The Fairline Targa 65 GTO is a 65-foot luxury sports cruiser yacht launched by iconic British yacht manufacturer Fairline Yachts in 2017. This vessel’s sleek, sharp and hyper-modern profile bagged the award for “Best Exterior Design” at the 2017 World Yachts Trophies, and is the product of a collaboration between industry legend Alberto Mancini, Dutch nautical engineers Vripack and the in-house Fairline team. Clean and contemporary interiors, minimalist outdoor lounge spaces and a host of luxury amenities make this a great option for coastal cruising in comfort and style whatever the weather, while a set of powerful engines deliver a thrilling ride for owner-operators in search of an adrenalin-pumping experience.
Sultry afternoons spent luxuriating in the summer sunshine are likely to be spent out on the teak-lined foredeck, where a cocoon-style lounge features a U-shaped sofa and a pair of double-width forward sunpads lined in fashionable Ultraleather. Head to stern to discover another sunpad, this time for up to four, situated at the transom, with side steps down to a full-beam, hydraulic swimming platform and a transom garage big enough for a Williams 325 jet tender. Al-fresco meals can be enjoyed in discreet shade up in the aft-cockpit, where a hook-shaped sofa for up to eight guests surrounds a timber-lined breakfast table with steel struts and sits across from a fully-equipped wet bar with a grill and an icemaker.
Sliding glass doors, dynamic side windows and an entirely glazed electronic sunroof enhance the main-deck salon’s connection to the elements, while Venetian blinds and climate-control are on hand to cool you off on the warmer days. A U-shaped sofa in plush upholstery hugs a pair of high-gloss teak tables with faceted edges and sits across from a wine chiller in gold-relief and pale marble, while further forward there is an open galley with a Bosch four-zone hob, an under-counter fridge freezer, Avonite work surfaces and a microwave. Up front a pair of cross-stitched leather helm seats face a trio of Raymarine multi-function screens, while goodies like thruster controls, a Ritchie compass, engine feedback and an optional Seakeeper stabilizer switch round out this glass bridge’s appeal.
Enough sleeping space for eight overnight guests sits on the lower deck, with three of the cabins coming with en-suite facilities. A bunk berth to port sits across from a twin at starboard, while to the bow there is a VIP double with a skylight and two hanging closets. The full-beam owner’s stateroom boasts a side sofa, a work-desk, an island queen bed, a leather headboard, walk-in closets, mosaic mirrored walls, panoramic hull windows and a bathroom lined in marble with a seashell-clad wet room shower.
Top speeds that break the 30-knot mark come thanks to twin CAT C18 shaft-drives or a pair of MAN V8 1200 diesels, while at a cruising pace of 16 knots you can expect a range of around 342 nautical miles. The time from a standing start to planing is around 7.5 seconds, while a category-B hull has been fine-tuned for balance and agility across a range of coastal conditions.