PHOTOS: VOLVO PENTA
LUXURY YACHT-BUILDER SEALINE has created its largest boat yet – the F530 flybridge yacht – and has chosen Volvo Penta IPS to power it.
In accordance with Sealine’s ethos of combining clever styling with practical design, the 53ft vessel is spacious and has exceptional performance. The F530 made its UK debut at the Southampton Boat Show Sept 16-25.
“We wanted to create a home away from home that would appeal to families and people who want to be able to use it at any time,” says HanseGroup (owning Sealine) Product Manager Andrea Zambonini. “The flybridge is like a large terrace, and in the main deck we have lots of glass and optional doors which make the boat enjoyable all year round.”
The F530 has three cabins. A mechanism on the helm seat allows it to pivot backwards and be used as a chaise longue. It is available with Volvo Penta’s eight-litre diesel engine and three propulsion system options: twin D8-IPS800s (600hp), IPS700s (550hp) or IPS600s (435hp). It has a top speed of 31 knots and is equipped with Volvo Penta’s Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) for full boat function management, along with a 16-inch pioneering Glass Cockpit System screen which enables the operator to customise navigation and control layouts as desired.
Sealine’s F530 has been nominated for a European Powerboat of the Year 2017 award for powerboats of more than 45ft.