20 Mar 2012

Boating World’s Derrick, Suzanne and Greg had a fabulous evening on the water with some clients on the Fairline Targa 38 recently, under the watchful eye of the famous Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head in Cape Town.

They joined a host of boats at anchor just off Clifton Beach’s 4th beach where the annual Moonstruck Concert was being held.  Hundreds of families and friends brought their picnic baskets along, filled with mouth watering snacks and refreshments, to enjoy while listening to a magnificent selection of Solid Gold Hits played live by various South African musicians.

It was the perfect evening to celebrate good music, romance and togetherness and the beach was soon transformed into an open-air dance floor - as the excited crowd kicked off their shoes and enjoyed the freedom of feeling the sand underfoot, protected by the canopy of stars above.

And it certainly was breath-taking… to be out at sea on the luxurious Fairline Targa 38, with the water gently lapping against the hull, sipping good wine and watching the sun set to the strains of memorable music.

As the evening closed in, twinkling lights lit up the beach as the crowd enthusiastically waved glow sticks in time to the music.  These were bought in support of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) which does so much each year to protect those at sea.

This magical, never-to-be-forgotten evening was made even more memorable for those on board the Targa 38. Gliding easily out of Granger Bay on a perfectly flat sea soon got the party in the mood for an evening with a difference.

All the guests were either comfortably seated in the large open-plan cockpit with wraparound seating (for six) or moving in and out of the plush saloon which can accommodate another six people. The cockpit boasts a bar unit which incorporates a sink (complete with hot and cold water) and a barbeque griddle which is perfect for braaing.

Everyone enjoyed the delicious snacks and while these were pre-made, they can easily be whipped up in the well-equipped galley. The gas hob and oven is perfect for heating those sausage rolls and other hot items and a full-height fridge freezer has ample space for those bottles of Moet and favourite drinks.

The sun was still shining when they arrived to find their suitable spot among the revellers offshore at Clifton and before long some of the guests gave up resisting the urge to cool off in the sparkling azure waters.

Getting into the sea for a refreshing dip is a breeze off the Targa 38 – as guests simply open the transom gate onto the beautiful teak-laid bathing platform just a step away from the water.

After a couple of hours the party reluctantly made their way back to Granger Bay to the sound  of the music and hundreds of voices singing in unison fading away in the distance.