Fairline to debut Targa 40 at Boot 2024
Anticipation is growing for the all-new Targa 40, which will be the second new Fairline to feature a drop-down side.
The Targa 40 is expected to reach 36 knots
Fairline is scheduled to stage the world premiere of its all-new Targa 40 at Boot Dusseldorf from January 20-28, 2024. The Targa 40 will feature a drop-down bulwark on the starboard side and will follow the Squadron 58, which features drop-down bulwarks on either side of the aft cockpit and will premiere at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show (September 15-24).
The British builder recently released new images and details of the Targa 40, which will be the new entry model for the Targa line of cruisers, which also includes the 45 Open, 45 GT, 50 Open, 50 GT and 65 GT.
The drop-down bulwark to starboard
Targa 40 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. The Oundle builder hopes the new 39-footer 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 in-house lead concept designer, said: “The popularity of the Targa 38 can’t be disputed and this brand-new 40 takes everything we loved about the 38 and elevates it for the 21st century. These new images showcase just what a ‘wow’ factor the Targa 40 has and we can’t wait for Fairline fans to see it in person in January.”
Aft view of the cockpit
The Targa 40’s bold exterior design includes a modern bluff-bow hull and features an open cockpit with a hardtop and electric canvas sunroof that can retract to fully expose the main deck to the elements.
Aft, the integrated garage has room for a 2.7m tender with electric outboard. The two aft-facing double sunbeds with floating backrests can convert into sofas, the eye-catching new feature is a power-down beach club balcony to starboard. The port sunbed is part of a C-shaped seating and dining area opposite a wet bar.
Companion seating and helm station
The forward area benefits from extensive glazing, which provides natural light and expansive views. To port is companion seating that can double as a daybed, while to starboard are twin helm seats that are part of a “beautifully proportioned and ergonomically designed helm console”, a new example of Fairline’s wider focus on technology.
The latest Garmin touchscreen multi-function displays enhance the customer experience with a simplified and intuitive user interface allowing integrated control of all essential systems.
The lower lounge and galley
The foredeck is accessed by two side decks and is dominated by expansive sunbeds, while the addition of a forward-facing sofa at the bow enables guests to enjoy the views while cruising.
Below deck includes a C-shaped lounge opposite a galley, TV and the shared bathroom, which also has direct access from the owner’s suite in the bow and features 6ft 6in of headroom. The midships guest cabin has twin beds that slide together to form a double.
The forward master suite has 6ft 6in of headroom
James Powell, Fairline’s Sales Director, said: “The Targa 40 is a major milestone in our new model development programme and follows the Squadron 58. 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.”