Greenline hybrid to boast style and substance | BOATING

FLYBRIDGE FANCY: The new, sleek-looking hybrid Greenline is set to fly from next year. Picture: Supplied
FLYBRIDGE FANCY: The new, sleek-looking hybrid Greenline is set to fly from next year. Picture: Supplied

Greenline Yachts is expanding the fleet with its latest member, the Greenline 45 Fly.

Greenline will reveal the Slovenian marque’s smallest flybridge version early next year, featuring the option of either silent electric running or outright performance.

Photographs released by Greenline recently reveal that the outside of the Greenline 45 Fly has an extremely sporty character that is enlightened by the sleek and stylish wings at the back of the flybridge.

The proposed full beam flybridge superstructure expands over the entire width of the yacht.

This has the effect of protecting the sidewalks and covering the cockpit from rain and sun.

Lead by recently appointed head of product development Luka Modrijan, the 45 Fly’s exteriors were penned J & J Design.

Meanwhile, the interior has been crafted by Marco Casali from Too Design.

The Greenline 45 Fly will be introducing new propulsion, for easier manoeuvring.

Sticking true to Greenline’s environmentally friendly boating philosophy, the 45 Fly will be available with the H-Drive, hybrid technology.

This will allow choice between electric engines cruising at 6 knots and shaft diesel engines reaching speeds of 25 knots with two 370 HP engines.

The Greenline 45 Fly is also introducing IPS with IPS 500 or IPS 600 setups where top speeds reach more than 30 knots.

Greenlines are equipped with full-size fridge and freezer unit, induction stove, microwave and AC sockets, no need for adaptors.

All 2019 models have AC power as standard.

They also have the battery power and solar panels to back it up.

The flybridge features comfortable lounge and sunbathing areas, a two-seater bench and helmsman’s position topped off with a fully equipped wet bar.

The 45 Fly now comes with the option of adding a fixed flybridge T-Top, tripling the capacity of solar panels while also making entertaining on the terrace even more appealing.

The main deck of the 45 Fly was designed with both comfort and convenience in mind.

The hydraulic bathing platform has cockpit access on both sides of the comfortable seating area.  

Accessible from the bathing platform, there is a large toy storage with a unique aft wet bar featuring a barbecue, sink and a worktop, light-emitting diode (LED) lit for evening dinner preparations and cup holders to keep the cook hydrated at all times.

A galley connects the cockpit and salon.

There, the boat features a U-shaped lounge area with a settee facing to starboard.

The helmsman’s position has a side door for easy single-handed manoeuvring.

Impressively designed cut-outs in the caprails enhance visibility from the VIP cabin in the bow area.

Further forward on the bow deck lies another sun lounge.

This has an optional Bimini and anchor locker for access to the anchor roller and windlass.

One of features of the yacht highlighted is the mid-ship cabin with an island king-size bed, complemented by full beam portholes, with some magnificent views to both sides.

The extra-large guest cabin is situated in the bow and also comes with an island queen-size bed.

Both cabins also offer a private bathroom with a separate shower and a full-size walk in wardrobe.

If more sleeping capacity is what you’re after, the guest wardrobe can even be converted into a third cabin – complete with a bunk bed with a generous wardrobe closet.

SUPER CIRCUIT COMING

There are plans afoot for a new TP52 Australian circuit later this year. 

The Australian circuit will start in November, visiting Sydney, Pittwater and Newcastle.

“The guys are fans of Newcastle and the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club,” says Marcus Blackmore, vitamin king and the owner of the TP52 Hooligan.

“We’ll be able to have really good racing.”

Hooligan, brought to Australia by Marcus Blackmore last year after being anointed TP52 Super Series champion, is proving her worth.

In recognition of the disparate ages and purposes between the boats, there will be a trophy reflecting an age allowance.

PROPOSAL SPARKS FISHY FEUD

Details for a proposed Marine Park in the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bioregion have sparked an angry backlash from local fishermen, who fear that it will result in them being locked out of many popular fishing spots. 

The proposed park adds to the existing list of aquatic reserves by creating a network of 25 sites with special status encompassing sanctuary zones, conservation zones and special purpose zones.

While the new zones don't target boating activities specifically, the potential impacts for boaters may include anchoring restrictions or boat speed limits in some areas.

Jack O’Rourke is a contributor to Ocean Media.