Fairline to Debut Targa 43 Open

The British builder will launch its 43 Targa Open at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

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The Fairline Targa 43 open was designed by Alberto Mancini. Fairline Yachts

Fairline will debut its Targa 43 Open at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

The yacht, penned by designer Alberto Mancini, is the entry vessel into the builder’s Targa range, which also includes 48-, 53- and 63-foot models.

Powered with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels, the 43 Open is expected to make 34 knots. To ensure comfort underway, Fairline is building the Targa 43 Open with a deep-V hull form supported by resin-infused fiberglass, creating a relatively lightweight, yet sturdy structure.


Sun worshippers will appreciate the yacht’s cockpit sun pad set over the transom garage and flanked by teak steps for easy water access. (There’s a second sun pad on the foredeck.) Cockpit U-shaped seating to port has a table for lunch under the hardtop. If you want some sun here, the hardtop’s roof is retractable. Additional seating is just forward, and across to starboard is the helm with twin seats, single-lever controls, Garmin electronics and 7-inch Volvo Penta display

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A hardtop with retractable roof lets the sun in when desired. Fairline Yachts

For light meal-prep, the 43 Open’s galley-down to port is equipped with a two-burner cooktop, microwave and fridge/freezer. Across is an L-shaped dinette with table.

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The yachts will be powered with twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600s. The builder predicts 34-knot performance. Fairline Yachts

The yacht has a two-stateroom, two-head layout. One option places the master stateroom with en suite head amidships. In this configuration, the berth is set athwartships. The forepeak VIP can be set up with a double berth or scissor berth. A second option place the master with en suite forward and two single berths in the guest stateroom amidships.

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Accommodations layout with master stateroom amidships (top); accommodations layout with master stateroom forward (above). Fairline Yachts

The Fairline Targa 43 Open can be seen at Cannes Yachting Festival from September 11-16.

Quick Specs:
LOA: 45’7”
Beam: 14’2”
Draft: 3’10” (unloaded)
Fuel Cap.: 286 gal.
Water Cap.: 88 gal.
Power: 2/ 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels
Top speed: 34 knots (est.)

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