Some say a phantom cannot be real and can only exist in one’s mind. We say otherwise. We say it’s time luxury and exhilaration co-existed. It’s time for the Phantom 65!
In the last seven years, Fairline has witnessed a fundamental shift in its heritage series. The UK brand has been building boats since 1963, and for most of those years, it was seen as a reliable but fairly conservative brand—at least in the design department.
In 2016, the UK builder brought in Italian designer Alberto Mancini to finesse its classic designs. Fairline’s new owners understood that if the brand were to compete effectively—not only against the other large UK builders, but also Italian and French brands—it had to look less British and more international.
So, if you’re ready to believe in a yacht like no other, it’s time you stepped aboard the Phantom 65.
Heralded as Fairline’s first ever ‘sportsbridge’ yacht, the Fairline Phantom 65 aims to take the external form of the award-winning Targa 65 and add a revised windowline and a low-slung fly deck to the mix for tri-deck flexibility alongside a beautifully streamlined sportscruiser aesthetic.
The Phantom 65 has been awarded the Best Exterior Design Trophy at the 2022 World Yachts Trophies Awards. The yacht made her official debut at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.
The World Yachts Trophies gala dinner rewards the best motor boats and yachts from 13m-140m launched during the year and is followed by a unique Yachts Parade showcasing the most beautiful yachts in the Bay of Cannes.
With long, blade-like hull windows and a deep-set flybridge that blends gently into the curved roof mouldings and radar arch as you move aft of the boat’s centreline, it’s clearly a success from a stylistic perspective.
MAKING EVERY MILLIMETRE MATTER
A Fairline interior fulfils its purpose when you step on-board and say, “Ahhh.” Creating a space that is truly comfortable requires more than reaching for a cosy pillow and blanket; it’s about tapping into sensibilities that speak to deepest and most essential needs.
Mancini designed the 65-ft. tri-deck with flexibility in mind. On the main deck, sliding glass doors separate the cockpit from the two-tiered salon, allowing the two spaces to connect seamlessly when the weather is fine. The wraparound galley with a bar, generous counter space and a full-height refrigerator-freezer are nice residential touches.
As one luxurious space flows effortlessly into the next, thanks to dynamic diagonal lines and an array of beautifully handcrafted materials, you can relax knowing wherever you are onboard, you’ll feel perfectly at peace. And with up to four cabins, there is no shortage of luxury accommodation.
On the lower deck, owners can choose between three or four cabins, with a mid-master stateroom anchoring the layout. The option for an electric bed conversion that turns the twin beds into a double in the starboard stateroom is one of many practical options on the boat.
New interiors are defined by serene living spaces, as the focus of life on-board moves closer to the water. Earth tones, deep blue hues, natural weaves, and linen textures make way for an interior collection that is as gentle as the Mediterranean breeze.
Oak wood floors, beautifully lacquered cabinetry, luxury natural fibre carpets and vertical slatted timber details harmonise and evoke a sense of calm. It’s the perfect setting for waterside living and entertaining.
As the Phantom name suggests, the boat backs up its sporty good looks with two engine options—twin Caterpillar C18-1150’s with a 31-knot top end, according to Fairline, or twin V12 Caterpillar C32-1622’s with an estimated top end of 35 knots. The impressive performance is matched with enough volume at the stern for a tender garage capable of storing a Williams 345 SportJet.