Welcome to the Squadron 48, where attention to detail and ingenuity are used to create unforgettable experiences. You can enjoy this Squadron in so many ways; for its size it is destined to be one of the most enjoyable yachts on the water.
With its roof open to the skies above and a large rear sunpad inviting you to soak up the sun, this thoroughbred Targa is ready to take the true Mediterranean spirit and style to the rest of the world.
As with every Squadron, the 65 gives you the distinct impression of being on board a very large yacht. The flybridge has been designed with sociability in mind and features comprehensive entertainment facilities and two large, luxurious daybeds. A central window runs the full length of the sun pad on the foredeck bringing daylight into the forward cabin and adding a stylish look to the exterior.
The elegant, award-winning Squadron 78 CUSTOM draws on a 40-year heritage. From the well-proven hull to the exquisite furnishings and cabinetry, more than 12,000 Fairlines stand behind the creation of this peerless luxury motor yacht. As its name implies, a high level of customisation is available and clients can rely on the specialist advice and experience of our Yacht Division throughout the order and commissioning process.
The well-proven Squadron 78 CUSTOM is equipped for relaxing and entertaining on a grand scale. The huge and commanding flybridge gives the first clue to this remarkable yacht’s sociable intentions.
Large, spacious entertaining areas are in evidence throughout the Squadron 78, from the extensive saloon and upper deck areas, through to the private staterooms, where light and space are combined to stunning effect. All are created using only the very finest materials, including exotic woods, hand-selected granite work surfaces and state-of-the-art design features.
The layout options are extensive and are a match for even the most creative brief. A consultant from our Yacht Division can advise on 3 or 4 cabin layouts, numerous bathroom and galley configurations, separate walk-in wardrobes and the potential to extend the owner’s suite (to incorporate an office away from the office, perhaps?).
Grand private staterooms combine light and space to stunning effect and as you move through the large, spacious entertaining areas you start to appreciate the wealth of well-considered features. In fact, it boasts the most extensive list of standard equipment of any yacht in its sector.
All round excellence
The elegant floating seat rests surround the large teak feature table, where ‘secret’ lights in the table itself create a discreet, romantic ambience. Poise and sophistication also reveal themselves while under way – the design places heavy items (fuel, for instance) over the centre of buoyancy, which gives it renowned sea-keeping properties, a pleasant sound and low vibration throughout.
Introducing a new level of luxury to elevate the whole mood of this wonderfully sociable yacht.
Designed to create an even more enjoyable open air experience, the custom-built 78 is now available with the option of an integrated fixed flybridge hard top. The sculptured framework incorporates an electric retractable canvas roof that smoothly opens and closes, allowing you to direct sunshine or shade exactly where it is required. The further option of a clear vinyl weather enclosure also offers all-round protection.
For more details, please enquire at your local Fairline dealership.
Hard top with stainless steel supports and electric fabric retractable roof.
Length overall (inc. pulpit): 79ft 11in (24.37m)
Length overall (ex. pulpit): 78ft 2in (23.82m)
Beam (inc. gunwale): 18ft 8in (5.70m)
Number of berths: 6 – 13
Draught: 5ft 3in (1.61m) unloaded
Height above waterline (inc. nav. light mast): 26ft 5in (8.06m)
Height above waterline (ex. nav. light mast): 20ft 5in (6.22m)
Transport height: 18ft 5in (5.61m) (hard top removed)
Dry weight (estimated): 45.52 tons (46,250kg)
Fuel capacity: 1,296 gals/1,557 US gals (5,892L)
Water capacity (inc. calorifier): 251 gals/301 US gals (1,140L)
Note: The hard top variant is not available with flybridge crane or flybridge tender storage.
Dry weight (approx.):45.52 imp. tons / 51 US tons (46,250kg)
Fuel capacity: 1,296 gallons / 1,557 US gallons (5,892 litres)
Water capacity (inc. calorifier):251 gallons / 301 US gallons (1,140 litres)
Height above waterline (inc. arch & nav. light mast):26’5” (8.07m)
Dry weight (approx.):45.75 imp. tons / 51.25 US tons (46,500kg)
Engines & Performance
Twin MAN 1360 CRM shaft drive, diesel (1,360mhp each):33 knots maximum
Twin Caterpillar C32-1622 shaft drive, diesel (1,622mhp each):35 knots maximum
Anchor chain locker Anchor winch (hydraulic) Anchor winch controls Blue LED side deck illumination Deck wash points fore & aft Deck wash outlets External covers to windscreen Fairleads aft Fender set Fender stowage Full set of navigation lights Hot & cold water transom shower Hydraulic transom gate from cockpit to integral bathing platform Recessed self-draining area on foredeck with coachroof sun cushions & adjustable backrests Riding light Rubbing strake Stainless steel bow, spring & stern cleats Stainless steel bow fairleads & mooring drums aft Stainless steel calibrated chain Stainless steel grab rails on each transom wing Stainless steel handrails Stainless steel hull protection plate under bow Stainless steel pantograph windscreen wipers Stainless steel pulpit Stainless steel removable swim ladder Stainless steel self-stowing through-hull Delta® anchor Teak laid bathing platform Teak laid side decks Twin horns Water fillers to port & starboard Windscreen washers
Flybridge & Second Helm Position
12V heavy duty weatherproof socket Adjustable/tilt steering wheel Bilge pump warning lights & audible alarms Bow & stern thruster controls Companion seating to helm Covers for helm, helm seats & back rests Dedicated dining seating with table Drinks holders Electronic single-lever throttle & gear controls for port & starboard engines Flagstaff Flybridge bar with refrigerator, icemaker, sink & electric griddle Flybridge crane Flybridge engine instrumentation Forward seating with hi-lo table for sunbed conversion Helm position indicator High speed magnetic compass Open scanner radar to mast Powered steering Radar mast with down-lighting Remote anchor winch controls Remote control searchlight Repeat autopilot controls Repeat engine bay fire extinguisher controls Searchlight controls Stainless steel handrails Teak laid flybridge flooring Teak laid oversize flybridge steps Trim tab controls Twin Garmin GPSMAP® 6012 (12”) displays Twin independent helm & co-pilot seats with adjustment Twin liferaft stowage VHF radio telephone incorporating intercom to main helm plus loudhailer function
Main Helm Position
12V socket Access from helm to deck via 2 electrically locking side doors Adjustable/tilt steering wheel Adjustable air vents Bilge pump switches with integral operating warning lights & audible alarms Bow & stern thruster controls Centralised vacuum cleaning system for lower & upper decks Chain counter Chart stowage Chart table & light Controls for engine bay fire extinguisher system Electronic single-lever throttle & gear controls for port & starboard engines Engine diagnostic system Foghorn with siren & loudhailer facility Full engine instrumentation including; tachometers, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, battery condition indicators, audible alarms & engine hour meters Garmin GHP 20 autopilot system with colour display Garmin GMI 20 digital multi-function instrument system with colour display Garmin GMR 404 Open Array Radar (4ft, 4kW) Garmin GPS 17x Antenna Garmin GPSMAP® 6008 (8″) Display Garmin GPSMAP® 6012 (12″) Display Helm position indicator High speed magnetic compass Powered steering Random teak floor Red night-light illumination to helm Remote anchor winch controls Searchlight controls Trim tab controls Twin independent helm & co-pilot seats
Port Helm Area Breakfast Bar Option
Bar stools with back rest Granite work surface Random teak floor Storage lockers
Port Helm Area Helm Companion Seating Option
Fully upholstered companion sofa
Port Helm Area Navigator’s Helm Option:
Electrically adjustable navigator’s seat Extending chart table Helm extension for additional equipment installations Seat base stowage Random teak floor
All 12V equipment supplied from separate battery All 240V, 24V & 12V circuits where applicable are protected by circuit breakers with main electrical load control panel Emergency boat shutdown switch Heavy duty circuit breakers Remotely & manually operated isolating switches for all batteries
1 x heavy duty battery Battery charger 60amp
24V-12V 20amp converter 2 x heavy duty batteries exclusively for port engine starting 2 x heavy duty batteries exclusively for starboard engine starting 4 x heavy duty batteries for domestic services Battery isolating switches located in service corridor Emergency battery coupling system permits each engine to start from opposite battery bank
5000W inverter Battery charger 75amp Glendinning cable masters with twin 100amp shoreline sockets stowed in drums Isolation transformers 2 x 25kW each with soft start Onan® generator 2 x 22.5kW with through-hull exhausts Power points throughout the boat fed from shore power or generator Regulated charger 100amp with 2 x 3amp slave to port & starboard batteries Shore power supply
12V heavy duty weatherproof socket Access hatch to engine room Aft cockpit enclosure covers Blue LED lighting to cockpit Boat hook Dockside television & phone inlets Emergency boat shutdown switch Emergency fuel shut-off valves Fender stowage Handrail surround in solid teak Low-level lights & lights under flybridge overhang Manual bilge pumps Mooring warps Opening porthole in crew cabin door Service corridor with ‘closed’ crew cabin option, accessed via cockpit & transom door Stainless steel framed sliding door to main saloon Self draining teak laid floor Telescopic hydraulic concealed passerelle with remote control Third helm station (remote) – bow & stern thrusters & engine controls Warp lockers
Choice of interior finishes from the Amalfi, Capri, Hamptons or St Tropez interior styling ranges selected by the Fairline Interior Design Team
Hand crafted joinery & wall panels in genuine lacquered walnut gloss, walnut satin or oak satin
Hullform and Construction
All gel coat & glass fibre hand laid with unidirectional, biaxial & woven rovings Antifouling protection to hull Black water holding tank with input from all heads Bow thruster (hydraulic) 25hp Coloured hull – White Deep ‘V’ forward; 18° deadrise aft Design, layout & detailing by the Fairline Design Team Full length moulded spray deflectors Hull/deck join bolted & bonded Hydraulic hi/lo bathing platform for tender launching & recovery Integrally moulded engine bearers Isophthalic gel coat backed by isophthalic resin-rich powder-bound glass mat Stern thruster (hydraulic) 20hp Polyurethane foam cores throughout deck for strength & thermal insulation Propellers set in semi-tunnels allowing engines to be located further aft, reducing draught & improving efficiency with a reduced shaft angle Transverse & longitudinal strengthening stringers throughout hull Underwater lights
(2 handling methods are included)
Heavy duty crane fitted to the aft flybridge for PWC launching & recovery – lift capacity 375kg Hi/lo platform grab rail SEA-DOO GTI 130 4-TEC PWC Williams 385 Jet RIB
32″ flatscreen TV with Harman Kardon® entertainment system & wireless connectivity Drinks cabinets complete with 8 Fairline engraved lead crystal tumblers, 8 wine glasses, 8 champagne glasses & 8 hi ball tumblers First aid kit Halogen ceiling lights Handrail Luxurious seating arrangements
FAIRLINE EDITION china dinner service, cutlery set & 8 lead crystal tumblers Freestanding chairs x 8 Freestanding dining table LED ceiling lights
Crockery stowage Cutlery drawer Dedicated freezer below countertop Dedicated refrigerator below countertop Miele® dishwaser Electric induction hob (4-burner) Extractor fan Fire extinguisher LED ceiling lights Integrated waste bin Lacquered cupboard doors Microwave oven combination with separate convection oven Open or closed plan galley arrangement Random teak floor Sink/recessed drainer with hot & cold mixer tap & waste disposal unit Work surface lights
22″ flatscreen TV with Harman Kardon® entertainment system & wireless connectivity Bedside stowage Drawers under bed Full-height standing headroom Full set of Heirlooms® fine bed linen including pillows & duvet Full width master stateroom with portrait feature windows – port & starboard LED ceiling lights Kingsize double bed with interior sprung mattress & ventilation slats Mirror Reading lights Recessed bookshelves Refrigerator/Minibar Sofa Twin bedside tables Vanity unit/bureau with chair, 240V power, telephone & inverter points
Master En-suite Dressing Room
Built-in security safe LED ceiling lights Hanging rail & drawers to optimise space Mirror Optional full width extended dressing room available when starboard guest cabin/master en suite bathroom conversion is selected Twin portholes
220V/240V shaving point Bidet Electric flush toilet Extractor fan Full set of bathroom fittings LED ceiling lights Large walk-in shower with solid teak gratings, body-jets, seat & hinged glass door Mirror Twin portholes Vanity unit with twin washbasins
19″ flatscreen TV with Fusion RA205 & wireless connectivity Bedside stowage Built-in security safe Drawers under bed Full set of Heirlooms® fine bed linen including pillows & duvet LED ceiling lights Kingsize double bed with interior sprung mattress & ventilation slats Large hatches with flyscreen & concealed blinds to foredeck Mid-level port & starboard lockers Mirror Opening portholes Reading lights Vanity unit Wardrobes
Starboard Guest Cabin
19″ flatscreen TV with Fusion RA205 & wireless connectivity Bedside stowage Drawers under bed Full length berths x 2 with high-comfort interior sprung mattresses Full set of Heirlooms® fine bed linen including pillows & duvet LED ceiling lights Lockers (mid-level) Mirror Opening porthole Optional en suite bathroom to the master stateroom incorporating large walk-in shower with solid teak gratings, body-jets & hinged glass door as well as a vanity unit with twin pedestal washbasins, bidet & freshwater vacuum flush toilet Reading lights Ventilation slats below mattress Wardrobe
Port Guest Cabin
19″ flatscreen TV with Fusion RA205 & wireless connectivity Bedside stowage Drawers under bed Full length berths x 2 with high-comfort interior sprung mattresses Full set of Heirlooms® fine bed linen including pillows & duvet LED ceiling lights Lockers (mid-level) Mirror Opening porthole Reading lights Ventilation slats below mattress Wardrobe
Forward and Guest En Suites
220V/240V shaving point Day access to guest en suite Electric flush toilet Extractor fan Full set of bathroom fittings Full standing height shower with solid teak gratings & hinged glass door Mirror Opening porthole Skylight Vanity unit with washbasin
Aft Crew Cabin
19″ flatscreen TV with Fusion RA205 & wireless connectivity Choice of open or closed arrangements Clothes washer/dryer En suite shower/heads facility Extractor fan Fire extinguisher Full length berths x 2 Full set of Heirlooms fine bed linen including pillows & duvet Hanging locker (half-height) Hanging rail
Crew Day Area with Galley Facilities
3-seater settee Custom arrangements available by consultation Microwave oven Refrigerator Sink with hot & cold mixer tap Stowage cupboards
Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
Adjustable air vents to all upper-level living accommodation Air conditioning/reverse cycle heating system including screen demist to lower helm Air conditioning unit to aft cabin Digital controls to all air handlers
Access through cockpit floor hatches to engine bay & service corridor Automatic engine bay fire extinguisher system with warnings at both helms Automatic high capacity bilge pumps for forward bilge, engine bay & rudder bay Cathodic protection Dripless shaft seals Electro-hydraulic trim tabs with cathodic protection Engine bay lights Engine room soundproofing Exhaust overheat warning system High capacity emergency manual bilge pump system with changeover valves High corrosion-resistant TEMET shafts Large diameter contra-rotating Manganese Bronze propellers Manganese bronze ‘P’ brackets & rudders Reverso® oil change system Sea cocks on all inlets/outlets below waterline Water cooled through-hull engine silencers
Concealed fuel fillers port & starboard Fuel filler splash stop & anti-foaming device High capacity water separators & fuel filters with audible alarms at lower helm Individual fillers & vents to port & starboard Integrated cross-over fuel system Marine grade alloy fuel tanks x 2 Self-balancing fuel filling system Sight gauges to fuel tanks
Automatic, pressurised supply with manual ‘OFF’ override switch at lower helm Calorifier hot water system Water tank
Waste Water System
Automatic tank discharge with manual override Electric flush toilet Holding tank for aft cabin 8 gallon/10 US gallon (37 litre) capacity Holding tanks 82 gallon/99 US gallon (374 litre) capacity
USA Specifications (in addition to or in lieu of those listed above)