Fairline to launch Targa 40 in 2023


The British builder’s new entry-level model for its sporty Targa series succeeds the popular 38, with new innovations including a drop-down side.


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Fairline is scheduled to launch the Targa 40 in 2023


Fairline has announced that it will launch its new Targa 40 in the summer of 2023, offering a smaller alternative to the current 45 GT and 45 Open. The British builder hopes the Targa 40 will follow the success of the Targa 38, which proved to be one of the brand’s most popular models following its launch in 2006, with more than 300 built over the following decade.

Christian Gott, Fairline’s lead concept designer, said: “The popularity of the Targa 38 cannot be disputed and this brand-new 40 takes everything we loved about the 38 and elevates it.” 

The Targa 40 features a bold exterior design, with a modern bluff-bow hull and an open cockpit design with a hardtop and electric canvas sunroof, opening the whole main deck. Echoing the lines and extensive glazing on the Phantom 65 and new Squadron 68, the Targa 40 floods the interior with light and uninterrupted views.


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The drop-down bulwark to starboard


Features include a fold-down beach club balcony to starboard, while twin sunbeds with floating backrests convert into sofas for guests to enjoy day or night. The integrated aft garage to port has room for a 2.3m tender with electric outboard.

Social areas include a large C-shaped seating and dining area plus companion seating to port, while a wet bar is nestled behind the two helm seats, where a “beautifully proportioned and ergonomically designed helm console is part of a wider focus on technology at Fairline”.


The latest Garmin touch screen display enhances the customer experience with a simplified and intuitive user interface allowing integrated control of all essential systems. Moving to the foredeck, the expansive sunbeds dominate, and the addition of a forward-facing sofa at the bow enables guests to enjoy the views whilst cruising.


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The Fairline Targa 40 will reach up to 36 knots


The lower deck features a master suite in the bow with 1.98m headroom and direct access to the en-suite which features a jack-and-jill door arrangement. The guest cabin midships has twin berths athwartships that can convert to a double, while forward is a galley to port and a C-shaped sofa to starboard.

James Powell, Fairline’s Sales Director, said: “The Targa 40 announcement comes at an exciting time for Fairline and marks a major milestone in our new model development programme. We’re continually improving and adding to our model range, and this new Targa 40 will offer many boaters their first step into our renowned Targa range.”

Owners will have the choice of either twin Volvo Penta D6-340s or D6-380s, which Fairline expects to deliver top end speeds of 32 knots and 36 knots respectively.