The flybridge is an element of the boat that not all owners appreciate. Of course it is a very enjoyable space for cruising, but aesthetically it can be liked or not. The sportbridge is the type of boat that responds to exactly this.
At the same time, presiding over the 20-meter range in the market is crucial. Looking to British shipyards, Fairline responds 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 its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022.
Fairline Phantom 65
The first Fairline in this boat category brings together the volumes of the Squadron range with the lines of the Targa range. How do you mean? The sportbridge is a boat that focuses on great livability of outdoor spaces with an upper deck that does not go to “disturb” the sporty line of the boat. The result? This Fairline Phantom, a 20-meter, 35-knot yacht capable of making guests enjoy their day at sea to the fullest, but also suitable for longer cruises.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Blanket
This boat is based on the technical platform of one of Fairline’s best-sellers, the Targa 65. What has been completely rethought, however, is the exterior 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 the focus of the Fairline Phantom 65’s main deck design. Starting from the stern we find a large platform (access to the water or relaxation area) that also allows launching the tender. 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 relaxation. Going inside, however, is the dining room with seating. The shipyard focused on designing a galley to maximize work space with a refrigerator/freezer and bar area that extends into the cockpit.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Below Deck
The lower deck is designed with three or four cabins. The master stateroom is central and complete with a king-size bed, a dedicated desk with drawers to starboard and a large sofa to port. Guest cabins have an electric bed conversion option to convert twin (starboard) bunks into a double. The interior design uses state-of-the-art materials and a varied and studied color palette.
Fairline Phantom 65 – Motorization and Price
For sailing, the engine options for this new Fairline 65 are two. It starts with a pair of Caterpillar C18-1150 twins with a maximum speed of 31 knots. For those who want more speed, twin Caterpillar C32-1622 V12s with an expected top speed of 35 knots are also available. The Phantom 65 is available from £2,050,000 (about €2,420,000) excluding VAT.
For more information visit the Fairline Yachts website.