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Fairey Marine Ltd
1946-

Fairey Marine Ltd was founded in the late 1940's by Sir Richard Fairey and Mr. Chichester-Smith, at that time, Managing Director of Fairy Aviation. The company was originally located in Hamble and built Motor Torpedo Boats during WW II.
After the war, Olympic Yachtsman Charles Currey was recruited to help run the company. Among the famous dinghies produced by Fairey Marine are the Firefly, Albacore, Falcon, Swordfish, Jollyboat, Flying Fifteen, 505 and International 14's along with the much smaller Dinky and Duckling. Later on in the 1950's they produced a series of larger sailing cruisers, the Atalanta, Titania, and Fulmar. These boats, though strange looking today, were extremely innovative craft, and were built using Fairey's 'hot molding' process that had been perfected during the war.
It is said that a fair number of these craft were exported to the US.
The company also produced the 27' Fisherman motor sailer (based on the Fairey Lifeboat hull) along with the 15 Cinderella (outboard runabout) and the 16'6" Faun (outboard powered family cruiser).
US builder George O'Day began as an importer of dinghies and other yachts built by Fairey Marine.
No longer in business as a boat building entity.

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NAME/TYPE       LOA First Built
English / Metric
DUCKLING 9.00' / 2.74m 1952
FIREFLY 12.00' / 3.66m 1946
GANNET 14 14.00' / 4.27m 1959
SWORDFISH 15.00' / 4.57m 1946
ALBACORE 15.00' / 4.57m 1954
FAIREY FALCON 16.00' / 4.88m 1957
505 16.50' / 5.03m 1954
SHEARWATER III 16.50' / 5.03m 1956
JOLLYBOAT 18.00' / 5.49m 1950
FLYING FIFTEEN 20.00' / 6.10m 1948
FULMAR 20 (FAIREY MARINE) 20.00' / 6.10m 1958
FLATFISH 20.25' / 6.17m 1960
TITANIA 26 26.00' / 7.92m 1959
ATALANTA 26 26.00' / 7.92m 1955
FAIREY FISHERMAN 27 27.42' / 8.36m 1962
ATALANTA 31 (UK) 31.00' / 9.45m 1956
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