14 Feb 2014

Boating World’s Derrick, Suzanne, Greg, Mike and beau the captain of the New Fairline Squadron 65 have just had an exciting trip to the UK’s Fairline factory to inspect and water test in the wet raining Fairline Ipswich delivery marina the very first Fairline Squadron 65 destined for African shores. (This magnificent cruiser will stop over in Cape Town for a week or so from March 18th for delivery to her new owner)

And stop off for a closer look… you will - especially if you get to spot her in the Granger Bay Marina! What an impression she makes! Derrick says seeing her towering majestically in the waters at Ipswich is a sight he will always remember and he can’t wait to see her resting in the shadow of Table Mountain.

Typical of a Fairline, she oozes pizzazz and style and she totally commands the attention of every passerby. Her impressive size is the immediate eye-catcher and judging from her sleek exterior, one instinctively knows that the interior will be the epitome of luxurious elegance.

This 65-footer appears to go one step further than similar sized boats on every level from contemporary design, to spaciousness and comfort.  Stepping on board you enter a world which is like being on a luxury villa.


Her key feature is the flat-floor single level interior giving an uninterrupted view from the saloon to the dinette and galley. This design is normally reserved for much larger yachts but Fairline’s designers have embraced it so successfully in Squadrons spaciousness!

The long central window mirrors its glass glazing the full length of the sun pad on the foredeck which floods the forward cabin with light and adds a unique look to the exterior.

The free-flowing saloon area allows guests to interact more freely and with the galley positioned at the heart of the yacht there is every opportunity to socialize with all those around you.

Up the stairs from the cockpit to the huge Flybridge sums up the personality of this yacht. Spacious and easy to move around in, this entertainer’s dream spot could not get better.  

She has three distinct social areas:  the lavish sunbathing area on the forward cruising chaise lounge and sun pad, or the aft facing sun beds and there’s the extensive seating/dining area. There really is no need to move once one’s comfortably ensconced up here with 360 degree panoramic views!

The views are spectacular and the bar area complete with refrigerator, icemaker, sink and BBQ griddle meets all gastronomic needs! So guests can simply sit back and wallow in luxurious comfort while enjoying the company of the pilot keeping control at the second helm.

Below decks she can accommodate ten overnight passengers in absolute comfort. Guests will love the forward guest cabin which is as luxuriously appointed as the mid-ships full beam master stateroom. Both are spaciously open-plan, airy and flooded with light with elegant ‘floating’ bed designs and massive lovely smelling cedar lined wardrobe and storage space and there’s a multipurpose en-suite aft crew or guest cabin with access via the cockpit, or with its own private access through the transom.

By the way this is where you’ll access the hydraulic hi-lo bathing platform which gently introduces you to the water and is the perfect place to launch the sporty Williams Jet boat which does 40 knots for use as a tender or fun water-ski toy.

Ideal for weekends away far from the bustle of life the Fairline 65 is capable of extremely long distance travelling. Getting to those exotic destinations is a breeze with her twin engines from 2300mhp: Caterpillar C18-1150 Shaft Diesel  she achieves over 32 knots with ease. Fuel 3 542-litres, water 1 154-litres.

Call Boating World (021) 418 0840 for more information and her imminent arrival in Cape Town!