UK builder to hire over 100 workers at its manufacturing sites in Southampton

The Squadron 64 will launch next year

The Squadron 64 will launch next year

The UK’s Fairline Yachts is recruiting over 100 boatbuilders in a variety of roles that include carpenters, electrical fitters, engineers, GRP moulders, painters and assemblers at both its Oundle and Hythe manufacturing sites in Southampton. The move, says Fairline, follows “impressive sales success” at the recent Cannes and Southampton boat shows.

New members of the Fairline team will help to support the introduction of new models, including the Squadron 64 which is being built at the recently opened Fairline Marine Park manufacturing facility in Hythe, and the F//LINE 33 which is under construction at Fairline’s base in Oundle.

Both new models are set to be unveiled early next year.

“This is an exciting time for Fairline Yachts,” says Emma Barton, head of HR. “We are now recruiting for our new factory in Hythe, which will build all our larger yachts, as well as increasing production support at our existing base in Oundle, where our models up to 60ft in length will continue to be made.

“This success is thanks to a world-beating product portfolio, a highly skilled and dedicated workforce and our outstanding global dealer network. I am pleased we have reached the point where we need to grow our teams further so we can continue to satisfy the global demand we have.”

Fairline is looking to fill the positions immediately and the appointments will take the total employee head count at Fairline Yachts to 570.