Mass Appeal: The Fairline Phantom 50

With 126 hulls sold from France to Florida, Fairline’s Phantom 50 is a global citizen.

There was about an 18-month development process for the Phantom 50, which included full-size mock-ups.Courtesy Fairline

Fairline’s Phantom 50 was a hit worldwide. She offered a mix of style, speed and sturdy, hand-laid fiberglass construction. This British-built flybridge had an eight-year production run from 2000 to 2008 with 126 hulls sold.

 Notable features: During our sea trial, the Phantom 50's 675 hp Volvo Penta diesels pushed the sporty cruiser to a top hop of 32.5 knots with a 29-knot cruise speed. American models featured everything from electronics to linens as standard equipment.

Belowdecks: Accommodations included three staterooms and two heads with a forepeak master and step-up island berth.

 Availability: At press time, 18 Fairline Phantom 50s were on the market, ranging from $291,732 to $595,000.