a fresh-from-the-factory Fairline 43 down the fairway, only to hook it at the last second to avoid a garrison of gelcoat-crunching anchors jutting out into the narrow channel. Fairline’s Business Development Director Karl Gilding stood at the helm with his head above the sunroof, his eyes ping-ponging back and forth from the port to starboard quarter, then back again.

Gilding is not one to be judged by his title: This guy can back down a boat. Yes, I know, I know—pods and a joystick can make heroes out of even the most inexperienced skipper, but this slip was t-i-g-h-t.

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