Fairline Targa 52 HT MK-3 (2005) " QUIJOTE"
Not Just a DayboatAmericans like their yachts crammed with berths, but Med-style express yachts are usually more for day-boating than cruising; the cabins are more for changing out of wet swimsuits and for naps than for sleeping a bunch of folks. Traditionally, Italian, French and Spanish yachtsmen go home at night, or moor near a comfortable hotel and sleep ashore. With such owners, only the crew stayed aboard. But the last decade things have been changing in the Med. The Fairline Targa 52 GT is a good example of that evolution. Like most top-line Med boats today, it has sumptuous accommodations below, with a big cockpit for relaxing and entertaining on deck. The helm is covered with a sliding sunroof, so even the helmsman can work on his tan.
Design and ConstructionBernard Olesinski did the Targa’s design and structural engineering; he’s one of the U.K.’s top naval architects, and has drawn some of that country’s finest yachts. To ensure a smooth ride and efficiency, he combined sharp forward sections with 20 degree deadrise aft. By integrating the swim platform, Olesinski gave the boat a longer waterline length for improved performance, especially at lower power settings. Propeller tunnels permit mounting the engines further aft while also maintaining efficiency by reducing the shaft angle. Lower draft is also a side benefit, not as important in the deep Mediterranean, but handy in the shallow coastal waters of England at low tide or the U.S. and Bahamas. Full-length molded spray deflectors keep things dry on deck. Interior design, layout and detailing is by the Fairline Design Team.
Construction is rugged. Isophthalic gelcoat backed by fiberglass mat in isophthalic resin protects against osmosis, important in areas where the boat will stay overboard all year. The main laminate is uni- and bi-directional glass fabric and traditional woven roving. Polyurethane foam coring stiffens the deck; integrally molded stringers support the bottom. The hull and deck are both bolted and bonded to create a strong almost-monocoque structure. In short, this is a boat that will hang together whether in the balmy summertime Med or the boisterous North Sea off Scotland.
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With three sumptuous and spacious double cabins, an enormously accommodating cockpit area for relaxing and entertaining in style … and up to 36 exhilarating knots on tap, the Targa 52 is a luxury long-range sports cruiser guaranteed to turn heads as you power effortlessly past. Naturally, pace, space and luxury are to be expected on board any Fairline, but there’s a whole new boating experience on offer here, because the Targa 52 is another award-winning GRAN TURISMO model, featuring the fabulous retractable powered hardtop introduced to international acclaim. This smooth and beautifully engineered sliding roof rapidly converts the airy, spacious and class-leading cockpit into a cosy deck saloon at the flick of a switch.
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