Debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Fairline’s Squadron 68 featured not one, but two soft room systems by Lewmar®, a Lippert™ company. Following the latest trends in yacht design, the Squadron 68 offers more usable indoor-outdoor spaces with the addition of a soft-top to the flybridge.
The Lewmar RX Soft Roof and Lewmar FPX Aft Awning were selected to complete the design of the hardtop, allowing for flexible shading and ventilation, all at the touch of a button. Fairline, having worked with Lewmar and Trend® Marine on many other product lines, was pleased to find a solution that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The Lewmar FPX Aft Awning allows users to shade and protect their entertaining spaces at the touch of a button. Built with stylish stainless-steel folding arms and fittings, this custom roofing solution is designed to offer a seamless finish to the exterior, with the option of fitting an OEM moulding in place of the standard aluminium valance.
Integrated to the hardtop of the 68 model, the Lewmar RX soft roof stows away for an open, expansive feel. Fully open, fresh ocean breeze and ventilation is amplified to the flybridge area, while when the roof is deployed, users are protected from the glare of the sun.
Lewmar’s stylish roof systems were not the only new product specified on the Squadron 68. It also features the Trend Marine Pantograph Door, the latest in innovative glass solutions from Lippert. The pantograph door is a sleek, lightweight solution to the traditional bulky GRP fittings used in this application. The glass door, with its minimal frame, sits seamlessly within the glass surround, creating a panoramic impression and reducing the visual impact for the owner, reducing bulky mullion posts used in more traditional door mechanisms.
Managing Director, Matt Johnston comments:
“In the interest of delivering product solutions that meet the level of innovation we are currently seeing in the marine market, we are looking to continue to bring new product divisions to the arena. Our range of roofing systems has gone from strength to strength in the past year, and we are delighted with the outcome here for Fairline. The combination of overhead and aft shading gives a compact, light-weight solution, fitting of the Squadron.”
The FPX and RX roof systems are just two in a wide range of products offered in this category from Lippert. With proven experience in carbon fiber and hard roof systems, the more recent addition of four softer roofing options (including the TPX and RSX) offers more flexibility and versatility to the market.
January 24, 2023 – Havant, UK