January 13, 2010

New Model: Fairline 58 Targa GT

Fairline's new 58 Targa Gran Turismo was one of the most expected premieres to happen for the start of this year. Announced as a project the past Summer the new 58 Targa Gran Turismo takes a leap forward in this range from the British boat builder. In this new model Fairline shows design features that will make its own boats and those of its direct competitors look old. You have an expandable electric sunroof to the aft deck, option of a patio door which opens all bringing the interior saloon to the deck, lower deck reserved for the accommodation with galley living area up top, three cabins all with personal head for each, owners suite to fore but still being full beam, and an innovative tender launch retrieval system. As you can guess this new Fairline Targa model is full of surprises which while none of these are really world first, when put all together in a single boat they surely present an innovative package. The 58 Targa GT has also good performance numbers giving 31 knots max with the small Volvo 800hp, up to a top speed of 38 knots from the bigger MAN 1200hp optional. Ironically on some other aspects of the 58 Targa GT, Fairline has remained pretty traditional building a solid fiberglass hull, and unlike some other European builders decided to stay to the use of line shafts propulsion and not jump on the IPS band wagon.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.80 m (58.5ft) inc gunwale
Hull Length - 17.7 m
Beam - 5.04 m
Draft - 1.10 m unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 650 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, + 1 crew
Engines - 2 x Volvo D12-800 EVC 775hp, D13-900 EVC 900hp, MAN V8 1200hp
Propulsion - line shafts in tunnel drives
Speeds - 38 knots max with MAN 1200hp
Hull Shape - vee with 17 degrees dead rise aft
Design - Bernard Olsenski, Fairline
Construction - hand laid isophtalic gel coat and resin with powder mat, polyurethane core deck

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