Since her world launch last September, the Squadron 68 has been praised by several leading international boating magazines for her craftsmanship and performance.
Priced from 3,106,000 USD with Caterpillar C30, the Squadron 68 boasts some of the strongest lines and design features to date, as well as the considerate detail and sound engineering that comes as standard on all Fairline models.
The feel of being on a large yacht is evident throughout the Squadron 68, which benefits from generous headroom, luxurious appointments and free standing furniture, not to mention a state of the art lower helm station which incorporates a central ’feature’ panel finished in stitched leather to contrast the innovative, hard-wearing flooring at the helm, galley and breakfast bar.
The main saloon is exceptional. It is elegantly furnished with exquisite fabrics, a superb sideboard and a Bose Home Cinema Surround Sound system with DVD/CD/Radio and 32 in. LCD television which can be cleverly viewed in its lowered or raised position. Accessed from the main saloon, the dining room features an elegant free-standing table that can seat six people comfortably and is adjacent to the comprehensively equipped galley, which benefits from dedicated below counter fridge and freezers, dishwasher and contemporary cream lacquered cupboard doors. The galley utilises an island counter unit providing abundant space to prepare food or entertain guests.
The Squadron 68 has eight berths or customers can select a dedicated "office" option complete with an authentic Pullman berth providing customers with ultimate flexibility. The full-width master stateroom is incredibly spacious and benefits from triple portrait portholes and en-suite facilities, which include a shower with body jets and a dressing room with full height hanging space.
The forward stateroom continues the grand statements featuring an oversized double bed, bedside stowage and stainless steel opening portholes. There is also access to an en-suite shower room and twin full-height wardrobes.
The crew cabin offers up to two additional berths and has been designed along "large yacht" principles. As a result it can be accessed from the transom without disturbing the owner or other guests. This is available as a twin or double and an additional utility area with appliances may be specified.
The flybridge is accessed via a broad teak staircase from the cockpit. Features include a barbecue griddle, fridge, sink and icemaker as well as an excellent sound system, which extends to every level of the boat. The flybridge facilities and seating arrangements have also been carefully planned to ensure that those onboard gain the best views whilst at sea, in perfect comfort and security.
The Squadron 68 can facilitate PWC storage in the garage at sea level if required, but a standard flybridge crane makes it easy to launch and recover shore transport of choice.
The Fairline Squadron 68 is a fast but comfortable passage maker. Boasting speeds of up to 35 knots, she is available with a choice of engine packages. US specifications for the model include a 220v/110v/60Hz electrical system, a centralized vacuum cleaning system, dockside water system with washdown and an uprated Onan generator 27kW.
Length of hull: 67 ft. & 7 in.
Length overall: 69 ft. & 6 in.
Beam: 17 ft. & 9 in.
Number of berths: 9-10
Draught (unloaded): 4 ft. & 8 in.
Height above waterline: 24 ft. & 11 in.
Transport height: 18 ft. & 2 in.
Dry weight (approx): 80,468 lbs
Fuel capacity: 1,068 gal
Water capacity: 286 gal
Engine recommendations (twin) from 2030 mhp to 3100 mhp