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I was there for the World Launch of the Fairline Targa 53 GTO


Fairline’s new Targa 53 OPEN revealed at Southampton Boat Show

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A new model in the popular 53ft range from luxury British boat manufacturer Fairline Yachts opens up a host of new possibilities for owners who love to entertain. This latest addition is the Targa 53 OPEN, which made its debut at the Southampton Boat Show on 16 September 2016, and James from Luxury News Online was there.

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsHaving flown out to Italy with Fairline to sea trial the Targa 53GT, I was familiar with the model, and the new design and flare which Italian yacht designer, Alberto Mancini has bought to the brand.


Alberto Mancini

These new sport boats look as though they are going fast, without even moving, and with the addition of the ‘OPEN’ model this really does bring a whole new concept to just cruising around at your own leisure with out a care in the world.

‘You really can just lounge around all day here on those dreamy Riviera days without a care in the world.’

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsJumping on board, the biggest difference was the large sun deck and huge expanse of space which the OPEN affords you.

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsfairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsfairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsBy its very nature, the whole deck is open right through to the helm, which is just magic! You really can just lounge around all day here on those dreamy Riviera days without a care in the world. It provides such a sociable space for entertaining as it has an outdoor galley area, which then leads in to the lounge space, with every luxury you can think of.

Available for the 2017 Model Year, the new Targa 53 OPEN express cruiser maximises the feeling of freedom and fun on the water by providing uninterrupted entertaining space above decks and comfortable accommodation below.

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsfairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsfairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsThis sleek and stylish cruiser is emphasised by an eye-catching, tapered hull glazing that accentuates the dynamic character of this sporty new Targa model.

Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, says, “Owners tell us that entertaining is one of the most important reasons for buying a sports cruiser and the Targa 53 OPEN provides a sense of style, space and comfort like no other. This new model opens up a host of possibilities thanks to its unrivalled comfort, space and flexibility. All our 53ft models have a common platform approach, offering complete flexibility of layout and options to suit each individual customer, which is at the heart of Fairline’s design philosophy.”

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsThe sophisticated design maximises natural light and brings added brightness to the spacious master cabin, galley and saloon below. Owners are able to choose between a two or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements.

fairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsfairline_luxury_news_james_phillipsThe cockpit boasts an oversize sunpad above the tender garage, generous ‘U’ shaped cockpit seating with a wet bar opposite and spacious companion seating across from
the helm – the perfect arrangement for maximising enjoyment on board. The Targa 53 OPEN offers a choice of three shaft driven engine options. Two from Volvo and one from Caterpillar, offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of 300 nautical miles. There is also the option to add stabilisation, with a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser, ensuring the highest level of comfort on board.

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