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.

Continue reading for more information on the Fairline Targa 38 Open.

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2015 Fairline Targa 38 Open Key Features:

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Sleek and Powerful, The Targa 38 Is A Truly Infectious Sports Cruiser

• 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

2015 Fairline Targa 38 Open Features and Benefits:

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Living space

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

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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.


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.

2015 Fairline Targa 38 Open Standard Features:

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• Anchor chain locker
• Anchor winch (electric)
• Anchor winch controls
• Calibrated anchor chain
• Concealed telescopic swim ladder to bathing platform
• Ensign and staff
• Fender set
• Full set of IMCO navigation lights
• Hot and cold water transom shower
• Moulded non-slip deck surface
• Recessed self-draining area on foredeck for coachroof sun cushions
• Riding light
• Rubbing strake
• Self-stowing Delta® anchor
• Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats
• Stainless steel bow fairlead(s)
• Stainless steel handrails
• Stainless steel pulpit
• Stainless steel stemhead roller
• Stainless steel transom wing cleats
• Teak laid bathing platform
• Toughened glass curved windscreen
• Transom gate from cockpit to integral bathing platform
• Twin horns
• Water filler(s)
• Windscreen washers
• Windscreen wipers

Helm Position
• 12V socket
• Bilge pump switches with integral operating warning lights and audible alarms
• Bolstered helm seat
• Chart stowage
• Chart table and light
• Co-pilot grab rail
• Controls for engine bay fire extinguisher system
• Drinks holders
• Electronic single-lever throttle and gear controls for port and starboard engines
• Folding foot plinth
• Fuel gauges
• Full engine instrumentation including; tachometers, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges, battery condition indicators, audible alarms and engine hour meters
• Garmin GMI 20 digital multi-function instrument system with colour display
• Garmin VHF 300i marine radio
• Helm position indicator
• High speed magnetic compass Remote anchor winch controls
• Searchlight with remote control at helm
• Sterndrive trim controls
• Waterproof switches for navigation and riding lights, windscreen wipers and engine bay extractor fan(s)

Electrical System

  • All 240V, 24V and 12V circuits (where applicable) protected by circuit breakers with main electrical load control panel
    • Heavy duty circuit breakers
    • Isolating switches to all batteries
  • 12 Volt
    • Batteries - 2 x heavy duty batteries for domestic services
    • Battery - 1 x heavy duty battery for exclusive port engine starting
    • Battery - 1 x heavy duty battery for exclusive starboard engine starting
    • Emergency battery coupling system permits starboard engine battery to start port engine if domestic batteries accidentally discharged
  • 240 Volt
    • Polarity check and earth leakage protection system
    • Power points throughout the boat (fed from shore power or generator)
    • Regulated battery charger 80amp
    • Shore power supply

• 12V heavy duty weatherproof socket
• Bathing platform lights
• Boat hook
• Central dining area
• Cockpit bar with sink, hot and cold water and integrated waste bin
• Cockpit carpet
• Cockpit hood on stainless steel frame, converting to sun canopy
• Companion seating to helm
• Drinks holders
• Engine bay access hatch with stainless steel electric ram
• Fender stowage
• Glove locker
• Life raft stowage
• Manual bilge pump(s)
• Mooring warps
• Moulded non-slip deck surface
• Radar arch with down-lighting
• Stainless steel handrails
• Step for side deck access
• Stowage lockers under cockpit seats
• Warp lockers

Interior Furnishings
• A choice of Fairline’s elegant interior collections; Amalfi, Capri, Hamptons or St Tropez.

Engine and Performance
• 2 x Volvo Penta D4-260 EVC Stern Diesel 260mhp each: 33 knots
• 2 x Volvo Penta D4-300 EVC Stern Diesel 300mhp each: 37 knots
• 2 x Volvo Penta D6-370 EVC Stern Diesel 370mhp each: 42 knots
• 2 x Volvo Penta D6-400 EVC Stern Diesel 400mhp each: 44 knots

Hullform and Construction
• All gel coat and glass fibre hand laid with unidirectional, biaxial and woven rovings Antifouling protection to hull
• Deep ’V’ forward; 18° deadrise aft
• Design, layout and detailing by the Fairline Design Team. Naval architecture and structural engineering by Bernard Olesinski
• Full length moulded spray deflectors
• Hardtop with an electric sliding canvas roof
• Hull/deck join bolted and bonded
• Integrally moulded engine bearers
• Isophthalic gel coat backed by isophthalic resin-rich powder-bound glass mat
• The deck incorporates polyurethane foam cores for high strength and excellent thermal insulation
• Transverse and longitudinal strengthening stringers throughout hull

Main Saloon
• 19" flatscreen TV with Fusion RA205 and wireless connectivity
• Access to day heads Aerial and connections for television
• Cocktail table converts to dining table
• Curved companionway timber steps with solid wood handrail
• Deck hatch with flyscreen and blind
• First aid kit
• Full-height standing headroom
• Handrail
• LED ceiling lights Lockers (overhead)
• Panoramic hull windows
• Sliding door to cockpit with integral blind system
• Sofa
• Stowage lockers under dinette seating
• Underfloor stowage hold

• 2-burner gas hob, oven and grill
• Control panel for 12V/240V domestic electrical circuits
• Crockery stowage
• Fire extinguisher
• Foundations® work surface with covers Integrated waste bin
• Lacquered cupboard doors
• LED ceiling lights
• Lockers (overhead)
• Panoramic hull windows
• Refrigerator 4.6cu.ft. (130L) with automatic 12V/240V change-over
• Sink/drainer with hot and cold mixer tap
• Work surface lights


  • Master Cabin
    • Access to shower/wc compartment
    • Bedside stowage
    • Full-height standing headroom
    • Hatch to foredeck
    • Headboard shelf unit
    • LED ceiling lights
    • Lockers (overhead)
    • Mirror
    • Moulded stowage locker under hinged bedboard for optional stool stowage
    • Oversized double bed Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen
    • Twin trinket lockers
    • Wardrobe(s)
  • Aft Cabin
    • Bedside stowage
    • Chest of drawers
    • Full length berths x 2 with conversion to double bed
    • Headboard shelf unit
    • LED ceiling lights
    • Mirror
    • Opening window to cockpit
    • Reading lights
    • Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen
    • Vanity unit Wardrobe(s)
  • Shower/WC Compartments
    • 220V/240V shaving point
    • Automatic shower tray pump-out system
    • Electric silent-flush freshwater toilet
    • Extractor fan
    • Foundations® vanity unit locker and basin with hot and cold pressurised water
    • Full set of bathroom fittings
    • Full standing height shower with integral shower tray, adaptable shower head and rotating screen
    • Handbasin with hot and cold water
    • Mirror
    • Stainless steel opening porthole(s) with flyscreen
    • Stowage locker

Engines and Sterngear
• Aerodynamically designed engine air intakes
• Automatic bilge pumps for engine bay with manual ’on’ override
• Automatic engine bay fire extinguisher system
• Electric engine bay fan(s)
• Electric trim tabs with cathodic protection
• Engine bay lights
• Engine room soundproofing
• High capacity emergency manual bilge pump system with changeover valves
• Sea cocks on all inlets/outlets below waterline

Fuel System
• Changeover valve system to permit each engine to draw fuel from, and return fuel to, either tank
• Emergency fuel shut-off valves
• High capacity water separators and fuel filters
• Individual fillers and vents to port and starboard
• Marine grade alloy fuel tanks x 2

Freshwater System
• Automatic, pressurised supply
• Calorifier hot water system
• Water tank(s)

• All gas burners fitted with flame failure protection devices
• Copper, polythene sheathed supply pipe
• Single tail feed with regulator and gas low system test meter
• Stowage for gas bottle in self-venting cockpit locker


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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