Fairline to launch Targa 63 GTO in Cannes
Published: Thursday, 06 July 2017
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, British luxury motor yacht builder Fairline Yachts will launch its new Targa 63 GTO, the first Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, at Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17).
(Images: Fairline Yachts - Targa 63 GTO)
The Targa 63 GTO was announced back in the summer of 2016. She features Italian styling from Manicini, naval architecture by Dutch firm Vripack and the shipyard’s craftsmanship.
Three other models will also be presented alongside the Targa 63 GTO – 2018 model Targa 48 Open, Targa 53 Open and the recently launched Squadron 53.
Russell Currie, Managing Director at Fairline Yachts, commented, “This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival has held a significant meaning to Fairline ever since we announced that the first fully Mancini-designed Fairline yacht, the Targa 63 GTO, would be launched there.
“Our aim since Fairline was relaunched at the start of last year has been to create boats that customers want to own and dealers want to sell, and we are proud to have done just that with the Targa 63 GTO. With more exciting announcements to make during our press call at the show, we’re sure the visitors to the Fairline stand during Cannes won’t be disappointed!”
(Targa 48 Open)
The Targa 48 Open features newly designed hull windows, which allow the upgraded interior to be bathed in natural light. The model also boasts an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for a jet tender and the option of a submersible swim platform. It is also fitted with twin Volvo IPS 600 or IPS 700s.
The Targa 53 Open express cruiser provides an entertaining space above decks and in the spacious two or three cabin layout. It highlights a tapered hull glazing. The Targa 53 Open offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo – D11-675 and D11-725 – offering a minimum fully loaded top speeds in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles at a cruising pace.
Launched at boot Dusseldorf in January, Fairline’s new Squadron 53 was crafted with Alberto Mancini’s design expertise. A spacious main deck comes with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m) long cruiser. With foredeck seating, a cockpit sun bed and a large flybridge, there’s room to spare whether it’s a short cruise or an extended stay onboard.
Fairline’s international network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand throughout the Cannes Yachting Show, together with key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2018 season.