Last Squadron 78 leaves fac­tory

Big boat swan­song for Fair­line’s Oun­dle fa­cil­ity

Motorboat & Yachting - - Uk News -

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.”

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