The Fairline Targa 29 is the smallest of the line, but this feature-laden model packs a punch that many larger, more expensive boats just can't match. Capable of speeds of up to 40 knots with the most powerful recommended engine options, her sleek, Olesinski-designed deep-V hull promises a soft, dry ride, excellent sea-keeping qualities and confident handling. The Targa 29 is designed as the perfect introduction to first-time ownership of a serious offshore power-cruiser. She offers many of the tried and tested features of her larger Targa stablemates in a compact and easily-managed design, an exceptional value. Her spacious accommodation offers full headroom in the main saloon and the aft cabin dressing area. The U-shaped settee in the saloon converts into a full-size bed. The 29 has a well-equipped galley, shower - WC compartment, a hot - cold transom shower and the usual generous storage capacities for everything from fuel and water to clothes and kitchen utensils. FAIRLINE TARGAS: Since the Targas introduction in 1985 - the original 33 - the demand for larger and more advanced versions of these open-cockpit express cruisers has been relentless. The current five-boat line-up (from 29 feet to 48 feet) features the largest Targa ever, the 48, the 43, 34, 37 and 29, all now with the latest profiles and extended bathing platforms. The whole range embodies state-of-the-art design and marine technology from the practical, spacious cockpit layouts and smooth, sophisticated hull shapes to the advanced engineering systems and superb accommodations below decks. Every Targa comes with a two-part cockpit hood that stows easily against the radar arch when not in use. The forward section coverts to a sun canopy that shelters the whole cockpit. Every Targa is a dynamic combination of style and substance, offering long-range, high-performance cruising capabilities. The sleek profiles, available in a choice of dashing colours, conceal practical and spacious interiors, with superbly planned and equipped galleys, comfortable cabins with full headroom and generously sized beds, and large toilet - shower compartments. FAIRLINE BOATS: Fairline features three distinct ranges of power cruiser - the sparkling five-boat Targa range, the three powerful Phantoms, and the elegant and stylish the four-model Squadron Series. At the design and planning stage, Fairline pays particular attention to the demands of long-range passagemaking. For example, generous fuel and fresh water tankage is provided to increase range and offshore capability, and the use of space is planned intelligently, by people who understand cruising. Creature comforts like long, comfortable beds, big bathrooms with separate showers, and well equipped, ergonomically planned galleys, combine to make living on board a real pleasure. Fairline uses genuine wood veneers throughout their interiors and bathing platforms on all boats are teak-laid, as are the cockpit floors on Flybridge boats and larger Targas. Solid Avonite or Swanstone tops are fitted on work surfaces and vanity units. Fairline offers a choice of light honey-tinted Maple or rich American Cherry. Larger boats feature even more exquisite combinations: American Cherry, Eucalyptus and Burr Elm; or Maple, Bird's Eye Maple and Madrona Burr. The deeply lacquered, protective finishes complement exclusive ranges of overhead and bulkhead finishes and custom-made soft furnishings, the latter available in an extensive choice of designer fabrics. Fairline's materials and construction methods are rigorously tested for durability, colour-fastness, fire resistance and smoke suppression by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). Fairline selects the finest marine engines available and designs and engineers systems around the selected engines, to enable them to run at maximum efficiency. Aerodynamically-designed air intakes and ventilation systems ensure a continuous supply of cool air. Nickel-aluminium-bronze rudders and sterngear (rather than cheaper manganese-bronze) give strength and long life. Specially designed bonding systems minimize the risk of galvanic corrosion on underwater fittings. Large battery capacities with regulated support systems and oversize starter cables provide real reliability in the long term. From the sports performance of the 4.3 Gi-DP petrol engine to the remarkable power of the KAD44(EDC)-DP six-cylinder compressor-fed turbo aftercooled diesel, the Volvo Penta range promises the finest levels of performance for Fairline owners. Volvo Penta's Duoprop technology was far ahead when it was developed almost fifteen years ago, and still ahead now. The dual contra-rotating propellers grip the water like no other drive, maximizing propulsion efficiency and totally removing the risks of cavitation. A Duoprop drive will reduce the time it takes to get on the plane by some 30-percent over a conventional single propeller drive system. Volvo Penta diesels are quiet, with minimum detectable vibration, exceptionally clean and highly fuel efficient. They are more compact too, so routine service points are easier to check over and the boat's designer can give more space over to accommodation. It is the introduction of electronic control management systems that is now making the greatest impact on development. The TAMD122 EDC and it's sister, the TAMD73 EDC both feature Electronic Diesel Control. This electronic module monitors and controls all the key elements of the engine's operating system - like temperature and fuel supply. It automatically and continuously maximizes engine efficiency. EDC also provides for far easier engine diagnostic monitoring. An operating fault can normally be detected well before it affects the reliability of the engine, and a special plug-in module simplifies service routines, reducing time and saving money. Because EDC is used to operate the engine electrically rather than mechanically, it delivers exceptionally precise control. This feature that can be a real help in close-quarters manoeuvring, such as in crowded harbours and marinas. The electric cabling between the engine and steering position removes any possibility of vibration traveling along their lengths. Cleaner engines result from improvements in combustion efficiency, and in turn combustion efficiency has a direct influence on improving fuel efficiency and overall performance. That is why Volvo Penta has pioneered the development of techniques such as low air rotation, charged piston oil cooling and multi-hole injection systems. Volvo Penta's confidence in its engines is expressed in the protection provided by a truly international warranty. For diesel engines in excess of 300 hp and used by the owner for recreational use, warranty is extended from 12 months to two years. With Over 5,000 trained service and parts dealers located around the world, Volvo Penta provides worldwide support. In 1993 Fairline's high standards of design and construction were recognized by the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) of Italy and in 1994, they achieved full ISO9001 and BS5750 accreditation, unusual among British builders. At the beginning of 1997, Fairline was the very first European builder to achieve CE recognition for its entire range.