Fairline Yachts Unveils Mancini Design Of Targa 62 GTO
Published: Friday, 08 July 2016
Luxury British boatbuilder Fairline Yachts unveiled its first yacht designed by renowned Italian superyacht designer Alberto Mancini.
(Photo: Fairline Yachts - Targa 62 GTO)
The new Targa 62 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts featuring the world class combination of Mancini’s Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s skilled craftsmen. The boat is in the final modelling stages with production set to begin this autumn and customer deliveries are expected in the summer of 2017.
Mancini’s influence is evident in the Targa 62 GTO, resulting in a sleeker style for Fairline.
“The benefit of working with external designers is that they push the boundaries of what is considered possible. Mancini has brought a fresh approach in his interpretation of Fairline’s design language,” says Fairline Yachts Head of Design Andrew Hope. “With the Targa 62 GTO, we have an exciting new shape which clearly retains Fairline’s design DNA. It is a progression – an evolution, not a revolution – and an exciting first step in Fairline’s future design journey. Similarly, our naval architects, Vripack – who has a huge amount of experience working across boats of all types – designed a hull shape that allows for maximum volume, which in turn has significantly improved comfort levels on board, as well as making the boat stable, dry and very safe.”
The Targa 62 GTO is designed to suit Fairline’s varied global client base, offering complete flexibility of layout with a multitude of options to suit each individual customer. For example, there are three different galley arrangements, allowing clients to choose the best configuration to suit their needs. A choice of long cockpit or long saloon variants – the former offering large outdoor space, the latter for those where air conditioned interior space is more important. Maximising space and comfort are the key features of the Targa 62 GTO. Regardless of specification, Owners will find a large saloon and cockpit as well as an impressive full-beam master cabin with adjoining full-beam en-suite. The boat features a large sliding, glazed sunroof and powered patio doors that disappear through the cockpit floor transforming the main deck and adding to the overall sense of space and light.
As well as ensuring the seakeeping and handling qualities that Fairline is known for, Vripack focused heavily on minimising noise and vibration levels throughout the boat. This, in conjunction with Fairline’s proven monocoque construction, maximises on board comfort for all.
“It has been an adrenaline fuelled adventure working on the new boat for Fairline. It’s been such a privilege to work on the project from the very beginning – starting with a blank sheet of paper. The inspiration was to empathise with the heritage of Fairline whilst drawing on my experience designing megayachts to influence the sense of space,” Mancini adds. “With one design team working on both the interior and exterior, the spaces flow seamlessly. We have focused on perfecting the quality, design and details of the boat. We wanted the boat to be recognisable as a Fairline, but with a fresh new approach that encompasses Italian styling, Dutch engineering and British craftsmanship. I am very excited about unveiling the final result!”
“Since taking the helm at Fairline Yachts in January, I have said that our number one goal is to build boats that our customers want to own and our dealers want to sell,” says Fairline Yachts Managing Director Russell Currie. “The Targa 62 GTO is the first of a new generation of yachts from Fairline. With feedback already received from customers and dealers around the world of this stunning new model, I can say with confidence that Fairline Yachts is very much on the right course to achieve that goal.”
Detailed layout plans and interior finishes will be available to view at the Cannes, Southampton and Fort Lauderdale Boat Shows later this year.