The Fairline Squadron 65 is a glamorous 65.4-foot flybridge motoryacht first launched by British yacht manufacturer Fairline Yachts in 2009. Though its ten-year production run ended in 2019, the Squadron 65 is a timeless model and an excellent choice for those looking for a high-performing, luxurious used yacht.
An expansive swim platform offers plenty of space for swimming, diving, and sea bathing. It also provides transom access to the optional twin crew quarters with a private bathroom. Two gentle stairways on either side lead to the large aft cockpit, which features a long sofa and teak dining table. Out on the foredeck, you’ll find another al fresco seating area.
Sliding doors lead to an expansive salon with plenty of room for you and your guests to spread out. Immediately to port, you’ll find a long hook-shaped sofa with blue LED lights around the perimeter. This club-like lounge area snakes around a coffee table, perfect for cocktails and conversation. Richly finished cabinetry and large side windows with gold bullion venetian blinds surround the space, imparting a bright but elegantly moody feel. A nearby drinks cabinet with 6 ‘Squadron’ engraved lead crystal tumblers invite you to play bartender to your guests, while a power lift 32-inch TV feature allows you to sit back and watch your favorite movies.
Just forward, you’ll find the semi-open galley that is perfectly configured to give any chef space to work and focus while interacting with guests. This L-shaped affair features Avonite work surfaces, a four-burner induction cooktop, fridge-freezer, Miele dishwasher, integrated waste bin, combination oven/microwave, and ample storage across several cupboards and drawers. To starboard of the galley is a sumptuous C-shaped dinette and teak table with a bench for additional seating.
Forward and to starboard is the lower helm, which features two separate captain’s and co-pilot’s seats and a suite of Garmin navigation equipment, including an autopilot system with color display, a 7400 series digital multi-function instrument system, GMR 404 open array radar, GPSMAP 6012, GPS 17x antenna. Additional equipment includes power steering, a high-speed magnetic compass, trim tab controls, remote anchor winch controls, rudder position indicator, and thoughtful touches like cup holders, mood lighting, and a chart table with light. The helm also features access to the deck via a side door.
Below deck, owners will delight at the spacious amidships owner’s suite. Unwind at night with the 32” TV or kick back with a good book beneath the bedside reading lights. Underbed storage and a cedar-lined wardrobe offer a safe berth for your clothes and other belongings. A vanity unit to port offers the perfect spot to freshen up. The en suite bathroom is truly opulent, with twin sinks, heaps of counter space, a toilet and a walk-in shower.
A starboard guest cabin features two single beds with an ensuite bathroom, perfect for kids and extra guests. The forward VIP suite is worthy of the name, with a large berth and a sizeable en suite bathroom. The lower deck also features a day head. A four-cabin configuration of the lower deck is also available, with a twin bunk cabin replacing the day head.
There is almost no end to the entertainment options up on the flybridge. Two enormous sunpads can be found aft, while an extensive starboard seating and dining area accommodates up to seven guests. The forward two-seater helm is surrounded by curvaceous companion seating, perfect for guests to lounge as they chat with the captain. The helmstation is as well-equipped as the lower helm, with the addition of a radar arch and waterproof speakers.
The Squadron 65 is powered by twin 1015mhp C-18 shaft drive engines with top speeds of 30 knots, but owners can also opt for 1150mhp Caterpillars or twin 1200 Man V8 engines, both of which max out at 32 knots.