July 10, 2012

New Model: Fairline 50 Squadron

Looking at this new much awaited 50 Squadron it certainly takes the prize for looking the most modern of the current Fairline line up.  There is something distinctive futuristic in the lines of this London boat show presented novelty, which will have a task to challenge the much praised 50 Phantom, and its average sales successor 48 model.  Sharing hull and dimensions with the one year previously presented 50 Targa GT, the 50 Squadron sums latest novelties introduced by Fairline; forward huge owners stateroom, innovative tender launch system, and a new astern galley serving both aft deck and interior saloon.  Fairline is so far the first of the Brits to make use of this galley type layout which I personally like for its practicality especially in warmer climate conditions, where dining is usually always done in the aft deck.  Two identical guest cabins to midships serve guests, with a guest head to starboard.  A crew cabin with single berth is located to aft. As the latest Fairlines much respected hull designer Bernard Olesinski chooses a medium 12.5 degrees Vee deadrise aft, which is helped by a fine deep entry to fore.  Power are three engine choices from Volvo and Cat starting from 575 up 710hp.  
Techical Data:
LOA - 15.55 m (51ft) inc gunwale
Hull Length - 14.97 m
Beam - 4.47 m
Draft - 1.21 m incl props unloaded
Displacement - 18.8 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 2288 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D9 575hp, Volvo D11 670hp, Cat C12 710hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max with 575hp, 30 knots with 670hp, 31 knots with 710hp estimates
Hull Type - Vee shape with medium 12.5 degrees aft
Construction - hand laid with Isophtalic gel coat and resin, power bound mat, unidirectional, biaxial woven rovings
Project - Fairline Design Team, Bernard Olesinski for hull and structure