The Fairline 78 main deck layout provides a great basis for a more divided seating and dining area approach. This really gave us the opportunity to create quite a residential lounge feeling to the aft seating area. It was important to replace the previously tired carpet with a more durable tighter pile, which now also runs over the central step to avoid the illusion of cutting the space in two. We removed and replaced the outboard timber bulkheads with a fresh textural weave to significantly open the space – but to fully achieve that luxurious yet comfortable elegance, a complete bespoke redesign of the corner sofa was essential. We softened the previously blocky cushions by adding additional comfort and sculpting to the seats and backrests; this statement corner piece has been finished in the highest quality material that is suitable both for indoor and outdoor use, ensuring that you can relax in it straight from the water.

We start with the images at launch, only you will understand the impact after years of enjoyment given to previous owners.

Master Cabin

The design of the master cabin follows in the footsteps of the main saloon – but in a more subtle manner. The contrasting opulence of the saloon is gently softened here with the introduction of a deep moss green tone and more relaxed patterning, ensuring this cabin will feel as calming as it is luxurious. Crafted joinery and fresh linens are enhanced with plantation shutters, achieving an informal yet tailored finish. Beautifully crafted and made to measure, the plantation shutters provide that all-important near-blackout function. This scheme, specified with organic bed linen, ensures a relaxed and toxin-free night’s sleep. An intricate saddle-stitched detail adorns the soft headboard leather, while extra height and comfort have also been added to make this statement piece as comfortable as it is beautiful. The bed base, still with ample storage, is now wrapped in an oyster colour leather to match the headboard (also showcasing the beautiful saddle-stitch detailing).

The intricate details are echoed in the design and execution of the starboard sofa. The use of considered and crafted stitches on this piece shows our attention to detail even on the simplest of furniture shapes. As per the saloon, we have removed the strong contrast square within the headlining design, replacing it with a soft linen fabric and oyster colour matte lacquer, creating light textural interest. The introduction of flexible bed reading lights completes a sophisticated, functional and beautiful cabin design. Previously dated door hardware has been removed and replaced with high-end handles that are beautifully wrapped in hand-stitched leather, for that final layer of considered quality upon entering your bespoke cabin.

We start with the images at launch, only you will understand the impact after years of enjoyment given to previous owners.

More Case Studies

With SETAG, you can make a huge difference when you buy something secondhand, maybe a bit tired and then you put all of this beauty in it and you create what effectively is a brand new boat. Completely to your own liking, your own standard...creating the perfect boat for us.
Delighted SETAG customer - Squadron 42 owner
Brilliant boat look and feel at pre-owned prices - by the industry experts. Recycling at its best!
Briony Newington - Founding Partner, Fairline Yachts.
The great thing is, none of this is off the shelf - I love this boat and now she’s got her frock on...this is the best money I've spent.
Delighted SETAG customer - Princess 61 owner
If you want to redefine, refit and remaster your boat who better to do it than the people who designed it in the first place? "What a fantastic idea!"
Miles Morehouse – Marketing Director, Fairline
We cannot recommend the SETAG team highly enough. If you love your current boat, then for a fraction of the cost to change it, have it SETAG’d. The SY branding certainly helped us obtain a premium price. We got what we paid for her in 2017 plus what we spent with you!
Delighted SETAG customer - Targa 50GT owner
I have worked with Chris for over 30 years and I’m pleased to see him develop his own brand - along with likeminded people with industry-leading expertise. The future is bright for Setag Yachts and pre-owned yacht owners, who can now refurbish their vessels to today’s - or even tomorrow's standards.
David King - Founder, Princess Yachts.
That has been one of the key selling points for us – having that personalised service and having a boat that is unique to us – is standout in its own right. We are pretty blown away…very very pleased. I think it’s fabulous…it has transformed the boat.
Delighted SETAG customer - Targa 47 owner
The perfect way to open up a new market: the "true reflection of luxury". Setag gets it: simplicity and personalisation are key – with the depth of knowledge to deliver.
James Barke – Managing Director of
Setag are probably the only company who can carry out all the tasks as a ‘one stop shop’. Other yards were reluctant to price work and needed to subcontract many tasks meaning higher costs and longer lead times. If you are in any doubt speak to Chris and his team, they know boats like no one else.
Delighted SETAG customer - Princess 460 Owner
We have been waiting for this quality of service: a comprehensive, professional refit that we can rely on – because of the pedigree of its staff, with over 200 years' experience in our market.
Christopher Head – Group Sales Director for Sunseeker London Group
You have put Princess magic into our beloved Broom.
Delighted SETAG customer - Broom 370 owner
Never have I come across a more able collection of professionals in this market. We have complete trust in Setag, since its team has been in the business for as long as we can remember. We're very excited to welcome this specialist refit company into our portfolio.
Colin Capewell - Managing Director of Princess Motor Yacht Sales


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