July 25, 2008

New Model: Fairline 55 Squadron

Pictured here is hull number one of the new Squadron 55 already looking set to be another classic in the making, as was its predecessor the old 55 Squadron produced from 1996 till 2004, which I believe was the most successful of the line with over 150 deliveries in an 8 year production space. The new Squadron offers sleek lines and beautiful external shapes taking a lot from the bigger 68 and 78 models. Inside this new model is a spacious affair with big windows, offering natural light and airy ambiance unthinkable in a boat of 16 metres. The magnificent full beam master stateroom is one of the finest in this size, with panoramic hull windows, state of the art ‘electro-opaque’ bathroom walls and an immense, cabin-width wardrobe. The saloon, galley and guest accommodation, follow what you find in the master cabin with unmatched light, space, facilities and comfort. From the expansive, impressively equipped and beautifully proportioned flybridge, to the fabulously appointed forward cabin, the 55 Squadron sets completely new benchmarks for both luxury and quality. Looks like another world-yacht is launched by one of Britain's finest builder, whether it will have the success of the old 55 is now just a question, that only a couple of production years can answer to, but the making of a successful boat are here.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.88 m (55.5ft) inc gunnel
Length - 16.66 m
Beam - 4.80 m
Weight - 21.81 t
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 1142 l
Accommodation - 6 / 7 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D12-800 EVC 775hp
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 knots cruising estimated

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