15 Jan 2015

Boating World’s Derrick Levy has done a sterling job of establishing gorgeous Fairline boats as a major player in South Africa’s big boat market.  So it’s not surprising to hear that another one of these luxurious cruisers has just landed in the Mother City. This time it’s the Fairline Targa 38 and she’ll take up residence in Granger Bay alongside her bigger sibling the Targa 48 which arrived just before Christmas.  They’re a spectacular sight languishing on the water side-by-side and it’s clear that these two belong to the same family.

Since her launch, the sporty Targa 38 has been one of the fastest selling models in the Fairline range. And it’s not hard to see why - she’s hot - with a sexy appeal which comes with sheer power and striking looks.  Her sleek appearance clearly emanates from the swept-back radar arch which perfectly complements the flowing lines of the hull and superstructure. Massive wraparound windows with 360° panoramic views from the saloon and striking vertical hull windows let light pour in – and as one living space blurs into the next, she somehow seems bigger than a 38-footer.

It goes without saying that one of the most popular features of the Targa 38 is the electrically-operated sunroof. Outdoor lovers simply can’t resist flicking that switch to let the outside come streaming in for a totally open-air feel. There’s nothing like popping your head up to check the view through the roof!

This truly this is the boat of dreams. She’s powerful - with dynamic, latest generation Volvo outdrives to keep the adrenalin flowing and justifying the need to show off! After all, who doesn’t enjoy the exhilaration of screaming across the waves with the wind whooshing through one’s hair and the sun kissing the skin?

Her handling is superb and there’s no bouncing around for passengers comfortably seated in the wide cockpit area. A large group of day-trippers can enjoy spending time together on the water, either gently idling through unexplored nooks and crannies (joystick control and bowthruster options make it easier) along the shoreline or whizzing along at speed to reach popular tourist destinations.

You and your guests can indulge in loads of activities – the water is easily accessible from the large bathing platform at the rear – from swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, wakeboarding or just a quick dip to cool off.

Should you decide to spend the night moored off an idyllic island getaway, there’s ample space for socializing at cocktail hour followed by a fabulous BBQ’d meal and she easily sleeps five. 

Below, the large forward cabin boasts a double bed and the guest cabin defies the norm with generous headspace above its twin berths. Seemingly impossible on a boat this size, an optional sofa bed converts into a third berth. At a stretch someone could even spend the night in the cockpit – the seats are comfortable enough to sleep on!

Contact Boating World to view theFairline Targa 38 - it could be your time to turn dreams into reality!

While you’re there, it also won’t hurt to take a closer peak at super sibling – the Fairline Targa 48 Open. Now this is a boat in a league of her own!

She towers above the water (15ft 1in or 4.60m) and again a powered retractable canvas cockpit cover allows sunlight to flood right through. She is highly responsive with exceptional turning and stability, keeping all spray and the wake very low in the water.

At least 12 - 15 people can be comfortably accommodated on day trips and six people can overnight in two sumptuous en-suite cabins with the option of a third. The built-in garage houses a sporty 100hp Williams Jet RIB 285 tender. 

Call Boating World for more information on either one of these stunning cruisers.