LENGTH 46ft 6in (14.2m) BEAM 14ft 2in (4.32m) ENGINES Twin Volvo Penta D6 370hp or IPS600 TOP SPEED 34 knots PRICE FROM £608,280 inc UK VAT

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The launch of the Targa 63 GTO this time last year and the up­com­ing re­veal of the sporty F-line 33 are im­por­tant mile­stones in the re­birth of Fair­line, but nei­ther of those boats are as im­por­tant for the yard’s fu­ture as the Targa 43 Open. Some of Fair­line’s best work has been sportscruis­ers of this size, be it the orig­i­nal Targa 43, the Targa 40 or the Ips-pow­ered Targa 44. All class-lead­ing mod­els at the time, they set stan­dards that this lat­est ver­sion will be des­per­ate to main­tain.

The lines are from the pen­cil of Al­berto Mancini, the man re­spon­si­ble for the strik­ing 63 GTO and mus­cu­lar F-line. If the ren­der­ings are to be be­lieved the 43 looks the busi­ness: it’s sleek and pur­pose­ful, well pro­por­tioned while en­sur­ing the in­te­rior space is as gen­er­ous as the mar­ket de­mands. By drop­ping the master cabin deep into the hull amid­ships Fair­line says there is full stand­ing head­room around the athwartships bed, im­pres­sive on a boat that is 46ft 6in (14.2m) by 14ft 2in (4.32m).

For­ward on the lower deck is the VIP en­suite with scis­sor-ac­tion berths adding some ver­sa­til­ity; at the other end of the deck a ten­der garage large enough to swal­low the Wil­liams Mini­jet keeps the bathing plat­form clut­ter-free.

On the main deck the low-slung roofline in­cor­po­rates a can­vas sun­roof that peels back to open the cock­pit to the el­e­ments.

The only en­gine op­tion avail­able is IPS600, which should mean a top speed of around 35 knots. CON­TACT See Fair­line web­site for deal­ers. www.fair­line.com

The Targa 43’s bright, warm lower saloon

The master’s bed is low in the hull to max­imise head­room

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