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 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.