Fairline Squadron 53 to launch at the Düsseldorf Boat Show

The Fairline Squadron 53 is the yard's first new model with its superstructure designed by Alberto Mancini

The Fairline Squadron 53 will launch at the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show, the yard has announced.

This news comes at the same time as some all-new renderings of the boat 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 ‘spear’ design aft of the windows that were a hallmark of the Squadron range for so many years and near unbroken panels of glass on either side of the saloon.

Fairline Squadron 53

Three excellent outdoor living spaces in the flybridge, cockpit and foredeck

Forward, the one piece windscreen is supplemented by a large skylight to help brighten up the area around the lower helm.

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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.

Inside the boat there is plenty of versatility within the layout where you can opt for three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including forward or aft on the main deck or below decks to replace the fourth cabin and deliver 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. This adds the final flourish to what is a beautifully trimmed cabin including, for the first time on a Fairline, optional marble tops.

Fairline Squadron 53

With twin CAT 850hp engines the 53 will reportedly top 34 knots

If the Targa 53 is anything to go by the finish throughout will be top notch with the three familiar internal décor options of Capri, St Tropez and the Hamptons, all offering their own distinctive styles.

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 C12.9’s will be good for 34 knots. Fin and gyroscopic stabilisers are both an option.

Prices for the Squadron 53 will start at £854,160 inc VAT.

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