I wanna…Fly! – 8 ideas of flybridge from 12 to 14 meters


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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

From: 349.900 €

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

From: 375.600 €

Featon 1180 Fly

Featon, the Spanish brand, part of Astondoa Group, launches this top-of-the-line flybridge, inspired by the typical design, lines and function of American fishermen while providing families with three cabins and a forward sun pad. Price is really interesting.
Loa: 11.93m; b.max 3.95m; berths: 4+2; engines: 2×370 hp
From: 225.900 €

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.

Loa: 13.25m; b.max: 4.16m; berth: 4+2; engines: 2×320 hp
From: 419.000 €

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.

Loa: 13.70m; b.max: 4.13m; berth: 4+2; engines: 2 x 380 hp

From: 363.000 €

Prestige 420

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.

Loa: 12.64m; b. max: 3.97m; berth: 4+2; engines: 2×300 hp

From: 360.800 €

Sealine F430

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.

Loa: 13.55m; b. max : 4.20m; berth: 4+2; engines: 2xVolvo IPS400

From: 399.950 €

Sessa Marine Fly 42

Christian Grande has provided this boat by Sessa Marine with two sun pads: one in the bow and the other on the flybridge. The main deck is entirely dedicated to conviviality: the two cabins ( with the master’s one in the bow), the two bathrooms and the galley are all positioned on the lower deck. As usual, power comes from IPS engines.
Loa: 13.10m; b.max: 3.90m; berth: 4+1; engines: 2xVolvo IPS500

From: 374.000 €



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