Fairline Targa 48 yacht tour: Should you choose the GT or Open version?

With the two versions of the Fairline Targa 48 side by side, Nick made the most of this perfect opportunity to compare them...Seen from below, the Fairline Targa 48 GT and Fairline Targa 48 Open look like identical yachts and below the waterline they are, but there are some key differences to note when you step on board. The Fairline Targa 48 GT is very much a seagoing a coupe cabriolet, offering a protected, climate-controlled environment when […] This article Fairline Targa 48 yacht tour: Should you choose the GT or Open version? appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Fairline Targa 48 yacht tour: Should you choose the GT or Open version?

With the two versions of the Fairline Targa 48 side by side, Nick made the most of this perfect opportunity to compare them...

Seen from below, the Fairline Targa 48 GT and Fairline Targa 48 Open look like identical yachts and below the waterline they are, but there are some key differences to note when you step on board.

The Fairline Targa 48 GT is very much a seagoing a coupe cabriolet, offering a protected, climate-controlled environment when you need it, but with the flexibility to open her up via a sliding glass door and a sliding glass roof.

The Targa 48 Open is a more traditional sportscruiser and features an entirely different cockpit layout to its deck saloon cousin, with a large sunpad sitting above the tender garage – something you don’t get on the GT version.

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The 48 Open’s cockpit can be sealed off when you need to do so, but this is achieved via a sliding fabric roof and a series of canvas covers and that, with the best will in the world, is never going to be as weatherproof as the solid glass on the Targa 48 GT.

The two-cabin layout below decks is more-or-less the same, save for the wood finish that each owner has opted for.

There are pros and cons to both Targa 48 designs, but which one would you go for?

Enjoy the tour…

Fairline Targa 48 specification

LOA: 49ft 3in (15m)
Beam: 14ft 2in (4.32m)
Draft: 3ft 10in (1.17m)
Displacement (dry): 13,500kg
Engines: Twin 435hp Volvo Penta IPS 600
Top speed: 32 knots
Price: £700,000

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Smooth and silent docking with Sleipner PRO thrusters

Get the luxury of silently adjusting how much thrust to use when manoeuvring your boat into or out of a tight spot – using electric thrusters with speed control. Combining total control and just the right amount of thrust, the speed controller provides an ease to beginners as well as seasoned boaters.How it works You’ll be surprised how little power is needed to initiate a spin and keep the boat rotating without engines on a quiet day. Using conventional DC thrusters, offering full power or nothing (on/off), you would have to apply numerous bursts to keep the boat rotating the same way. On the contrary, with […] This article Smooth and silent docking with Sleipner PRO thrusters appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Smooth and silent docking with Sleipner PRO thrusters

Get the luxury of silently adjusting how much thrust to use when manoeuvring your boat into or out of a tight spot – using electric thrusters with speed control. Combining total control and just the right amount of thrust, the speed controller provides an ease to beginners as well as seasoned boaters.

How it works

You’ll be surprised how little power is needed to initiate a spin and keep the boat rotating without engines on a quiet day. Using conventional DC thrusters, offering full power or nothing (on/off), you would have to apply numerous bursts to keep the boat rotating the same way.

On the contrary, with the Sleipner PRO system, you’re able to use a smaller amount of continuous thrust. Not only is this more intuitive for you as a boater, but it also makes for a quieter and more relaxed manoeuvre. It also helps resolve the issue of not being able to use an electronic thruster for long periods without overheating because you’ll rarely run the thruster on full power.

Pin the boat against the dock

In most cases, at 50% power or less, you can expect close to continuous run time. This means that with a twin system (bow and stern thruster), it also has a hold-function, enabling you to set and leave the level of thrust.

It’s a feature that short-handed skippers often rely on to pin their boats against the dock while they step off to secure the lines. Moving either of the joysticks in the opposite direction with ‘hold’ applied cancels it, while you can either increase or decrease the thrust in 10 percent increments with a simple +/- switch.

Get even more functionality by adding a remote control

Adding a Sleipner remote control allows you to operate both thrusters from wherever you choose, so you can take up station on the side deck and walk the boat in while keeping an eye on the gap.

You can operate the system remotely for easy short-handed docking.

Inside the network

The heart of the Sleipner PRO system is the Power Control Unit that digitally chops the voltage and varies the amount of thrust produced.

The brain is the Control Panel. This intelligent LCD panel displays real-time information such as amount and direction of thrust on either thruster, remaining run time, battery status, and temperature. The S-Link™ wiring allows the system to communicate.

Sleipner’s 12 and 24-volt DC Electric Thrusters are compatible with the S-Link™ control bus and can be installed as PRO with the corresponding control unit and panel as standard.

Already have a thruster system installed in your boat?

PRO is also available as an upgrade to your existing thruster system, even past models. Your local Sleipner dealer can advise correct upgrade kits for your system.

What’s involved in upgrading an existing thruster system to Sleipner PRO?

It’s actually not complicated. First you need to install a PPC unit, which controls the speed of the motor. Second, you need to change the control system to S-Link™, then reinstall the thruster motor. Lastly, you need to attach the new joystick control device.

For more info, check out this video on the upgrade process:

What does the upgrade cost?

The cost of upgrading an on/off thruster starts at approximately £2500 excluding vat + labour costs, depending on your existing products and the installation scope. The upgrade can also be done with the boat in the water.

Learn more on www.sleipnergroup.com or contact your local Sleipner dealer for more information:

South Coast / Southampton

Osmotech UK Ltd.

Phone: (+44) 2380 456450
E-mail: enquiries@osmotech.co.uk

South West Coast / Plymouth

AllBoat Services Ltd.

Phone: (+44) 1752 492609
E-mail: info@allboatservices.co.uk

East Coast / Norfolk

JPC Direct Ltd.

Phone: (+44) 1663 784884
E-mail: shop@jpcdirect.com

West Coast / Cardiff

Cardiff Marine Services

Phone: (+44) 2920 343459
E-mail: info@themarinegroup.co.uk

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