Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, adds to the excitement of the Cannes boat show by releasing the first computer generated imagery of its stunning new Targa 63 GTO. The boat, designed by renowned Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini, is scheduled for launch in the summer of 2017.
All images from ADPR
To demonstrate just how much of a buzz this model is generating, the first series production boats have already been sold to customers prior to the first model being produced, and an overwhelmingly positive response has been received since plans of this new model were unveiled earlier this summer.
The new Targa 63 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts – featuring the world class combination of Mancini’s styling flair, the rigorous, proven naval architecture of renowned Dutch firm Vripack, and the hand-crafted ‘Made in Great Britain’ quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen.
Mancini’s influence is clearly evident in the Targa 63 GTO, resulting in a sleeker style for Fairline. Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, explains, “The benefit of working with external designers is they push the boundaries of what is considered possible.
Alberto has brought a fresh approach in his interpretation of Fairline’s design language. With the Targa 63 GTO, Fairline has an exciting new shape which clearly retains its design DNA. It is a progression – an evolution not a revolution – and an exciting first step in Fairline’s future design journey. Similarly, naval architects, Vripack have designed a hull shape that allows for maximum volume, which significantly improves comfort levels on board, as well as making the boat stable, dry and very safe.
The Targa 63 GTO is designed to suit Fairline’s varied global client base, offering complete flexibility of layout with a multitude of options to suit each individual customer. For example, the choice of either an extended cockpit or extended saloon variants, the former offering large outdoor space, the latter for those where air conditioned interior space is more important. Maximising space and comfort are the key features of the Targa 63 GTO with every centimetre optimised. Regardless of specification, owners will find a large saloon and cockpit as well as an impressive full-beam master cabin with adjoining en-suite. The boat features a fully glazed ‘panoramic’ roof and a large sliding, glazed sunroof and powered patio doors that disappear through the cockpit floor transforming the main deck and adding to the overall sense of space and light.
As well as ensuring the seakeeping and handling qualities that Fairline is known for, Vripack is focused heavily on minimising noise and vibration levels throughout the boat. This, in conjunction with Fairline’s proven monocoque construction, ensures on board comfort for all.
Mancini adds, “It has been an adrenaline fuelled adventure working on the new boat for Fairline. It’s been such a privilege to work on the project from the very beginning – starting with a blank sheet of paper. The inspiration was to empathise with the heritage of Fairline whilst drawing on my experience designing megayachts to influence the sense of space.
With one design team working on both the interior and exterior, the spaces flow seamlessly. We have focused on perfecting the quality, design and details of the boat. We wanted the boat to be recognisable as a Fairline, but with a fresh new approach that encompasses
Italian styling, Dutch engineering and British craftsmanship. I am very excited about unveiling the final result!”
Russell Currie, Fairline Yachts Managing Director, says, “Since taking the helm at Fairline Yachts in January, I have said that our number one goal is to build boats that our customers want to own and our dealers want to sell. The Targa 63 GTO is the first of a new generation of yachts from Fairline. With the reaction from customers and our dealers to this new direction for Fairline, I can say with confidence that Fairline Yachts is very much on course to achieve that goal.”
Detailed layout plans and interior finishes are available to view at the exhibitions in Cannes and Southampton this month and Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in November.
For more information about Fairline Yachts, please visit: www.fairline.com