Fairline’s New Targa

The British builder launches its Targa 43 Open.

September 28, 2018
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The Fairline Targa 43 Open is the builder’s entry level into its Targa series. Fairline Yachts

Fairline recently debuted its Targa 43 Open, the builder’s new entry level yacht into the Targa series, which also includes 48-, 53- and 63-foot models.

The 43 Open, penned by designer Alberto Mancini, has a low profile and aggressively raked hardtop, giving the yacht a sporty aesthetic. Backing up that look is twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels, reportedly giving the yacht a 32-knot top hop.

Fairline’s 43 Open has a deep-V hull form, supported by a resin-infused fiberglass hull, deck liner, longitudinal and transversal stringers.


Her layout has two staterooms and two heads. There is a forepeak master with a double berth and en suite head. The master can also be set up with a scissor berth, if an owner wants to swap out the amidships guest space as the master. The standard guest stateroom is amidships with two single berths set athwartships.

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A Williams 280 MiniJet tender (top) fits in the Targa 43 Open’s transom garage. The hardtop is equipped with a sunroof. Fairline

There is a galley-down to port placed between the two staterooms, and has a two-burner cooktop, microwave/convection oven, sink and fridge/freezer. Across is an L-shaped settee with dining table.

Her main deck has the helm station forward and to starboard with two seats. Across is an L-shape seat for guests with a table. Abaft is L-shaped seating to port and another seat across. The main deck is protected by a hardtop with a sunroof.

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Fairline reports a 32-knot top-end for the Targa 43 Open. Fairline

For full-time sun worshippers, there is a sun pad over the transom garage, and a second sun pad on the foredeck. The transom garage accommodates a William 280 MiniJet for jaunts ashore.

Look for the Fairline Targa 43 Open at fall boats shows.

Quick Specs:
LOA: 45’7”
Beam: 14’2”
Draft: 3’10”
Power: 2/ 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600 diesels
Fuel Cap.: 343 gal.
Water Cap.: 105 gal.

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