Hot on the heels of the award-winning Targa 63 GTO and the all-new Targa 43 Open (due to arrive in the spring of 2018), exciting news has emerged from Fairline Yachts regarding plans for the development of a new 33-foot express cruiser.
Known as the F Series, this compact new day boat will be ten feet smaller than anything currently available on the Fairline fleet – and on the evidence of the early renderings released by Fairline, it already possesses many of the hallmarks of the company’s flourishing collaboration with designer, Alberto Mancini. Recently crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the World Yachts Trophies, his latest design appears to ramp up the regular day boat concept with long, superyacht-inspired windows and dramatic, angular, automotive-style mouldings. In fact, so appealing is the new concept that, according to Fairline, it has already received more than a dozen orders from its global dealer network.
It is anticipated that, in its most basic format, this new entry-level model will feature a single sterndrive engine from Volvo Penta. However, there will also be an option to upgrade to twin diesels; and for those who seek true high-performance boating, a twin V8 petrol rig will also be available. But whichever configuration you favour, the idea behind the new boat, according to Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, is to reintroduce a new group of boaters to the kinds of high-class, sub-40-foot day boat that helped forge the brand’s reputation…
Mr Pope said: “Inspired by our long heritage in designing and building sub-40-foot yachts, we are pleased to make public our first, exciting, compact day boat, which will further broaden the appeal of the Fairline brand. This stylish day boat embraces outdoor living and will feature an expansive foredeck sunbathing area, open-plan forward cabin and innovative fold-down transom. The wraparound windows will offer a light and airy feel and handcrafted details will add luxury. The design clearly draws on Fairline’s core DNA but with a very modern twist and, of course, offers the robust seakeeping we are known for.”
The new 33 will be the first of Fairline’s new ‘F-Line’ series and, if all goes to plan, it will make its debut in early 2019, with prices expected to start from around £250,000. In the mean time, you can keep up to date with progress at Fairline.