Fairline Yachts has announced a new addition to its Targa range — the new 40 that will launch next summer. Fairline says the Targa 40 follows the success of the Targa 38, which proved to be one of the brand’s most popular models when it launched in 2006. More than 300 units were built over the following decade.
Fairline’s designers chose a bold exterior design direction with a modern bluff-bow and a contemporary interior. The Targa 40 has an open cockpit design with a hardtop and electric canvas sunroof that can be retracted to open the main deck. She echoesthe lines and extensive glazing seen on the Fairline Phantom 65 and Squadron 68.
“The popularity of the Targa 38 cannot be disputed and this new 40 takes everything we loved about the 38 and elevates it for the 21st century,” says Fairline’s in-house lead concept designer, Christian Gott.
The Targa 40 has been designed to have maximum usable space and features a fold-down balcony to starboard. Twin sunbeds with floating backrests convert into sofa-style lounges. The integrated garage boasts room for a 7’6” (2.3 m) tender with electric outboard.
Guests seated in C-shaped seating/dining area to port can enjoy refreshments from the wet bar abaft the two individual helm seats. Moving to the foredeck, there are large sunpads. The addition of a forward-facing sofa at the bow gives guests unobstructed forward views.
With four berths in a two-cabin layout, the master stateroom is forward with 6’6” (1.98 m) of headroom and direct access to the en-suite that has a Jack-and-Jill door arrangement. In the amidships guest cabin, twin berths have nearly 5’ (1.5 m) of space above and they slide together create to a double.
Owners will have the choice of Volvo Penta D6-340s or D6-380s that Fairline expects to deliver top end speeds of 32kt and 36kt respectively.