July 22, 2021

Out-News = Fairline Sport Cruiser Sinking in Poole

A Fairline Targa sport cruiser named Hayley with a couple onboard was recued in Poole, Sandbanks in the South of England while it started to take on water and sinking on the 21st July.  The circumstances of the accident are yet unknown, but rumours are calling for a stern drive failure.  The couple where rescued by the British RNLI coast guard, who after recusing the two persons and taking them to safety at the nearby Parkstone Yacht Club, cleared the sport cruiser from eventual pollution.  This same Fairline Targa apparently also hit the Weymouth Town Bridge in 2020 with a video showing the accident going viral on social media.
The Targa 40 is a popular sport cruiser model from Fairline produced from 2000 till 2007 in 299 units, making it the second most sold Targa model.  Designed as all Fairline's from the mid eighties till 2012 by Bernard Olesinski she was at the time of lunch one of the few sport cruisers to have a tender garage layout in a twelve meter size. The Targa 40 offered an interior with two double cabins, and convertible dinette and galley.  The Targa 40 was first released with twin Volvo 260hp year 2000, with engines which eventually became bigger as Volvo offered more powerful diesel stern drives.  Largest engine choice was for late 2006 and 07 models offered with twin 370hp taking speeds just over forty knots.  The Targa 40 was based on the hull of the 1993 launched Targa 38/39, and was replaced with the 2006 launched Targa 38 which also used the same hull.

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