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My new Fairline Squadron 78 in the build

Discussion in 'Fairline Yacht' started by T.K., Oct 3, 2007.

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  1. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    Thanks Mets......I will post more pictures as the build progresses and will definitely post my review once the build is finished. Fairline, IMO is a very competent company and yacht builder.
  2. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Never mind...

    Oh, well, now that's a horse of a different color, Tarek.
    As a boatshow boat, your hull will have a mirror-like shine with nary a blemish in the gelcoat. The interior joinery will rival that of a Feadship.

    Showgoers will be awestruck--women will swoon-- at the sheer beauty of your fine new vessel. She will be special.
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    All good .... but does Tarek get to keep the models from the show?

    Kelly
  4. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    I'll be there Kelly and I'll make sure I keep one ;).....afterall, I do need a stewardess on board.
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    Glad to hear that, Loren :).
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    SINKorSWIM New Member

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    Hi.
    Like el_CAPeeTAN06 said it would be nice if you "donated" the 48 to a yf member Cough*me*Cough "hint, hint"
    No I'm just kidding but I can't wait till I can see this boat finished.
  7. T.K.

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    Thank you :)........you and all he YF members are always welcome aboard the new Squadron.
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    Awesome new yacht TK! :) Will you have a Captain on board? It's thirty feet longer and much bigger than the 48.
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    lwrandall senior member

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    Congrats. You must love that new boat smell...
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    Thank you, Catmando :).........I am actually seeking a Captain for the new Squadron. I do have a skipper on my P48, but I am not sure if he can manage the new Squadron.
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    Thanks Lionel......nothing is more exciting than the scent of a new boat ;).
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    Some additional pictures

    A few more pictures of the Squadron 78 in the build:

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    T.K. Senior Member

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    A set more:

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    Very nice and as a mastercraftsman I can see that it was done in a pro way.You will have a neat boat when done.
    Sometimes little details takes time.

    Francois
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    Tarek, that is honestly sweet! She is progressing well.. I love the small bridge area... looks so cozy, comfortable and hi-tech. Keep us posted with more pics when you get the chance.
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    Thank you Francois :)........I appreciate your opinion.
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    Thanks......will post more pictures as the build progresses.
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    Tarek,

    I am sure you will enjoy your new boat a lot, she will give you more comfort and better range to explore more distant shores.

    How are you planning to transport her to Egypt? Will you take her on her own hull? My experience was great and I suggest you to take the same way if you will have time to spare.

    I also hope that you'll cruise to Turkish coast and will give me the chance of hosting you here.
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    Thank you Nilo :)....I will definitely cruise the Turkish coasts and it will be a pleasure and honor to meet with you.

    As for the transport of the Squadron, so far I was planning to ship her on board a transport vessel to Cyprus and then sail from there to Egypt.....it's a very long way from the UK. How did you bring your boat to Turkey and where did you bring her from?

    Best regards,

    Tarek
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    Hi Tarek,

    Nilo even made a beautiful "little" detour on his trip from Holland, along the coasts of Sweden and Norway. Have a look at http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/cruises-events/7386-traveling-holland-norway.html.

    It's certainly not impossible to take her on her own keel. Last winter, there was a convoy of about 10 brand new Fairlines here in the harbour (in Scheveningen, Holland) on their way from the shipyard to Norway. They caught some pretty rough weather. Several owners were driving their own new boats, by the way.

    PS- a good maiden trip will also make sure that any defects will occur when the boat is still fresh (not the day after the warranty expires). So it's even recommendable in that way.

    Bruno