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1 HYBRID FLY BRIDGE BREAKS COVER
Not content with conquering the market for affordable, eco-friendly coupés, Greenline is now turning its attention to the popular flybridge sector. The all-new 45 Fly is the first mainstream flybridge boat to offer a dieselelectric hybrid engine as a factory-fit option.
With a top speed of 25 knots on diesel power and a near silent electric cruising mode of 6 knots, it claims to offer the best of both worlds. Power comes from a pair of standard 370hp Volvo D6 engines on shafts mated to a 40kw electric motor. An IPS version with a top speed of over 30 knots is also available but not with hybrid power.
All models come with solar panels and high capacity batteries as standard, so you can run AC power sockets and a full set of domestic appliances at anchor without the need for shore power or a genset.
Exterior styling by J&J Design and an interior by Italian Marco Casali ensures the 45 Fly looks just as sharp as its diesel-only rivals. It’s also claiming a number of world-first features, including the largest flybridge in its class, a hydraulic platform with a separate toy garage, and an exceptionally large pair of full beam cabins with their own walk-in wardrobes.
The standard layout has a full beam master cabin amidships, which sits low in the deck to create as much headroom as possible, and a VIP cabin forward. Both cabins are said to enjoy exceptional natural light thanks to the large windows and cutaway bulwarks forward. An optional third bunk cabin can be added at the expense of the walk-in wardrobes.
The hybrid model has a max speed of 25 knots while the IPS version will top 30 knots