Soundings - - Contents - — Gary Re­ich

paints are of­ten used to fight bar­na­cles, but now sci­en­tists may have found a bet­ter so­lu­tion.

Se­away, the Slove­nian builder of 33- to 65-foot hy­brid yachts, plans to de­but its fly­bridge—the Green­line 45 Fly—at the Mi­ami In­ter­na­tional Boat Show in Fe­bru­ary. The 45 Fly joins the 48 and 65 in the builder’s fly­bridge range. It has a pair of 220-hp Volvo Penta D3 diesels with con­ven­tional shafts and pro­pel­lers. The shafts also have in­line, clutched elec­tric mo­tors that spin the shafts un­der elec­tric-only propul­sion and charge the lithium-ion bat­tery bank, which also recharges by shore power or via the top­side so­lar pan­els.

Top elec­tric-only speed is 6 knots, with a cruise around 4 knots. The elec­tric-only range should be 15 to 20 nau­ti­cal miles at 4 knots. Top speed with the Volvo Pen­tas is 25 knots.

The 45 Fly’s hard-edged, sporty styling is by J&J De­sign in Slove­nia. Marco Casali of Italy’s Too De­sign cre­ated the in­te­rior. The guest state­room has an is­land queen-size berth in the bow, while the amid­ships mas­ter state­room has an is­land king. Each has an en­suite head with en­closed shower.

Out­side, the 45 Fly’s cock­pit has a teak swim plat­form and a tran­som grill. The fly­bridge has ad­di­tional cook­ing space, lounge seat­ing and a helm sta­tion. Base price for the 45 Fly is $575,000.

Green­line Yachts North Amer­ica, Fort Laud­erdale, Flor­ida. (954) 3811783, green­line­hy­bridusa.com

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