British yacht builder Fairline Yachts has announced its first new yacht design by renowned Italian superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini.
Due to be the first of a new generation of models by Fairline, the Targa 62 GTO is described in a statement by the yard as a “world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen.”
The vessel is currently in the final modelling stages, with production said to begin in autumn 2016 and delivery expected in summer 2017. Andrew Pope, head of design at Fairline Yachts explained, “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.
“With the Targa 62 GTO, we have 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.
“Similarly, our naval architects, Vripack – who have a huge amount of experience working across boats of all types – have 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.”
According to Fairline, the Targa 62 is designed to suit the varied global client base of Fairline, and offers complete flexibility of layout, with various options to suit each individual customer. There are three different galley arrangements for clients to choose from, as well as the choice of a long cockpit or long saloon. Space and comfort are also key features of the Targa 62, with an “impressive” full-beam master cabin and adjoining full beam en-suite on board.
Fairline also revealed that the yacht features a large sliding sunroof and powered patio doors which disappear through the cockpit floor, “transforming the main deck and adding to the overall sense of space and light.”
Alberto Mancini commented, “It has been an adrenaline-fuelled adventure working on the new boat for Fairline. It’s been such a privilege to work on the project from the very beginning – starting with a blank sheet of paper. The inspiration was to empathise with the heritage of Fairline whilst drawing on my experience designing megayachts to influence the sense of space.”
Russell Currie, managing director of Fairline Yachts also said, “The Targa 62 GTO is the first of a new generation of yachts from Fairline. With 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.”
Fairline also announced that detailed layout plans and interior finishes would be available to view at the Cannes, Southampton and Fort Lauderdale Boat Shows later in the year.
For more information, visit Fairline Yachts.