September 17, 2012

Project: Fairline 48 Targa Open

Fairline return to the drawing board and present the 48 Targa Open, which is a further development and three feet extension of the 45 project presented earlier on this year.  This new 48 Targa Open fits more the bill of the current range sitting nicely between the 44 and 50, and sees also the return of a full beam midships located owners cabin.  Latest Fairline models as the Targa 58 and 50 all went for a different to the competition forward owners cabin.  Two choices for the lower deck will be available a standard two cabins, settee, and galley, or a third cabin with bunk berths replacing the medium sized L-shaped sofa. The 48 Targa Open sees also increase in windows and the side look of the upper structure has been updated with a more sports design again versus the project of the 45. The aft deck seems to offer a lot of space not only in the big sun pad, and C-shaped settee but a lot of moving room.  Something which I particularly like.  The 48 will also offer a high low bathing platform which with the garage accommodating up to a small Williams jet rib can actually carry two tenders. A Gran Turismo version with full Hard Top should also be offered, although the Open pictured above offers a similar concept with a removable soft top.  Engine will be a Volvo 435hp with IPS 600 pod choice only.  The 48 Targa Open looks a pretty have it all sport cruiser in my books though it is  a pity they did not offer ZF pods with some bigger horses for this model.