A brand new model from British builder Fairline, the Targa 53GT is, in the main, a development of the Targa 48 (see also: Fairline 48 Open video). Naturally, the emphasis in the Gran Turismo format is more on comfort and living space, as boats.com reviewer Alex Smith explains in the first look video below.



Decorative stainless steel edges, leather inlays and granite surfaces all adorn the interior or the 53GT. To starboard, there is a concealed flat-screen TV located just inside the four-part sliding glass doors that so effectively link the interior and exterior spaces.

Seating throughout is well positioned and plentiful and works well with either the doors closed or open. On the lower deck, the availability of natural light is unusual for such an enclosed design and the level of craftsmanship continues in the galley and the accommodation.

See also: Fairline Targa 62GT review or Beneteau GT 49 Fly video.


The new Fairline Targa 53GT.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a journalist, copywriter and magazine editor with a long history in boating and a happy addiction to the water. He’s worked on boats, lived on boats, bought boats, sold boats and – when he’s not actually on board a boat – he can generally be found in his Folkestone office, tapping away at the computer and gazing out to sea.