Fairline Squadron 65 boat test

Motor Boat and Yachting: first full boat test on the Fairline Squadron 65

Motor Boat and Yachting were the first magazine to step aboard the new Fairline Squadron 65 and carry out a comprehensive boat test.

Even if you are itching to part with around £1.5 million for your next big flybridge powerboat, we’d urge you to wait until the full Fairline Squadron 65 boat report appears in the July 2009 issue of Motor Boat and Yachting.

Here’s why you should hang on. All great builders try to tempt you with their own distinct magic. Fairline’s special selling point is no secret, it’s a zealous attention to no-expense-spared detailing.

On the Squadron 65, that quality was just as much in evidence as ever. However, that clearly wasn’t enough for Fairline, so they dished up three surprises, each grand enough on their own to be make-or-break features.

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Surprise number one: the 65’s amazing VIP cabin is the equal of the 65’s roomy full beam owner’s cabin amidships – that is unique amongst its rivals.

Surprise two: thanks to the unprecedented use of large glass windows in the crew cabin, Fairline have transformed the usual kids hideaway into a genuine fourth cabin, fit for grown ups.

Surprise three: the flybridge feels like it’s been stolen from a 70 footer – huge, practical, and congenial, it’s another potential deal breaker.

Read our July report to see how the Squadron 65 fared out on a blustery, choppy Solent. Plus, the other features Fairline have dished up for you, including, believe it or not, the slickest bathing platform shower you ever saw!

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