New Boat Models

Fairline Holds World Debut of Targa 40 at Düsseldorf

Targa 40

The Targa 40, seen here at boot Düsseldorf, is a major milestone in Fairline’s new model development program.

The UK builder is also displaying its new Squadron 58 at the show.

UK motorboat builder Fairline Yachts is holding the world premiere of its new Targa 40 model at boot Düsseldorf this week, along with the European debut of its Squadron 58. The company is currently recruiting 100 new workers to help cope with a growing order book.

Fairline said at its Düsseldorf press conference on the weekend that it has 64 orders for the two models, with the first available build slots in the second half of 2025.

We need to build more boats faster but of course maintain the quality. The new workers will help towards this,” Fairline’s head of marketing Miles Moorhouse told IBI.

The additional 100 staff will add to Fairline’s current workforce of around 450-500 people. A small number of apprentices were also taken on recently and the company plans to maintain this program.

The all-new Targa 40 includes a several new features, one being its beach club balcony. Embracing a bold exterior design direction and delivering a modern, yet sporty style, the Targa 40’s open cockpit offers a hardtop and electric canvas sunroof, opening the whole main deck.

Fairline’s sales director, James Powell, said: “We’re delighted to be here at boot Düsseldorf with two debuts – the Targa 40, a major milestone in our new model development program, and the Squadron 58. Both boats have been creatively designed to ensure a feeling of a much bigger boat with the running costs of something much smaller.”

Fairline Squadron 58

Fairline Squadron 58

The Squadron 58 has large hydraulically-powered balconies on both sides, and an innovative bathing platform which doubles in size. Teamed with the already large cockpit, the Squadron 58 has an aft, outdoor entertaining space, of over 30m². The yacht exemplifies Fairline’s latest cutting-edge design offering flexible modular seating in the cockpit complemented with a glass transom.

In terms of its dealer network, Moorhouse pointed out that there is a strong focus on the US and new appointments have been made recently in Malta and Finland. He also indicated that Fairline would be staying with Simpson Marine in Asia after the latter was acquired by Sanlorenzo.

Fairline builds yachts of up to 24m (80ft) in length.