British yacht builder Fairline says it will have the global debut of its Targa 40 and the European debut of its Squadron 58 at Boot Düsseldorf in January.
The Fairline Targa 40 creates a new entry point for the builder’s Targa series, which also includes 45- and 50-foot models. Fairline says the Targa 40 takes design cues from its predecessor, the Targa 38, with a modern feel and multifunction livability. The family-size express cruiser is notable for its flowing profile, enhanced by hull-side glass, which visually lowers the exterior look. The Targa 40’s sheerline seemingly streaks aft, indicating the yacht’s potential mid-30-knot performance. The beam expands admiships helping optimize interior volume and the two-stateroom layout, before tapering aft and resolving at the SUV-like cockpit arrangement.
To that end, the Targa 40’s cockpit has a foldout deck to starboard, increasing usable deck real estate. A sun pad here can be adjusted several ways to create seating facing aft as well as towards the foldout deck. C-shape seating to port wraps around a table for alfresco meals. Like the other seating spaces, the backrests can be adjusted to create aft-facing seating to keep an eye on swimmers or just take in a sunset with friends. To port, there is also a garage with tender stowage.
The bridge deck’s two-seat helm station with Garmin displays is to starboard and there is guest seating to port. A hardtop with retractable canvas can open the main deck to the sun and breeze when desired.
Belowdecks, the Targa 40 has an owners’ stateroom forward with access to the single head with shower, taking full advantage of the yacht’s 13-foot beam. Abaft the owners’ space is a guest stateroom with twin berths for kids or guests. There is also a U-shaped dinette to starboard and a galley with two-burner electric cooktop, sink and more. All of the spaces belowdecks have water views out the hull-side windows.
Power for the Fairline Targa 40 is either twin 340 hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels or twin 380 hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels paired to sterndrives. Projected top hop is 32 knots and 36 knots, respectively.
The Fairline Squadron 58 fits into the middle of the builer’s flybridge series, which also includes the Squadron 50 and Squadron 68.
Like the Targa 40, the Squadron 58 is aimed at maximizing available real estate and increasing it where it can.
For instance, the Squadron 58 has hydraulic foldout decks to port and starboard. This setup lets owners place two stools into the port side deck, and with the window down it creates an inside-outside bar area connecting it to the aft galley. To starboard, the balcony creates a seating area for morning coffee with a book. The cockpit has U-shaped seating on centerline with views aft through the glass balustrade. It’s a modular seating arrangement so, like the Targa 40, they can be adjusted to change views. Teak steps flanking the cockpit lead to the yacht’s beach club, which has an extendable teak swim platform, where sun pads can be added or owners can use the space for swimming or to launch the tender and water toys.
The Squadron 58 has two twin-seat helm stations, both located to starboard. On The flybridge, there is guest seating across from the helm as well as U-shaped seating with a table. On the main deck, there is guest seating abaft the helm as well as dinette to port.
Accommodations on the Squadron 58 include a three-stateroom layout with a full-beam owners’ space amidships, a forepeak VIP and a third guest stateroom with twins abaft and to starboard of the VIP. The standard layout includes a two-head arrangement. There is a dayhead option, which places the third head all the way aft. There is also a crew-cabin option, although most buyers will be owner-operators.
Power for the Fairline Squadron 58 is either twin 900 hp Volvo Penta D13 diesels or twin 1,000 hp D13 diesels, both in a conventional straight-shaft configuration. Fairline reports top hops of about 31 and 32 knots, respectively.
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Fairline Targa 40
- Length Overall: 39’3″
- Maximum Beam: 13′
- Draft: 3’7″
- Fuel Capacity: 198 Gal.
- Freshwater Capacity: 66 Gal.
Fairline Squadron 58
- Length Overall: 58’4″
- Maximum Beam: 16’4″
- Draft: 4’5″
- Fuel Capacity: 732 Gal.
- Freshwater Capacity: 185 Gal.