The Fairline Targa 34 is a 36-foot sports cruiser yacht built by British yacht manufacturer Fairline Yachts between 1998 and 2006. With a razor-sharp entry, a super-streamlined form, a sloping transom and backswept glazing it is easy to see this boat’s sporty credentials from profile. Riding it only confirms that this is a vessel built for speed, with powerful engines still competitive to this day. Lounge spaces aboard this sleek vessel are designed to be enjoyed in full sunshine, though this model does have the option of covering the outdoor spaces with an integrated weather-proof sheet should you encounter unfavorable conditions.
A high level of artistry and a luxury finish are to be found all over this sporty yacht, with even the foredeck sunpad boasting features such as stainless steel grabrails and cup-holders. Heading to stern you will find a teak-lined aft-deck with a C-shaped dining sofa and table that is open to the elements with easy access down to a full-beam bathing platform and a storage hatch. The living space features Sony or Fusion stereo speakers throughout to turn this vessel into a floating nightclub, and other amenities back here include an integrated wet-bar with a grill and cup-holders, as well as a side seat or an optional on-deck fridge. Further forward and a step or two up leads guests to an L-shaped sofa in piped leather and a twin helm seat facing a comprehensive starboard helm station with a timber-lined steering wheel. Navigational equipment includes thruster controls, Shipmate VHF radio, compasses, Raymarine display screens, trim tab switches and an optional Penta joystick for docking.
A glazed companionway door guides guests down to the lower deck, where oval portholes, glossy American cherrywood surrounds, refined carpeting and cushioned leather furnishings present a comfortable and sedate feel. There is an open galley down here with a unique blue and white nautical themed solid work surface, as well as an under-counter fridge, a combination oven, a three-zone cooktop and a hidden sink. Across from the kitchen you can enjoy hearty breakfasts on a plush L-shaped sofa paired with a timber cocktail table. There is room for four overnight guests on this level across a twin cabin with a side sofa and a sink and a VIP double towards the bow with a skylight, a hanging locker and hidden under mattress storage. The main head on this level features a ceramic sink, a toilet and an open shower nozzle ideal for freshening up on overnight trips.
A pair of Volvo Penta 240hp diesel engines provide top speeds not far off 40 knots, besting many yachts of a much more recent vintage. A stable 24-knot cruising pace will keep you out on the water all weekend thanks to a fuel tank holding 130 gallons of diesel, while this yacht’s deep-V has been tailor-made for coastal voyages.