A flybridge is a type of motor boat with an upper helm station. These models generally measure upwards of 30ft long and are particularly popular in warmer climates, such as the Mediterranean.

Also known as a flying bridge in the USA, these models benefit from all-round visibility when berthing. Variants on the market include the sportsbridge, open and hardtop flybridge.

The design predates World War Two and often involves a more basic level of instrumentation on the upper helm than you would find on the lower helm.

Click the links below to read flybridge motor boat reviews from Motor Boat & Yachting magazine


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Bavaria R40

Fast and fuel efficient, thanks to the space saving benefits of sterndrives the Bavaria R40 packs a lot into 40 foot

Overblue 44

This 44ft flybridge is a serious departure from traditional boatbuilding that will shock traditionalists but inspire those willing to think outside the box

Azimut 72

In the Azimut 72, it’s great to find such an overtly glamorous flybridge cruiser with such terrific practical detailing

The Galeon 420 Fly feels planted and solid in shaftdrive guise

The Galeon 420 Fly offers a huge amount of customisation - including the choice between shafts, sterndrives and IPS pods - solid build quality and a keen price, we put…

We hit a top speed of 37 knots on test

The first model from the Plymouth yard built from the hull upwards to be a sportsbridge, the Princess S65 could be the best example of genre yet

Prestige 680 in the Bay of Kotor

The Prestige 680 goes into battle against some seriously talented rivals with an inspired layout and impressive value for money on its side

Dominator 800

You rarely hear ‘custom boatbuilding’ and ‘affordable prices’ mentioned in the same breath, but the Dominator 800 has achieved that

Sea Ray L650

Aimed towards European tastes, can the Sea Ray L650 take the fight to the big names on this side of the pond?

Jeanneau Velasco 37F

The Jeanneau Velasco 37F proves to be a seriously practical and well-rounded flybridge cruiser

Princess 68

With an interior to die for and sparkling performance, the Princess 68 looks to be the whole package

Sealine F380

Motor Boats Monthly tested the brand new Sealine F380 out on the Baltic Sea


Our rating:  90%

Sealine F380

The Sealine F380 is the first new Sealine since the takeover by Hanse Group


If anyone can add excitement to the functional 40ft flybridge market, it's the Italian yard


An impressive master cabin on a 45-footer separates this boat from the competition

bavaria virtess 420 review test video

Germany takes on the establishment as Bavaria launches its first flybridge cruiser.

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How the new Pro epithet has given this tough old seadog a new lease of life


The Sealine F48 is classy, customisable and a real contender for the flybridge crown