This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will be the first to see Fairline launch multiple boats to the global market, starting with the eagerly anticipated Squadron 68. Featuring the award-winning Italian design of Alberto Mancini and world-renowned engineering from Vripack, the Squadron 68 is effortlessly chic, blending luxury design and a well-considered layout with Fairline’s celebrated build quality and seakeeping ability. Initially called the Squadron 64, the new spacious flybridge model has been renamed to reflect its grand proportions.
The Squadron 68 offers 12% more lower deck accommodation space, a 5% larger main deck saloon area and a 10% bigger flybridge than the outgoing Squadron 65.
The Squadron 68 adds another dimension to Fairline’s established Squadron range, designed in line with the brand’s ethos that nothing should get in the way of the perfect getaway.
The second yacht to be launched in Cannes is Fairline’s new express cruiser, the F//Line 33, which draws on Fairline’s heritage of producing fun and exciting day boats. Once again designed by 2018’s World Yacht Trophies Yacht Designer of the Year winner, Alberto Mancini, the entry-level model is made for summer time entertaining. The deck features a large forward sun bed and a spacious aft seating area, which is configurable to another sun bed.
In terms of power the F//Line 33 is configured with twin Volvo Penta V6-240 petrol engines, but for even greater performance the option of either twin Volvo V8-430s or twin Mercruiser 8.2 litre petrol V8s are offered. A diesel option utilising twin D3-220s from Volvo is also available.
The other Fairline models on show at Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 include:
- Targa 65 GTO – Winner of the best Exterior Design Award in the 50-80ft category at the World Yacht Trophies in 2017, this was the first boat designed by Mancini and set the new design direction for Fairline yachts.
- Targa 48 OPEN – one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water. A beautifully appointed two or three cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas both inside and out.
- Targa 45 OPEN – Launched in 2018, this sleek and stylish cruiser, which boasts the perfect arrangement for enjoying time on boars, has proved to be extremely popular, with all 2019 production slots filled.
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