Fairline Boats announces personnel moves

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U.K.-based Fairline Boats is adding to its engineering team with two new appointments.

Stefan Whitmarsh joined the company as head of engineering and Ben Harrison as engineering manager.

Whitmarsh has worked with Princess Yachts and Sunseeker International, where his last role was as project manager on the build of former F1 team owner Eddie Jordan’s Sunseeker 155.

Whitmarsh also has many years of experience in high-performance GRP vessels and currently races in offshore powerboat championships. He won the four-day, 800-mile Venture Cup Race in 2013.

In his new role at Fairline, Whitmarsh will be responsible for driving the new-product introduction program and developing design and engineering systems across the product range.

Harrison will work alongside Whitmarsh to deliver the engineering design, development and validation of new and current products. Harrison’s experience includes engineering and program management roles at Nissan, Perkins Engines, Land Rover, Visteon and Caterpillar, where he undertook a two-year assignment in Qingdao, China, as part of a joint venture engineering team.

“Our new-look engineering team provides us with the necessary skills and expertise to deliver cutting-edge design and drive forward our new-product development plans,” Fairline commercial director Stuart McCullough said in a statement. “The new appointments will further strengthen our innovative design and high quality engineering capabilities.”