Greenline 48 Hybrid will be the flagship before the Ocean Class range

The Greenline 48 Hybrid will head up the Greenline range when it hits the water in the autumn.

The 49ft flybridge will be the largest in the Greenline line up before you get to the likes of the 70 in the Ocean Class range.

To those who know Greenline, the look will be familiar with the trademark upright bow and covered side decks. The 48 wears the Greenline DNA well though, and we think it’s the best looking boat the yard has made to date.

Also familiar is the diesel electric hybrid propulsion system, first seen on the 33. The system links two diesel engines – either Volvo D3 220s, D4 300s or Cummins 380s – to twin 14kw electric motors.

This means you can run silently on electric power up to a max speed of 6 knots with a 20 mile range at 4 knots. After this the diesel engines kick in with the largest 380hp engines pushing the 48 to 23 knots flat out.

Solar panels can also be added to the package to supplement charging of the 46kWh lithium battery pack.  

Technological wizardry aside the 48 looks to be a comfortable and practical 50ft cruiser. The saloon is enhanced by significant amounts of glass meaning great views out and loads of natural light in. The sociable galley-aft layout means serving the decks and flybridge is easy.

Interestingly, below decks the master cabin is forward with a pair of ensuite twins amidships in place of the ubiquitous full-beam master cabin.

The forward master can be had with either a fixed double berth or scissor-action variants which transform the space from a double to a twin can in seconds. The master also gets a split shower room and toilet.

We look forward to completing a full sea trial near October.

Data
Length 49ft (15m)
Beam 15ft 1in (4.8m)
Engines Twin diesel (Volvo D3 220/D4 300/Cummins QSB 6.7 380) and twin 14kw electric drive
Top speed 23 knots (Cummins 380hp)
Berths 6 + 2
Diesel max range @ 7 knots 1,000 miles
Electric max range @ 4 knots 20 miles
Price from €418,900

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