M Y FA N TA S Y F L E E T

Name Pe­ter Man­sion Cur­rent boat Fair­line Targa 34 Berthed Span­ish main­land

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y fan­tasy fleet would in­clude a boat for the sun, one for nos­tal­gia and an­other for cruis­ing. I’m not con­vinced big­ger boats are more fun so my ex­pen­di­ture falls short of the £5m limit.

FA I R L I N E TARGA 6 3 GTO AP­PROX £ 1.5M NEW

As a die hard Fair­line en­thu­si­ast, and owner of two Tar­gas, the Ital­ian Mancini-de­signed Targa 63 GTO would be my boat for the sun. To ac­com­mo­date friends and fam­ily I’d choose the ‘gal­ley up’ four-cabin ver­sion with Sea­keeper gyro. I’d keep it in Ibiza where we’d spend the sum­mer cruis­ing the Balearics in style. Typ­i­cally, we’d have a lie-in, make our way to a bay for lunch, per­haps take the jet ten­der ashore to a beach bar be­fore watch­ing a spec­tac­u­lar Ibizan sun­set. My al­lot­ted crew mem­ber would wash the boat, serve the drinks, pre­pare lunch and helm the boat when I’ve had too much to drink!

INTERMARINE CIG­A­RETTE 37 AP­PROX £ 350K USED

One of my fond­est child­hood mem­o­ries is watch­ing The Spy

Who Loved Me. My love of power boats was ig­nited by see­ing James Bond, played by Roger Moore at the time, col­lected by the beau­ti­ful Naomi in a stun­ning 40-foot Ital­ian power boat. The boat was an Intermarine Cig­a­rette 37 and I’ve han­kered af­ter one ever since. I’d al­low at least £350,000 to buy and re­store one, in­clud­ing paint­ing it in the film’s orig­i­nal colour scheme. I’d keep it in Porto Cervo and take it to the Ho­tel Cala di Volpe for lunch -– wear­ing a blazer of course!

AZIMUT MAGELLANO 53 AP­PROX £ 1M NEW

Whilst I’d love a Nord­havn for my third boat, I know my wife wouldn’t ap­prove so I’d be re­ly­ing on the Ital­ians again for a stylish long-range cruiser. What at­tracts me to the Magellano is her abil­ity to travel com­fort­ably at dis­place­ment speeds. I think my wife and I, our fam­ily and friends would be very com­fort­able, and we could just about man­age a boat of this size with­out the help of a per­ma­nent crew. It would be sacri­lege to keep it in one place, so we’d use her to cruise Greek, Turk­ish and Croa­t­ian wa­ters.

What would you buy? You have won £5 mil­lion in MBY’S fan­tasy lot­tery, which you have to spend on three boats. What would you choose and why? Send in your sug­ges­tions to [email protected]­dia.com with My Fan­tasy Fleet in the sub­ject line

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