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Fairline 52 Squadron

Specifications

Name: 52 Squadron
Length: 52
Hull Type: --
Gross Weight: 37,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 576 gals.
Model Years: 1998—2002
Draft: 3'8"
Beam: 15'4"
Water Capacity: 151 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
With her mini-megayacht styling, the 52 Squadron was a very innovative design and a notable departure from Fairline’s previous reliance on conventional Euro-style designs. For openers, the interior layout is completely novel: The owner’s cabin, with its huge berth, ensuite head, and laundry room, surpasses anything seen in a sedan-style motor yacht of this type. It’s notable that Fairline chose to go with a two-stateroom floorplan in the 52; most boats this size have three. The galley is down from the salon level and the dinette is up; at the highest level is a well-executed centerline helm with a wraparound dash. In the cockpit, a full-height utility locker to port houses various master switches and fuel shutoff valves (a great idea!), and the Squadron’s oval flybridge design is a unique styling touch. Access to the compact engine room—where the engines are very close together—is through a hatch in the cockpit sole. (The cockpit lazarette could be fitted out as crew quarters.) A good performer with relatively small engines, twin 600hp Cats cruise at 25 knots and deliver a top speed of about 30 knots. In the end, the Squadron’s two-stateroom floorplan proved unpopular and production lasted only a few years.