This yacht’s master stateroom is in the bow. Lots of yachts have the master cabin amidships, but if a yacht has any amount of deadrise there, you can end up with slanted walking areas around the berth. Yes, putting the king-size berth in the bow means the stateroom tapers on each side, but who cares? What you get is an enormous flat sole with the space usually found on much larger yachts, plus headroom of more than six feet.
And there is another reason that a forward suite makes sense. Many yachts moor stern-to in marinas or at quays, so having huge windows in an amidships owner’s cabin gives only a close-up view of someone else’s topsides. On the 50, the big windows provide light and view, and with overhead skylights, the suite is lovely. Amenities here include a realistically sized hanging locker, a dressing table and a frosted shoji-style door leading to the en suite head.
Just aft are two guest staterooms, and each provides flexibility with double berths that can separate into a pair of singles. The starboard cabin has direct access to the day-head and, like the master’s, is comfortably large with a full shower stall.
Fairline Squadron 50
Fairline’s Squadron 50 brings a bit of clever to the flybridge market.