Fairline Squadron 41 spells end for Phantom range
Fairline claim that their new Fairline Squadron 41 is going to be ‘every inch a Squadron’.
In a move that will give Fairline a two brand range – Squadron and Targa – the new 41, which is the smallest Squadron by some 15ft, has some serious pedigree to live up to.
The Squadron 55 and 65 are two of the best flybridge boats that MBY have tested; the genes for a quality 40ft flybridge are certainly there.
As has been the theme on the last few new Fairlines, glass is going to play a huge part in the character of this baby Squadron.
Design director Adam Greenwood says that this is the most voluminous 40ft boat that Fairline have ever built, which bodes well for those staying in the two cabin, two ensuite accomodation.
Key features are likely to include the large, sociable flybridge as well as the biggest galley seen on a Squadron to date by utilising space under the saloon floor.
A derivative of the tender launching system first seen on the new Targa 58 is also likely to be passed down to the Fairline Squadron 41 too.
Fairline have kept quiet about engine and drive options but I think we can all sleep easy in the knowledge that the 41 is likely to have a cracking hull and enjoyable handling – we can’t wait to find out.
Top Speed: 34 knots (MBY estimate)
Fuel Capacity: 219 imp gal (996 L)
Beam: 13ft 10in (4.22m
Cruising Speed: 25-28 knots (MBY estimate)
Water Capacity: 100 (455 L)
Air Draught: N/A
RCD Category: TBC
Length Overall: 41ft 5in (12.62m)