Fairline has chosen the Düsseldorf Boat Show as the launchpad for the new Squadron 53

Fairline has chosen the Düsseldorf Boat Show as the launchpad for the new Squadron 53.

The news comes at the same time as some new photo-realistic computer renderings that give the best insight yet as to how the Alberto Mancini design will look in the flesh.

The hull is based on that of the Targa 53 but up top there is the return of the familiar ‘spear’ design side windows. It was a hallmark of the Squadron range for many years and has been reinvented by Mancini for this latest model. Near-unbroken panels of glass on either side of the saloon and a large skylight over the helm supplements the one-piece windscreen to ensure the best possible views out and plentiful natural light.

The flybridge itself has a simple layout that includes an L-shaped seating area adjacent to the twin helm with a spacious dinette aft, supplemented by a wet-bar amidships.

The master cabin of the Fairline Squadron 53

The master cabin of the Fairline Squadron 53

Inside the boat there is plenty of versatility. You can opt for three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including forward or aft on the main deck, or below decks (see layout) to replace the fourth cabin, delivering more seating space up top.

An improvement over the sportscruiser is increased headroom in the full-beam master cabin, made possible by the extra height inherent in the flybridge superstructure.

There are two engine options from Volvo and a top-spec alternative from Caterpillar. The D11-675 and 725 motors from Volvo will top out at 30 and 32 knots respectively and Fairline claims the 850hp CAT C12.9s will be good for 34 knots. Fin and gyroscopic stabilisers are both an option. Prices for the Squadron 53 will start at £854,160.

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AT A GLANCE

Length 55ft 6in (16.9m)

Beam 14ft 10in (4.52m)

Engines Twin Volvo Penta D11-675 / 725hp or Caterpillar 850hp

Top speed 34 knots

Price from £854,160 inc UK VAT