Sealine’s new F46...

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Sealine’s new F46...


This flybridge motorcruiser shows the way the Brunswick-owned British yard intends developing its F-Series. The contemporary flavour is consistent with all Sealine’s recent launches – namely the T60 Aura motoryacht and SC47 and SC35 sports-yachts. The F46 model debut will be at SIBS ’09 in early September. Check out all the renderings.

JUNE 2009

The F46 has an open plan feel throughout. Each area of the boat seamlessly connects, from the cockpit down to the lower deck. The boat’s designers say they have paid particular attention to space and light throughout.
The saloon and aft deck have been designed as one large entertainment area. They are separated by a set of bi-folding double glass doors, but the furniture in both are complementary.
The saloon area has symmetrical L-shaped seating to port and starboard; then there’s space to seat six in the cockpit. Two skylights on the fly deliver natural light to the main saloon below. The link from main deck to lower deck is also brightened by an atrium-style skylight beneath the windshield. The galley sits opposite a raised diner, directly under that atrium.
The large forward cabin has separate shower and head compartments and of course the full-beam master cabin also has an ensuite facilities, as well as a chaise-longue.
The flybridge with its curved wrap around windscreen is a much larger space than on any other comparable model on the market at the moment. Note the quarter buttresses necessary to support it all. They may obstruct side views from the aft deck, but will also deliver a little more intimacy to the area, which will probably be a benefit when moored stern-to in marina or quay.
The hull comes in a choice of colours – white, yellow, brown and blue – with the pillars in the distinctive dark brown. The interior is characterised by natural textures – walnut veneers, leathers and linens in ivory and duck-egg blue, plus accents of plum, chocolate and lime green.
The F46 makes use of the same hull as the SC47 which launched at SIB ‘08. The wide beam not only delivers plenty of internal volume and good predictable cruising performance throughout its speed range, but also boosts stability. An automatic trim tab system maintains trim angle, while an integrated stern lifting surface reduces the planing hump angles and increases acceleration.
This proven hull form was designed specifically for pod drives, whether Volovo Penta’s IPS or Cummins MerCruiser Zeus. This in turn is complimented with a joystick docking system available from both the lower and upper helm.
As an example, retail prices in the UK for the F46 with twin 480hp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel QSB5.9/Zeus pods begin at £399,950, excluding tax.

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