Not only is the Greenline 48 Fly Hybrid an exciting fresh release for 2023, it’s a leap forward in hybrid diesel-electric technology.
Powered by two types of engines, the 48 Fly can use its twin Yanmar 8LV, 370-hp diesel powertrains to sprint up to about 25-30 knots when needed, then rely on its two whisper-quiet electric motors to reach cruising speeds of 4 to 6.5 knots over a 20 nautical-mile range. In addition, a single charge of the boat’s lithium-polymer 40 kWh batteries lasts about three hours, but this range can be extended with use of the diesel engines, which act as generators during use. There is even a 700-watt array of solar panels on the coach roof for emissions-free recharging.
The 48, with a layout by J&J Design, is considered the flagship of the Greenline family of hybrid yachts, which first hit the market in 2009. While its nearly silent and earth-friendly operations are among its key attributes, the vessel does have some strikingly posh standard accommodations, such as dark laminate floors in the salon, a choice of teak veneer and upholstery colors in all furniture, and wooden Venetian blinds in golden oak or white oak.
The cockpit is wide and spacious, featuring a forward-facing teak bench seat and remote-controlled transom platform extender to create extra entertaining space for up to eight people. Inside the open-layout salon is a U-shaped sofa to port, a dinette table with foldable flaps, and an option for a Miele 48-bottle wine chiller. The salon, cockpit, and cabins are also equipped with a Fusion Apollo sound system, LED TVs, and satellite TV connections. The helm, forward of the salon, comes standard with a suite of Simrad navigation equipment, such as chartplotters, autopilot, and bow thruster controls, plus many other available options.
The starboard aft galley is equipped with a full-size refrigerator and freezer, a microwave with grill function, and an induction cooktop, all of which can be powered by the rechargeable batteries and solar panels. Sheltered, unobstructed side decks also provide plenty of room to move from the sun pad at the bow all the way to the stern. Up top, the flybridge is one of the largest offered by Greenline, featuring a portside helm station, a wet bar with a grill, a U-shaped settee, teak tables, and a sunbathing platform.
The cabins of the 48 Fly are arrayed in efficient, convertible layouts, with options for three or four cabins. The forward owner’s cabin has an en suite head and stand-up shower compartment, plus two berths that can be positioned together into one bed. The two or three aft guest cabins have access to their own heads
But performance may be the most unique aspect of the 48 Fly Hybrid. According to Greenline, operating the vessel will burn as little fossil fuel as a sailing yacht over a typical boating season and up to four times less than a twin-engine yacht of the same size.
Specs & Info
LOA 49’2’ · Beam 15’9’ · Draft 3’1”
396 gal. / 174 gal. / 42 gal.
Twin Yanmar 8LV, 370-hp Diesel Powertrain
(Operate in Tandem with Solar Power & Lithium-Polymer 40 kWh Batteries)
Greenline Hybrid Yachts NW
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