Russell Curry (Russell Currie), who served as CEO of the British shipyard Fairline Yachts within the last three years, has resigned. His place in the company is the Chairman of the Board Fairline David Tidman (David Tydeman). Sam Curry will return to the office authorized dealership Fairline North Mallorca.
One of the main merits of Curry — the restructuring of the shipyard in Hythe (Southampton), resulting in an increase of the area of 18.5 thousand square meters due to the dry docks on the shore. Due to this, the vessel Fairline grew up to 18 meters in the coming years is likely to continue to grow up to 30 meters. But in 2015, the company will face liquidation.
Under the direction of Curry shipyard in 2018, received a special jury prize award Motor Boat & Yachting Award for the most impressive change
in the business. The company also received two prizes World Yacht Trophie for the best exterior design for projects 63 GTO Targa and Targa 43 OPEN.
“Over the last three years, Fairline has regained a well-deserved place in the shipbuilding world. We are grateful to Russell for what he helped us achieve that. He is the true face of the company. We are entering an exciting new era in the history of Fairline. Great experience with David means that he is perfect for the role, who will multiply the success of Fairline Yacht and will lead us to a qualitatively new level of plans,” the company says.
Fairline is not the only British shipyard, which this fall has changed leadership. So, in early November it became known that the post of the General Director of Sunseeker, which at the end of September left Popham Phil (Phil Popham), now is Director of sales and Vice-President of Aston Martin Lagonda Christian Marty (Christian Marti).