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1998 Fairline 48

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The Fairline Targa 48 - Gran Turismo is designed around the latest compact diesels, with an exceptional power-to-weight ratio. With a proportionately narrower beam than any previous Targa, the 48 not only looks long and sleek on the water, she slices through it with consummate ease at rapid and economical cruising speeds. Her sleek lines are further emphasized by the colored hull, the curved, wrap-around toughened-glass windscreen and the profile of the long, twin-level, teak-laid cockpit with its extended teak-laid bathing platform. The helm position on the bridge deck has two double helm seats and is comprehensively equipped for long range cruising with a GPS plotter interfaced with the autopilot and a choice of single or separate throttle and gear controls. A bow thruster is fitted as standard and the fuel and water tankage is generous. The focal point for most owners and their guests is the large U-shaped central dining area on the lower cockpit deck. It is teak-laid throughout and fully equipped for outdoor relaxation and entertainment with cockpit bar, sink, drinks cooler, ample glass and bottle stowage and optional barbecue griddle. Further aft is a large, self-draining sundeck with nonabsorbent foam cushions incorporating a hangar designed for the concealed storage of the optional 2.85-m dinghy with its 8-hp outboard or jet ski. The whole cockpit area can be protected when required by a two-part hood, the forward part of which converts to a sun canopy. The strategically placed lights under the radar arch and in the walkways make this whole area a delightful spot for evening entertaining. The Targa 48 is expressly designed for people to move around the boat easily. There are safe, purpose-built walkways to either side of the transom and strong rails on the side decks. Walking from the recessed sunbathing area on the foredeck to the bathing platform at the stern to have a swim is safe and easy for all age groups. Access back onto the boat, both from the sea via the long, easy-tread bathing ladder, and from the quay, via the bathing platform (or the optional telescopic passerelle for mooring in the Med) is equally straightforward. The saloon with its six-foot, nine-inch headroom is spacious and flexible with a dining table that converts quickly and easily to a smaller cocktail table. An attractive bar unit and built-in stereo radio- CD player (with additional speakers in the cockpit) ensure that life on board is entertaining and relaxing. The well-equipped galley features practical fittings and well thought-out stowage facilities. This Targa has three double cabins. The master stateroom, with central king-size double bed has its own en suite facilities and the port and starboard guest cabins share the second toilet - shower compartment. Both shower rooms have circular shower stalls with rotating screens, well separated from the dressing areas. All the cabins have six-foot, six-inch headroom, full length mirrors, quilted bedspreads and practical built-in quality fitments. All the portholes are fitted with flyscreens. 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 lineup (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 colors, 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 passage-making. 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, colorfastness, fire resistance and smoke suppression by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA). Fairline selects the finest marine engines available and design and engineer 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 maneuvering, such as in crowded harbors 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 twelve months to two years. With Over 5000 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.
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