A new build joins the growing Finnish-made Targa fleet. The Targa 27.2 is more of a tweak than an overhaul to the original 27.1 model, a build billed as a four-by-four of the sea. What new features are offered with this evolution?
The 27.2 boasts a slightly larger length and beam to the build, 13 cm and 6 cm respectively. Although this doesn’t sound like much, one standout feature of Targas are their clever use of interior space, and every inch counts. The aft berth of the 27.1 has been blown up a bit to accommodate up to four passengers. The head is larger too with a standard vs optional enclosed compartment. The engine compartment has also been revisited with room for the entire range of Volvo Penta D6-330, D6-370, and D6-400 diesel engine lineup. The performance naturally varies according to the engine chosen, with reported cruising speed range of 22 to 29 knots and maximum speed range of 35 to 39 knots.
Other than these marked but subtle improvements, the 27.2, offered locally by Cardinal Yacht Sales, still has the fundamentally rugged performance cruiser chops of the 27.1. Notable on the exterior is the two-seat flybridge, modest but nice bonus for a boat this size. The deep-set foredeck is another hallmark design feature with lots of padded seating. There’s a large swim step off the stern too for ease of water-based activities.