20 Dec 2012

A beach party bash - what an exciting opportunity to spend quality time on boatd the Fairline Targa 38 and the Boating World team takning full advantage - enjoyed every minute of it.

As if on cue, Cape Town produced the perfect Sunday afternoon in November, in celebration of the long-awaited Goldfish Concert held at the Grand Cafe & Beach - the famous sundowner haven near Granger Bay.

Heralding the return to the Mother City of the Electro-jazz duo, the late afternoon/early evening performance at the popular beach front eatery drew hundreds of excited fans and there was no better viewing spot than onboard  the luxury Fairline motoryacht at anchor right in front.

Derrick, Suzanne and Greg invited Gerald Goot and his family to join them and the Targa 38 was barely on plane before reaching the venue just around the corner from her permanent moorings. Soon the party of nine was gently rocking on the waves to the sound of the sax and keyboard perfectly blending to create a summer soiree to be remembered.

Lulled into relaxation by the great vibe, plush comfort of this magnificent motoryacht and good company – the party soaked in the interesting synthesis of catchy, genre-defying sound that catapulted this talented pair into a roaring international success - in just four years

Back from a three-month European tour and their summer job as resident DJs at the Pacha club in Ibiza, the home-grown icons, Dom Peters and David Poole, have returned to kick off a season of  easy listening yet upbeat dance tunes that have taken the world by storm.

Both artists have been musically trained since childhood and both studied jazz at the University of Cape Town. While Dom favours the double bass and keyboard, Dave’s choice of the tenor and soprano sax combine into the hugely successful mix that captured the world on their debut album, Caught In he Loop.

And everyone celebrating their return responded with great enthusiasm appreciating the fabulous music, delicious meals and twilight drinks. As expected - it was not long before revellers threw caution to the wind and kicked off their shoes to dance along to the irresistible tunes.

On the water, three other boats anchored around the Fairline – enjoyed the companionable atmosphere and appreciated being part of the festivities. On board the Targa 38, Derrick and his guests reclined in comfort in the large open-plan cockpit with its wraparound seating - while icy drinks from the bar unit alongside kept the mood chilled.

Sumptuous snacks served from the well-equipped galley below quelled any uncomfortable hunger pangs keeping everyone satisfied and comfortable. The gas hob and oven is perfect for heating sausage rolls and other hot items and the full-height fridge freezer has ample space for bottles of Moet and other favourite drinks.

All too soon the relaxed and happy evening drew to an end and the Targa 38 made her back to her Granger Bay moorings – just a stone’s throw away. Fairline memories are made of this......!