Fairline Targa 47
The Targa 47 is a new express cruiser available in open and hardtop configurations from British builder Fairline. The hardtop, or “Gran Turismo,” version has a retractable overhead. The helm station, to starboard, has a bolstered seat for two.
Forward and to port is a curved settee; abaft the helm station is wraparound seating for six to eight. Adjacent to the wraparound seating is a sink with hot and cold water, a refrigerator and a cooler. An electric griddle is optional. There is a tender storage compartment large enough for a RIB or PWC in the cockpit, according to Fairline, and the integral teak-laid swim platform is equipped with a
shower and concealed ladder.
A sunpad is located on the foredeck.
Below deck, the Targa 47 has a master stateroom forward and a midcabin with twin berths for guests. The forward stateroom has an island berth, a full-height hanging locker, and an en suite head compartment with separate shower to port. The midcabin also has a private head compartment with separate shower, according to the builder, and its twin berths slide together to create a double berth.
The saloon and galley are located between the two cabins. The saloon has seating for six and an entertainment center with an LCD television and a stereo system. The galley has a cherry sole, and comes equipped with a stove, microwave, and full-size refrigerator/freezer.
The Targa 47 is built using solid fiberglass construction, Fairline says. Unidirectional and woven rovings are hand laid, and gelcoat is brushed on by hand. The hull and deck are interlocked together, according to the builder, and around 100 components are bonded in.
Fairline Boats of North America, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Phone: (954) 525-7430. www.fairline.com
Jarrett Bay 32
The Jarrett Bay 32 Semi-Custom is a new all-composite express-style sportfishing boat with a classic Carolina profile.
The Beaufort, N.C.-based builder designed the boat with plenty of bow flare, a broken sheer line, and a deep, wide walkaround. Powered by a pair of outboards mounted on an aluminum bracket, the 32 has a 100-percent hand-laid hull and deck, according to Jarrett Bay Boatworks. A transom fishbox is standard, and a variety
of optional fishing equipment is available, including a pair of bait wells, a pair of in-deck fishboxes, rod holders, leaning post with rocket launchers, and a cutting board in the fishbox lid. Hardtops, towers, outriggers, curtains and enclosures also are available. The self-bailing cockpit has toe kick space, and the boat has a non-skid fiberglass liner. Teak cockpit decking is available as an option.
Jarrett Bay uses 316 stainless steel deck hardware, stainless steel rubrails, and stainless steel through-hulls. Pop-up cleats are offered as an option.
A transom fishbox is standard, and a variety of optional fishing equipment is available, including a pair of bait wells, a pair of in-deck fishboxes, rod holders, leaning post with rocket launchers, and a cutting board in the fishbox lid. Hardtops, towers, outriggers, curtains and enclosures also are available.
The self-bailing cockpit has toe kick space, and the boat has a non-skid fiberglass liner. Teak cockpit decking is available as an option.
There is a molded bench seat on the forward face of the walkaround.
The cabin contains V bunks with storage underneath. A head compartment is to starboard and a galley to port. Air conditioning is available.
Jarrett Bay Boatworks, Beaufort, N.C. Phone: (252) 728-2690. www. jarrettbay.com
Sailfish 2660 CC
The 2660 CC is a new outboard center console from Sailfish Boats. It comes standard with twin sliding helm chairs, 35-gallon transom bait well, two 225-quart insulated fishboxes at the bow, six stainless steel rod holders, removable cockpit bolsters, and a forward-console 94-quart cooler with a cushioned seat and backrest.
Fishing options include a tuna/cobia tower for the optional T-top (a Bimini top also is available), outriggers, transom sink and bait prep station in place of the standard bait well, console tackle organizer, and a 35- or 60-gallon live well and leaning post. Enclosure curtains and spray wings are available for the T-top. A raw water washdown is standard, asare freshwater showers on the aft deck and in the console.
A portable or electric marine head is available.Seating options include a bow cushion with backrest, flip-up aft bench seat, and port and starboard aft jump seats.
Sailfish offers several options packages, including a Comfort Package with bow cushions and jump seats, Pro Fishing Package with a colored hull and stainless steel rub rail, and Offshore Tournament Package with T-top, flush-mounted cleats and additional rod holders.
Sailfish Boats/Seminole Marine, Cairo, Ga. Phone: (229) 377-2125.
Sea Chaser 2400 WA
Sea Chaser — the vee-bottom boats built by Carolina Skiff — has introduced a new 24-foot walkaround. The 2400 WA joins the company’s Offshore Series models and comes equipped with a 30-gallon insulated bait well, an insulated 10-1/2-cubic-foot fishbox, cushioned bow seating, and aft jump seats with storage underneath.
The cuddy cabin is lighted, with a plush headliner and vinyl interior, and contains a portable marine head. An electric marine head is an option.
A curved windscreen protects the helm station, which has full instrumentation, a pair of captain’s chairs, and hydraulic steering standard. A stainless steel steering wheel is standard, with tilt steering optional. A hardtop, T-top and Bimini are optional and can be fitted with forward, side and aft curtains. Owners also can choose to equip their 2400 WA with detachable or telescoping outriggers,
stainless steel pop-up cleats (aft), electronics box, and a radio with CD player.
Four stainless steel rod holders are standard, as is a raw water washdown system. A freshwater shower can be added. Other standard equipment includes an LED lighting package, electric trim tabs, aft telescoping boarding ladder, a pair of cabin portholes, and a cabin access hatch.
Carolina Skiff, Waycross, Ga. Phone: (912) 287-0547. www.carolinaskiff.com
Mako 216 DC
Saltwater fishing-boat builder Mako Marine has introduced a new dual console for fishing and skiing, the 216 DC. The 21-footer is outboard powered and has a split molded-in swim platform, walkthrough transom, and self-bailing cockpit with molded non-skid decks. Features include a 14-gallon live well with overboard drain, in-deck ski and storage locker, under-gunwale rod storage, tackle storage and additional storage in the bow. An insulated fishbox/cooler can be plumbed as a sink.
The helm seats are bolstered, and the 216 has cushioned port and starboard seats with backrests aft in the cockpit. The port console has a head enclosure, and forward of the walkthrough windshield is cushioned and bolstered bow seating. The split bow rail is aluminum, and Mako says it uses aluminum backing plates for through-bolted chocks and
cleats, aluminum reinforcement under seats, and bronze through-hull fittings below the waterline.
Construction is fiberglass with a balsa-cored deck and foam-injected fiberglass stringer system. Recessed trim tabs are standard. Options include a flip-up center aft seat, freshwater system with transom shower, raw water washdown, removable stainless steel boarding ladder, vertical rod holders, tilt helm and a Bimini top.
Tracker Marine Group, Springfield, Mo. Phone: (417) 873-5900.