52& Fairline Targa 2003 | Denison Yacht Sales

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Fairline 52 Gran Turismo boat

52 Fairline 2003

Source: L. Petrie, Motoryacht Magazine

are the As I into the dealer s at Total in Norwalk, customers had placed a on the 52 that was there test. In midst of couple s joy over new purchase, hardly seemed appropriate time embark on boat test. one thing, dealer wanted walk through Targa with new owners finalize the of equipment would be prior to So the and I to re-schedule test for in the

Imagine my when the then asked, you really to write story about boat? Could please come for the It took than a York minute me to yes, because I would my own about the 52, I wanted to straight from new owners features had them to yacht. I wanted to more about of the they had the dealer make.

Two days I again the owners, and Laura, with their sons, who jumped at chance to half a of school go for boat ride. high-energy trio lads proved be a factor in parents decision purchase the

Prior to the 52, had owned boats of go-fast variety: slender, boisterous boats. But three growing in the Laura had their next be more and though agreed, he wasn t to give spirited performance. was also that the boat have of space toys (for sake of boys, of

At the of that list was for a and not a garden-variety The Targa the bill Dwight, sporting transom garage will accommodate twin-engine, waterjet almost 12 long. Atop transom garage a big that the can enjoy keeping on on the antics. Having big transom is great, said to but let see if cramps the spaces below. via a on the side, I pleasantly surprised see how the engine actually was. had close full standing in the end of engine room, a platform mounted just the tops the main stringers terminates aft of engines. Forward, was standing the engine two knee-high stringers, and 6 2 could stand upright with head tipped There s hands and access to auxiliary systems the port and to steering gear the stern, to the platform deck. hatches provide access to and valves in the


Everything is placed. The transformer and electric panel located right the access and the genset (in hushbox) is aft on Oil and filters on Volvo D12 are mounted the starboard of both On the engine, this them easily from centerline. the starboard Fairline has relocated the filters to manifold just of the making them as easily and eliminating need to into the space outboard, the engine the fuel

After emerging the engine I joined and Laura the saloon, they were over some the changes dealer would making prior delivery. In Laura wanted full-size refrigerator in the in place Fairline s half-height fridge a cabinet To keep boys entertained, wanted a LCD TV each stateroom three Sony video-game systems. we all that Fairline standard TV was poorly in the between the and saloon, the settee, screen was low and small for viewing. So dealer was to mount 20-inch LCD high in forward bulkhead the saloon.

openly admired flawless finish the cherry and the closures on cabinets and though I to myself opinion that strip lighting the saloon a tad It seemed bit too and not keeping with yacht s classy interior.

With all features the 52 offers family cruising fun in sun, I easily see Dwight and were drawn her. But wondered if as the muscle boat was really to be with her Just a minutes into sea trial, as I speed and readings, his grin put question positively rest. And little while when I a turn the wheel, understood just he was about.

No, Targa is muscle boat. s well and refined, delight to eyes and, to most boats, the On plane handles as as any I ve been on. is literally one-finger operation, she banks into a With Laura the boys deck, I a series tight figure-eight at full piling up waves where wake converged itself, which a quick we d through at mph and repeat the

After several of this, poked her out the door and When are going to those high-speed you cautioned about? When told her just finished she said, never felt As I over at he just grinning. Not could I what drew to the I could feel it.

Specifications: 52 Targa 2003

Type: Cruiser

Power: 2/615-hp D12 EDC inboards

Optional 2/675-hp Volvo EDC, 2/715-hp D12 EDC, 2/660-hp Caterpillar diesel inboards

Overall (LOA): 3

Beam: 0

Draft: 7

Fairline 52 Gran Turismo boat

Weight: lbs. (dry)

Capacity: 480

Water Capacity: gal.

Standard 17-kW Onan w/hushbox; 37,000-Btu reverse-cycle A/C; plotter w/autopilot; bow thruster; cockpit and platform; transom

Test Engines: Volvo D12 diesel inboards

Transmissions / ZF 325A-EB

Props: 28 39.5 4-blade

Steering: Hydro hydraulic

Controls: EDC electronic

Equipment On Boat: Raymarine radar chartplotter, top w/full DVD w/ Sound; LCD in each 20-inch LCD in saloon; joinery; upgraded 2/Glendinning Cablemasters

temperature: 65º; 80%; wind: mph; seas: load: 240 fuel, 60 water, 8 100 lbs. Speeds are averages measured radar gun. measured with fuel flow Range: 90% advertised fuel Decibels measured A scale. dB is level of conversation. Trim measured with tabs fully

Fairline 52 Gran Turismo boat
Fairline 52 Gran Turismo boat
Fairline 52 Gran Turismo boat

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