Fairline’s new debuts at 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fairline Yachts, will take its revival to another level during its 50th anniversary year as it showcases the new Targa 63 GTO, the first fully Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, hot on the heels of its worldwide debut at Cannes Yachting Festival in September and US debut at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis in October.
Targa 63 GTO
The Targa 63 GTO was announced in the summer of 2016 to great excitement from motor yacht enthusiasts across the globe, as the world waited for the first glimpse of the highly-coveted 63-footer. This is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts, aptly launched during Fairline’s ‘golden year’ with the brand celebrating 50 years of boat building.
Featuring the world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen, the Targa 63 GTO is set to take centre stage.
Visitors to the Fairline booth during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will not only be able to experience the brand new Targa 63 GTO, but also three other Fairline yachts, including the 2018 Squadron 65, the recently launched Squadron 53 and the stunning Targa 53 OPEN.
Russell Currie, Managing Director at Fairline Yachts, comments, “We are looking forward to showcasing the first fully Mancini-designed Fairline yacht, the Targa 63 GTO, at this year’s
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Our aim at Fairline Yachts has always been to create boats that customers want to own and dealers want to sell, and we are proud to have done just that with the Targa 63 GTO. We relish the opportunity to welcome customers both old and new to our booth this November.”
Other Fairline boats on show during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017:
Following a sumptuous interiors update and new factory fitted hardtop option, both launched at Cannes Yachting Festival last September, Fairline has further enhanced the popular Squadron 65. The newly-updated model will be making its US debut at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017.
Spectacular new windows which sweep elegantly across the Squadron 65’s hull are a styling cue from renowned superyacht designer Alberto Mancini. Enabling the interior of the lower deck to be bathed in natural light, this style of hull window has become a feature across other Fairline models including the 48-foot range, along with the eagerly anticipated Targa 63 GTO.
Luxurious furnishings and hand-worked cabinetry are hallmarks of the Squadron range and nowhere is it more elegantly expressed than in the latest Squadron 65, which features a new foredeck entertaining area offering uninterrupted sea views, spacious seating and sunbeds, teak dining table and sky canopy.
Launched during Fairline’s 50th anniversary year at Boot Dusseldorf in January 2017, Fairline’s new Squadron 53 was crafted with Alberto Mancini’s design expertise. The yacht, based on Fairline’s existing and well proven 53ft hull, features a new Mancini design from the deck upwards, showcasing the direction of Fairline’s future exterior styling.
Mancini’s design has resulted in a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m)-long cruiser. With foredeck seating, a cockpit sun bed and a large flybridge, there’s room to spare whether it’s a short cruise or an extended stay onboard.
Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control thanks to its striking swept flybridge, whilst exuding style and offering great entertaining spaces onboard. Fairline’s approach, from superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, makes the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.
Targa 53 OPEN
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show sees another US debut from Fairline Yachts. The Targa 53 OPEN express cruiser maximizes the feeling of freedom and fun on the water by providing uninterrupted entertaining space above decks and in the spacious two or three cabin layout, exceptionally 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 – D11-675 and D11-725 - offering a minimum fully loaded top speeds in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles at a cruising pace. There is also the ability to add stabilization, with the boat engineered to accept a Seakeeper NG5 gyroscopic stabilizer.
Fairline’s design and manufacturing teams will be on show to provide visitors with in-depth information about the company and its ranges going into the 2018 season.