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

Motorboat & Yachting - - Southampton Boat Show Preview -

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

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