Fairline Targa 48 OpenBy Alan Harper
Model: Fairline Targa 48 Open
Model Year: 2013
Boat Type: Cruiser
GENERATOR 11-kW Onan
Displacement: 28,650 lb. (dry)
Optional Power: none
Fuel Capacity: 357 gal.
Water Capacity: 116 gal.
Better Boat: Uncommon Results
One interesting aspect of Fairline’s efforts to streamline its production is a “common platform” approach to new models. This Targa 48 Open is offered alongside not just the new Targa 48 GT, with her enclosed hardtop and saloon doors, but also a new Squadron 48 flying bridge model. All three boats share the same hull design and engineering package, which means that layout options available on one model can be fairly easily transferred to another. So, for example, even though Fairline is pretty sure that the alternative three-cabin layout (above right) available on the GT and Squadron will generally not appeal to buyers of the Open, who will most likely opt for the two-cabin layout (above left), it is still offered on this model as an option.
In theory, the common platform means that you could even order a 48 Open and then change your mind after construction has started and request a 48 Squadron instead. But Fairline would really rather you didn’t.
NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Passerelle ($37,540)
genset, tropical air conditioner, and electric domestic-appliance package ($75,520)
anchoring upgrade package ($10,000)
Garmin GPSmap 8012 with 12-inch display ($13,120)
Williams 285 jetRIB ($44,360)
winch, rollers, and chocks for tender ($10,820)
bow thruster ($12,240)
hydraulic swim platform ($35,340)
satin walnut interior ($15,120)
teak cockpit sole ($9,840)
inner-spring mattress in master ($640)
hull color ($5,040).
This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.