Budget is an essential precondition for deciding which boat to buy, but is not enough. Choosing the appropiate sizes to serve your own need, such as cruising with your 4-members family, is another important pre-requisite. We have tagged flybridge boat as the models which better serve family cruising needs but, of course, their greater constructive complexity, due to the additional deck inevitably results into a higher cost. This is where we have begun to see what the market offers when we set che basic purchase price within 450 thousand euros.
VAT and accessories are excluded, considering that their total value normally ranges from 50 up to 200 thousand euros. This way, we can see which flybridge boat we can buy with half a million euros total. It is also interesting that two among the main Italian boat manifacturers – Azimut Benetti and Ferretti Group – have no models in this class and that Absolute Yachts has decided to abandon it. But don’t worry…there is no shortage of offers!
Bavaria Virtess 420 fly
The flagship models of Bavaria Yachts, this boat features Mediterranean layout and design. Amenities on the flybridge even include a BBQ area. Interiors accommodate a wide master cabin and two double guest berths.
Loa: 12.39m; b.max:4.21m; berths 6; engine: 2×370 hp
Beneteau Swift Trawler 44
Intended for serious cruising, the new creation features of Beneteau a semi-displacing hull, 1.400-litre fuel capacity, two cabins, a large bathroom and a dinette which can convert into an additional separate berth. The flybridge becomes a tender garage thanks to the topmast.
Loa: 13.88m; b.max: 4.25m; berths: 4+2; engines: 2×300 hp
Featon 1180 Fly
Galeon 430 Skydeck
The Polish boatyard, Galeon, offers its 13-metre model in two different versions: Flybridge and Skydeck. The latter is more compact, with two or three cabins. Power comes from standard shaft-drive engines but the owner can also choose an IPS propulsion system.
Jeanneau Velasco 43F
Designed by Tony Castro, the flybridge model of Jeanneau Yachts features a new design. Both topmast and forward section of the superstructure have been removed for a more streamline silhouette and a sleeker bow. Noteworthy is the little fore bulb, to support displacement speeds. Below deck, two cabins and bathrooms.
From: 363.000 €
Designed by Garroni, this 42-footer by Prestige Yachts features streamlined lines, two separate cabins and two bathrooms. Jernej Jakopin has taken care of the naval architecture, introducing a hull specially designed for IPS engine configuration.
From: 360.800 €
Highlights of this Sealine‘s model include a large flybdrige equipped with one of the two BBQ areas available on board (the second one is aft), hydraulically-operated bathing platform, all-glass superstructure and sunpad/lounge in the bow. The boat is also available with three double cabins and two bathrooms.
From: 399.950 €
Sessa Marine Fly 42
From: 374.000 €