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1998 Fairline 65

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The Fairline Squadron 65 is a hand-built yacht with the superlative design, unique materials and exquisite craftsmanship usually reserved for larger custom vessels. The 65 can be handled without a crew. After all, not everyone wants to employ a skipper or deckhand. Squadron owners find a combination of control systems and working layouts (bow thruster, remote anchor and dinghy handling, deck hardware, warping capstans, bathing platform and passerelle) which allow them to run and handle this impressive 65 footer in much the same way they might run a smaller boat. The clean, scooped window line, with electrically-operated side windows, elliptical portholes, and other design features distinguish the 65 from her forebears. The flybridge deck layout makes this a sociable and self-contained area for entertaining and relaxing in style. The large, U-shaped sofa-seating round the circular, fold-out teak table provides a dining area. The flybridge bar unit includes not only a fridge and sink, but an ice maker and an easy-to-clean, electric barbecue griddle. On the flybridge, the commanding upper helm position has console space provided for sleeker, flush-fitting of GPS, chart plotter or radar, and for customizing the layout of the upper helm to suit personal choice. The dramatic radar arch design - distinctive, modern and purposeful - adds further refinement to the elegant shape and appearance of the Squadron 65. Her long, integral bathing platform (laid in teak) is incorporated into the transom, providing discreet stowage for fenders, a big 'toy cupboard', dinghy stowage, a concealed dinghy crane and two transom gates - one to access the telescopic passerelle and one opening onto the steps of the stern platform. A highly convenient option is the provision of an additional crane, making it simple to stow a dinghy or jet ski on the aft end of the flybridge deck. If this option is chosen, the large sun bed and guard rails normally fitted are not provided, but the spacious deck area is, of course, still ideal for sunbathing when the dinghy is in the water. The interior design concept revolves around the internal axis staircase. The elegant saloon, spacious and sumptuously comfortable, has seating to port and starboard. The dining area provides an open, all-round view. The practical four-cabin version features a master stateroom with a large, diagonally-positioned bed, a walk-in wardrobe and a proper bath in the en suite. The luxurious three-cabin version allows for a larger bathroom en suite to the master stateroom, with twin toilet suites and an optional Jacuzzi. Extensive seating is a feature of this cabin layout, with extra storage space and an entertainment center. The optional large aft cabin offers a good-sized single (or occasional double) with integral washroom and shower. This useful cabin has easy access from the cockpit, particularly valuable to owners who like to carry crew occasionally, and also to those whose children enjoy the privacy and independence this arrangement gives. The Squadron 65 is offered in schemes of either Bird's Eye Maple, Madrona Burr and American Red Cherry, Eucalyptus and Burr Elm, finished in a highly polished lacquer that is resistant to wear and tear. FAIRLINE SQUADRONS: Ever since the introduction of the 62-foot flagship model, the Squadron concept has received worldwide acclaim. The successive introductions of the 65, 59 and 55 have met with equal success, not least for their high standards of craftsmanship and specifications. Fairline draws on the experience of boat owners to improve their product. It's how the Squadron Series was born. Owners said they wanted a large, highly capable and impressive yacht, but they didn't want the cost and privacy-inhibiting presence of a crew on board. They pioneered the trend towards larger integral bathing platforms and swept-stern designs. Initially introduced to protect props and rudders and make access easier, they have now become a major focus of the boat, with showers, storage boxes, wet-lockers and dinghy stowage facilities. Toughened glass windscreens, pantograph wipers on larger boats, substantial 316 stainless steel deck fittings, safety rails and grab-handles, IMCO-approved navigation lights, electric anchor winches, fuel filtration, customized wiring looms and separate circuit-breaker panels are just some of the standard safety items. Universally high equipment specifications are found as standard across the Squadron range. They include generous fuel and fresh water tankage, generators, bow thrusters, multi-feature radar, autopilots and navaids, teak-laid cockpit soles, aft boarding passerelles, space-saving circular showers in uniformly big bathrooms, and interior sprung mattresses on longer-than-average berths. The hull and superstructure of every Squadron is precisely laid up by hand with isophthalic gelcoats and resins, incorporating a substantial grid of bulkheads, frames and stringers with a Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) shell, maintaining the highest build-quality and structural integrity. A through-bolted hull-to-deck joint and, where appropriate, foam sandwich construction add up to high strength with optimum weight and thermal - acoustic efficiency. This translates into a quiet-riding boat of great rigidity and solidity. FAIRLINE BOATS: Fairline features three distinct ranges of power cruiser - the sparkling five-boat Targa range, the three powerful Phantoms, and the elegant and stylish the four-model Squadron Series. At the design and planning stage, Fairline pays particular attention to the demands of long-range passage-making. For example, generous fuel and fresh water tankage is provided to increase range and offshore capability, and the use of space is planned intelligently, by people who understand cruising. Creature comforts like long, comfortable beds, big bathrooms with separate showers, and well equipped, ergonomically planned galleys, combine to make living on board a real pleasure. The deeply lacquered, protective finishes complement exclusive ranges of overhead and bulkhead finishes and custom-made soft furnishings, the latter available in an extensive choice of designer fabrics. Fairline's materials and construction methods are rigorously tested for durability, colour-fastness, fire resistance and smoke suppression by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). Fairline selects the finest marine engines available and design and engineer systems around the selected engines, to enable them to run at maximum efficiency. Aerodynamically-designed air intakes and ventilation systems ensure a continuous supply of cool air. Nickel-aluminium-bronze rudders and sterngear (rather than cheaper manganese-bronze) give strength and long life. Specially designed bonding systems minimize the risk of galvanic corrosion on underwater fittings. Large battery capacities with regulated support systems and oversize starter cables provide real reliability in the long term. From the sports performance of the 4.3 Gi-DP petrol engine to the remarkable power of the KAD44(EDC)-DP six-cylinder compressor-fed turbo aftercooled diesel, the Volvo Penta range promises the finest levels of performance for Fairline owners. Volvo Penta's Duoprop technology was far ahead when it was developed almost fifteen years ago, and still ahead now. The dual contra-rotating propellers grip the water like no other drive, maximizing propulsion efficiency and totally removing the risks of cavitation. A Duoprop drive will reduce the time it takes to get on the plane by some 30-percent over a conventional single propeller drive system. Volvo Penta diesels are quiet, with minimum detectable vibration, exceptionally clean and highly fuel efficient. They are more compact too, so routine service points are easier to check over and the boat's designer can give more space over to accommodation. It is the introduction of electronic control management systems that is now making the greatest impact on development. The TAMD122 EDC and it's sister, the TAMD73 EDC both feature Electronic Diesel Control. This electronic module monitors and controls all the key elements of the engine's operating system - like temperature and fuel supply. It automatically and continuously maximizes engine efficiency. EDC also provides for far easier engine diagnostic monitoring. An operating fault can normally be detected well before it affects the reliability of the engine, and a special plug-in module simplifies service routines, reducing time and saving money. Because EDC is used to operate the engine electrically rather than mechanically, it delivers exceptionally precise control. This feature that can be a real help in close-quarters manoeuvring, such as in crowded harbours and marinas. The electric cabling between the engine and steering position removes any possibility of vibration traveling along their lengths. Cleaner engines result from improvements in combustion efficiency, and in turn combustion efficiency has a direct influence on improving fuel efficiency and overall performance. That is why Volvo Penta has pioneered the development of techniques such as low air rotation, charged piston oil cooling and multi-hole injection systems. Volvo Penta's confidence in its engines is expressed in the protection provided by a truly international warranty. For diesel engines in excess of 300-hp and used by the owner for recreational use, warranty is extended from twelve months to two years. With over 5,000 trained service and parts dealers located around the world, Volvo Penta provides worldwide support. In 1993 Fairline's high standards of design and construction were recognized by the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) of Italy and in 1994, they achieved full ISO9001 and BS5750 accreditation, unusual among British builders. At the beginning of 1997, Fairline was the very first European builder to achieve CE recognition for its entire range.
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