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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

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