Published on: 23 June 2022
British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Fairline has announced its line-up for this year’s Southampton International Boat Show 16-25 September 2022, which includes two show debuts.
Alongside showcasing its Targa 45 OPEN, Targa 45 GT, Targa 50 GT and Squadron 50, Fairline will also be making Southampton debuts for its F//LINE 33 Outboard and Squadron 68.
The F//LINE 33 Outboard, which draws on the unprecedented success of the F//LINE 33 dayboat, offers the same sleek profile and sporty performance but incorporates the new ‘Ascender’ bathing platform to maximise space, functionality and connection to the water. The innovative high/low platform surrounds the outboard engines, lowers to form steps to the water when submerged, or raises to act as a passerelle, in turn allowing the propellers to be raised clear of the water. A pivotal point in Fairline’s history with it being the first model in recent times with outboard engines.
The impressive Squadron 68, which was announced last year, will be making its Southampton show debut, enabling visitors to see its new, subtly revised exterior, new sleek hardtop and new interior design.
The revised exterior has updated hull windows to bring the design in line with other Fairline models, as well as a new sleek hardtop with fabric sliding sunroof and integrated electric sunshade aft. Inside, the main deck caters for multiple entertaining spaces - from generous dining to comfortable saloon seating. It boasts a new galley design maximising workspace and increasing fridge/freezer capacity, and also incorporates a sociable bar which extends into the cockpit. The new design also comes with the option of a tri-fold patio door and lower helm side access door, which buyers seeking a flowing indoor/outdoor feel will love.
The interior layout of the updated Squadron 68 has been completely refreshed and its lower deck is available in either three or four cabins. Its master cabin comes complete with a king-sized bed, bureau with stool and drawer storage to starboard, and a large port side sofa. The guest cabin has more width than the previous model, with an electric bed conversion option to convert the twin berths into a double. The new interior design with updated materials and finishes throughout is complemented with a refined and neutral colour palette, giving owners a real modern feel.
Fairline CEO Paul Grys comments: “We’re excited to return to Southampton International Boat Show this year with two show debuts. The F//LINE 33 Outboard is an exciting new addition to the F//LINE range and is the perfect choice for clients to be introduced to the Fairline lifestyle, as we continue to expand our global customer base.
“We’ve taken onboard feedback from customers to further improve the Squadron 68, and are confident buyers will fall in love with it as much as we have. The response we’ve had for our latest models has been excellent and we continue to invest in new products and improve existing lines to ensure excitement grows with what Fairline has to offer. We’ve got an exciting period ahead of us.”
Fairline’s UK and European network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand throughout the Southampton International Boat Show, together with key personnel from Fairline’s teams to provide visitors with everything they need to know about Fairline and its range going into the 2023 season.
For more information about Fairline, please visit fairline.com.