Standing at the helm of the F//LINE 33, wind rushing through my hair, I get the nod, that subtle signal that means “go ahead, open up and let her rip”. I push the throttle and we take off like a rocket over the flat calm water off Cannes. As the speed creeps upwards of 30 knots, I let out a “Woohoo!” – and I don’t feel the least bit embarrassed about squealing like a child. The F//LINE 33 from UK builder Fairline Yachts is simply great fun to drive.
The blend of performance and simple operation was baked into the brief for the F//LINE 33. The UK builder wanted the new boat to be a multitasker: exhilarating or calm when needs be; capable of high speed, but not an out-and- out raceboat. “Whether the owner has young children on board or wishes to experience the thrill of speeding at 48 knots, we wanted to give them the freedom to have any boating experience they want,” says Wayne Huntley, Fairline’s head of design and engineering.
Source: Boat International