It comes with a state-of-the-art hardtop and joystick controls as standard, but is the Targa 44 worth the hefty price tag?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%

Fairline Targa 44GT

Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Joystick control comes as standard fit on the 44

Cons:

  • The hardtop affects visability slightly

Product:

Fairline Targa 44 GT

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£388,100.00

The Fairline Targa 44’s second generation automatic hardtop is designed to let the good weather in, rather than shield it from the bad.

And with the subtle certainty that this brings, the cockpit is designed and fitted out to saloon levels of comfort, ready to be enjoyed morning, noon and all night long.

Out on the water, the hull and IPS drives grip the water well, allowing plenty of responsive, clean handling but without getting overly exciting – which is what we have come to expect from IPS boats – with handling falling somewhere between shafts and outdrives.

Verdict

Fairline has created a masterpiece in sportscruiser design. The no-expense spared detail and top drawer specification slip seemlessly into a boat so smooth, so refined, it feels distilled rather than constructed. A top end product with a price to match, we were expecting more from the IPS, but this is still one hell of a boat.

Details

Displacement:11.3 tonnes
Top Speed:35 knots
Cabins:Two
Fuel Capacity:219gal (996lt)
Beam:13ft 3in (4.01m)
Cruising Speed:25 knots
Water Capacity:70gal (320lt)
Air Draught:3ft 3in (1.0m)
RCD Category:B
Length Overall:44ft 11in (13.68m)
Engines:Twin IPS 600 D6-435 diesels
Contact:Fairline