Slovenia yacht builder, Greenline Yachts, will expand their range of eco-conscious motor yachts with the introduction of the groundbreaking Greenline 45 Fly. This all-new model is already proving a hit, with 25 confirmed orders and production capacity doubling to two units per month. A smart combination offering of solar, electric, and hybrid propulsion coupled to conventional engines means Greenline can offer their customers a wide range of eco-friendly choices highly demanded in today’s climate aware buyers. The WSB team takes a closer look at this welcomed addition.
Greenline 45 Fly is unique in its sector, both in terms of its impressive variety of propulsion options and the choice between two extremely luxurious en-suite cabins with walk-in wardrobes, or a three-cabin layout with two spacious bathrooms.
Thanks to the fourth generation of Greenline’s game-changing diesel/electric/hybrid technology, no boat of this size offers the quiet, emission-free sustainable boating experience that the 45 Fly does.
The combination of solar panels, an in-line electric motor and inverter/charger mean that 230V AC is available at all times without the need to resort to a noisy generator.
A significant added benefit is totally silent, emission-free cruising for up to 30 nautical miles at 5 knots, perfect for inland navigation or approaching anchorages. To enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of life at sea, there is nothing like it.
The boat is equipped with domestic standard appliances including a full-size fridge/freezer, induction hob, oven and AC sockets so there is no need to use adaptors. Every Greenline model has mains AC power as standard (even non-hybrid versions) and the technology works constantly to maintain a stable feed of domestic energy without the need to resort to shore power or a generator.
Volvo Penta and Yanmar engines are available and, as standard, the boat is fitted with a pair of 220hp shaft drive diesel engines, upgradeable to twin 370hp shaft drive engines for a top speed of 25 knots.
For those craving higher performance and the ease of joystick control, the Volvo Penta IPS500 (twin 380hp) and IPS600 (twin 440hp) are available, the latter capable of 30 knots. The shaft drive and IPS hulls are built specifically for their drivetrain, ensuring optimum performance whichever propulsion choice is selected.
Renowned architects J&J Design are responsible for the exterior styling and naval architecture. Though Greenline 45 Fly may have a sporty profile and beautiful lines, it is a practical and spacious cruising yacht, ideal for extended stays on the water with family and friends.
Between the sheltered cockpit, comfortable foredeck, with its collapsible canopy for shade, and deep, well-proportioned flybridge, guests will always be able to find their perfect corner to relax in.
Options such as the transom galley with BBQ grill and sink, and the hi-lo bathing platform are practical additions, which also offer an invaluable connection to the water. Here there is also dedicated storage for water toys with the option of a hydraulic hatch to make access as easy as possible.
Onboard, a new partnership with lauded Italian superyacht designer Marco Casali of Too Design lends a stylish, sophisticated air to an interior that is filled with natural light, thanks to the liberal use of glass in the superstructure.
Greenline Yacht’s signature aft galley configuration links seamlessly with the cockpit and puts the cook in the heart of the action, whether they’re serving outdoor areas or the expansive internal dinette.
The 45 Fly is brimming with outstanding features, but the midships master suite is the ace up its sleeve. Fitted with a king-size island bed and flooded with natural light by its large hull windows, this cabin feels as if it has come from a class above.
The en-suite is large enough to incorporate a separate shower cubicle, but it’s the walk-in dressing room that really sets it apart from the competition. Fitted with hanging storage, drawers, bright spotlights and a dressing table, this is a slice of luxury unheard of on a craft this size.
Incredibly, in the standard layout configuration, guests in the forward VIP cabin have a similarly extravagant walk-in dressing area of their own, providing unrivalled levels of comfort for all on board.
The forward VIP has over 7ft (2.02m) of headroom and bathes in natural light, thanks to eye-level windows that align with the cut-outs in the forward bulwarks for stunning views across the water. Classy round portholes at bed-level offer ventilation without the need for turning on the air-conditioning.
Alternative deck layouts sacrifice the main cabin’s walk-in dressing rooms in order to make space for either a small double bed or pair of bunk beds and a sizeable wardrobe; three such generous cabins are a rarity on a boat of just 47ft 4in (14.43m).
Though up to six people can comfortably sleep aboard the 45 Fly, its safe, protected side decks and the door at the lower helm plus a bulwark gate mean it is very easy to handle for a couple or even single-handed if required.
Today’s increasing emphasis on climate change, recycling and eco-friendly products is a must for companies looking at long term sustainable business. Greenline yachts have embraced this and are leading the charge in the leisure boat industry. It seems strange to be talking about eco-conscious boats, we have been using the wind for hundreds of years but moving about on the water without having to rely on the wind is equally important for large transport ships to leisure boating. We commend and encourage all boat builders to embrace more eco-friendly propulsion systems, it will attract buyers!
45 Fly Specs:
LOA 14.43m (47ft 4in)
Beam 14.43m (14ft 8in) Displacement 13.5 tons
Engines Twin Volvo/Yanmar 220hp/320hp/370hp shaft or Volvo Penta IPS500/600 Top speed 30 knots (IPS600)
Electric top speed 6.5 knots
Electric cruise speed 5 knots for a range of 30nm CE cat. B