The first thing I noticed about the Targa 63 GTO—the O stands for Open—is how she performs double duty as an enclosed motoryacht and an open express boat. The salon door simply slides to starboard then drops, along with the salon window, down into the deck. This is a trick I’ve seen before, but considering the size of the door and window on the 63 it’s impressive.
The feeling of openness continues into the salon where deck-level windows and an expansive sunroof fill the space with light, even on a cloudy day. A smart touch that you won’t notice is that the windows are enhanced with a film that reduces harmful UV rays by as much as 50 percent. That’s forward thinking you really can’t put a price on.
It’s pretty rare that onboard furniture impresses me, but looking at the table in the salon prompted one of those why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moments. Built on an angular pedestal, when it’s lowered to coffee-table level there’s an appropriate amount of space to walk around it. When dinner’s ready the table raises up to the perfect forearm-resting height at which you don’t have to hunch forward. And that’s not its only trick. The center section of the table folds up and allows the guest, or antsy children, to escape from the center of the C-shaped settee without having to slide under it or ask the other four to five guests to get up and out of the way. Those are the kinds of details that make the 63 special.