1998 Fairline 38

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Year:
1998
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
Length:
12m
Engine/Fuel Type:
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The Fairline Phantom 38 inherits some of her smaller predecessor's attributes with the elegance of line of her larger sister, the Phantom 42. One of the 38's most visible and innovative attributes is the long, spacious flybridge design, with its helm seat, two forward-facing seats, large semi-circular settee, and dining area which converts readily to a sunbed. Externally, she displays all the very latest design features, including a large, integral, teak-laid bathing platform with transom gate, providing easy access to and from the pontoon, dinghy, or bathing ladder. Both the cockpit floor and the integral curved staircase to the flybridge are also laid in teak. The airy, elegant saloon features a bar unit and a pullout double sofa-bed under one of the two settees. The superbly designed galley is equipped with gas oven and hob, twin stainless steel sinks, and a large fridge with icemaker. Internally, the spacious and carefully planned cabin layouts provide plenty of wardrobes, shelving and storage, plus two washrooms. The first, en suite to the main cabin (with its five-foot, five-inch wide double bed) has a separate circular shower and daytime access from the companionway. The second washroom is en suite to the comfortable twin-berth guest cabin. FAIRLINE PHANTOMS: The Phantom Flybridge Series has been created for those with wider horizons than the local coastline and the next easy-to-park-in marina. Serious long-range, all-weather capability is a Phantom's strongest suit, which is why its design and construction usually appeals to the more experienced, adventurous owner who wants to enjoy extended cruising in comfort. Phantoms feature generous fuel and water capacities and plenty of stowage, spacious accommodation with extra-long beds, large washrooms and a well equipped and proportioned galley that can cater proper family meals. The solid, seaworthy hull and advanced engineering systems, strong, high guard rails, and wide side decks (with easy flybridge access) assure safe cruising. The series includes the aft-cabin Phantom 43ac, the Phantom 38 and the Phantom 42. FAIRLINE BOATS: Fairline features three distinct ranges of power cruiser - the sparkling five-boat Targa range, the three powerful Phantoms, and the elegant and stylish the four-model Squadron Series. At the design and planning stage, Fairline pays particular attention to the demands of long-range passage-making. For example, generous fuel and fresh water tankage is provided to increase range and offshore capability, and the use of space is planned intelligently, by people who understand cruising. Creature comforts like long, comfortable beds, big bathrooms with separate showers, and well equipped, ergonomically planned galleys, combine to make living on board a real pleasure. Fairline uses genuine wood veneers throughout their interiors and bathing platforms on all boats are teak-laid, as are the cockpit floors on Flybridge boats and larger Targas. Solid Avonite or Swanstone tops are fitted on work surfaces and vanity units. Fairline offers a choice of light honey-tinted Maple or rich American Cherry. Larger boats feature even more exquisite combinations: American Cherry, Eucalyptus and Burr Elm; or Maple, Bird's Eye Maple and Madrona Burr. The deeply lacquered, protective finishes complement exclusive ranges of overhead and bulkhead finishes and custom-made soft furnishings, the latter available in an extensive choice of designer fabrics. Fairline's materials and construction methods are rigorously tested for durability, colour-fastness, fire resistance and smoke suppression by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). Fairline selects the finest marine engines available and design and engineer systems around the selected engines, to enable them to run at maximum efficiency. Aerodynamically-designed air intakes and ventilation systems ensure a continuous supply of cool air. Nickel-aluminium-bronze rudders and sterngear (rather than cheaper manganese-bronze) give strength and long life. Specially designed bonding systems minimize the risk of galvanic corrosion on underwater fittings. Large battery capacities with regulated support systems and oversize starter cables provide real reliability in the long term. From the sports performance of the 4.3 Gi-DP petrol engine to the remarkable power of the KAD44(EDC)-DP six-cylinder compressor-fed turbo aftercooled diesel, the Volvo Penta range promises the finest levels of performance for Fairline owners. Volvo Penta's Duoprop technology was far ahead when it was developed almost fifteen years ago, and still ahead now. The dual contra-rotating propellers grip the water like no other drive, maximizing propulsion efficiency and totally removing the risks of cavitation. A Duoprop drive will reduce the time it takes to get on the plane by some 30-percent over a conventional single propeller drive system. Volvo Penta diesels are quiet, with minimum detectable vibration, exceptionally clean and highly fuel efficient. They are more compact too, so routine service points are easier to check over and the boat's designer can give more space over to accommodation. It is the introduction of electronic control management systems that is now making the greatest impact on development. The TAMD122 EDC and it's sister, the TAMD73 EDC both feature Electronic Diesel Control. This electronic module monitors and controls all the key elements of the engine's operating system - like temperature and fuel supply. It automatically and continuously maximizes engine efficiency. EDC also provides for far easier engine diagnostic monitoring. An operating fault can normally be detected well before it affects the reliability of the engine, and a special plug-in module simplifies service routines, reducing time and saving money. Because EDC is used to operate the engine electrically rather than mechanically, it delivers exceptionally precise control. This feature that can be a real help in close-quarters manoeuvring, such as in crowded harbours and marinas. The electric cabling between the engine and steering position removes any possibility of vibration traveling along their lengths. Cleaner engines result from improvements in combustion efficiency, and in turn combustion efficiency has a direct influence on improving fuel efficiency and overall performance. That is why Volvo Penta has pioneered the development of techniques such as low air rotation, charged piston oil cooling and multi-hole injection systems. Volvo Penta's confidence in its engines is expressed in the protection provided by a truly international warranty. For diesel engines in excess of 300-hp and used by the owner for recreational use, warranty is extended from twelve months to two years. With over 5,000 trained service and parts dealers located around the world, Volvo Penta provides worldwide support. In 1993 Fairline's high standards of design and construction were recognized by the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) of Italy and in 1994, they achieved full ISO9001 and BS5750 accreditation, unusual among British builders. At the beginning of 1997, Fairline was the very first European builder to achieve CE recognition for its entire range.
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