CANNESPREVIEW PREVIEWTO The new launches at Europe’s top boat show

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The hottest new launches in­clud­ing: Fair­line Targa 63 GTO, Az­imut S7, Jeanneau NC 33, Fer­retti 780, Pres­tige 520, Princess 62, Cana­dos 808, Sun­seeker Preda­tor 57 MKII, Riva 56 Ri­vale, La­goon Seventy 8, Bénéteau Gran Tur­ismo 50, Cranchi XT36, Pardo Yachts 43, Pearl 80, Ab­so­lute Navetta 73, San­lorenzo X88, Fjord 36 xpress, Sirena 56

Fair­line Targa 63 GTO

When the wraps come off the 63 GTO at Cannes, it will mark a ma­jor mo­ment in Fair­line’s il­lus­tri­ous history. Not only will it be a shin­ing em­bod­i­ment of the turn­around that the yard has made over the last two years but it will also be the largest sportscruiser the yard has ever made.

The prod­uct of a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Ital­ian de­signer Al­berto Mancini, Dutch naval ar­chi­tects Vri­pack and Fair­line’s own team of de­sign­ers and en­gi­neers, it has a lot of cooks sea­son­ing the broth. How­ever, the re­sult – if the ren­der­ings are to be be­lieved – looks co­he­sive, strik­ing and ver­sa­tile enough to al­low cus­tomers to choose a lay­out and spec­i­fi­ca­tion to suit their style of boat­ing. You can, for ex­am­ple, ditch the ten­der garage in favour of an ex­tended cock­pit, sa­loon and a larger crew cabin.

In­stead of squeez­ing four cab­ins be­low decks, the 63 has three, al­low­ing each of the en­suites to en­joy a larger foot­print for a more lux­u­ri­ous feel. The mas­ter is a full-beam af­fair with the heads lo­cated aft of the bed to fur­ther in­su­late the cabin from the noise of gen­er­a­tors.

On deck, the sa­loon is bol­stered by a gi­gan­tic glass sun­roof and cock­pit doors that glide down into the deck to leave a clear pas­sage to the cock­pit.

En­gine op­tions from Cater­pil­lar and MAN will re­port­edly both crack 30 knots and tra­di­tional shaft­drives should pro­vide

planted han­dling. It’s a boat that prom­ises a lot and we can’t wait to see if it stacks up.

Con­tact See Fair­line web­site for deal­ers. Web: www.fair­

The glass cock­pit doors will sink be­low decks

open up the sa­loon

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