Lagom till båtmässan i Southampton, som hålls helgen 10-12 september, presenterar Fairline en rad uppdateringar för sin framgångsrika serie med Squadron flybridge motorbåtar. Nyheterna finns inom kort tillgängliga på Fairline Squadron 42, vilken tidigare gick under modellnamnet Fairline Squadron 41. Det är en riktigt lyxig flybridgebåt för ett bekvämt båtliv.
Utmärkande för den nya stilen designen är att båtarna blir väldigt rymliga med kompakta yttermått. Detta är en egenskap som Fairline delar med många andra varv som också har lyckats bygga in mer rymd och utrymme i sina båtar, delvis tack vare moderna konstruktions- och byggmetoder.
Fairline Squadron 42 är den minsta båten i Squadron-serien, men fortfarande enligt varvet “every inch a Squadron”.
Utrymme på Squadron 42 fördelas på en rymlig salong med stora fönster och eleganta textilier i möblerna, och ett rymligt pentry. Över huvudtaget använder varvet mycket glas i sina nya interiörer.
Gästkabinen om styrbord blir nästan dubbelt så stor som tidigare och även övriga utrymmen inklusive flybridge är väl utnyttjade.
För motorbestyckningen finns två alternativ. Antingen 2xVolvo Penta D6-370 EVC med axel vilket ger en toppfart på 28 knop eller 2xD6-435 EVC med axel, vilket ger toppfart 31 knop.
The Squadron 42’s aft cockpit is teak-laid throughout and features a versatile seat with an adjustable backrest, enabling guests to sit facing forward or aft. There is ample storage space beneath for shoreline cables, gas bottle and 4 fenders. Foredeck and warp lockers are also provided. Blue LED lighting is available as an option on this model.
Separate access hatches lead to the engine room and lazerette. With its ‘open’ layout, twin transom gates provide easy access on either side of the cockpit seating and lead to the teak-laid bathing platform. The optional Fairline Tender Launch mechanism allows for an increased waterline length so that the weight distribution can be optimised. The innovative, patent-pending, concealed mechanised Tender Launch option is available for Williams 285 Jet RIB.
The stern platform includes a swim ladder and hot and cold shower. An optional passerelle is also available if required. From the cockpit, a sliding patio door leads to the saloon.
The visibility from the helm position is optimised by having the helm seat inboard to give a more central position. There is companion seating outboard of the helm seat. At the top of the teak-laid steps with handrail is the flybridge, which offers a significantly more usable area than the outgoing Phantom 40. The large seating area with adjustable-height table is located aft of the helm position. The table converts to a sun-bed in the aft position. An optional flybridge bar accommodates a sink, griddle, icemaker and refrigerator.
The Squadron style ‘wrap-around’ foredeck adds to the ‘big boat’ feel and includes a recessed self-draining area for coachroof sun cushions.
The user-friendly yet classic design and luxurious detailing inside is synonymous with Squadron motor yachts. Co-ordinated carpets, upholstery and curtain fabrics can be chosen according to individual tastes. The joinery is finished in satin oak and espresso gloss as standard.
Saloon and galley
The light and spacious saloon features full-length upper windows and sumptuous furniture. A sofa and adjustable-height dining table are located starboard behind the main helm position. The sofa also has an optional two fold bed built inside. Opposite, a freestanding sideboard with cocktail cabinet can accommodate a 32″ television.
A handrail with glass partition connects the saloon with the galley. In recognition of the needs of on-board entertaining, the galley is one of the largest yet seen on a flybridge boat of this size as it utilises space under the saloon floor, and will accommodate an under counter refrigerator and optional freezer. The galley is thoughtfully equipped to cater to the needs of guests, with a 2-burner gas hob, oven and grill, as well as a host of storage options and extra larder space built into the bulkhead. Lights are located above the Foundations(®) work surfaces. Continuing the Fairline design trend towards light-filled spaces, a large panoramic window includes a porthole within for natural light over the sink and food preparation area.
The main helm station has been designed with comfort, safety and ease of operation in mind. The bolstered helm seat is within easy reach of the adjustable/tilt steering wheel and the boat’s controls. The full engine instrumentation includes tachometers, temperature gauges, battery condition indicators, audible alarms and engine hour meters. A Garmin GMI 10 digital multi-function instrument system with colour display and Garmin VHF 300i marine radio is included at the helm. There is also night lighting and a hinged opening side window.
The spatial layout of the two cabin accommodation has been maximised, with considered cabin and en-suite design to provide the luxury and space Fairline Squadron owners have become accustomed to.
The large master stateroom with full-height headroom is positioned forward. Two steps lead up to a central ‘semi-floating’ double bed, which adds to the feeling of spaciousness. Comprehensive storage space includes a bedside table, drawers underbed, overhead lockers and wardrobe. An entertainment unit is fitted flush into the bulkhead. Feature skylights and opening hull windows allow light to fill the elegantly styled cabin. The master en-suite includes a full-height shower cubicle with seat and vanity style sink, locker and mirror.
Starboard Guest cabin
The introduction of a unique, open-plan guest cabin and en-suite arrangement creates a spacious guest accommodation. The double doors open up the starboard en-suite to the cabin, concealing the toilet and creating extra cabin space. Guests also benefit from a full-height shower cubicle with seat, basin, vanity unit locker and mirror.
The flexibility of the layout also enables the single, full-length beds to be converted to a double. The bedside stowage and wardrobe provide plentiful storage space. A long panoramic window with opening port is located in hull.
Length of hull (bow to aft end of bathing platform, incl. gunwale): 41ft 5in (12.62m)
Length overall (inc. gunwale): 42ft 5in (12.94m)
Beam (inc. gunwale): 13ft 10in (4.22m)
Number of berths: 4-6
Draught: 3ft 6in (1.07m) unloaded
Height above waterline (inc. arch + nav. light mast): 15ft 11 in (4.84m)
Transport height: 15ft 6in (4.72m)
Dry weight (approx.): 12.79 tons (13,000kg)
Fuel capacity: 219 gals/263 US gals (996L)
Water capacity (inc. Calorifier): 104 gals/124 US gals (471L)
Engine recommendations (twin) from 740mhp to 920mhp