Targa 44 - boat of the year 2009
Early this year, the Targa 44 was again awarded with a prestigious prize – the “Boat of the Year 2009” award in the category Wheelhouse & Walkaround.
The ceremony was held in London where Guy Adams from Wessex Marine proudly received the award. The organizers behind the award are the magazines Motorboat & Yachting and Motorboat Monthly. In 2007 the Targa 31 was awarded with the same prize (read more).
The motivation of the jury was quite overwhelming and a great
testimonial for the Targa concept and the quality and the performance of
the boat – and the whole Targa range. Below you can read the motivation
“If ever a boat deserved its billing as the “4x4 of the sea” then
this is it. When the rest of the Round-Britain race fleet opted to skip
a leg and head for Wales by road, the crew of a standard production Botnia Targa simply turned up the stereo and battled round Land’s End into the teeth of the gale. On test the new IPS-powered Targa 44 delivered 38 knots into a Force 6 with 11 people on board - more than enough to convince us that this was not only the clear winner of our Wheelhouse & Walkaround award but our favorite 4x4 by far."