MDL’s Hamble Point Marina hosted the Fairey Owners Club’s celebration of 60 years of the Fairey Huntress motor cruiser in June. Seventeen boats and 65 members of the Fairey Owners Club gathered for a lunchtime BBQ on the green outside MDL’s head office at Hamble Point Marina. The boats on display included one of every model, from the Huntress to the last production boat produced by Fairey Marine, showcasing the complete history of the company.
Chris Davey, treasurer of the Fairey Owners Club, commented: ‘We were delighted to be able to celebrate this anniversary at Hamble Point, where it all began 60 years ago. The Huntress was really the starting point for modern motor cruisers, and it is a reasonable statement to say that most planing powerboats, RIBs and race boats can trace their DNA back to that initial constant deadrise hull form launched in 1959 by Fairey Marine.’