September 20, 2017

New Model: Fairline 63 Targa GTO

Fairline's renaissance is fully under way and the British boat builder kept its important promise of unveiling the new 63 Targa GTO in the fall of 2017.  A race against the clock for hull one to launch only two weeks before the important Cannes show.  It is high momentum for the British boat builder which follows the launch of the 53 Squadron in January, and also the full start of the Alberto Mancini era.  The 63 Targa GTO is from top to bottom the first Fairline fully designed by Mancini, with two project models already following, showing a positive outlook to the Italian designer work. Customers should also rejoice at the customisation the 63 Targa GTO brings; five different options for the lower deck, same number for the main deck, and two cockpit aft deck choices.  Something seen in the 53 series, but its good to see Fairline persevering in this direction.  Basically unheard solutions in these dimensions by the large European builders, of which Fairline was an important member not so long ago.  Considering the customisation on offer for the new models; 63 Targa and the 53 series of Targa and Squadron I am not sure if Fairline wants to be part of that club.  Which is not a bad thing when thinking that when you build this way speculation building is out of the window and production times are slowed by not a small margin when it comes to the fitting of the yachts.  That means Fairline is building each boat for customers and the way they intend to use it, which if you are a buyer is good news for you.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.96 m (65.4ft) incl pulpit
LOA exl pulpit - 19.8 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.47 m incl props
Displacement - 34000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 4680 l
Water Capacity - 1080 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one or two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp, Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max with Cats 1150hp, 32 knots max with Man 1200hp (estimated)
Hull Shape - Vee shaped planning hull
Project - Alberto Mancini interior and exterior lines, Vripack Naval arhitecture
Construction - resin infused cored hull with isophtalic resin and powder-bound glass mat