A NEW LEADER FOR THE SQUAD
A SWANKY NEW BRIT debuted in Cannes, France, earlier this fall. Flagship of the Fairline Yachts Squadron range, the Squadron 68 combines the best features of its two smaller predecessors and adds another 15 feet to accommodate up to 10 passengers in comfort and fashionable luxury.
Designed by Alberto Mancini, the Squadron 68 takes its exterior play areas seriously. The aft cockpit is built for entertaining while the bow showcases an expansive sunpad and lounge, which could host their own separate party. However, the real attraction is up top on the flybridge where folks on the forward sunpad can keep the captain company while guests at the dinette amidships have a perfect dinner spot. If someone’s feeling antisocial or contemplative, he can move to the aft lounge, which has a view of the wake trailing behind.
When it’s time to entertain inside, the single-level salon with 360-degree views and a highgloss finish won’t disappoint. The aft galley is well situated for serving people both inside and out, and the two-seat helm station in the opposite forward corner is a high-tech wonder with triple multifunction displays and every other gauge and bit of gear within easy reach.
Below, buyers have a choice of three or four cabins, including a full-beam master amidships and separate crew quarters aft of the engine room. Like all models in the haute couture Squadron range, the 68 offers four interior décor schemes from which to choose, and they carry fantasy-inducing names such as Amalfi , The Hamptons, Capri and St. Tropez. Each color and pattern combination will make passengers think they’ve sailed to one of these lovely destinations to enjoy summer wines and local cuisine.
The Squadron 68 is built in England to exacting British standards, but this sleek jetsetter will surely draw the eye of anyone on the continent and beyond.
Fairline Yachts, fairline.com