Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, announces the launch of a limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative book at London Boat Show 2017 alongside an immersive virtual reality experience bringing to life its highly anticipated Targa 63GTO. Furthermore, Fairline’s ever-popular models including the Targa 48 OPEN, Squadron 48 and the recently launched Targa 53 OPEN, will also be on show.
The summer of 2017 will mark 50 years of Fairline, and this is set to be celebrated by the launch of a beautiful, hard-back commemorative book in the brand’s honor. The book will include anecdotes from notable Fairline owners, key Fairline personnel, heritage images of some of the first Fairlines ever made, key moments in the brand’s history and will tell the story of Fairline’s first 50 years.
The book launch marks the start of a year of ‘Golden Moments’ for the British boatbuilder, where customers and dealers will be given exclusive opportunities to create and celebrate a whole year of new Golden Moments throughout 2017, culminating in the second volume of the commemorative book due to be launched at the end of the year.
The 2017 London Boat Show will also see the premiere of a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, available on the Fairline stand. The first fully Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, the Targa 63 GTO, is not set to be unveiled until Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, but the VR experience will allow visitors to the Fairline stand to explore the beautifully designed yacht both inside and out, and to experience the new age of Fairline Yachts.
The Fairline boats on show at London Boat Show 2017:
Targa 53 OPEN
Available for the 2017 Model Year, the new Targa 53 OPEN express cruiser maximizes the feeling of freedom and fun on the water by providing uninterrupted entertaining space above decks and comfortable accommodation below.
This sleek and stylish cruiser is emphasized by an eye-catching, tapered hull glazing that accentuates the dynamic character of this sporty Targa model.
The Targa 53 OPEN offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo, offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles at a cruising pace. There is also the option to add stabilisation, with the boat engineered to accept a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser, ensuring the highest level of comfort on board.
Targa 48 OPEN
The Targa 48 OPEN is one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water. A beautifully appointed two or three cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for a jet tender and the option of a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control – keep your eyes peeled as 2017 sees the introduction of the Volvo IPS700.
Powered by Volvo Penta IPS, the Squadron 48 boasts the very highest levels of quality and performance, combined with the latest technologies. She has exceptional engineering and superb sea-keeping, with innovative, elegant finishes throughout. The Squadron 48 also features an optional submersible bathing platform which can accommodate a jet tender, BBQ package for those long summer adventures, and has the additional option of a crew cabin.
Fairline’s international network of dealers will be represented on the Fairline stand, together with key personnel from Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2017 season. Fairline is hosting a press event at 11:30am on 6th January on the Fairline stand.