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2010 Fairline Targa 38

The press has been unstinting in its praise for the Targa 38 ever since its launch day and this perfectly formed express cruiser has already captured the hearts of many owners. She’s captured a clutch of awards throughout Europe too, deservedly winning Motorboat of the Year in her nominated categories.

Fairline has a strong history of producing superlative boats below 40 feet in length and this Targa advances the tradition still further, incorporating the many technical innovations and quality advances that have already proved so successful on our larger models.

The Targa 38 handles every bit as well as her looks promise and she delivers impressively quiet and powerful performance. The swept-back radar arch gives the flowing lines of this boat a razor sharp finish, while the long, panoramic hull windows add to the distinctive, streamlined look.

The real surprise though, is just how much useable space and capability we’ve managed to incorporate into this elegant 38-foot package to create a truly impressive, capable and enjoyable boat in every sense.


Length of hull (bow to aft end of bathing platform inc. gunwhale):36ft 3in (11.06m)
Length overall (inc. gunwhale)39ft 10in (12.13m)
Beam (inc. gunwhale)11ft 11in (3.64m)
Number of berths4 - 6
Draught (unloaded):3ft 4in (1.02m) unloaded
Height above waterline (inc. mast):12ft 10in (3.91m)
Transport height:11ft 3in (3.44m)
Dry weight:7.57 tons (7,687kg)
Fuel capacity:140 gals/168 US gals (636L)
Water capacity (inc. calorifier):65 gals/78 US gals (296L)
Engine recommendations (twin)from 520mhp to 740mhp

Performance Estimates:

Performance estimates are given in good faith, but are in no way guaranteed for any particular boat. Dirt on the bottom of the boat, damage to the propellers, engine tuning, external water and air temperatures and the weight of the crew, fuel and water carried can all adversely affect performance.

2 x Volvo Penta D4-300 EVC Stern Diesel 300mhp each: 37 knots
2 x Volvo Penta D6-370 EVC Stern Diesel 370mhp each: 42 knots
2 x Volvo Penta D6-370 EVC WITH JOYSTICK Stern Diesel 370mhp each: 42 knots
2 x Volvo Penta D4-300 EVC WITH JOYSTICK Stern Diesel 300mhp each: 37 knots
2 x Volvo Penta D4-260 EVC Stern Diesel 260mhp each: 33 knots
2 x Volvo Penta D4-260 EVC WITH JOYSTICK Stern Diesel 260mhp each: 33 knots

Hullform and Construction:

All gel coat and glass fibre hand laid with unidirectional, biaxial and woven rovings • Deep 'V' forward; 18° deadrise aft • Design, layout and detailing by the Fairline Design Team. Naval architecture and structural engineering by Bernard Olesinski • Full length moulded spray deflectors • Hull/deck join bolted and bonded • Integrally moulded engine bearers • Isophthalic gel coat backed by isophthalic resin-rich powder-bound glass mat • The deck incorporates polyurethane foam cores for high strength and excellent thermal insulation • Transverse and longitudinal strengthening stringers throughout hull

Anchor chain locker • Anchor winch (electric) • Anchor winch controls • Calibrated anchor chain • Concealed telescopic swim ladder to bathing platform • Fender set • Full set of IMCO navigation lights • Hot and cold water transom shower • Moulded non-slip deck surface • Recessed self-draining area on foredeck for coachroof sun cushions • Riding light • Rubbing strake • Self-stowing Delta® anchor • Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats • Stainless steel bow fairlead(s) • Stainless steel handrails • Stainless steel pulpit • Stainless steel stemhead roller • Stainless steel transom wing cleats • Teak laid bathing platform • Toughened glass curved windscreen • Transom gate from cockpit to integral bathing platform • Twin horns • Water filler(s) • Windscreen washers • Windscreen wipers

Helm Position:

12v socket • Bilge pump switches with integral operating warning lights and audible alarms • Bolstered helm seat(s) • Chart stowage • Chart table and light • Co-pilot grab rail • Controls for engine bay fire extinguisher system • Drinks holders • Electronic single-lever throttle and gear controls for port and starboard engines • Folding foot plinth • Fuel gauges • Full engine instrumentation including; tachometers, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, battery condition indicators, audible alarms and engine hour meters • Garmin GMI 10 digital multi-function instrument system with colour display • Garmin VHF 300i marine radio • Helm position indicator • High speed magnetic compass • Remote anchor winch controls • Searchlight with remote control at helm • Sterndrive trim controls • Waterproof switches for navigation and riding lights, windscreen wipers and engine bay extractor fan(s)
12v heavy duty weatherproof socket • Bathing platform lights • Boat hook • Central dining area • Cockpit bar with sink, hot and cold water and integrated waste bin • Cockpit carpet • Cockpit hood on stainless steel frame, converting to sun canopy • Companion seating to helm • Drinks holders • Engine bay access hatch with stainless steel electric ram • Fender stowage • Glove locker • Life raft stowage • Manual bilge pump(s) • Mooring warps • Moulded non-slip deck surface • Radar arch with down-lighting • Stainless steel handrails • Step for side deck access • Stowage lockers under cockpit seats • Warp lockers

Interior Furnishings:

FAIRLINE DECOR COLLECTIONS: A fully comprehensive choice of interior & exterior upholstery, fabrics, carpets and covers chosen exclusively by the Fairline Interior Design Department • Oak satin timber • SPORT COLLECTION upholstery choices

Main Saloon:
Access to day heads • Aerial and connections for television • CD/Radio with 2 speakers in saloon and 2 waterproof speakers in cockpit • Cocktail table converts to dining table • Curved companionway timber steps with solid wood handrail • Deck hatch with flyscreen and blind • First aid kit • Full-height standing headroom • Halogen ceiling lights • Handrail • LCD TV 15" • Lockers (overhead) • Panoramic hull windows • Sliding door to cockpit with integral blind system • Sofa • Stowage lockers under dinette seating • Underfloor stowage hold
2-burner gas hob, oven and grill • Bamboo work surface over refrigerator • Control panel for 12v/240v domestic electrical circuits • Crockery stowage • Extractor fan • Fire extinguisher • Foundations® work surface with covers • Halogen ceiling lights • Integrated waste bin • Lacquered cupboard doors • Lockers (overhead) • Panoramic hull windows • Refrigerator 4.6cu.ft. (130L) with automatic 12v/240v change-over • Sink/drainer with hot and cold mixer tap • Work surface lights

Master Cabin:
Bedside stowage • Full-height standing headroom • Halogen ceiling lights • Hatch to foredeck • Headboard shelf unit • Lockers (overhead) • Mirror • Moulded stowage locker under hinged bedboard for optional stool stowage • Oversized double bed • Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen • Twin trinket lockers • Wardrobe(s)


Electrical Systems:

All 240v, 24v and 12v circuits (where applicable) protected by circuit breakers with main electrical load control panel • Heavy duty circuit breakers • Isolating switches to all batteries

12 Volt:
Batteries - 2 x 200Ah zero-maintenance 'AGM' for domestic services • Battery - 1 x 130Ah zero-maintenance 'AGM' for exclusive port engine starting • Battery - 1 x 130Ah zero-maintenance 'AGM' for exclusive starboard engine starting • Emergency battery coupling system permits starboard engine battery to start port engine if domestic batteries accidentally discharged

240 Volt:
Polarity check and earth leakage protection system • Power points throughout the boat (fed from shore power or generator) • Regulated battery charger 80amp • Shore power supply

Fuel System:

Changeover valve system to permit each engine to draw fuel from, and return fuel to, either tank • Emergency fuel shut-off valves • High capacity water separators and fuel filters • Individual fillers and vents to port and starboard • Marine grade alloy fuel tanks x 2

Freshwater System:
Automatic, pressurised supply • Calorifier hot water system • Water tank(s)

All gas burners fitted with flame failure protection devices • Copper, polythene sheathed supply pipe • Single tail feed with regulator and gas low system test meter • Stowage for gas bottle in self-venting cockpit locker

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