New computer images show the Fairline Targa 43 Open in greater detail and give a better idea of what we can expect when it launches next year

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New imagery of the Fairline Targa 43 Open gives the clearest idea yet of how this new entry-level Targa will look when it hits the water in the spring.

Penned by Alberto Mancini, the same man who drew the Targa 63 GTO, the 43 Open sports a rakish roofline with one-piece saloon windows and the new Fairline family hull windows that deliver such a striking side-on profile.

Despite its name the 43 Open has a roof over the cockpit, though being a folding canvas affair the aperture once peeled back is generous and the lack of cockpit doors should make for a main deck that feels brilliantly open to the elements. Article continues below…

Beneath the centrally mounted sunpad there is a tender garage large enough for a Williams Minijet with steps either side leading up to the cockpit and sidedecks.

The central section of the cockpit is dominated by a generous dinette and wetbar with space forward for twin helm seats to starboard and a sheltered L-shaped seating pod to port that should prove a great spot for guests to congregate on passage.

Below decks customers have the choice of Fairline’s familiar trim levels (Amalfi, Capri, Hamptons and St.Tropez) and the option to have the master cabin forward or amidships.

The former comprises a double ensuite in the bow and a twin with its own bathroom amidships, the latter replacing the mid cabin with an athwarthips double bed and a small sofa on the port side. In this guise the forward double is replaced by more versatile scissor-action berths.

In the engineroom there is the choice between three Volvo Penta engine options, one sterndrive and two IPS. The sterndrive option is twin D6 370s, claimed to top out at 28 knots but they may feel laboured in mid-season.

Strangely, the same engines running on pod drives have a predicted top speed of 32 knots (surely the switch from legs to pods isn’t worth a 4-knot jump?) but in reality the largest IPS600s with 435hp per side are likely to suit the boat best and make for a top speed just short of 35 knots.

For slow speed cruising and improved comfort at anchor a Seakeeper NG5 is included on the options list with prices starting from £440,000 for the sterndrive option and £525,000 for the top spec IPS600 variant.

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