The Fairline Phantom 50 will be the flagship of the Phantom model line. (All photos courtesy Fairline Boats PLC)

The Fairline Phantom 50 will be the flagship of the Phantom model line. (All photos courtesy Fairline Boats PLC)

Fairline Boats PLC is introducing its Phantom 50, the largest and most luxurious long-range flybridge cruiser in the Phantom line, at the Southampton Boat Show in England. According to press material, the new motoryacht was designed for long-range cruising and features three cabins with multiple berths. Interior highlights include full standing headroom, large bunks in the spacious cabins. Luxurious common areas include a saloon, dinette and galley. (A washer/dry and refrigerator/freezer are optional.)

img7070Finish work in the Phantom 50 includes multi-lacquered American Cherry and Eucalyptus or Honey Maple and Honey Bird's Eye Maple. The finish of fittings, furnishings and panelling is to the highest standard, according to the manufacturer, and attention to detail includes individually commissioned cabinetry featuring grain-matched woodwork.

What follows are highlights of other key areas in the Phantom 50

Flybridge and Helm

img7072Accessed via open teak cockpit, the flybridge features a central helm seat station with duplicate instruments and two forward looking co-pilot seats. Aft, a C-shaped curved seating area and table will accommodate six and converts to a large sunpad when not in use. There is wet bar incorporating a sink and fridge to minimise trips to the galley and a fully equipped BBQ griddle for al-fresco cooking.

Aft cockpit and Bathing Platform

img7071The covered aft cockpit has teak-laid decks, weatherproof seating and access hatch to stowage locker beneath or an optional crew cabin with en-suite facilities. Open cockpit steps rise to the flybridge and teak laid side steps access side decks and fore deck. A transom gate leads to the teak laid bathing platform, which is fully equipped with a bathing ladder, hot and cold shower and wet locker. The electro-hydraulic passarelle
has a 250-kg lifting capacity and can also double as a diving platform.


The generous fore-deck sun-bathing area is accessed from the cockpit via wide side decks that feature high stainless-steel handrails to allow easy movement around the boat, a key point for non-boating guests and crew.


A large C-shaped settee transfers into a double berth as required and dining table and luxury fittings allow for entertaining in style and comfort, with provision for TV/VCR and stereo radio/CD player.

The centrally positioned inner helm station features independent seating for skipper and co-pilot. Night-time navigation is facilitated by red lights at the helm and there is a drop-down chart table for traditional route plotting.


Just one step down from the saloon is the well-appointed galley featuring quality Avonite work surfaces and teak flooring. Features include an electric stove, microwave/grill combination oven, refrigerator/freezer, twin sinks and plenty of high- and low -level stowage. To assist the chef?s stability when underway, waist high stainless steel handrails are available.

A king-sized bed spaciously accommodates the owner in the master stateroom, which has private en-suite facilities, full height wardrobes and ample stowage. Guests are accommodated in the double berth principal cabin, which offers access to day ensuite facilities and a portside twin cabin.

The Phantom 50 reportedly has been added to the Phantom to meet consumer demand for a larger model. The Phantom 46, Phantom 43 and Phantom 38 comprise the balance of the Phantom offerings.

Following its launch at Southampton Boat Show, the Fairline Phantom 50 will be previewed at major European Shows including Genoa, Italy in October and Barcelona, Spain in November 2001.

Fairline Phantom 50 Specifications
Length overall51'11"/15.79m
Length of hull (bow to aft end of bathing platform)50'/ 15.24m
Height above waterline (incl. mast)17'5"/5.16m
Draught (approx. with stern drives down)4'/1.20m
Dry Weight (approx)17 tons/17,300 kilograms
Water Capacity (incl. calorifier)132 gallons/158 U.S. gallons/600 litres
Fuel Capacity480 gallons/575 U.S. gallons/2,180 litres
Number of berthsEight to nine
Engine Recommendations (twin)960 hp to 1,350 hp

Performance estimates
Twin 615-hp Volvo D12 EDC Diesel30 knots
Twin 675-hp Volvo 675-hp D12 EDC Diesel34 knots
Twin 480-hp Volvo TAMD 74P Diesel28 knots
Twin 669-hp Volvo Caterpillar 3196 Diesel33 knots

Price (depending on engine option): From 341,398 pounds
(ex VAT)