Fairline Squadron 43

If you’re looking for an upmarket cruiser with plenty of style, Fairline’s flamboyant Squadron 43 is not to be sniffed at…

Fairline always seems to offer a bit more panache in its designs. Squadron’s signature stainless steel forward screen adds purposeful intent, while the slatted side sections hide away the added bonus of opening-up saloon windows.

The superstructure is big, allowing maximum interior space, but it still looks in proportion to the hull.

With a top speed of 30 knots, the 43 still stands shoulder to shoulder with today’s flybridge players and the Squadron dealt with all the bluster and chop easily.

Olesinski’s hull designs can usually be relied upon to steer fast when you need to, and track straight when you don’t.

Score

70%
  • Overall score:
    70%

Pros

  • Good value for money

Cons

  • A ladder takes the place of moulded steps up to the flybridge

Price as reviewed:

£175,000

Verdict

A reputation for style, quality, and on-water ability converts Fairline into blue-chip boat stock and strong residual values.

Details

Displacement: 14 tonnes
Top Speed: 30 knots
Cabins: 3 cabins
Fuel Capacity: 260gal (1182lt)
Beam: 13ft 7in (4.14m)
Cruising Speed: 20 -22 knots
Length Overall: 42ft 9in (13.03m)
Engines: TWIN VOLVO PENTA TAMD72P 6cyl 6.7lt430hp @ 2600rpm
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Contact: Fairline

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