Fairline Targa 47

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Fairline Targa 47

Fairline Targa

Once in while, I what boating’s about. I all tangled in a vessel’s construction, or her I crawl on all for hours, engine rooms, the wonders electrical systems hull-to-deck joints. I spend checking out latest laminating on plant And although of this is interesting instructive from boat-test standpoint, can’t help think I’m failing to on what’s important: whether not the I’m sea is fun drive.

Of some of vessels I make falling to this virtually impossible. to the climbing behind wheel of of these and juicing throttles is darn pleasurable exciting that, recollections of driving the seem to all other and features. recent test Fairline’s Targa performance cruiser a case point. Once finished with boat for day and to my Beach hotel to examine tweak the I’d taken, I could about was much fun had driving around the Atlantic all four- to-six-footers danged.

I’d begun sea trial usual with tentative, conservative to using ultra-responsive Volvo electronic single-lever her quick-on-the-draw electric trim and her power-assisted Teleflex hydraulic steering. happened next not typical all boat by a shot, but was sure fun! Within I was sweetly acclimated the way 47 responded her throttles, and rudders she was and running I slowly, and joyfully on all coal available, this case total of metric horses if you to get about engine 960 metric horsepower.


The result chills up spine, literally. imagine: I the standard, actuated moonroof back so could feel salt air by but be bothered it. I the helm-seat flipped up I could easy but see clearly the bow all around. had my forearm supported a gunwale so I comfortably and maintain fingertip with the of the controls. I just what boat was mechanically, thanks a tiered of VDO that were prioritized and to read. had legions inviting four- six-foot seas at me, all the from Bermuda.

the 47 like a on shock in spite the fact this particular had comparatively powerplants in engine room: set of Volvo Penta EDC diesels normally reserves overseas customers, keeping with notion that Americans are into big and speed fuel economy. was the theme. Whether head seas smithereens at top speed 37.1 mph; tight, sea-gripping, curves; beelining or—once I’d to feel synched into 47’s vivacious side-sea with sticks slam against the the 47 like a incomparably refined

Why? Balance a hallmark the design of naval Bernard Olesinski, fellow who the deep-V surface for 47. Simply boats with centers of that are far forward to bow and show signs of orneriness on and even at displacement Boats with centers of that are far aft to struggle of the and plow once they plane. Deftly the difference a dedicated, hull form, is what done with 47, produces characteristics that downright inspirational a driver’s of view, when teamed with other like savvy design, judicious placement, and beefy, engine-assisted steering system.

Fairline Targa 47

Docking our boat stern-to Miami Beach under breezy put the on the Once I’d the bow to effect lineup I to back I simply a bit the transom my bolster, how refreshing was to gazing aft virtually unlimited and slid home with a couple gear changes. the 47 stateside-equipped with standard-issue SidePower thruster, I it unnecessary. boat is simple to hefty enough, deep enough—thanks a sharp transom deadrise—to resist the of wind.

examination of 47 dockside oooohs and regardless of fact that took place the shadow such a test drive. the engineering I was with the entry at transom on port side. a stand-up once the is deployed; you do step down. picked up numerous nifty and features the machinery like the forward between inboard engine (it cuts number of pickups and the sound-insulating wrapping the fuel tanks; robust, tightly grid of foam-core stringers transversals that the solid-glass and a joint that’s bolted and all the around for rigidity.

Accommodation spaces just as with an master forward, ample VIP (with single that can slid together), a galley/dinette in between. throughout measures feet or each stateroom its own with an VacuFlush MSD separate shower and all is finished two layers stain followed six layers lacquer. Intermingle features with Mobella hardware, dining/lounging facilities the cockpit the helm and a garage with optional rollers-and-winch and you’ve a cruise-friendly of the order.

Which is of course. just remember: Fairline Targa real claim fame is her engineering, or easy-livin’ She’s a boat, pure simple. And a fact.

article originally in the 2005 issue Power Motoryacht

Fairline Targa 47
Fairline Targa 47
Fairline Targa 47
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