Fairline Debuts New Flagship Squadron 68 At Cannes
While 10′ shorter than its predecessor, it’s quite a leap forward on many levels. The lines are 100% Fairline with creative team Alberto Mancini and Andrew Pope. Early reports are that the boat handles like a dream – not like a sport vessel, but a very comfortable cruised – notably VERY quiet in the interior.
Fairline is very open to a number of customization. The boat on display at the show was customized for its new owner. It has a bespoke place for their cat!
What is most notable are a few features that a lot of other companies should take notice of. Some manufactures have versions of this on their larger boats. But this is truly unique.
On the Fairline, the supports for the two coffee tables in the salon are supported by a magnificent design mimicking a large bollard. There is also a walking space in-between making it extremely practical.
But that isn’t the whole story. With a press of a button, the tables move outward and up. Flip a top over and it becomes an enormous dining space. What a great idea!
Another idea that seems to be taking hold is the aft section of the flybridge. I’ve even seen this on the aft deck of larger yachts – especially those with beach clubs. And that is flipping the rear lounge area to face aft. The views aft under way are truly relaxing and often missed with traditional design. This is especially true with a traditional dinette layout that can make the area feel closed-in.
For more information on the new Fairline Squadron 68, visit their website.