FAIR LINE TARGA 43 OPEN
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
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