Alongside the deal with the Italian yacht designers, Fairline Yachts also confirmed a partnership with Dutch naval engineers, Vripack.
Andrew Pope, head of design at Fairline Yachts, said: “Alberto clearly demonstrated his understanding of the Fairline brand and we’re very excited to see him applying his talent and design language to our future new models.”
“The addition of Vripack and the excellence in naval engineering that they bring, will ensure each of our new models are at the leading edge of marine technology.”
Alberto Mancini will aim to create a new era of Fairline yachts with a new, fresh, sleek design of both interior and exterior.
In a romantic way, this partnership reminds me of a time from the 1950’s and 60’s when famous British car makers and the Italian styling houses of Pininfarina, Touring Superleggera and Zagato created some of the most beautiful and classic designs,” explained Mr Mancini.
He concluded: “No doubt the best way to create a successful yacht is to receive a blank sheet of paper and begin sketching – and that is exactly what I am right now doing for Fairline Yachts.”
“With the expertise of Vripack I believe we have the perfect collaboration of British craftsmanship, Italian style and Dutch engineering.”