09 Aug 2013

The first model from the new 48 range is proving to be very popular with the next two models in the range due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is an impressive addition to the Fairline range. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The première of the Targa 48OPEN was a great success and we received some very positive feedback.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we were proud to be premièring another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”  

The Targa 48 OPEN is the first IPS boat we have developed for several years and the team has worked very hard to design the boat to be as light as possible. The sea trials have been incredibly encouraging and it’s clear the careful development and attention-to-detail is now paying off in the performance figures being seen.

Andrew Pope, Chief Designer at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very pleased with the Targa 48 OPENand her performance. Not only does she look fantastic but the ride is very solid and sure footed, and she is highly responsive. The turns are exceptional and she cuts through the water very cleanly, keeping all spray and wake very low in the water. We are still in the early days of testing but we are all very happy with the results we are seeing.”