November 25, 2019

New Model: Fairline F/Line 33

In recent years each new Fairline model seems to bring a divided opinion by the brand fans, and the new F/Line 33 fell deeply in this category, and took it to the next level for the reasoning it has been a long time if ever, that the British boat builder offered something like it.  I have been following Fairline for various decades now and the last sport model I remember was the 26 Sportfury in the mid to late eighties, which shared hull with the Sunfury but had no second midships cabin and outside looks which teased Sunseeker.  Divided opinions about the F/Line 33 are from claims it is a gift to boating to those saying that Fairline does not know what an entry level cruiser is, and reminding to everyone what the previous models and successes in the past of the British brand as the Targa 34 and 38 offered in a similar size.  The Fairline F/Line 33 more then a look in itself is a reply to Princess R35, costing less but still offering some things of its own.  Looking outside the F/Line 33 looks less sophisticated, but looking deeper it does bring a sophistication of her own thanks to the ingenuity and style of Italian designer Alberto Mancini.  Inside the F/Line 33 also offers more to the R35 thanks to a two plus two layout with a V-berth dinette converting to a double berth forward, and a midships cabin sleeping two, with a shower head in between.  The F/Line 33 also features a nice deep Vee shape which according to first reviews handles really well in choppy seas.  The big disappointment of the F/Line 33 seems to be the CE C category which considering the F/Line 33 has a range of 200 nautical miles at cruise is really disappointing, and from here I hope Fairline rectifies it to a CE B today before tomorrow. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.99 m (32.9ft)
Beam - 3.5 m
Draft - 0.87 m
Displacement - 6029 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 680 l
Water Capacity - 220 l
Max Persons - 8
Accommodation - 2 plus 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo V6 240hp, V8 430hp petrol gas, D3 220hp diesel
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Speed - 33 knots max with Volvo 240 or diesel 220hp, 45 knots max with 430hp engines
Range - 200 nm at cruise
Construction - resin infused hull and deck with cored PVC deck
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Fairline design, JandJ hull shape
Certification - CE C 

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