2014 Fairline 38 Open

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The Fairline 38 Open is without a doubt one of the most elegant yacht in its class. It features a dynamic design with flowing lines, a long overhang over the cockpit and offers the largest roof opening area in its class.

Available with a range of four engine options, the 38 Open is the fasted Fairline in the history, being able to break the 40 knot speed mark (when equipped with the D6-400 Volvo units).

Among the key feature of the 2014 Fairline 38 Open you’ll find both manual canopy or electric canvas roof variants, a double master forward cabin with en suite and separate shower compartment, a fold-out teak table, a submersible bathing platform and Volvo joystick and bow thruster options.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Targa 38 features a Bernard Olesinski designed hull which help it move with agility on the water.

Hit the jump for more information on the D6-400 Volvo engines.


Fairline 38 Open

For many this hard top is one of the most eagerly awaited Fairlines to date. Specify the D6-400 Volvo engines and you will also have the fastest Fairline built to date. Even fully loaded it can easily push into the mid-40 knot range.

Demand for a hard top version was too great for us not to take it seriously. But we had to get it right. We worked with Makefast to acquire a tried and tested roof and electrical system. Reliable, easy to use and neat. The Targa 38OPEN offers the largest roof opening area for a boat of this size and a long overhang over the cockpit to offer maximum protection. We also extended the glazing to give greater all-round vision and further enhance the feeling of an express cruiser that’s open to the world around it. This big boat thinking also extends aft, where you can specify a submersible bathing platform for ultimate enjoyment of the water.

2014 Fairline 38 Open Key Features:

Fairline 38 Open

• Manual canopy or electric canvas roof variants
• Double master forward cabin with en suite and separate shower compartment
• Sofa convertible to third berth to guest cabin option
• Fold-out teak table with sunpad conversion to cockpit option
• Submersible bathing platform option
• Volvo joystick and bow thruster options

2014 Fairline 38 Open Features and Benefits:

Fairline 38 Open

Living space

Fairline 38 Open

There’s ample accommodation for a large group of day-trippers and it sleeps up to 7 with ease. Below, the large forward cabin enjoys natural light from the twin portholes and deck hatch and the guest cabin defies the norm with generous headspace above its twin berths. Seemingly impossible on a boat this size, an optional sofa bed converts into a third berth.

Look and feel

Fairline 38 Open

Our designers have really focused on blurring one living space into the next, making each area feel a lot bigger. To compliment this, softer, brighter materials have been used, finished with detail piping and hand stitching to create a luxurious environment.


Fairline 38 Open

The Targa 38 benefits from a world renowned Bernard Olesinski designed hull with sparkling engine dynamics from the latest generation of Volvo outdrives. With four different engine options, ranging from the D4-260 to the unbelievably quick D6-400, you can be assured that a whole range of emotions are well and truly catered for.


Engine2 x Volvo Penta D4-260 EVC Stern Diesel 260mhp each: 33 knots
Fuel SystemChangeover valve system to permit each engine to draw fuel from, and return fuel to, either tank
Freshwater SystemAutomatic, pressurised supply
GasAll gas burners fitted with flame failure protection devices
Length overall (inc. pulpit):39ft 10in (12.13m)
Length overall (inc. pulpit):40ft 9in (12.43m) with submersible platform
Length overall (ex. pulpit):38ft 1in (11.61m)
Beam (inc. gunwale):11ft 11in (3.64m)
Number of berths:4 - 7
Draught:3ft 4in (1.02m) unloaded
Height above waterline (inc. arch + nav. light mast):13ft 2in (4.01m)
Transport height:11ft 10in (3.61m)
Dry weight (approx.):7.57 tons (7,687kg)
Fuel capacity:140 gals/168 US gals (636L)
Water capacity (inc. calorifier):65 gals/78 US gals (296L)

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