June 20, 2024

New Model: Fairline Targa 40

Fairline finally return to its bread and butter size with this new second generation Targa 40.  It would be interesting to know why Fairline took eight years to return in this size segment, which has been its biggest success since when Sam Newington managed to make his brand a household name.  For making up to the long wait Fairline decided to be bold, and so the Targa 40 comes with the interesting option of a drop down bulk head serving the aft cockpit deck to starboard, something a bit unedited on a eleven meter cabin focused sport cruiser which gives as much space inside as it does outside.  Fair to say drop down bulkheads are not new in 2024, Italian yard CNM presented them on its 50 Mediterraneo model back in 2008, and in the last decade all the new generation of sporty more day then overnight cruisers which have replaced the classic cabin sport cruiser in the core sun focused markets have them, they are though a new thing for a boat of this exact type and size even in 2024.  Thanks to the optional drop down starboard side bulk head the Targa 40 fills two shoes which other similar hard-top sport cruisers do not, that of extending its cockpit space and that of having a beach club in just eleven meters.  The Targa 40 impresses in other areas beside the drop-down balcony as well, the garage space under the port-side sun-pad which can accommodate a tender up to 2.3 meters is unthinkable when one looks at it from outside for example.  Other nice features are the flash single level cockpit deck, and the exterior mini-galley with wet-bar, and a lower deck accommodation a cabin sport cruiser of twelve meters offers; two cabins with four berths, plus a convertible C-shaped dinette with galley opposite.  Is the Fairline Targa 40 perfect?  She is nearly there, although twenty centimeters more to the bathing platform would have got her closer to full marks.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.99 m (39.3ft) includes pulpit
Beam - 3.97 m
Draft - 1.13 m includes drives and propellers
Displacement - 11.5 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 950 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Max Persons - twelve
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus convertible two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 340hp, D6 380hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPI duo-prop stern drives
Speed - 32 knots max with 340hp, 35 knots with 380hp
Project - Fairline design team, JandJ naval architecture
Certification - CE B

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