Due to launch in the spring of 2018, the “all-new” Targa 43 Open is the latest boat designed from scratch for Fairline by celebrated superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini. According to Fairline, the successful partnership between the Italian designer and the British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, has created an instantly recognisable hull shape whose sleekness showcases the future direction for the brand.

Fairline Targa 43 Open artist impression

The new Targa 43 Open will continue Fairline's collaboration with Italian designer, Alberto Mancini.

Fairline’s new Targa 43 Open, of which 10 models were reportedly sold on the first day of the 2017 London Boat Show, is designed to offer the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and stylish feel as the Targa 63 GTO. It will feature either twin Volvo Penta IPS 500s or IPS 600s for a minimum top end (fully loaded) of around 34 knots.

Head of Design at Fairline Yachts, Andrew Pope, said: “The Targa 43 was a phenomenally popular boat when originally launched in the late 1990s and we are confident this all-new model for the 21st century will be a worthy successor. The two-cabin cruiser will feature an exciting new shape, a light and airy feel and luxurious handcrafted details, while retaining Fairline’s core design DNA and, of course, the robust seakeeping we are known for. We can’t wait for you to meet her in Spring 2018.”

Prices for this luxury sports cruiser are expected to start from £450,000. See Fairline for more. Also check our our reviews on the Fairline Targa 53 Open and Fairline Targa 53GT.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.