Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, announces it is hosting the global premiere of its Targa 43 OPEN at Europe’s leading in-water boating event, the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Fairline’s star of the show is the all-new Targa 43 OPEN, which will be making its worldwide debut. This innovative addition to the Targa range is the latest boat designed for Fairline Yachts by celebrated superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, has created an instantly recognisable sleek hull with effortless styling and classic ‘made in Great Britain’ quality, showcasing the new era of Fairline Yachts.
The anticipation for the launch of the Targa 43 OPEN began much before the first model was even constructed, with ten orders being placed on the first day of London Boat Show 2017 – over 18 months before the first boat would take to the water.
With a starting price of £482,700 (excluding taxes), the Targa 43 OPEN is powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS600 engines offering speeds of up to 34 knots.
The other Fairline models on show at Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 include:
Targa 63 GTO
Launched in the summer of 2017 – as Fairline was celebrating 50 years of Great British boat building – the Targa 63 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts. Winner at the highly-coveted World Yachts Trophies in 2017 for the ‘Best Exterior Design’ award in the 50-80ft yachts category, the Targa 63 GTO features the world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripackand the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen.
Launched at Boot Düsseldorf 2017, the Squadron 53, crafted with Alberto Mancini’s design expertise, has proven to be extremely popular. The yacht, based on Fairline’s existing and well proven 53ft hull, features a new Mancini design from the deck upwards, showcasing Fairline’s new exterior styling.
This expansive cruiser features a spacious main deck from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed in the mid-master cabin, adding to an overall sense of space. Handcrafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen, the Squadron 53 providesowners with total command and control. From superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, the Squadron 53 is the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.
Targa 48 OPEN
The Targa 48 OPEN is one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water. A beautifully appointed two or three cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas both inside and out.
Featuring newly designed hull windows, courtesy of Alberto Mancini, which allows the upgraded interior to be bathed in natural light. The Targa 48 OPEN offers a range of high quality interior options, providing superior comfort and luxury for every guest that steps on-board. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for a jet tender and the option of a submersible swim platform. Thanks to its impressive twin Volvo IPS 600 or IPS 700s, the Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability.
Targa 53 OPEN
The Targa 53 OPEN express cruiser maximises the feeling of freedom and fun on the water by providing uninterrupted entertaining space above deck and in the spacious two or three cabin layout below. This sleek and stylish cruiser is emphasised by eye-catching, tapered hull glazing that accentuates the dynamic character of this sporty Targa model.
The Targa 53 OPEN offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo – D11-675 and D11-725 – offering minimum fully loaded top speeds in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles at a cruising pace. There is also the ability to add stabilisation, with the boat engineered to accept a Seakeeper NG6 gyroscopic stabiliser.
Key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams will be on the Fairline stand, providing visitors with in-depth information about the company and its boats heading into 2019 and beyond.