Sealine will be previewing its much-anticipated F42 at Southampton this year

Sealine has announced that it will be debuting its F42 flybridge motorcruiser at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

The F42 comes with joystick-controlled Volvo IPS engines and Sealine says it offers “unrivalled space for entertaining.”

The F42 replaces the F42/5 and includes the extended flybridge design that the builder first introduced on its F46 last year. The new hull is based on the design developed for the SC47 and F46.

A large wraparound windscreen and a skylight in the master cabin are just two design concepts that aim to provide extra light on the F42.

Prices start at around £ 313,000 for the standard model (excluding VAT) when fitted with twin Volvo Penta IPS500s. The boat will also be available with twin Volvo Penta IPS600 engines.