2008 Fairline Phantom 48
Torquay, United Kingdom
A fantastic opportunity to acquire one of Fairline's most sought-after models, the Phantom 48. This 3 cabin model has a great specification including an upgraded crew cabin, Onan generator, hydraulic passerelle and Eberspacher heating system. A rare find of the highly admired flybridge model.
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Features: 3 cabin layout with full beam mid master2 heads American white oak cabinetryCrew cabin, single berthOnan 7KvA diesel generatorElectro-Hydraulic passerelle (350kg capacity)Eberspacher heating throughoutLarge TV to saloonBose surround sound systemFusion audio
UPPER AND LOWER HELMBow thruster • Inverter • EVC electronic engine controls • Electric anchor windlass with remote control • Electro hydraulic trim tabs • Remote controlled searchlight • Raymarine E120 colour radar/ chartplotter / GPS • Raymarine Radome scanner • Raymarine ST60 Tridata • Raymarine Autopilot • Raymarine Ray 240E VHF with DSC • Powered steering • Full engine instrumentation including; tachometers, oil pressure / temperature gauges, battery condition indicators, audible alarms and engine hour meter • Adjustable / tilt steering wheel • Adjustable bolstered helm seating • High speed magnetic compass • Folding foot plinth • Windscreen wipers • Opening side window (manual)
FLYBRIDGEMoulded non-slip surface • U shaped seating aft • Individual helm seats, silvertec material • Companion seating to helm • Teak table with height adjustable leg and infill cushion • Exterior blue mood lighting • Fusion bluetooth audio • Flybridge bar to starboard, including sink, fridge and upgraded griddle • Remote control searchlight with controls at both helms • Wind-deflecting screen with grab rail
FOREDECK Bow sunbathing cushions • Exterior blue LED mood lighting • Anchor locker • Anchor washdown • Moulded non-slip surface to sidedecks
TRANSOMAft cockpit camera • Teak laid bathing platform • 350kg hydraulic passerelle • Hot and cold transom shower • Bathing ladder • 2017 Seadoo jetski available as separate negotiation • Blue LED mood lighting
COCKPITTeak laid floor throughout self-draining cockpit • Aft seating with recently replaced silvertec material • Crew cabin (1 berth) • Tinted privacy glass to stainless steel sliding door to main saloon• Teak laid oversize flybridge steps • Access hatch to engine room • Cockpit canopy • Manual bilge pump • Warp lockers
SALOONLarge u shaped seating to starboard • Additional saloon seat to port • Bose stereo system upgrade • Large flatscreen TV • Refrigerator to port • New light grey carpet
GALLEY Crockery stowage in sideboard • Electric ceramic / halogen hob • Extractor fan • Fire extinguisher • Integrated waste bin • Ample low level storage • Storage beneath floor • Refrigerator • Microwave oven • Sink with hot and cold pressurised water • Avonite solid surface worktop
MASTER CABINOversized double bed to port, storage beneath • Twin bedside tables • Venetian blinds to port and starboard • Triple portrait feature windows to port and starboard • Washer/dryer • Ample storage • TV stowed beneath sideboard • Eberspacher heating • Access to AC/DC distribution panel
MASTER ENSUITE Spacious full height shower cubicle with hinged door • Extractor fan • Vessel basin with tall basin mixer • Electric freshwater flush toilet • Opening porthole • Venetian blinds • Avonite solid surface • Overhead lockers • 220v/240v shaving point
FORWARD VIP CABINOversized double bed with ample storage beneath • Overhead lockers • Eberspacher heating • Foredeck access hatch with blind • Opening portholes • Venetian blinds • Reading lights • Light grey carpet
FORWARD VIP ENSUITE / DAY HEADSpacious full height shower cubicle • Vessel basin with tall basin mixer • Electric freshwater flush toilet • Opening porthole • Venetian blinds • Avonite solid surface
STARBOARD CABINFull length pullman berths to upper and lower bunks to provide maximum cabin flexibility • Mirrored full hanging locker • Reading lights • Eberspacher heating
ENGINE BAY Twin Volvo D9-575 , diesel shaft drive • 7kW Onan generator
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Fairline Phantom 48
Modern designs have helped restore british luxury yachtbuilder fairline to its former glory and the phantom 48 is a euro-style flybridge cruiser epitomising the company's new marque, notes david lockwood.
There are two things today's discerning luxury-boat buyers covet: an accommodating private stateroom with en suite, and an interior that wows family and friends. That the new Phantom 48 has. But this latest Fairline from the regal British boatyard goes further, offering a full-beam cabin amidships and a white-oak interior that wouldn't be out of sorts gracing the pages of the latest European interior-design magazine - real wow factor.
Of course, Fairline isn't a newcomer to our waterways and this writer tested one of the first Fairlines to make a splash Down Under more than a decade ago. Back then, the big-boat systems and engineering put these production boats ranging up to 60 feet or so in a different class to our honest local cruisers and, in many ways, they were the harbinger for the Australian big-boat market today.
But, thereafter, several rather low-key years followed where Fairline seemingly rested on its laurels and let its then sister brand, Princess, take market share. That was until the management buyout in June 2005 with one of Europe's biggest banks, 3i, taking 67 per cent interest in Fairline.
Now, enough of playing second fiddle and the hands-on approach has helped Fairline return to centre stage. In the interim, Fairline reinvented itself with, as the British might say, splendid results. The new breed is still dignified to drive, but now way more contemporary than staid, and refined and cutting edge than safe. Yet the boats are styled on the outside with just the right dash of panache so they don't date too fast.
NEW FACTORY & DEALER Thanks to the fresh injection of funds and fervency from the management, the Fairline factory - which is still based in a small and ancient village called Oundle in Northamptonshire in the middle of the UK - recently opened a new 5500m² factory in January at a cost of almost $16.5 million. Its primary purpose is - you guessed it - to meet rising demand.
Fairline currently builds just under 300 boats a year, generating some $300 million in turnover, but as most luxury boatbuilders will tell you, demand is strongest at the top end of town. In fact, big-boat sales are why Fairline is in the throes of building a Squadron 55 and will release a 65 next year, and thereafter a new Squadron 85 flagship in 2010.
Meantime, it helps that Fairline has gained new local representation via Mark Chapman Marine, formerly a Princess boat agent. With 30 years on Sydney Harbour, Chapman has a strong following in Sydney. And with that he has driven Fairline to new heights and sold five boats in the first year, he told us.
After landing the Phantom 48 pictured hereabouts, Chapman debuted a new Targa 64 with chic walnut joinery and light oak floors at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. Next, he will take delivery of a Targa 52 Mark II, a Targa 47 and a Targa 44. “The Targas have been doing well for us,” he explained.
But we believe the Phantom 48, a Euro-style flybridge cruiser released at last year's London Boat Show, is no less of a fitting example of the new Fairline marque. So-much-so that we sauntered aboard one afternoon for a spot of harbour cruising English-style. But first, the nuts and bolts.
ROYAL CARRIAGE I am yet to hear of a hull problem in even the old Fairlines sold here. Construction of the Phantom 48 involves solid handlaid GRP for the hull using unidirectional, biaxial and woven rovings, and isophthalic gelcoat backed by isophthalic resin-rich powder-bound glass mat for extra water resistance. The deck is foam sandwich for insulation and weight savings, with the hull and deck bolted and bonded together. Oh, and there's a series of transverse and longitudinal stringers to strengthen the boat.
A pair of integrally moulded engine bearers supports the Volvo Penta 575hp D9 electronic diesel engines with common rail fuel injection and wet exhausts. These appear to be the only motor options for the boat, which I guess helps ensure accurate performance. The boat also comes with an 8hp bowthruster, but I must add that the EVC Volvo electronic shifts are just lovely to use and, though it has a flybridge, it's a low-profile, relatively low-windage boat and, thus, none too challenging to dock.
A deck hatch on gas struts grants access to the engineroom, where I noted more great engineering such as heavy-duty sea strainers with inspection bowls and a fuel system with changeover valve so each engine can draw fuel from, and return fuel to either alloy tank. There were external emergency fuel shut-off valves, Racor water and fuel separators and fuel filters, while the aerodynamically designed engine air intakes and fan-forced ventilation ensure the Volvos breath.
The Phantom 48 comes with 7kW generator and long-life batteries for engine cranking and its DC systems, but you get an upgraded 11kW gennie with the air-con option on this boat and, with that, a heated internal demister so you can drive from the lower helm on a typical dewy autumn or winter morning. And with the boat's upgraded Bose AV system you also get an inverter so you can watch a movie without needing to run the gennie. The ship's electrics, plumbing, lighting plans, and systems are still a cut above your average production boat.
Besides a 50cm TV and Bose system linked to an inverter there were options such as air-con in the aft owner's stateroom; fully fitted out aft crew cabin that includes a head; freshwater deckwashes; freezer under the galley floor; extra saloon fridge; and washer/drier.
Options also ran to a barbecue and icemaker on the flybridge; underwater lights; Raymarine E120 with 4kW radar; and interior upgrades such as Avonite counters, Skysol blinds and a 24-piece dinner service. You can also fit chocks to the integral boarding platform and an optional aft crane for carrying a tender. Or do as the owner had done and carry a roll-up duckie in the lazarette/aft cabin.
DECKED OUT The Phantom 48 has a generous amount of deck space, especially up top for entertaining where the views are smashing. Having said that, the cockpit is big enough to mount a lunch table and a couple of loose chairs before the transom lounge, under which is a hatch leading into the crew cabin. And, bravo, there are generous walkaround decks with semi bulwarks, and cool blue LED lighting for superb access to the bow during, say, mooring duties or, when the clip-in cushions are fitted, for kicking back on the anchor.
But as with most Euro-style flybridge boats, the best seats are upstairs via the staircase leading from the cockpit, which was similarly crew friendly. The bridge teams practicality with pizzazz, offering a C-shaped aft lounge around a table for eight that converts to a sunpad; an amenities centre with solid teak top, electric barbie, icemaker, fridge and servery, and storage space; and twin helm and co-pilot bucket seats, plus another lounge alongside, before the dash with Raymarine E120 upgrade including radar.
There's a bimini for shade, but the views come gratis including a handy glimpse from the helm down the stairwell to the portside corner of the boarding platform. And being a low-profile flybridge, you get the sense that the boat has a low centre of gravity, which will come in handy when doing lunch at busy anchorages as well as during offshore passages.
Indoors, the windscreen before the lower helm has wipers and washers to help with vision. An intercom is a welcome, but oft forgotten feature fitted to this flybridge boat. And everything from fenders to mooring lines is bundled with the 48.
INTERIOR DESIGN Like a femme fatale, the Fairline Phantom 48 has the bumps and curves in the right places, and exterior styling that lures you off the gangways and inside. And once you enter the saloon you'll be smitten. Forget ho-hum cherrywood. The raw white-oak joinery on this boat makes a more powerful statement, almost reminiscent of the austere arts and crafts furniture of the 1920s. Bold, practical and simple, and with natural bone-coloured lounge upholstery, glamour without glitz.
The nice big saloon door and split picture windows add to the sense of utility. Seating is by way of a U-shaped lounge around a convertible cocktail table and dinette, with a freestanding two-seater sofa opposite to port, and twin helm seats on a raised bridgedeck before the windscreen. There's a wet bar, a pullout and impressive flat-screen TV in a sideboard, and plenty of headroom and rails where you need them.
Though set down from the saloon, the galley isn't totally disconnected. As with all good yachts, it's a U-shaped space for access to everything from electric cooktop and microwave to fridge and optional in-floor freezer. And with stainless steel accents and solid counters, there is a hint of the industrial about the galley finish.
The Phantom 48's accommodation is revolutionary for a boat of this size: the owner's get a full-beam amidships stateroom normally reserved for 50-footers and above. The queen-sized bed runs athwartships with the bedhead butting up against the portside triple windows, thereby allowing you to sit up and enjoy the views. At the foot of the bed to starboard is a 50cm LCD TV that emerges, at the press of a button, from the cabinet. And full headroom and a mirrored wall add to the sense of space.
Meantime, black Avonite counters, white oak joinery, a white porcelain sink, Vacuflush loo and separate shower stall ensure the two en suites are suitably chic.
The guests' stateroom in the bow has a double island berth and plenty of storage in hanging lockers, side lockers and drawers, while the third cabin is unconventional in that you get a single bunk with a fold-down Pullman berth above it. And with the crew cabin, you can sleep six plus one, which suits the owner, a family man coming out of a Chris Craft, I'm told.
FAIRLINE CRUISING The pale autumn sun was sinking in the west and a chill had descended on the ocean whose warmth started drawing an offshore convection breeze from the land. But the beauty about a boat like this is you can always head indoors to the lower helm. And with seriously good electric leather seats and an electric pop-up electronics panel, nothing, not even a British downpour, should prevent you from leaving dock and having a rollicking time.
Though I have said it many times, I can't help admire the way Fairline's hulls move through the water. With prop tunnels, aggressive chines and strakes, the boats lift bodily or horizontally, which assists vision, as you advance the throttles. The entry is quite raked, so the water tailing off the sharp entry fans out astern rather than as spray flicking over the boat's shoulders. And with 18 degrees of deadrise at the transom, there is plenty of wave-cutting power along the full length of the boat.
My figures underscore the fact that this is an efficient boat, with a 31-knot top end as tested, which is in keeping with Fairline's projection of 32 knots as, presumably, a light ship.
Moreover, sound levels seemed nice and low at cruise speeds of 2000rpm and 22kts, where fuel consumption is 120lt/h according to the Volvo Penta charts. That being the case, your safe cruising range from 90 per cent of the boat's 1664lt tank is 275nm - pretty reasonable.
Fast cruise at 2200rpm returned 26kts for 150lt/h, while maximum continuous of 2400rpm gave 28kts. But these figures pale compared with the dignified ride. That's something the English are renowned for and something, more and more Australians are coveting in their luxury cruisers - tally ho.
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Fairline Phantom 48
- By Eric Colby
- Updated: May 23, 2008
Fairline Phantom 48 Specs
If you want to make a boat more spacious for its length, the solution seems simple: Make it wider. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. There are length-to-beam ratios that affect such things as a boat’s seaworthiness and performance. Otherwise all boats would be 20′ wide with huge cabins. So instead, Fairline made its new Phantom 48 taller — a full 1′ higher compared to the old Phantom 46.
This extra headroom belowdecks made room for a rare design element on a boat shorter than 50′ — a midship master stateroom. Fairline dropped the sole in the cabin slightly, which lowered the boat’s center of gravity and boosted performance.
See the Light
With the midship master quarters, the berth lays athwartship. The mattress has a seam across the center so you can easily raise the base to access the stowage underneath. Even with the added height of the boat, watch your head if you stand up in the aft section of the stateroom. There’s only 5’2″ of clearance. I liked the extra-big opening windows, which let in morning light and allow you to glance at the stars at night.
The overall space in the stateroom is great because you have 3′ to 4′ between the berth and the starboard hanging locker. There’s a small vanity area where you can plug in your laptop and two smaller drawers in a smartly designed chest. I didn’t love the optional stacked washer/dryer ($3,560) in lieu of the second hanging locker. I’ll always take stowage over appliances.
The master head has a large shower stall with a solid-feeling hinged door instead of one of those overgrown test tubes that never slide smoothly.
Comparisons? The Azimut 47 ($1 million with twin 575-bhp CAT C-9s) has the owner’s quarters in the bow. The Sea Ray 47 Sedan Bridge ($982,260 with twin 575-bhp Cummins QSC 600s) comes with two master-size staterooms — one in the bow and one amidships — but if you want to match the Fairline’s accommodations with a third stateroom, you must pay an extra $19,083.
As you exit the owner’squarters on the Phantom 48, to starboard just ahead is another cabin with two single berths set up bunk-style. Each one folds up and Fairline managed to sneak in a hanging locker.
Just across, the galley is at the base of the stairs that lead up to the helm. I’m a big fan of the drop-in Isotherm cooler because additional cold stowage is one of the hardest things to come by in any boat. There’s a larger refrigerator with a door that secures with a heavy-duty latch. Although there are rails in the cabinets, the galley countertop needs to be fiddled. A pantry-style aluminum-lined drawer adds more stowage.
As you walk forward from the galley, note the day head to port. It’s a replica of the master and is accessible from the third stateroom in the bow, which features an island berth with two stowage drawers in the base and the biggest hanging locker on the boat.
Up at the lower helm, I found a comfortable layout including a folding footrest. The two-person helm seat is power adjustable and the dark gray finish on the entire forward area eliminates glare. For security and an upscale feel, the instrument panel can retract into the dash.
Aft, passengers can relax on a horseshoe-shaped lounge and enjoy the entertainment system and flat-screen TV that stow in the portside console; the remote controls are easily stowed in the central table. There’s also a small bar area with an icemaker.
One Replaces Many
The other big improvements on the Phantom 48 are the redesigned engine hatch and compartment. Instead of numerous small hatches and a separate lazarette, the boat now has one 4′-by-3’4″ hatch. Fairline did away with the partial bulkhead usually found between the engine bay and lazarette so more accessories can be located aft in the compartment. For example, the hinged battery box is underfoot when you descend the ladder. On the aft bulkhead are the circuit breakers, battery chargers, and a voltage regulator. Outboard to starboard is the compact Webasto air-conditioning system. The generator, Glendinning and water heater are all easily accessible.
In the cockpit is a massive stowage area that would have been the aft crew quarters on boats sold overseas. Removable panels provide great access to the struts, trim tabs, and steering systems. Side passageways lead to the bow, where I found an anchor locker that needed a gas strut or cable. The hull-to-deck joint is a butt-fit with a flange that’s through-bolted every 2″. Fairline builds the boat with a solid fiberglass bottom and molded stringers and bulkheads.
I ran the 48 Phantom from the upper helm and was impressed by the boat’s seakeeping in 2′ to 4′ waves and 15-mph winds. The boat turned well and you can benefit from extending the hull aft beneath the swim platform on each side. Lenco electronic trim tabs have built-in position indicators, and when I was backing into the slip, I appreciated the quick response of having the propellers and rudders as far aft as possible.
Most people will run the Phantom 48 from the upper helm. Fairline needs to reduce the glare on the instruments at this station and add a fuel gauge. Old-school guys like me will want some stowage up top for paper charts. Aft on the flying bridge, the wraparound lounge seats six to eight. For entertaining, the wetbar includes a grill, recessed sink, cutting board, and refrigerator. A filler cushion turns the area into a large sunlounge when you lower the table. From the midship master stateroom to the flying bridge sunlounge, the Phantom 48 is one comfortable boat.
Extra Point: The swim ladder actually pulls straight out of the platform rather than out of a locker, so you can deploy it from the water with one hand.
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- Boat REF# · 111432
- Length · 15.49m
- Year · 2008
- Construction · GRP
- Underwater profile · Planing
- Sleeping berths · 8
- Engine · 2 x diesel 575hp, Volvo Penta D9-575 EVC (2008)
- Lying · Kent
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Engine fully serviced regularly. Rudders re-balanced and new bowthruster propeller . Balanced rudders, Cathodic protection, Drippless shaft seals. High corrosion resistant TEMET shafts. Gel batteries.
240 volt battery, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator
A beautiful Fairline Phantom 48 for sale, with Boatshed. MCA Coded for 10 persons. Engines fully serviced ,. All external seacocks have been fitted with non-returnable valves. Anti-fouled, new anodes, shafts and props rebalanced.. Bonded hull/deck joint. Transverse and longitudinal stringers throughout hull. Integral bathing platform gives longer waterline length which improves performance especially at reduced power levels. The props are in semi-tunnels so engines can be located further aft. This reduces draft and improves efficiency as it reduces shaft angle.
Fabulous bright and airy, well appointed layout complimented by glorious panoramic hull windows. Lacquered American cherry joinery with watersuede sand upholstery. Saloon table hydraulically operated. Avonite worktops in the galley. There is an LCD TV DVD/CD/Radio to Saloon, Master Stateroom and Forward Stateroom. Note the microwave is a combination oven/grill. Smaller sofa in main saloon is free standing and can create another additional large double berth. Eberspacher heating to all cabins. Sunscreen to front windows. Windscreen de-misters.
4 burner Electric Stove
Electric windlass (with remote control) 1 anchors (Delta, self stowing) 60.00m of chain Anchor chain upgraded to 60m for coding. Blue mood lights. Under water lights to transom. Passerelle/crane 350kg. Rear camera. Stainless steel deck fittings. Teak laid bathing platform. Toughened glass curved windscreens.
Sea-Talk hs system
The Raymarine equipment is all run through a SeaTalk hs Network which can handle up to 8 laptops. Instantly transfer radar, chartplotter, fishfinder, and navigation functions for example, between E-Series displays with SeaTalk hs. The Radar is 4kw.
4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)
Note the bilge pumps all have a manual override facility. All external seacocks have been fitted with non-returnable valves.
These boat details are subject to contract. Fairline Phantom 48 for sale. This Fairline Phantom 48 is beautifully presented and well maintained by her ex Naval Commander. She is enjoyment personified. If you are looking for quality, performance and a vessel thats well designed to take real waves then this lady is a serious bit of kit. This well bred lady has good looks and lots of thrust! She is a cut above the rest and the Mercedes of her class. Come and view this Fairline Phantom 48 Flybridge through Boatshed.
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Fairline Phantom 48
Author : Barry Tyler
From the literature that Fairline Boats distributed prior to the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, it is easy to appreciate the fact that the company has prepared itself well both for the current global uncertainty, and for life in the aftermath – by acting before the worst of the downturn fully impacted on the marketplace. It has been re-structured, has more realistic budgets and with the latest Fairline Phantom 48 Series model – now has boats that appeal to a wider, more global market.
Today, influences such as practicality, innovation, user-friendliness and the biggie of them all, economy and efficiency are, perhaps more rapidly than manufacturers would like, changing the way the world goes boating. Regardless of whether it is the top or the bottom end of the market, people now demand value for money, arguably before the question of luxury even remotely enters the equation.
In the interests of the economic viability of a particular model, manufacturers must now come up with a game plan for a ‘universal’ model or configuration that will be all things to all people. The fine line, the sinister reality of adding the creature comforts though, is the obvious cost of these changes. How do manufacturers include all these expectations whilst still keeping the model competitively priced, viable, and most importantly, accomplishing this feat smack in the middle of a significant market downturn?
The secret to success in my mind lies with the particular company’s ability to read the market, to see the signs and act accordingly. One typical example would undeniably be Fairline Boats, for the British company has continued to produce boats for the discerning for over 43 years – through not just this recession but several others along the way. They move with the times, re-structuring, changing models and improving as in the case of Australia, the point of sale aspect. Handling the brand now, on Australia’s eastern seaboard, is worldwide marketing conglomerate The Cobra Group, through its Australian arm CRS Yachts. (‘Fairline Sydney’ and ‘Fairline Queensland’).
Little will change at this stage, for CRS will still offer the three Fairline model ranges (all with additional new models planned), the smaller sports Targa Grand Tourismo Series, the Phantom flybridge cruiser series up to 48ft, and the larger Squadron series with models above 48ft. Fairline is of course renowned for its standard of woodwork, innovation and of course attention to detail. But these new models now include more use of glass, a contemporary yet more comprehensive internal layout, and greater use of a wider variety of wood finishes, including cherrywood with eucalyptus accent, light American oak with Japanese Wenge accents, burl, American black walnut gloss, and of course teak trimmings.
Typically European Invitation
At first glance our Fairline 48 Phantom Series test boat offered the appearance of a virtual mini-superyacht. ‘In your face’ appointments certainly offered that impression anyway, for we were greeted by the usual impressive ‘European’ boarding feature of teak-covered swim platform followed by teak-covered steps which invitingly led you up through a portside glass and S/S gate, onto what was a most generously-sized entertainer’s cockpit. There was no starboard entry, but in its place was a step alongside the transom beam, which lifted to reveal entry down into what Fairline described as “potential crews quarters”. Tight in space and in reality a non-event in the instance of a 48-footer, what this full beam room did provide however was sublime wet and dry storage space, and room for a dive compressor or such-like equipment.
The aft cockpit was understandably awaiting a table of the new owner’s choice, but still it was a very ambient area for late afternoon drinks. Access to the engines and peripherals such as genset, air-conditioning, batteries, filters and tankage was through a hatch in the cockpit floor; an engine bay may I add which was certainly a lot more spacious than I expected. Also nicely incorporated into the cockpit area were the steps each side, which offered good access up onto the nice wide walkways that took you for’ard to the bow area, and an equally impressive angled yet certainly not intrusive set of S/S and teak steps which guided you up onto the flybridge level.
There are a number of different configurations of ‘tops’ for this flybridge level, from bimini to hardtop and everything in between, but the whole point of this level was very much to retain the wind-in-your-face feel of a genuine European style sports cruiser. Wind-in-your-face is perhaps not entirely accurate though, for the wind dodger nicely protected skipper and guests from the elements, yet there were still unobstructed 360-degree views whilst seated at the opulent helm setting. Aft of the helm was the obligatory bar and entertainment module, and naturally a C-shaped lounge and table setting that would easily have seated eight guests in sublime comfort.
While the flybridge level had all the touches you’d expect from a boat of this stature, the level below was all about living comfortably and capably. Saloon entry was through a decidedly trendy sliding and secreting door that really set the scene for what was to follow. What a room; light, bright and spacious, with the first most noticeable aspect being the level of the wood presentation; light in colour and when combined with the contemporary square look of the furniture – very easy on the eye!
The second aspect that caught my eye was the innovation in layout; this was indeed a refreshing change from the ‘norm’. This saloon had a lot of very different ideas, which I have to say didn’t follow the traditional, stereotypical luxury layout. Anything but, for with a nice contrast of leather and wood the respective areas of formal dining, galley and helm all blended in very well whilst at the same time retaining their individual character.
The formal lounge and dining feature was a typical U-shaped setting with a leather lounge surrounding a rectangular table that would adequately cater for five adults. Opposite this was a portside two-seater lounge/coffee setting complete with eye-catching coffee stool, which was incorporated into the full-length wall feature which included bar, glass and bottle storage, icemaker and television and stereo/DVD entertainment module.
Forward of the dining setting was the helm that was everything I expected of a luxury sports cruiser. It was a visual masterpiece in fact and certainly painted a picture not only of opulence, but also of the sophistication expected of a genuine sports boat. Here was the typical sedan-style helm station complete with every conceivable operational aid (including opening side windows) but the endearing aspect was you still had the additional upstairs ‘outdoor’ version as well, up on the open flybridge level. Two magnificent Recaro helm chairs were laid out in perfect relation to the helm wheel, dash, controls and instrumentation – exactly as you would expect to find in a ‘Grand Tourismo’ automobile. Ergonomic was an apt descriptive that sprung to mind! Beside the helm station was a set of steps that led you down onto the accommodation level – and the galley. While aft saloon-level galleys are becoming increasingly more popular with boat owners, the layout, innovation and specification of this particular layout was such that even the most ardent of upstairs protagonists would find this particular example more than acceptable. For me it was awesome, spectacular and one of the real highlights of this vessel. Features included granite bench-tops, heaps of storage, dishwasher, 4-burner stove, beautifully deep twin sinks, compactor, fridge/freezer and microwave. Very capable in an extended-stay situation!
Despite the downstairs galley there was still plenty of accommodation space available below decks, thanks to the location of the master stateroom which was in effect amidships, in under the sole of the saloon. Athwartships in layout, this full-height room was everything I expected; ensuite bathroom, double wardrobes, make-up area for the ladies, impressive ‘portrait’ hull windows port and starboard, LCD television, mirror, reading lights, bedside tables and upholstered bed-head above the queen-size berth. The forward stateroom in the bow, décor-wise lacked nothing when compared to the master, but of course the berth was fore and aft and a semi-island version.
The third, smaller bedroom was understandably significantly smaller in every aspect, the smaller single Pullman bunks being more suited to accommodation for the children, or an arguing couple! Despite the accommodation and the galley being on this level, there was still space enough for two bathrooms, one a house version shared by the day guests plus the forward and single cabins, and the second a grandiose ensuited version adjoined to the master stateroom.
Fairlines are also renowned for their handling prowess at high speed, and their capability and durability in rough conditions. Part of the secret to that reputation is the hull construction methods which have been developed and refined over the 43 years the company has operated – to the point where the composite GRP hull is about as good as it gets. A big statement but even just a quick trip up the bay instantaneously confirms that claim. A very well balanced hull that was designed to go over the top of seas, rather than ploughing its way through, it was also a very tight ship.
Performance was impressive, full stop. Fairline primarily fits Cats (Caterpillar) and Volvos in the Targa and GT models, with MAN and Cats in the Squadron Series, so in this instance the rather modest mode of power was a pair of 423kW (575hp), 9.4 litre, inline 6-cylinder, Volvo D9-575 4-stroke diesel engines. I say modest for despite their relatively small horsepower (for a vessel that size) the 48 still managed a top speed of 32 knots at the maximum 2500rpm. More confirmation of the hull’s ability came in the form of the cruise speed of 24 knots at just 1900rpm. Interestingly, its optimum efficient cruise speed was at 16 knots at 1750rpm, where it was burning a most acceptable 80L/h (total). The range, providing you were reasonably conservative in how you went about it, was around 400NM.
The mechanical peripherals were certainly in keeping with a vessel of this size, automatic engine bay fire extinguisher system, electric trim tabs, good engine room soundproofing, water-cooled through-hull exhausts, a fuel change-over system, high capacity water separators and fuel filters, and alloy fuel (2 x 880 litres) and water tankage (1 x 450 litre). The electrical system was again more than capable; 240 volts AC and 24-Volt and 12-Volt DC circuits, and a 7kVA genset in tandem with a Mastervolt 24/100 charger and 24/800 inverter, ensured the two 180Ah ‘engine’ and four 180Ah ‘house’ batteries were charged and ready to go at all times. Hot water supply was courtesy of a calorifier hot water system.
The Fairline 48 Phantom Series was very much a boat suited to Australian expectations. Notice I didn’t patronise you by suggesting – suited to Australian conditions. It was a boat that is as much at home tootling around your local waterways as it is cruising to far off destinations or indeed speeding back to base to beat the impending change in weather. Whatever ‘mother nature’ serves up, this is a boat that will get you back home again, in one piece. It is not over the top to suggest it was a mini superyacht, such was the level of presentation as well as specification, yet it was very much a boat that you could relax on – it was not intimidating! Workmanship and attention to detail were exemplary, not just where you could see it, but also in those hidden places where lamentably so many boatbuilders and manufacturers come up short.
- Design Name: Fairline Phantom Series 48
- Year Launched: 2009
- Designer: Fairline Boats / Bernard Olensinki
- Interior Designer: Fairline Boats
- Builder: Fairline Boats
- LOH: 14.50m
- LOA: 15.18m
- Beam: 4.46m
- Draft: 1.12m
- Displacement: 15,600kg (dry)
- Max Speed: 32 knots
- Cruise Speed: 20-25 knots
- Construction: GRP and foam core composite
- Fuel Cap: 1,660 litres
- Water Cap: 450 litres
- Engines Make: 2 x 575hp Volvo Penta D9 EVC
- Price As Tested: $1,572,000
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We are delighted to offer this Fairline Phantom 48 2009 Model with twin Volvo D9-575hp engines with only circa 300 hours. This spacious flybridge cruiser offers excellent accommodation and living areas on-board with a spacious amidships stateroom fully equipped with Bow Thruster, Diesel Heating, Airconditioning, Generator, Passarelle, Cockpit Cover for the UK, Flybridge bimini and great navigation package.
Upgraded comfort options include leather upholstery, oak satin wood, SAT TV and much more.
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Navigation Equipment Plotter DVD Player Autopilot Radio Compass CD Player VHF
Inside Equipment Bow Thruster Electric Bilge Pump Manual Bilge Pump Microwave Oven Air Conditioning Electric Head Hot Water
Outside Equipment/Extras Teak Cockpit Cockpit Shower Hydraulic Gangway Cockpit Cushions Swimming Ladder Refrigerator Battery Charger Navigation Package Installed on lower and upper helm (x 2): Raymarine E120 Chartplotter with integrated Radar and rear-reversing camera Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot (Autopilot) Raymarine ST60 Depth and Speed Instrument Raymarine RAY240E VHF
Upgrades Cream Leather Upholstery Oak Satin Finish Interior Raymarine Navigation Package Hydraulic Pasarelle Bow Thruster Trim Tabs Onan Generator 7Kva Mastervolt Inverter Flybridge Covers Flybridge Bimini Bow Sunpads Flybridge Wetbar, Grill and Sink Low level lights Solid Oak Flooring in Saloon Galley Dining Table Conversion Entertainment System TV linked to SAT TV Microwave Oven Large Fridge and Freezer Silent Electric Flush toilets Skipper Cabin/Storage Flybridge Wetbar with BBQ, Fridge, Sink and storage Flybridge Bimini
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hitocn New Member
I am planning of purchasing a Fairline Phantom 48 that is based in Phuket. I will use the boat for family trips over extended weekends and during holidays. I am thinking of making the yacht available for chartering when I don't use it. As I am very new and unexperienced with yachting I appreciate any comments, recommendations or advice e.g. about the boat itself, the location, my planned arrangement, etc.
Liam Senior Member
Nice boat, also referred to as the last and most modern Phantom. After this Fairline switch to Squadron for flybridge in all sizes, this model was replaced by the 50 Squadron. Did you view the boat, or you still have to do this? Two design details stand out which are a bit naive on the 48; the midships owner stateroom is a bit a small affair even though located midships. Most similar type age boats have forward owners stateroom which give more space but also a bit of wave slapping noise at anchor. The second is that when you are moored astern, and board from the passarelle you have to be careful of the step created by the cockpit settee, and also to your head. It is very easy to hit your head with the extended flybridge bit. For the rest the 48 Phantom has a really sweet modern line, and has one of the best flybridge in its size. Performance is okay (Volvo D9s giving 31/2 knots WoT) and as many Fairline they are dry if tabs are not used of which they tend to ride a bit bow high.
Liam said: ↑ Nice boat, also referred to as the last and most modern Phantom. After this Fairline switch to Squadron for flybridge in all sizes, this model was replaced by the 50 Squadron. Did you view the boat, or you still have to do this? Two design details stand out which are a bit naive on the 48; the midships owner stateroom is a bit a small affair even though located midships. Most similar type age boats have forward owners stateroom which give more space but also a bit of wave slapping noise at anchor. The second is that when you are moored astern, and board from the passarelle you have to be careful of the step created by the cockpit settee, and also to your head. It is very easy to hit your head with the extended flybridge bit. For the rest the 48 Phantom has a really sweet modern line, and has one of the best flybridge in its size. Performance is okay (Volvo D9s giving 31/2 knots WoT) and as many Fairline they are dry if tabs are not used of which they tend to ride a bit bow high. Click to expand...
T.K. Senior Member
I owned hull number 01 in 2007. It is a great modern boat with beautiful lines. I had great times onboard my Phantom 48 and can't remember having any serious issues. I have 2 friends in Egypt who currently still own Phantom 48's since 2010 and none have any complaints. You will certainly enjoy her.
Levend New Member
I have one 2007 model. Has anyone have wiring shematics for P48?
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Fly Buoy | 48' 2009 Fairline
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The 48' Fairline "Fly Buoy" enters the market in near perfect condition. The list of maintenance and upgrades completed on this yacht over the course of the last 9 months is exhaustive and includes bottom paint, a new Bimini
top, and almost everything in between. Her Volvo Penta engines have only 615 hours and have had their annual service completed in September 2021.
The Phantom 48 from Fairline offers a well thought out 3-stateroom, 2-head layout, lending itself to comfortable living aboard. The full-beam midship master features an en-suite head and ample windows, flooding the space with
light. There is a forward VIP cabin and a starboard cabin with pullman bunks for guests to enjoy. Much of the upholstery and soft goods in the staterooms have been recently replaced along with carpeting throughout the boat. In addition to guest accommodations, there is a crew cabin in the transom, though "Fly Buoy"could be easily owner operated. Equipped with both bow and stern thrusters, docking "Fly Buoy" couldn't be easier.
Contact us to schedule a viewing of "Fly Buoy", located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
With over $125,000 in recent updates this boat is turn key!
- Full annual Engine service completed (615 hrs ) Sept 21, 2021
- Full generator service completed (1080 hrs) Aug 21, 2021
- Complete boat wax/detail Aug 21, 2021
- All new zincs Sept 21, 2021
- New Bimini top
- New bottom paint
- New wiper blades
- New cutlass bearings
- New waterline decals
- All plexiglass replaced
- All new interior carpet
- Windlass motor rebuilt
- New stateroom upholstery
- Props removed/rebalanced
- All teak tables/lids varnished
- New black water tank sender unit
- Arrid Bilge vacuum system installed
- All new exterior cushions/soft goods
- New freshwater maker installed (17gph)
- New swim platform shower/hose and valve
- New domestic water system pumps installed
- New windshield/windows exterior sunshades
- New upholstery on cabin glareshield and helm station seats
- All exterior caulking replaced including all windows/windshield
- New Flexi-teek installed: Flybridge/Cockpit/Swim platform/Stairs
- Volvo trip computer software installed interfaced with Raymarine
Past 3 years
- New battery charger
- New A/C (48,000) BTU
- All new LED interior lighting
- 3 new Samsung TV's installed
- Salon furniture re upholstered
- New Fusion stereo system installed
- New exhaust sleeves on main engines
- New Lumishore LED underwater lights
- New hardwood floors installed in the salon
- New Isotherm fridge/freezer installed in galley
- Custom galvanic isolation transformer installed
- New Bose system installed in Salon and Master
- All new interior ceiling and wall panels coverings
- All new gauges and electrical switches throughout
- All windows and windshield protected with Vkool film
- New Glendenning shore power self retracting cord system installed
Other notable features
- Bow and Stern thruster
- Upgraded Cummins Onan 21.5kw generator
- Large engine room with huge hatch for access
The Phantom 48 is the latest in a long line of widely admired family cruising boats from Fairline. With contemporary, practical design features and thoughtful use of space this is the perfect Bahamas boat or weekend cruiser. Her impressively spacious flybridge has all the touches you'd expect from a boat with this outstanding pedigree, yet once inside the cool, contemporary interior. With its sophisticated American white oak finish, you'll be amazed by how spacious this 48-footer really is. The class-leading master stateroom with its en suite bathroom is placed amidships, allowing the enormous, panoramic hull windows to flood the space with light. The forward stateroom too, provides luxurious accommodation and the starboard cabin has twin Pullman berths that fold away to provide unprecedented flexibility and floor space. The Phantom 48 is the perfect boat for anyone who enjoys sharing their love of luxurious high performance cruising with friends and family.
- Wind speed and direction
- Navigation center
- Cockpit speakers
- Stern thruster
- Bow thruster
- Electric bilge pump
- Battery charger
- Air conditioning
- Microwave oven
- Electric head
- Deep freezer
- Shore power inlet
- Electrical Circuit: 110V
- Teak cockpit
- Hydraulic gangway
- Cockpit cushions
- Cockpit table
- Swimming ladder
- Cockpit shower
- Electric windlass
- Twin Volvo D9 575hp
- Automatic bilge pumps for engine bay with a manual 'on' override
- Automatic engine bay fire extinguisher system
- Electric engine bay fan(s)
- Electric trim tabs with cathodic protection
- Engine bay lights
- Engine room soundproofing
- High capacity emergency manual bilge pump system with changeover valves
- Sea cocks on all inlets/outlets below waterline
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.
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