LENGTH 44ft 4in (13.55m) BEAM 13ft 9in (4.2m) ENGINES Volvo Penta IPS400/500/600 TOP SPEED 32 knots PRICE FROM £496,136 inc UK VAT
The F430 is the flybridge version of the C430 coupé (launched at last year’s show) and the first chance to see this model on British soil.
The design feels like it was destined to be a flybridge from the outset and for a boat just shy of 45ft (13.7m) the top deck is impressively large thanks to its extended overhang. There is space for a double helm seat, generous dinette and a wetbar up here.
The foredeck seating features a flip-up bench at its forward end, so a couple can sit and enjoy the view from here too.
The interior is exactly the same as its coupe sibling (minus a sunroof) and includes a bright saloon with an aft galley that opens up easily to the well-protected cockpit. Glass plays a huge part in the main deck’s appeal and it’s always good to see a side door adjacent to the helm so the skipper can help with crewing.
Below decks there is the option of two or three cabins, if you opt for the latter the standard full-beam master cabin amidships is split in two to create a pair of twins. An interesting quirk is that if you opt for the two-cabin arrangement you still get access to the master from either side of the passageway.
There is the option to have IPS400 or 500 but we would go for the largest IPS600 (twin 435hp) motors to ensure performance isn’t laboured when the boat is fully loaded.
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The saloon is bursting with natural light; the side door is a useful addition
The full-beam master can be split in two to create a pair of twin guest cabins