25 January 2024
British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Fairline has unveiled its Targa 40 in a world debut, and its Squadron 58 in a European debut, at boot Düsseldorf.
Launched to the world’s media at the influential German boat show, which runs until 28 January 2024, the all-new Targa 40 gained plaudits for its power-down beach club balcony.
The Targa 40 embraces a bold exterior design direction and modern, sporty style. The open cockpit offers a hardtop and electric canvas sunroof, opening the whole main deck. Echoing the lines and extensive glazing seen across the Fairline range, the Targa 40 floods the interior with natural light and uninterrupted views of the water.
“We’re delighted to be here at boot Düsseldorf with two debuts: the Targa 40, a major milestone in our new model development programme, and the Squadron 58,” Fairline’s sales director, James Powell, told gathered press.
“Both boats have been creatively designed to ensure the feeling of a much bigger boat with the running costs of something much smaller.”
Powell added: “The anticipation of the Targa 40 has been phenomenal, and we’re excited visitors can finally see it alongside the Squadron 58, which was incredibly well received at the Southampton International Boat Show in September.”
Joining Powell for the dual debuts was Christian Gott, lead concept designer for both boats, who won Designer of the Year at the recent Boat Builder Awards at METSTRADE in November.
Powell adds: “Our order book for both yachts is strong, with factory availability now stretching into the second half of 2025. Suffice to say, the team here is really looking forward to a successful show with such a great line-up on display.”
Fairline also shared its Squadron 58, which, in a first for a British-built yacht under 80ft, features large hydraulically powered balconies to both sides and a bathing platform that doubles in size.
Teamed with the large cockpit, the Squadron 58 has an aft, outdoor entertaining space, of over 30 square metres. The yacht has flexible modular seating in the cockpit complemented with a glass transom to ensure unhindered views of the water.
The Messe in Düsseldorf is playing host to boot, the largest yacht and watersports show in the world featuring more than 1,500 exhibitors in 17 exhibition halls.
Alongside the dual debuts, visitors to the Fairline stand can also get on board Fairline favourites, including the Targa 45 Open, Targa 45 GT and the Phantom 65.