Fairline Squadron 5

An elevated experience.

by Alan Wendt
Those who enjoy longer vacations aboard will find a luxurious home on the water in Fairline’s new Squadron 53, featuring three- or four-stateroom layouts, a sizeable flybridge and phenomenal performance.


  • LOA: 55'6"
  • Beam: 14'10"
  • Draft: 3'11"
  • Weight: 23.69 tons
  • Fuel Capacity: 637 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 145 gals.
  • Power:
  • Price: Contact dealer


Built on Fairline’s successful 53-foot hull, the new design from the deck upward embodies the builder’s tagline, “Every Perfect Detail,” through its incredibly detailed woodwork, rich textures, fiberglass technology and high-end materials.

“There are countless customization options,” says Kyle Stenzel of Spring Brook Marina. “Not many production manufacturers are willing to accommodate the custom requests of a discerning buyer. Fairline will.”

Choose from three galley placements: Traditional down, up forward or aft. Added headroom in the master is a welcome change down below. A framed, quilted pattern headboard, solid yet soft-curved nightstands and rich paneling bring a sense of tradition and warmth to the full-beam master. Those high-end touches extend throughout.

A single-level sole ties the lower helm station and salon with the aft deck seating. A cushioned, horseshoe-shaped aft lounger positioned around a sturdy teak table provides yet another space for entertaining and relaxing. There's one more surprise: A hidden fold-down bench seat built into the transom that’s connected to the swim platform. 

The foredeck features a welcoming European design: A single step up to a centerline walkway with a secluded circular lounge area. An optional Bimini (supported by four poles) is available for those moments when you're anchored in an idyllic setting.

Flybridge owners understand the sense of command that comes from an elevated helm station. Fairline has two options — triple helm seats or the standard companion helm seat — to create more room for an adjacent sunpad. Both layouts incorporate an enormous L-shaped aft lounge centered around a hi-low teak table and feature a bar unit complete with refrigerator and sink. This elevated space is an excellent venue for sunny days underway and an even better area for privacy while entertaining dockside.

Powered by twin Volvo Penta shaft drive diesels, maximum speed ranges from 30 to 34 knots depending on the horsepower you desire.

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