Last Squadron 78 leaves factory
Big boat swansong for Fairline’s Oundle facility
After 15 years in production, the last Squadron 78 has left Fairline’s factory at Oundle. Its completion marks the end not just of this model but also of large boat production at Oundle. Its replacement will be built at Fairline’s Southampton facility.
Destined for the Mediterranean and fitted with twin Caterpillar C32 engines, the final boat is finished in an unusual Light Ivory gelcoat, unique in Fairline’s history.
The Squadron 78 is one of Fairline’s most successful and long-lived flybridge models ever built, with 115 being produced.
MBY reader John Wolf told us, “The Squadron 78 was one of the very best 80ft flybridge boats on the market, so good that when the time came for me to replace mine, I bought another one.”
Russell Currie, managing director at Fairline Yachts, commented, “The Squadron 78 has had an amazing production run and has certainly paved the way for the next generation of models. We look forward to sharing the details of our new flagship boat in the near future.”