The 40th Anniversary Edition of the prestigious Cannes Yachting Festival wrapped up in mid-September, leaving in its wake, thousands of awe inspired guests and a few award winning luxury motor yachts. One of the show’s most coveted awards, for “Best Exterior Design,” went to UK based Fairline Yachts for their Targa 63 GTO. The award, which was bestowed at the Festivals Word Yacht Trophies event, which has been described as the “Oscars of Yachting,” went to Alberto Mancini, who collaborated on the design of the all new Targa 63 GTO. It was a night to be remembered for Mancini, who also picked up the esteemed Designer of the Year award.
According to a company Press Release announcing the award, “the Targa 63 GTO features the world-class combination of Mancini’s stunning Italian styling, rigorous and proven naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack, and the hand-crafted, made in Great Britain quality of Fairline’s passionate and skilled craftsmen.”
The Judges were most impressed with “the quality, craftsmanship and collaborative work that went into creating the Targa 63 GTO.”
Award winners, from left, Alberto Mancini, Karl Gilding, Andrey Lomakin, Alexander Volov, Igor Glyanenko and Russell Currie accepting the award at Cannes. – Courtesy Fairline -http://www.fairline.com/en/news/fairlines-targa-63-gto-crowned-winner-at-2017-world-yachts-trophies
Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts, said of the win, “This award is testament to the hard work of all the Fairline Yachts team over the last 18 months. The award cements our place as one of the ‘brands to beat’ in this highly competitive industry. We would like to thank the judges for their consideration and decision, along with every member of the Fairline team for all of their hard work, which made this colossal achievement possible.”
According to the Fairline Yachts, “Mancini’s Italian flair and Vripack’s legendary ingenuity has led to a yacht that’s innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish. In fact, we not only like to think of the Targa 63 GTO as the flagbearer of Fairline’s design future, but also as testament to the best of British boatbuilding.”
The Targa 63 GTO made its world premier debut at the Cannes Festival of Yachting, see Motor Boat and Yachting’s complete review of the new luxury motor yacht in the video below.
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[Main Image – Courtesy Fairline Yachts – http://www.fairline.com/en/boats/targa/63-gto/gallery]