Fairline reveals the future with its luxury boat range at Cannes Yachting Festival

15 Aug 2016

Fairline will be celebrating the start of the northern hemisphere ‘boat show season’ with confidence, as it showcases an impressive line-up of Squadron and Targa motorboats at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. Visitors to the stand will also be amongst the first to find out about Fairline’s new Targa 53GT which will be launched on the water on Friday 11 September at Southampton Boat Show. With the Targa 53GT, Fairline is not just launching a new model but an entirely new concept, which eliminates the need to compromise when purchasing a boat.

Hand built to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, this highly anticipated new model sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction – which has never before been properly recognised or met by production boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

The new design concept created by Fairline for the Targa 53GT enables the buyer to make extensive personalised choices to create their own boat, hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down through to the single level floor from cockpit to saloon with more choice in interior and exterior layout.  An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins featuring a master main cabin and two additional cabins with options for double in the VIP forward cabin or twin beds in the guest cabin, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

Hidden yet significant features of the Targa 53GT include the option of factory fitted gyro stabilisation as standard, a 45% increase in standard air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas, and the space for larger TV screens as standard. A first for Fairline is the option for marble worktops in the galley and heads, and achieving yet another first – being 10% lighter in weight than the equivalent length hand laid up Fairline boat. 

Boats on show at Cannes Yachting Festival

Targa 48 OPEN
The launch of the new Targa 53GT sits alongside Fairline’s ever popular and proven range on show at Cannes which includes the Targa 48 OPEN – one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water and the first to feature Fairline’s sumptuous new interiors scheme. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for an optional jet tender and a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control.

Targa 48GT
Also representing Fairline’s proven Targa range will be the Targa 48GT, a sports cruiser packed with new technologies and exceptional engineering. The hull, for instance, has been specifically designed to complement the Volvo Penta IPS engines, resulting in precise handling, along with impeccable sea keeping. Taking the hardtop in question, it comes with panelled glazing as standard for that ‘open, even when closed’ sensation.

Targa 62GT
The Targa 62GT boasts stunning performance and excellent sea-keeping, as well as impressive accommodation throughout. The model has a generous, open cockpit that features a highly sociable J-shaped seating and dining area, sitting ahead of a luxuriously large sunpad and a bathing platform featuring a hydraulic hi-lo system. One of the most attractive features is its electric retractable glazed roof with one-touch operation and pneumatic seal, creating a haven for sun-worshippers.

Squadron 65
Completing the Fairline offering at Cannes Yachting Festival will be the beautifully proportioned Squadron 65. With an increase in size comes an increase in the ability to really impress and the Squadron 65 does just that. This 65-foot Squadron appears to go one step further than similar sized boats on every level.
Sumptuous furnishings and hand-worked cabinetry are hallmarks of the Squadron range. Nowhere is it more elegantly expressed than in the long, wide single-level interior - a testament to the 65’s ingenious flat floor design. Having such uncomplicated, single floor levels is normally reserved for much larger yachts, but our designers have achieved just that on this 65-footer.