Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

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Catchalot
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Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Catchalot » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:57 am

Hello from a new member!
Can anyone explain the fundamental differences between the early (1991) Targa 34 and the Targa 30/33 model of the same year? Both models have the 'curved' screen, transom door, Volvo AD41's and appear to have a similar internal and cockpit layout, but are there differences with the hull shape, hull length, beam etc which might contribute to better handling or sea worthiness in one case??
The bathing platform is slightly shorter on the early Targa 34 which changes the stern profile slightly compared to the 30/33, but there may be other significant differences.
I am sure there will be members with this knowledge to hand and their thoughts would be appreciated.

Utopia
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Re: Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Utopia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:50 pm

Hi,
The 34 is bigger in length and width. The transom door is on the opposite side to the 30/33 and the seats etc.
The saloon is larger with a U shaped sofa rather than the L shape on the 30/33. There are other small differences

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Re: Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Catchalot » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:33 pm

Hello,

Many thanks for the response.
I had been looking into this further and believe the reason why the U-shaped sofa on the 34 is only L-shaped on the 30/33 is that the aft cabin door is positioned differently on the 30/33 and opens directly into the cabin where the sofa is.
More importantly though, you suggest the hull on the 34 is actually longer and wider than the 30/33 which is of course the key point I was querying, whereas I had suspected the hulls may have been the same and it was only Fairline using different model numbers to suit their marketing.
Does anyone have first-hand experience of both models to comment about one boat handling better than the other?

Utopia
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Re: Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Utopia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:07 pm

The 34 is longer and wider.
I have a friend who is selling his 34 on EBay

Utopia
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Re: Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Utopia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:10 pm

I used to own a 1991 30/33 and they are a fantastic sea boat, the 34 is is just as good and solid, they build them probably in those days

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Re: Targa 34 v Targa 30/33

Post by Utopia » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Sorry I meant properly 🤪

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