10 Feb 2012

Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer Fairline Boats wowed Boot Düsseldorf show visitors at the end of January this year, with a stunning three-model line-up. Fairline’s extremely professional stand attracted hundreds of interested boaters including South Africa’s Dean Levy and Paul Trollope from Boating International who were very impressed with the display.

Pauls says it was easy to see why Fairline has such a loyal following as their legendary attention-to-detail and innovative features were clearly evident in each cruiser which just seemed to get “better and better”.

First to catch the eye was the new hardtop version of the popular Targa 38 express cruiser range, the Fairline Targa Gran Turismo, which stood out with her powered sliding canvas roof giving a much bigger look/feel to this sporty model. Other upgrades included interior furnishings, new hull feature windows, as well as the option of a sofa bed that converts to a third berth in the aft guest cabin.

The introduction of the 38GT also heralds the launch of the fastest ever Fairline. Powered by two of Volvo Penta’s new D6-400 engines, a top speed of 45 knots* is anticipated. The Targa 38 range continues to offer a number of Volvo Penta stern drive engine options including the D4-260, the D4-300 and the D6-370 in both Open and GT models.

And the Squadron 42, the smallest in the Squadron range, made a big impression showing off many of the design and technology advances pioneered on the larger Squadron models.

The two-cabin, two en-suite accommodation sleeps 6 – 8 and includes a starboard guest cabin that has been designed to almost double in useable size when its twin doors to en-suite are open. ‘Floating’ furniture increases the appearance of floor size throughout the cabins.

The extra-large flybridge boasts a large seating area with adjustable-height table, which is located aft of the helm position and the table converts to a sun-bed in the aft position. An optional flybridge bar accommodates a sink, griddle, icemaker and refrigerator which entertainers will find hard to resist.  And of course, a first on a Fairline, the versatile two-way bench allows aft-facing seating at the cockpit.

Twin Volvo Penta D6-370 EVC Shaft Diesel engines have an anticipated top speed of 28 knots* or 30 knots if choosing the 2 x D6-435 EVC Shaft Diesel engines.

Not to be outdone, Fairline’s Squadron 58 Flybridge motor yacht made her German Show debut in style. The new model length allows for an even larger master cabin and the longer hull makes space for a redesigned cockpit area that brings greater headroom above the bed in the fourth/crew cabin.

While relocated saloon storage adds to the roominess of the interior , the three-stage sliding patio door connecting the saloon to the cockpit makes this area even bigger.

To help make the most of the time on the water, the innovative, patent-pending Fairline Tender Launch System, for personal watercraft up to the size and weight of a Williams 325 Jet RIB, is fitted as standard.

MIAMI BOAT SHOW – February 16 – 20th 2012

Riviera- lovers will have their chance to see the latest models on show at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage show which will showcase some of the newest and most popular designs from Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder.

 The Riviera display will feature the new 43 Open Flybridge with IPS, new 53 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS or ZF 4000 pod drives, 5000 Sport Yacht with Zeus and the 5800 Sport Yacht with IPS or Zeus