NEW BOATS CANNES PREVIEW
CANNESPREVIEW PREVIEWTO The new launches at Europe’s top boat show
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.
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The glass cockpit doors will sink below decks
open up the saloon