May 3, 2017

New Model: Fairline 53 Squadron

It was a long time coming for the Fairline 53 Squadron, and ultimately the new model ended up being bit different to the project presented in 2015.  A lot of things have changed since then at Oundle, but the most important is that the British boat builder is run by new dedicated owners nowadays, and they have a present and future plan.  This new 53 Squadron is based on the 50 launched in 2012 and is one of the most versatile flybridge motor yachts ever to come from Fairline, if not from a British boat builder.  Selections for the buyer are endless; two flybridge decks, four main deck, and four lower decks choices.  Custom and semi custom words are very much abused words since boat building became a production entity rather then a build to order one, solely in most cases because you could choose the color of some curtains.  But here we are looking at a lot of versatility to suit different owners needs.  For this alone I do think the Fairline 53 Squadron is above most of its competition in the sixteen meter size, but also a step in the right direction for the British boat builder.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.92 m (55.6ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 16.3 m
Beam - 4.52 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement - 21000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2412 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or seven berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 Volvo D11 675hp, D11 725hp, Cats C12.9 850hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max with Volvo 675hp, 32 knots max with Volvo 725hp, 34 knots with Cats 850hp
Hull Shape - planning Vee with deep forward section and closing at 12.9 degrees aft
Construction - resin infused cored hull with PVC core and isophtalic gel coat
Project - Fairline Design Team