Fairline’s Sporty Thrillride

The Fairline Phantom 65 is made for thrill-seekers and sun-soakers.

Fairline Phantom 65
The Fairline Phantom 65 can reportedly achieve 31 knots or 37 knots, depending on power selection. Courtesy Fairline Yachts

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Fairline Yachts in the United Kingdom is bringing back and updating its Phantom line, starting with the Phantom 65. It’s a sport-bridge yacht with entertaining capabilities, weekend potential and sporty performance. It will make its US debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.

In addition to the foredeck sun pad with forward-facing C-shaped seating and a dinette, the sport bridge offers sun-soaking fun. Forward of the stairs and to port is a two-seat helm station abaft a raked windshield. Adjacent to the skipper’s command center is C-shaped seating, so the driver is always included in the conversation. Abaft there, and separated by a wet bar with a refrigerator and a sink, are forward-facing L-shaped seating and an accompanying teak dinette for guests.

Fairline Phantom 65
One step up from the galley and dining area is the salon. Here, there are nearly unobstructed sightlines, Venetian blinds, two sofas and a hidden TV, with a carpeted sole. Courtesy Fairline Yachts

The Phantom 65’s cockpit also has an aft-facing sun pad for sun soakers. Forward of there is a straight-line settee, with additional L-shaped seating forward and to starboard, and a folding table above a teak sole. Beneath this space, an integrated garage can house a Williams 345 Sportjet tender.

When guests pass through a sliding-glass door, the galley with a wood sole is immediately to port, with the dining area to starboard. It has C-shaped seating and a high-gloss table for serving up meals in any kind of weather.

Fairline Phantom 65
In addition to the king-size berth, the full-beam master stateroom has a sofa to port, a vanity along the starboard side and closets with mirrored doors. Courtesy Fairline Yachts

Farther forward is the salon with a helm station to starboard. Here, a C-shaped sofa and a coffee table are to port, and a two-seat sofa is to starboard with a TV that tucks away when it’s not in use.

Belowdecks accommodations come in a variety of three-stateroom layouts or a four-stateroom setup. The standard layout has three staterooms and four heads, including a day head to port. Owners can opt for an extended VIP stateroom, granting more space in the sleeping area and using that room’s head as the day head. A utility room can also replace the day head in the standard setup. In the four-stateroom layout, there’s a twin-berth stateroom to starboard and a bunk-berth stateroom to port. The VIP’s en suite head becomes the day head in this setup too. In all configurations, the full-beam master amidships and the VIP have king-size berths.

Fairline Phantom 65
Owners have the option of driving the Phantom 65 from up top. Here, there are adjustable bolstered seats, an adjustable steering wheel, a high-speed magnetic compass and nonslip decking. Courtesy Fairline Yachts

With a deep-V hull and twin 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18 diesels, reported top hop is 31 knots; with twin 1,622 hp Caterpillar C32 diesels, expect 37 knots.  

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