February 19, 2012

Project: Fairline 80 Squadron Custom

It's been rumoured for a long time, since 2004 for sure, of Fairline going over the eighty feet barrier, and finally the British builder presents officially the rendering of an upcoming new 80 Squadron Custom, which will replace the current 78 born 74 flagship.  The 80 Squadron Custom looks distinctively Fairline outside following design patterns the yard has embraced since the late nineties.  A style which started from the medium sales lucky 52 and 62 Squadron series.  So far Fairline is showing great flexibility in this new flagship with a choice of four lower deck plans; offering from three suites, two four room choices, and one very hard to find in this size and more charter friendly five cabins plan.  One of the four cabins plan, also offers the distinct feature of having an owners room forward, this in this size being always located to midships. The main deck looks also innovative on plan with a standing high pilot house.  Two cabins, plus lobby for crew are located to aft.  So far no performance and engine numbers are given, but I do accept the usual Fairline around 30 knots performance.