Fairline Yachts is releasing the Squadron 68 today. See the first review of the new flagship of Fairline’s flybridge range done by Motorboat and Yachting.
The Squadron 68 may be 10ft shorter than the former flagship but the exterior styling, penned in conjunction by Alberto Mancini and Andrew Pope, who heads up Fairline’s in-house design team, demonstrates just how much boat design has changed since the 78 first hit the water.
It’s a clean design but it’s also practical; the fairleads on the stern quarters are beautifully sculpted stainless steel and wouldn’t look out of place mounted on a wall in the saloon.
It’s no secret that the hull and main deck are shared with the Targa 65 sportscruiser so it’s the top deck that sets the Squadron apart. This is a fabulous area, which feels huge even for a boat nudging 70ft and very well protected by the substantial hardtop and its peculiar rotating slats.