A sleek new European dayboat from British builder Fairline Yachts has reached our shores – the Fairline F//LINE 33. The deep-V boat has a cabin suitable for overnighting or spending a weekend onboard with a dedicated berth, V-settee, and an enclosed head. Twin Volvo Penta D3 diesel (220-hp) sterndrives are the standard powerplant, but speed can be improved with optional V8 430-hp gas engines from Volvo or Mercury.
- Deep-V hull
- Fold-down tailgate-style swim platform
- Twin Volvo Penta D3 diesels and sterndrives
- CE Category C rated with eight-person capacity
- Configurable cockpit sun pad and seating
- Double berth
Editor's Report by Capt. Peter d'Anjou
Fairline Yachts has collaborated with Italian designer Alberto Mancini to bring a distinctive euro look to their product line – “sleek, stylish, and thrilling, it is designed to deliver an exhilarating experience.”
Fairline describes the F//LINE 33 as “A beautifully sculptured day boat… With Alberto Mancini’s intelligent design providing luxurious, relaxing space throughout, plus stunning finishing touches and the most up-to-date technology, the F//LINE 33 is not a boat that’s just ready to cruise to the nearest lunch spot – it’s ready for anything.”
- Tailgate-style swim platform
- Side entry doors to both port and starboard
- Center helm console
- Midships refreshment center with sink and refrigerator
- Configurable sun pad and cockpit seating
- Dedicated forward sun pad
- Enclosed wet head
The layout and detailing design is a collaboration of Alberto Mancini Yacht Design and the Fairline Yachts Design Studio.
The F//Line 33 is built-in Oundle, England using a resin-infusion process with integrally-molded engine supports and transverse and longitudinal strengthening stringers throughout. The deck is foam-cored for strength and thermal insulation.
Fuel capacity is 180 gallons (680 L). Water capacity is 58 gallons (220 L) and black waste capacity equals 21 gallons (80 L).
The swim platform has a pull-out wand showerhead.
The helm is positioned center/right with a three spoked wheel with control buttons much like a car. There is a compass in-line with the wheel on the brow of the helm console. Above the wheel is a multifunction display for full engine monitoring, including digital tachometers, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, audible alarms, engine hour meters, and helm position indicator. A Volvo Penta joystick is to the right of the MFD for maneuvering and bow thruster control. To the left of the wheel are the trim tab controls and a Garmin VHF 315i marine radio.
The twin helm bench seat has bolsters and is a fixed height.
The cabin has a fixed height table surrounded by a V-shaped sofa. LED ceiling lights, an opening overhead hatch, overhead lockers, storage lockers under the seating, and an electrical distribution panel complete the space.
The head includes an electric silent-flush freshwater toilet, an extractor fan and full set of bathroom fittings. The shower is a wet head type and has an automatic pump out, full standing height, and hot and cold running freshwater.
A Bimini top is available and it is expected that a hardtop will be designed as an option for the boat. It is possible that an outboard version is being worked on, but there is no commitment from the builder as yet.
2 x Volvo Penta D3-220 diesel, sterndrive (220-hp each)
2 x Volvo Penta V6-240 gas, sterndrive (240-hp each)
2 x Volvo Penta V8-430 gas, sterndrive (430-hp each)
2 x Mercruiser V8 8.2 430 gas, sterndrive (430-hp each)
$600,000 to $700,000 range, depending on exchange rate and options chosen.
Optional Equipment to Consider
A leading UK magazine, Motorboat & Yachting, nominated the F//Line 33, as a finalist in the 2020 Motor Boat of the Year Awards “Superboats” category. The F//Line 33 is also nominated for European Powerboat of the Year 2020 in the 25’ to 35’ (7.62 m to 10.67 m) category, where the jury’s attention is focused on family-friendliness, the overall interior design, and layouts offered. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during Boot Düsseldorf in January.
Fairline has distributors in Florida, Cheasapeake Bay, Great Lakes, NY Metro area, and the Pacific Northwest.
The new F//LINE 33 shows the styling the company was going for and the builder-supplied speed numbers speak to the ‘thrilling’ performance aspect -- we eagerly look forward to a full inspection and test.