Fairline Yachts announces line-up for Boot Düsseldorf 2018
The first Alberto Mancini-designed Fairline, the award-winning Targa 63 GTO, which launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017, will take centre stage at the show alongside Fairline’s Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 Open and Squadron 53. The Targa 63 GTO has been nominated for the European Powerboat of the Year Award 2018 in the over 45ft category, the winner of which is announced at the Flagship Gala event held on the opening evening of Boot Düsseldorf.
As well as the impressive boats on show, Boot Düsseldorf will also see the return of Fairline’s immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experience. Following the announcement of Fairline’s plans for its brand new Squadron 64, visitors to the Fairline stand in Düsseldorf will have the unique opportunity to explore the second Alberto Mancini-designed model before its launch at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018.
The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard has created an instantly recognisable sleek hull shape with effortless styling and large interior spaces that flow seamlessly. The Squadron 64 builds upon the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish feel of Targa 63 GTO. The luxurious social cruiser will add another dimension to Fairline’s established Squadron range, designed in line with the brand’s ethos that nothing should get in the way of the perfect getaway.
The Fairline models on show at Boot Düsseldorf 2018 include:
Targa 63 GTO
Launched in the summer of 2017, as Fairline was celebrating 50 years of Great British boat building, the Targa 63 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline Yachts. Winner of the Best Exterior Design award in the 50-80ft yachts category at the highly coveted World Yachts Trophies in September 2017, the Targa 63 GTO features 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.
Targa 48 GT
Combining the luxury of a spacious, sociable main deck with a well-appointed helm station with twin pilot seats, the Targa 48 GT enables you to share the thrill of discovery in comfort. Technologies come as standard, such as the electric, hard-top roof, coupled with panelled glazing. With one elegant sweep, the Targa 48 GT lets sunlight flood in, whilst its powerful IPS engines deliver an agile performance that responds to the thrill of the journey ahead – wherever it may take you.
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 2018 model features newly designed hull windows, courtesy of Alberto Mancini, which allows the upgraded interior to be bathed in natural light. The Targa 48 OPEN offers a range of high quality interior options, providing superior comfort and luxury for every guest that steps on-board. 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 swim platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its impressive twin Volvo IPS 600 or IPS 700s.
Launched at last year’s Boot Düsseldorf, the Squadron 53, crafted with Alberto Mancini’s design expertise, has proven to be extemely popular. 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 new exterior styling.
This expansive cruiser features 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 an overall sense of space. Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen, the Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control. From superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.
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 boats going into the 2018/2019 season.