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Introduced in 1996, the 55 Squadron proved to be one of Fairlines more popular motor yacht designs thanks to her sleek styling, a comfortable floorplan and excellent open-water performance. Like all of Fairlines motor yacht designs, shes built on a deep-V hull with moderate beam and propeller pockets. Her opulent three-stateroom interior is arranged with a split-level main deck layout, which features a stylish salon aft and an elevated lower helm and dinette forward. A sunken galley is to starboard, abaft the helm, and a small door off the galley opens to a spacious (and very useful) utility room. A choice of lacquered cherry or maple woodwork is available. Note that both the flybridge and engine room can only be accessed from the salon. Additional features include an extended swim platform, a bow thruster, crew quarters (or a storage area) aft, and an unusually large flybridge. A unique set of curved aft doors open to the aft deck. On the downside, the Squadrons engine room is a tight fit. A fast and efficient design, twin 600hp Cat (or 615hp Volvo) diesels provide a cruising speed of 24 (about 28 knots top), and a pair of 660hp Cats cruise at 26 knots and reach a top speed of 3132 knots.