€280,000 tax paid

Low hours, light use, high spec Targa 44GT

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelFairline Targa 44 GT
DesignerFairline Yachts
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingStromstad, Sweden


Engine2x Volvo IPS 600 435hp
Engine Hours490
Fuel Capacity996l
Max Speed64.82kph
Hull ConstructionGRP
Drinking Water Capacity300l


Great spec 2008-model Targa 44 Gran Turismo with very low hours on her twin IPS600 engines. Fantastic opening hardtop making her perfect for both warm and colder climes. Kept in Scandinavia throughout her life with winters in a heated boat storage shed.


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Having spent her entire life on the West Coast of Sweden, HELENA has seen only very light use during the short summer seasons, with just 490 hours run on her twin Volvo IPS 600 435hp diesel engines. Outside of the summer season, her fantastic cosmetic condition was preserved by storage in a heated boat shed. As such, HELENA shows little in the way of UV degradation that can be a big factor on Med-based yachts.

Her specification highlights include:
• Dark blue hull topsides
• Teak cockpit, bathing platform and bow deck areas
• Large Volvo 600 IPS 435hp engine option (870hp combined) with just 490hrs run
• IPS system for easy handling for easy of handling, improved performance economy, acceleration & emissions.
• Secondary joystick control at aft end of cockpit for berthing
• Automatic trim-tabs
• Windscreen demister with timer
• Electric opening hardtop
• Electric reclining cockpit sofa converting to a sunbed
• White leather upholstery in cockpit
• Onan 5KW generator
• Inverter
• Recently upgraded batteries
• Radar and chart plotter
• Cockpit galley with ceramic hob, fridge and ice maker
• Diesel heating system
• Cherry interior joinery
• Ceramic hob, microwave and fridge at saloon galley
• 2x electric flush marine heads
• Master cabin forward with island double berth and ensuite heads
• Twin guest cabin, converting to double
• Converting saloon table to create further double berth
• TV in saloon and in guest cabin
• Additional electric stern anchor windlass for kedge anchor
• Removable tender chocks for bathing platform

HELENA is a fantastic example of the modern, stylish and hugely capable Fairline Targa 44 GT with a great specification, very low hours run and representing a substantial saving over a comparable new build.


“The Fairline Targa 44’s second generation automatic hardtop is designed to let the good weather in, rather than shield it from the bad. And with the subtle certainty that this brings, the cockpit is designed and fitted out to saloon levels of comfort, ready to be enjoyed morning, noon and all night long. Out on the water, the hull and IPS drives grip the water well, allowing plenty of responsive, clean handling but without getting overly exciting – which is what we have come to expect from IPS boats – with handling falling somewhere between shafts and outdrives.

Fairline has created a masterpiece in sports cruiser design. The no-expense spared detail and top-drawer specification slip seamlessly into a boat so smooth, so refined, it feels distilled rather than constructed. A top end product with a price to match, we were expecting more from the IPS, but this is still one hell of a boat.”
Article by Nick Burnham and featured in Motor Boat & Yachting October 10th, 2007



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised B-Offshore or similar

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• All GRP with non-slip moulded decks.
• Dark blue hull topsides
• Teak laid to the cockpit sole, parts of the aft side decks, foredeck and bathing platform


Engine & gearbox:
• 2x Volvo Penta IPS 600 6-cylinder fuel injected diesel engines each producing 435 hp (870 combined)
• Engine cooling via saltwater intake.
• Volvo Penta Engine control display at helm station with 4” display

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours: approx. 490 as at August 2018
• Engines last serviced – 2018
• Cruising speed: approx. 27 knots
• Maximum speed: approx. 35 knots

Propulsion & Steering:
• Hydraulic power steering
• 1x IPS joystick at the helm station
• 1x IPS joystick in the cockpit
• Automatic trim tabs


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via an inverter, generator and shore power

Battery Banks:
• 12vDC batteries – there is a bank of 4x Varta 180amp batteries linked in parallel – All 2017

Charging & Inverter:
• Mastervolt automatic battery charger and inverter

• 2x engine-mounted alternators

• Onan 5KW Generator
• Generator hours: 95 hours as at August 2018
• Generator has been used for approximately 4 hours since its last service

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior


Fresh Water:
• Water is pressurised by 24vDC high-pressure pump system
• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout
• Hot water boiler tank via 220v immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• Electric bilge pump
• Manual bilge pump


• 996 litres fuel tank capacity

Fresh Water:
• 300 litres water tank capacity

Holding Tank:
• 250 litre holding tank


Navigation Equipment:
• Raymarine Aixom Plotter 9
• Raymarine E80 Chart plotter/radar
• Raymarine Ray240E VHF radio
• Raymarine ST6002 autopilot
• Helming compass

Communication Equipment:
• Raymarine Ray240E VHF radio
• Separate speaker for the VHF radio by the helm position


Galley Equipment:
• 220vAC Electric inset 2-ring ceramic hob
• Front opening refrigerator with freezer compartment
• Sharp integrated stainless-steel combination oven/microwave with grill
• 2x separate stainless-steel sink bowls with a mixer tap

Cockpit Galley Equipment:
• 220vAC ceramic hob
• Sink with tap inset to a worktop
• Icemaker
• Refrigerator

• 2x 12vDC electric flush heads
• Sink with hot & cold fresh water supply to each heads
• Separate shower cubicle to each head, each fitted with a shower head and thermostatic valve

Heating & Ventilation:
• Diesel fired hot air heating to the cabin

• JVC Stereo/radio/CD/DVD system with speakers to the saloon and cockpit
• TV in saloon
• TV in the mid guest cabin


Accommodation Summary:
• Sleeps up to 6 in two cabins plus converting saloon settee berth. Two heads, one ensuite to master cabin forward.

Accommodation Finish:
• Cherry interior joinery throughout
• Parquet flooring to the saloon area cabin sole
• Carpeting to the galley area and both sleeping cabins’ cabin sole
• White leather upholstery
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and exposed hull sides
• Grey coloured Corian worktop to the galley and wooden work top over the refrigerator
• Black Corian counter tops to the heads including a matching hinged top over the marine heads

Accommodation Layout from Forward:

Owner’s Cabin:
• Central double berth with storage draw under
• Portholes with blinds
• Mirror fronted hanging locker
• Further cupboard/locker space
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead and hull
• Deck hatch for ventilation with a blind
• Reading lights
• Deck head lights
• Carpeting to cabin sole

Owner’s Cabin’s En-Suite:
• Electric flush marine head with hinged Corian top over
• Black Corian countertop surround with wash basin and mixer tap over
• Separate circular shaped shower cubicle with sliding door and teak shower grate, showerhead and thermostatic valve
• Opening porthole

Saloon Area:
• Positioned to portside
• Large curved sofa with leather upholstery (doubles as additional sleeping berth)
• A pair of matching coloured stools
• Folding mahogany table
• Deck hatch with a blind
• TV mounted to a panel
• Speakers for TV/radio/CD
• Sliding panel concealing a radio/CD player and DVD player.
• Cupboard space
• Portholes
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead with recessed lighting
• Parquet flooring to the saloon area.

Galley Area:
• Cupboards and draws
• Grey coloured Corian work with a further wooden worktop over the refrigerator area.
• Inset 2-ring ceramic hob
• Inset twin separate stainless-steel bowl sinks with mixer tap
• Sharp combination stainless-steel oven/microwave/grill
• Front opening refrigerator with a freezer compartment
• Carpet to cabin sole

Full Beam Mid Guest Cabin:
• A double berth which can be easily converted to a pair of single berths
• Mirror fronted hanging locker
• Opening porthole
• White coloured vinyl panelling to deckhead
• Mirror fronted hanging locker
• Further storage draws
• Carpeting to cabin sole

Guest/Day Heads:
• Electric flush marine head with a hinged black Corian counter top over
• Black Corian countertop surround with wash basin and mixer tap over
• Separate shower cubicle with a door and teak shower grate, showerhead and thermostatic valve
• Opening porthole


• Stainless steel guard rail continues part way along the side decks and matching combined walkthrough pulpit with matching ladder and small bowsprit for accessing the boat via the bow
• Anchor locker
• Stainless cabin roof grab handrails to the foredeck
• Canvass aft cockpit enclosure with windows
• Windscreen wiper
• Demister to windscreen
• Electrically operated opening hardtop
• 12v socket by the helm position
• The aft area of the hardtop has skylights fitted with blinds
• Rail to the aft of the hardtop provides mounting positions for; the radar receiver, GPS receivers, the spotlight, navigation lights and VHF aerial
• Side windows to the cockpit area
• Foredeck sun pad with white cushions
• Single seat leather helm seat to starboard with matching bench seat/sun bed to portside
• Cockpit grab handle, cup holders and storage locker by cabin entrance
• Matching leather U-shaped cockpit sofa with folding and rotating teak topped table
• Part of the sofa back reclines electrically to form a sun bed with safety barriers formed by stainless posts and teak rails
• Cockpit speakers
• Cup holders
• Teak to cockpit sole, step to the bathing platform along with to the bathing platform itself and the aft areas of the side decks
• Cockpit galley comprising; a hinged timber top covering a ceramic hob, sink with tap inset to a worktop, ice maker and refrigerator
• Recessed down lighters to the hardtop
• Transom shower
• Lazarette housing the generator
• Secondary IPS joystick located in the cockpit with an integrated rubbish bin under
• Bilge pump control to cockpit
• Numerous storage cupboards/lockers to the cockpit and bathing platform areas
• Cockpit gate to the bathing platform
• Mood lighting to the cockpit
• Bathing ladder
• Electro-hydraulic passarelle
• Transom mounted kedge anchor and stainless-steel stern roller
• Removable tender cradle supports to the bathing platform

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC Anchor windlasses to bow and stern
• Bow Anchor and chain with bow roller
• Further Kedge anchor and chain with stainless-steel stern roller to the bathing platform
• Stainless steel mooring cleats
• Warps & fenders
• Boat hook


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Viewing arrangements

Lying: Stromstad - Sweden

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: James McNeil – Grabau International (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)7979 907210
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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