Targa 31 - Motorboat of the year 2007
The Targa 31 won the award in the wheelhouse and walk-around category. The prize was received by Targas English dealer David Adams at the glamorous awards ceremony.
The motivation of the jury was: “The Winner is the boat whose hardy exterior belies a unique combination of cruising comforts and performance.”
This is how the English boat press commented the award:
Motorboat & Yachting, February 2007:
"We were tempted to
give this award to the new 42 but there’s something about the 31 that we
find even more appealing. For starters it has the pace and agility to
embarrass many a so-called sport-cruiser. Then there’s the build quality,
which shares more in common with a Swiss bank vault than a boat. Even
the rugged styling and functional layout has an enduring appeal that
keeps used ones in demand. But above all it’s a fantastically usable boat
that every one of us would love to own.
" Motorboat Monthly, February 2007: "The entire Targa range is worthy of praise. Boldly and with utter certainty, Targa has followed its own path, reminding us of the virtues of fine sea keeping, boating practicality and substantial build." But of all the boats in its range the 31 stands out for its unique combination of cruising comforts, excellent deck area and the sort of thrilling performance that would many a so-called sport-cruiser run and hide. This is the boat we would all own if our heads had the whole say. In fact, there are plenty of hearts out there that would agree.