20 Jul 2012

Eight enthusiastic Cape Town businessmen joined Boating World’s Derrick Levy and Greg Alice on board the fabulous Fairline Targa 38 for a relaxing mid-week sunset cruise recently. The party met at Boating World’s premises at The Water Club and made their way down to the adjoining Granger Bay marina - where this elegant cruiser is moored alongside a host of luxurious motor yachts.

Unfortunately while cloudy skies and rough waters did not invite a trip offshore to Clifton as planned, the group’s spirits remained high as they cruised around the V&A waterfront and harbour area from 4 – 5.30pm.

All agreed that the 12.13m Fairline Targa 38 offers the perfect escape from the pressures of life, with the stylish look needed to fit into South Africa’s upmarket marinas – at the V&A waterfront, on the Vaal River, along the Cape or East Coasts or the country’s major dams.

She easily accommodated all the guests in the cockpit (which comfortably seats six in luxurious wraparound seating) which is the perfect spot for cocktail hour. Whether standing or relaxing around the table – everyone could enjoy the view and join in the conversation, including Greg at the helm - skillfully negotiating his way around the other boats.

Every now and then he’d open the throttles to give them a taste of what might have been had they been able to head offshore. She’s got all the “vooma” needed for blowing the hair back at speed in open waters – easily reaching up to 37 knots. And she has the right kind of Volvo Penta D4-300HP diesel power for all forms of water sport from waterskiing, wakeboarding to simply cruising and even a spot of fishing. Her wide rear platform is a great spot for putting on skis or throwing a line.

Those needing a private meeting spot or thinking of a romantic dinner with a special “someone” appreciated the intimacy of the saloon area. Delectable meals are within easy reach of the galley alongside. Best of all the kids can head off to dreamland in the guest cabin beforehand leaving the evening full of potential. Two cabins comfortably accommodate four to six people.

All good things must end and after the Fairline Targa 38 graciously made her way back to her moorings - the appreciative group headed off to the Granger Bay Marina Club House for drinks.