Fairline Yachts has presented the new Targa 62 GTO, the first yacht pencilled by Italian superyacht designer Alberto Mancini.The yacht also carries naval architecture by Dutch firm Vripack.
The boat is currently in the final modelling stages and the UK boatbuilder says production is set to begin this autumn with customer deliveries expected in the summer of 2017.
Mancini’s influence is clearly evident in the Targa 62 GTO, resulting in a sleeker style for Fairline.
Andrew Pope, head of design at Fairline Yachts, explains: “The benefit of working with external designers is they push the boundaries of what is considered possible. Alberto has brought a fresh approach in his interpretation of Fairline’s design language.”
Pope says with the Targa 62 GTO, Fairline Yachts has an exciting new shape which clearly retains Fairline’s design DNA.
“It is a progression – an evolution not a revolution – and an exciting first step in Fairline’s future design journey,” he says.
“Similarly, Vripack has designed a hull shape that allows for maximum volume, which in turn has significantly improved comfort levels on board, as well as making the boat stable, dry and very safe,” Pope concludes.
The Targa 62 GTO is available with three different galley arrangements. There is also a choice of long cockpit or long saloon variants, the former offering large outdoor space, the latter for those where air conditioned interior space is more important.
Regardless of specification, owners will find a large saloon and cockpit as well as a full-beam master cabin with adjoining full-beam en-suite.
The boat features a large sliding, glazed sunroof and powered patio doors that disappear through the cockpit floor transforming the main deck and adding to the overall sense of space and light.
Commenting on the design, Mancini says: “We wanted the boat to be recognisable as a Fairline, but with a fresh new approach that encompasses Italian styling, Dutch engineering and British craftsmanship. I am very excited about unveiling the final result!”
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Russell Currie, Fairline Yachts MD, who took the helm at Fairline Yachts in January, says that the feedback already received from customers and dealers around the world of this stunning new model, I can say with confidence that Fairline Yachts is very much on the right course to achieve that goal.”
Detailed layout plans and interior finishes will be available to view at the Cannes, Southampton and Fort Lauderdale Boat Shows later this year.