Fairline launched the first version of their Targa 53 last year (see Fairline Targa 53GT video: first look), now they have introduced an 'Open version'. Take a look around the new boat with Alex Smith in this Fairline Targa Open video, filmed at the Southampton Boat show.




As the Mediterranean style 'Open' model, this boat is all about uninterrupted main deck entertainment space. To that end the patio doors are gone. What you do get is a companion seat to keep the helm company, a wet bar to port. You get a three man sunpad aft and you also get a tender garage capable of accommodating a Williams 325 Jet tender.

Part of what makes the main deck such a good party space is the fact that the galley is relegated below. You still get three cabins below; a twin to port, a scissor berth elevated double in the bow and a full bean master suite aft.

This open model makes a lot of sense for those who do their boating in Spain, Italy or France, but for those of us in colder climes, the GT version is still the one with more appeal. If you're after a flybridge model, hang around as that will be launched in January 2017


Take a 360 degree tour of the Fairline Targa 53 Open Galley by clicking on the following link: - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA


Fairline Targa 53 Open video

Alex Smith in the Fairline Targa 53 Open video.

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.