September 18, 2022

Fairline Saved from Sinking in Poole Harbour

A nine meter Fairline sport cruiser with six persons and three dogs onboard was saved from sinking on the Swash channel at around 1330 hours of Sunday 18 September.  The British sport cruiser reportedly hit the Training Bank a ridge of rocky reefs which runs parallel with the Swash Channel on the entrance to Poole Harbor.  Immediate the assistance of the RNLI Pool Lifeboat which after disembarking four persons and the dogs assisted the sport cruiser, first by putting a man onboard to reduce the water ingress and later by following the boat to Salterns Marina, who prepared with a hoist lifted the Fairline to safety and out of the water immediately.
The Fairline sport cruiser in this accident is a Targa 28 produced from 1994 to 1996 and then with the addition of an extended bathing platform as Targa 29 up to 1999.  Designed by Bernard Olesinski the Targa 28/29 offered a two plus two interior cabin layout, and is powered by twin Volvo gas 205hp or 130 to 150hp diesel engines with stern drive propulsion.  The Targa 28/29 was replaced by the Targa 30 which used the same hull with a completely redesigned super structure.

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