Botnia Targa Targa 27

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The manufacturers describe the Botnia Targa boats as ‘The 4x4 of the Sea’. This bold claim has been well proven with examples of the various models to be found in all corners of the globe in service as both commercial and recreational craft. The walk-around, self-draining deck layout with a well-protected wheelhouse and flybridge lending itself to shorthanded operation.

Purchased by her current owner in 2020 the Targa 27 STARCUS has proven herself well suited to exploring the west coast of Scotland. Based on her mooring in Crinan she regularly visits the islands of Colonsay and Coll and has safely cruised to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Offered for sale afloat and ready for the 2024 season her inventory highlights include:

Original gelcoat finish to hull and decks, professionally polished March 2024.
Underwater hull antifouled March 2024
Volvo Penta D4-260A marine diesel engine, just over 400hrs of running since installation (2013)
Volvo Penta DP outdrive leg
Outdrive leg bellows replaced winter 2022/23
Vetus bowthruster
Bennett trim tabs
Solar panel with Victron charge controller 2021
Hardwired 230VAC shore power system
Victron Energy Blue Power battery charger
Raymarine Axiom 7 with Raymarine 3D RealVision transducer. Navionics Cartography for the UK and Ireland
Standard Horizon GX1500E DSCVHF with CommandMic at flybridge helm station
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Rocna anchor

Freshly launched after a winter ashore the Bonita Targa 27 STARCUS is presented afloat and ready for immediate viewing.

‘Apart form a clever layout, the Targa also offers plenty of sea kindly performance and fast passage making potential, together with a stout build. As one interested party at a boat show commented, “All you have to do is add some imagination as to what you want to do and where you want to go”.’

Motor Boats Monthly – Targa 27 Boat Report
(Full copy available)


Hull Construction:
GRP moulded hull
Sandwich laminate construction
GRP formed internal structural members
Medium to deep Vee hull form, deadrise 24 degrees forward dropping to 19 degrees aft
Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Professional polish of topsides and superstructure March 2024
Underwater hull finished in black antifouling, applied March 2024

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP moulded deck incorporating gunwales and forward seating
Deck self draining with moulded recesses to accommodate deck hatches
GRP moulded wheelhouse superstructure, sandwich laminate construction
Wheelhouse laminate to deck moulding internally
Original gelcoat finish to deck moulding
Moulded non-slip pattern texture on deck panels
Toughened glass windows


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta D4-260A marine diesel engine (2013)
260hp @ 3,500rpm
4 cylinders, turbocharged, indirectly cooled
Volvo Penta DP outdrive leg
Dual engine control stations
Volvo Penta EPC fly-by-wire single lever control system

Maintenance & Performance:
Recorded engine running hours @March 2024 – 402hrs
Engine last serviced autumn 2023
Outdrive leg bellows replaced winter 2022/23
Cruising speed 18kts
Max Speed 28kts
Selection of general cruising spares for engine

Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta DP outdrive leg
Volvo Penta alloy duo props
Hydraulic dual station steering
Power Assisted

Bow Thruster:
Tunnel-mounted bow thruster
Single control station at lower helm

Trim Tabs:
Bennett electro-hydraulic system
Dual control stations

Autohelm system – Not operational


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16 amp connection point
Hardwired RCD protected system
3 pin UK sockets, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC
Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC

Victron Energy Blue Power Charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp
3 outlet

Single engine mounted alternator

Solar Panel:
Sunbeam Nordic 104w panel – mounted on wheel house roof (2021)
Victron Smart Solar MPPT 75/15 charge controller with Bluetooth connectivity (2021)
Charging engine start battery
Other Electrical:
Searchlight on wheelhouse roof
Stainless steel pantograph wiper arms to port and starboard
Engine space blower
12VDC charging sockets at internal helm station


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap in heads
Shower fitting in heads compartment
Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water or 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump
Bilge level alarm

Deck Wash:
Salt water deck wash system
Quick-release hose connection port on transom


Single fuel tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate capacity 350ltrs
Inspection hatch fitted to allow cleaning of tank
Tank drained and fully cleaned in 2021

Fresh Water:
Single freshwater tank
Plastic tank construction
Approximate capacity 200ltrs


On Flybridge:
Depth/Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50 Tri-data display

At Internal Helm Station:
Plotter/Fishfinder – Raymarine Axiom 7 with Raymarine 3D RealVision transducer. Navionics Cartography for the UK and Ireland
Depth/Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50 Tri-data display
Magnetic compass

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon GX1500E with CommandMic at flybridge helm station


Cooker – Two burner gas hob, built in as part of sink unit
Fridge – Front loading fridge mounted in base of helm seat.
Stainless steel sink/hob unit

Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet
Washhand basin
Mixer tap
Shower fitting
Shower sump drain pump

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system – Not currently functioning.
Air heating matrix, fed by engine cooling water providing cabin heating and screen demister

Overhead lighting in wheelhouse
Overhead lighting in lower accommodation
Reading lights in cabin


Summary of Accommodation:
Wheelhouse with seating for helm and passengers
Lower accommodation are with berths for up to 4 persons
External heads compartment

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work internally of teak faced plywood with solid teak trims
Teak and holly veneered soleboard
Joinery work all finished in an oil
GRP moulded heads compartment

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Located forward of wheelhouse centrally
Accessed from foredeck via opening door.
Step down into heads compartment below deck level
Manual marine toilet located outboard, forward to port side.
Counter top aft with inset wash hand basin
Storage locker beneath countertop unit
Compartment fitted with sole grating and sump beneath with electric drain pump

Sliding doors to access wheelhouse from port and starboard sided decks.
Forward facing seats for helm and navigator to port and starboard forward
Helm station forward to starboard with wheel forward of helm seat. Engine controls, dash display, switch panel and nav instrument forward of helm
Plotter located inboard of helm station, visible from either of the forward seats
Teak countertop spanning forward end of wheel house to port of helm station with lifting sections
Stainless steel galley unit with inset sink and twin burner gas cooker beneath port side lifting section.
Storage compartment beneath central lifting section of countertop
Fridge built-in to base of helm seat to starboard
L-shaped saloon bench settee wrapping around aft end of wheel house
Height adjustable, pole-mounted, folding; saloon table which can stow against the deck head.
With table dropped both forward seats can be swivelled round to face inward.

Lower Accommodation Space:
Accessed by companionway from wheelhouse, centrally between the aft wheelhouse seating.
Two steps down to lower compartment sole.
Berths to port and starboard in a quarter berth style extending fore and aft.
Berths of approximately 3.65m in length and could sleep up to 4 persons
Storage locker space beneath berths.


Targa trademark walk round deck layout.
Single bow roller centrally with Rocna anchor self-stowing in roller.
Stainless steel grabrail to port and starboard sided of bow
Anchor windlass mounted on elevated section of foredeck centrally.
Locker space beneath elevated section of foredeck
Forward cockpit area forward of wheel house.
GRP moulded seating wrapping around cockpit area with storage lockers in seat base
Teak cockpit table, mounting on forward deck with removable leg
Large under deck storage locker accessed by lifting hatch
Heads compartment accessed via opening door at forward end of wheelhouse
Stainless steel grabrail on gunwale top running aft from foredeck and wrapping around aft deck with teak capping rail.
Flybridge located on aft end of wheelhouse, accessed from aft deck
Two plastic forward facing seats with external helm station to starboard
Shaped Perspex windscreen wrapping around flybridge
Stainless steel A-frame fitted over flybridge
Bathing platform mounted on transom with teak grating and folding swim ladder

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Rocna 10kg anchor on 30m, 8mm chain and 20m warp rode
Kedge Anchor – with dedicated chain and warp rode
Anchor Windlass – Lofrans electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Remote control in forward locker. Secondary control switch at internal helm station
Fenders – Selection
Mooring Warps – Selection
Warp/Chain bridle for use with courtesy moorings


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Anchor light – plug in type
Running lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago 4 person valise liferaft, new March 2020, service now due
EPIRB – McMurdo SmartFind Plus
Radar reflector

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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New or used
United Kingdom


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Volvo Penta D4-260A marine diesel engine (2013) 260hp @ 3,500rpm 4 cylinders, turbocharged, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta DP outdrive leg Dual engine control stations Volvo Penta EPC fly-by-wire single lever control system
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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