Unashamedly British & on Film – Fairline Targa 47 GT, ASBO
February 8th, 2021
Fairline Yachts are an unashamedly British brand who started building motor yachts in 1963 – by a fellow called Jack Newington. The yachts were assembled and built in Northamptonshire. The Targa range, by far, has been their most popular marque and has won countless awards for their fierce sports cruising pedigree.
The models range from 38ft up to 62ft. In 2003, the Targa series launched the GT range, which stands for Grand Turismo. The Fairline Targa 47 GT came to the market in early 2004 and made a huge impact.
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Prior to this, such vessels were all open and fair weather crafts – the GT changed this with its electronically motorised GRP sunroof and huge glass panelled windows. These let in a huge amount of natural light but left the yacht with that open feel.
By Fairline adapting their sports cruiser range to be more enclosed, they created a greater following. People started to buy more GTs than similar flybridge examples. The Grand Turismo gave you the best of both worlds. Wide open space which could be enclosed in wet and windy conditions or completely open – with the electronic sunroof bought right back and the stern canvas canopy rolled up, but somehow still retaining the speed and sporty look.
The 47 GT was designed by the great Bernard Olensinki, who has created a massive following since the model first rolled off the production line. Her sleek, modern and smooth flowing external lines supplement her luxurious interior – either coming in a dark cherry or a light oak but both looking timeless to this day.
ASBO offers great re-sale value as they will always be a hugely popular yacht and are most definitely on many people’s wish lists throughout the yachting world.
ASBO is certainly at the top of her game when it comes to the likes of the Sunseeker Portofino or the Princess V45. She will continually turn heads.
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