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2010 Fairline Squadron 78

Everything we’ve learned in more than 40 years of building fine motor yachts is to be found in the breathtakingly elegant, award- winning Squadron 78 CUSTOM. From the well-proven hull to the smallest detail of cabinetry, we’ve drawn on lessons learned from the creation of over 11,000 Fairlines, in order to create a peerless luxury motor yacht. From design concept through to full-size mock-up, nothing has been left to chance, so that every inch of this boat fits a precise design purpose.

The Squadron 78 embodies everything that, as an owner, you would expect in a luxury performance motor yacht … as well as a great many things you probably wouldn’t. Large, luminous entertaining areas; grand private staterooms that combine light, space and air to stunning effect; and everywhere, the dazzling interplay between the finest materials (hand-selected granite work surfaces, hand-matched burrs and exotic woods) and state-of-the-art design accents and features.

In summary, our current Squadron flagship took three years to develop and countless thousands of man-hours to reach such a pinnacle of excellence … and it shows. Everywhere you look. As its name implies, a high level of customisation is a feature of this stunning yacht and clients can rely on the specialist advice, experience and exclusive services of our Yacht Division throughout the order and commissioning process.


Length of hull (bow to aft end of bathing platform inc. gunnel):73ft 4in (22.35m)
Length overall (inc. gunnel)79ft 11in (24.37m)
Beam (inc. gunnel)18ft 8in (5.70m)
Number of berths6-13
Draught (unloaded):5ft 3in (1.61m) unloaded
Height above waterline (inc. mast):(inc. arch + nav. light mast): 25ft 4in (7.72m)
Transport height:18ft 5in (5.61m)
Dry weight:45.52 tons (46,250kg)
Fuel capacity:1296 gals/1557 US gals (5,892L)
Water capacity (inc. calorifier):251 gals/301 US gals (1,140L)
Engine recommendations (twin)from 2,720mhp to 3,144mhp

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(s) • Digital controls to all air handlers

Hullform and Construction:

All gel coat and glass fibre hand laid with unidirectional, biaxial and woven rovings • Black water holding tank with input from all heads • Bowthruster (hydraulic) 25hp • Deep 'V' forward; 18° deadrise aft • Design, layout and detailing by the Fairline Design Team. Naval architecture and structural engineering by Bernard Olesinski • Full length moulded spray deflectors • Hull/deck join bolted and bonded • Integrally moulded engine bearers • Isophthalic gel coat backed by isophthalic resin-rich powder-bound glass mat • Sternthruster (hydraulic) 20hp • The deck incorporates polyurethane foam cores for high strength and excellent thermal insulation • The propellers are set in semi-tunnels enabling the engines to be located further aft, also reducing draught and improving efficiency by reducing the shaft angle • Transverse and longitudinal strengthening stringers throughout hull • Underwater lights

Main Saloon:

Drinks cabinets complete with 6 'Squadron' engraved lead crystal tumblers • First aid kit • Halogen ceiling lights • Handrail • Large screen LCD TV and state-of-the-art BANG & OLUFSEN® surround sound DVD/CD/Radio • Luxurious seating arrangements

Dining Room:
FAIRLINE EDITION china dinner service, cutlery set and 8 lead crystal tumblers • Freestanding chairs x 8 • Freestanding dining table • Halogen ceiling lights.

Master En Suite Bathroom:
220v/240v shaving point • Bidet • Electric flush toilet • Extractor fan • Full set of bathroom fittings • Halogen ceiling lights • Large walk-in shower with solid teak gratings, body-jets, seat and hinged glass door • Mirror • Twin portholes with flyscreen • Vanity unit with twin washbasins.

Port Guest Cabin:
Access to en suite bathroom • BOSE SoundDock® II with amplifier and speakers • Bedside stowage • Drawer(s) under bed • Full length berths x 2 with high-comfort interior sprung mattresses • Halogen ceiling lights • LCD TV • Lockers (mid-level) • Luxurious bedding • Mirror • Reading lights • Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen • Ventilation slats below mattress • Wardrobe(s)

Forward En Suite and Guest Bathrooms:
220v/240v shaving point • Electric flush toilet • Extractor fan • Full set of bathroom fittings • Full standing height shower with solid teak gratings, seat and hinged glass door • Mirror • Skylight • Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen • Vanity unit with washbasin

Aft Crew Cabin:
Choice of open or closed arrangements • Clothes washer/dryer • En suite shower/heads facility • Extractor fan • Fire extinguisher • Full length berths x 2 • Hanging locker (half-height) • Hanging rail • LCD TV with integrated DVD/CD/Radio • Stainless steel opening porthole(s)

Electrical Systems:

All 12v equipment supplied from separate battery • All 240v, 24v and 12v circuits (where applicable) protected by circuit breakers with main electrical load control panel • Emergency boat shutdown switch • Heavy duty circuit breakers • Remotely and manually operated isolating switches for all batteries

12 Volt:
Battery - 1 x 200Ah • Battery charger 60amp

Performance Estimates:

Performance estimates are given in good faith, but are in no way guaranteed for any particular boat. Dirt on the bottom of the boat, damage to the propellers, engine tuning, external water and air temperatures and the weight of the crew, fuel and water carried can all adversely affect performance.

2 x MAN 1360 CRM Shaft Diesel 1,360mhp each: 33 knots
2 x Caterpillar C32-1572 Shaft Diesel 1,572mhp each: 35 knots.


Fuel System

Concealed fuel fillers port and starboard • Fuel filler splash stop and anti-foaming device • High capacity water separators and fuel filters with audible alarms at lower helm • Individual fillers and vents to port and starboard • Integrated cross-over fuel system • Marine grade alloy fuel tanks x 2 • Self-balancing fuel filling system • Sight gauges to fuel tanks

Freshwater System:
Automatic, pressurised supply with manual 'OFF' override switch at lower helm • Calorifier hot water system • Water tank(s)

Waste Water System:
Automatic tank discharge with manual override • Electric flush toilet • Holding tank for aft cabin (8 gallon/10 US gallon 37L capacity) • Holding tanks x 2 (85 gallon/100 US gallon (385L) total capacity)

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