11-metre cabin boats with outboard and flybridge, the new frontier of cruising. Outboard boats are now seen on any length of the boat and the latest trend is to install them on small flybridges, around 10-11 metres. There are several examples on the market. Let’s take a look at three models together.
The first feature is that the outboards, positioned at the stern of the boat, are covered by a sundeck. This solution hides them from view, greatly muffles the noise, but still keeps them easily accessible in all circumstances. Why put outboards on board a boat of this type? Reasons include ease of maintenance, the space you gain without an engine room inside and the fact that more and more owners are asking for them.
And then there’s the growing range of these marine engines in terms of power too, and they’re really hitting the market. The exterior design is bold, despite the flybridge.
You can appreciate the space in the stern cockpit area, where there is also the outboard cover, which can be used as a sundeck when the boat is stationary. The large interior saloon has a full galley behind the rather bright helm station. Above the wheelhouse is a window that allows even more light to enter the interior. On the right, the sofa and table can accommodate up to 5 or 6 people for dinner. By lowering the table this area becomes an additional bed. Below deck, as throughout the boat, a lot of attention has been paid to liveability. There are two cabins: one in the bow, with windows in the side and another in the middle of the boat, on the right, with another double bed. There is also a bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
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The Beneteau Antares 11 Fly (click here) is a cabin motorboat with outboard and flybridge. The cockpit opens with a folding side. On the deck is the saloon with galley. It is powered by two 300 hp outboards and has five berths in two cabins. In the fly version, there is a second position from which to steer the boat, lie down, eat and relax as if on a private terrace.
This powerboat from Beneteau features an intelligent modular design and a focus on leisure activities. The Beneteau Antares 11 is a classic family cruiser, designed to enjoy the sea wherever you are, whether sailing offshore or at anchor. The sundeck on the foredeck is ideal for lounging and is protected from the sun’s rays by a Bimini top.
The Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095 Fly was born from the work of the French shipyard’s technical department with the support of Centkowski & Denert Design Studio. The hull was designed for outboard motorisation, which allows for more space below deck. On the outside, the two large side platforms still provide rapid access to the sea. The boat is 9.94 metres at the waterline and, therefore, with the possibility of not registering it in Italy.
On the deck, we have the saloon with a kitchen unit on the starboard side, equipped with a sink, 80 litres capacity fridge and gas hob. The dinette consists of two sofas separated by a height-adjustable table, and the bow seat has a fold-down backrest. The helm station is on the starboard side with the latest generation of instrumentation starting with the Garmin GPSMAP 922xs chartplotter/echo sounder. Below decks, the sleeping area of the Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095 Fly is divided into three cabins.