Why bother with a 40-footer when you could get a used Fairline Targa 52 for the same price?
There comes a time in many a growing family’s boating life when a two-cabin sportscruiser just won’t cut it anymore. If you’re prepared to breach the 50ft mark it can be possible to keep the sportscruiser style while still accessing that extra cabin – enter the tri-cab sportscruiser.
On the water, the Fairline shows fast reactions from the helm and pushes effortlessly to 37 knots. A high top speed means the Targa has a better cruising range and efficiency. At 25 knots it is hardly breaking a sweat at 1800rpm, delivering close to 1mpg.
- Sleek design and high-quality finish
- Can feel cramped downstairs
Price as reviewed:
The Fairline is a fast, sharp performer and, as it has been round for nearly a decade, a second-hand model has a lower price tag than some of its rivals.
Displacement: 16.4 tonnes
Top Speed: 36 knots
Cabins: Six berths
Fuel Capacity: 400gal (1820lt)
Beam: 14ft 0in (4.26m)
Cruising Speed: 20 - 30 knots
Length Overall: 52ft 5in (15.98m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D12-800 EVC turbo diesel 775hp
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