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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. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    Hi Tarek,

    I guess she's been in the water for about eight months now. How clean was her bottom when you hauled her?
  2. NYCAP123

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    The hardware on that platform looks nice and beefy. What's with that fixed swim ladder foward of the platform on the stbd. side though? Also, you were talking a while back about adding a hardtop. Any word on that? BTW, thanks for the shots.
  3. walkinginshadow

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    How long crusing range have our Fairline Squadron 78?
  4. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    Yes, you are right.......she's been now about 8-9 months in the water. The hull was very clean, I use her very often. She has now about 240 hours of operation. Some little parts of the old antifouling paint had come off, but that's it.
  5. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    Yes, the swimplatform hardware is over designed......it's extremely strong.
    The small fixed ladder is to ease climbing onto the boat when the swimplatform is lowered.
    Yes, I had plans to add a hardtop to the flybridge and I still do, but I still need to find someone to do it for me with the boat here in Egypt. I had received some quotes months ago, but were extremely high because it was going to be a single production, therefore I abandoned the idea for now.
  6. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    She has a range of about 400nm at a cruising speed of 22-23 knots.
  7. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    It's ok Kevin :)...........I had posted some before.

    Here you are recooler........http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/boat-shows-cruises/10210-pictures-red-sea.html
  8. Oddsniffer

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    I must say your boat looks very nice :)
    You must be a proud owner!
    I should very much like to join you one day, but alas, I doubt that will happen for a while, I seem to be very busy these days!
  9. Masterkey

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    Hi TK-F430

    I am just new here - just to say thank you for your postings and pictures.

    I am selling boats for Fairline (Mallorca-South West) and one of my clients
    is thinking on buying a Squadron 78 - so I can advise him to have a look on this forum.

    Have a nice time and enjoy your Squadron.
  10. T.K.

    T.K. Senior Member

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    Hi Masterkey............you must know Russell Currie and James Matthews then, they're very good friends of mine.

    The Squadron 78 just found a new home and I thought of trying something else, also a Fairline........that's her upon arrival in Egypt:

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    For sure I know Russel and James from North Mallorca :)
    Really nice guys.

    You´ve bought a 64? Wow - it is the best existing open boat in this range which
    you can find on the market at the moment. I love it.

    I am just selling one to one of my customers.

    Cheers
  12. T.K.

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    Thanks Masterkey............next time you speak to them, give them my regards please.

    Here are a couple of pictures of the T64 in the Red Sea on my trip back from Cyprus:

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  13. Jorge Lang

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    I just returned from a trip where I visited various boat builders in the U.K. and Dubai. I was very impressed with Fairline's new facility. It is one of the cleanist, most organized boat building factory I have ever seen. It's no wonder they produce such a quality product.
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    You are very right Jorge. I visited the new Fairline facility in Oundle last week............I was very impressed with what I saw.

    These two pictures were taken in the facility..........the new Squadron 65 at an early build stage and the finished boat.

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  15. Masterkey

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    Thank you for this pictures.
    It is always an adventure to visit the factory.

    By the way - do you know the new Targa 58? - it is a perfect boat in this
    range.

    Nice weekend :)
    Masterkey
  16. Yacht News

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    Tarek, the new Squadron 65 design is quite different and interesting especially the forward raking windshield...
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    T.K. Senior Member

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    I agree...................a different view of the Squadron 65.

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  18. T.K.

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    Yes, I saw the mockups and models for the new Targa 58 at the factory................she will be a very impressive boat. A lot of new ideas are built into this new Targa 58.
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    Wow, even more different from the stern shot...I think I like this new one better from aesthetical standpoint, exterior wise and so on. Do you know if the interior arrangement is similar or is it radically different to the production Squadron 65 like what you have? The glass feature at the stern almost looks like a glassed in pool. Of course a pool wouldn't be there.
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    The glass feature at the stern is a window to the aft cabin. It's a spacious single cabin with a full height ceiling and an ensuite shower and bathroom.

    A few shots of the interior on the new Squadron 65...........tell me what you think of it.

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