When it comes to living your best life, there is a time to celebrate being over 50. 50 foot we mean, because the bigger the boat you can buy, the better, of course! The team at Boating World introduces us to one of the top brands they are the African agents for – luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts. When it comes to yachts over 50 foot, Fairline offers six amazing options spanning two ranges.
Buying a sizeable vessel to call your own should only ever be called a Fairline, as they don’t believe in compromise. Their yachts are a testament to the best of British boatbuilding and while offering a number of fantastic and ever-popular smaller options below 50 foot, all their vessels over 50 are built to order and customised to suit each client’s particular needs. They combine spectacular build quality, with the latest technology and exquisite designs that are perfect for luxury entertaining.
Their muscular Targa range showcases a modern express cruiser, where luxurious spacious areas combine with a powerful dynamic character and speed to get you wherever you want to go in perfect style. On the other hand, the Squadron flybridge range provides a level of luxury that few other boats could possibly deliver, providing elegance and exclusivity combined with performance and amazing sociable living spaces – this range simply exudes class.
Have a look at more details of each of these fabulous yachts over 50 foot in the following buyers guide.
Targa 53 GT
With sleek lines and a manageable size, the Targa 53 GT has an overall length (including the pulpit) of 55’6” (16.92m) and a beam of 14’10”. She comfortably sleeps between six and nine people depending on the chosen configuration with the rooms being spacious for a yacht of her size with proper sized beds and large bathrooms. This spacious feeling is carried through to the rest of the yacht with a comfortable starboard lounge, an aft sunpad and a hi-lo bathing platform. She features a draft of 3’11” when unloaded with an above the waterline height of 15’1”. Her dry weight is 19.19 imp tons with a fuel capacity of 530 gallons and a water capacity of 120 gallons. She features two shaft drive engines with a fully loaded speed in excess of 35 knots.
Targa 53 OPEN
Available right now, the 53 OPEN is the latest addition to Fairline’s 53 foot range and offers uninterrupted entertaining with a single level teak floor from cockpit to companionway and the beautifully tapered hull fills the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon with natural light. Perfect for the entertainer, the Targa 53 OPEN also boasts a three-person sun bed above the tender garage, a large u-shaped cockpit with wet bar and spacious companion seating across from the helm. Specs are the same as the GT with a range of over 300 nautical miles. You can also choose between a two or three bedroom cabin configuration to suit your needs.
Targa 63 GTO
This flagbearer of Fairline’s design future offers all the benefits of the GT and OPEN combined in one amazing vessel. She was recently crowned the winner of the best exterior design in the 50-80ft yachts category at the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies, the annual ‘Oscars’ of the yachting industry. Combining Alberto Mancini’s stunning Italian styling with the proven naval architecture of Dutch firm Vripack, the hand-crafted Targa 63 GTO offers a glazed panoramic roof with sliding sunroof and powered patio doors that seemingly disappear through the floor. She features a waterline length of 65’4” including the pulpit, a beam of 17’2”, a draught of 4’8” and an above waterline height of 17’.
Offering the ultimate in command and control with a striking flybridge, the Squadron 53 is a remarkable feat of engineering and design. Featuring an overall length of 55’6”, a beam of 14’10”, a draught of 3’11” and an above waterline height of 17’1” – the Squadron 53 is built to impress. Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has again added his design expertise to this new Squadron which features a new design from the deck upwards. Some of her best features include the large sociable bow seating and sunpad with Bimini canopy, the submersible swim platform, the spacious cockpit seating area with adjustable backrest to turn the area into another tanning zone and the built in garage for your Williams Jet Tender. She has a dry weight of 21.16 imp. tons, a fuel capacity of 530 gallons and a water capacity of 120 gallons. As with the Targa 53 options she features two shaft drive diesel engines with a speed in excess of 35 knots. Boating World has a new Squadron 53 on build at the factory which will be complete in June 2018 in a co-ownership.
Due to launch at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018, the Squadron 64 will be built on the same Vripack wide chine hull and hold the same innovative, versatile, and stylish feel of the Targa 63 GTO. This luxurious social cruiser will add another dimension to Fairline’s established Squadron range. The next level up in the Squadron range offers the best exhilaration, personalisation and quality at a size that is still easily manageable by just a few crew. Offering muscular grace and an imposing silhouette, the Squadron 64 features an expansive flybridge and an impressive three lounge areas, making this a great option for those who love entertaining. Inside the vast master cabin boasts its own seating area, double bed and an en suite bathroom or a four cabin layout option is also available for those who need the space for hosting more guests onboard.
With an increase in size comes the ability to really impress and this might just be the most successful model from the Fairline range. The second largest option from the Fairline range stands at a magnificent 66’11 in length (including the pulpit) with a draught of 4’6” (unloaded) and a beam of 17’2” (including the gunwale). She features an ingenious flat floor design that offers one wide single level interior. She can hold between eight and ten berths and has a dry weight of approximately 32.37 tons. With a fuel capacity of 779 gallons, a water capacity of 254 gallons and three shaft drive diesel engine options which can easily reach over 30 knots, the Squadron 65 is an absolute breeze to run.
Speak to the team at Boating World to discuss the best model for your needs or give them a call to find out how you can purchase shares as part of a co-ownership option on one of these fabulous vessels. Boating World is also the African agent for Seakeeper, an innovative gyroscopic stabiliser which can be fitted during a build or retrofitted to your yacht – reducing over 90% of boat roll and adding a whole new dimension to a comfortable yachting experience.
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