The Fairline 48 was just one of the interesting new models on display at the 2014 London Boat Show. There are three versions of Fairline's 48, and this is the "Open" version - designed for the sunny Mediterranean when you'd like to feel the sun and the breeze at every opportunity. It's lighter, faster and cheaper than the other two versions... but is it as good?


In this Fairline 48 video, Alex comments that the attention to detail is excellent, and he points out some interesting features that have been carefully thought out and applied. There is plenty of space below for sleeping, and - unlike the other versions of this 48-footer - the galley is tucked away below as well.

If the 48-foot size of powerboat is what really captures your interest, you could also take a look at the New Princess V48 Open. Other interesting new boats from the 2014 London Boat Show that you can take a look around with Alex Smith on video include the Interboat Neo 7.

Fairline 48 video

The Fairline 48 video: Alex Smith takes you on a tour of the "Open" version as seen at the London Boat Show.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.