"Beulah III", Fairline Targa 37 Sportsboat Lying Essex
St Katherine's dock London
My wife and I have owned this boat for 6 seasons, we have cruised approx 100 hours per year from our base at Brightlingsea to various places from St Katharine's in London, Poole in Dorset, Holland, Belgium, and Northern France, sometimes with family, including Grandchildren.
Beulah is very comfortable in up to moderate seas, the Oleinski designed hull is renowned for excellent sea keeping, driving her downwind is an exhilarating experience, she has always inspired confidence. We have crossed the English channel several times safe in the knowledge the boat will cope with much more than we will.
Manoeuvring her in close quarters is very easy. With outdrive power, the Bowthruster, and the helm indicator she can be made to go sideways; going astern is a simple manoeuvre as you can vector the sterndrives, the boat will also turn in its own length.
On Passage across the North Sea to Ostend
Top speed is 36 Knots; comfortable and economical cruising is 25Knots, our average diesel consumption including slow running through the moorings is 8.5 gallons per hour, both engines
There is ample space for entertaining, with two levels of seating in the cockpit, a large sun pad and the saloon downstairs.
There is loads of stowage space.
Children are well catered for in a safe cockpit with the lockable transom door
This is our second Fairline Targa. After six seasons time has come to move on, the Fairline boats in our view are the best on the market and a bigger model beckons