Read the fascinating story behind Fairline's international success

With the Southampton Boat Show just weeks away, we’ve started thinking about those boatbuilders who have made the leap from niche businesses to global brands.

Read the remarkable story of how Fairline has achieved global success and check out the gallery of Fairline’s earliest boat designs.

We’ve also compiled the back-story to one of Fairline’s biggest rivals, Princess Yachts. Read the Princess story here or click through these wonderful archive photos of the early debutante models.