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Fairline 48 Targa


Name: 48 Targa
Length: 48
Hull Type: Deep-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 360 gals.
Model Years: 1998—2002
Draft: 3'3"
Beam: 12'11"
Water Capacity: 120 gals.
Waste Capacity: 40 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
A striking yacht, the Fairline 48 Targa is a purebred Mediterranean sportcruiser whose sleek profile (dominated by a fiberglass-framed elliptical windshield) compares well with anything Sea Ray or Sunseeker has produced to date. She’s built on a deep-V hull with shallow prop pockets to reduce draft, and her narrow, easily driven hull goes a long way toward explaining her good performance with relatively modest power. Fitting three staterooms in the Targa 48 was a challenge solved by placing side-by-side guest cabins below the helm deck, each with twin single berths. While the salon is very spacious and expertly finished, the ensuite head attached to the forward stateroom is very small and the doors to the aft cabins are narrow. On deck, the cockpit is divided into three areas: The command bridge at the front, settee and wet bar in the middle, and a centerline garage for a tender aft with a hydraulically activated door. A teak cockpit sole is standard and the side decks are wide and safe. Considered a benchmark boat in the eyes of many aficionados, twin 430hp Cats—shoehorned into a tight engine room—will cruise the 48 Targa in the mid 20s and reach a top speed of 30+ knots.


Best-selling U.K. express with eye-catching elliptical windshield raised the bar in her era for sportboat styling, nautical sex appeal.


Three-stateroom interior has matching guest cabins aft, posh salon, top-shelf galley appliances. Forward head is small; doors to aft cabins are narrow. Cockpit is divided into three areas: command bridge forward, settee and wet bar in the middle, tender garage aft.


Engineroom is shoehorn tight.


Volvo 430hp diesels top out at 30+ knots; low 30s with Volvo 480s.

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