The flybridge is an element of the boat that not all owners like. Of course it is a very enjoyable cruising space, but aesthetically it can be pleasing or not. The sportbridge is the type of boat that responds exactly to this.
At the same time, dominating the 20-metre segment of the market is fundamental. Looking at British shipyards, Fairline is responding to the launch of the Sunseeker 65 Sport Yacht with its first ever sportbridge, the Phantom 65. The boat will be unveiled in June 2022 and will make her official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022.
Fairline Phantom 65
The first Fairline in this boat category combines the volumes of the Squadron range with the lines of the Targa series. In what way? The sportbridge is a boat that focuses on great liveability of the exterior spaces with an upper deck that doesn’t “disturb” the boat’s sporty lines. The result is the new Fairline Phantom 65, a 20-metre, 35-knot yacht capable of making the most of a day at sea for guests, but also suitable for longer cruises.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Deck
This boat is based on the technical platform of one of Fairline’s best-sellers, the Targa 65. What has been completely redesigned, however, is the external line which features large hull windows, an elegant line and a glazed roof that can be opened to allow natural light to enter. Convivial moments are at the heart of the Fairline Phantom 65’s main deck design. Starting from the stern the passenger finds a large platform (access to the water or relaxation area) which also allows the tender to be launched. The garage is suitable for a Williams 345 SportJet.
The entire area above the tender garage is optimized into a sundeck with direct contact with the aft platform. This does not sacrifice the cockpit table which becomes more of an informal social area for relaxing. Going inside, there is a dining room with seating. The boatyard has also designed a galley that maximizes workspace with a fridge/freezer and bar area that extends into the cockpit.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Lower deck
The lower deck is designed with three or four cabins. The master cabin is central and furnished with a king-size bed, a dedicated desk with drawers to starboard and a large sofa to port. The guest cabins have an electric bed conversion option to convert the twin berths (to starboard) into a double. The interior design uses state-of-the-art materials and a varied and thoughtful colour palette.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Propulsion and price
The new Fairline Phantom 65 is offered with two engine options. One consists of two Caterpillar C18-1150s with a maximum speed of 31 knots. For improved performance, twin Caterpillar C32-1622 V12s are also available with an expected top speed of 35 knots. The Phantom 65 is available from £2,050,000 (approximately €2,420,000) excluding VAT.
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