July 15, 2013

New Model: Fairline 48 Targa Open

A real nice new model from Fairline this is in small words the new 48 Targa Open.  This new model shows a couple of stints from Fairline, the first is the use of the word Open in the word designation which is something I think we will see more in future large Targa models without a patio door dividing the saloon from the aft deck.  The second is the return of the Volvo IPS pods on a Fairline model.  Fairline had the 44 Targa GT launched to high acclaim in 2007 with Volvo pod drives, only to be made a stern drive boat in the fall of 2009 up until the end of production in 2012.  The 48 Targa Open features a spacious main deck with a traditional layout of an aft sun pad able to accommodate a jet tender just short of three meters, a large C-shaped settee, an L-shaped lounger to port, and a helm station to starboard.  The 48 Targa definitely feels Open, when one for example opens all the electric canvas roof.  Down below the 48 Targa Open comes standard with a two cabins layout; having a full beam owners cabin amidships, and a VIP suite to fore which can become two single berths thanks to its scissor movement.  In between the cabins is a galley to port and an L-shaped saloon to starboard.  In case one opts for the three cabins version the saloon settee is replaced for a double bunk berths cabin.  Power is twin Volvo 435hp with IPS600 forward looking pod drives.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.38 m (50.5ft)
LOA - 14.73 m ex bathing platform
Hull Length - 14.35 m
Beam - 4.33 m
Displacement - 12.7 t
Fuel Capacity - 1350 l
Water Capacity - 440 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, or 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Construction - longitude and transverse moulded stringers, Polyurethane foam core for deck
Project - Fairline Design Team