Botnia Targa 27 (1997) for sale in Largs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom

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The Botnia Targa 27 VALIANT, built in 1997 and currently lying afloat at Largs Marina in North Ayrshire, UK, is an exemplary model known as the "4x4 of the Sea." Measuring 8.56 meters in length with a beam of 3.04 meters, this robust vessel is equipped with dual Volvo Penta KAD32 diesel engines, enhancing its safety and performance. Highlights include a Vetus bow thruster, Bennett electro-hydraulic trim tabs, extensive navigation and communication systems like the B&G Vulcan 9 MFD plotter, and comprehensive onboard amenities such as a pressurised water system and various electrical upgrades. With both recreational and commercial capabilities, the Targa 27 VALIANT offers a versatile maritime experience backed by a sturdy construction profile and recent maintenance.

General information
Botnia Targa 27
Used power boat for sale
Price comment
Rare twin engine configuration.
Name of boat
Length overall
8.56 metres
Length waterline
8.01 metres
3.04 metres
0.90 metres
3,900 kg
Largs, North Ayrshire, United Kingdom

About this Botnia Targa 27


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.

The Targa 27 VALIANT is a rare to find twin engine version of the design, fitted with twin Volvo Penta KAD32 diesel engines; offering increase safety and security when cruising further afield. Offered for sale with a comprehensive inventory her highlights include:

Original gelcoat finished to GRP mouldings

Twin Volvo Penta KAD32 (175hp) marine diesel engines

Volvo Penta DPE outdrive legs with duo props (new props 2023)

Vetus tunnel-mounted bow thruster

Bennett electro-hydraulic system

Hardwired 230VAC shore power system

Ctek battery charger

B&G Vulcan 9 MFD plotter/fishfinder with ForwardScan transducer (2021)

B&G V50 DSC VHF (2021)

Raymarine C80 classic MFD plotter/radar with Raymarine 2kw radome scanner

Wheelhouse mounted searchlight

Jabsco manual marine toilet

Lewmar electric windlass

Beaching legs

Lying afloat on her berth in Largs Marina the Targa 27 VALIANT is ready for immediate viewing by prior appointment.


‘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 August 2023

Underwater hull finished in blue antifouling, applied August 2023

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

Teak slats to finish forward seating

Toughened glass windows


Port Engine:

Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine

175hp @ 3,800rpm

4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled

Volvo Penta sterndrive

Dual control stations

Single lever morse controls

Starboard Engine:

Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine

175hp @ 3,800rpm

4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled

Volvo Penta sterndrive

Dual control stations

Single lever morse controls

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced June 2023

Outdrive leg bellows replaced 2018

Exhaust elbows replaced on both engines 2023

Supercharger for Starboard engine overhauled and clutch replaced 2023

New set of Duo Props fitted to both outdrives in August 2023

Starboard engine injectors removed and overhauled 2019

Starboard drive leg trim cylinder stripped and overhauled 2019

Port drive leg stripped and overhauled 2018

Morse control cables replaced throughout 2018

Cruising speed 18kts

Max Speed 28kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Volvo Penta DPE outdrive leg

Volvo Penta alloy duo props

Trim gauges for each leg at lower helm station

Hydraulic dual station steering

Power Assisted steering

Bow Thruster:

Vetus tunnel-mounted bow thruster

Single control station at lower helm

Trim Tabs:

Bennett electro-hydraulic system

Dual control stations


Cetrek Pilot 730 control head

Hydraulic drive unit


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:

Starboard Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC

Port Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC

Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC

Bow Thruster Battery – 1x 12VDC


Ctek MXS25 battery charger (2017)

230VAC – 12VDC, 25amp

Fitted with leads and crocodile clips, can charge any of the batteries in engine space


Single engine mounted alternator on each engine

Other Electrical:

Searchlight on wheelhouse roof, manually controlled from lower helm station


Stainless steel pantograph wiper arms to port and starboard

Engine space blower

12VDC charging sockets at internal and external helm stations


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 – Forward and aft pumps



Single fuel tank

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate capacity 350ltrs

Fresh Water:

Single freshwater tank

Plastic tank construction

Approximate capacity 200ltrs


On Flybridge:

Magnetic Compass

At Internal Helm Station:

Plotter/Radar – Raymarine C80 classic MFD with Raymarine 2kw radome scanner

Plotter/Fishfinder – B&G Vulcan 9 MFD with ForwardScan transducer (2021)

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – B&G V50 (2021)



Stainless steel sink with cold water tap


Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet

Wash hand basin

Mixer tap

Shower fitting

Shower sump drain pump


Overhead lighting in wheelhouse

Overhead lighting in lower accommodation


Summary of Accommodation:

Wheelhouse with seating for helm and passengers

Lower accommodation with two single berths

External heads compartment

Accommodation Finish:

Joinery work internally of teak faced plywood with solid teak trims

Teak and holly veneered soleboard

Joinery work finished in varnish or 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.

Countertop 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

Secondary plotter / fishfinder mounted overhead above helm station, centrally

DSC VHF, clock and barometer mounted overhead outboard to port

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.

Single berths to port and starboard in a quarter berth style extending forward

Storage locker space beneath berths.



Targa trademark walk round deck layout.

Single bow roller centrally with Delta anchor self-stowing in roller.

Stainless steel grabrail to port and starboard side 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 – Delta anchor on chain and warp rode

Anchor Windlass – Lewmar electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls on deck with secondary control station at internal helm

Fenders – Selection

Mooring Warps – Selection

Beaching Legs – Yacht Leg and Cradle Company extendable alloy legs


GRP dinghy with weaver snap davits to stow on bathing platform

Fitted with beaching wheels

Outboard – Johnson 2.3hp, 4-stroke


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:

Running lights

Life saving:

Liferaft – XM Yachting 6 person ISO/ORC canister liferaft – service now due



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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2x Volvo Penta KAD32 marine diesel engine 175hp @ 3,800rpm 4-cylinder, supercharged, turbocharged with aftercooler, indirectly cooled Volvo Penta sterndrive Dual control stations Single lever morse controls
Fuel capacity
350 litres
Drinking water capacity
200 litres
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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